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Old 10-17-10, 10:26 AM
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Aloha from the world's tallest mountain

Aloha Kaua,
Just an intro. I'm a single school counselor, canoe paddler, slave to a few goats and a flock of tabletop chickens. I'm getting back into riding since my knees have demanded less running in my routine. I live on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. To say its hilly in my area seems odd since there are few flat spots here. I just want to stay in shape and fly down the backroads of Mauna Kea. Oh, but I need to climb them first. ha ha. Now to buy a bike suited for the job and in my budget. I was inspired to buy a bike by a recent ride in San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge and around to Tiburon. Lots of fun.

Malama pono, Kaimiloa
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Old 10-17-10, 03:51 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums.
I see you've been posting in the Hybrid forum. Have you considered an entry level road bike with either a compact crank (50/34) or a triple crank (52/42/30 or 53/39/30 or whatever).
Most bike manufacturers offer a decent entry level road bike for well under $1000.
Ask the folks in the Road Cycling or General Cycling forums for a few suggestions if you're considering a road bike. Road bikes climb hills much easier and fly down hills much faster than a hybrid.
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Old 10-17-10, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and advice. I'll check it out.
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Old 10-17-10, 06:23 PM
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Aloha Kaimiloa,

I'm in Houston but my ohana is up the road from you in Waimea. I'm into folders and plan to bring one of them with me when we visit next June for a family reunion.

BF is a great source of biking info and I'm sure you can get all your questions answered.

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Old 10-17-10, 06:45 PM
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Aloha Kawananakoa.
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