Older cyclist

Mart44

Senior Member
Location
South of England
Hello everyone - I did mountain biking for about 20 years over the hills of southern England but having reached a fairish age now, I've recently stopped doing this. I've changed the knobbly tyres to smooth road ones. Not only that but I've bought a road e-bike. I ride this about 50% of the time. Sheer luxury but I hope my fitness won't suffer too much.

Looking forward to being a member of the forum

All the best

mart44
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
Hello and welcome, lots of friendly folk on here.
 

Sharky

Veteran
Location
Kent
Going by your user name, you must be either 44 or born in 44 or you drive a 4x4.

Whatever, you're not old yet.
Welcome to the forum
 
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Mart44

Mart44

Senior Member
Location
South of England
Thanks to everyone - My age is 74 but I can still cycle (and walk at a brisk pace) for miles. Up until a couple of years ago, about 50 miles a week was the norm. Some of it on road but only to get to the places where we could go off-road. Unfortunately, my co-cyclist during those 20 years of off-road cycling fell ill and couldn't ride anymore. Without him, I lost my motivation to keep cycling to the same degree.

Nonetheless, I still like to get out on the bike or walk rather than hop in the car. I think I ought to ride the manual bike a bit more because, having ridden the e-bike for a while, it felt like the manual bike had the brakes stuck partially on. :smile:
 

raleighnut

Guru
Location
On 3 Wheels
:welcome:
 

deptfordmarmoset

Full time tea drinker
Location
Armonmy Way
Hello everyone - I did mountain biking for about 20 years over the hills of southern England but having reached a fairish age now, I've recently stopped doing this. I've changed the knobbly tyres to smooth road ones. Not only that but I've bought a road e-bike. I ride this about 50% of the time. Sheer luxury but I hope my fitness won't suffer too much.

Looking forward to being a member of the forum

All the best

mart44
I used to have a fairish age. Now I've a whitish age.... Welcome.
 
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