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    Hello from Louisville, KY

    Hi guys. I'm a 31 year old former runner. For various reasons, I amassed numerous injuries and had to give it up around 2005. I'm just now discovering cycling, and the fact that I can ride without aggravating my old running injuries. I came across this quite by accident. I work in a chemical plant where you can't throw a rock without hitting a bike, and I have grown to love cycling. As of right now, I am training on a Giant Nutra hybrid that I picked up off Craigslist. I love the bike, though I wish I had been a little more informed before getting into this sport. The only complaints I have right now are that my upper back can get incredibly sore after a ride.

    So, I hope to learn a lot from you guys and ultimately one day be a contributor to the forums. The learning curve on bikes is actually a bit steep (a saddle, isn't that for horses?). Shoot, just airing up a presta valve tire has been a (mis)adventure. Anyways, I'll see you all around the forums.

    DavidPT40

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    welcome, I live in the 'ville as well. Louisville is becoming quite the meca for cycling. be sure to check out the Louisville bicyle club for lots of events and club rides.

    what side of town are you on?

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    Senior Member Cycle Babble's Avatar
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    DavidPT40,
    I am somewhat new here myself but from what I have learned getting fitted to a bike is one of the most important things. Feel free to search the archives of posts, there is a ton of information here.

    Good luck,
    John S
    The Declaration of Independence grants me the right to the pursuit of happiness.......I choose that pursuit on my bike.

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    Welcome to BF!

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    Hello from the Highlands!

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    Live in Hunters Hollow (a bit south of Okolona), do my riding at Iroquois Park.

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    This place is crawling with Loovullians.

    So, Cats or Cards on Friday?

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    Cards, but then they're my employer, so I'd kind of have to say that even if I didn't find Calipari to be all slimey.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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