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General Discussion / Re: Living on my bike
« on: June 04, 2009, 10:01:54 am »
It sounds like it would be a rough life, but i (a woman in her 60's) am also very intrigued by this.  Imagine, no taxes to pay, no bills, other than maybe a cell phone bill.  It sounds really intriguing.

General Discussion / Re: older riders
« on: June 04, 2009, 09:58:14 am »
I'm not sure what your situation is, but most communities have a formal or informal riding group.  Just hook up with them and go for it.  Ask around at the local bike shop.  Often there ar e different levels offered for fast/medium/slow, etc.  I live in a very small rural town in the mountains and therefore am not able to do this.  However, Seattle is 85 miles away, and I can ride with the group there, or with friends I know who live there.

When the old man finds out you're out there riding with a social group, he may be tempted to try it out himself.  My wife did not ride until a few years ago, then decided to give it a try and really likes it when she has the time. 
    The bicycle clubs in my area seem to all be pretty fast road riding groups, but I never thought of posting a specific ISO for women my age and speed, to ride with.  I'm a little too slow for even the slow riders in these clubs, but I could probaly get up to speed if I practiced.  also, I will search some more for more of a social riders group.  You'r right, that might light a little fire under the old man and get him out there more.  Right now he only goes with me about 3 times a year, and that's not enough for me to build up speed and strength, so i need to find other riders.  Don't mind going alone sometimes, but it can get boring, especially cause I like to stop for lunch and stuff.  bye and thanks for the good words. 

General Discussion / Re: older riders
« on: May 16, 2009, 02:08:40 pm »
Thanks to everyone who replied to my "older riders" post.  I know there are lots of over 50 and beyond out there.  Mostly men, though.  No offense....but where are the women????   I'm a female and have a husband that won't get out and ride, so I go alone.  Can't find other women in over 50 age group who want to ride for fitness and possibly plan some type of tour in the future.  I do, however, appreciate all the good words and encouragement.  I'm a wussy compared to those of you in your 70's and above, some even with challenging physical conditions, who don't let anything stop them.  I needed some of this type of role model to get myself out there.  icejan

General Discussion / older riders
« on: May 10, 2009, 06:21:37 pm »
Hi, I'm new here, too.....want to connect with older people over 50-ish, talk about various riding places etc.  Never have done a tour, but someday would like to.....mostly ride around local recreational trails. 

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