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    Hi All-
    I'm Dave. I live in Maryland. I am 46 years old & haven't ridden regularly since teen years. Trying to break the sedentary life style. I am interested in road cycling. I picked up a used Raleigh C40 Cross Sport a week ago. I rode around the neighborhood for several days. Today, I hit the road! Did a round trip jaunt from my town to the next town & back, total of about 12 miles. Had 2 technical problems, cycle computer wasn't working & my ipod didn't work. Otherwise, it went well. Really enjoyed the ride. I have alot to learn about the sport. Looking forward to sharing experiences!

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    Old? You jest, surely? We have members over 75 years old here--there's more than a couple in their eighties!

    The two technical problems can be solved, and as long as you enjoyed yourself--that's the most important thing.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Old? You jest, surely?
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    I'm 63 and I'm still just a kid.

    Keep it up and you'll be back in shape in no time.

    iPod?? Riding while listening to music is EXTREMELY dangerous. Read thru the forums to learn more. When riding on the road you need to be aware of what's going on around you and who/what is behind. And there's nothing like the sounds of the wind blowing past your ears, birds and other wildlife, rustling leaves, etc.
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    I have to agree with Ron about the iPod, simply because I prefer to listen to birds, leaves, and the hum of my tyres on the road .

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    East Hill & Ron

    Thanks for the welcome. I thought the ipod would help me stay committed to this new "hobby". I appreciate the advice though & I agree its not such a good idea after all. Kinda glad it didn't work, as I did take notice of natural sounds, such as the sound of Catoctin Creek flowing parallel to the road. Very nice.

    Trying to work through saddle soreness. Take care.

    Dave

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    Don't worry Dave, the saddle soreness goes away after a week or so. If it doesn't, then you may need to change saddles.

    I ride alongside Big Soos Creek much of the time, and I really enjoy hearing things like the wood ducks calling .

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