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    New guy in TN

    Just stopping in and making my requisite introductory post.

    I'm getting back into cycling, and haven't really ridden in the past 8 years or so. Got busy running a business, and then starting a family, and let the little things in life kind of pass by.

    As far as what I'm riding; well, I'm working on that one. I'm reworking my '96 Cannondale M300, and I'm borrowing my dad's old Fuji Espree until I can afford a new(er) road bike. Kind of thinking about buying something from bikesdirect, but I'd much rather give my money to a LBS. We have a new LBS here in Nashville that just opened up and sells used bikes. They are also only a block from my work, so I think my money is going there.

    For some random tidbits:
    Interests: photography, cars, make that VWs specifically, but I am a true gearhead and love them all, and of course my kids.
    I'm on a lot of other forums, mainly car-related, and even help run a local one or two, and have the same user name.

    That's about it, between work, the kids, the car, photography, and now bikes, I'm out of time and money I think.

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    Oh yeah, I plan on doing the ride "To Jack and Back" in early October. It is a 150 mile, 2 day ride that starts in Franklin, TN, goes to Lynchburg, and then back the next day.

    Getting in good enough shape to do that is a primary goal of mine. I also plan to do some commuting, and just to enjoy being out on a bike again.

    -Chad

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    Are you in Franklin? A very pleasant town, Franklin .

    Welcome to BikeForums!

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    I actually used to live in Franklin, but am in the Sylvan Park area now. It's about 5-10 minutes outside of downtown Nashville. I love it here, it is a great neighborhood, with plenty of bike lanes and greenways close by.

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    welcome. im in goodlettsville work in nashville and also just got back in to riding after a 20 year lay over. i will be riding in the tour de cure in springfield and the tour de nash both in May. good luck with your 2 day event. also if you havnt yet check out the southeast forum and there is a post for the planning of middle tennessee bike and pedestrian accomodations. inside i have a link to take the planning survey.
    thanks Brandon
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    Do the family ride with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hover View Post
    I actually used to live in Franklin, but am in the Sylvan Park area now. It's about 5-10 minutes outside of downtown Nashville. I love it here, it is a great neighborhood, with plenty of bike lanes and greenways close by.

    My husband's great grandfather came from Franklin, so we have been there (and Nashville) several times enjoying that part of the state.

    A beautiful area, we are tempted to retire there .

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    get back to tneuros bro lol jk.... I just got back into biking to well maybe just starting i used to only ride bmx bikes when i was younger soooo.... Yeah im really thinking in a year ill get a road bike but for now i have a hybrid... glad to see there are more dubbers with common interests besides the cars

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    lol, what's up man. Jon Rhea rides as well, but I don't know if he is on here. But, there is a thread in general discussion about tneuros maybe forming a team for Jack and Back, you should get in on it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeck View Post
    welcome. im in goodlettsville work in nashville and also just got back in to riding after a 20 year lay over. i will be riding in the tour de cure in springfield and the tour de nash both in May. good luck with your 2 day event. also if you havnt yet check out the southeast forum and there is a post for the planning of middle tennessee bike and pedestrian accomodations. inside i have a link to take the planning survey.
    thanks Brandon

    Yeah, i posted in one of the threads I think. I took the survey, and forwarded it to a couple of other people. Thanks for the heads up man.
    -Chad

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