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Old 05-09-12, 07:08 AM   #1
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Florida, year-round mostly easy biking

Now I'm 65. When I was younger, about 1971 a friend and I trained on the roads (no bike shoulder) for a round-trip out west. He was to bike from Milw. to Madison to meet me and start the trip. He never made it. Turned out his kneecap had a curvy track instead of a straight one, so as he pedaled . . . The doc said he shouldn't ride a bike any more.

Madison is where my first bike, a Peugot, was stolen. It's also where I used to ride year-round. No bike lane. snow plowed high between parked cars, road covered with salt and sand . . . I must have had a cloak of invincibility.

Now I'm in Florida and retired (moved here in 1984). Last summer I hiked for a week on the C&O Canal. I met my son, who was doing the AT, in Harper's Ferry. This year I plan on round-tripping the C&O/GAP by bike (resupplying when hiking is less convenient), covering about 22 miles a day (kindofa cruise compared to the 30-50+ miles/day of cyclocampers I met last year). I also misplaced my cloak of invincibility so I must throw caution to the wind.
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Old 05-09-12, 07:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, Strider8, and thanks for sharing some of your cycling history. Visitors to the forums come from all walks of life and ages and enjoy a variety of cycling, from touring to racing to commuting--the one thing we have in common is two wheels (oops, apologies to the unicyclists). Your upcoming trip sounds great. Keep peddling.
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Hello Strider8,

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What bike are you using for the tour?
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Specialized Crossroads I gather that they don't make it any more. It's about 12 years old . . . younger than me.
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