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DancesWithGolf 08-29-09 09:35 PM

When did "Go ahead" start meaning "No"?
A couple of weeks ago, I told my wife that I was thinking of buying a bicycle for exercise. She immediately gave me grief about things that I have started but gave up after a while. But eventually she said "go ahead if that is what you want to do".

So I bought a Trek 7.2 FX. Was she thrilled? Ouch. After 36 years of marriage, I should have known. Anyway, she is willing to support me if I use it.

I'll be 70 in a couple of months. While not too overweight, I am out of shape. The only exercise I get is a weekly golf game, jumping to conclusions, and running off at the mouth.

I took the bike out for a short spin this morning, about 4 miles of fairly level riding. Weather was perfect, the bike handled like a dream.


Wanderer 08-29-09 09:40 PM

Enjoy it - and get out every day on it.

With a lot more miles on it - you will both be happy.

LJ325 08-29-09 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by DancesWithGolf (Post 9581597)
The only exercise I get is ... jumping to conclusions, and running off at the mouth.


Welcome, Dave. Enjoy your new bike. I hope you get plenty of beneficial use out of it. After a few months of constant exercise, your new Roman God body will change your wife's tone. ;)

Good luck!

CbadRider 08-29-09 09:57 PM

Welcome to Bike Forums Dave. Congratulations on getting out on the bike! Now you just need to get your wife to join you. :)

You might want to check out the Fifty Plus forum.

10 Wheels 08-29-09 10:42 PM

Welcome Dave.
Just ride slow for 1,000 miles, then your legs will be strong.
Meet Roy:
At 73 he rode 4200 miles in 58 days.

I was with him:

DancesWithGolf 08-30-09 06:13 PM

I can hear that conversation now.
"Honey, I'm gong to ride across the country with some friends".
"Sure, go right ahead". :)

Tude 08-31-09 07:48 AM

Oldest member of our club is 79 yrs old, and until two years ago - he commuted everywhere - like he had since age 5 (he used to give commuting talks at club outings) - and he ran and rode our time trials once a week. He retired from his board member post, but still comes out on club rides with his daughter.

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