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Old 08-07-12, 12:30 PM   #1
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The newest newbie (until someone posts after me...)

Hi!!

Guess what? I'm new here! And I have soooo much to learn, I don't know where to begin!

I've just purchased a hybrid (Cannondale Quick 4) after borrowing a mountain bike for a few weeks to see if I would be into cycling.

Long story short, I spent the first 40 years of my life as a very large, inactive person. When I turned 40 I started excercising a bit after losing a large amount of weight. At 41 I was introduced to a group of trail runners and went from running 5K's to 50 milers in a period of 9 months. And now at 42 I'm on a cycling forum as a new rider as I'm recovering from an overuse injury! I may or may not have a problem with moderation... But I have 40 years to make up for!! I can't believe I missed out on all this fun for so many years...

So, it's nice to meet you all! I'm trying to read as many threads as possible before I start asking questions but there's SO much information here, I'm completely overwhelmed.

What are/were your favorite beginner resources? (is it ok to ask a question like that in my introduction post?! Sorry if not!)
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Old 08-07-12, 12:54 PM   #2
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Hey Trish,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Ask questions anywhere.
We all have been new at this.

Ride much. Rest when you need days off.

Ask questions when you have problems.

Practice flat tire/tube changing at home, before you get on the road.

Ride slow and have fun.
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Old 08-08-12, 10:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to Bike Forums! I got into cycling when rehabbing a running injury too.
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Welcome to Bike Forums, Trish!! Sounds like you accomplished A LOT in the past two years, congrats! And yes, I agree, moderation is your friend. Glad that you are doing better though and from here you only have one way to go: UP!!

You go, sister!!
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