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Old 09-04-03, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hi from Toronto, Canada

My first time to this forum was yesterday. I came looking for what people had to say about various womens hybrid or comfort bikes. Truly helpful.

We ended up getting a Giant Cypress for my girlfriend yesterday evening and she's now joining the cycling world (she has only ever riden a bike a few times in her life). It was wonderful watching her excitement, and it was great watching her enjoy herself, as up to last night she had a fear of bikes; she was hit by a car at a young age, i believe the second or third time ever on a bike.

So, I'm 28 living and working in Toronto Canada. I've always been a cycling enthusiast, though my bike hasn't left my basement for the past two years. It's come time to throw my car keys aside and start peddling again.

I own two bikes. One very old Raleigh mountain bike which I use to boot around the city and which I used as my main bike when I worked as a courier when I was about 20. My other bike is a full suspension Cannondale, about 7 years old, and at the moment can't recall the model name.

I don't trail ride much anymore, so am hoping to soon pick up one of those snazy hybrid bikes. I understand the purists don't see much use for them, but I think they're fabulous.

That's all for now folks. I'm at work so I have to keep it short.
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Old 09-04-03, 09:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! I've only been around for a month or so, but have found this place really helpful (and addictive too.... )

The Giant Cypress should be a great bike for your girlfriend. I'm all for hybrid bikes - I've been riding a Giant Farrago for about 4 years now. It's been a great fitness and commuting bike for me. Really comfy geometry. Great durability for riding on local paths and gravel trails, and I can hang with some of my mates with road bikes for shorter rides (eg 25 miles), though I am definitely working harder than them to do it. That said, I can't help myself and will be buying a snazzy new road bike when the finanaces permit....
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Old 09-06-03, 11:10 AM   #3
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hey andy,

just wanted to welcome you to the forums.
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Old 09-06-03, 12:30 PM   #4
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Welcome to Bikeforums, boyfriend!

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Welcome fellow Torontonian.

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Old 09-09-03, 07:30 AM   #6
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Welcome to our final destination for cycling information. If you can't find and answer to your question here it probably wasn't that important anyway.

I got a Trek 7300 a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I think I've only missed two days of riding since I got it. It's so much fun to ride that I tend to look for longer and longer routes to ride. Speed isn't that important right now. I've gotten to where I can average 13 - 15 miles per hour on relatively flat terrain. I feel more comfortable in the upright position. That's imortant when you're pushing 50.

Again, welcome.
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