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Old 06-13-07, 10:00 AM   #1
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From the wind-swept farmlands of Indiana

Hey guys! I registered a few days ago, but this is my first post.

I've been riding for about three years now. I'm a road cyclist by calling and go through withdrawal when I'm away from my bike for more than a day. I dabbled in racing a bit last year, but was disappointed in my performance. I regrouped and chose this year to declare the "official" start of my racing career. I'm doing pretty well so far, not phenomenal, but to love cycling is to love constantly bettering yourself.

I live in Indiana and in Lebanon, IN (next to Indy) for the majority of the summer. There's some awfully boring riding there, but near desolate roads. During the school year, I ride around Bloomington. Excellent hilly conditions. I've always had a small frame, so the hills suit me perfectly.

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you guys a bit better and to seeing you out there on the road!
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Hello Mouserue, that boring riding makes for intense training though, eh?

Another hill lover--cool! I have to love hills where I am, or I would not make it through my cycling day.

What kind of bike have you got, and don't forget to check in with the regional forums.

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Hey, thanks for the reply. I ride a 2006 Cannodale CAAD8 frame. I believe it was the cheapest complete bike in Cannondale's CAAD8 line, so I'm running mostly 105 components. It gets the job done, though. When I get a real job after graduation, I believe my first big purchase will be a lighter bike that can fly up the hills as quickly as my small frame demands. I still love my CAAD8, though. Aluminum all the way!
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hehehe, this is why there are different forums here! I love my old steel bikes (although I do have a modern Specialized Dolce Elite ). Your Cannondale's a nice bike, though.

[On the other hand, I am NOT fast up hills. Steady, yes. Fast, no.]

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Hey there Mouserue!

I'm just up the road in Lafayette!

I bet you go to **Gasp** IU!
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Someone from Lafayette? That makes us enemies . But yes, your reasoning skills are finely tuned, I do go to IU. I actually go up to Lafayette all to time. Sometimes by bike. I might've even passed you before.
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Originally Posted by Mouserue
Hey guys! I registered a few days ago, but this is my first post.

I've been riding for about three years now. I'm a road cyclist by calling and go through withdrawal when I'm away from my bike for more than a day. I dabbled in racing a bit last year, but was disappointed in my performance. I regrouped and chose this year to declare the "official" start of my racing career. I'm doing pretty well so far, not phenomenal, but to love cycling is to love constantly bettering yourself.
Have you done the "Little 500" yet? Sorry, but I had to throw up a "Breaking Away" reference! It sounds like you've now been bitten by the racing bug. Race on bro!

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