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Old 08-22-01, 05:37 AM   #1
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Greetings from SW Georgia

Hello~~ I fell into your forum and can't get out~~ Too GOOD!!
Am new to biking, (except for the Red Schwinn Santa provided years ago, got recycled each Christmas, I never knew)
Formal introduction came when a friend from the 5 x 10 mile Island of Jersey did the Southern Index and landed here~~ got my Bike (at near gunpoint, was not smart at the time) and as soon as I could walk upright again, it has been a clear of case of Pure Love~~ Is now a *green* Schwinn Sierra~~
Turned 53 on the 19th, few days ago~~ lifted my chin, squared my shoulders and embarked on my first trail experience~~ in total awe that I did the whole thing first try~~ not even a twinge the next day~~even though we are talking only 32 miles of flat and level to you old timers~~ it was the highlight of my life and a huge step from my daily 7 mile average~~Guess I underestimated how much I *could* do~~
Am now, of course, looking for more highlights~~ or more of the same but faster~~
Having said all of that, I am happy to have found you~~hope to learn and grow smarter~
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Old 08-22-01, 07:15 AM   #2
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Welcome...

To quote Berthold Brecht [and, really, who doesn't from time to time?] I'm a stranger here myself... or I was...

In any event, you're learning one of the fundamental truths of cycling -- as opposed to bike riding -- it's one of the few addictions that's good for you. You take one trail, and then you have to take another, and another and... you get the picture...

I had dinner with some of my cycling buddies after watching a local criterium last night. We had a good laugh over the thought that some people think 25 km [@18 miles] is a LONG ride. Yet, there was a time for all of us when it was.

My your wheels always be true and may you be followed by the yellow Mavic car down the road of life.
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Old 08-22-01, 08:38 AM   #3
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Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Glad that you are biking and posting! You are in for a lot of fun! 32 miles does not sound like too bad a start to me! You will be amazed at how the benchmarks you set will quickly fade into history as you keep getting better and better! I am 52 years old, and after a 36 year break from riding bikes, I got started again just last March! And I am having a blast!

If you ever have any questions, be sure and post them here...this a really a helpful bunch of folks!
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Old 08-22-01, 12:41 PM   #4
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Nice looking bike. :thumbup:

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Turned 53 on the 19th, few days ago
Happy belated birthday.

You're not the oldest person here. I'm 56 and there are a few others older. But in bicycling age doesn't count!
There is a small group of Georgians. Three of us (including myself) in the Atlanta area and three in the Augusta area.

Keep us updated on your progress and your adventures.
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Old 08-22-01, 12:47 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums! Have fun getting more highlights!
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Old 08-22-01, 02:33 PM   #6
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WELCOME B! You're in for a great time and this forum will help keep you motivated. I know it does me!
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