Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-12, 12:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The newest newbie (until someone posts after me...)


Guess what? I'm new here! And I have soooo much to learn, I don't know where to begin!

I've just purchased a hybrid (Cannondale Quick 4) after borrowing a mountain bike for a few weeks to see if I would be into cycling.

Long story short, I spent the first 40 years of my life as a very large, inactive person. When I turned 40 I started excercising a bit after losing a large amount of weight. At 41 I was introduced to a group of trail runners and went from running 5K's to 50 milers in a period of 9 months. And now at 42 I'm on a cycling forum as a new rider as I'm recovering from an overuse injury! I may or may not have a problem with moderation... But I have 40 years to make up for!! I can't believe I missed out on all this fun for so many years...

So, it's nice to meet you all! I'm trying to read as many threads as possible before I start asking questions but there's SO much information here, I'm completely overwhelmed.

What are/were your favorite beginner resources? (is it ok to ask a question like that in my introduction post?! Sorry if not!)
Trish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-12, 12:54 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
10 Wheels's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 31,002
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 707 Post(s)
Hey Trish,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Ask questions anywhere.
We all have been new at this.

Ride much. Rest when you need days off.

Ask questions when you have problems.

Practice flat tire/tube changing at home, before you get on the road.

Ride slow and have fun.
Fred "The Real Fred"

Last edited by 10 Wheels; 08-07-12 at 12:57 PM.
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-12, 10:16 PM   #3
Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder
Zephyr11's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere between heaven and hell
Bikes: '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
Posts: 3,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums! I got into cycling when rehabbing a running injury too.
Zephyr11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-12, 10:06 AM   #4
Siu Blue Wind
I don't think so
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 11,485
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 632 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums, Trish!! Sounds like you accomplished A LOT in the past two years, congrats! And yes, I agree, moderation is your friend. Glad that you are doing better though and from here you only have one way to go: UP!!

You go, sister!!
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.