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Old 06-29-14, 07:36 AM
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Another newbie

I am a fifty something, trying to regain my childhood activity. LOL. Well, really I am cycling because my husband decided I need a bike. I have a KHS TC-150. I live in the suburbs of St. Louis, with hills all around me. GASP, sucking wind going up all those hills, when I am so out of shape. Only been riding for 2 days. Glad I found this site and hope to gain some instructive advice.
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Old 06-29-14, 07:48 AM
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Hello 1957 biker,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Take many short rides for a while until your out of shape body gets adjusted to the bike.

Ask for help when you have a problem.
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Old 07-01-14, 10:35 AM
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Welcome to BF! If you continue to do regular riding and continue to push yourself to go a little further and a little faster every week, those hills will get smaller and less steep with each passing week.
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Old 07-27-14, 12:29 PM
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I am a fifty something, trying to regain my childhood activity. LOL. Well, really I am cycling because my husband decided I need a bike. I have a KHS TC-150. I live in the suburbs of St. Louis, with hills all around me. GASP, sucking wind going up all those hills, when I am so out of shape. Only been riding for 2 days. Glad I found this site and hope to gain some instructive advice.
Keep a high cadence as in revolutions of your pedals going up hills .I did not start that way and had knee problems I am 56 and have been ridding 2 years.A good bike fit helps too.
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Old 07-27-14, 05:23 PM
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Welcome. Take your time and enjoy the ride. It gets better and easier with every ride.
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