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    New here -- in Denver Colorado

    I just got started bicycling again after more than 20 years. I'm well over 50 and bought myself a legacy-style Schwinn 7 speed -- mostly because I knew it would bear my not inconsiderable weight. It was a present to myself with my tax refund.

    I was active in my 20s, 30s and partway into my 40s, until I married: dancing, playing music and training in aikido. My knees started to give out in my late 40s and I stopped being so physically active.

    Right now, I have modest goals -- firstly: to bike to the light rail to get to one of the downtown stations and then bike to work. I'm hoping to be able to bike directly to work by "Bike to Work Day" in late June.

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    Welcome to BF, Fionnula, hope we can help you in your cycling interests here. We have some forums you should check into, The Clydesdale and Athena Forum has many others with weight loss/control as their main reason for cycling, and the 50+ Forum where I like to hang out most of the time. You'll find some helpful and friendly people there, try to check in to these and out other forums.

    Bill
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    "We can't control that we have Parkinson's, but we can control how we live with Parkinson's" Davis Phinney

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Cheers fionnula, welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Senior Member ka0use's Avatar
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    welcome from arvada!
    i'm with ya on the weight problem. i think gravity increases as we get older, thus slowing us down...
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