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Old 11-30-03, 02:42 AM
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Loving every minute of it

I am so new to cycling, today I put my 50th mile on the first bike I've had since I was 10.

It all started with a blind date with a cyclocrosser. I went out to see a few of the races and just LOVED watching those fools trotting around in the mud. Admittedly, the bike shorts did not detract from the spectacle.

Things didn't get very far with the date, but I was completely infected by his enthusiasm for cycling.

I had to get some! Bought my Bianchi Strada 10/31 on Ebay. After my (now) friend the cyclocrosser put the thing together for me, I finally got to start riding it a week ago.

I've been out every clear day since. Love it love it love it!

As for me- geeky web grrl and all around couch potato in Seattle. What is with all this fresh air and excercise?!

I'm very glad I found this forum. I've already picked up some great information.
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Old 11-30-03, 01:31 PM
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Welcome, newbie!

Sounds like the cycling bug bit ya pretty hard, and that's a good thing! You'll love what this sport can do for your mind and body, not to mention the places you go and people you see.
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Old 11-30-03, 11:57 PM
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Thanks, Grendel!

I'm feeling pretty darn bit. ; )
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Howdy Xythen !

Once you get in shape and are ready to join the TRULY insane, give randonneuring a try.
https://www.rusa.org

welcome to the forum :-)

PS- what does your name mean?
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Old 12-01-03, 01:19 PM
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Holy Cow, Cycletourist! I think I've gone mental with just starting this whole cycling thing... Randonneuring?! I'd have to be completely around the bend!

See you in a year or so, then?

Xythen was a somewhat unfortunate character in a book I read once. It wasn't taken in AOL, though... and It stuck. Boring story? yes.

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Old 12-01-03, 06:19 PM
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So you got the bike. Did you also become a cyclocross dresser?
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Old 12-01-03, 06:42 PM
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I don't have the style to become a cyclocross dresser (or the body hair) but I did pick up a pair or two of those saucy shorts...
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