How long will you continue cycling?

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  • And this is him at 26 yo, at the Dulwich Paragon's 21st anniversary Dance in '56 with my mum, his bride to be who's got this whole Ruth Ellis vibe going on...https://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumiĀ­d=1495&pictureid=8823

  • ^Well that linked fine, wonder why the other didn't.

  • I do know 100% that I'll forever ride a bicycle, I've already got (and adapt) the idea bicycle for everyday riding, so I'm perfectly able to live without a car.

  • Don't know what his problem is, the original pic worked for me.

  • My mother is a nurse and has a patent who is part of a Tandem couple. In their 70s would do day trip rides of 80 mile RT to go for a coffee, ride several times a week, lyrcaed up riding everywhere apparently. They would come into the surgery on the tandem. Then a few months ago husband became ill and went from active to dead in only a few weeks. Apparently the now windowed women has stopped riding. Sad but understandable.

    Some one should step in an keep her active.

  • Ahhh, working for me now.

  • Digger, leonie just went "aww that's so cool" when she see the two photos of your parents.

    do your dad drive a car or cycle exclusively?

  • He's never enjoyed driving but it's useful for some stuff, he used to ride a motorbike too, hasen't in around 48 years.
    I keep an estate car, it might get driven once a month, the plan is that even though Kate and I are split up, we'll still share the car, 'cos neither of us wants a whole car but her mum lives on the side of one of the Black mountains and has only ever cycled, she's only riding fixed at the moment because there's a problem with the Mercian and it's handy to go down there every couple of months and do the stuff that is hard in a rural area without a car.
    So what I'm saying is cars are a tool which none of our extended family like to be too dependent on...

  • ^Ed and Leonie, should be three pix...

  • im only going to ride my bike until it stops being cool - after that, back to microscooters yeah? whos with me....?

  • my father-in-law had planned a 70 mile ride on his 70th birthday (25 june) a couple of years ago.. he was really looking forward to it, i was too as it was a fine summer and we had all day.. he is an amazing fella.. alas he had prostate and waterwork problems, doctors discovered some incurable blood disease. i pleaded with him to get a second opinion, ask him to change his saddle.. but he just accepted their advice and his fate, which was to give up cycling.. that was 4 years ago.. he looks so frail now, a shadow of the man i cycled with around the rolling hills of the cotwolds, he knew every inch of road and country lane between oxford and birmingham. Featured in the Banbury Star as a TT rider..

    i realised that that could happen to me one day.. so i plan enjoy cycling for a long as possible, i even welcome the hard struggling days, when the pain is unbearable.. i don't have to prove anything to anyone, just live for that freedom.. and appreciate what health and small happiness i find among my circle of cycling friends.

    From Brighton to Stratford-upon-avon that's my training ground..

  • Forever I hope, I couldn't imagine a day without riding.

  • Until my body gives up

  • What do you mean by "continue"? It's winter now.

  • Until I reach my destination.

  • What do you mean by "continue"? It's winter now.

    That's a good point. Cycle? I'd say until something goes wrong. Commuting through the winter? Perhaps sooner. Can't imagine cycling to work at 62.

  • My mother is a nurse and has a patent who is part of a Tandem couple. In their 70s would do day trip rides of 80 mile RT to go for a coffee, ride several times a week, lyrcaed up riding everywhere apparently. They would come into the surgery on the tandem. Then a few months ago husband became ill and went from active to dead in only a few weeks. Apparently the now windowed women has stopped riding. Sad but understandable.

    She probably never really liked it and was just humouring him :-)

    When I'm too old to sit on a saddle.... I'm getting a recumbent trike.

    I'd like to think, like the man in the story above, there will be a very short gap between not being able to cycle and death! :)

    (just realised that sounds kinda morbid, but I mean that cycling so late in life would be good)

  • When I'm too old to sit on a saddle.... I'm getting a recumbent trike.

    ...and probably end up needing cycle training just to ride a trike!

  • Forever I hope, I couldn't imagine a day without riding.

    me too dude!

  • 'Til I get to my destination.
    Well, I'd like to keep going forever. My Grandad's 80th present was a very nice thorn, so I'd like to go on like him.

    I might reconsider if I ever got in a crash that ended me up in intensive care.

  • I hope to be still cycling when I hit 54 which is probably older than "for eva"

  • That's next week isn't it?

  • Until they deliver my flying car.

  • Until the arthritis hurts too much...

  • Not only do I hope that I'll be riding as long as my health allows it I bloody wish I had started riding before 25!

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