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Old 08-02-05, 11:29 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-03-05, 08:27 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-03-05, 10:30 AM   #4
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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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