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    Newbie in Maryland

    Hey everyone, Im 27 and live between Baltimore and DC. I rode as a kid.. and as primary transportation on base in Korea for a year. Since then, my MTB has been hung up and just recently, I've decided to get a road bike and give it a shot as recreation.

    Any advice for someone who's never ridden a road bike?

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    ride like theres not 2mrw chris_pnoy's Avatar
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    cyclist/gearhead/cycli... moxfyre's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Exit
    Hey everyone, Im 27 and live between Baltimore and DC. I rode as a kid.. and as primary transportation on base in Korea for a year. Since then, my MTB has been hung up and just recently, I've decided to get a road bike and give it a shot as recreation.

    Any advice for someone who's never ridden a road bike?
    Hi, welcome to the forums! I'm also in between Baltimore and DC (Beltsville just south of Laurel). I've been riding a road bike for about a year now and am totally hooked. I now own two, I commute on one and race on the other.

    My biggest piece of advice: get a road bike that's large enough for you. Lots of people get a road bike that's too small for them because they find it uncomfortable or intimidatingly high at first, but you'll be happier a few weeks down the line if you get one that fits right.
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    welcome, no exit...

    i'm new here too, but as a fellow marylander i thought i'd say hi... glad to see so many of us around.

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