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Old 08-10-18, 10:27 AM
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Hello! I have been a member for few years and just wanted to pop in and say "hi"! I'm from San Jose, CA and still consider myself very much a beginner. I currently have Ariel Disc Hybrid & Specialized Expedition step down.
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Old 08-10-18, 10:38 PM
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Welcome, what kind of riding do you mostly do? or are most interested in?
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Old 08-11-18, 08:52 PM
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Hi welcome! How's the bike infrastructure in San Jose? Do you do much city riding there? Grew up north on peninsula in Redwood City but have lived most of my life in LA area now. Just getting started bike commuting here and taking some fun longer rides on the weekend.
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Old 08-12-18, 09:27 AM
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Welcome. We all are beginners at one point. This is a good place to sit back and learn while having fun.
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Old 08-12-18, 07:08 PM
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome I mostly ride MUP and street riding too. I love just to get out. I do both short rides and long rides too. I also like riding my bike to run errands. I struggle with the Airel, stopping at all the intersections though! It has a higher bar which in hindsight I think it was a mistake. I really prefer the step down bikes like my Expedition LE.
I never really rode my bike as a kid. I guess my mom was a little freaked out since we lived in a neighborhood with very steep hills. I had a huffy when I was 10 years old but don't recall riding much. During my late 20s a boyfriend convinced me to buy a Trek mountain bike. I would very occasionally ride it until I fell (I think I was 30?) I was always scared to death riding it.
I started riding again at age 47.( I'm 50 now) The bikes now sure have come a long way. I love biking now....what took me so long? Anyway I'm learning a lot from this forum thank you!

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Old 08-12-18, 07:18 PM
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Hi welcome! How's the bike infrastructure in San Jose? Do you do much city riding there? Grew up north on peninsula in Redwood City but have lived most of my life in LA area now. Just getting started bike commuting here and taking some fun longer rides on the weekend.
Thank you Meghamama, the bike infrastructure is pretty good in SJ. We have quite a bit of street bike lanes as well and MUPs too.
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