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Old 09-27-12, 07:32 AM   #1
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newbie from KS

Hello all, I am returning to bicycles after a 45 abscence, bought my first ever new bike yesterday. I picked up a Giant Sedona ST, looking to get started reasonably inexpensive. I am in fairly good shape for my age, just dealing with a little high bp and don't care to go on medication, so am hoping this takes care of it. Have been on motorcycles all my life, so I love riding, just new to bicycles and, got to say, they have come a long way! Anyone have any advice for a newbie to the sport? I just want to get in better shape and enjoy the road. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-27-12, 08:17 AM   #2
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Advice? Get out an ride and have fun.

I'm 67 (coming up on 68) and there are lots of others on here older than me. I see you've already found the 50+ forum. Lots of good advice there for "older" riders.
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Hi Oldfeller and welcome to bf. Yep, just keep it fun. I am 53 and I know a couple of guys even older than RonH that are pretty fast. Course I am just plain slow.
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Hey Old guy from Kansas, I live in Las Vegas now but lived in Manhattan and then Barber County way back when. Riding bikes is a good step in the right direction for your BP. I was in decent enough shape, but the cardio vascular needed improvement. Now I pride myself on hearing the nurse ask what 20 year old did I steal the BP and heart rate from. I do 3-5 decent rides a week. 60-120 minutes a ride. Plus getting outside is great for clearing the brain. Welcome aboard! 58 y.o. here.
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Dang, I am the youngster around here.
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Hey Old guy from Kansas, I live in Las Vegas now but lived in Manhattan and then Barber County way back when. Riding bikes is a good step in the right direction for your BP. I was in decent enough shape, but the cardio vascular needed improvement. Now I pride myself on hearing the nurse ask what 20 year old did I steal the BP and heart rate from. I do 3-5 decent rides a week. 60-120 minutes a ride. Plus getting outside is great for clearing the brain. Welcome aboard! 58 y.o. here.
I was born in Manhattan when my Dad was in school there. I currently live in Leavenworth County, lots of good rural roads to ride. Looking forward to getting in better shape!
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