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Author Topic: I Ain't Too Old!  (Read 1626 times)

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Offline Raider Bill

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Re: I Ain't Too Old!
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 03:08:58 PM »
Magic, what you need in addition to the bike helmet is a pair of those tite-fitting pants that have the bum cushions built in.  You'll also get lots of looks from the ladies when you wear them.  I won't venture as to whether they'll laugh, cry, point, or look at you intently.  Have fun.
BTW, my oldest brother rides his bike about 24 miles every day and won't go without the helmet.  He crashed one time when he was doing his cool down spin in his neighborhood after one of the long rides.  His helmet was cracked and worthless at that point but he was fine other than cuts on his knees and elbows.

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Re: I Ain't Too Old!
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 07:37:30 PM »
Bikes are fun at any age.  I have several.  I wear the helmet.   I feel it is a extremely unsafe act to use bikes in truck and car traffic

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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 07:37:44 PM »
Lynn,

   Congratulations. Enjoy it in good health but do seriously consider the plastic and foam helmets.

   I worked a project in Kristiansand Norway 2007-2008. My wife took and LOA and joined me for a year of it. We both bought and rode bikes there as easier to get around and park than a car plus they had good bike paths.

 

Visited Stockholm and Copenhagen 7 years ago. Lots of people in those cities commute by bike. And they have really good, heavy old school bikes, built the way we used to build them in the 1950's. Not the fastest by any means, but built for comfort and long lasting. During the morning and evening "rush hours", you had to be more alert for getting hit by a bike than a car..

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2017, 10:11:22 PM »
Yes, I wear a helmet but I do not have any of those "skinny legged" britches.  I only rode for mile the first day and now I'm up to 10 miles, but only rode 6 this evening because I'll be sitting on my butt and driving for ~6 hours tomorrow.

I'm feeling pretty good about strengthening up my legs.
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 06:17:29 AM »
in my old age I have trouble pedaling my leg of to give my butt a ride  :)

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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 11:19:44 PM »
Yes, I wear a helmet but I do not have any of those "skinny legged" britches.  I only rode for mile the first day and now I'm up to 10 miles, but only rode 6 this evening because I'll be sitting on my butt and driving for ~6 hours tomorrow.

I'm feeling pretty good about strengthening up my legs.

Cycling is a great way to get some exercise. Much more forgiving on the joints than jogging. Somehow I figured you wouldn't be one of those skinny legged spandex wearing types.  ;) A helmet is a good idea, and also gloves. If you happen to take a spill, the first thing that you'll catch yourself with tends to be your hands.... ask me how I know....

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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2017, 08:56:33 PM »
 

 

You know,  a lot of good idea's came from being in the saddle of a moving bike.

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Re: I Ain't Too Old!
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2017, 04:57:16 AM »
Well don't be like the old fella I followed one day. He was riding his bike along the street. He stopped and proceeded to climb off and that was when he up ended. Never seen it done that way before.  ;D

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