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Learning to ride at 66


Old 01-14-12, 11:59 PM
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Learning to ride at 66

Hello, I am 66 years of age and trying to learn to ride a bicycle. Despite a few tumbles (thankfully into grass apart from my first stack onto bitumen and a bloody knee) I am not doing too badly. I am still finding steering a little difficult but thankfully someone told me about not using the front brake to stop. This was the cause of the tumbles until I realised that I should use the back brake for stopping gradually.

I decided to learn to ride due to not being able to walk these days due to severe arthritis in my feet and riding seems to enable me to get the exercise that I need. I just hope that I will continue to feel brave enough to keep at it. Regards, Sister Laurel
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Old 01-15-12, 01:06 AM
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Never too late to learn to ride a bicycle!

Keep at it and you'll be posting in BMX soon

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Old 01-15-12, 06:14 AM
Pedaled too far.
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Check in with the 50+ Forum. They are good people and will have many good answers for you.

As you progress, you may want to take a road-riding course from the League of American Bicyclists. This will increase your confidence and make you feel more comfortable riding. Click on the blue text where it says League of American Bicyclists to go to their website.
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I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
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