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    Hello from Austin

    I'm not much of one for posting on forums, but thought I'd at least give a brief intro. Back in the late '80s I was riding 6-7000 miles/year, and racing a fair amount. In '91 or so I stopped riding (long story that I won't bore you with). After moving to Idaho, in '95 I got back on the bike for four or five rides that probably totaled 20 miles or so.

    I went in to REI a couple weeks ago and stopped and took a quick look at bicycles. Mistake! I've been trying to avoid getting another bike because I knew I'd become addicted again. I went back last Monday and bought a Novara Squadra. So much for that goal... So now my goal is to not start racing again :-)

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    Teach you to go into REI, eh?

    So...how many miles do you have on the bike now ?

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

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    Yeah, it'll definitely teach me. On the other hand, it'll make for a nice dividend this year :-)

    I'm a bit embarrassed to say I've only got 55 miles on it. But I guess that's not too bad for the first week of riding after 13+ years off bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbunton View Post
    Yeah, it'll definitely teach me. On the other hand, it'll make for a nice dividend this year :-)
    Good point! Which reminds me, after spending several bucks on my lighting systems, so will I!


    I'm a bit embarrassed to say I've only got 55 miles on it. But I guess that's not too bad for the first week of riding after 13+ years off bikes.
    No, not bad at all!

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    Welcome! I'm in Austin too. The ACA has good rides and there is a good group that rides out of Buck's bikes on tuesday and thursday nights.
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    Thanks for the welcome! I found the ACA site Sunday, paid for a membership. I'm still waiting for my account to be approved for map access. If Ike decides to stay away a friend and I plan to be in Sun City at 8:00 on Sunday for the ride.

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