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Old 09-21-11, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hey from Houston

Hello to everyone on BF from Houston Texas! I recently started riding everyday for about 2 months and I completely love it. I used to ride all the time as a kid but as I grew up I out grew my bikes and grew into cars.

Last June I had a pretty bad motorcycle accident and broke my right raidius, ulna , tibia fibula and did a number to my right foot ( had to reconstruct it ).I was hit from behind, flew through a telephone pole and into a parking lot. I was in the hospital for three weeks (terrible!!!) and have had two more surgeries on my tibia since then. I had a bone graft and a rod replacement ha! So lets just say I gained some weight and am way out of shape.

My Doc told me that cycling would be good for my health and that it would premote bone growth so I fixed up my single gear Steyr and have been biking everyday for two months. I absolutely love it! I bike on average ten miles a day to and from school and on the weekends I put in 50 miles. I feel so free and I am finally able to get active again and sweat. My dad and I fixed up a Bottecchia and gave it to me so now I have two bikes to commute and enjoy. I am riding everyday to and from school and I don't miss driving a car at all!

I just want to say thanks for everyone on here who has helped me out with great information for noobs like me.

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Old 09-22-11, 05:24 AM   #2
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Hi Maurice,

Welcome to Bike Forums.
Very Nice introduction.
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Old 09-22-11, 05:59 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF. Sorry to hear about your accident but very glad to hear you're recuperating.
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Old 09-22-11, 06:40 AM   #4
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Welcome, Maurice.
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Old 09-22-11, 01:12 PM   #5
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Old 09-22-11, 09:15 PM   #6
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thanks 10 wheels, Dek, airwulf and cadamsjr for the welcome
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Old 09-23-11, 11:15 AM   #7
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Hey Maurice, I'm a local Houston as well! Except I'm a noobie compared to you lol. Glad to hear you're recovering well from your accident.
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Old 09-23-11, 08:55 PM   #8
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Hey billybob nice to meet you I live in the heights and its a super bike friendly community, everyone here seems to ride a bike.
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