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Old 07-25-08, 06:12 AM   #1
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royal oak, MI.

i am brand new to cycling in just about every respect.

a friend convinced me to do a triathlon on june 1, and i rode a late 90s trek 820 with front suspension on it. as brutal as that was, i enjoyed the cycling enough to go out and buy a 1997 giant kronos GS. it's my first proper road bike. i've been using it for cross training days as i train for the detroit marathon, but i'll use it more next spring for tri training and ride for a workout more often.

i also bought my wife a 1977 schwinn varsity, so we like to get out as much as possible and use the car less.

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Old 07-25-08, 06:54 AM   #2
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welcome to the world of bikes! triathlons, duathlons, roadraces, commuting, bike touring, etc...you have a whole new world to explore! and then there are mountain bikes for trails and such! fun!

btw...i'm in ann arbor, fellow michigander!
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Hi robb, it sounds as if you had a great experience in your triathlon if you decided to keep doing it.

(ummm...do you have photos of your wife's Varsity?)

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i should take some photos of it. it's a beautiful metallic green, and i've already put pink tape on the grips. i think it weighs about 50 pounds, but she loves it.

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i should take some photos of it. it's a beautiful metallic green, and i've already put pink tape on the grips. i think it weighs about 50 pounds, but she loves it.

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Built like a tank, and virtually indestructible. It sounds lovely with the pink tape, and photos would be greatly appreciated!

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