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    Hello!

    Hey all,

    I'm returning to biking after stopping sometime in highschool (mostly due to outgrowing my bike). I've lurked here for a few days and you guys seems to be the amicable type, so I wanted to join and say hello.

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    Welcome to the forums. It seems that everyday, people are getting back to bicycling.

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    You can thank my girlfriend for resurrecting my interest in biking. She's been biking a lot around town on her old walmart/target/kmart bike that she got in junior high and I was joining her on my dad's roadbike. Her bike is old and too small and my dad's bike isn't very comfortable for me, nor do I want a roadbike.

    We're both currently shopping for bikes and trying to find the right style. She likes the Trek FX and the Giant FCR. I like the Specialized Crosstrail and am going to check out the Scott Sportster... any advice is welcome.

    Thanks!

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    You guys sound like your headed in the right direction. That Specialized is one sweet bike. The one I saw had a lockout for the fork. The Trek FX is a popular choice as well. If you think you'll be riding for over an hour, getting riding gloves can make the experience a lot better. Sometimes, you can negotiate a deal for accessories at time of purchase of bikes. Make sure you bring them back for the free tune-up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cervantes3773 View Post
    Hey all,

    I'm returning to biking after stopping sometime in highschool (mostly due to outgrowing my bike). I've lurked here for a few days and you guys seems to be the amicable type, so I wanted to join and say hello.
    Welcome to the Forums. I noted your post to the other recent newbie from Michigan, Chris. As I posted to him, I'm a native of the East Side of Detroit, and lived in Ann Arbor and learned to appreciate the cycling lifestyle there in the 1970's, so I always like to say Hi to Michigan cyclists. Most of my family resides in Macomb and Oaklnd counties now, so we visit frequently and that's where I ride; we stay in Fraser.

    I was mostly a cycle tourist for a long time, including in Michigan and Ontario, and now I'm a a year round commuter and occasional centurian here in Boston. On my visits to Michigan I like to cycle and would love to tour the northwestern suburbs, including Farmington, but it is quite a trek to get there from Fraser. Because I'm usually time limited, I'm not inclined to drive there to ride. There was a recent thread on Bike Forums re riding east to west:"Question for Detroit area commuters"

    Question for Detroit area commuters

    I hope to try a suggested route in August when we next visit.

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