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    New Clyde in Shreveport, La

    Hey gents,

    Guess by defualt I will be joining your club. Pretty psyched about it, really. Getting back into biking after a 20ish year hiatus, and looking forward to the freedom and health benifits i.e. weight loss. I have been lurking here over the past 2 months or so and have enjoyed the wealth of info everyone has provided esp on equipment selection/choices and training programs. About me-

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    distance runner in high school/college

    Over the last few months been researching various bikes/bike styles. Finally settled on a 2007 Lemond Tourmalet w/ a double chain ring. LBS has be great to deal with thus far. Bike was orderd on Monday, so it should arrive on Friday, hopefully have it fitted on Saturday. I rode a 06 Felt F80, Felt Z90, OCR A1, OCR2, Reno, and Etape. I guess i have a type A personality but the poorer shifting of lower end components was like someone running their fingers down a chalk board. Perhaps im a little Type A. Ill post pictures of the whole set up once i get it home. Any other Lemond riders out there? Seems like a bunch of Giant, C'dale, and Trek folks.

    Cheers-
    Mike

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    At 210 you wont be here long, but welcome anyway. Grab some fried chicken and take a seat.
    http://www.trailerparkboys.org/forum...fault/beer.gif In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. -Ben Franklin

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    Welcome Tignbc! Im in BC as well. im 5'8" and down to 200 at the moment . I have a couple old steel bikes from the 80's that I ride. A Fuji Roubaix and a Centurion Ironman. My Fuji is purple and I have yellow bar tape on it but looking for some LSU gold color tape to really set it off! I usually ride on the trail by Centurytell but have been thinkin bout riding to Natchitoches and back when the days get a little longer. Hwy 1 dont seem to be so busy with most folks driving I-49.

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    Dahoss,
    Dig the nickname, I didnt know someone in my own back yard would be in this group. Way cool! Im rather new to the local area (military transplant), but i hope to get out and meet a lot of folks and do some fun rides with the bros. I actually live out by Louisiana Downs (stockwell area), I know im going to start out slow, but once I get into a resonable fitness level perhaps we should hit the roads. Im sure you know of some good places to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (51)
    At 210 you wont be here long, but welcome anyway. Grab some fried chicken and take a seat.
    I'd make it grilled chicken with a lot of salad unless you want to stay here a long time!

    Welcome to Bike Forums, Mike.

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    Welcome! Yeah, at 210 I see you as a short-timer. Unless you take (51)s advice about the chicken - that's why I'm still here...

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    Hey mike if u live in Stockwell I know u seen LA Downs. That was my second home in the late 80's and early 90's. I picked my nickname from a Mid Grade stakes horse Nick Zito had in the early 90's, DAHOSS. Cashed some nice exactas and trifectas on that horse! I normally just ride the bike trail on the Teague Parkway for safety's sake but I'm wanting to find some lesser travelled roads to ride on. A friend of mine lives up around Cypress Lake and tells me he rides some of those roads up there and even some decent hills near Rocky Mt. I live on Sligo Rd. in South Bossier and although I've seen a few brave souls riding on Sligo Rd., no way for me. Just get riding and we'll figure something out sooner or later.

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