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Old 07-28-17, 09:35 AM
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Easy does it

I have been biking it everywhere for the last 2 yrs. Little at a time. I look for the safest roads and stay in range of under 5-6 miles from home. Its helped me in so many ways to use my 1979 Trek 710 for my main source of transport. I have learned some important things about common sense and riding by not acting like I'm 25. Thanks
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Old 07-28-17, 09:49 AM
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Your Trek sounds like a sweet ride. You distance mirrors sort of what I do - 4.5 miles for a 9 mile r/t to be exact, and mostly on a MUT though I have to ride about a mile each way of that on fairly quiet (though in an industrial area) roads to get there. I'm mostly beyond acting like a 25 year old, but not completely. LOL!
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Old 07-28-17, 10:06 AM
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I loved being 25, if I remember rightly.
5-6 miles from home? How do you take a ride longer than 12 miles? Ride circles? I agree the bike can be liberating (in some sense of the word).

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edit: 26 was much better, i got off military active duty. And Vietnam was over.
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Old 07-28-17, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
I loved being 25, if I remember rightly.
Me to. There are parts of 25 y.o. I wouldn't mind doing over.
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Old 07-28-17, 05:11 PM
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It is gratifying to find, accept and appreciate one's own, individual approach to cycling.., including riding long, fast and hard. There is something to be said for all approaches.
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Old 07-28-17, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceblue View Post
I have been biking it everywhere for the last 2 yrs. Little at a time. I look for the safest roads and stay in range of under 5-6 miles from home. Its helped me in so many ways to use my 1979 Trek 710 for my main source of transport. I have learned some important things about common sense and riding by not acting like I'm 25. Thanks

Great way to begin, but now that you're 2 years into it, you can start extending your distances a bit.
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Old 07-29-17, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Iceblue View Post
...not acting like I'm 25.
+1

I'm happier now than at 25. A little common sense goes a long way.

I also feel like I'm 25, after the endorphins kick in during my rides. First thing in the morning...not so much.
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Old 07-29-17, 09:47 PM
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If I didn't ride like I was 25, I wouldn't have nearly as much fun.
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Old 07-29-17, 09:59 PM
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For me, it's more like riding like I did in my early 30s.

Happily ... I'm getting back there again!
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Old 07-29-17, 11:59 PM
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Let's see...at 25 I broke an hour in a 40k (triathlon), under 430 in a century, was 40 pounds lighter, could wear a speedo... (Bob Segers like a rock should be playing in the background).
That would be 1988 for me. Had a steel pinarello and I felt like I was made of steel too.
I don't feel old yet, just heavy, once I lose 40 pounds I'll be back in the game.

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Old 07-30-17, 08:47 AM
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You're right.

[QUOTE=Machka;19752664]Great way to begin, but now that you're 2 years into it, you can start extending your distances a bit. :
The beginnings of that have started. My first 10 mile out ride comes this month.
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Old 07-30-17, 11:05 AM
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Somebody in another thread, post #33
http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1116119-interesting-article-why-bikes-will-take-over.html

said that only young people cycle and that old people if they had the choice would rather drive. Looks like us over fifty feel young because we choose to cycle.
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