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Old 05-24-07, 04:27 PM   #1
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On the road in Oaktown

Hello, all, my name is Michael and I'm in Oakland, CA.

I just recently starting bicycling after taking a break of well a couple ... a few ... several... well, 46 years give or take a few years. I started high school in the early 60s and it wasn't cool to bike in high school. The last bike I rode before now was this Schwin with the three gear switch on the handle bar.

Jogging was starting to get to my knees too much so I bought a Serotta for the roads and it is light and beautiful and has all these slick gizmos and widgets that all have names. I'm getting around and loving it and amazed at how far and fast you can go on a bike....have done some rides with the Oakland YellowJackets...I have a great deal to learn.... for example, today I just bent the chain trying to get it back on the gear after it dropped off... bike is back in the shop for today. Oh well.

At any rate, I'm a 59-year-old newbie and I'll have a lot of questions. Thank you all for being here...
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Old 05-24-07, 06:37 PM   #2
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Welcome Michaelja to bikeforums!!!

You can check out the road cycling forum and 50+ forum (some great people over there)


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Hello Michael, there aren't a lot of members in Oakland proper (at least I don't think so), but there are plenty of Bay Area folks here. Just check out the Northern California regional forum...

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