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Old 05-21-10, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hey what's up everyone. My name is Jason ( see screen name ). I'm pretty new to cycling. Been riding a Walmart Mountain bike for a while. Now if have taken the jump to a 2010 Trek 1.2. I haven't officially riden it yet. still getting the pump and other stuff. but with in the next 48 hours. I will be.

well look forward to good info on the site. here are some pics of the bike.





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Old 05-22-10, 05:38 AM   #2
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Sure beats a Wal-Mart rig, eh? Welcome to BF. Keep it rollin'.
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lol at the walmart rig. yeah it does. I go for my first ride tommorrow. little nervous. don't want to bite it with the skinny A$$ tires. lol


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lol at the walmart rig. yeah it does. I go for my first ride tommorrow. little nervous. don't want to bite it with the skinny A$$ tires. lol


thanks for the welcome.
Actually, the tires will be the least of your adjustments. The bike having a longer and taller profile is going to challenge your handling ability. Coming from mountain biking will allow you to bring two skills with you. Braking and turning. Everything else will be a new adjustment, most certainly handling and steering. As far as tires, just stay off of drainage grates.

About 20 years ago I made the change from road to mountain, and all of what I just explained happened in the other direction. I like road biking, but mud rules for me. BTW, I'm 5'11" at 200 lbs. I was 30 lbs. lighter when I made the change.
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