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Old 01-09-09, 02:42 AM
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I've decided.

I have decided what I want to do. Do what I love, ride a bike. It's fun and awesome, so why not. Road cycling is what I chose. Racing, long rides on an endless road, to go places I've never been to. Seems pretty fun yea.

Before bicycles, I was into cars and motorcycles and wanting to become a mechanic someday and a racer. I still do. The school I'd like for mechanic is far from my home, I don't drive, money for school might be a problem but my mom says it's okay. I can still go if I really want.

Then I thought about cycling. Bikes have much less parts than a motorbike. Much much less. I can pick up a book and learn, get my own bike, something breaks, I'll read then fix it myself. All at home too. There are local clubs I can join around my area and meet more people too and road racing seems cool, I'd like to be in one along with a team someday.

I jus reread what I rote so far and just had deja vu when reading my last paragraph. weird.

I'm gonna stop soon so yea, I forgot some things I was gonna say earlier. Blah.
For now, I'll just read lots on the forums and whatever there is till I get a bike.

Thank for read this crap.

Hope this is in the right forum spot. Road Cycling. Yea?
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>I can pick up a book and learn, get my own bike, something breaks, I'll read then fix it myself<

There are books about motorcycles, too. I know you can handle the complexity. (But stick with bikes.)
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Originally Posted by Andy-JCL-
[B]I have decided what I want to do. Do what I love, ride a bike. It's fun and awesome, so why not. Road cycling is what I chose. Racing, long rides on an endless road, to go places I've never been to.
Bring cash. Lots of it.
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welcome to the club!

if you need a used bike, check out Recycled Cycles in the u-district.
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ok

Less bold next time though.
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Who are they? I don't like misspelling. It's weird for me and I like to bold. Recycled Cycle, I'll go next week. I went to Velo yesterday, it's nice there. As for money, I'll work at KrispyKreme. Yea.
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Originally Posted by Andy-JCL-
Who are they? I don't like misspelling. It's weird for me and I like to bold. Recycled Cycle, I'll go next week. I went to Velo yesterday, it's nice there. As for money, I'll work at KrispyKreme. Yea.
It's like shouting. It's rude. You aren't going to be taken very seriously if you continue on the path you are on. On the forum, or in life.
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Originally Posted by Andy-JCL-
Who are they? I don't like misspelling. It's weird for me and I like to bold. Recycled Cycle, I'll go next week. I went to Velo yesterday, it's nice there. As for money, I'll work at KrispyKreme. Yea.
Ha, road cycling is seriously expensive. If you want to ride for money, you better be damn good at it.
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Originally Posted by Ilectric_toast
If you want to ride for money, you better be damn good at it.
If he were good enough to ride for (substantial) money he probably wouldn't be here.
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Originally Posted by dysFTP
If he were good enough to ride for (substantial) money he probably wouldn't be here.
Than whats the point of this thread?
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Originally Posted by Andy-JCL-
I have decided what I want to do. Do what I love, ride a bike. It's fun and awesome, so why not. Road cycling is what I chose. Racing, long rides on an endless road, to go places I've never been to. Seems pretty fun yea.

Before bicycles, I was into cars and motorcycles and wanting to become a mechanic someday and a racer. I still do. The school I'd like for mechanic is far from my home, I don't drive, money for school might be a problem but my mom says it's okay. I can still go if I really want.

Then I thought about cycling. Bikes have much less parts than a motorbike. Much much less. I can pick up a book and learn, get my own bike, something breaks, I'll read then fix it myself. All at home too. There are local clubs I can join around my area and meet more people too and road racing seems cool, I'd like to be in one along with a team someday.

I jus reread what I rote so far and just had deja vu when reading my last paragraph. weird.

I'm gonna stop soon so yea, I forgot some things I was gonna say earlier. Blah.
For now, I'll just read lots on the forums and whatever there is till I get a bike.

Thank for read this crap.

Hope this is in the right forum spot. Road Cycling. Yea?
Sorry if I sound like the dad that I am but - what are you talking about? You're going to race a bike for money? or fix bikes for money? If you're going to race then get yourself on a bike. Most kids that want to race have spent lots of time in junior programs learning the life. Fixing bicycles may be easier than fixing motorcycles becasue they have FEWER (not less) parts but it still takes skill.
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In order. I'll stop the bold. I know it takes money and I never really thought about racing for money, I'd like to race sometime later with more experience and not just for money. Are there people out that only race for money? That wouldn't be cool. School, I graduated HS last year. I don't do drugs. The point? Wanting to let others know that cycling is something I want put my time and effort into. I know it's gonna take time to gain exp and skill, if that's what I need, then I'll use my time wisely. If I'm able to race later, I will. Till then I'll go around to local shops ask Q's, speak with clubs I can join and see what up. I may not know much now but isn't that how most of you guys started? Wanting to know and do and have fun doing it.
Tell me if you still don't understand what I'm trying to say.
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Originally Posted by Andy-JCL-
In order. I'll stop the bold.
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I know it takes money and I never really thought about racing for money, I'd like to race sometime later with more experience and not just for money. Are there people out that only race for money? That wouldn't be cool.
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School, I graduated HS last year. I don't do drugs.
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The point? Wanting to let others know that cycling is something I want put my time and effort into. I know it's gonna take time to gain exp and skill, if that's what I need, then I'll use my time wisely. If I'm able to race later, I will. Till then I'll go around to local shops ask Q's, speak with clubs I can join and see what up. I may not know much now but isn't that how most of you guys started? Wanting to know and do and have fun doing it.
Most listen for a while before they speak...

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Tell me if you still don't understand what I'm trying to say.
It's making more sense.
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We get what you're saying. It's always good to have another cyclist (and a roadie) out there enjoying what cycling has to offer. A word of advice young newbie.... BikeForums is a very cool place indeed, but you must have thick skin at times to exist in this cyber cycling realm. Understand?
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I may not know much now but isn't that how most of you guys started?
No. Everyone here was an expert at birth. It's a requirement for this forum.
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Originally Posted by umd
It's like shouting. It's rude. You aren't going to be taken very seriously if you continue on the path you are on. On the forum, or in life.
then he should fit in nicely here!
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then he should fit in nicely here!
It's rude even for here!
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