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    csm37bde csm37bde's Avatar
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    New to biking and the forum.....

    Hey guys. I'm new to biking and the forum. Reading this forum is such a great motivator! I'm a Clydesdale and over 50 (59 actually). My wife and I started riding last summer using a couple of retail bikes. This summer we bought two Globe Hybrids with 700x38 wheels at our LBS. They were very helpful in fitting us to the right bikes. Rode in a 25 miler recently in the very hilly Cuyahoga Valley area here in Ohio and we felt great once done. Next year will be even easir onc ethe weight comes off. I retired from the Army in 1999 and put on a lot of weight. Now that we are riding on a regular basis and the rides are getting longer the weight is starting to come off. I've read a lot of the forum and it is a great motivator for me. Us fat/old (6'1 and 270) guys can still get out there.
    CJ

    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF.

    59 is not old! I'm 64 and still a kid.

    After you get the weight off you'll be trading those Globes for FAST road bikes.

    And stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the "old farts".
    Last edited by RonH; 08-20-09 at 12:22 PM.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Welcome to Bike Forums. I bet those new hybrid bikes feel great compared to your old ones. Congrations on the 25 miles, too!
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