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Old 09-19-07, 12:01 PM   #1
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Why was that woman smiling?

A close friend was chatting about a commute into work one fine weekend morning. She saw a woman climbing the only significant hill around with a big grin on the rider's face. As she was speeding down the hill, wondering why the grin - she realized that the grinning rider was me (too late to say hi, apparently).

Well, I've been riding for four months (after ~30 year hiatus) and I am still out-of-shape but loving it. I remembered that morning ride quite well. The big grin was because for the very first time, I wasn't in the lowest gear. Yeah!
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Old 09-19-07, 12:16 PM   #2
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Not in the lowest gear and a big grin? Certain it wasn't a grimace to hide the pain?

Way to go but don't push it too hard yet. Still a bit of training to do on the body so be carefull.

And glad to hear of another returnee to cycling- You won't regret it.
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Old 09-19-07, 12:22 PM   #3
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Maybe I should've said - not in the easiest gear. I have a closed hub shifter and the gears are numbered. 1 is the easiest pedaling and 8 is the hardest. I was going up the hill in 2 for the first time (and not 1). (Is this numbering different on other bikes?)

And yeah, I'm having a blast.
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Old 09-19-07, 12:24 PM   #4
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.....and I thought this was going to be another bicycle smile thread.
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