Just discovered this forum a few days ago. I especially like the 50+ category. It's fun to read about and relate to other old fogey cyclists like myself (61). Hope I can get some good info and advice here. I live in the mountains of southern Calif. and enjoy both mountain and road biking. But lately, I've been slacking off (now I can really blame it on the weather). So hopefully, participating in this forum will increase my motivation to ride more often. I suppose I could use this to obsess over some of the aches, pains and medical problems we all acquire as we get older. But then, I would rather talk about doing a century under 5 hrs - not that I ever will mind you, but it's fun to think about. Now, if I can only find a comfortable saddle.....
I live in Wrightwood about 30 miles northwest of San Bernardino off the Cajon Pass. If you have ever gone to Vegas via the I 15, you would have passed the turn off (Hwy138) to Wrightwood. A beautiful place to ride when there's not 2-3 ft of snow on the ground. Summer's are great though for both road and mountain biking, just have to love climbing! If I want a fairly flat ride, I usually drive down to the valley below (Rancho Cucamonga) and start there. But, I'm still trying to figure out how to get chains on bike tires (mountain knobbies don't work very well on black ice).
Lynskey Cooper CX and a Trek Rumblefish - my retirement presents to me
I'm only 55 myself so take this youngsters advice with a grain of salt
After trying many I have found the Selle Italia ProLink saddle the most comfortable for me. But of course a saddle is a very personal choice. if you have a good lbs take your bike there and have them set you up with some different saddles to try.
I know how important comfort has become at my tender age, so I can only imagine how important it is at your age - he he.
Funny that you are from wrightwood.I was stationed at George AFB.spent 4 years there.use to go up to wrightwood just to get to the mountains.you are right it is beutiful country.especialy in that part of cali.I never knew untill the last couple of years the popularity of cycling in that part of the world.(all the mountain biking events) and such.
guess ya learn something new every day.
Good to have ya here. enjoy