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    Newbie indiabravo's Avatar
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    Hullo From Scotland!

    Hi all,

    Just purchased my first bike and will be looking for advice in the near future. After a few weeks of sweating I finally went with a Giant Roam 1. A hybrid I will mainly be using for commuting and light trails.

    Excited! Would love to hear from cyclists in the Aberdeenshire area!

    Thanks,
    Iain

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    I'm not in Scotland, but cheers and welcome to Bike Forums nevertheless!

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    Kilt wearing cyclist PomPilot's Avatar
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    Greeting from the lower highlands of Oregon. Obviously not a Scottish national, but have roots going back to Stirlingshire.

    I have two pieces of advice for a newer rider. The first is to get out and ride as much as possible. The next is to do as much of your initial riding as possible with your chain on the middle rear ring, and the middle front ring (assuming a 3 ring front crank set). Once you can handle the gentler inclines with ease, shift your chain to a smaller rear gear. As you build up your strength, you will be able to tackle increasingly steeper slopes.
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    Newbie indiabravo's Avatar
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    Thanks for the tips much appreciated! cheers for the welcome folks

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    Welcome to the forums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiabravo View Post
    Hi all,

    Just purchased my first bike and will be looking for advice in the near future. After a few weeks of sweating I finally went with a Giant Roam 1. A hybrid I will mainly be using for commuting and light trails.

    Excited! Would love to hear from cyclists in the Aberdeenshire area!


    Thanks,
    Iain

    DSC_1865-1.jpg

    My Grand Mother was from Scotland, does that count? I LOVE to hear about your life on the other side,,,,kinda ,,,,,,,wet here,,,,
    I hate cars,

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