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Old 07-21-09, 11:47 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-21-09, 01:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on discovering cycling again - you're making good progress!
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Old 07-21-09, 03:30 PM   #3
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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.
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