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Old 09-14-06, 07:02 PM
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Hello from Ocean View, NJ

Hello fellow cyclists,

First I'd like to say how nice this forum is and I am looking forward to the fellowship.

I have been cycling now for about 10 years, mainly off road. When I moved down the shore I traded the mountains for the flats and the sand so turning roadie was the logical choice. The last two have been exclusively road. I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do. I ride on average 20 to 25 miles 3 or 4 times a week. If time allows I'll go a far as 40 to 45 miles.

I turned 40 last March and decided it was now or never with regard to what direction I was going to take my health and physical well being. I believe I made the right choice. I am in better shape today than I was 10 years ago!

I am 6'1 210 lbs which I guess makes me a Clydesdale. If I drop below 200 lbs do I loose this classification?

I just upgraded to a 60cm 06 Trek Madone 5.9 from a Trek 2300 aluminum frame. WOW what a difference. Carbon is king!

I generally ride alone with the exception of an occasional ride with a good friend. I currently do not have a club affiliation. I am going to take my first century ride this Sept. 30. I fear I am in for a rude awakening . Wish me luck.

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Old 09-14-06, 07:37 PM
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Welcome to BikeForums! If you drop below 200 lbs, you could always start the BikeForums Clydesdale Alumni Association .

Check out the Long Distance Cycling subforum for ideas on preparing for your century.
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Old 09-14-06, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for warm welcome the tip and the long distnce thread.

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welcome to bf!
if you're able, come down to Parvin State Park, centerton, nj this Sat, 8am. for about $20.00, you get to meet other bicyclists and ride choices of 25, 50, and 100 mile loops w/sag support. let me know if interested!
have full!
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Hi Tom sounds great however I am unfortunately otherwise committed. I really appreciate the invite. I hope the weather holds up for you. I plan to ride in the Bellplain event in Woodbine, NJ.
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Originally Posted by dgreenie
Hi Tom sounds great however I am unfortunately otherwise committed. I really appreciate the invite. I hope the weather holds up for you. I plan to ride in the Bellplain event in Woodbine, NJ.
Hey I used to live in jersey ever thought of downhill, if so try mountain creek (vernon valley),
great time even on a 20" bmx bike.
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Originally Posted by dgreenie
Hi Tom sounds great however I am unfortunately otherwise committed. I really appreciate the invite. I hope the weather holds up for you. I plan to ride in the Bellplain event in Woodbine, NJ.
I'm planning on riding that one as well on 9/30/6!
Don't forget to pre-register by 9/16/6 (if this is the Shore cycle event) to get your "free t-shirt"!!
Keep going forward!
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