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Old 07-13-18, 09:31 PM
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Hello from new (old) guy in Las Vegas NV

Howdy all. On again off again cyclist as work (US Army) and travel (see previous) have allowed. 55 years old, typical old Army guy with usual signs of high mileage on knees, neck, etc. Last few years since a rough deployment to Afghanistan and some pretty serious health issues have kept me off bike for about 7 years. Just had major surgery to abdomen to correct some of those issues and still recovering from that. Also ended up with a (hopefully) temporary colostomy which is taking some getting used to.

Anyway have two true and faithful bicycles in the stable.
A cool steel Surly Pacer frame that I built up with nice parts and wide-ish tires that I will keep at work to get in some riding 2 or three days a week on the rough asphalt/gravel round around our facility. Might also commute when I get my endurance back as it is less than ten miles each way.
Next is a Specialized Roubaix that I got before everything turned into disc brakes, etc. Really nice bike that I will ride in morning and on weekends when I can.

Since I am still gimpy and lacking strength form being in hospital for about 6 weeks I am just getting on the bike gingerly. I notice that my flexibility is seriously reduced from the hospital stay, as well as endurance. Glad to be heading back into the swing of things. Going to be slow but will get there.

Anyone know a really good place for a professional bike fit in Las Vegas? Also someone who is really good with wheels, as I have a couple of sets that need tensioning/truing. A lot of the bike shops that I was familiar with have moved/closed/changed hands. Would appreciate suggestions.

All the best, and thanks for the great forum.

Tim Beghtol

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Old 07-14-18, 06:02 AM
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Welcome back to Bike Forums. I see you also posted your bike fit question in our S/W Regional forum.
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Old 10-19-18, 03:41 PM
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Good to be getting back to it!

Thanks to all who have welcomed me back to this great sport.
Still slow going with medical stuff, getting strength back and catching up at work.

I really appreciate the great support from the forum members.

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Old 10-19-18, 08:40 PM
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Glad to see you are back on the bike and I hope things get better for you physically. Thank you for serving.
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Old 10-19-18, 09:30 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, TBeghtol! You're spot on in the flexibility department, as that seems like it should be the easiest part to fix, but seems to be as stubborn as a mule to get right. Heal well.
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Old 10-20-18, 09:48 PM
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Good to see you here. I'm a Roubaix guy as well. Great bike!
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