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Old 06-01-11, 11:43 PM
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New NorCal cyclist here!

Well, it's been over 20+ years that I have ridden a bike more than 2 miles - and I promised myself that I would buy a new bike after I had lost 50 pounds - well - I now own a Giant Escape 2



I tried out several bikes, but this one spoke to me at my current level and it fits great! The LBS set me up with a basic fit, and I got the right gear; helmet (duh), cycling shorts, maintainence kit, etc - all the basics. I pledged to ride (what I thought was unrealistic) 200 miles in May - and here I am 230 miles later! WOOHOO!

I'm trying to start a new blog about my experience and just have some fun posting ideas, etc... https://toddchrist.blogspot.com/

Loving this forum!
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Old 06-02-11, 05:52 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums.Great weight loss.
Tear up the roads with the new bike.
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Old 06-02-11, 06:22 AM
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Welcome to the forums Toadster! Awesome weight loss and very cool blowing out your goal of 200 miles in May.
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Old 06-02-11, 01:37 PM
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Thanks guys - I'm really hoping the weather turns around the next few days, I'm really disliking the rain here right now!
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Originally Posted by Toadster View Post
Thanks guys - I'm really hoping the weather turns around the next few days, I'm really disliking the rain here right now!
I hear that You in the SF area?

Welcome! And congrats on the weight loss and the sweet bike
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Old 06-03-11, 06:10 PM
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up near Sacramento... the American River Bike trail is just phenomenal... I can't believe I've live here almost 16 years and never saw it (shame on me!)
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