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  1. #1
    Senior Member
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    Hello, Hello (Hola!)

    Hello everyone! I've been lurking for about a week and just signed up for an account tonight. My current ride is a GT Timberline (1999, I believe) which my Current girlfriend bought used for me after someone stole my Diamondback a couple years ago. I bike to and from the T in Boston and am considering the occasional 14 or 15 mile trek (one way) to work along the bikepath.

    I'm going to be the annoying guy asking "What's that?" a lot. 90% of what I've read so far goes right over my head. I'm a complete newbie!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Atlanta, Georgia southside
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    Welcome, I've been biking for several decades and much of what I read goes over my head as well. I just live by the rule that if I find my pedal in the up position, I move it to the down position. With this simple philosophy I have managed even century rides. I really don't worry about whether I am in a 52/12 or a 30/25 gear. I just pick one that seems to work for me and return to the philosophy mentioned above. Keep it simple, Derek. Keep it enjoyable. I would die for a 14-15 miles trek to work along a bikepath.

  3. #3
    Keep Right Except to Pass
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    Hey there

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    Senior Member juf2m's Avatar
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    I don't think anyone has noticed the reference in your title, but greetings from a fellow U2 fan (note the digits embedded in my name! LOL!)

    I am relatively new to all of this too....I'm sure we'll see each other around on the boards.

    Jessica

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    welcome!
    i just like to bike! i used to ride a chinese made forever brand 28 bike, a really bone-shaker. then a got a steel-framed giant road bike. now i use a dahon jp8 folding bike


    http://bbs.chinabike.tv
    my bike forum. welcome to leave your message there:)

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