Older cyclist

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mart44, 10 Jul 2019.

  1. Mart44

    Mart44 Well-Known Member

    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

  2. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Not So Special One

    North Yorkshire
    Hello and welcome, lots of friendly folk on here.
  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    How old is older?

    I just turned 46 and am probably faster than I have ever been, on and off road.
  4. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Hello and welcome :welcome:
  5. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog


    And I’m 45 and easily more handsome than I have ever been. And like bikes.
    Andy in Germany and I like Skol like this.
  6. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    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
    dave r likes this.
  7. lane

    lane Über Member

  8. OP

    Mart44 Well-Known Member

    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:
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
  10. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Hello and welcome. :welcome:
  12. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    Hello and welcome. I am 68 and certainly a lot wiser than I have ever been.
  13. graham bowers

    graham bowers Veteran

    NW Leicestershire
    Welcome. I too moved from predominantly MTB to predominantly road; well, quiet lanes for the most part. A lovely way to explore our delightful countryside. If an electric foot is the difference between enjoying it and not, charge up and go ;-)
    theloafer and lane like this.
  14. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    I used to have a fairish age. Now I've a whitish age.... Welcome.
    Sharky likes this.
  15. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    You don't look it, 68 I mean.... :okay:
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