July 12th, 2014

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Another bike topic

After I'd bought the new bike, in September 2012, I started looking online for advice on using a bicycle to increase fitness.  I had the basic idea, but was hoping to find useful information for people over 65 who were just starting to get back in better shape.

It soon became clear that while multiple sites extolled bike riding as a route to fitness, all the practical advice was aimed at very fit much younger people.   The only thing they said to people my age was "Always consult with a doctor before starting an exercise program."   The advice for younger people was also aimed at non-beginning riders.   (There was, for instance, nothing about the bike skills you should have before venturing out in traffic, unless you worked your way down to teaching children to ride.  Adults...should know already.)   Collapse )