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    Newbie DerrickC's Avatar
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    Hi All,
    I recently moved to Temple, Tx. and decided to start riding to work as much as possible, after about ten years of not riding. I will be starting my Emergency Medicine residency in July, and I want to intergrate some excercise into my daily routine. There may not be much other time. I just purchased a Specialized Expedition (? a comfort bike?). The ergos seem to fit my 6'6" frame pretty well.
    It looks like I will have about an 11 mile round trip commute daily, and I have already learned a great deal from perusing the forums.
    I also have a circa 1994 Schwinn High Plains, that I have been dragging around with me since I stopped riding, it was my previous commuting bike. I have found that the bike (couldn't be me ) ergonomics have changed over the last ten years and I cannot tolerate as much weight on my wrists and lower back. I think that I will strip it down and use it as a trail bike. I need to find some trails though.

    Great site;Thanks for all of the info that I have already gathered, and will probably gain in the future. I hope that i can learn enough to contribute as well.

    Derrick

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome Derrick.
    Good choice on deciding to bike commute. My work background is in medical equipment repair so I've spent lots of years in hospitals and have seen many residents get out of an exercise routine because of time demands at the hospital.
    Good luck with the residency.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Senior Member rule's Avatar
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    Howdy!

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    Senior Member Lonestar1's Avatar
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    Welcome DerrickC. There are some challenging trails in Cameron Park in Waco or you could try BLORA (Belton Lake).
    "...You ask me what I like about
    Texas? Well I'd tell ya', but we could
    be here...all night long."

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