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Old 07-30-07, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hi from Austin

Hi, everyone. I'm a former mediocre masters road and mountain bike racer coming back to riding a road bike after a layoff of 12 years, during which I essentially did no exercise whatever. My kids, the youngest of whom is in college, harangued me into riding again. Now I ride with them as a family activity (!) the like of which I have not done for many years. It's made us closer. Of course, I can't ride like I used to and I'm just now up to a leisurely 30-miler after a month of riding.

I'm probably most accurately described as an enthusiastic beginner with some remembered skills. As they say, it's just like riding a bike. However, the engine on my bike seems sort of anemic...

Hope to enjoy this forum, possibly connect with others in similar situations and possibly share some wisdom I can't back up on the bike yet!

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Old 07-30-07, 11:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to BF Soma! Austin, huh? Great cycling town! Good hard challenge climbing Jester, eh?

As to the Anemic engine, well, that'll improve!
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Old 07-31-07, 12:50 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF Soma! Austin, huh? Great cycling town! Good hard challenge climbing Jester, eh?

As to the Anemic engine, well, that'll improve!
Yeah, I used to do reps up Jester back when as part of my training program. Now I can only shake my head. But I am having as much or more fun now, even with the little putt-putt engine! Thanks for the welcome, Tom.

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Old 07-31-07, 12:56 AM   #4
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Hehehe, the engine will get bigger, soon. Honest!

Don't forget to take a look at the Texas regional forum--you will be able to race against them soon (well, except for maybe Lance).

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