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    Western NY Newb

    Hey everybody,
    I already made my first post and thought for sure I was going to have no responses, but to my surprise I had multiple answers all with great advice! I am in the market for my first bike currently tossing up between a Trek 2.1 and a Cannondale Synapse 5. I don't have all the cash yet but I am so psyched for the day I get my bike! I used to ride all the time on my mountain bike, I saved for almost 2 years and I'll never forget the day I got my Schwinn Impact Pro, it was a big deal when I was kid. I rode the hell out of that thing and looking back I realize I spent about 90% of the time on road. The older I got the less I rode, got my license, job, girlfriend you know how it goes. I'm 28 now, married and have been under a lot of work stress and other crap and just feel like going nuts, like I need to get out. That same week I saw a dude on his bike and I remembered how much fun that was to just ride. Picked up a couple mags went to the local bike store and been thinking about it for quite sometime. Been putting in some OT saving up my pennies and I can't wait to get my new ride, I just hope I can get it before the end of this season, summers don't last long up here. Eventually I want to find a local group to ride with, just seems like a great way to spend the weekend. Anyways I look forward to hearing and learning from you guys and hopefully be able to contribute to the forums myself. Hope to meet some of you on the road someday!

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    Hey man! I'm new too, and from WNY. Sounds like a crazy story you've had throughout your years. Even though your years older than me(no insults here, just a fact), maybe I'll see around Buffalo? Elmwood's a nice place to ride around, hopefully I'll see you around!

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    Were abouts are you studs? I grew up just South of the city.

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    Hey thanks for the welcome everybody, I live in depew east of the city.

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