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Old 09-26-16, 01:15 PM
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Hello from Northern VA / DC !

Hello all!
Complete newbie to cycling here in the Northern VA / DC area. Most of my friends and coworkers have been riding for a long time now and have been suggesting I try it out, so I finally caved and double-downed yesterday. I hadn't really ridden bikes for a while, essentially since high school, so wasn't looking for anything more than fitness/leisure/for-fun riding. I ended up with a Cannondale Quick 5 Disc from the local bike shop:



Got some good fundamental instruction from the crew at the shop, so will be working on my posture and positioning.
Looking to get some nice miles in before the end of the year, and looking forward to exploring the cycling world!

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Old 09-26-16, 02:57 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Nice Cannondale!
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Old 09-26-16, 06:19 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Nice looking bike. It would make a great commuter bike too.
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Old 09-28-16, 08:21 AM
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Thanks! Definitely would be a good commuter bike - I forgot how much ground you can cover in a relatively short amount of time on bikes ...
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Old 09-28-16, 09:06 AM
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Howdy and welcome to Bikeforums.
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Old 09-28-16, 11:19 AM
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Welcome to the forums! I'll keep a look out on Mt. Vernon trail
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Old 09-29-16, 09:33 PM
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Welcome. I commuted for years from the Alexandria area to DC. I really enjoyed it. It's also the quickest way to get in and out of town.
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Old 09-30-16, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the welcomes! I'm actually out by the W&OD trail side, so that's what I'll likely be riding most of the time.
Hoping to get a first real ride in this weekend if the rain lets up!
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