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Old 03-22-06, 08:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-22-06, 08:47 PM   #2
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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!
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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).
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Old 03-22-06, 09:37 PM   #4
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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)
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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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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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Old 03-27-06, 09:28 PM   #10
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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.
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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