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Old 04-30-08, 04:35 PM
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Hello from Dover!!!

Hello All,

My name is Matt and I am currently stationed in Dover. I have been Interested to get into road cycling for the past few years. I was introduced to the world while catching a commercial between scenes from a nascar race that highlighted the Tour De France a few years ago. With the recent high in Gas prices and my Supercharged mustang gt sucking down premium, I have decided to take the plunge. I guess "Car-Lite" Is where I will be heading. I dont have a bike yet and I have a very shallow budget. Im full of questions so Im sure I will talk with alot of you. I look foward to all the advice and knowledge I will gain from these forums.

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Old 04-30-08, 04:50 PM
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Hello Matt, hey, that's a good way to get interested in cycling (by watching the TdF), and it is a good way to save money on petrol, for sure.

How shallow is shallow?

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 04-30-08, 05:37 PM
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oh.. pretty shallow, Im looking for an entry level bike something that I can use for transportation and some distance riding. Ive been looking at the dawes lighting. Everything I need to get started for a good price. I would love to up the budget but its not feasible at my pay grade. $400 is the magic number for now. later down the road I would love to get me a nice bike, but I cant afford it now.
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Old 04-30-08, 05:49 PM
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The Dawes should be good for a starter bike...I take it that you have looked through the local Craigs List and not found anything suitable?

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welcome and enjoy!
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Old 04-30-08, 06:41 PM
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Well Matt...welcome to the forums and I suppose I should say welcome to Delaware too. Dover sux, so sorry about your luck on that one, but the beaches are nice and close to Dover.
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believe it or not I chose dover, it is close to dc, I have family there and I love the east coast. Dover is a ghost town after 7 but I like it quiet, after work and I get off at 7 lol Thanks for the welcomes I havent checked craigslist yet but I will in a min or so. Thanks again
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