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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SF Bay Area
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    Thought I would give a little introduction of sorts

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    Well Hello Everyone!

    I just turned 44, and literally just learned (mostly) how to ride a bike. I am not quite at the get on, and pedal phase just yet (going to practice though) - more like scoot for a bit to build up speed and ride for about 50 yards.

    I am planning on practicing on my SO's Trek 820 to build confidence and become a little more proficient in cycling.

    At some future I would like to graduate to my own bike.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    101
    It is never too late to learn! Welcome. There are lots of ladies here who rode a bike as kids/teenagers/college student who are getting back on bikes for one reason or another. I myself rode all the time in college and at 39 decided to get back on a bike for road riding. I am 42 and overweight and trained for my first metric century last year. I started with a short 2.5 mile ride on an old mountain bike and thought I was going to die!!! Now I love to ride and my longest distance has been 60 miles! Just find a nice flat parking lot or flat paved trail section and practice before long you will be riding. After you get the basics down I would suggest finding a local bike shop (LBS) and ask if they know of any basic riding classes. Keep riding and enjoy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
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    Hello and welcome! It will get easier with practice. The most important thing is to have fun.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    Hello and welcome! It will get easier with practice. The most important thing is to have fun.
    This!

    Welcome!
    2012 Jamis Quest Brooks B17 Blue
    2012 Jamis Dakar XC Comp SI Ldy Gel
    2013 Electra Verse

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
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    welcome to the adventure. It may not get easier fast but it becomes much more fun and enlightening in many ways, a lot sooner. Ride on!
    marni
    Katy, Texas
    Trek Madone 6.5- "Red"
    Trek Pilot 5.2- " Bebe"


    "easily outrun by a chihuahua."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    10,952
    Welcome and have fun! It WILL improve as long as you stick with it, I promise Many of us here learned how to ride later in life. Let us know how things go!

 

 

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