Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Noob who wants her mojo back

    Hello,

    I am trying to re-learn bike riding for family fun but have lost my mojo. I'm over the hill and also scared of all hills but remember loving to bike when I was a kid. I bought a mountain bike but I hate the hand brakes!! I know it's pathetic but I miss the old coaster brakes and I'm not sure I can retrain my brain or body to learn handbrakes. I'm hoping this forum will help me get out there on some kind of bike just so I can be with my kid and hubby for family fun.

  2. #2
    DEK
    DEK is offline
    Senior Member DEK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Tampa, FL.
    My Bikes
    '11 Felt Z85, '72 Motobecane Grand Record
    Posts
    1,583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the forums. To me, the best way to overcome the fear is to go out and try. Your body and mind will learn faster than you think.

  3. #3
    Warning:Annoying to jerks RaleighSport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    STS
    My Bikes
    Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Raleigh Team Technium, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2
    Posts
    5,816
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome aboard! I wouldn't be too worried, I recently rejoined biking and was dealing with very minor hills on a VERY heavy 3 speed and was thinking to myself... this is just too much, but within a week or two it became basic again. There's both a hybrid and a mountain biking set of forums as well for any specific info you might want.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  4. #4
    Cactus Hobbit GeoBigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sonora, Texas
    My Bikes
    Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc, Specialized Roubaix Expert
    Posts
    1,659
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Howdy and welcome to the forums!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •