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Old 03-29-17, 06:09 AM
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Greetings from Southern Ontario, Canada

Hey all. Was an avid MTber in my "ute". Marriage, kids, blah blah, gained weight, drank/ate more, exercised less, blah blah became a pretty out of shape now 47 year old.

Last winter joined my local Running Room and have been running my a@s off for a year now, just completed my first half marathon in March, signed up for another early in May. Down 20 lbs., feeling good, starting to miss cycling.

Sorry for the ramble. SOOOOOO, since I'm without a bike for the first time in 20 years, I'm looking at a new one. Honestly, what ever happened to "road bikes on this side of the shop, mountain bikes on that side"? WTF? XC, trail, dirt, urban, commuter, race, adventure, gravel, touring?????

Anyways, I've learned quite a bit reading here - still not sure what bike is best for me. I'm sure a million people have posted here questions like "what kind of bike should I buy? Would it be better for me to read through older threads or just ask my question (CX vs gravel)? I'm sure it's been asked, don't want senior members to roll their eyes at another "what kind of bike" post

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Old 03-29-17, 06:22 AM
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Hey Smokey,

Welcome to Bike Forums.
Let us know when you get one.
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Old 03-29-17, 07:07 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. You'll find lots of good info on the various forums. Good luck finding the "right bike" for you.
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Old 03-29-17, 08:53 AM
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Welcome! I'm from south western Ontario as well. Great time to pick up a bike as the weather is finally looking good
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Originally Posted by smokeycanuck View Post
Hey all. Was an avid MTber in my "ute". Marriage, kids, blah blah, gained weight, drank/ate more, exercised less, blah blah became a pretty out of shape now 47 year old.

Last winter joined my local Running Room and have been running my a@s off for a year now, just completed my first half marathon in March, signed up for another early in May. Down 20 lbs., feeling good, starting to miss cycling.

Sorry for the ramble. SOOOOOO, since I'm without a bike for the first time in 20 years, I'm looking at a new one. Honestly, what ever happened to "road bikes on this side of the shop, mountain bikes on that side"? WTF? XC, trail, dirt, urban, commuter, race, adventure, gravel, touring?????

Anyways, I've learned quite a bit reading here - still not sure what bike is best for me. I'm sure a million people have posted here questions like "what kind of bike should I buy? Would it be better for me to read through older threads or just ask my question (CX vs gravel)? I'm sure it's been asked, don't want senior members to roll their eyes at another "what kind of bike" post

Cheers
Welcome!

Almost a neighbor, Montreal here!
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