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Old 09-21-13, 07:00 PM   #1
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My name is Andrew and I am an absolute newbie when it comes to biking. I live in North Atlanta in case anyone is from around here. While in the Army, I injured my lower back and in the process gained about 25lbs from lack of exercise/laziness. Since running is really not a good option for me at this time, after a long wait period I decided to go purchase an entry level road bike today. I rode about three miles and probably had 6 heart attacks in the process but it was a good time. If anyone has any advice or recommendations on accessories to get, I will be greatly appreciative. Thanks for having me.

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Old 09-21-13, 07:04 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-13, 07:06 PM   #3
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Hi Andrew, welcome to Bike Forums! Cycling is a great start to regaining your fitness and achieving your weight loss. It's low impact so it will be easy on your back. We have a regional section here that you might be interested in checking out, I'm sure you can get together with some members there and go on some entry level rides.

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Nice to meet you Andrew, welcome to bikeforums!

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