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    It's true. iamintricate's Avatar
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    Greetings - my 1st purchase, thanks to you!

    Hola, my name is Kyle and I'm a virgin rider from Seattle.

    A buddy sent me this way about a 2 weeks ago and I've been scouring through the threads here non-stop, learning all sorts of invaluable info that helped in my decision to convert to the bike world. (Specifically the Advice for new commuters thread.)

    I pretty much tripled my allotted budget, but I wanted to get it right the first time.

    This is my new mode of transportation:





    At the first 5 bike shops, I test rode a few bikes and couldn't really tell what I should be feeling for. It all felt foreign so it was all about someone just selling me on it. However when I rode this today, it was a world of difference. Needless to say, I feel quite confident in my purchase.

    Now I can't wait for the Seattle rain to go away so I can start beefin' up my legs and lungs so I can do the 'long haul'.


    Thanks again and wo0p@!

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    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamintricate
    Now I can't wait for the Seattle rain to go away so I can start beefin' up my legs and lungs so I can do the 'long haul'.
    - considering where you live, you may be waiting a long, long, long time, my friend...

    :-)

    p.s. nice ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author
    - considering where you live, you may be waiting a long, long, long time, my friend...

    :-)

    p.s. nice ride!
    Agreed! Congrats, iamintricate!! Nice looking bike.

    offering up prayers to the Sun God for you.

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    It's true. iamintricate's Avatar
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    Haha touche`. We had a really nice stretch of 70+ degree weather for about a week and a half. Today it was taking a dump on us though (figures since it was the day I got my bike and couldn't ride much!)

    Hopefully global warming will kick in and provide for some dry season. ;D

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    Hi iamintricate, what part of Seattle? North or South? I've just changed my start and end hours, and am shocked to see far more commuters than I realised were out there. I'm mostly on the Interurban/GRT in the mornings. Don't forget to check into the Pacific Northwest regional forum .

    Welcome to BF!

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