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    Hey, to all my fellow road cyclists

    Hello, people--
    My name's Shari, and I'm from Valencia, CA. I got to be a rabid cycling enthusiast a little over two years ago, when I was trying to drop a lot of baby weight from my third (and last) pregnancy. At the time, I was close to 200 lbs. Now I'm right at 135, thanks to cycling. What started it for me was just happening to watch the 2000 Tour de France. I was so impressed by those guys, and although I knew I'd NEVER be that good, I vowed I'd at least give the sport itself a shot. So that Christmas, I got a Cannondale R600 with a triple crank, and--well, need I say more?! The longest ride I've ever been on thus far has been a metric century; therefore, my current goal is to complete an actual century. I've also been doing the Piru time trials here and there, and even attempted a little track-racing, though that's scary as hell--ashamed as I am to admit it. Anyway, I'm trying to hook up with other cyclists, with whom I can talk, and maybe learn something from, as I still feel I have a lot to learn (like drafting, etc.) Also, if there are cyclists out there from the Santa Clarita Valley or even the San Fernando Valley area, look me up sometime, as I can't really learn group riding techniques unless I actually ride with other people!

    Let's ride,
    Shari Whelan(arianrhod63)
    shari_whelan@hotmail.com

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    hey shari !

    Welcome aboard.. I live down the road from you near Irvine... lots of groups to ride with down here... I stillt hink we need to get a bikeforums SoCal meet up and going

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    Hi Sheri, do you ride with the Santa Clarita Velos at all? Just wondering since the last two centuries I have done (wildflower in SLO and Solvang) I have seen quite a few riders with the club jersey on.

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    Hi, guys!
    Nice to hear from a couple of you. Actually, I've considered riding with the SCV Velo, but frankly I'm somewhat intimidated by them, although I probably shouldn't be. I sort of view them as way above me in ability, as most of them have been cycling a helluva lot longer than I have. I'm actually looking to ride with people more along my ability and thus far limited experience.

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    I know what you mean Arianrhod, Down in OC.. we have the OC Wheelmen.. about a year ago I was riding solo and just getting back into cycling, when this pack of cyclists caught me, and flew by me like I was stopped, I was in awe of their speed and ability... I still won;t ride with them... not until I get myself faster... even though now i'm in pretty good shape and could probably hang with them.. until then I ride with the Bike Club of Irvine... I think the average age there is about 45.. and I, being 28, can pretty much smoke any of them at anytime.. but they are a good group to ride with :-)

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    Well, thanks so much, Jeff . . . that makes me feel better! Actually I think the SCV Velo riders are all guys--I don't think any women ride with them at all, that I know of, which might be what makes them seem so arrogant. What I would love to do is hook up with either a club or just a bunch of unattached riders where there are at least one or two other women to balance things out a bit. CYCLING NEEDS MORE WOMEN!

    Shari

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