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Old 12-11-04, 08:45 AM
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Hello!
Found this site and cycling forums while researching bicycles. Lots of valuable information here along with passionate opinion. Also there are people on these forums who are experiencing similar circumstances to me which help me feel not so isolated.
I'm older, out of shape, (but in the shape I'm in) looking for a bike to cruise with and work up to longer jaunts. My back cannot take the bending that road bikes require so it will be comfort/commuter for me.
Thanks for the schoolin' folks.
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Old 12-11-04, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by scottogo
Hello!
Found this site and cycling forums while researching bicycles. Lots of valuable information here along with passionate opinion. Also there are people on these forums who are experiencing similar circumstances to me which help me feel not so isolated.
I'm older, out of shape, (but in the shape I'm in) looking for a bike to cruise with and work up to longer jaunts. My back cannot take the bending that road bikes require so it will be comfort/commuter for me.
Thanks for the schoolin' folks.
Scottogo
Welcome

You say you are "older?"

In that case, come join us in the 50+ forum.

Also, road bikes are very adjustable, you can have a longer stem, etc.

Or, you might want to try a recumbent - a recumbent with fairing is a very fast bike. Also fun, and everyone notices you!

Enjoy.
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Old 12-12-04, 10:28 AM
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Hi there, Scottogo

Good for you!

I restarted cycling in August. I've lost about 30 lbs, and have much more cardio endurance - as well as more muscle mass. It only took about 2000 miles of riding and slightly modifying my diet (mainly less beer).

Any way you can - just do it, and have fun (don't forget to be vigilantly safe).
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Old 12-12-04, 10:39 AM
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Dear Mika,
Thanks for your greeting and encouragement. Glad your health has improved. I noticed your address is somewhere in Florida. Doesn't the wind from the storms help you to move faster on your bike without pedaling? If you are riding in a bent position I guess it's not that much of a factor.
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Old 12-12-04, 10:43 AM
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Mika,
Ooops. Sorry. I just read that you are always facing the wind! What a great way to simulate stationary exercise! Sorry. That's my perspective. I'm (slightly, hee-hee) overwieght.
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Old 12-12-04, 11:11 AM
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Hi,
I am new to this site , it seems like a lot of information. I am trying to figure out how to navigate around.
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Old 12-13-04, 08:23 AM
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Dear Mika,
Doesn't the wind from the storms help you to move faster on your bike without pedaling?
Scottogo

Scottogo,

If the wind is pushing from behind you for part of the ride, it will be in your face on the way back - just to remind you that there ain't no free rides. LOL

Take care
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Scottogo, I second the idea of a recumbent. Generally a nice comfy ride and the visibility for sight seeing is second to none.

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Thank you Mika and bnet for your advice.
Mika, If you don't come back you don't have to worry about the wind.
bnet, I may consider your suggestion if I can't find a comfortable, efficient standard type bicycle.

I look forward to your posts and others' as well.
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