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Old 01-01-19, 09:23 AM
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Happy New Years!

Happy New Year! At 59 years of age, I’ve recently felt the desire to delve a bit deeper into biking. One of my most cherished Christmas presents as a kid was a Sears single speed banana seat bike. It wasn’t so much the bike that I prized but rather the adventure and freedom it seemed to provide. I went everywhere on it. Would love to know how many miles I put on it. Wonder today still, whatever happened to it.

That said, a few years back, I acquired a Raleigh Record 410 Road Bike. Still have it. Got it cheap but it’s way too big for me. Seat is slammed down and I’m pretty stretched out on it. Interestingly, it doesn’t seem to bother me. I’ve ridden up to forty miles on it without too much problem. The thing is a tank though and really not geared for the area that I wish to ride in. Live in the Tulsa Ok area and we have some very nice bike trails here for which I could better enjoy with a bit better bike sized appropriately for me. As such, I’ve been scouring the web for an entry level road/endurance bike and settled on a Giant Contend 3. I almost pulled the trigger on a Specialized Allez, but it was a tad more and I felt like the Giant would be better suited for my needs and desires.

Anyway, look forward to the time I will spend here experiencing and sharing in the atmosphere. Sorry for the long into. Never can seem to keep it short.

John
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Old 01-01-19, 01:40 PM
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Hey Aquamach - welcome from another newbie!

I'm about the same age as you, so your story resonated with me.
My first bike was a Royce Union (20" wheel I think) . It started out as a very staid upright machine, but like all the other kids on my block, I converted it to banana seat and high rise bars, basically a "Stingray".

Hope you enjoy your new bike. I found that adding an off-road companion to the road bike I've had for 30 years rejuvenated my enthusiasm for biking. Change is good.
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Old 01-01-19, 07:03 PM
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Welcome John. Thanks for sharing your story. We all have one about starting but yours is very interesting.
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Old 01-01-19, 08:22 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, Aquamach! My Schwinn Stingray was my most cherished possession for a very long time.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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