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Old 04-26-10, 07:49 PM   #1
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New guy from Houston

Hi all,
I'm new to this forum and new to cycling. My wife and I volunteered at the MS150 last weekend and it got me excited about riding. I haven't purchased a bike yet. There's a lot more to learn now than hopping on my bike and riding to the candy store 20 years ago. I'm looking forward to this forum and soaking up as much as I can from everyone.
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Old 04-27-10, 06:50 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-10, 09:14 AM   #3
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Welcome kd5nay,

There doesn't need to be a lot more to biking than that. Kids still manage to do it without taking it too seriously.

I went through 4 biking stages:

- Kid - was happy to have a bike instead of a big wheel
- Kid - HAD to have a BMX with freewheel hub and caliper brakes
- Teen - Wanted to go faster, had to have a 10 or 12-speed road bike.
- 20-something - Wanted a hybrid, they have 21 speeds now, but no chain guards. Got it and rode hundreds of miles on it.
- 30-something - Learning so much about bikes and biking I am over-complicating things for myself. But I do know of all the accessories now that can make me go faster. Mostly, I need to work on the 'engine'.

Don't feel too much pressure to learn more about bikes. Or if you do, take a step back once in a while and recall that it doesn't HAVE to be complicated.
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Old 04-28-10, 03:35 PM   #4
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10 Wheels - Rosenberg. Southwest of Houston. Lots of good roads full of nothing out here.

JeremyZ - I agree. Unfortunately, some of those 'pros' that do know it all can seriously put a damper on the newbies if we dont learn some of the jargon. Try showing up to that next ride with your old banana seat bike with hank aaron rookie in the spokes.

Seriously though, I'm really enjoying just checking out the other posts and cant wait to go pick up my new bike soon. I'm ready to hit the road.
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Old 04-29-10, 06:01 PM   #5
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Old 04-29-10, 09:46 PM   #6
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Welcome kd5nay. I'm in the Fondren-SW area and got into folding bikes about 6 months ago. They are awsome.
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