Started riding this year after 45 years of being off the bike. Doc said bring BP down before surgery in June so i started by dragging out my daughters old fully suspended mountain bike that she had left behind. Started in April. Lost 20 pounds, BP of 117/70 51 BPM day of surgery(rode just about every day). Now i am hooked. Bought an old road bike for $80.00 Sears free spirit, alpine gearing, 34 pounds which is now my beater bike. On the way back from buying this i stopped at a yards sale and bought a Bianchi sport sx celeste with biopace for $25.00. All this just 10 days after surgery. Now i ride about 100 miles a week. Last month and this month i did a metric century on the last Wednesday of the month. I am building up my base cadence and have recorded 22mph for 10 miles. I am 64 and weigh 190 pounds. I need to get to 170. I have logged 1624 miles to date.
Welcome to BF.
You ride to much, too fast for an old guy.
I sure hope you don't buy a new bike.
New bikes are fun.
I ride the Los Angeles river bed(lower half from the Rio Hondo river bed) to Shoreline Village, Seal Beach and to Huntington Beach and back to my home.
Nice area. I enjoyed that area last August riding from Julian to San Diego, San Clemente, then Long Beach and to LA.
Originally Posted by LAriverRat
Nice vistas riding the beach route with some weather. A little wind, clouds and sun makes for a great ride no matter how far or fast. Riding every M-W-F allows me to notice the change in wild life, birds and insects and the people who watch them.
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