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Old 05-06-14, 12:43 PM
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About time to join!

I've been viewing posts on the site for months, and figured it's about time to join.

Having discovered Road cycling in my early teens, I enjoyed it tremendously, and as usual, life got in the way. I rediscovered it a little over a year ago, with the help of finding a Centurion Ironman bike at the local Habitat for Humanity store- for $25!

The more I rode and the more I learned, the more I wanted to get my hands greasy. I've so far built three bikes, two of them from the frame up, all carbon (or mostly so), and the other a Kestrel 200SC that I completely rebuilt and refinished, all DA. I enjoy complete sanding and refinishing, choosing all the components, and assembling from scratch.

No racing or group rides yet, as I'm really just getting myself conditioned. Bought my wife a nice Fuji Newest aluminum bike last fall, so we do ride some together. I recently plotted a nice 27 mile course, through one subdivision and two bicycle trails, that's quite enjoyable. Here in the Charlotte area there is terrain to contend with, unlike flat Chicago, where I'm from.

I adore my new hobby!
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Nice Intro.
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