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How Long You Been Riding ???

Old 01-05-21, 06:24 PM
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How Long You Been Riding ???

Just got the idea from another thread where a guy says his son got him into riding. I could do a search for a past thread but it may be mostly members from the past so this is a refresher.

Now that it is 2021, it is 25 consecutive non stop years for me. Highest year was 7300 miles. Best century challenge was 23 centuries in one year. I'm just a fun recreational rider.

I've ridden bikes all my life since 4 years old. But as a sport and recreation, 25 years. Total would be 44 years on a bike.

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Old 01-05-21, 06:32 PM
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Going on 26 years now...
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Old 01-05-21, 06:48 PM
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I have been riding since I was 7 years old. I will be 65 this year...do the math.
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Not sure exactly how long. Was very little when I started. Roughly forty years now, I think.
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About 10 years old to now, 69 years old.
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Old 01-05-21, 07:12 PM
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Until age 18, getting around by bicycle was just transportation since I had no car available until after high school. It was my freshman year at Ohio State that I 'got serious'. I ditched the all-steel bike, and upgraded to the Fuji S-10S that I still rode and still have today - and was happy...

BUT since joining BF.net several years ago, I got infected with the N+1 virus... The rest since then -- I blame on you guys! LOL!!! Y'all are a bunch of enablers!!!


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Old 01-05-21, 07:14 PM
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31 riding seasons.
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Starting my seventh year in February.
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40 years. Iíll be 60 in Feb 2021. Started riding in 1981.

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Old 01-05-21, 07:30 PM
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Not that long for me. I didn't ride for much of my adult life, so I had about 15 years early and another 10 years since returning. I wish I has rediscovered it sooner.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Just got the idea from another thread where a guy says his son got him into riding. I could do a search for a past thread but it may be mostly members from the past so this is a refresher.

Now that it is 2021, it is 25 consecutive non stop years for me. Highest year was 7300 miles. Best century challenge was 23 centuries in one year. I'm just a fun recreational rider.

I've ridden bikes all my life since 4 years old. But as a sport and recreation, 25 years.
been riding bikes for as long as I can remember, but I got my first drop-bar multi-speed bike ~48 years ago. Apart from a couple of years in grad school, between when the frame broke and when I could afford to replace it (ie, when I got an actual job), Iíve ridden consistently - so ~46 years
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Yeah, like going on 40 years, but I took a hiatus during child-rearing years, and now just fully back into it for the past seven years. Just had my biggest mileage year at over 12,000 miles.
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Old 01-05-21, 08:25 PM
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My first bike was from Shalemart. The wheels were square and made out of stone. Didnít even have a kickstand. My parents had to bribe me to put down the Atari 26 and ride it. Iím 55. Do the math.
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I was riding before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, before Woodstock, before there was a PBS.
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I rode as a kid, and then , adulthood got in the way. It been about 15 years since I picked it back up.
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Three years for me. I'm 70 and started riding at 67, when I had to quit running because of knee problems.
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Bought my Peugeot UO8 in 1972. Have been riding ever since
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I was slaying BigWheel slideouts down my when I was 4, so if you go by when I started that, then its 36 years. Rode everywhere as a kid/tween/teen until I turned 16.

Its been 11 years as an adult. In that time as my fast twitch muscles have slowed and I've given up more competitive sports, cycling has increased and filled that time void.
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At least 50 years now.
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This thread is just begging for a pole (no, not that type gutter heads.)
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I souped up my 3-speed with dropped handlebars, centerpull brakes and a 2-speed derailleur 1965. Bought a Peugeot UO-8 2 years later. A Lambert with sewups 1973. Rode it from Boston to Michigan, up Mt Washington, Minnesota to Michigan then started racing 1976. 2 more seasons living the life of a bike racer, near 10000 miles each year. My head injury, then reduced miles (on my then brand new Mooney) on the west coast as I rebuilt my life but never stopped riding. Riding took a hit over my 6 years of marriage but never stopped.

I don't know at what point I "got serious".
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I believe “got serious” means you started “going steady”.




Or riding steadily.... unlike me when in college drinking a pitcher of beer an trying to ride my Schwinn Varsity steadily was literally impossible. Could hav easily received a DUI/DWI. Walking 5 miles was not an option.
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About 50 years. Always slow.
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...started riding a bike when I was 8 years old, got my own bike for Christmas when I was 13, so that makes it about 60 years and still going strong, I still work and I ride to and from my office...
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