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Commuter turned weekend warrior

Old 07-07-08, 11:15 AM
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Commuter turned weekend warrior

Well I still commute to work, but I've started to ride longer and longer on the weekends for the past 6 months. I was wondering if it was too late to start road racing at 22. I know it might sound ridiculous, but I've been researching clubs and they always mention starting at the age of 15 or so. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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it is SO not too late. Join your local racing club.
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Eh 22? I'm almost 30 and I'm just starting. I don't have any delusions of going to the highest levels but that doesn't mean I can't have fun entering races once I'm in good enough shape to. I'm at the "keep up with the club rides" stage currently...
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I did my first race at 38. I was at a party on the 4th chatting with a 70 year-old who was a multiple state jersey winner. His first race was at 41.

Ask at your LBS, they may sponsor a team. Ask at the local group rides.
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