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    Hello from Harrisburg

    Hi Everyone!

    I did my first 13 miles last Saturday after about 10 years of no riding, and man did it feel great!

    I've been riding ever since I was a kid, but have been out of it for a while due to career, growing family, etc. I hope to get to the point where I can commute to work everyday, since it's about 13 miles round trip. My employer is bike-friendly, so that should work out well. I don't think I could ever be 100% car free, but I want to be car-light. Plus, I like the idea of the workout being the commute, putting that time to good use. Thanks for all of your tips and motivation.

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    Welcome! It sounds like you're on the right track for getting back in to the sport. Spring's just around the corner, so good luck!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Welcome! I'm about 5-7 miles from you. Look me up here if you want to go for a ride sometime after it gets warmer (presuming it will ever get warmer).
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    You lucky stiff, only a few miles from HERSHEY, Pennsylvania. I was last in that area 49 years ago and still remember the excitement at seeing the exit sign on the Pennsy Turnpike. How about a picture of your bike next to a giant Hershey Bar.
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    Welcome!

    Enjoy the riding, watch out for the drivers

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    Not only are you close to Hershey, but also Gettysburg and South Williamsport (home of Little League World Series)
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
    in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a ride!!!"

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    Welcome to the boards, from the SW side of the state. Keep up the riding, and get ready for one of the Covered Bridge rides. A bunch from the forums here get together for that one. I going to try, and fit it in this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Welcome! I'm about 5-7 miles from you. Look me up here if you want to go for a ride sometime after it gets warmer (presuming it will ever get warmer).

    Oh come on, how much warmer do you want it I went out today and sure the sun wasn't out, and it was only in the 40's and a little mist coming down now and then, but it beat sitting in the house and watching Dr Phil.

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    I also live close to you, I live in Camp Hill, I too am getting reacquianted with cycling. I myself have been thinking about a recumbent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elad63
    I also live close to you, I live in Camp Hill, I too am getting reacquianted with cycling. I myself have been thinking about a recumbent.
    There is a guy who rides one near Good Shepard on the Pike. You can see him taking the center lane there early in the a.m. Looks like he has a lot of fun riding it.

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