Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wichita KS USA
Bikes: Surly Crosscheck w Nexus 8 drivetrain set up as a commuter/tourer. Old and quick '89 Trek 1200. 08 Fisher Cobia 29er
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New guy from Kansas here
Greetings everyone. I am super-new to cycling and somewhat new to sports participation in general.
I started running (more than once per week) last february and have lost enough weight and gained enough endurance that I really enjoy it. I even finish races with a few guys who arent retired yet (Im only 30).
The only cycling background I have is a comfort bike which I ride to the grocery or park occasionally. Because it has been so hot lately, my running has fallen back to only once or twice per week. To replace my running I bought a road bike last week for general exercise and possibly eventually ameteur racing.
I bought a late80s ('88 I think) trek 1200 with Shimano 105 gears and brakes, in perfect mechanical condition (and with a warranty from a reputable local bike shop). Paid about $400. I am absolutely amazed by how fast and efficient a bike can be. I love it and wish I had bought it months ago.
I look forward to getting fun and enjoyment from this new-to-me sport, I think I may spend a little time in this little forum