Current bike is a Gary Fisher Aquila MTB (1996??); had it since new. Looking to buy a good (but not HUGELY expensive) touring bike. Gotta save the $$$. I'm in real estate.
Glad to make everyone's acquaintance. New here, not new to bicycling. I've ridden since I was about 6 (I'm 66 now), and I've owned a fairly decent assortment of bikes. Of course, I owned an old Schwinn or 3 (a newspaper bike=beach cruiser to all of you), an old 3 speed, (several bikes which must not be mentioned, in between) and then a Super LeTour (late 70's), which one of my many children used as a rockhopper (adios, friendly bike), and now a Gary Fisher Aquila (1996, I think), which I purchased new, and has given excellent service on the trails and streets around San Diego. Since my kids are grown, I still have that one, and will keep it. Looking now, at the advanced age of 66, to get a touring bike and "go somewhere." I like biking better than any other exercise, and MUCH prefer it to jogging, since you can actually "go places" in less than a day, and arrive mostly-clothed.
Can't bike to work, since I'm a real estate broker, but I used to, every day, in another life. THAT is fun (especially when there's a traffic jam, and a sidewalk, but that's another story).
Glad to meet everyone on the forum, and I wish all of you an excellent day.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Welcome to Bike Forums Steve.
I too am 66. No longer commuting by bike. I'm retired.
Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the other old timers.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle