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    Hi from Arkansas

    Hi, My name is Phil. Im 55, married with 2 grown kids and 3 grandkids. Have been riding since I was 40. Started with mountain bikes and then added road riding. I ride for fun and fitness, not for competition. My current rides are a Specialized Stumpjumper and a Specialized Roubaix Pro.

    I have had minor lower back issues since 2000 and just last month was told I had a bone spur in my neck an should probably give up riding. Not one to give up easily, I stumbled on this forum while looking for info on recumbent bikes, and it looks like I have hit the jackpot! Theres tons of info on recumbents and lots of friendly folks willing to share what they know and I cant wait to get started learning. I will probably ask some stupid questions that have been answered a thousand times before, and I promise to use the "search" feature before posting something really dumb.

    Would be interested to know if there are any "bent" riders in Arkansas that are members here. Thanks!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF, Phil! Best way to find out about any 'bent riders here is to visit the Recumbent subforum here! Lot's of good info there too!
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    Hello Phil, there should be at least a few 'bent riders in Arkansas, although you might want to wander to the Recumbent forum and ask.

    Welcome to BF!

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    Welcome from a newcomer to these forums, Phil. I'm your neighbor to the east over in Memphis.

    There's a wealth of info here, and I'm finding if you don't see something, ask a question. You'll get some good responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiner51 View Post
    I have had minor lower back issues since 2000 and just last month was told I had a bone spur in my neck an should probably give up riding. Not one to give up easily, I stumbled on this forum while looking for info on recumbent bikes, and it looks like I have hit the jackpot! Theres tons of info on recumbents and lots of friendly folks willing to share what they know and I cant wait to get started learning.
    The recumbent crew certainly are enthusiastic about riding. You'll love those folks, and learn a lot here.

    Welcome to BikeForums!

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    Not a 'bent man myself, but I get to Little Rock a few times a year. Wife is from there. Love road riding in the area. Especially out east around Scott where the farm roads just go on forever with little traffic.

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    Thanks for the welcome and words of encouragement. A lot of my newbie questions have been answered since I spent 2 hours going through the first 10 pages of topics and threads in the recumbent section last night , I plan on reading nearly every one

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    You are a dedicated soul . But it's not only a good way to get questions answered, it's also a great way to learn the personalities here .

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    What part of AR are you from? I live on the east side in Jonesboro. I am just a beginner and have not even found the bike I want yet but it is nice to meet a fellow Arkie!

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    I live in Fordyce, about 70 mi south of Little Rock. I do most of my riding locally, but if I really like the bent bike, I may try to get up to Little rock for some rides up there.

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