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Old 03-25-05, 07:39 PM   #1
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New at 52

My son wants me to start riding with him, so at 52 I bought my first mountain bike. The last bike I knew how to shift had 3 speeds. Things have changed! I bought a Trek bike with disk brakes because there are a lot of hills in Seattle.

My other goal is to lose weight. My doctor said I had to lose 100 pounds within 2 years. This is going to be one of my exercise types, along with walking and stair climbing. I used to play football, so I know what's involved in getting in shape. I've just neglected it for 30 years, and I'm regretting that.

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Old 03-25-05, 07:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to BF.

I started riding again in 1999. Got serious in 2000 after corporate downsizing. When I started I weighed ~240 pounds. I've been 185-190 pounds since June 2004. I'm now 60 years old and commute year round, 4-5 days a week. I ride hard on the weekends and enjoy hills. Hills are your friend.

If I can do it, so can you. Good luck.
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Old 03-25-05, 10:48 PM   #3
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do enough biking and exersize and you may not lose 100 lbs but the flabby stuff on the body will turn to steel! Good Luck.
Great that you have a son that wants to ride with you and you're son is lucky to have a dad willing to do it. Enjoy the time togeather.
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