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Old 04-13-08, 10:13 PM   #1
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Kiwi in Canada says Hi

Glad to join this group - I need all the help I can get! I come from a running background (forever) and started triathlons about 4 years ago on my trusty 20-year old 10-speed (with mudguards; I think i took off the carrier ;-)) and qualified for Worlds! So that hooked me. Besides, a little less wear and tear on the old joints on the bike and the swim...except for the few falls on the shoulders when I decided to get clip-ins. So this year I am training really hard because, well, you never get any younger do you! And it's all down hill from where I'm looking. I do Olympic distance duathlons and triathlons. I signed up to do a Half IM this year, just because.... I think it's because I have this death wish, I mean, Death Race I was thinking of doing so why not try a longer triathlon first? It's in Lake Steven's WA - looks like a great course. (I notice that one of the moderators lives nearby...). Anyway, greetings all. Happy cycling.
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Old 04-13-08, 10:19 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention that I have, besides my Apollo 10-spd, a heavy rusty commuter MTB for winter-driving, and a Trek 2000 mit SRM for tri/road biking.
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East Hill (our official greeter)must be off playing with Mr East Hill so as deputy greeter I will say, Welcome to Bike Forums !

It looks like you will find many little rooms here to play in since you seem to have some wide cycling interests.
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Thanks Sixty Fiver! I was not playing , I was working ...

K1W1, could we get some photos of the Apollo in the Classic & Vintage forum? We love seeing those photos of older bikes .

Lake Stevens is a beautiful area, should be nice for a longer first triathlon! Do you live in Vancouver, then?

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No I am in Edmonton. Just had our first outdoor ride of the season last weekend. It's a long winter here.....
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Edmonton ?

You will have to stop by Bikeworks to say hi to the guy who rides the funny little fixed gear bike.

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Woot! You two are neighbours !

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EH - We may have already met as Kiwi says she and her hubby dropped some bikes off at our shop a few months ago.

An Edmonton BF meet and greet is certainly in order.
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