Old 02-21-14, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tsappenfield View Post
So that all sounds pretty depressing. If you don't have $10,000 to lay out, not much of a chance. Oh well, as a retired 71 year old on a fixed retirement income, I have to start somewhere. As my wife likes to say, "It's about the journey; not the destination." Pickle ball is starting to look better though. I wonder if there is a forum.
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I think you can use your current bike, add a fast forward seat post, clip on bars and get some used wheels all for less than $1000. You don't need to win States to qualify just be in the top 4. The number of entrants greatly decreases the older you are so you have a really good chance just by taking an interest! I'd suggest doing it this year just to get familiar with the event and if you don't make it you'll know what you need to do to get into the tier that does.
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