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    Loving this biking thing

    Just got home from an 8 mile ride today. I went on a nice multi-use path near my house. It's built on an old railroad line so it's wide, relatively flat and pretty smooth. The 8 miles just flew by and I was nowhere near as tired as I was riding the hills around my neighborhood. I think I'll just try to push it a little further each time.

    This sure beats the heck out of walking. Riding bikes is actually pretty fun. Who knew?

    Mike

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    Welcome to the club.

    I have commuted to work, gone on cycling vacations,
    even picked up the groceries on my bike.

    Have fun.
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
    Stewart Brand

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    Bicycling is the world's most efficient vehicle, keep pedaling and always have fun!

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    When I've ridden a bike that fits I find that I smile almost the whole time - except for when I'm climbing a hill, when I'm busy trying to breathe. I was surprised at how much I like it because it'd been a loooong time since I'd ridden a bike when we tried it again recently.

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    it's addictive

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    You'll find that the miles come together, when you're running on beanpower... 8]
    Hills will invite you to truly grasp your gearing, and the size of your wheel will take on a new signifigance. Happy Travels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    When I've ridden a bike that fits I find that I smile almost the whole time - except for when I'm climbing a hill, when I'm busy trying to breathe. I was surprised at how much I like it because it'd been a loooong time since I'd ridden a bike when we tried it again recently.
    I totally agree about the bike fit being a huge factor in enjoying riding. I had an el cheapo department store mountain bike that I bought probably 15 years ago. It spent most of its life on my garage wall. When I decided to try cycling again, I took it down, aired up the tires, gave it a once over tune-up/lube/adjustment and took it for a ride down the street and back. It sucked! The frame was too small for me (always had been I guess). The seat and handlebar positioning just wasn't comfortable at all. By contrast, my Trek feels like it was made just for me it's so comfortable. I love it.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaneferd View Post
    You'll find that the miles come together, when you're running on beanpower...
    I don't think the people behind me like it when I'm running on bean power.

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    Great to hear it. Always good when you finish a ride and feel great about it.
    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.*~Robert Collier

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