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    Hello from Chicago

    Hey Guys,

    My name is John, I'm 25 and I live in Chicago. I recently started biking this May after not riding a bike in nearly 10 years. I purchased a 2010 GT Tachyon 3.0 which falls under the Hybrid bike category but is considered in the Road Bike category by GT's website. I test rode a few other bikes in the same price range and category such as a Specialized Sirrus, Giant hybrid (forgot model), Fuji, and a Trek - The GT felt the sturdiest and shifted the best vs the others which were all of equal price or even slightly higher.

    I ride for recreation and stress relieve and not so much for commuting - I've ridden about 275 miles since June 24 (when I downloaded CardioTrainer for my phone) and have been trying to do at least 40 miles a week. I'm currently "training" to ride in a century in about 2 weeks.

    After debating to join a forum, I finally gave in and googled for a biking forum and found this. Looking forward to learning some new things from repairs to riding more efficiently and possibly meeting new people to ride with.

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    Welcome John,
    Nice to have you.
    [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)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Welcome to BF from an ex-Chicagoan. You'll like it here.

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    Thank you!

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEK View Post
    Welcome to BF from an ex-Chicagoan. You'll like it here.
    Hey DEK is your name (DEK) related to any car terminology?

    Quote Originally Posted by NCMTBIKER View Post
    Hello and welcome!
    Thanks NCMBIKER!

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    Welcome aboard and good luck with your century ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColombianGT View Post
    Hey DEK is your name (DEK) related to any car terminology?!
    No relation to car terms.

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