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Old 05-27-06, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hello from Florida!

I've been reading this forum since January, but I wanted to wait and see if biking was for me before I posted. Last week I surpassed 1,250 miles! It was difficult at first, but someone here mentioned that you need to ride for thirty days before you decide whether biking is for you. Four months after getting my bike I am riding 25 miles each day and enjoying it!

I want to thank Mikabike, Pwdbytrd and King Termite for their inspiring posts, because I too am a Clyde but I'm losing about two pounds per week!

If any other Clyde is reading this post and wondering what to buy, I have a Trek 7200. Everything on it is stock. I am over 300 lbs and I've never popped a tire, spoke, crank, seatpost, etc.

Thanks everyone for your information and tips!
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Old 05-28-06, 06:40 AM   #2
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Florida where?

Any chance you are around the Pensacola area?
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Old 05-29-06, 01:54 AM   #3
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Nope. Suncoast.
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Old 06-04-06, 06:20 PM   #4
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What a warm, welcoming bunch! Why even have this area???
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Old 06-04-06, 07:06 PM   #5
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<chuckle> I wonder about that myself sometimes. You said you were from the Suncoast area. Does that mean the West Central region of Florida? 'Cause that's where I'm at. Valrico. Just outside of Brandon, but before Plant City.

Pepper (Wife) and I ride at Flatwoods and sometime the Suncoast Trail. We also have ridden parts of the Withlacooche (I wanna go back, but it's a drive, and I'm hesitant to spend the gas money to drive to Inverness). We did get a chance to ride the Van Fleet Trail in Polk County up to Sumter county. That took us three days, spread out over a couple of weeks.

We are the biking equivilant of duffers. She rides a comfort bike (Mongoose Sahara), and I ride a mtb (GT Avalance 3.0) with street tires. No bike shorts or such, but we do wear helmets.
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Old 06-05-06, 02:13 AM   #6
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I'm in Sarasota. I mostly ride the keys; Siesta and Longboat. About 20-25 miles a day.
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Old 06-05-06, 05:25 AM   #7
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Cool, welcome to Club Clyde

I bet you can figure out where I'm from
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Old 06-05-06, 06:00 PM   #8
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Cool, welcome to Club Clyde

Yeah, where is the Clyde section?
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Old 06-05-06, 06:28 PM   #9
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I rode Longboat Key today. The ride south was terrific, the ride north was a struggle. From my house to Mote marine and back is 40 miles. I usually do this or something similar on Mondays.
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Old 06-06-06, 05:45 AM   #10
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Yeah, where is the Clyde section?
There's a clyde thread here:

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Old 06-06-06, 07:33 AM   #11
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yeah we clydes fall under the "road" subforum.

Pretty uch the admins and mods don't like the idea of a million + dog subforums, so the "sub-subgroups" usually don't get their own forums, unless there is lots of related material to go around.

Pretty much for Clydes it's just a matter of "buy for strength and durability...ultralight parts are for the twigs."
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Old 06-09-06, 11:40 PM   #12
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BikerBrent you don't have to drive to Inverness. The trailhead at US301 is open 6 miles north of Dade City.
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Old 06-13-06, 12:50 PM   #13
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Another clydesdale from Florida here..

Just checking in from Gainesville. We've got some great riding in the surrounding countryside plus a few trails nearby (GHT, Nature Coast).

Cheers.

Ken
ps - I'd be doing intervals today, but Alberto had other plans for me, so I wound up spending the last two hours reading these forums.
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