When I first started riding bikes after many years of not riding I had very shaky legs when I got off. Take it slow and do what you can. Add time spent on the bike daily. I don't ride like I would like to do but when I do I really enjoy.
Something you remember, but always think we don't need to go slow in getting back into...
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562 6/29/13 12:22 P
Start slow and small distances. When I started biking again after years and years of not biking, I was exhausted after a tiny distance. Due to thinking I could cycle at the same sort of speed as in my teens I expect. Advice given to me on here was bike slower. It worked lol. It will probably be a very few trips before you're able to put your foot down and go further :)
If it's traffic that worries you, then maybe you have an adult cycling-confidence type class nearby?
Good luck, and I hope you have some fun.
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60 6/29/13 11:50 A
That's great! I feel less intimidated on bike when I'm in an area with no or very few cars. I used to put my bike in the car and travel to the nearest park with biking trails when I was first getting back into biking. Hopefully you have something like that somewhat close.
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713 6/29/13 10:48 A
There are many community areas that have biking classes!
If you want to try on your own, just make sure you're on flat land at first!
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