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Old 07-13-06, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hello from Ohio

Hi, I too am new to cycling. Went with my sister when she went bike shopping. They let me ride around the parking lot, and I was hooked. I had forgotten how much fun it is! Of course, then I had to have a bike. Had decided that a Trek 7000 would best suit my needs for a beginner. I plan to ride the local paved bike trail, and around the neighborhood. I went to my bike shop to buy one and they were all sold out. Said they didn't plan to get any more in for a while, until the new '07 models arrive
Well, as luck would have it, a friend of mine who has been riding for a while had just gotten a new road bike, and had an extra bike. So, I ended buying her older bike, a Trek 700. (saved alot on money!)
I really like the bike so far. I've been practicing and I'm sure I am quite a sight to behold, huffing and puffing with a purple face & a space alien looking helmet.
Does anyone else have a Trek 700 model and do they like it? Best I can tell, I think mine is a 94 model.
It has a steel frame, but I don't mind. As long as I can lift it onto my bike carrier, I figure it will just help my legs get stronger, faster. (if I don't keel over....)
Glad to meet everyone,

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Old 07-14-06, 12:00 AM   #2
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Welcome,

Where in Ohio are you located. I live in California now but still have family there. I went back and did the TOSRV back in may. It rained and was windy, but I had a blast.
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Old 07-14-06, 12:52 AM   #3
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Old 07-14-06, 11:34 AM   #4
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I'm in the southwest ohio/ cincinnati area. I'ts rained all week (of course, I just got my bike!) and then this coming week it's going to be 95. I'll be sweatin' off the pounds.
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Old 07-14-06, 02:50 PM   #5
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Hi Red

We do have some of the best asphalt trails in Ohio,(Metroparks,Athens to Nelsonville).Found an old 28x700 race bike in my brothers garage and been going middle-age crazy.Wife to have me comitted shortly.
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