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    newbie athena

    hello all,

    I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm in upstate NY and want to get back into bicycling. I've not ridden for over a year, basically. I used to ride quite a bit and was in much better shape (and much happier) for it.

    I just moved near a great bike path (currently covered in ice and snow and probably will be through the winter). Further out, there are great road rides. I plan on commuting to work (about 6 miles direct, more if I use the bike path) when the weather is better, and I am also wanting to do some bike touring this summer.

    I've been lurking for a while, you all seem to be a great group with lots of expertise and great humor. This seems to be a safe place to ask some of my newbie-ish questions. I'll post later today on my 'wanting a new bike' question.

    I look forward to becoming a more active member here.

    Oh, I'm around 185, and want to ditch at least 30 lbs of that this year.

    Phredette

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    Welcome to the group. You got it right, this is the best group of people in the cycling community. Good luck on your return to the sport!
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    Welcome! Phredette! Enjoy the ride
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    Hi Phredette! Welcome aboard!
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    Hello and welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phredette View Post

    Oh, I'm around 185, and want to ditch at least 30 lbs of that this year.

    Phredette



    Yeah you should be able to do that (and more), especially once you start commuting those six miles. I lost about 45 lbs commuting seven miles each way (14 RT) over a span of a year without any diet changes. Of course I rode like I had a purpose, so that would make a difference too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DelusionalDude View Post
    Hello and welcome.

    BTW, I will assume it is pronounced 'FreeDebt' until corrected.

    Well, I do happen to be debt free, but it's Fred-ette .

    Thanks, all for the warm welcome!

    Phredette

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    I was thinking "Phred"ette was a take on the Fred thing.
    Oh and welcome

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    I sit corrected.
    (I say sit instead of stand because..... well because I am sitting.)

    It is nice to have a little more estrogen flowing around here. It smells much nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DelusionalDude View Post
    I sit corrected.
    (I say sit instead of stand because..... well because I am sitting.)

    It is nice to have a little more estrogen flowing around here. It smells much nicer.

    Not after a mid-summer long and hard ride!

    Phredette

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