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Old 04-02-05, 07:41 AM   #1
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newbie from philly

hey all,

just found the site today, been reading for the past hour and i had to sign up. lots of great info here.

i started mountain biking last year, but this spring i really want to get a road bike and do some long distance rides.

can't wait for spring to actually get here, though...sick of all the cold wet rain and cloudy skies. i need the sun!!!
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Old 04-04-05, 04:08 AM   #2
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Welcome. Don't buy the first roadbike you try. Usually on roadbikes you spend much more time in the saddle than you do on a mtb and fit becomes extremely important. Numb hands, numb feet, aching thighs, stiff neck, sore shoulders, sore butt are all signs of a bike that is not made for you. Ride several and rely upon a good bike fit expert to help you decide on the perfect bike for you.
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Old 04-04-05, 01:49 PM   #3
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Hi - another newbie from Philly here. Nice to see your post.

David's the name, I just switched from a hybrid to a Schwinn Voyageur touring road bike. I'm a bike commuter that likes doing Kelly Drive and Valley Green when I get the chance, and am looking foward to doing some light touring at some point.



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Old 04-04-05, 03:47 PM   #4
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Haven't been to Philly since the early 70's. Glad you here.
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Old 04-14-05, 08:02 AM   #5
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jabike - thanks for the advice on finding the right road bike. i'm still looking...i have to admit that i saw the orbea vuelta in an LBS and fell in love, but i haven't gone back to that store on purpose. i need to find the right bike, not based on looks or name but on how it feels. (and the price has to be right, too...)

boogs - i ride in valley green all the time! usually i am on the upper trails trying to conquer my fears of jagged rocks and nappy roots! i've done the loop from northwestern to the art museum a number of times. it's a great ride. i personally think that valley green is one of the few redeeming qualities of philly.

webist - pretty sure not much has changed here since the 70's.
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