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Old 09-22-04, 08:32 PM   #1
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Greetings from Ottawa, Canada

Just before my fiftieth, I decided it was now or never to take up cycling. I knew I wasn't getting any younger, and the body felt creaky. I am particularly interested of hearing from those my age and older about their touring experiences, and dealing with the aging body. It is amazing how much younger I feel after four years of cycling! Began some modest touring this summer, with a one night two day trip, then two nights three days, that took me to Cornwall Ontario/Masena, NY, then along the St. Lawrence to Ogdensburg, and back to Ottawa, a total of 325 kilometers. My only regret is that I didn't start this many years ago. I must admit that I am currently recovering from an overuse injury, having pulled my achilles tendon. I believe it was because I had my seat adjust too high. It has only inspired me more, however, as I have gone to physio, am learning new exercises, and doing what I can at the gym to rejuvenate and heal. My goal for next summer is to cycle around Lake Ontario. Most importantly though, I believe I must ensure that I pace myself. It is essential that I do what I can to avoid re-injury. I simply love touring to much to put myself out of commission like I have been the last few weeks. To put it simply, I just love seeing the world from the seat of my bicycle, and hope to see a lot more of it. Every time I read another cycling tourist story, I want to go there.
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Old 09-23-04, 09:28 AM   #2
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In 1986 I rode to Ottawa and back with my son, he was 17. My 15 yr old daughter went by train. We camped at le Breton Flats for a week, and had a great time cycling around Ottawa.
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Old 09-23-04, 02:20 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums from another over 50 type person! A tour around Lake Erie? Sounds like fun! Did you know you will get an even better view from the seat of a recumbent? Going down the road on any bike and enjoying the scenery is always fun.

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I am particularly interested of hearing from those my age and older about their touring experiences, and dealing with the aging body. It is amazing how much younger I feel after four years of cycling!

Welcome.

There are a whole bunch of more mature cyclists that frequent this forum. If you haven't already, you might want to check out the following:


Who Is 50 And Over? Forum?

Special Thread For 50+yo Bicyclists

We are trying to get Joe to give us our own forum. How about it, Joe?

Enjoy
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