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Old 07-14-10, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hi from Swannanoa (near Asheville), NC

Hello, BikeForums!

I'm a middle-age convert to cycling. A former college cross country runner, I found last year that my 46-year-old knees could no longer take the pounding, so here I am. Got started Fall of '09 and got into a steady training schedule this Spring.

I live in Swannanoa, NC, and get to ride through the beautiful scenery of Western North Carolina—mostly solo rides at this point. I plan to join some group rides before long as I get my base fitness level established.

I've learned a lot reading threads at BF while researching my first road bike purchase and work on improving my skills.

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Old 07-14-10, 06:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to BikeForums.
Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals. Several NC and a few WNC folks there.
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Old 07-14-10, 06:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for joining.
Post some pics of where you ride.
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Old 07-14-10, 07:27 PM   #4
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Welcome to Bike Forums! The neat thing about cycling is that it is definitely less harsh on your joints than running is. It's something a lot gentler to the body but gives great excercise! Glad to hear you are cycling.
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