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    Newcomer to cycling, saying hi from Europe

    Hello!

    Just signed up to the forums, and thought I'd drop a message here to introduce
    myself. I'm 25 years old, Hong Kong Chinese of descent, but currently living in
    Western Europe. Studied at Amsterdam University, and am working a fulltime
    job at the local government.

    My history of sports is quite diverse, NOT because I'm an uber-athletic person,
    but because I could never stick to one type of sport for long. I've played indoor
    soccer for over 4 years, but had to give that up because of frequent ankle
    sprains. Other stuff I've tried include martial arts, soccer, basketball and weight
    lifting. None could hold my interest for long.

    About 2 months ago, I decided I wanted something new ... something different.
    'Why not cycling?' I thought to myself. So cycling it was gonna be. I bought a
    cheap touring bike, put on my shades, shorts and T-shirt,
    and went out for a ride. What a revelation that was! Feeling the sun shining
    down on me, wind blowing past me, and above all, the major sense of freedom,
    the sudden injection of energy ... it was great! Now, 8 weeks later, my
    enthusiasm still hasn't worn off one bit, leading me to believe that THIS must
    be THE sport that I should've been practising all along. Though I do feel a
    little regret that I didn't start earlier, that regret instantly makes place for
    happiness every time I see the new road bike i've got sitting in my room.

    So, here's a picture of it (Koga Miyata, Shimano 105 parts, barely 5 hours old):



    Looking forward to talking with you guys, and hoping to ride
    a LOT of miles,

    -D.

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    Mercrudgeon Bikedud's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums, Infinity.

    Where in W. Europe are you located?
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    I came I saw I conquered! Tilly1's Avatar
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    Nice Bike! :thumbup:
    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence;
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    -Robert Frost

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    Thanks :D

    I'm located in the Netherlands, Amsterdam to be exact.

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