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    Older Newbie from the Old North State

    Greetings ... I'm 62 mad am ready to get back in the saddle after a good 18 year rest. My wife and I bought some nice Trek hybrid/commuter bikes a couple if years ago and promptly turned them into garage art. While they are impressive hanging on the garage wall, they are not helping me reach my goal of getting my doctor off my back.

    At my last physical, my doctor said that I am in good health but I am fat. Yep, she said the "f" word. I am not going to take up running and I enjoyed biking back in the day so I'm going back to riding. I'm happy to have found this forum and hope to use the info and stories here to keep me motivated.

    I'll be taking my first tide in about 10 hours. Wish me luck! Good to be here.

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    Senior Member mcmoose's Avatar
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    Trek hybrids make much better kinetic road art than static garage art.

    Hope you have a great ride!

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    mcmoose ... you are quite right. Thanks for improving my art appreciation level. I think I'll paint an outline of the bike on the wall where it hangs now and title it, "this is not a bike."

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums. Glad you're getting back on the bike.
    Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the other old timers. I'm one of them. I'm 69.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon 105

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF and back to cycling! Remember the sage words of some old philosopher who once said “The most difficult part of any bike ride is getting onto the bike.” I also deal with age and weight issues and I’ve found that once I get the bike rolling, the rest of it is comparatively easy. Getting started is >90% of the difficulty for me.

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    Sixty-two is the new 42. Get on your bike, ride and have fun.
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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    Senior Member Deal4Fuji's Avatar
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    Fatdog you're another rider I might see in the near future, maybe on the greenways. I'm in Kinston but I have a brother in Raleigh & another in Chapel Hill, and daughters at State & Peace, so we plan on doing some family biking this spring. I'm 56 and looking to drop some weight too. Hope your ride went well yesterday.

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