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Old 10-25-11, 05:53 PM   #1
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Greetings from North Texas

Hello fellow cyclists!

Pretty excited to have joined the forums. I've been wanting to get more serious about my cycling for a while and as far as I can imagine there is no better time than now.
I first started to cycle to commute around Austin after I sold my car in '08. My roommate and I did a lot of riding and he started pedicabbing as he finished school at UT. A year later he moved to Minnesota for grad school and I took his place at the pedicab shop. Pedicabbing was by far the greatest job I have ever had. Getting paid to ride my bike was like a dream come true (and I was making better money than I did waiting tables).
Eventually, I decided it was time to finish school and transferred to UNT and moved to Denton in June of this year. Needing the occasional escape from my girlfriend and not having any friends in the area I took to working on my bike (my second project bike). My father bought a Schwinn World Sport when my mother was pregnant with me (1986) and rode it for about a decade before it began its decade+ of hanging in the garage. When I got my hands on it I tore it down to the frame and upgraded nearly every part. My baby now sports a full Shimano 600 tri color gruppo (less brake calipers - Tektro R536).
I'm now ready to get competitive and see how my legs can fair against others who have been doing this a while. I went back to Austin to pedicab for ACL and felt like my legs were still in better shape than most of the guys who had been doing it all summer. I still ride to commute to work and school (about 15 miles/day), and occasionally put in 40+ on a Saturday or Sunday if I have the free time. Does anybody have any advice on breaking in to the racing scene in North Texas? Anybody know anything about the UNT Cycling Club?
Like I said, super excited to have joined the forums and I look forward to being a part of the community here in Denton.


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Old 10-26-11, 01:59 AM   #2
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Nice story, welcome to the forums Matt !
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Hi Matt,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Post in The Texas Forum at Regional Discussions.
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I'd check out the Richardson Bike Mart in Frisco, most of the guys there
ride competitively on some level (lots of trackies since the velodrome is less than
2 miles away).
Ask for Rodney tell him Marty (old bikes) sent you, he'll get it ...

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