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    First Road Bike

    Hi all, I recently retired from the military. As part of my retirement physical I was diagnosed with arthritis in both knees. The doc told me to stop running. With some help from my cousin who is an experienced rider, I bought a specialized allez compact. I got it fitted yesterday and took it out for a half hour tonight. I really enjoyed it. Hopefully, this site can help answer question when they pop up. I hope to ride to maintain weight and fitness levels. Almost forgot, I'm from central florida.

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    Welcome to BF.
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    Welcome ... that's a fine bike, no wonder you enjoy it

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    Welcome to Bike Forums. Do you have any photos of your new bike?
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    Welcome to bike forums...

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    Picture

    Here it is.
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    Welcome that's a good bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Jack View Post
    Here it is.
    Nice bike. I like the red.
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    I put 965 miles on it so far....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Jack View Post
    I put 965 miles on it so far....
    Great, How are your knees?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Jack View Post
    I put 965 miles on it so far....
    Awesome!

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    This thread needs more Chipcom!

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    Another 20 today. My knees are fine...no issues.

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    Welcome to BF and perhaps more, congratulations on retirement. Hopefully you'll have the same experience as so many others of us have
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