Hello MOBIl~ I started on a comfort bike and did not know where exactly I would wind up. Here I am four years later, two century rides, a trip to Cape Cod, a camping/biking trip down the Erie canal, and another to Cape Cod and North Carolina this spring and four bikes later (all upgrades in my opinion) but I have loved every one of them because they all got me outside and MOVING! That is all that matters.
Welcome MOBII and 101Walker! I also ride an old bike I bought used (a Huffy as a matter of fact). It weighs a lot but is easy to maintain and I don't worry about it getting stolen or left out in the rain. Every time I think about "upgrading" I think about why I ride which is to get exercise so why not stick with the heavy bike and enjoy the exercise.
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current weight: 7.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (62,279) Posts: 1,097 8/11/13 6:50 P
Well hello to all! I have been following this message board for a year or so, ever since I was given an old Peugot (40 years old). It is red, and reminds me of my college bike, a red Legnano purchased in Jamestown, NY. That bike was was stolen in '79 and I had not ridden again until last summer. What fun! and such good exercise. This summer, my son graduated college and gave me his old mountain bike. I've been exploring some off-pavement rides. I love it! So, just get out there and take it slow-have fun-be a kid again.
I don't recall my bikes from way back in my childhood, but my first bike as an adult was only a few years ago when I took over my son's neglected Diamondback hybrid...any bike that can entice a body back to the wonderful world of two wheels is a special bike!
Looking forward to your questions and reading about your adventures! :-)
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Fitness Minutes: (7,063) Posts: 1,198 8/9/13 9:18 P
Welcome Artie! Hey, you have a bike and are going for rides - that's what counts. I started with a "comfort bike" about 15 years ago. Didn't know anything and I'm sure it weighed at least 40 pounds. Then I started getting hooked and wound up slowly upgrading. Lots of adventures - lots of places visited and lots of great folks that I met while riding. Enjoy the ride...
Did you know in 1987-88, Huffy was the bike that the 7 eleven team from the USA used in the Tour de France? Well they were painted like a Huffy. They were built by Serotta since 83. I built the wheels for the team in the early 80's and assembled a few bikes.
"Never make fun of a Huffy. We all started out on one." That may not be entirely true, but it's advice I follow. I'm glad you have a bike that works for you. If you decide this a sport you want invest in, you can always upgrade in the future. And then pass along your bike to a n00b.
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Fitness Minutes: (7,063) Posts: 1,198 8/9/13 3:49 P
Ok, maybe 'total' is stretching it a bit far....I DO know how to ride a bike, lol! I got a new bike a few weeks ago and am loving it....Oh, by 'bike' I mean one of those on sale ones from Walmart. Its heavy and kinda ugly, but I love it. Its a start though, and until I find a job, it is what I have.
I am glad to see so much information on the forum as I have a LOT of questions and look forward to getting to know everyone!
Tracy, Illinois, CST
Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. ~The Dalai Lama
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