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Old 07-19-07, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hey- I'm a senior at the University of South Carolina, originally from Overland Park, KS. I'm 23 and just got into cycling- I managed to scrounge up an old steel Serotta and I'm looking for training hints- mainly, I've been out of all physical exercise for a year, and I'm trying to figure out a good, safe way to get into shape so I'm not always the red lantern. I have a stationary that's been getting a workout, but I'm not sure if just pedaling (with gear changes every now and then) is at all helpful.

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Hello rouge lantern, what kind of Serotta did you scrounge up? Got any photos?

Even a stationary bike will help a bit. It's nothing like actually getting outside and having fun, but it's better than sitting on a sofa all day.

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Hey- I'm a senior at the University of South Carolina, originally from Overland Park, KS. I'm 23 and just got into cycling- I managed to scrounge up an old steel Serotta and I'm looking for training hints- mainly, I've been out of all physical exercise for a year, and I'm trying to figure out a good, safe way to get into shape so I'm not always the red lantern. I have a stationary that's been getting a workout, but I'm not sure if just pedaling (with gear changes every now and then) is at all helpful.

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Hey Jen. Check out the "Training & Nutrition" forum right here for some insight into getting into cycling form. Welcome!

http://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/

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Old 07-19-07, 02:34 PM   #4
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posted on the fitness side...waiting for some hits : ) - I don't have any photos uploaded yet, but I will. I know its mid 90's with a stock paint job - solid blue with red letter- I found it way cheap from an ex-triathelete in St. Louis...gotta love bikes that scare people off because they're steel...

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Steel bikes do not scare me.... .

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