Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

Short Introduction

Reply

Old 01-10-19, 07:09 AM
  #1  
anna_adam
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Short Introduction

Hey, I am new to this forum, looking for a little motivation in here. Cycling is a new phase for me, want to be motivated towards cycling as it helps us a lot in our metabolism and physical appearance; it is also a good way to stay fit and healthy. Looking for options and suggestions one could give to a beginner? Would highly appreciate your participation in this regard.
Thanks,
Anna Adam
anna_adam is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-19, 10:21 AM
  #2  
Bikedud
Sapient
 
Bikedud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NW, Georgia
Posts: 732

Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced SL, Trek 520, Schwinn Paramount Titanium, Fat Chance Wicked, Canondale ST500, All-City Macho Man D, some Mt. bikes and strange stuff

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Welcome to the forums. If you have any questions ask away, there are a lot of folks on here that have vast knowledge about a variety of cycling topics.
Bikedud is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-19, 08:48 PM
  #3  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 15,403

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4041 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums, anna adam! I would definitely look around, and investigate which forum may appeal to the type of riding you might want to do.
__________________
Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
It's never about getting comfortable. It's about getting capable.
LAJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-19, 09:03 PM
  #4  
rseeker
Senior Member
 
rseeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 370
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 118 Post(s)
Yeah welcome to the forum and to the world of bicycling. Maybe welcome back to it since many people had a bike as a kid. I can tell you from personal experience (I started riding as an adult-adult three years ago) that the benefits are huge for health and fitness. It's truly transformative. (It didn't change my appearance too much though; sadly, there are some things biking can't fix.)

The one thing that shocked me that I never would have realized if I hadn't seen it .. is how easy it is to steal a bike. We're talking 25 seconds to two minutes, depending on the lock. They just cut through it with common tools. So if you're planning on locking the bike, you have to learn how, and even then it's only maximizing safety, not guaranteeing it. There are videos on YouTube.

So again, welcome. This is a great community.

Last edited by rseeker; 01-10-19 at 09:13 PM.
rseeker is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-19, 07:59 AM
  #5  
Trsnrtr
(Tresenriter)
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 15,867

Bikes: Giant Propel, Gianni Motta, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX

Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5666 Post(s)
Welcome. We try to have a little something for everyone. Start in General and look around the other forums. And, ask away.
__________________
Dennis T

Then some damn fool invents the wheel
Trsnrtr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-19, 04:51 PM
  #6  
StanSeven
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Delaware shore
Posts: 12,856

Bikes: Cervelo C3, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 496 Post(s)
Welcome Anna. The one thing I can say is cycling is addictive. It’s so easy to dream about improving....and easy to do with motivation.
StanSeven is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-19, 05:04 PM
  #7  
wgscott
VectorPotential sensitive
 
wgscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: The Timbers of Fennario (CL77)
Posts: 3,834

Bikes: Steel

Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1993 Post(s)
Is your middle initial M?

If so, you would have an ideal palindromic name:

Madam Anna M Adam.
wgscott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-19, 09:41 PM
  #8  
Wildwood 
Veteran/Pacifist/Resister
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 7,848

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1495 Post(s)
Best beginner advice = rubber side down.
__________________
70s Follis 072/71 Bottecchia Giro d Italia/72 Zeus Competition/78 Batavus Competition/80 Mondia Super/81 AustroDaimler Olympian/82 Harding(Holdsworth) Special/84 Pinarello Montello/85 EM Corsa Extra/86 DeRosa Pro/88 Falcon Race/99 Pinarello Cadore/99 Calfee TetraPro/03 Macalu Cirrus/04 Tallerico
Wildwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-19, 10:50 PM
  #9  
Gearless
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just happy how my bike's turning out
Gearless is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-19, 12:01 AM
  #10  
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12,649

Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 334 Post(s)
Welcome Anna! For a beginner, it helps to know your limits, don't push yourself too far too soon.
__________________
¿pɐǝɹ oʇ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʎouuɐ ʍoɥ ǝǝs

Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Pound sign: Kilo TT
Leukybear is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service