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Old 04-18-11, 08:40 PM   #1
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New Louisiana Cyclist

Hello.

I'm a 22 year old cyclist from south Louisiana. I'm about to graduate from college and attend physical therapy school. I first got into cycling about 4 years ago when my physical therapist recommended bicycling as a form of rehabilitation after I had an ACL reconstructive surgery. So I got an old mountain bike and really fell in love with cycling. I decided to start doing triathlons since I really missed the thrill of competition that I used to experience from high school sports so I went ahead and bought an old 1992 Trek 1200 off a friend. I did triathlons for the next two years before I really found out that what I liked most about the racing and training was being on the road on the bike. Since then, I've become an avid cyclist. Recently, I've gotten very interested in touring. I plan to do a week long tour around Louisiana this summer, and, if I enjoy that as much as I'm thinking I will, I will proceed with my plans to do a tour across the northern United States in about three years after I get out of PT school.

The only bike I have right now is my old Trek, but I'm hoping to welcome a touring and a nice racing bike to the family.

I've ended up on this forum numerous times in the past looking for answers and opinions to cycling questions, so I finally decided, "Why don't I just join the forum?!"

I look forward to contributing to the bikeforums.net community!

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Old 04-18-11, 08:47 PM   #2
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Welcome! Whereabouts are you? There's plenty of cycling clubs in the area, hope to see you out riding!
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Old 04-19-11, 04:58 PM   #6
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I'm from Opelousas. Whenever I'm home, I've ridden a few times with some members from the Lafayette-based Cajun Cyclists and Krewe de Velo (a pretty new group made up of people from the Washington/Opelousas/Grand Coteau area that just started riding between 1.5-2 years ago). In Natchitoches where I'm at school, I've got a few friends that I ride with sometimes, but I usually am out on my own. It looks like that after I graduate I'll be going up to Shreveport for PT school, so I'll be looking forward to checking out a new area and getting to know the local groups.

Who knows, maybe I'll cross you this summer. I plan on touring Louisiana this summer, making my way down from Natchitoches to Opelousas and then on through St. Martinville, New Iberia, Morgan City, etc. making my way to New Orleans, before going around Lake Pontchartrain and down the Tammany Trace before heading home.
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