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Old 03-15-02, 03:54 PM   #1
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introductions

New dude here.
Bikes: MTB: GT STS Thermoplastic Dual suspension bike
Road: Litespeed Tuscany
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Other: Don't like riding with other people because it screws up my training regiment....it just turns into some male pissing contest of who's the baddest...bad for structured training.

I don't ride my bike because its fun. I ride so that I won't feel the need to destroy or beat down anyone that piss me off...one word: Catharsis. Fringe benefit: my family can stand being around me.
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Old 03-15-02, 04:21 PM   #2
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Well, welcome to bikeforums anyway! How do you like that Litespeed? I almost purchased one acoupleof years ago, drooled over for sometime before I convinced myself I had enough road bikes.
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Old 03-16-02, 09:47 AM   #3
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BTW, the word is regimen. A regiment is a military unit. Have fun riding alone!
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eschelon: I ride alone most of the time cause there are no cyclists in my neighborhood. I'd like to have a riding companion or two. I have to do group rides to find someone to ride with. And it seems there are different folks riding every time, so I never get to know anyone very well.

Gus: You should have asked sooner. I bought a Litespeed Tuscany last April.
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Hi!!

I enjoy riding by myself, but for different reasons. Not being much into "training" I simply enjoy the peace and being my own boss, setting my own pace, stopping and starting when and where I want.

Enjoy the forum.
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Old 03-17-02, 07:25 AM   #6
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BTW, the word is regimen. A regiment is a military unit. Have fun riding alone!
D*Alex - perhaps he DOES have a training regiment? Possible. Anyway, thanks for the correction. I know that I and others would never have figured out that he meant regimen without your assistance. Appreciate it very much.
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Old 03-17-02, 08:08 AM   #7
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Welcome...

I have a regimine also;

I ONLY RIDE ALONE, OR WITH FRIENDS, OR ON DAYS THAT END IN "Y"...

Funny, I never thought of the bicycle as a substitute for Valium... mmmmm.:confused:
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eschelon,
I like that word, catharsis. I ride the same way a lot too.

I find I ride alone a lot too. My cycling partner packed it in for the winter. I trust he'll be back out in the spring. We pretty much match eachother in ability. I don't have the attention span to stick to a training schedule. Neither does he.

The only other people I ride along side from time to time are cycling advocate types who tend to ride at a pretty casual pace but at least they generally stick to the road. They make up for the casual pace in organizing and engineering ability.
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