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Old 06-05-06, 03:52 PM
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Thought I'd take up riding again after more years than I want to admit. Gas prices, aging, blah, blah.
I've been riding mostly on my own, my former riding partner was way too advanced, and not nearly patient enough.
Looking forward to getting some motivation and education from "those in the know"
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Old 06-06-06, 02:09 PM
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Welcome! What part of Ohio are you from?
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Old 06-07-06, 05:41 AM
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Well I'm not in the KNOW but I do enjoy riding the rail/trails, my average speed is 10-12mph and this includes the rest stops, picture taking and chatting with others. Riding speed is closer to 15-16mph,
What part of OH are you in? And what type of riding do you do? Road, trails, MTB?
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Old 06-07-06, 07:26 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. (from Cleveland)
Tell us where in Ohio you are from and someone here will be able to tell you where to find ride groups/partners.
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Old 06-08-06, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for the welcome. Akron here. My goal???........to slow down the negative aspects of aging, feel better, climb a hill
I've had an office job for 15 years, 3 knee surgerys. I thought it was time I found a sport that I could continue for many years.
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Old 06-08-06, 08:38 PM
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Lately I've been riding my around exploring my new community. Riding in traffic can be a breath taking/ life changing experience. Each time I make it home alive I feel exhalirated! I've been on lots of the trails in NE Ohio, the Towpath is great. Ohio has created so many beautiful places to ride.
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Old 06-19-06, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by newoldgal
Lately I've been riding my around exploring my new community. Riding in traffic can be a breath taking/ life changing experience. Each time I make it home alive I feel exhalirated! I've been on lots of the trails in NE Ohio, the Towpath is great. Ohio has created so many beautiful places to ride.
Hey there.. might I recommend the Akron Bicycling Club and Century Cycles as two places to look for riding oppurtunities. The ABC has various social rides on the road and on the towpath and hike & bike trail every week. They also sponsor or support some larger rides in northeast Ohio. It's a great group to hang with, very friendly folks and you don't have to be a speed demon to participate! If you are one they have plenty of recreational and advanced road rides on the biggest hills you could imagine as well. Check them out at www.akronbike.org .

Century Cycles has shops in Medina, Peninsula and Rocky River. There's a few other bike shops in the Akron area, Eddys, Ernie's, Cuy Falls Wheel & Wrench, etc. but I don't get out to them as much. So not knowing much about them to give an objective opinion I'll stick with Century... they have a monthly night ride on the tow path, social pace, good turnout, lots of fun. They normally keep literature in their shops for the various clubs and riding oppurtunities in the area, also you can normally pick a copy of Crankmail (Ohio cycling newsletter) and the Ohio Bicycle Events Calender from them. It's a great place to stop and pick up a new ride, add on to your existing one or get some mechanical stuff done. They're very customer service oriented!

I hope that helped... I don't get to go out and do group rides very often.. my work schedule is very unconventional and I have a gift for getting stuck at work every time there is a ride I want to participate in.
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