The oldest newbie?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Methuselah, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Hi to all.

    Just bought my first ever bike. (The last one I owned my father bought a couple of years before the Beatles had their first hit.)
    I'm not proud of this but I believe in honesty so I'll admit that I've bought an Apollo Highway from Halfords.
    OK, I know, but I didn't do enough research. I've found that buying a bike from Halfords is very good exercise. I've had to walk to the store and back four times before the bike became ridable.
    I found this site a couple of days ago and have learned a lot from reading what you friendly knowledgeable people have been saying. I think I might like this bike thing.
     
  2. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Welcome to the gang,i hope you will enjoy the banter and help.Whatever bike you ride does not matter as long as you enjoy it ........oh and you must like cake anf Jaffa cakes !
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Thanks Skudupnorht, if it wasn't for cake and Jaffa cakes perhaps I wouldn't need a bike!:blush:
     
  4. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Welcome. Age does not seem to be much of a barrier for cycling. My next door neighbour just turned 70 and cycles around 30 miles most mornings...........and a lot faster than I could and I am 17 years his junior!
     
  5. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Welcome, and don't worry about the bike, because when it comes down to it, if it makes you happy, then who cares what anyone else thinks?
     
  6. Welcome to CC and I will emulate what the others have said, enjoy the bike :thumbsup:
     
  7. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    Hi & :welcome: it doesn't matter what you ride as long as your out on bike and age is only numbers :smile:
     
  8. Hi, and welcome along to CC young man :welcome:
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    It's so nice to feel welcomed. Thanks to all.
     
  10. BrianEvesham

    BrianEvesham Mask is gone!

    Welcome from Evesham.
     
  11. Octet

    Octet Über Member

    Welcome to the forum, providing the bicycle moves then there is nothing wrong with it! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Frankieabbott

    Frankieabbott Regular

    Location:
    Teesside
    Welcome from Teesside....age is just a number. I'm just starting up in my mid fifties, (only I haven't progressed to the bike buying stage yet), so you have a start on me. Whatever you do then enjoy it...I'm gonna leave the competing to the young 'uns.
     
  13. compo

    compo Veteran

    Location:
    Harlow
    64? Nowhere near the oldest here, but good to have another geriatric along to keep these young wippersnappers in check.
     
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  14. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    It's not the bike that's the thing, it's the fun had wrangling it :smile:

    Welcome aboard.
     
  15. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Welcome Met :welcome: Lots of fun a bike, does not matter what type, as long as it goes it will take you places. You need to give it a name now that he/she is part of the family :smile:
     
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