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Old 03-14-09, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hello from new guy

Just a quick note to say hello and introduce myself. I've been looking about bikeforums and posted a little bit here and there on the C&V group. I just found this group and thought I might fit in seeing as I'm 50+ (52 to be exact). I'm back from an a 9 year or so hiatus from cycling, and to recover from knee surgery last summer I started again. I'm once again hooked. I have a few nice bikes and have been through a lot of other good ones since I got the road bike bug in the late '70s. A lot has changed in cycling in the 9 years I've been away from it, but legs and lungs are still the bottom line.

Riding in Miami has always had it's pros and cons, traffic free roads being the main challenge, but we're blessed with year-round cycling weather. That and a flexible schedule allows me to ride almost daily.

I'll look forward to participating here in the future, and regards to all my fellow oldsters.

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Old 03-14-09, 01:58 PM   #2
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Welcome Manny... nice to have you along for the ride
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52, me too. Wouldn't have it any other way!
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Hey "New Guy"...welcome from an old guy!!!
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It's always good to get another young whippersnapper to join our group.
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We always welcome the new, younger members, enjoy Manny, remember, it is not the destination, it is the journey that counts.
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Welcome aboard. You said a mouthful. Legs and lungs is what really matters.
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Sounds like you will "fit" right in with many of the 50+'ers, hang around and ENJOY!!
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DANG! Now I know my problem!
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G'Day mate!Welcome on board.
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Miami - Hmmm.

Peach would be Georgia and citrus doesn't sound like good pie filling to me. Do they have mango pie? My wife and I were trying to remember yesterday. What's in those Cuban sandwiches?
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Old 03-15-09, 09:23 AM   #14
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Miami - Hmmm.

Peach would be Georgia and citrus doesn't sound like good pie filling to me. Do they have mango pie? My wife and I were trying to remember yesterday. What's in those Cuban sandwiches?

I've seen mango pie but it's not real common. Best way to eat a mango is naked.

I haven't had a Cuban sandwich in years, but essentially it's ham, roast pork, swiss cheese, pickles, mayo, and mustard on cuban bread. Eat one and you need to ride a century to get rid of it.
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Best way to eat a mango is naked.
Kinky......

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Tell us about the hills in Miami.
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There is this one highway overpass.............................
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What are "hills"?
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I've seen mango pie but it's not real common. Best way to eat a mango is naked.

I haven't had a Cuban sandwich in years, but essentially it's ham, roast pork, swiss cheese, pickles, mayo, and mustard on cuban bread. Eat one and you need to ride a century to get rid of it.
Mmmmmm. So can you think of a better motivation to ride a century?
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What are "hills"?




They are one of the few places on a ride where you can get up to 30mph- unless you have a tailwind.
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[QUOTE=nine14six;8532979]I've seen mango pie but it's not real common. Best way to eat a mango is naked.

So, that's the problem, I have always eaten them with my clothes on!!!!
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Mmmmmm. So can you think of a better motivation to ride a century?
A Cuban sandwich is definitely a better motivator than a Cuban cigar.
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A Cuban sandwich is definitely a better motivator than a Cuban cigar.
Unless the Cuban cigar is at the end of the ride..........or a Dominican for that matter. Just reading about the Cuban sandwich, I gained 5 lbs.
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Forget the sandwich, I'm lusting after the Cuban cigar.

By the way, welcome to the group, Manny.
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