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Routes / Re: Routes suggestions for seniors returning to cycling
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:07:50 pm »
Thank you both for your suggestions.  One of the routes we did in the past was from Phoenix to Tuscon.  We just camped in the desert each night along side of the road-but that was about 25 years ago so probably not a great idea now.

We were thinking bike paths/trails until we get comfortable with roads again.  Here in the summer we are have many large RVs with possibly inexperienced drivers on narrow mountain roads.  A bit scary even in a car sometimes.

Routes / Re: Looking for route suggestions? Tips to help others help you.
« on: November 27, 2017, 10:20:05 am »
Thank you for your suggestions.  Encouraging hearing about other older riders

Routes / Routes suggestions for seniors returning to cycling
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:58:06 am »
My husband and I did long distance self supported cycling touring for many years.  However, for the last 10 years or so we haven't done much cycling.  We would like to get back into cycling.  We live in cold mountains of Colorado so we have a fairly short cycling season.  Would anyone have a suggestion for a place in Arizona, New Mexico or other warmer place where we might be able to park our converted van for a week or so and cycle on good bike paths. Some hills are probably fine but nothing too hard while we try to get back in shape.

Also suggestions for a spring/summer intro tour where we would have a choice of self supporting or hoteling it.  Not really sure of the daily miles or toughness of routes until we do more training.  Probably looking at days between 30 and 70 miles a day. Prefer bike paths/trails.

We are both pretty fit in general. Thank you very much for your help!!!!  When we were in our 20s cycling in Europe, I once saw a couple in the 60s on a cycle tour.  That seemed like a great retirement to me.  Still does now.

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