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Old 12-22-06, 09:59 PM   #1
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Born again cyclist.

Hello;

I started cycling again after gaining weight, and I lost 40 pounds over a few months, riding my cheap Trek hybrid.

After a post work sojourn today I decided that rather than buying a new car I would go buy a new bicycle.

So I went to my local shop and test rode a Giant OCR3. It's so light and fast I was sold on it immediately.
I'm picking it up tomorrow - December 23rd. Merry Xmas, me.

I found bike forums when I came home and looked for the Giant OCR3 on Google an found bikeforums.net.

So here I am.

cheers.
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Old 12-22-06, 10:13 PM   #2
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That will be great if you are in a place where you can ride at this time of the year. Do you ride for transportation purposes, or just as a fitness tool?
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Old 12-23-06, 11:46 AM   #3
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I live in Southern california - it's a little cold (by the local standards) and it's been windy, but it's certainly no chore to ride at pleasant. We'll probably get one or two insane storms and roads will get washed out and boulders will block canyon roads, but for the most part it's fine.
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Old 12-24-06, 03:13 PM   #4
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Merry Christmas to you and welcome to the forums!
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Old 12-24-06, 08:38 PM   #5
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merry x-mas!
wecome!
get out there and ride. no excuses. just do it (i heard that somewhere...)!
tring to live it!
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Old 12-25-06, 11:30 AM   #6
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Another convert. Welcome. Gerry
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Old 12-28-06, 03:20 PM   #7
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Isnt that awesome to burn those calories while riding. I find biking to be one of the more physical activities one can do and I like to do it because I can eat some bad food, burn the calories riding and stay slim. I live in WV and it is suppose to be 64 degrees this Sat. so I can ride in weather like that. That's awesome. have fun riding!!
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Old 12-28-06, 04:53 PM   #8
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Welcome. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. Enjoy the forums.
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Old 12-28-06, 07:16 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum! I guess we have something in common. I bought a Trek hybrid (7300), and after losing 45+ lbs riding it (and running & other stuff), I just got a Giant OCR C2. I also got a 2nd bike shortly thereafter, and I'm considering upgrading my Trek now......(it's easy to get into the gear acquisition business).

Again, welcome and congrats on your efforts!
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Old 12-30-06, 04:54 AM   #10
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From one newbie to another, welcome to the forums.

Hope you have a safe and happy New Year!!
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Old 12-30-06, 09:47 AM   #11
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Welcome back to cycling. I like your taste in bikes and your thread titlle. I own a Giant and a Trek also. Your thread tilte is close to my signature line.

Have a great New Year and enjoy the ride.
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