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    Hi from the motorcycle world!

    Well, as you can see from my website name, I ride a Harley. I hope I'm 'allowed' to post. There are many similarities. We face the same injuries and deal with the many of the same traffic concerns: visibility, weather concerns, cornering, road surfaces, and above all, inconsiderate cagers who seem to be intent on doing us in.

    I saw a documentary on mountain biking the other night and was astounded. I couldn't believe my eyes. You guys are awesome. I'm a fan.

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    Hi. I have a bent instead of a mountain bike, but I am awesome.

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    Welcome! Can't say I'm not jealous! I've noticed that motorcyclists take well to cycling (should see some of the motocross guys ride a mountain bike!)...you should give it a try! It'll probably feel crazy lively too, seeing as your typical mountain bike is well under 40 lbs!

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    I'm not only a cycling fan, but I enjoy the motorcycle as well. Have to admit, it's easier to keep my bicycles going then it is my old motorcycle.
    By the way, welcome!
    Last edited by JoeM57; 08-10-12 at 10:15 PM. Reason: forgot to extend a welcome
    Joe

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    Hi and welcome to the fourm.
    I too have a thing for two wheels. My garage is full with 5 bikes and 7 motorcycle.
    After riding and racing motocross for 30 years I got hook on riding mountain bike.
    I'm not allowed to go to the store without adult supervision anymore.

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    Thank you all for your nice messages. My son left his Sirrus here...very unlike the Schwinn (sp?) I grew up on! I should learn how to ride it. Riding a motorcycle is fun but no exercise at all. I'm currently nursing a sprained wrist. Got cut off by a motorist. It was my fault, ultimately, but the guy was speeding through and didn't even stop. I got up, looked around and he was long gone! Everytime I ride I learn something new. In this case, never assume anything when you're out in traffic, which I did. Great lesson for me.

    Anyhow, I came on this website to learn about sprained wrists and how you guys deal with them. Got my answers. It's been 2 weeks now. Got on my bike yesterday and could only make it around the block 'cuz it was too painful squeezing the clutch. The weather is perfect and I can't ride! I hate this! Guess I'll have to give it another week. Happy riding Everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harleygirl View Post
    The weather is perfect and I can't ride! I hate this! Guess I'll have to give it another week. Happy riding Everybody!
    I know how it feels I got my license suspended now I cant ride for 4 months (sure it was out of my own stupidity). On the bright side I still get to ride on the racetrack and not having a license is what introduced me to cycling so that makes me happy .
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

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    Sorry about getting your license suspended...but I guess there's a bright side to everything. Cycling has got to be great exercise. I see bikers ride up hills that I can barely WALK up!

    Finally went to get my wrist x-rayed and it turns out I fractured it. Haven't been to the bone doctor yet. I have now been taking short rides...it hurts but I don't care if I end up with a crooked wrist. I cannot let these beautiful days go by w/o riding!

    Seems I'm seeing more and more bicyclists...serious ones, 'hunched' over their bikes, wearing biking outfits, totally focused. I never see any fat ones! LOL. I doubt I'd make it around the block. I'm not fat, though I could stand to lose 5 pounds, and I fast walk 3 to 6 miles a day but I know that cycling uses a whole different set of muscles and I know I couldn't make it up the hills around here. I'd have to walk my bike up which would be an embarrassment! Guess I could just avoid the hills. I need to just do it. I'm getting inspired!
    Last edited by harleygirl; 08-20-12 at 08:30 AM. Reason: wasn't finished! must have hit the wrong button.

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