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TWILAT Posts: 215
6/30/13 8:57 A

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.

CAROLLEE57 Posts: 1,093
6/30/13 8:41 A

I don't have a running car, that is why I need the bike emoticon

PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
6/29/13 4:43 P

Something you remember, but always think we don't need to go slow in getting back into...

IZZY37 SparkPoints: (77,659)
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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.

ELLESSE0 SparkPoints: (8,241)
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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.

ITSABSURD SparkPoints: (18,393)
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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!

CAROLLEE57 Posts: 1,093
6/29/13 10:44 A

I am having a second hand hybrid/comfort bike fixed up so I can start to ride again. I am 205 pounds and 56 years old. I live in a very busy and hilly area. Any ideas for starting out again? emoticon

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