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Old 05-16-08, 10:02 PM
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Another new So Cal rider

A long time ago I might have considered myself a bicycle nut. In fact for a while my wife and I would do most of our grocery shopping by bicycle and we even had the trailer for pulling the baby once our son was born. But life catches up to you and sometimes you get transferred more miles from where you work than you can ride and we started to drift away.

We moved to the San Bernardino Mountains sometime about 1991 and I tried to ride a little even after the move. But my bike wasn’t designed for the mountains so I soon gave it up.

In April of this year we moved back down to the flatlands close to Diamond Valley Lake and I soon discovered there were a lot of people riding up and down the streets and I began to think about returning to the sport that had kept me so healthy in the past. I realized that I had put on quite a bit of weight and I wasn’t as young as I once was but I dropped in to our local bicycle shop anyway. I went back two or three times and looked at several different bikes before my eyes settled on a Giant Revive LX. Yes it looked strange but it was about as comfortable as I could have wished for.

I try to ride a little every day and today got out for an hour and felt pretty good. I am looking forward to joining others two or three times a week on group rides and I know it is both good for me, and a socially responsible hobby. I hope I will fit in with some of the forum members here and develop some long lasting friendships.



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Old 05-16-08, 10:17 PM
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Welcome Bob... Maybe I'll see you out there on the trails someday. I'm located in Moreno and ride the Santa Ana river trail on a weekly basis. Our group is about 7 deep now and anyone who can keep pace is welcome to draft.
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Been there

When I used to live in Riverside I would ride down the Santa Ana river trail all the time. I even used to ride out to Elsinor and Morino Valley, then Called Sunny Mead I think. But I am looking forward to the Diamond Valley Lake ride one of these weekends. I will have to build up a bit but a 22 mile trail around the lake sounds very interesting.
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When I used to live in Riverside I would ride down the Santa Ana river trail all the time. I even used to ride out to Elsinor and Morino Valley, then Called Sunny Mead I think. But I am looking forward to the Diamond Valley Lake ride one of these weekends. I will have to build up a bit but a 22 mile trail around the lake sounds very interesting.
22 miles may sound like a lot, but it's actually a fairly easy ride .

Well, except for those day when it's 100 degrees out--take plenty of fluids! Are you getting the rest of the family on the cycle wagon?

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

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