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Old 01-16-03, 03:32 PM   #1
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I am new here, just wanted to say hi!

Hello everyone.. I am new to this group. My name is Bill, I am 37 and I live in Eugene, OR. I currently ride a Cannondale Easy Rider, it is a bit slowish but intensely comfortable, so I am happy with it. I started riding recumbents about 10 years ago because of back problems. I sold my last upright bike about 6 years ago. I ride alot less than I used to but I still chug along, mostly riding local bike paths.

I am also trying to sell a recumbent in the for sale forum. I know this is a general recumbent forum and the not the for sale forum but I just want to mention it here, sorry if I offend... The thread is HERE

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Old 01-16-03, 06:00 PM   #2
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Wilbur,

Welcome. You sound a little like me. I ride by myself about 99% of the time. To slow for the big dogs and do not want to stay on the porch.

I live in SE Ohio and have to many bikes and a RANS Rocket. I rode the RANS this week and got a flat about a mile out in 25 F temperatures. That really sucks. Going to try some Kenda Quests and see if those hold up any better.

Good luck on selling your other bike.
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Old 01-17-03, 12:50 PM   #3
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Wilbur Howdy! Sound like me only younger! Actually I ride for exercise, but not fast. I ride a Lightfoot Cycles Explorer LWB. Glad to have you here.
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Old 01-17-03, 01:00 PM   #4
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Thanks fofa! I used to ride mountain bikes quite a bit, but my back simply won't tolerate upright bikes anymore. I might be getting back surgery, I am going to see a neurosugeon next month so MTBing might be in the future again for me.

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Old 02-18-03, 09:44 PM   #5
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Hello and Welcome Wilbur....Like yourself, I swithched over to a "bent because a touch of arthritis in my neck, I think from years of riding an upright. I still ride my conventional to and from work, with a bit of discomfort. I had to remove my visor so that I would'nt have to crane my neck so much to see the road. What a pleasure it is to ride in seated comfort now and check out all the scenery I was missing before ..Again, Welcome...Rick...
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Good Evening Wilbur!!
Rick from KY here and I understand the part about being comfortable! Those seats sure are nice aren't they?
Although I still ride "uptights" er uprights, my bent is still the one I like when I get in the mood to go nowhere fast!

Get "laid back" and enjoy life as it goes by or you will pass it by and never know it!!!!


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