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Old 11-22-16, 10:29 AM
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Greetings from NW Illinois

Greetings from the Land o' Lincoln!

My name is Andy. I use the username Blues Rider because I'm into the blues (and many other genres of music), both listening and playing (guitar, mandolin, ukulele...). An oh yea--I'm also into riding my bike.

I haven't been riding for a couple of weeks. I do plan on riding until the snow flies, and when the streets are clear in winter. I have an old Schwinn one-speed with big tires that I plan on riding in the snow. We'll see if I follow through! My "good" ride is a Trek Domane I just bought this summer.

I've been riding seriously for only a few years. I'm 60 years old, and I hope to ride for a LONG time!

I've done one century, a couple of road races (came in near last) and a criterium (first one pulled from the course, but now that I know a little more how those work, and I know more how to train, WATCH OUT NEXT YEAR!!).

Looking forward to chatting with y'all!
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Old 11-22-16, 10:53 AM
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welcome youngster...check out the over 50 forum, you might like being the young one in the group...My favorite bike in my stable is also a Domane.
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Old 11-22-16, 10:55 AM
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Hey Andy

Keep it fun and you will ride many miles.
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Old 11-22-16, 03:38 PM
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Hi Andy, thanks for the greeting. I hope you get good traction with your Schwinn.
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Old 11-22-16, 04:23 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

Originally Posted by Blues Rider View Post
I've been riding seriously for only a few years. I'm 60 years old, and I hope to ride for a LONG time!
I'm a 71 y/o roadie (72 in less than 4 weeks) and I'm still loving my road bikes. Not giving them up for a LONG time.
Have fun.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
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Old 11-22-16, 07:09 PM
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Welcome aboard Andy, from a newly minted 60 y.o., as of last Saturday. Felt truly old and decrepit when I woke up that morning, then I realized I was coming down with a head cold. Went riding and it was like being 59 all over again. Good to have you join in with us here at BF, just pull up a sitting spot and make yourself at home.

Semper Fi, USMC, 1975-1977

I Can Do All Things Through Him, Who Gives Me Strength. Philippians 4:13

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Welcome Andy. Lot's of great riding around those parts.
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