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Old 08-12-08, 10:27 AM   #1
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Student wage + Cycling = Ugh

16 Years old, and love cycling, although since most of my age group don't ride, it is another one of my unique traits. Started about 6 months ago, lost around 45ish 50 pounds (didn't realize I was so lazy), changed my diet, and am trying everything that is written in Joe Friels Training Bible (Really good book). I also happen to be autistic, although I'm considered "highly functioning" so aside from my odd knowledge and creativity it's not that apparent.
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Hey there Dice,

Good for you for finding a positive outlet. Don't worry about being different, it can be a good thing. I never bothered to get a driver's license until I was 24. I'd either go by foot, ride my bike, or take the bus if/when I couldn't get a ride from my folks (which was about 95% of the time).

Most folks here are nice and helpful, but don't take it personally if you run into someone who is rude. Just part of life.

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Old 08-12-08, 03:20 PM   #3
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Hey there Dice,

Good for you for finding a positive outlet. Don't worry about being different, it can be a good thing. I never bothered to get a driver's license until I was 24. I'd either go by foot, ride my bike, or take the bus if/when I couldn't get a ride from my folks (which was about 95% of the time).

Most folks here are nice and helpful, but don't take it personally if you run into someone who is rude. Just part of life.

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Oh no it's a good thing I love cycling, lots of people think it's really cool, just nobody to cycle with my age around here D: . But I'm joining a club next year once I am somewhat better
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Hi Dice, you are not the only person with autism here. In fact, there are several members I know of who have autism. Not only has it not stopped them from cycling, it's been quite beneficial for them.

Oh, and what bike are you riding?

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Hi Dice! Congratulations on your new interest in cycling. I started riding seriously when I was 15, and now I'm 40 and it's been a wonderful addition to an interesting life so far. There's lots of good interesting folks here and lots of good info.

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