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Old 07-31-11, 12:27 AM
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Bike newb from Florence, OR

So, I hadn't ridden a bike since 1996, but my BFF (we've known each other since 2nd grade) has gotten into cycling and hearing her talk about it I really wanted to get into it, but I was worried about being able to pick it back up. During most of my life and in college, I rode horses and played polo for exercise, but after I graduated (and the economy tanked) being asaddle has been a distant dream.

Anyways, I've thought it was just ridiculous to drive the 3 miles to work, but Oregon Coast weather can be unpredictable and nasty, and plodding along in it for an hour is more than I can take sometimes. So, my boss gave me a bike that had been sitting in her garage for 10 years.



The LBS I took it to for a tune up (and to get fenders installed) said it's a 1987 Schwinn Tempo. I'm having a blast riding it! My friend came over recently and we went on a 10 mile ride around a local lake, so much fun! It's the same feeling of freedom that I was missing from my life when I had to stop riding horses! I'm already looking forward to when I can go for another long ride, and trying to pinch my pennies just a bit more so I can get another pair or two of bike shorts and ride every day...

Anyways, I've been devouring all the books about cycling I can, and I'm looking forward to learning from all the experienced people on here!
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Old 07-31-11, 07:44 AM
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Nice intro and bike,welcome
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Old 07-31-11, 08:28 AM
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Howdy and welcome to the forums! Nice looking bike.
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Old 07-31-11, 12:41 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Nice bike!
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Old 08-01-11, 12:53 AM
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Thank you for the warm welcome! Is it really a nice bike? I mean, it's really old, I figured she gave it to me because it wasn't worth anything.
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Old 08-01-11, 11:54 AM
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Welcome. Just because your bike is old doesn't mean it's not a nice/good bike. Up until a few months ago, I was riding a bike that I bought in 1972.
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