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Old 01-24-14, 10:29 AM   #1
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Hi all

Hello all..

A little about me: I am 48 and live in the Southern California area. I have been cycling for about 8-years now and love it.

My 1st hybrid bike was a 2006 Trek FX, from there I moved onto a Trek 2008 FX and in 2010 I bought a 2011 Giant Rapid 1..

I have been searching for a new bike and had a few must haves and a few wants.. I wanted the ultimate in flat bar road type bikes.

My LBS owner located and hooked me up with a 2013 Specialized Sirrus Limited SL4.. I scored if for a very decent price considering what the MSRP was just a few months ago.

I picked it up yesterday and am thrilled with it! Mine is SN# 54 of 300

I also updated my Garmin GPS.. I had been using a Garmin Edge 200 on my Giant but grabbed a Garmin Edge 510 to put on the new bike.

I am not a speed demon not do I peddle insane amounts of distance. I retired early so I generally ride 5 days a week and do between 25-35 miles a day. If I average 14MPH at the end of the ride I am happy.. See? No speed demon and no mega distances for me.

I've tried traditional road bikes but have a bad back and for me at least, I get a much more comfortable ride from the flat bars..

I enjoy cycling not only for the fitness aspect but because it gets me out and about for a few hours a day. Most of my rides (95%) are done in the city and on city streets utilizing the bike lanes..

That's me in a nutshell....

I've lurked for a while here but decided to join after scoring what i believe is the Ferrari of flat bar road bikes..

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Old 01-24-14, 10:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you've got yourself a really nice bike.

Stop by the Southern California regional forum and say hello.
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Old 01-24-14, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thanks and will do on the So Cal area forum..

I will post up some photos of the new ride later...

My 1st electronic shift so I am sure I will have a few growing pains..
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Old 01-24-14, 11:39 AM   #4
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Here are a few photos I just snapped.. Apologies for the quality of them..







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