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Old 08-26-23, 01:04 PM
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Hello from Northern California

Hello, Recently joined to see if I could find some info. Now it's time to join in and contribute. I posted first to the 50+ thread(did you ride today?)
After retiring I was walking 2-3 miles daily but decided I need to strengthen my legs more than walking was doing. I worked construction for over 30 years so I know my legs were weakening.
Decided to start riding my ol' crusier on the same circuit I had been walking and went from there. The cruiser is a single speed with coaster brake. Decided I needed an upgrade but was not sure where to start so I ordered a inexpensive Hybrid 7 speed. Now I'm learning what I like and don't like. Also what I might want in a future bike.
I'm 69. Worked out in the gym off and on since my early 30's. Mostly I'm using my free weights and a bench at the house since retiring 9 years ago. Yup I got an early start thanks to my union pension
Looking forward to my new adventure in riding
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Old 08-26-23, 11:31 PM
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Greetings Leebob! Glad to have you here.
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Old 08-27-23, 09:11 AM
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Thank you retswerb Glad to be here!
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Old 08-30-23, 07:46 AM
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N.Cal is a great place to be a cyclist, welcome to bike forums

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Old 08-30-23, 02:41 PM
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Thank you Barry2 I'm still riding in town(Tracy) and looking for paved bike trails nearby. I see the American River Parkway is very nice. To bad it's so far from me. Might have to make the trip though. Looks to be outstanding. I need to rig up a rack for the back of my Silverado.
Rode 13.59 miles yesterday. With todays wind I only did 9.66.

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Old 08-30-23, 02:53 PM
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Lee,
I can vouch for American River Parkway, it's a nice place to ride. Although there are some warnings/comments.

All the best

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Old 08-30-23, 04:30 PM
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Barry2 Thank you for the link and info. Much apricated!
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