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    Returned to Cycling for Health and Fun

    Hello,

    I'm a 57 year old man who has gotten back into cycling after surviving some some serious health problems. I use to ride seriously in the 80's but haven't paid much attention to the sport since then. My favorite bike is my Raleigh Twenty which I've heavily modified. I also own a Jamis hard frame MTB. I rode a 25 mile rail trail with my son on it this summer and hope to do much more this year.
    My initial push to return to cycling was for health reasons but I'd forgotten how much fun cycling is.

    Nick

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Hi Nick,

    Welcome to Bikeforums! Many of us here returned to cycling in middle life. Bikeforums is a great place for information and support.

    Cheers,

    Barrettscv
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    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF and back to cycling!

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    Oh geeze, I was the same way. I left cycling for many reasons, one being because of my messed up back. But I was able to get things just right to where I can ride now with the back issues I have. We have a cool section called 50+ that sometimes deals with the things we face as we get into middle age. Lots to learn in there.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums. I got back into cycling when I was 55. I'm now 69 and have loved every mile I've ridden in the past 14 years.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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