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Old 05-27-08, 07:14 AM
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New Bike, New sport

Hi,
I'm new to the forums, and generally, to the biking thing..
after a few posts, decided to take the plunge and buy a normal bike, not some x-mart rubbish.
Today i have ordered a custom Specialized HRXC ( custom paint " Grey Green ")
paid waay too much for it ( local pricing), so this will keep me commited for a while.
I must say the people here are amazing.
When i'll get my bike( tomorrow) i will put a bikeforums decal on it..take that LBD!

Anyway, this is an introduction of sorts..
will post pics when my RXC gets home..
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Sweet, looking forward to the pics.

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By the way, I added you to the Clydesdale and Athena locater map.
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What do you mean by that?
How can i use it?
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https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...12d5cba3c4&z=0

Just look for markers near you. As the map gets populated, it will eventually become a great resource, I think.
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Is it worth adding the map to the FAQ/sticky thread or your sig? I'd not seen it before.

Feel free to add me - I'm in Canterbury in the UK.

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No doubt - the map is very cool. Over 59k views so far.

I wonder how many of them are other fat folk looking to drop some poundage? (My brethren)

Add me as well. I'm in Houston, TX, Just north of the 610 loop, just east of Ella. If you need more info, pm me.
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Hey, Tom...

I posted my location a long time ago as Los Angeles. Can you change it to Santa Clarita, zip: 91351? A little more accurate.

Thanks.
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Once I finish Tour de Cure and actually have some space in my sig.......that's a great idea.
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Congrats on your new bike! I just got my new road bike myself!

How do you get a BF decal?

Originally Posted by Hoveroceros
Hi,
I'm new to the forums, and generally, to the biking thing..
after a few posts, decided to take the plunge and buy a normal bike, not some x-mart rubbish.
Today i have ordered a custom Specialized HRXC ( custom paint " Grey Green ")
paid waay too much for it ( local pricing), so this will keep me commited for a while.
I must say the people here are amazing.
When i'll get my bike( tomorrow) i will put a bikeforums decal on it..take that LBD!

Anyway, this is an introduction of sorts..
will post pics when my RXC gets home..
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take that LBD!
Me too - Newbie that is... what is a LBD???

Ohh and congrats!
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Hey - I think the map is awesome.THANK YOU FOR BUILDING THIS!!!!..but I am not so good with maps

How do I figure out who is in Atlanta...Do I just click on lots of placeholders.... Is there an easier way to see them?
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Just click on the placeholders. I think you're the first Atlanta member, though. There are a few BF members outside the Clyde/Athena group around, like ModoVincere, who's a pretty good guy. He and I met up when I was down for Tour de Pike in March, down in Pike County, south of you.
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LBD is an inside joke that's been floating around BF after a thread got started where "Load Bearing Decals" got bandied about. A member was getting teased that his bike was going to explode after he took the decals off of his suspension fork and this was because the decals were "load bearing". It was a great gag.

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Me too - Newbie that is... what is a LBD???

Ohh and congrats!
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Hey Tom, can you update me on the Clyde map? Just skip College Station and put me in Edinburg I guess.
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Sure!
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Pics!

Ok, got it from the store today..
Luckily, i have made some money off my wal mart thingie, so i got a computer, rack and a bag..yay for me
Damn, never realized that a 21 frame is so big..
ok, here are some pics:





And as an added bonus, i will work in this LBS for the summer, and hopefully learn to repair stuff.
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Tom, can you please add me to the map, Mesquite, TX 75181. Thanks
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Sweet looking bike! Enjoy!
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Oh, yeah, I forgot...78539 for Edinburg, TX.
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Originally Posted by Hoveroceros
Damn, never realized that a 21 frame is so big..
That is a sweeeeet looking bike. If the 21" frame is too big I'd be happy to send you my shipping address.

And, Tom, you can place me at Oxnard, CA 93035. Thanks.
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Gotcha both. You'll both appear on page 2 of the indexed markers.
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Wow, what a good looking bike!! Congrats, hope it rides as good as it looks.
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21 is huge to me because i have moved from a 15' FS x-mart bike..
Just waiting for my payday at the lbs to pick up a pump and some other goodies ( so that i'll be able to change the tires to my WTB slickasaurus)..
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