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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Today is my youngest son's birthday. He is 38, wow, that makes me feel old, well to be honest everything these days makes me feel old. emoticon

I am going to buy a new bike in the next week or two. I went in the store and asked if they had anything called a comfort bike. I was half joking, I didn't think there would be any such thing, but lo and behold there is actually such a thing as a comfort bike. I am just waiting until the weather here smartens up. We still have lots of snow and ice and if it melts too quick we will flood but it seems to be taking forever to go. Oh well, it will go sooner or later and then I plan on riding my bike everywhere.

What kind of bike do you guys ride and do you have any recommendations? I asked specifically for a bike that is comfortable to ride as I am very overweight and I have some health issues. (sore knees among other things)

I hope everyone had a great week-end.
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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/9/2013 10:07AM

    Are you SURE you want to be riding a bike, at this stage of the game ?
Remember, you aren't young-and-spry any more, and could get into
a terrible accident...
I recommend walking, as a safer alternative. emoticon

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LIS193 4/8/2013 6:57PM

    I used to have a "old lady" bike, like a townie. you sit upright and not bent over. Make sure to get a rear tire mudguard or every puddle ends up on the back of your shirt!

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EILEEN828 4/8/2013 2:59PM

    I have an Electra Townie and I highly recommend it. It allows for a more upright posture, so you're not hunched over. You can also put your feet on the ground while sitting on the seat , they call it flat foot technology. It also has big tires for a cushy ride. I would recommend getting fenders as well so that you don't get mud all over yourself. A helmet of course, make sure it fits correctly. And also I use ankle strap bands that clasp your pants legs out of the way and can be pulled off instantly. Get lights for your bike for safety. And I also need to get a bell, also for safety, 'sides they're cool. I also got a wicker basket for my bike because I can put my dog in there and take him along for the ride. LOL I've hopped on once so far this Spring and it was great. So thanks for the reminder to use it , I have to admit it was very effective as a workout! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 4/8/2013 10:30AM

    Good for you to get a bike. I don't have a bike here in Mexico as the cobblestone roads are too bumpy to ride.
But go for it and ride away!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/7/2013 10:02PM

    I have a huffy cruiser. Nothing special but I really like it.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/7/2013 8:53PM

    I don't have a bike, so can't recommend. Funny you say that about your youngest...my mom says the same thing.

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