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    Hello from Indiana :)

    I live in Central Indiana and have always loved bikes. I picked up a Trek 7100 from my LBS about 5~6 years ago and put a LOT of miles on it before I had to put it in storage due to moving to a location where there really were no safe places to ride.

    I recently got the bike out of storage and got it tuned up and ready to go - needed a new chain but the tires were still in good shape [not hard or dry-rotted surprisingly].

    Been going on 3~5 mile bike rides lately just to warm myself back up to it as I'm about 50 pounds heavier than I was when I got the bike and 50 pounds heavier than I'd like to be.

    That said it's been raining so darn much I've not really been able to get out. I don't mind getting wet/riding in the rain but I need a good set of fenders to keep from ruining my clothing with dirty water/mud spray.

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    Hey there, MikeDVB!

    Welcome to BF!

    Do you commute at all? If so, you can post about your commuting experiences in the "Commuting" sub-forum.

    Looking forward to sharing with you.

    Have a nice day!

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    Cheers and welcome to Bike Forums!

    +1 on getting fenders.

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    Welcome to BF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPablo View Post
    Hey there, MikeDVB!

    Welcome to BF!

    Do you commute at all? If so, you can post about your commuting experiences in the "Commuting" sub-forum.

    Looking forward to sharing with you.

    Have a nice day!
    I work from home so I have nowhere to 'commute' to but I ride for recreation and fitness. Been looking at the Indiana DNR bike trail maps as well as every other trail resource I can find. Looking for rides that are 10+ miles that avoid busy streets as much as possible [as I want to take my 2 year old son along in his bike trailer]. Have the trailer lit up like a Christmas tree but I'd rather avoid if possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juha View Post
    Cheers and welcome to Bike Forums!

    +1 on getting fenders.

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    Thanks . Have gotten some Bontrager NCS Fenders but it seems like the front fender bolt hole in my frame is off-center resulting in the fender being really close to the tire on one side. Trying to figure out a way around that [have another thread on that opened]. Ordered some SKS P45 fenders - hoping I can drill a hole in them a little off to the side to straighten it up with the wheel but I don't want to needlessly weaken the fender either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lacumo View Post
    Welcome to BF!
    Thanks .

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    Hi Mike,

    Welcome. Here is a link to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:: Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines:: Building healthier places for healthier people.) with some good info on trails, though they may be mostly the ones you already know of. Though I live in Tennessee now, I'm originally from Central Indiana (Anderson area). My family still lives around there.

    Re: the fender, maybe you can slot the hole in the fender enough to move it over a little.
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    Yeah, I got some wider fenders coming in today that shouldn't be so close to the tire - but it will still be uneven which will still bug the crap out of me until I move on to something else to OCD about .

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    Here's a pic of my bike - got the SKS fenders and the Bontrager rack installed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Here's a pic of my bike - got the SKS fenders and the Bontrager rack installed.

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    Great weather for riding this week in IN.

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    Indeed!!! I just got a synapse carbon and I am going to fit my front and rear lights and go push my limits ;-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Indeed!!! I just got a synapse carbon and I am going to fit my front and rear lights and go push my limits ;-).
    Where's our "LIKE" button?
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    Haha. I'm going on a group ride Monday with a friend from my local bike store. Not the store I got the bike from but I've been friends with her for a while. Should be a good time. She is going to go over all of the group ride do's and don'ts so I don't make a fool of myself ;-).

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