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    Newbee from Vermont

    Hello all. Great site. I've decided in middle age to give up running and start biking for my aerobic exercise. Had a Marin hybrid but just got a Trek Pilot 5.0 which I modded with some Ultegra shifters. Love the bike and the way it accelerates compared to the heavy marin, what a difference. Have been out twice, first time hit by a car at an intersection, just minor scratch to me, didn't fall off. Hey, it's dangerous out there! :-) Anyway look forward to interacting with you all.

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    Hi!
    and welcome. What I did was to go down to my library and get Effective Cycling. ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846 )
    They can get it with an interlibrary loan if it's not in the stacks. Between what I had forgotten, and the new style of acting more like a vehicle, it helped a lot. Got a helmet yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermont cruiser
    Hello all. Great site. I've decided in middle age to give up running and start biking for my aerobic exercise. Had a Marin hybrid but just got a Trek Pilot 5.0 which I modded with some Ultegra shifters. Love the bike and the way it accelerates compared to the heavy marin, what a difference. Have been out twice, first time hit by a car at an intersection, just minor scratch to me, didn't fall off. Hey, it's dangerous out there! :-) Anyway look forward to interacting with you all.

    Glad you are Ok from the car assault !!
    Im moving to Rutland in August and as a middle ager myself , Im a little intimidated
    by the hills there. We have some pretty serious hillage here in Pa but nothing like you
    guys !! Yikes !!
    Welcome, be safe !!
    Łem in Pa.

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    Welcome, VC. I got into biking when my wife decided that she need to cross train instead of running. We both regret that we didn't discover this sport earlier (we are in our early 50's). Last September we did a 3-4 day trip around Brandon (Ticonderoga area was excellent). I was impressed that the Vt drivers were very respectful, and at least the routes that we did were hilly at times but no mountainous.

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    Hey Lem, if you like snow skiing. They have some great skiing right up the hill there in Killington. If I ever hit the lottery, I might join you guys up there.
    Welcome to the forums V Cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekDen
    Hey Lem, if you like snow skiing. They have some great skiing right up the hill there in Killington. If I ever hit the lottery, I might join you guys up there.
    Welcome to the forums V Cruiser.

    Ha ha Dan, I have a story about skiing that would be too long to tell here
    but in a nutshell..1969, Hidden Valley, leg broken in 6 places.....nevermind
    but they do MTB there (Killington)in the summer, I will be taking full advantage of that

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    Thanks for the note. Hey, Flacid member? That can't mean what I think it does, does it?

    :-)

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