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Old 09-07-08, 06:09 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-07-08, 07:12 PM   #2
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Teach you to go into REI, eh?

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

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Old 09-08-08, 05:55 PM   #3
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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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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!

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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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Old 09-09-08, 06:00 PM   #6
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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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