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Old 01-10-14, 07:12 PM   #1
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New Canuck

Just registered, and thought I should introduce myself. I'm a member of the 55+ group, living outside of Calgary, Alberta. We've got some great roads up here, and it just became time to start enjoying them.

I've done 8 marathons since I turned 50, and I decided to use cycling as a way to augment my present training. To that end, I took advantage of Lynskey's fall promotions to get a Sportive/Ultegra 6800, and built it late last year with my son (he's currently building bamboo/carbon fibre fat bike frames, but that's another story). It goes on its first shakedown ride tomorrow.

I've received a lot of good information from these forums, and I'll be happy to share what little I know.

I have a few things planned in the late spring (Jasper to Kamloops in May - about 450km), but riding for the time being is a little constrained. Despite the polar vortex and their -25 temperatures, the folks in the NE states were still warmer than we were :-). I guess it all gets down to what you get used to.
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Old 01-10-14, 07:42 PM   #2
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Hello Bark Ti,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

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Welcome to Bike Forums... I am just up the road a little ways.

Calgary does offer some brilliant cycling being that it is in the foothills and has both altitude, long grades, and ever prevailing winds to make things interesting.
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Hi and welcome to Bike Forums! We have a regional section you might want to check into as well as the 50+ subsection that might interest you. Stop on by!
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