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    Greetings from Portland, OR!

    My name is Paul, I'm 52, and I've gotten back into biking in the past year or so. I had some major surgery (think prostrate, but take away one "r") about two years ago and was noticing a gradual ballooning of my weight, what with not getting any exercise and feeling like I could eat anything I wanted because I had been through hell and back. All that ended the day I saw an ad for the Portland LiveStrong Ride in the summer of '05. I dusted off all 30 pounds of my 30-year old Takara 10-speed, got a new helmet, shorts, and a new attitude and started doing 10, 20, 30, and up to 60 mile rides to get ready for the late September 70 miler that I had signed up for. I raised $1,500 for the cause and rode with pride, even though I got passed by a lot of hardbodies on some of the climbs around Hagg Lake.

    After the ride, I ditched the Takara for a Fuji Roubaix, weighing in at about 20 pounds. What a difference! Hills that were impossible to climb before opened up to me. I was slow, but I was still moving on the bike and not walking it up the hills.

    I rode a lot when I was a kid and in college (never competively), always for fun. Now I do it for fun and fitness.

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    so whatcha' want? bigskymacadam's Avatar
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    LiveStrong last year was the best! Welcome.

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    Welcome! Stop by the Fifty+ forum too if you like.

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    L-I-V-I-N dtrain's Avatar
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    Welcome!

    There's a very active group of forum members here in Portland who network and do rides together. It's been a great experience to get out there and join 'em.
    "The older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin', man, L-I-V-I-N." - Wooderson

    '14 Cannondale Synapse (carbon) - '04 Bianchi Imola (steel) - '99 Gary Fisher Big Sur (mtn)

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    hey, howz it goin?

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