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    fan just starting to ride

    I'm 23yo male who loves watching cycling, has learned quite a bit about the strategy and mechanics of the professional sport. I want to get into riding for lots of reasons: stay in shape now that I don't have the opportunity for team sports I used to play, easier on the knees and more enjoyable than running. I live in Birmingham, AL where cycling seems to be pretty popular but I can't say I like the roads around here.

    I'm looking into getting a nice road bike, really have no interest in off-roading and feel like a commuter bike is going to be too basic. Any suggestions on what to look for in my first serious bike?

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida.
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon
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    Welcome to BF.
    Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals. I'm sure you'll get lots of recommendations for a road bike and maybe even someone/group to ride with.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

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