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Old 09-05-19, 08:20 PM
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I suppose my intro would be I have a vintage Ciocc road bike, want to do some mountain biking but starting that at 69 means go slow, and I look forward to the posts, can always learn from them.
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Lots of cycling forums for you here.

C&V, Mountain biking, 50+ with the 62+ sticky thread.

Jump in the pedaling is fine.
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Welcome! Wildwood has good advice.
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Age Factor not a Factor

Welcome back to two wheels.

I'll be 75 (3 generations) in October 2019. . . started riding when I was about 6 years old in NYC and still get a high from traveling the area's roads at a leisurely 10 mph (16kph.)

So, the age factor is no factor at all for getting up on the saddle and enjoying cycling. . .

However, mountain is more of a challenge; I'd start with road riding first and to get some mileage on my quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius and soleus. As you build up your miles and muscles, so too will your lungs, heart and general well-being improve. It's a Win/Win all around.

Let's show those young whippersnappers that we still have it!

Ride hard, ride safe.


Who says Old Guys can't do it!
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Welcome. Yep, mob is good at any age. The difference I found is I don’t bounce like I did when younger from crashes.
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Hey DesertLife, welcome aboard.

I started riding bikes in AZ, delivering the AZ Republic. I am glad to hear that you are riding. This is a great time to ride. I prefer Mountain biking, but ride on the streets a lot. What part of the state are you in?
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I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
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