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Old 07-09-07, 08:02 PM   #1
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New From Portland, OR

As you can tell from the thread title, I am from Portland, OR. My name is Nikolaus (or Nik or Niko), as well as I am 18. I am new to biking, though I had dreams of being a BMX racer when I was little, but that all changed when I started playing music, instead.

I do not have a bike at the moment, as I am still searching, but I have one in mind that I am going to check out tomorrow, and, hopefully, that deal follows through. I want to start riding, again, for the enjoyment of it, commuting, and exercise.

I know Portland has a huge bike scene, but I did not realize just how big it really is. I have been reading over threads here for the past couple of days to try and learn more about bikes, so that I have a better knowledge of the thing I shall begin to ride.
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Old 07-09-07, 08:09 PM   #2
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Hello PluperfectArson, what kind of riding are you looking at? You have the full panoply in Portland! Everything from road to MTB and back .

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Even with the weather, Portland is, of course, a great town to bike in. Maybe not Wednesday though, I hear it's going to get up around 100.

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Old 07-10-07, 04:17 PM   #4
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Hello PluperfectArson, what kind of riding are you looking at? You have the full panoply in Portland! Everything from road to MTB and back .

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I am looking at riding, in general. I would be doing mostly road biking, though, and traveling between two distances for commuting. Once I start and feel comfortable doing it, I would like to take a trip up to Washington and ride. Originally, I was born and raised there, as well as I have relatives that still live up there, so something like riding up there isn't far from reach.

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Even with the weather, Portland is, of course, a great town to bike in. Maybe not Wednesday though, I hear it's going to get up around 100.

Enjoy your time at the forums. Remember that the search key is your friend, but don't feel afraid to ask questions too.
It is now only Tuesday, and it is far too hot! I was outside for a couple minutes and already wanted to go back inside.

I am just reading through posts at the moment, obtaining a feel for the forums. I remember what it was like to be new to a forum, but I haven't been new to one in almost 5 years. (I am a regular member over at MusicianForums.)

I am excited to ride, again.
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Old 07-10-07, 06:48 PM   #5
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Welcome, Nik. Just go slow, drink lots of water, and wear sunscreen, and you'll be fine today and tomorrow.
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