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Old 08-09-17, 08:20 AM   #1
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Hello from Boston!

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I am living and working in Boston - looking to find my first road bike and hopefully new hobby
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Old 08-09-17, 09:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to Bike Forums. The folks in the Road Cycling forum or the General Cycling forum can give you help with picking out a good road bike.
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Ah perfect - Thanks for the tip!
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Ah perfect - Thanks for the tip!
Lots of group rides available if you are interested; Check out the Charles River Wheelers (Charles River Wheelers), or check Meetup.com for more options.

I started with bike commuting just last year, so am not an old-timer like some, but then again, my perspective might be a bit closer to beginner than old pro. It has improved my life through improved health.

My only unsolicited advice is to make sure the bike you get, wherever you get it, fits you and your lifestyle. A ratty old bike that fits like a glove is, IMHO, a better deal than brand new $$$ that doesn't fit. Not to say there's anything wrong with high-quality bikes, I would get one if I could afford it.
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Old 08-12-17, 02:41 PM   #5
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Yeah I'd love to meet up with some road bikers for sure. I agree, on the fit. I am fairly close to getting an older Motobecane for around $125-150 hopefully. I think that should be a decent first road bike.
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Hi. Lots of good starting points for good road rides near Boston; Reading, Weymouth, Concord.
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