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    New@52
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    New at 52

    My son wants me to start riding with him, so at 52 I bought my first mountain bike. The last bike I knew how to shift had 3 speeds. Things have changed! I bought a Trek bike with disk brakes because there are a lot of hills in Seattle.

    My other goal is to lose weight. My doctor said I had to lose 100 pounds within 2 years. This is going to be one of my exercise types, along with walking and stair climbing. I used to play football, so I know what's involved in getting in shape. I've just neglected it for 30 years, and I'm regretting that.


    -- LouieInSeattle

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF.

    I started riding again in 1999. Got serious in 2000 after corporate downsizing. When I started I weighed ~240 pounds. I've been 185-190 pounds since June 2004. I'm now 60 years old and commute year round, 4-5 days a week. I ride hard on the weekends and enjoy hills. Hills are your friend.

    If I can do it, so can you. Good luck.
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    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
    * * 2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time. * *

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

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    do enough biking and exersize and you may not lose 100 lbs but the flabby stuff on the body will turn to steel! Good Luck.
    Great that you have a son that wants to ride with you and you're son is lucky to have a dad willing to do it. Enjoy the time togeather.

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