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Old 06-04-12, 12:05 AM
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Hi

I am Andre, US Army Sergeant First Class, curretly deployed to Afghanistan. I am married and have two kids.

I suffered and injury during airborne operations and I find it difficult to run (not impossible, but difficult), which is one of my favorite hobbies, due to this injury I started biking and just fell in love with it. I've been trying to figure out what would be the best bike for me....I had a Giant (boulder 2009) whom I traded for a GT (Transeo 4.0 2010), I believe the trade was worth it but im not familiar with spec or stuff like that....that is why i joined this community I am hoping to learn and develop my knowledge with your input and hopefully meet people who I can talk to about my new found passion.

I am glad to be here.....
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Old 06-04-12, 02:16 AM
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Hello! Cycling is actually alternative to run after injury or for people with disability. It's more comfotable kind of sport. I know one man with SBK amputation who ride very fast and a few of people can overtake it. Here is special section "Adaptive cycling" on the forums for these people. Welcome!
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Old 06-04-12, 07:05 AM
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Hello to the both of you and welcome to the BF community! Bicycling is great lower impact exercise option. I do like to run as well but sometimes it's hard on my left knee due to an injury so I find whenever my knee acts up, I ride instead and it doesn't bother me at all. I hope you'll find all the info you need here, it's a great source of information.

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Old 06-04-12, 09:34 PM
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Welcome to bike forums!
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Old 06-04-12, 10:13 PM
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Thanks all...it is my pleasure to be part of your community
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Welcome! I'm fairly new here as well and have found this forum in particular to be the most hospitable out of the 25+ forums i've been apart of over the years. I am actually going to pick up a similar bike to yours soon as well, a 2010 Transeo 3.0 as a new commuter bike. How do you like transeo? Also, I appreciate what you do for this country.
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