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Old 03-23-16, 06:11 PM
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Getting into cycling at 48...

Hi there,

I am thinking about getting into cycling seriously, I have a Schwin mountain bike but haven't rode it in a few years. I am looking for some good advise, I am in relatively good health, I can run 10k and swim 1k but I am looking for something to maybe compliment this as I am getting older and I am trying to find something less stressful on the knees.

Looking forward to chatting with some of you as I start on my journey down this path
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Welcome. You're never too old to get into cycling. I started last year at 72. Went to a bike shop in a nearby town described why I was getting back into it after 60 years . Came away with a Specialized Expedition, 3x7 gearing and a more upright riding position. There are many brands with similar frame geometry and with all the gear options it will likely not stress your knees.
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Your heart and lungs will likely be able to cope. Your legs will burn initially as the muscles implicated in cycling are a different mix from running and swimming.

I've re-joined the fold after six years out of MTB. For now I am having a blast with mini velos. Give'em a try if you are so inclined...
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It sounds like biking would be a good idea as it is less stressful on the knees. I would suggest dusting off that MTB and putting her to some use. Maybe consider a road bike as distance seems to be your thing.
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welcome to the forums. Keep it fun.
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