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Getting back out.

Old 04-14-21, 08:48 AM
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Getting back out.

Going for my first bike run on the road for over a year this evening.

Is it normal to be this apprehensive?

Prior to lockdown, I regularly rode 20 to 30 miles no problem. Never gave going out on the road a 2nd thought.

Now, having turned 55, put on about 3 stones and lost all of my fitness, I am scared....not sure if this is something that others have experienced?

Thankfully, I am going out with my buddy, she has been a keen cyclist for years and was her that got me in to the sport.

I will let you know how it goes....
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Yes, let us know how it goes. Being apprehensive on roads with cars is for sure normal. If you weren’t apprehensive, you might be more at risk of having a crash. Bike handling skills take practice. Gaining fitness takes regular work - I’m not sure how much weight “ represent but the sooner you get out there, the sooner your weight loss/calorie burning will begin.

it is good that you have a riding buddy and that is a keen cyclist, what a great resource!

I forget how to be a good rider when I don’t ride but it comes back the more you do it. I’m back in the “Clydesdale” category and have just under 400 miles on the year which is about where I want to be for mid April.
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Take a deep breath. Blow it out slowly. Now go outside and go for a bike ride. A bike ride is fun, right? As soon as you start pedaling you'll remember, and everything will be all right.
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Cheers guys...

It wasnt as bad as I had anticipated. Only did few miles, 7 in total. But, felt OK. Went back out next doy on my own.

Was me letting my doubts take over. Fell better.

Onwards and upwards!
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