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    Is it too late?

    Hi! Alfred here. I am pushing 45 years old and I would like to try biking as a way to spend time with my daughter. Is it too late for me to start on it? I do hope that I get as much information as I can from this forum before I actually go out and buy a bike.

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    Welcome Alfred to Bike Forums.
    I started road riding at age 65.
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    I started at 58, Have ridden tens of thousands of miles since then. I am 70.5 yo.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    I started just before turning 45 so your good to go but watch out for the bug.

    I started out on a Walmart mountain bike just to do something to help stay in shape. I've been riding for just over 2 years now and can't get enough. I moved up to a Hybrid because of the miles I was putting in. I'm now ready to move up to a full road bike when I get back to the states; cannot wait.

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    I started at 55+. I'm now 65 and love riding. Great way to lose weight, stay in shape, make your doctor happy, meet other people, challenge yourself, and spend loads of money. Its addictive.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

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    Nope, it's actually, "about time" I'll be 55 in Aug., I got back into riding as we couldn't afford a car anymore so we got rid of it. I too bought a "Wal-Mart" MTB and the cheapest "kiddy pull along trailer" and started riding again in Sept. 08. The Mrs. and I now own Jamis MTB's that we "converted" to be road/touring machines and really enjoy the freedom away from "car payments and Insurance". So no, it's not to late to start, just "take it easy", give yourself goals of short rides (start with a couple of miles every day you can ride), then work your way up to 5, 10, 15, 20, then it's even better from there! I'd recommend one of the the "Fitness Hybrids" as the comfort bikes are great BUT, you will surely "out grow" it quickly and the "fitness hybrid" will last you and do many different kinds of riding. Most of all ENJOY!! BTW, DON'T buy a Wal-Mart or sporting good store bike, do yourself a HUGE favor and find a good local Bicycle Shop, get them to "FIT" the bike to YOU and you will "thank yourself" everytime you get on it and RIDE. jmho, ymmv.
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    One post on the 23rd, no more posts. A "hit and run" poster. Don't waste your time responding!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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