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Old 05-31-12, 07:57 PM
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Hello from Michigan!

Hello everyone!

This being my first post, I thought it best to introduce myself a little. I've been riding bicycles since I was 5 (23 now) and up until a few weeks ago, riding was always just an occasional thing (monthly, if that) whose distances rarely exceeded 5 miles. Throughout the years, my bikes have been a mix of el-cheapo Huffy's or Schwinn's that were handed down from relatives who no longer needed/wanted them - definitely not ideal, but it seemed to work for my uses back then.

I've always enjoyed riding, and so a few weeks ago, I decided to really push myself and go the extra distance; a 24 mile round trip while maintaining a steady pace. When I got back home, my legs were like jelly and staircases of more than 5 steps seemed like mountains. Realizing just how out of shape I was, I thought riding would be a great way to enjoy working out.

My knowledge of bicycles is limited to the very basics, like changing the tires, inner tubes, and spraying WD-40 on the chain. I have much to learn about the bikes I ride, and I think I've found a good place for just such information.

Thanks for reading.
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Old 05-31-12, 09:06 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Slow and steady, and lots of reading on the forums will get you where you want to go.
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Old 06-01-12, 12:05 AM
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Welcome to the Forums! Train yourself, ride further and faster. Hope you will bye the bike you want.
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