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    Hi from the foothills of the Adirondacks

    After deciding not to give in to my age (63) and out of shapeness I decided to give cycling a whirl. Cripes, I hadn't ridden for well over 40 years and I was scared. Well anyway I had a friend who works at Blue Sky bicycle shop in Saratoga Springs NY and he spent over two hours with me helping me decide on what to ride and how the bike should fit me. Bought a beautiful Specialized Cross Trail because my riding would be a combination of pavement and dirt/hard pack roads here in Galway NY. To make a long story short, I found that I wasn't in as bad of shape as I thought. And the gearing on my bike made it possible to keep going even on some pretty steep terrain. Now I'm thrilled with how I'm feeling and I can't wait for the next ride. My longest distance so far has been just over 20 miles but before you start to snicker, I've only been riding for a couple of weeks. I'm pretty darned pleased

    Well, nice to meet you all!

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    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on discovering cycling again - you're making good progress!
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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
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    Congrats and welcome to BikeForums.
    There are a lot of "older" cyclists here (I'm 64). Many of them hang out in the 50+ forum, but for the life of me I don't know why.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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