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Old 09-09-05, 05:22 PM   #1
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I'm a transplant in Florida and I finally decided to get a real bike (been riding a beater 80's panasonic) and start commuting to work. I live in Orlando and my commute is a meager 1 m each way. But I want to make my bike my main transportation around orlando, including the 5.4 m each way trek to my g-friend. Maybe once I get settled in I'll think about doing longer rides (50 miles ish).

The bike I bought is an 05' Giant FCR 3. I originally thought about getting a mtb style hybrid and looked at trek 7xxxfx series among others. But once I rode the Giant's road like frame with carbon fiber fork and straight handlebar. I was sold.

Not much else to say. If your in fl and dont mind new riders feel free to pm me. I'm def a lil nervous about all the florida rain and what will happen to me in it on my bike. oh well. Time will tell. ciao

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Old 09-10-05, 01:50 PM   #2
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Welcome, if I lived in Florida it would be like heaven. You have so many great trails and so much greenway space. Take advantage of it.
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Old 09-12-05, 06:30 AM   #3
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Welcome labonvie07. Congrats on joining the bike revolution.

I just got back from a 3 day trip to Orlando.
I visited "my old bike shop", Orange Cycle Works. Much larger store than it was when I lived there.

I saw bikes lanes everywhere and many more folks on bikes.
Maybe you were one of them.

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
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