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Old 03-14-19, 07:36 AM
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Hello from rural Illinois

Hello everyone, I am just starting in the cycling world. I have not ridden a bicycle in over 20 yrs when I was a child. I did a lot of running before while in the Marine Corps and towards the end of my time there i started to develop knee pain. I haven't ran since. To be quite honest I never enjoyed running and was never very good at it. I've been inactive for quite some time now and have since put on some extra pounds. I recently purchased some equipment to exercise at home for strength training, all compound lifts. I have been concerned with my cardiovascular health lately and decided to add some cardio to my routine. I've been through some tough times lately dealing with depression and cycling or running was recommended to help boost my mood and get outside more. I also liked the community so I am very much looking forward to making this a hobby. I am looking forward to learning about cycling here.
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Welcome RamMac! I think that cycling should be a good health boost, mentally and physically. I encourage you to look into local cycling clubs in your area as a way to stay connected socially and give you more motivation to ride. There may not be many members or regular rides in your area if it is rural, but being a member of a club will give you some events to look forward to and a sense of community.
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@RamMac , what bikes interest you ? I saw your post over in the C&V section , I got the impression vintage steel might be to your liking . What size will you be riding ?
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Welcome to Bike Forums, RamMac!
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It's never about getting comfortable. It's about getting capable.
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