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Old 05-19-17, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hello from Nova Scotia

Haven't been on a bike in over 30 years.

Back then I had been biking to work on a Raleigh Record until the bearings in the rear wheel went and cracked the hub race. No helmet laws then either. If I remember correctly, I only bounced off autos a couple of times - no injuries.

Two weeks ago I picked up a Brodie Sterling hybrid (2016 model) - great bike. Started with little trips to get my legs & balance again. I succumbed to getting a different saddle though; I remember how my butt ached 30 years ago.

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Old 05-19-17, 05:14 PM   #2
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Haven't been on a bike in over 30 years.

Back then I had been biking to work on a Raleigh Record until the bearings in the rear wheel went and cracked the hub race. No helmet laws then either. If I remember correctly, I only bounced off autos a couple of times - no injuries.

Two weeks ago I picked up a Brodie Sterling - great bike. Started with little trips to get my legs & balance again. I succumbed to getting a softer seat though; I remember how my butt ached 30 years ago.
Welcome to BF.

As a thought, don't get a softer or padded seat, the padding just wears out. It takes a few weeks to break in your butt, but consider padded bike shorts instead. They make shorts that look like regular shorts only have an internal padding, if you don't like the form fitting Lycra look.
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Old 05-19-17, 07:12 PM   #3
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Howdie, I am formerly of Dartmouth and now transplanted into Ottawa.
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