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New (to me) Bike Day...and I thought I was too old

Old 04-12-24, 05:51 PM
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New (to me) Bike Day...and I thought I was too old

At 55 years old I thought I had missed my chance at true love. Turns out I was wrong...

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need to paint your stand to match
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Congratulations! I'm 53 and that slammed stem makes my neck hurt just looking at it
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At 55, you’ve got that “old man strength!” Ride fast, don’t die, and have fun…that’s all you gotta do! Congrats!
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I'm 55 too; that slammed stem is inspiring me to work out! Enjoy the sweet ride!
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Yeah, not sure I can use that term love for anything other than humans. But I get your point. I thought I was having the time of my life riding old vintage bikes. But when I got my brand new Tarmac in 2020 at 62 yo, I found what so far is the most fun bike to ride that I've ever had.

Can't wait to see what the next bike is like. However so far the wife still says no! Hope that this isn't your last bike either. And glad you went with color. Bikes and cars should have color. The grays, blacks, whites and other blah tones are somewhat boring.
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You made a better decision than the Golden Bachelor.
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
Congratulations! I'm 53 and that slammed stem makes my neck hurt just looking at it
Try stretching and core strengthening. I'm much older than you and that setup induces no fear in me.
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Originally Posted by KerryIrons
Try stretching and core strengthening. I'm much older than you and that setup induces no fear in me.
Or not. I'm 72, use drops and aero bars happily for many hours per ride, and have never stretched or done core work. I always wonder why people think those exercises are necessary. Maybe if you don't ride more than once in a while (and/or your bike doesn't fit right), they help. Can't hurt to stretch and work out, though, as long as you don't overdo it.
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Oh the horrors.... a TREK. LOL.
I wouldn't sell my steel is real SA drum brake IGH for 10 grand.
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53
Oh the horrors.... a TREK. LOL.
I wouldn't sell my steel is real SA drum brake IGH for 10 grand.
I wouldn’t worry about facing that predicament for a while.
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53
Oh the horrors.... a TREK. LOL.
I wouldn't sell my steel is real SA drum brake IGH for 10 grand.
Very helpful post, and original too!
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Rim brakes; I love it.
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Congrats!
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IDK ... anything that elicits a chuckle is pretty helpful....

Furguron, Congratulations! 55 may seem old, but you've probably got some decades left for riding your new bike.

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