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    Senior Member Ebbtide's Avatar
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    Newbie...again:D

    Hello all!

    Needless to say I am new to the forum but have been lurking for a few weeks. Since I registered to respond to a thread then thought better of it, I figure the least I can do is introduce, and share a little about myself.

    I am not new to cycling but up until the last few months I have not ridden in about 8 years (got married, then lazy, then health problems, then I gave bikes away to nieces and nephews). In my youth, which coincidentally ended about 8 years ago , I used to ride road bikes and did some light touring. As for right now Iím riding the last bike I bought and never road, a Trek 730 I was going to use for commuting. Right now Iím getting in about 40 miles a week of recreational riding and plan to start commuting to work three times a week starting next week (18 miles round trip).

    I came to the slow decision to start riding again after I read ďItís not about the BikeĒ and then seeing Lance do it again last year (Iím a cancer survivor myself). But by the time I got it together the Cleveland winter hit and I was not about to start riding in weather So, I waited until this spring.

    Years ago I used to read all the cycle rags cover to cover and dream about the bikes I wanted but never had the dough. But, as I was tuning up the bike I needed to stop at the local cycle shop and I canít tell you all how utterly amazed I was at how commonplace the once exotic pricey components had become. This really invigorated/inspired me and when Iím out riding I feel like Iím in my twenties again (Iím creeping up on forty) and canít wait to get to a point where I can justify putting together a more ďupscaleĒ bike.

    But until then Iíll be around, asking questions and hopefully offering some answers/advise as well.

    And before I forget to mention it, this is one polite and professional forum.

    Thanks,

    Ehenz

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    Hi Ehenz... Glad to welcome you, sounds like a fine mixture of cycling you are into, so you will fit in well here...

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    Bring It! Sailguy's Avatar
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    Hey man, welcome! I'm glad you have redescovered the joy of riding! Welcome back, and welcome to the forums!
    Sailing and Cycling make the world go 'round. Quietly Too!

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