Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The boonies of the Gold Country, CA
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Newbie from Northern CA
Hi, all. I found the forum by Googling for info on a Puegeot Mojave. There's one being given away on a local Freecycle list. I'm still debating on whether to try to get it. I was a very active cyclist in my teens, but wrecked my knee. Took it back up in my late twenties for commuting, but wrecked my knee again. Too many steep hills, and an ankle that pronates badly. I knew about the problem, but never could get any adjustments right. Now I'm in my late fifties, and wondering if I can deal with cycling again without wrecking my knee again. I'm a retired firefighter and recently diagnosed diabetic, and I need to get back into shape, and thinking cycling would be a fun and practical way to do it. But I live in the Sierra foothills, steep hills abound, and I don't know if my knee can handle it. I'm walking some, but walking's just to slow to be a practical way to get anywhere. I live a long way out in the sticks, far away from most anything.
I do have an old Motobecane road bike that's been following me around for years, that my son managed to lose some of the hardware for the rear brake, so isn't instantly ridable. But it's a 23" frame (I'm only 5'7"), a little big for me, and that may have been part of the problem with my knee. The Puegeot with it's 18" frame would be a better fit, and probably a more practical bike for the area.
I tend to be a lurker, but will post if I think I have anything to contribute, or as a last resort if I've got a problem to solve. So don't expect to see too many more posts from me, but I'll be around.