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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
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    I have a bike now.

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    It's not exactly my bike, as I'm borrowing a bike that my friend got at a thrift store for $20 (!), but it'll tide me over until I get paid and get a ride to the LBS. I also managed to pick up a helmet today.

    Remembering how to ride a bike will commence this weekend. Wish me luck!

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
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    St. Louis, MO
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    Yeah! Welcome! Just get out there.............
    "Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    '09 Trek WSD 2.1 with a Brooks B-68 saddle
    '11 Trek WSD Madone 5.2 with Brooks B-17

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
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    Good luck to you!

    Hope your ride goes well this weekend. Glad you have a bike and helmet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Heights, CA (Upland)
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    Awesome! Have fun and be safe! Always be a defensive rider. Assume the cars don't see you.

    YAY FOR BIKES!!!!!
    GO RIDE YOUR BIKE!!!

    2009 Cannondale Super Six High Modulus / SRAM Red / Selle San Marco Mantra

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
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    546
    As TE taught me - "The BEST bike - is the one you have."

    I have a soft soft in my heart for all cyclists who are willing to start out w/ rough bikes, cobbled-together gear, and a lot of heart. Many happy miles to you!

    Lynda Gene

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Uncanny Valley
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    w00t!

    I thought I'd forgotten how to ride a bike once... but it comes back pretty quickly. I'm sure you'll find the same.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
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    Enjoy!!! Hope the weather gods cooperate for your first ride in a while! How exciting!
    Christine
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

    Cycle! It's Good for the Wattle; it's good for the can!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
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    Riding a bike is like...riding a bike. Who knew?

    The balance thing is coming back. The problem with that bike is that the seat is an old, cheap guy's seat, so I end up with weight on things that should not have weight on them. Ow. The seat's also too low (we can fix that), and the brakes are awful. Despite all of that stuff, I'm actually having a lot of fun with it.

    I've been taking it out to a parking lot so that I don't have to negotiate with cars while I'm still re-learning this stuff. My only concern is that because of the seat, I don't think I can do much longer than a couple of laps around the parking lot, which has quite a lot to do with why I stopped riding bikes.

    andtckrtoo--Yes, the weather gods have been cooperating. It's been beautiful the past couple days.
    Last edited by Owlie; 06-15-2009 at 04:09 PM.

 

 

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