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Old 02-18-16, 05:41 PM
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Old man, but new to the forum

I've been only a sporadic cyclist for the last 25 years. I owned my own business, and 12 hour days make it hard to get on the bike. But I'm 71 now and retired. Dug the fixie out of mothballs, set it up as a town bike for running errands, and the joy pf that kind of riding acts synergistically with my weekend club rides, each type of riding reinforcing the other.

I have a half-baked dream of credit card touring the continent from WA to ME, perhaps even on the fixie. If that ends up being out of reach, I'd still like to do some cc-touring.

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Old 02-19-16, 06:12 AM
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welcome to the forums... join us in the over 50 section
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Old 02-19-16, 06:31 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. As obed7 said, stop by the 50+ forum and say hello. Lots of other old timers like us hang out there. I'm also 71.
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Old 02-19-16, 06:36 AM
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Hey Carl,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Get a touring bike and enjoy the USA.

Ken did it when he was 82 y/o

crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: Solo tour of the US Southwest, by Kenneth Payton

Ran into Ken in Marathon TX.

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Old 02-20-16, 09:29 AM
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Start in western WA - Neah Bay - and I'll ride the state to Spokane w/ ya. Did it once a few years ago.

Not quite as old as you, but catching up.
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Old 02-22-16, 11:13 AM
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Welcome aboard. Tons of good riders along that Seattle to Spokane route.
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