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Old 07-25-10, 12:10 PM   #1
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Ignore me, I'm a n00b.

I haven't ridden a bicycle since puberty caused me to outgrow my childhood bike. I loved that bike. It was blue. With clouds on it.

But I've been thinking about how much fun other people seem to be having on their bicycles, so this weekend, I bought my first adult bike. It's a Marin Larkspur, the best bicycle I can afford (and also the second-cheapest thing in the bike shop). My Friendly Neighborhood Bike Shop Guy helped me choose a bike with a small-sized frame for my short body, and gave me some helpful advice on how to start, stop, and change gears.

This morning, before the rest of the city was awake, I took my new bike to a bike/walk path to try it out. There was much uncertainty and wobbling at first, but it didn't take long before I was getting the hang of it. I succeeded in riding five whole miles at nearly 7 miles per hour- impressed? No, you aren't, and that's reasonable of you. It's a starting point, though, and I'm looking forward to learning.

Someday, I'd love to use my bike to commute to work. But I live on the top of a ridiculous hill, so that's in the misty future, when I have strong legs and good reflexes and am fairly confident that I won't fall off the bicycle into traffic. My first goal is to improve to where I can comfortably ride 15 miles per hour for 20 miles, so that I can join in one of the city cycle club's casual rides with some hope of keeping up.

The forum invites me to introduce myself, and so I am. I suspect that I'll be reading a lot more than posting, because I have lots to learn, and little to contribute. But I've enjoyed reading the discussions on this forum today, and I'll be around, reading and learning.
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Old 07-25-10, 12:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to BikeForums. Nice looking bike.
Keep at it and you'll soon be riding with the local group rides and bike commuting.
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Old 07-25-10, 12:46 PM   #3
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Welcome FisherQueen to Bike Forums.
You have a good start.
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Old 07-25-10, 12:57 PM   #4
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Welcome! I started riding again this past fall after taking a 15 year break due to getting a drivers license and other interests. When I first started I could barely do 5 miles w/out feeling like I was going to die! Now I can knock out 30-40 mile rides w/ out too much effort. I rode all winter except during ice storms to get ready for the Tour de Cure ride (35 miles) which I finished very happily! Congrats to getting back on your bike and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions if you need the help. This is a pretty friendly place
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