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    Hi from a noobie

    After having my mt. bike in mothballs for many months and myself in horrible shape, I have begun again to ride. I have lost 70 pounds and can now bicycle for 25 miles without passing out or dying half way up a small hill. I have been cycling about 30-50 miles a week for the last three months or so.

    So, why am I here? I've decided to start looking at getting a road bike since riding 20+ miles on a mt. bike is probably a waste of effort. I want to get as much information as possible about selecting the right road bike with the best features that I can afford. I will post something on the road bike board about this. I am also here because I believe I will enjoy discussing local rides, and future upgrades on my soon-to-own bicycle.

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    Many welcomes! You'll find some great information here regarding your quest for a road machine. You'll like it much more on the road with a road bike. I used to ride my older mountain bike on the road to stay in shape. However, the experience of a real road bike (longer distances, more speed, etc) is too sweet for words.

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    Oh God, He's back! 1oldRoadie's Avatar
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    WELCOME TO THE ADDICTION!!!!!!
    I can't ride and Frown!

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    Veni, Vidi, Vomiti SteveE's Avatar
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    hsjb,

    If you are looking for local routes, rides, and general support, I suggest you consider joining Western Wheelers Bike Club. Also, The Bicycle Outfitter at Loyola Corner has rides leading from the back of the store every Sunday morning.

    SteveE
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Duct tape won't fix that slotibartfast's Avatar
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    Way to go on the weight loss and welcome to the forums. Let us know how the search continues.
    It's no matter, no distance, it's the ride.....Stephen Stills...Throughfare Gap

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    welcome to the bike forums....

    pls don't forget to post pics if you already have your ride.

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