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Old 10-21-16, 11:31 AM
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Hey From Luxembourg

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Everybody calls me Essi. I'm from Luxembourg and 28 years old! I always avoid the stationary bikes at the gym because I usually get knee pains regardless of what height I set the seat at. I'm here to find some information on everything related to bikes to see if I can find the right stationary one for my home.
I actually learned how to ride a bike with 9 years old because when I was really young I had a terrible accident on my tricycle and never wanted to get back on it.
When I was about 13 I had a bad crash with my bike and never rode another bike since! I guess the fear of injuring is just simply too huge. However I do like the feeling of riding bikes and it's great to stay in shape so I'm just wondering how I can overcome the fear as well I guess and just read a lot on this forum to possibly change my mind haha!
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Old 10-22-16, 04:48 AM
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Old 10-22-16, 06:04 AM
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Hi Essi. You have grown in wisdom and in learning. You will not crash anymore. Have faith and be careful. Welcome to the Bike Forums!
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Welcome to Bike Forums Essi. The best stationary bike for your home is a bike you enjoy riding on the road or trail — mounted on a trainer.



To overcome fear of riding on the road, try riding on roads or streets with little or no traffic. As you gain confidence try moving to roads with a bit more traffic. And always be visible (bright clothes, lights, etc) and be aware of traffic around you.
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Old 10-24-16, 03:41 AM
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I do have to face my fears and simply be careful. I tend to test my limits and then accidents happen thanks for the encouraging words
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Welcome to Bikeforums.net, here's to hoping you overcome those fears and can get fully into our sport. Best of luck on finding the right stationary bike, but Ron is probably correct about finding a bicycle that suits you, and using a rear wheel mounted Trainer (Turbo) for now. When you are ready you can use it to begin to venture out, maybe some friends will help you out.

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