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Old 05-02-08, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hey Guys!! Noob here.... Really a Clydesdale.

I'm about as new as you can get. Never really rode as an adult until now. I rode as a youngster and used it for transportation everywhere.

At a recent Doctor's visit, the old sawbones suggested that I start exercising. For some reason, in my area, we have a pretty active cycling community. I'd see alot of folks in brightly colored tights streaking along the local roads. I always wondered how that would be.

So, after several months of wishing. I found myself in my neighborhood box store (Target). I bought a Schwinn (Pacific Cycle) Comfort / Hybrid with what I think is good componentry, Shimano, Suntour, cantilever brakes, Kenda Tires and have right at 50 miles on it so far. I have found that I LOVE this thing!! I can't imagine what it would be like on a really top notch bike!!

I ride to work 2 days a week (soon to be more) round trip is 16 miles. Good varied terrain, two decent sized hills to challenge me. Just over 43 miles this week!! I try and ride after dinner too.

I have found that I have an affinity for the Engish styled bike and am looking for a nice older Raleigh once I'm ready to move up. I have upgraded the Schwinn with a Brooks saddle, Northroad handlebars and MKS touring pedals. I have a Cat Eye cyclocomputer with cadence, Planet Bike Lightset and a Cateye Blinky.
Nashbar wedge bag, Nashbar handlebar bag and Nashbar mega rack a frame pump, spare tubes and a small tool roll round out my set up.

I have found that I'm pretty much finding any excuse I can to ride the bike! I'm not slow, I'm not fast, I'm just halfast and am having a blast!
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Old 05-02-08, 02:19 PM   #2
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Oh my, if you like the Schwinn now, just wait until you find a nice older Raleigh!

Where are you located? Here, take a stroll over to the Classic & Vintage forum, and say hi over there too!

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 05-02-08, 02:24 PM   #3
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I'm in Blythewood SC. Just outside of Columbia. Most decidedly exceelent weather for cycling. MANY, MANY, days where temps are mild and the sun shines.... Mudgards are the last thing on my list!!
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I'm in Blythewood SC. Just outside of Columbia. Most decidedly exceelent weather for cycling. MANY, MANY, days where temps are mild and the sun shines.... Mudgards are the last thing on my list!!
Well, today is a lovely day here in Puget Sound, but generally we do like to have those mudguards handy .

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