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Old 11-13-12, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone! My name is Jim and I'm 55 years old. Just got back into riding my bicycle this past summer. I have a Shimano bike that my son, who is serving in the Army, had given me. I live in West Michigan and plan to ride in the winter. I have an older single speed bike for the winter months. My main reason for starting to ride a bicycle again is to improve my health. I weigh 235 lbs and have high blood pressure. I have been looking around on blogs and am encouraged by learning that others my age and older, with like conditions and worse than mine, have improved their health. I discovered that I really love getting out there and riding my bike. I get a sense of freedom and enjoy the fresh air in my face. I won't get carried away in this introduction thread but I am just glad to be a part of this forum. I look forward to learning from others here and making connections. Thanks for welcoming me and hope to see you in the threads! ~Jim
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Hi Jim, welcome to Bike Forums! Looking forward to reading your posts.

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Welcome aboard Bike Forums, Jim!! there are bunch of us who started riding to improve our health. Enjoy,ride safe, & keep us posted.
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Hi Jim,

Check out the 50+ forum. You'll find you are not alone.
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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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