@ 50 y.o. I get my ass handed to me by the young uns , but thats not what its about to me . Just enjoy the ride .
Welcome. I'm a little jealous of your location. You live in an area that I think is one of the country's best mountain biking areas. Slaughter Pen Hallow on the North side of Bentonville is probably the closest trails to you but you also have Leatherwood in Eureka Springs that you can claim as a local trail.70vert said:First I'd like to say hello and thanks for all the good information I've been reading on this forum
Bought my first mtb last weekend; GF paragon. It was pretty cold the day I got it but managed to put 10 miles on it (mostly on pavement) before my face got too frozen. What a blast. Since then, the temps have been in the teens and haven't been able to get anymore use out of it and its driving me crazy. Can't hardly wait for some 40 degree weater.
I feel I'm in great shape as I work out allmost every day in the gym with 30 min. cartio + 1.5-2 hrs weights. I'm looking to get outdoors with the cartio (especially during the weekend). I'm wondering how a 47 yr. old is going to stack up with others I see out who are typically much younger than I. I think I'll stay away from the crowds untill I can at least get the clipless thing down pat.
I'd like to here from some others around my age with your experiences and advice.
Thought I felt a Chevy vibe... That is a very, very nice stable of 'Vettes. I'm a car/Chevy guy, too. I've got a '65 L79 Malibu SS that has been in my family since it was new in June '65...hence my user name. A '95 Z28 convertible as well.70vert said:Dave, good catch on the user name. Yes I'm a car guy; have 3 corvettes: '65 FI coupe, '70 BB convertable and a '96 grand sport.
no kidding... i assumed you were a kid since you had a pretty mundane car's chassis code for a username. What's the story there?ae111black said:most of the guy's I ride with are in their 40's and 50's and they usually kick my butt! I'm 36
Have you been to Simple Pleasures (www.simplepleasures.us) in Bella Vista? They've got about 20 cars ranging from the early 1900's (Ford, Dodge Brothers) to the late 60's.70vert said:Good replys, thanks. Yes, Northwest Arkansas is flush with great rides. I've allready hooked up with the LBS, great help. I'll seek company as soon as I get some more miles on the seat.
Dave, good catch on the user name. Yes I'm a car guy; have 3 corvettes: '65 FI coupe, '70 BB convertable and a '96 grand sport.