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Old 08-11-15, 07:47 AM
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Hello from sunny Birmingham, United Kingdom

Well, a bit north of Birmingham in reality, not far from Lichfield.

Just got a Boardman Road Comp on the Cycle to Work scheme - first time I've owned a bike since I rode a hand-me-down steel Peugeot road bike back in the early to late 90s.

I was an avid runner (10ks mostly, was working up to a half marathon, and then full marathon), however, I picked up injury after injury, finally culminating in a nasty case of IT band syndrome which has been a tricky so and so to shift.

It's only been a week, but after a bit of adjustment to my cleat positioning, and a few tweaks to the bike (90mm stem, down from the stock 110mm - I've got longish legs for my 5'8.5" height) I'm already having a lot of fun slowly building up - sticking to around 5 miles a day for a couple of weeks whilst I acclimatise.

It's also as much fun as I remember tackling hills, and then zooming down the other side
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