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Old 08-05-18, 08:34 AM
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Fifty year hiatus.....

Haven't ridden in 50 years, heart trouble a couple years ago changed my lifestyle .. Anyway did the unmentionable bought a new online bike a Vilano Diverse 3.0. Started riding this winter, bought a CL bike a Trek 4300 mtb in January. Then a couple weeks ago rode the Trek down the road a few miles and my wife picked me up. We put the bike on a rack on the back When we got twenty miles away, got out and went to the back of the pickup and the Trek was gone, lost. Never found it, someone got a nice bike. Early this week I found a gentleman with a Trek 8.4 DS with maybe ten miles on it. Been riding the wheels off of it all week..I am enjoying this forum as well as biking. Thanks for letting me join.. Oh from southwest Nebraska also......
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Old 08-05-18, 02:38 PM
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Welcome!

Sorry to hear about you losing your Trek.
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Old 08-05-18, 02:55 PM
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Good to hear that you're getting back into cycling.

What type of bike have you picked out for your wife?
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That is quite a story...welcome and glad your pedaling!
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Nice to have you hear too, Jerry, and glad that you are making some good, solid health decisions. The only thing unhealthy about bikes is mainly drivers! Take care!
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Welcome to Bike forums and welcome back to cycling. Glad the loss of your Trek didn't get you down.
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Old 08-05-18, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Good to hear that you're getting back into cycling.

What type of bike have you picked out for your wife?
Bought her a used Giant mtb that she didn't like, so traded it in for a Giant Liv Sedona DX. She has maybe five miles on it and doesn't really enjoy riding much.
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Old 08-05-18, 03:47 PM
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Nice to have you hear too, Jerry, and glad that you are making some good, solid health decisions. The only thing unhealthy about bikes is mainly drivers! Take care!
Thanks all for the warm welcome. Solid health decisions is correct, a sternum that was cracked in two places (two large visible calcium deposits) from a 120 lb nurse doing CPR, correctly I might add, and a cracked collar bone from a defibrillator (that still hurts ) have been daily reminders to get out and walk or get on my bike and ride ...
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Great to read that you are returning to the fold. Happy cycling!
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How much riding are you doing per week? Have you found some good local routes for the mountain bike, or do you stick to the street?

Has it been that typical hot-as-heck mid-west summer? I lived in KC for about 10 years. Couldn't wait to get away from those summers, but looks like I brought them to Europe with me!
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How much riding are you doing per week? Have you found some good local routes for the mountain bike, or do you stick to the street?
Lost my mountain bike off my pickup a couple weeks ago. I have two hybrids and stay mostly on the road with them. Been taking a gravel drive with a good size hill lately. Good workout and been trying to get 50 to 60 miles a week in . The humidity this year is similar to what Kansas City normally has with high temps in the mid nineties and lows mid sixties to lower seventies. More than bearable til mid afternoon
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