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Old 02-06-09, 06:05 AM   #201
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welcome aboard Drew
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Old 02-23-09, 12:27 PM   #202
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nashville here, but go to school in arkansas can't wait to get back for spring break and summer
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Old 02-23-09, 12:28 PM   #203
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oh and i cruise on my leader fixed, white black wheels gold cranks if you see me give me a shout we can ride. and ill ride on my trek roadie. hoping to get tri bike this summer too since i just got into tris
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Old 03-03-09, 01:19 PM   #204
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Just checking in to TN

I live in Dandridge, and my name is Dewey Tucker. The following is a brief bio.
Iím a 64 year old out of shape guy that needed an exercise program to lose weight, and lower blood pressure. I wanted to be outside with a low impact workout so I bought (9/2/08) a new Cadillac AVSL Adventure Series Comfort Bike 17" Frame. It is a triple (28,38,48) with a 7 gear (11/34) cassette. When it arrived, I opened the box, assembled the bike, and went for a ride. After a couple of months (about 200 miles) I changed the comfort seat to a road saddle, switched the interior gears in the cassette, replaced the 2Ē tires with 1.125Ē, and installed Look pedals.
After riding the roads with my son (a 38 year old avid cyclist) he told me to get a road bike. I bought (12/20/08) a used 1996 Trek 5000 OCLV 54cm with Spinergy Rev x wheels, aero bars, and the original Shimano 105SC Component Group. It was from an estate sale, and had a double (39,53) with an 8 gear (12/23) cassette. Even though a newbie to cycling I bought a few specialty tools, and customized the bike by changing to a Shimano FC-R600 compact crank (34,50) with a Shimano FC-4500 Bottom Bracket, the rear derailleur to a Shimano RD-M580-SGS, a new 12/32 cassette, and installing Look pedals, a longer stem, road bars, bar wraps, shifter cables, chain, saddle, and VUELTA XRP Composite SB road bike wheels. Everything went good, works great, and it is basically a new bike.
Trying to get in better shape this winter Iíve ridden about 200 miles on an indoor trainer. Hope to be a better rider when I can get back outside on the road. The forums have been invaluable to me. Iíve learned a lot, and know there is a lot more to learn as I keep turning the pedals.
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Old 03-03-09, 06:58 PM   #205
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welcome aboard Dewey. Pretty slick looking road bike you've got there.
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Old 03-10-09, 12:07 PM   #206
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I thought i had put in my 2 cents on here.

Brandon just turned 35 on March 1st weigh in at a mere 340lbs I had tried to get back in to riding over the last several years with no luck. I had purchased a new Raleigh M60 mountain bike a few years back and it rode great but I just couldnít get in to riding it with out getting tired fairly quick and my work had me in a position I could not find day light to ride so it went to storage. I changed jobs 3 years ago and pulled the bike out of storage last year but still couldnít get motivated to ride. well in the fall my bike disappeared and I was bent on replacing it and getting on a routine so I bought a 2008 Specialized Sequoia Elite road bike and man did it make a difference I actually enjoy riding this bike. Well it turned cold right after i bought the new bike so I just got back on the road a couple of weeks ago and love it. I rode the Greenways from Shelby Bottoms to Priest Lake last Saturday and may do it again this Saturday if the weather behaves.

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Old 03-19-09, 12:41 PM   #207
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Hi all I am Clarksville based and have just got on a bike for the 1st time in about 15 years. I got the bike initially becasue my wife and a friend had gooten road bikes and I thought it looked fun. After I got the seat to the right height I was hooked. I have been doing it to loose weight. I started 6 weeks ago at 309lbs and have dropped down to 293lbs so far and want to keep going. More than the lose weight factor its just so enjoyable to be on the bike under your own power. Goals for this year are to attend a couple of events at the 30mile level. Move up to 60mils later in the season and my goal is to maybe try for at least one century before the end of riding season.

thats about it for now. talk to yah soon

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Old 03-19-09, 01:56 PM   #208
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Good for you. You can do it! Welcome!
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Old 03-19-09, 01:59 PM   #209
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I thought i had put in my 2 cents on here.

Brandon just turned 35 on March 1st weigh in at a mere 340lbs I had tried to get back in to riding over the last several years with no luck. I had purchased a new Raleigh M60 mountain bike a few years back and it rode great but I just couldnít get in to riding it with out getting tired fairly quick and my work had me in a position I could not find day light to ride so it went to storage. I changed jobs 3 years ago and pulled the bike out of storage last year but still couldnít get motivated to ride. well in the fall my bike disappeared and I was bent on replacing it and getting on a routine so I bought a 2008 Specialized Sequoia Elite road bike and man did it make a difference I actually enjoy riding this bike. Well it turned cold right after i bought the new bike so I just got back on the road a couple of weeks ago and love it. I rode the Greenways from Shelby Bottoms to Priest Lake last Saturday and may do it again this Saturday if the weather behaves.

Goodlettsville / Rivergate
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I'm glad you are enjoying riding. Keep it up! I saw Biggest Loser on Tuesday and there was a bunch of Clydesdales (I used to be one) that ran a half marathon. I felt ashamed . It just shows what can be done if one really puts their mind to it.
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Old 03-19-09, 02:31 PM   #210
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you know it cracks me up that heavier riders are called Clydesdales. It is especially fitting as Im an expat Scot from a town called Clydebank *LOL*. Been here 9 years.
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Old 03-20-09, 02:48 PM   #211
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Lol
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Old 03-20-09, 09:03 PM   #212
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hello everybody, I'm new to BF I live in memphis, tn and try to ride as much as possible. I do both road and mountain biking. both specialized bikes , roadie is an allez elite, and the mountain is a rockhopper. Love the forums, bicked up some good advice and lots of sarcasim already
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Old 03-21-09, 08:15 AM   #213
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Hi all. New to BF. Live in Maryville closet to the Great Smokies where I can ride and fish to my heart's content! Am 66 and retired. Rides are a Trek 7.5FX and a Cannondale CAAD9 (newest).
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Old 03-23-09, 06:17 AM   #214
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Keep it up

Way to go steve. I got hooked on MTB 2 years Started out at 290LBS and lost 60LBS in 6 months.
Not only is it a great way to loose weight it is fun as hell.
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Old 03-27-09, 01:51 AM   #215
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Hi eveyone! my name is Chris. i live in the maryville area. havent rode a bicycle in about 10 yeaar and im looking in getting back in it. i bought a beater road bike and would love to find some laid back people to ride with. i want to make sure i want to get back into it before buying a higher end model.
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Old 03-27-09, 09:02 AM   #216
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Old 03-31-09, 01:34 PM   #217
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Hey Chris, my name is Jim and I live out by Heritage HS. If you don't mind riding with an old guy (66) let me know when you can ride and we'll go out Little River Road.
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Old 04-10-09, 08:11 PM   #218
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Middle TN here. Run and bike. This is a beautiful town for both.
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Old 04-11-09, 09:54 AM   #219
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Hi all. New to BF. Live in Maryville closet to the Great Smokies where I can ride and fish to my heart's content! Am 66 and retired. Rides are a Trek 7.5FX and a Cannondale CAAD9 (newest).
So Bikeangler, have you come up with a good way to carry a fishing pole on your bike?
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Old 04-13-09, 10:07 AM   #220
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Not a problem. Couple of velcro straps attach my flyrod tube to the frame on my Trek FX and I carry a small fanny pack with my reel, flies, etc. i have easy access to the Little River coming out of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Biggest problem is getting fish home for supper!
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Old 04-24-09, 08:57 AM   #221
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Hey y'all,

I am finally getting back into cycling after a long layoff. I currently am looking for a road bike as my mountain bike(Univega Carbolight with street tires) and folder (Bike Friday) are not as comfortable for longer rides. I live in Nashville and since the bridge opened up connecting Two Rivers to Shelby Bottoms, there is a great opportunity to train right in my back yard.

See you on the road,
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Old 04-24-09, 11:29 AM   #222
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Old 04-27-09, 02:31 PM   #223
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I live in Cleveland, Tn. and ride to the office most days. I use my bikes for everything from transportation, to errands, to even hunting and fishing. I've been riding since the late 1960s. For most of my life, my bicycles have been my only transportation. I am an avid Bicycle Vehicularist.

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2008 Specialized Expedition Elite
1995 Specialized Crossroads
1982 First Generation Schwinn Sidewinder
1987 Giant Rincon
1985 Shogun 500 Touring bike
1979 Torpado Itailian Racing Bike-all Campagnolo components.
1983 Nashbar Tourng Bike
1974 Schwinn 5-speed Cruiser with Sturmey-Archer sealed hub shifters.
1973 Schwinn Varsity with all Sun Tour components
1973 Vista Sport bike with all Sachs-Huret components.

They are all in almost showrom condition.

I had the Vista when I was in the Marines, and took it with me everywhere, even overseas. It was much better transportation than cars, especially on-base. The Schwinn Varsity got me around the campus at Texas A & M, and around the College Station, Tx. area. I used to ride it to Galveston on long weekends.

There have been times when my bikes and guitars were my best friends. Now I am in my 50s, and I still ride everywhere. And I still love my classic bikes......

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Old 05-06-09, 10:32 AM   #224
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Newbie from the west side of Knoxville, wife and I are just getting back into riding (been to long) at this time just ride around the subdivision and the trail out by west hills, and of course can’t forget Townsend. Going to try the Virginia Creeper later this month. We have the Trek 7100 Hybrid’s

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Old 05-06-09, 07:17 PM   #225
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Hi, welcome neighbor! I'm in Knoxville too....as are many on the board... and live close to Lakeshore park, so I do a lot of rides starting out at the BiLo/EarthFare Greenway trailhead + lots downtown & various road rides around the area. I have mountain bikes, mountain bikes converted w/ slicks and higher gearing to urban bikes and a bunch of old (you could say vintage...) steel bikes and I try to give them all some attention.
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