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    New here--a "re-newbie"

    Howdy!

    I was an avid mountain biker back in college, worked in a shop, and raced for fun (but I was soooo slow!) I kept up biking a bit after I joined the army, but once I got married I pretty much stopped, because my husband isn't into it at all.

    Well, I'd sold my nice full-suspension bike that'd served me so well, because I felt sorry for it gathering dust. But after years of bike-dreams, I'm ready to get back into the saddle again. I know I can't afford to spend all my money on bikes like I used to, back when my bike was worth more than the car it was hanging on. I went ahead and got a cheapie road bike from ebay, from chickabike (I saw a couple of people on here had experiences with them, too) and my fingers are crossed that it is not totally horrible! I just want a bike that I can ride and enjoy myself. I have always wanted to do a century, so I'm hoping that the bike is servicable (or at least upgradable?) I don't care about competing, though. I just want to ride and see the scenery go past.

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    "I just want to ride..." What a great statement.

    Welcome to Bike Forums. Are you still in the Army? I spent a long time in the Navy and my brother-in-law is a Major in the Army about to start his second tour in Iraq.

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    Thanks for Serving. Welcome to BF.
    Any bike thats Fits is fun to ride.
    Smile when you ride.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Smile when you ride.
    I love that!

    Hi adventure73, what bike did you get yourself?

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

    East Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by adventure73 View Post
    after years of bike-dreams, I'm ready to get back into the saddle again.
    Hey adventure .... lots of folks here have come back to cycling after a long time off the bike. You'll fit in very well here.

    Of course, many welcomes to BikeForums.net!

    ... Brad

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