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Old 05-20-07, 04:54 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-20-07, 05:53 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-20-07, 09:32 PM   #3
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- 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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Old 05-20-07, 11:36 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-24-07, 09:18 AM   #5
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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 .

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