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Old 05-17-07, 09:21 AM   #1
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Hello All,

I am very new to (serious) cycling, and brand new to this site. I am a recovering marathon runner, and am trying to overcome a knee issue that has been keeping me from doing any long runs since Nov. I hope to recover fully to continue to run marathons, but also want to keep up with the cycling both as a cross training exercise as well as to participate in some century rides, and who knows what else.

I am currently riding and old Trek 7000 mountain bike, but am trying to locate a Specialized Roubaix as my new road bike. I hope to have one soon although I may have to wait for the 08's to come out.

I have had experience with other forums for my past cycling hobby (motorcycling), and have found that the forums I was involved with to be great sources of information. I have every reason to expect that this forum will be just as helpful and entertaining.

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Old 05-17-07, 10:43 AM   #2
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Welcome Bruce

Yep give that knee a rest and do some cycling

You should check out the road forum if you haven't already.

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Old 05-18-07, 01:26 PM   #3
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Knee problems eh? Welcome to BF, you're in good company. Hope you get your shizzat sorted out, and with luck love the bike life like I do. What do you mean "serious" cycling?
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Hello Bruce, check out the new and improved Texas regional forum, as well.

Welcome to BF!

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I'm another (at this point "former") runner with knee problems - I had a sports injury at age 16 that resulted in arthritis in both knees.

I have all but stopped running at this point because it's really no longer enjoyable for me, but I was fortunate to discover cycling a few years ago, and now I can't imagine "exercise" any other way!
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Thanks for the welcomes. I plan and visiting the many different areas of this forum, and from just what I have seen so far, there is much information to be gained. I plan on checking on the Road Forum as this is what I plan on doing the most of.

I guess what I mean by serious cycling is that I plan on doing more than an occasional ride or two. Kind of like running marathons instead of 5k's.

Thanks for the info on the Texas Forum as I will be doing most of my riding here. I do want to do some riding in California though, as we just came back from there in April where my wife just ran the American River 50, which is a 50 mile race from Sacramento to Auburn Ca. Looking at the roads there made me really want to go back and do a riding vacation in northern Ca.
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Welcome to the forum - theres lots of knowledge floatin around - you won't be disappointed
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