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Old 09-24-05, 06:30 PM
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New To Forum - Old Geezer with Bikes

My name is Ned and I am 54 yrs. old.
I am NOT an athlete and never have been
but i have regained the freedom of my pre-teen
years by riding bikes. When I get on and take
off for a ride I feel FREE and as happy as I did
as an 11 or 12 year old on my old Schwinn Varsity.

I now ride recumbent bikes but for about 15 years
rode a Schwinn Mountain Bike on city streets for
exercise and weight loss.

I ride my recumbents about 75 miles per
week and try to stay CAR FREE.

I have a basket on the back of my
EZ-1 Easy Racer Sun Bicycle that
allows me to carry 1 Large Brownbag
of Groceries and I am able to shop
without using my car. The EZ-1
can be seen here.
http://www.easyracers.com/ez_1_sc.htm
The EZ-1 is a heavy slow bike but I got
tired of busting my hump, back, arms and
neck on a Mt. Bike so I got BENT and enjoy
the ride. I only average about 11 miles per hour
(includes giant hills) but I have a personal best
of an 84 mile round trip in 7 1/2 hours. That was
up and down hills too.

I also own a Lightning Dynamics,
Thunderbolt Recumbent Bike which can
be seen here.
http://www.lightningbikes.com/thunderbolt.htm
The Lightning Thunderbolt is a bit lighter and I
can carry it on a BUS in Southern California if
need be. I find it a bit faster than the EZ-1 but
the EZ-1 is easier to ride. I consider the Thunderbolt
to be a DANGEROUS ride by comparison to the EZ-1,
but it climbs hills better and kicks butt on the downhill
due to its LOWER and HIGHER gearing than the EZ-1.

As noted, my goal is to go car free. My ultimate
goal is to get a Rhoades Car Single Seater with 36 gears
and a truck bed on it for carrying just about anything I
might ever need to buy.

Ned Goudy
Glendora, CA USA
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Old 09-24-05, 07:54 PM
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All right Ned!
You are not a geezer if you're not a wheezer.
50+ and Recumbent forums need a new recruit.

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Old 09-26-05, 06:22 AM
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Old Geezer with Bikes
You haven't a clue about what "old" is!

Around here 54 is YOUNG.

Hey, I didn't even start biking until I was 58, and we have a lot of folks around here in the 70's and a few in their 80's, and they all feel young!

Hey, young one, join us in the 50+ forum.

And what is this "Geezer" business, anyway. Grr. Sort of insults those of us older than you!
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