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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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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
    Last edited by labonvie07; 09-10-05 at 09:21 AM.

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    Senior Member
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    Atlanta, Georgia southside
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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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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
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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.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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