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    Addicted already!

    Hi!

    I've been lurking for a couple months, and decided to introduce myself. I rode for miles as a kid, picked it up again with a cheapie a few years ago (biggest waste of money), got rid of it, and purchased a Specialized Hardrock Sport about a month ago--I know, small stuff to most of you out there, but I love it so far. I've been reading these forums, riding my bike, reading a bunch of articles, and I'm HOOKED! I'm already starting to think about buying a road bike now...

    If anyone out there in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area is looking for someone to ride with, I'm game!

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    Not small stuff, and welcome to BF!

    We've got a nice community here and I hope you make a fine addition to it!
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    That's nice !! Welcome young man.. click-on this would ya www.jamisbikes.com lots o' nice pictures. Specialized makes a great bike as well. Many members here have the Allex, Tarmac, others too. As far as riding with you... I'm not plannig to cycle there any time soon but never say never, I'm in NC. You may find regional members, other forums with this forum to meet folkes and get ideas.

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    HI.

    Don't forget to check out Foo.

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    Hello aprilm, that's a good bike you've got, and should do you well. Check out the regional forums to find members near to you. Even people who've been lurking for months seem to not realise that there are regional forums...

    Welcome to BF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old and new
    That's nice !! Welcome young man.. click-on this would ya www.jamisbikes.com lots o' nice pictures. Specialized makes a great bike as well. Many members here have the Allex, Tarmac, others too. As far as riding with you... I'm not plannig to cycle there any time soon but never say never, I'm in NC. You may find regional members, other forums with this forum to meet folkes and get ideas.
    I'm a "young lady".

    I've checked out the regional forums, and it looks like most members are from the Colorado area, but I'm sure there are at least a few Nebraska members.

    Thanks!

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    Yes, those Coloradans really need their own region...but there's some Nebraskans for sure.

    What kind of road bike are you looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    What kind of road bike are you looking at?
    No clue! I'm pretty happy with my Specialized, so I might get another one, but I haven't even tried anything out yet. I'm almost tempted to skip my vacation this year (or maybe just go on a smaller one) and get a bike instead. We'll have to see about that!

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    I have a 2005 Specialized Dolce Elite, and I am pretty happy with that. It also has the world's most comfortable saddle (BG Dolce, the leather version).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm
    Hi!

    I've been lurking for a couple months, and decided to introduce myself. I rode for miles as a kid, picked it up again with a cheapie a few years ago (biggest waste of money), got rid of it, and purchased a Specialized Hardrock Sport about a month ago--I know, small stuff to most of you out there, but I love it so far. I've been reading these forums, riding my bike, reading a bunch of articles, and I'm HOOKED! I'm already starting to think about buying a road bike now...

    If anyone out there in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area is looking for someone to ride with, I'm game!
    Ahh, don't see many Omaha or Nebraska folks on here much.
    Have you ridden the Lewis and Clark Trail?
    http://www.dirtworld.com/trails/trai...20Bike%20Trail
    I make it to Omaha for a week almost yearly to vist the in-laws.
    Last time I took the MTB and really enjoyed that trail.

    There's also a trail in Tranquilty Park that really nice but short.
    http://members.cox.net/tpmbt/

    Keep up the riding and give road riding a try too. The road out west are amazingly smooth.

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    Hello aprilm, I am pretty new here too. I bought a bike after not riding for years and got hooked within month as well. I started a few months ago and I already added a road bike. I did not skip my vacation though; I bought an old Raleigh Grand Prix for $100 from a bike mechanic. It is my main commuter and I totally love it.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Wabash Trace

    April, have you tried the Wabash Trace in Council Bluffs? I think total of 58 miles Rails to Trails and small towns all the way to Missouri border. Great ride and good folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SambaMixte View Post
    April, have you tried the Wabash Trace in Council Bluffs? I think total of 58 miles Rails to Trails and small towns all the way to Missouri border. Great ride and good folks
    Weird, I was doing a search, and this popped up. Yes, I rode the Wabash Trace for the taco ride a couple of weeks ago and had a blast. Only went to Mineola for the tacos (and beer ). You'll have to try the taco ride if you haven't yet!

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    Taco Tuesdays on the Trace

    I haven't tried one, mostly due to scheduling conflicts but now that you mention it...and beer!

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