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    Challenged BicycleAndBikes's Avatar
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    Only started road riding after building a bicycle website

    When I was a kid, I used to have a Cobra. It had a plastic number 4 on the front and I had so many stacks doing jumps and stunts that my elbows and knees still bear the scars today. The bike itself was indestructible.

    Fast forward to university and I got very excited about a brand new bike someone bought me for Christmas. Wow - it had gears and front suspension - brakes. Yep, it was a Huffy from a department store, but I didn't know then that bikes could actually weigh less than 20kgs.

    Joined the local cycling and triathlon club and couldn't understand why everyone snickered when I brought the old huffy (by then, 7 years old and unloved) to the lineup. Did about 6 sprint distance tri's on that bike before one of the coaches at the club insisted I borrow one and it took 3 minutes off my PB on a 10km ride.

    For some reason, thought starting a bike website would be a good idea - that was what got me into riding in a group for the first time.
    So now ... 1 x 30km ride per week. 1 x 45km per week. And 2 x "towing the kids with trailgator attached" rides per week.

    First half ironman planned for 6 months time.
    The invention of the bicycle was the pinnacle of human achievement - a product that is entirely beneficial to those who use and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped with the invention of the bicycle.
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    Cheers and welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Thanks, am already having fun.

    Its great to be in a place where I have the opportunity to share my passion with other people.
    The invention of the bicycle was the pinnacle of human achievement - a product that is entirely beneficial to those who use and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped with the invention of the bicycle.
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    Welcome to BF. Good luck in your half ironman.

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    Thank you.. I love the welcome.
    BF just rocks and trust me am learning a lot of staff from here good enough for my site

    Let me hang around and see what is in store for me.
    The invention of the bicycle was the pinnacle of human achievement - a product that is entirely beneficial to those who use and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped with the invention of the bicycle.
    http://www.bicycle-and-bikes.com

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