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    Another Clyde is out of the gate & running.

    Hello all!… I’ve been telling myself I was going to get a real bike, get riding, and get in a little better shape. I keep reading on here about you guys doing it, and I thought, “Why not me too?”

    Well, today I did it. I had not found a bike that I REALLY liked, so I was just going to buy what I considered the best choice and make do… Perhaps change the seat, grips etc.

    I drove to the LBS to buy it and found a note on the door that said, “Be back at 4:15”. Just to kill some time, I decided to drive a little ways to another shop and met my match. A Raleigh Detour 3.5 with a 23” frame. At 6’4” I liked the way it fit.

    I’m sure some of you have taken that test ride and the bike just “Clicked”… Well this one did.

    Add the water bottles and a Sigma bike computer and put it in the truck! The best part… it was a hundred bucks cheaper than the bike I fully intended to buy (and was going to settle for) today. Ya gotta love Karma.

    The guys at the shop were so good I actually brought my wife back and bought her a bike too.

    For our first ride we did 2.7 miles together. Then I dropped her off at home and did another 2 miles alone.

    Today’s weight: 295. We shall see what we can do.

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    Welcome to the forum. It's an addicting activity you've gotten into. Good luck with your weight loss.

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    BIGWOLF ajbeck21's Avatar
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    good move !!! get on that thing and ride stick with it

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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    Excellent! You found the bike that "clicked" and a good LBS. Saving $100 is a nice bonus too, but not as nice as getting your wife a bike and riding together.

    Now it's time to ride, and ride, and ride.

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    Awesome! Hopefully you will get out there every day and enjoy the outdoors.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Welcome to the herd, both of ya!
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    Senior Member Zoxe's Avatar
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    Congrats on the new bike!

    Your story is a little like mine in that I went to the store expecting to buy a Trek FX 7.2 but "clicked" on a Giant Cypress DX. Mrs. Zoxe similarly "clicked" on a Giant Revive, even though we were technically shopping for me that day.

    Now I need to avoid "clicking" on anything else until these have some miles on them.

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    This Space For Rent Stujoe's Avatar
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    Welcome! Keep at it. Great that your wife is riding. I can't get mine to do it.

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