I've never even seen a trail in Orlando, but people at bike shops tell me they exist. I don't know what Orlando has to offer so I'm just going to start with a standard XC bike. I grew up on the Connecticut shoreline so I'm used to mountainous terrain with lots of loose rocks, ditches, steams, and roots. Typical forrest riding I guess with some fireroads for some high speed excitement. I do plan on going back to CT after I graduate next December so the XC bike will work well there.
I was in high school while I lived in CT so I didn't really take biking very seriously. Now I got the itch to ride again and want to get more technical knowledge so I can better choose the right tool for the job. From what I've read so far this site has many knowledgable people and I will gain plenty I'm sure.
This cool weather we are getting here lately is perfect for riding and here I am with no bike at all! Either this sport has evolved a ton in the past 5 years or I was totally clueless to what was available. There are so many different types of frames available I can barely tell them apart. So to me most of them seem very similar. Like the Specialized "P" frame, to me it just looks like a regular 14 or 16 inch XC bike but with more rake to the neck (is that the proper term?).
Also, this time around I'm going to get into the training/nuitrition part of the sport for the obvious aerobic and health reasons. I see there is a section for that topic so I frequent that one as well.
Look forward to many newbie type questions from me. I am aware of the search function so they should be kept to a minimum anyway. Thanks.
Kind of surprised "Beau" is not already taken as a user name
Last edited by Beau; 11-13-02 at 10:24 PM.