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    Senior Member silmarillion's Avatar
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    Hi from Atlanta!

    Hi everyone another noobie here!

    Well let's see...I rode my first organized bike ride in 1976 on my brand new Free Spirit 10 speed bike I got for my 12th birthday. Some of you may remember that American classic.

    I raced as a youth, but never really did anything more than just local events. Placed a few times, but was never committed enough to train as a competitive cyclist should back then.

    I began riding cross-state tours with a friend many years ago and have ridden the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia 5 times. I plan to ride RAGBRAI one of these years, and hope to do many more cross-state rides! If you've never ridden one, you should try. It's really a great way to enjoy our sport, and see places that many people never get to see.

    I love riding centuries, I have ridden several centuries in Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee.

    I was doing well up until about 5 years ago when I started to develop arthritis in my neck. The pain became so excruciating I found it nearly impossible to continue riding a standard bicycle anymore. I now spend most of my time riding a Bacchetta Corsa in the northern parts of Atlanta.

    I recently became interested in commuting to work via my bicycle, but I didn't want to ride the recumbent. I set out to look for my new bike. After watching the discussions about the Nashbar X cyclocross bike and how people seemed to be fairly happy with them, I decided to get one myself.

    One of the greatest lies in cycling has to be, "Honey, this will the last bike I will ever have to buy."

    Well, I have begun working on my new cyclocross/commuting bike. Even though I worry about the pain, I really don't think it will be much of a problem because my commute will be about 10 miles each way. I had to convince my wife that I could do this, and my doctor even said he thought I should.

    If I ride longer rides or centuries, I will be on the Corsa.

    But I'm looking forward to fighting high fuel prices by commuting to work on my new X crossbike!

    Keep the rubber on the road!

    Chris

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    Nice to have you Chris.
    Tear the road up.......
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Hello and welcome!!

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    Welcome Chris.
    Post some pics of the Nashbar CX bike when it's finished, maybe in the Atlanta/Decatur thread so the locals will recognize your bike when you're on the road.

    I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life. - General Norman Schwarzkopf and me

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    Senior Member silmarillion's Avatar
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    Sure thing! You may even see me out riding along the pathway from Stn.Mtn to midtown!

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Awesome. I'll keep an eye out for you. I ride from Decatur to SM and back all the time.
    I'm guessing the Nashbar CX bike is black and the Bacchetta Corsa is metallic titanium.
    You can easily spot me.

    I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life. - General Norman Schwarzkopf and me

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