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    Newbie Mrclean0497's Avatar
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    Newbie from Wisconsin

    Hi everyone new member here from Milwaukee. I just got into cycling, started out as needing a basic bike to be able to go on a 15 mile ride with a bunch of friends from a
    campout to a brewery. So I bought a $10 craigslist Schwinn, and being the engineering tinkerer I am basically dis-assembled the whole thing and rebuilt it with a new wheelset as a single speed. Fast forward a few months and I've found myself riding 3-4 times a week rather than going to the gym. Taking a little inspiriation from my wife who just finished her first half marathon I decided to start taking riding a little more seriously and train up to a half century. In looking for advice I found bike forums, I've already found a lot of help on here and hopefully I'll be able to give back in my own turn as I hopefully get to that first half! Any of you riding around the Milwaukee area with advice on routes and/or groups to ride with would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hello Mrclean,

    $10 bikes are fun.
    I started like you on a $15 bike. Rode it 1500 miles, got in shape and bought a new one.

    Looking forward to hearing about your first 50 mile ride.
    [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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    Hi and welcome
    I started out on a cheap mountain bike and up graded from there. The wife and I ride the Ozaukee Interurban Trail allot.
    It's 50mi round trip for me to ride to Port Washington for lunch.
    Here a link for some trails
    http://www.travelwisconsin.com/Biking_in_Wisconsin.aspx

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    Welcome from the Grafton area! The Oak Leaf and Ozaukee Interurban trails are great, although they can be heavily populated on weekends. A good ride to train for is the Trek 100 in June. It's one of the best supported rides I have done, and by far my favorite organized ride. You'll probably find organized rides have a Metric century (~ 62 miles) rather than a half century, but if you can do 50 miles, you can do 62.

    Welcome to the addiction!
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    In fact, I'd say the idiots here have arguably elevated Stupid to a new art form.

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    hello from west bend.got the eisenbahn trail up here and the kettle moraine.lots of nice rides

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    Welcome. Try the Glacial Drumlin which starts in Waukesha.

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