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Ages?(8 posts)

Ages?Josh Carter
Aug 4, 2001 5:23 PM
At what age did yall all start out riding?
re: Ages?ALLEN phx.
Aug 4, 2001 5:35 PM
I'm 16 and I started riding around September of 2000. Sounds stupid... but I wish I had started earlier.

first century at age 12club
Aug 4, 2001 6:01 PM
on my campus green '65 Schwinn Varsity with chrome fenders and a Pletscher rack, 38 pounds of Chicago iron, and old enough that it came with downtube shifters, not the later stem-mounted ones, and Huret Alvitt derailleurs, later ones were Huret but stamped "Schwinn Approved." Actually, it was more like 120 miles, with a tackle box on the rack and two fishing rods held against the rack strut by a tin can attached to the rear axle bolt. Used toe clips and straps even back then. Met my folks at the lake so I didn't have to ride back after we camped a few days.
But even before that, I rode up to 30 some miles on a Sears, Austrian-made 3-speed with a Stewart-Warner speedometer. I used to bomb down this big curvy hill until the needle pegged at just past 50, then start trying to slow down the steel rims before I shot thru the stop sign into the busy road at the bottom. No helmet, just a corduroy mod cap.
re: Ages?sral
Aug 4, 2001 6:01 PM
I got my first bike today(a Trek 1000) and i'm 15.

I haven't had a chance to ride it yet so i'm going out early tomorrow morning.
re: Ages?mackgoo
Aug 4, 2001 7:06 PM
I was 13. Celeste Bianchi Nuevo Record.
re: Ages?cycleguy
Aug 4, 2001 7:19 PM
3 nm
First pedaled a bike at age 7...MrCelloBoy
Aug 4, 2001 9:43 PM
got serious about it at age 18.
First Double Century (or any century) at age 18.
Most recent DC at age 43.
Aug 5, 2001 5:17 AM
I'm 15 and i started probably about 4 months ago with my trek 1000. Dang from what im seeing thats like the bike of choice for anyone who just started undr the age of 18. lol prolly cause we just dont have any money, but im gunna upgrade to a Trek 2300 in a few months prolly.