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Old 10-13-14, 03:48 PM
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Greetings from Saint Petersburg, FL!

Hello all! I'm excited to join BF. There is a great biking culture in St. Pete and I am a proud beginner, eager to learn.

2013 was the most trying year I have yet to experience. It was filled with tragic loss, heart wrenching goodbyes, and a lot of heading down a dark path trying to navigate the grieving process. I was a lost soul searching for a way to cope, and self medication seemed to be the only answer. Momentary numbing was my escape and the downward spiral began. Luckily for me, I was able to pull myself out of it before any serious life or health complications. A friend recommended biking and described how liberating and therapeutic it was for him. At first I didn't really read too much into it. I would ride, but the continual fog of hangovers and misery were always looming. It was on an exceptional late night ride that I experienced a potentially life saving revelation. It was like my soul hit the alarm clock and it wasn't about to offer a snooze button. The quiet city and open roads were calling me to find a better way. Since that night I have once again found a purpose. I am beyond grateful for this new lease on life, and just having the simple joy in knowing that everything will be ok!

The threads here are such a great resource for questions, which for me range greatly as a novice I look forward to learning, and someday being able to help newbies like myself find their biking niche.

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Old 10-13-14, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by pixiemel View Post
Hello all! I'm excited to join BF. There is a great biking culture in St. Pete and I am a proud beginner, eager to learn.

2013 was the most trying year I have yet to experience.... everything will be ok!

The threads here are such a great resource for questions, which for me range greatly as a novice I look forward to learning, and someday being able to help newbies like myself find their biking niche.

Cheers!
Hey there, pixiemel! Welcome to BF. It is great to have you here. No need for medication, just ride lots!!!!
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Old 10-16-14, 03:23 PM
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As of right now a Mongoose mountain bike. I'm searching craigslist to try and find one but I'm pretty inexperienced and working with a limited budget.
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Thanks all. It's good to know I can keep riding and get somewhere without a crutch!
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This is the bike I ended up getting last night. I'm so excited to start working on her
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This is the bike I ended up getting last night. I'm so excited to start working on her
Did the "Notifications" get yellow? That's what happens. -- tractorlegs.

p.s. Everyone else? None o'your bizzness.
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Did the "Notifications" get yellow? That's what happens. -- tractorlegs.

p.s. Everyone else? None o'your bizzness.
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