New old rider

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by shakey_yankee, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. shakey_yankee

    shakey_yankee Riding beats running!

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    Hey all!
    I have been cycling a little bit here and there for years, but this year I went all out. Last year I bought a nice Raleigh Road Bike at a local shop. It was a sweet upgrade to my Giant mountain bike and my first time on those skinny little tires. I loved it. Recently I upgrade to a Trek with carbon front and rear. Don't ask model and all that, because I don't know! LOL!

    I am now flying down the road!

    I am an 18 year army veteran and my back and knees are going south fast. It seems that all I can do is ride now. Running just hurts anymore. So, I have a new hobby and I am loving it!

    Looking forward to all the info on this site!

    Rick
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  2. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Welcome to Two Spoke. I hope you enjoy it like I do. I started riding at 64 becaus of a spur in my heel and I can't belive how good I feel, better than I ever did walking, Dr said if you can't walk go ride a bike or something. That was 2 bikes ago.
     

  3. shakey_yankee

    shakey_yankee Riding beats running!

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    Thanks wild. I hear ya, it was this or swimming. Need I say more???
     
  4. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    Welcome to the forum....