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    Howdy from Roswell

    Hi all,

    I got back into cycling 2 years ago after a loooong layoff. In that two years I've dropped 70 pounds and am now back at my high school weight of 165 lbs. I'm 5'10" and I'll be 41 in a few weeks, married with 5 stepchildren, 15 step grandchildren, and 4 dogs.

    Most of my riding has been commuting on my Schwinn Sidewinder mtb. Not too long ago I started to take it on some longer rides, with the longest being 85 miles about three weeks ago. I've just recently purchased a barely used 2004 Giant OCR1. I hope to complete my first century ride as soon as my work schedule and the weather allow, and want to start riding in some charity centuries this coming spring.

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    Welcome to the forums shreklookalike! You have quite a family don't you! How's the riding out there in the deserts of east New Mexico? I spent a considerable amount of time south west of you in Alamogordo...an experience to be sure, but one I will not soon repeat! Although I still own an acre up in the nearby mountains.
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    dare I make a crack about little green men?(greetings from Roswell)

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    Member shreklookalike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus Riley
    Welcome to the forums shreklookalike! You have quite a family don't you! How's the riding out there in the deserts of east New Mexico? I spent a considerable amount of time south west of you in Alamogordo...an experience to be sure, but one I will not soon repeat! Although I still own an acre up in the nearby mountains.
    Thanks Gus,
    Yeah, 5 kids and 15 grandkids at age 41 plus working 60 hours a week between two jobs kind of limits the riding time. But I still manage to get in more than some folks. You just have to find ways to make time. My riding is mostly commuting and I leave the house an hour early in the morning to get the max out of that. Ridng in the Roswell area is not too bad as long as the wind stays down. Managed to ride my first solo century on January 10. Temp at 7:40 am (when I left the house) was 45 F, and when I got home at 3:20 pm it was a balmy 75 F. Gotta love the winters out here.

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    Member shreklookalike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharron
    dare I make a crack about little green men?(greetings from Roswell)
    Howdy chcarron. Actually, most of the aliens around here are grey.

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    I was born in Roswell, NM. in 1955. Or landed there. Mom is a little fuzzy on the details. Welcome.
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    Welcome to the forums! My wife and I own property in the Moriarty area. We are tentatively planning on moving back there in the fall. I guess I'll have to re-learn how to deal with goatheads again. At least there are none here in Ohio.

    'bent Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekke
    I was born in Roswell, NM. in 1955. Or landed there. Mom is a little fuzzy on the details. Welcome.
    Thanks.
    If you were born but not raised here I'm guessing you're from a military family. Either that or your skin tone is on the metallic grey side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnet1
    Welcome to the forums! My wife and I own property in the Moriarty area. We are tentatively planning on moving back there in the fall. I guess I'll have to re-learn how to deal with goatheads again. At least there are none here in Ohio.

    'bent Brian.
    Thanks Brian,
    I don't know if I've actually ever been "in" Moriarty, but I pass by it a lot visiting family in Albuquerque. Goatheads. Aaaaargh. Sometimes I think they were genetically engineered by a consortium bicycle tire/tube/slime manufacturers in order to boost their business. I actually tried riding on solid tires for almost a year because of those dang things. Problem is that riding on solid tires is almost as bad as riding on flat tires. They almost made me give up riding altogether. Now I'm back on thorn resistant tubes and getting lots of practice fixing flats.

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