Cheers from Bennington, Nebraska

mutualmick

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Hello! I'll post pictures of my story. I ride a bike that hasn't been reviewed here that I know of. In my younger days I rode a Schwinn Continental circa 1975 but work, kids, house and other interests pulled me away from riding until ten years ago at the age of 60. I hopped back on that Schwinn and realized that technology had improved quite a bit since my earlier experience so I made the decision to buy a ne Trek Compact Hybrid 1.2. It was so light weight I was addicted and was riding 150-200 miles a month right away. Soon I needed a bike with some suspension and wider tires so I could ride gravel so I bought a Trek Gary Fischer DS 8.3 and started riding converted rail trails. I bought my wife an iZip ePath e-bike so she could ride a keep up with me and found after a while I couldn't keep up with her. I initially bought into a Kickstarter electric conversion kit from China. E-bikes were not very popular and it was hard to find a low cost conversion kit but I did it using my Trek DS 8.3 and for about a year I rode my converted front wheel drive e-bike conversion until I knew it wasn't going to do what I wanted it to do for me. So last year I made the jump to a Trek Domane+ HP which is a beast of a bike and has me back riding 150-200 miles a month again at age 70. My wife and I go on some adventure rides and we take our pup with us frequently. I love EBR but wish they didn't always focus on commuter and MTB bikes. Trek has some great e-bike offerings for the road rider.

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indianajo

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Welcome to the site.
Handsome couple, nifty dog, nice bikes.
Glad road posture has worked for you. It is certainly faster & more efficient than sitting upright. Mother popped a neck disk sitting wrong @ work & was in pain every second 13 years until the end. So looking just like her, I have been afraid to flex my neck that much. Wind sure slows me down, but the cruiser posture is back after 40 years out of fashion.
 

reed scott

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the site.
Handsome couple, nifty dog, nice bikes.
Glad road posture has worked for you. It is certainly faster & more efficient than sitting upright. Mother popped a neck disk sitting wrong @ work & was in pain every second 13 years until the end. So looking just like her, I have been afraid to flex my neck that much. Wind sure slows me down, but the cruiser posture is back after 40 years out of fashion.
I resemble that remark. No use fighting it. 😶

EDIT: Prolly should have Said 'little' use fighting it. At this age I'm fighting everything really.
 
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