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Old 07-13-03, 08:54 AM   #1
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Hi Ya'll

Hi there!

I'm new here and at road cycling. Just bought my first road bike about 3 1/2 weeks ago -- a Bianchi Eros. I haven't been on a bike, other than a beach cruiser, since my teens -- when I owned a 10 speed. I'm 41, female, 5'4", 123lbs, wife of 21 years & mother of 2 (Brittany - 18 & Brian, Jr. - 13). I love my sweetie & my kiddies.

The first 3 weeks I rode my bike at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Nice, flat, breezy. My longest ride was 23 miles at a 14.32 pace. It was difficult to get a faster pace there because I had to do over half the ride on trails in areas where they don't let you out on the road. The other part was back in neighborhoods & I stayed between 15mph - 18mph the whole time. I guess that's alright for a newbie -- I don't really know. LOL My other rides there were 15 - 17 mile rides.

I'm home now & took my first ride today in hilly terrain for 11 miles. It's so hot here -- 105 heat index plus humidity. Anyway, I rode at 7:30a.m. so not to be out in the heat of the day.

I think I'll start a century training schedule & see how I do. I've been lifting weights & doing cardio for about 7 years, so I'm in decent shape. I also plan to join the local cycling club.

Anyway, I've probably told you more than you wanted to know already! LOL

Looking forward to learning here!
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Old 07-13-03, 12:43 PM   #2
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Welcome. Sounds like you are really on your way. Good luck with the Century!
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Old 07-14-03, 06:05 AM   #3
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Welcome to BikeForums from a "neighbor" in Atlanta. :thumbup:

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I think I'll start a century training schedule & see how I do. I've been lifting weights & doing cardio for about 7 years, so I'm in decent shape. I also plan to join the local cycling club.
Are you thinking about the Savannah Century that's coming up Labor Day weekend?
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Old 07-14-03, 06:50 AM   #4
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No, but I think Savannah is beautiful! I was thinking of the century ride at the Okra Strut in Irmo, South Carolina. (Not quite Savannah!)

http://www.carolinacyclers.org/okra.html

I've been told I may be setting my sites too high being a beginning cyclist. Anyway, I'm going to start doing rides with the carolina cyclers & see how I progress.
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Old 07-14-03, 12:38 PM   #5
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Are you thinking about the Savannah Century that's coming up Labor Day weekend?
Ron: I will be doing this century along with two other guys that I work with.

hibiscus09: Welcome to the forums!

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welcome from one of your North Carolina neighbors! Liz
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Thanks for the greetings guys!!
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welcome! i'm originally from charleston.

nice to have you here!

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Thanks! We have a place at Kiawah & my daughter goes to College of Charleston.
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