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Old 08-01-11, 10:55 AM   #1
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Noob who wants her mojo back


I am trying to re-learn bike riding for family fun but have lost my mojo. I'm over the hill and also scared of all hills but remember loving to bike when I was a kid. I bought a mountain bike but I hate the hand brakes!! I know it's pathetic but I miss the old coaster brakes and I'm not sure I can retrain my brain or body to learn handbrakes. I'm hoping this forum will help me get out there on some kind of bike just so I can be with my kid and hubby for family fun.
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Old 08-01-11, 11:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. To me, the best way to overcome the fear is to go out and try. Your body and mind will learn faster than you think.
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Welcome aboard! I wouldn't be too worried, I recently rejoined biking and was dealing with very minor hills on a VERY heavy 3 speed and was thinking to myself... this is just too much, but within a week or two it became basic again. There's both a hybrid and a mountain biking set of forums as well for any specific info you might want.
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Old 08-02-11, 07:14 AM   #4
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