Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-10, 05:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: A little north of Boston
Bikes: 2011 Spec Roubaix Elite Apex, 2010 Jamis Coda Sport, 04 Trek 6000, 79 Peugeot UO10
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi everyone!

New guy saying hello here.

I'm from the northern suburbs of Boston. 46 yo, making my second adult foray "back into biking". The last one started in 1997 with a Trek 6000 and visions of riding the many trails near my home. But the bike was uncomfortable, killed my back and arms and butt. Despite a series of upgrades to it over few years, I never really made friends with the bike, and it sat in my garage for years.

Fast forward to this spring and a desire to drop below Clyde status, and I'm thinking maybe riding on a more road friendly bike would be a better route. So after much internet research and deliberation, much test riding, and a shop that listened, I've been riding a Jamis Coda Sport for the last 4 weeks. Yes, actually riding, not looking at it thinking what can I do to make it comfortable. Looking forward to riding when I get home from work, and thinking about how to better fit a ride into my daily schedule!

I benefitted from the knowledge on this forum while doing my research, and the Clyde forum has been pretty inspirational to me. I've got 35 pounds to lose for starters, but I now believe I have the means to do it. Rode 10 miles today with the family and I could have done 15 easily.

So thanks to everyone who helped me get started, and I look forward to the future.

markdel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-10, 12:03 AM   #2
Formerly Known as Newbie
Juha's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 6,263
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Cheers Mark and welcome to Bike Forums!

Sounds like your first bike was a poor fit. Good to hear the second one is so much better.

To err is human. To moo is bovine.

Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?

Become a Registered Member in Bike Forums
Community guidelines
Juha is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.