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Old 10-09-06, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hello from Detroit!

Hey everyone - just thought I would introduce myself. I'm Don, and I'm from a town called Wixom which is a suburb of Detroit. I've been away from cycling for about 6 years now, and am trying to get back into it. I used to work at and manage a few different shops in the Detroit area, as well as ride all the time. I got out of the cycling industy, got married and had kids, but now I'm ready to get back into it. For the time being I have a Kona Hot that my buddy generously donated to me. We pieced it together with parts we had lying around, and although it's good for easy riding, I don't trust it to hold up to some serious trail use. It's also a little small, so I plan on building up a bike over the winter. I still have all my tools and know-how, so I'm looking forward to it. I need to do some research as to what a good full suspension rig would be for a guy my size. Back when I was in my prime, I was a little under 200 lbs. (I'm 6'3), but after gaining sympathy weight from two kids, I've packed on an extra 50 lbs. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know everyone and get some good info on my next ride!
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Old 10-09-06, 09:31 PM   #2
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Welcome back to the biking world Don. Good luck on your quest for a new ride. Check out the MTB section, plenty of people will help ya there.
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Old 10-09-06, 10:30 PM   #3
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Welcome, Don. You'll find lots of useful info on here for sure.
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Old 10-14-06, 12:28 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums from a Novi neighbor!!
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Old 10-14-06, 10:49 AM   #5
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Hey, I live in Oakland County myself. I ride out your way a lot. Especially Island Lake and Kensington.
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Old 10-14-06, 10:56 AM   #6
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Hey there Don I live on the other side of the hand
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