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    From NY

    Hello.
    I just starting biking again in May after about an 18 year layoff (basically, since teenage years). I've always enjoyed outdoors, primarily hiking. I live in upstate NY. 33.

    My bike (not very exciting, but hey, I'm on a budget):

    Raleigh C-30 (hybrid), 700-35 wheels. Recently installed clipless pedals, but haven't yet tried (waiting for shoes).

    Planetbike cyclocomputer (10% of sales go to bike advocacy!).

    Average riding (once it gets warmer) 12-15 miles weekdays, 25-40 weekends. Average mph 13-14. (but flat cruising about 16). Enjoy bikepaths and country roads. Not crazy about city biking, but I manage.

    Goal next year for bike is possible upgrade on front derailler. Stock Shimanos are just passable.

    Anybody in Albany who fits above profile for speed, locations and distance, is happy to join me.

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    Welcome to the forums Wiswell.

    You sound like you're where I was eight months ago. I got a Trek hybrid last August. I haden't ridden in 25 years. I soon had to have a road bike so I got one in November. I got this one: http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/2003/...CorridaLT.html

    It gets into your blood. I average between 75 to 100 miles a week.

    Again, welcome
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. - Bob Seger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiswell
    Hey, I think the pedals that came with your bike are the ones I just purchased. How did they work for you? They balance so the platform side is the default up, right?
    Actually they're not weighted to either side. They pretty much stay in the same position as when you take your foot off. I got some Shimano M-070 mountain bike shoes for Christmas. They work good. They were close-out priced. ($30) It took me a little while to get used to them. I fell once and almost fell a couple of other times. I'm used to them now.
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. - Bob Seger

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