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Old 07-24-07, 11:29 AM   #1
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'Ello, nice to be here

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I am a 29 year old former powerlifter..who decided to take up cycling. Two different world's admittedly, but both are enjoyable.

I am very competitive, and plan on competing in road races and crits with-in 6 months to a year, by 32 my goal is to achieve category 3 ranking.

I have to admit I underestimated cycling..I figured after my years of powerlifting, cycling would be a walk in the park...I went on my first ride three days ago..after 15 min of climbing I was in a pain that was beyond what I thought was possible..I ended up lying on the side of the road for quite a time unable to stand..rather embarrassing..but really gave me a new respect for the sport.

I have a Specialized Transition, that I am going to use as a road bike..odd I'm sure..but I really like the feel of the girthy frame..good to meet you all

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Old 07-24-07, 11:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to cycling and Bike Forums! The Transition frame may not be the best for road racing, as its geometry is geared toward timed events, but it will be fine to get started. I hope you look around here and find all the info and enjoyment you can!
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Hello Chris, where in the world are you doing your powerlifting?

How far have you managed to get on your bike, then?

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

aye, The transition isn't the best for road..It was an "opportunity" buy..my roommate races, and decided he was no longer interested in TT..so he sold me the transition..was pulling for his tarmac but he disagreed lol...the bars on the bike mess me up more than anything..I ordered a drop bar and new shifter/brake's so hopefully that will make it a little easier on me.

Edit:added reply to East hill

I have competed all over CA..Modesto..Pasadena, LA etc

rather embarrassed to say..but I have made it only about 5 miles or so :/ I live in nevada city CA and it seems no matter which way i go there is a major hill to climb..which I spose is a good thing training wise..but limits my distance atm

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