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Old 11-04-07, 07:59 PM   #1
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My name is Kim, I recently turned 51 years old. I have been riding bikes all my life, but more seriously for the last 2 years. I find that cycling gives me a sense of freedom, accomplishment and outright joy that nothing else does. Cyclist are a great bunch of folks and I have made a lot of new friends through my cycling groups. About 18 months ago I was hit by a truck...yep...darn near killed me, but it was a learning experience and has not deterred me one bit. I love cycling just as much as ever!! I DO however ride with groups and avoid high traffic areas, which isn't difficult in my area.

I ride a Giant ORC 2 and hope to graduate up to something lighter in a year or two. This season I had a blast and increased my mileage to 60 miles with a 15 mph average on a really good day. I hope to increase this as time goes on. My ability to take steep hills has improved dramatically too and I have gotten much more confident when I rocket down the other side!! All in all it has been a great season and I am looking forward to experiencing training in the winter months for the first time. I am a little bit of a wimp when it comes to being really cold, but am learning about how to dress etc...

When I am not cycling I am working as a nurse and THINKING about cycling!! I have lots of pets, 2 dogs and cat, 3 birds and a bunch of fish!! All in all, life is sweet. That's me....
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Old 11-04-07, 10:49 PM   #2
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Wow, glad the accident hasn't deterred your love of biking. It must be nice to be able to avoid higher traffic areas when riding. I try to stick to the less travelled country roads out here in Southern Ontario, however I do end up on some busier highways. Always makes me a bit nervous. Welcome and enjoy your time here in bike forums.
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Old 11-05-07, 09:35 AM   #3
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Hello Kim, yes, it's good to hear that your accident did not cause you to abandon cycling, it's just way too much fun!

For getting ready for winter riding you should check out the Winter Cycling forum (hehehe, just joking).

Enjoy your riding, and Welcome to BF!

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