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  1. #1
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    Smile Newbie

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    Hi all, just started cycling and I'm bruised, but happy! I have a 2010 52cm Trek WSD 1.2 named appropriately "Bruiser" since I fell twice after learning to clip in. I hope to learn a lot from the gals here!

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    Good for you for getting used to the clipless pedals from the get-go. You will be extremely happy with your decision. Treks are awesome bikes and you will put a lot of miles on your bike because you will like riding it so much.

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    Welcome! We all fall...we all get up. Apparently, you're still happy! Yes!!!!


    "You can't get what you want till you know what you want." Joe Jackson

    2006 Cannondale Feminine/Ultegra/Jett

    2012 Trek Speed Concept 9.5/Ultegra/saddle TBD

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    Very happy! I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I'd be doing this! My bf (an avid cyclist) got me setup and we now ride 4 mornings a week... 10 miles on Fridays and Mondays, and 20 miles on Saturdays and Sundays. I can't wait to do my first half century! If we lived closer to each other (mine is at his place), I'd be on the bike every day of the week!

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    Hello and welcome! I used to have the Trek 1.2. Fun bike!

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    Hello and welcome!

    Could you have a bike at your place too, eventually? It seems a shame to have your legs in one place and your bike in another
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

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    That was totally my justification for having 2.. or really 4 bikes. 1 road bike & mountain bike at the BF's & 1 at my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataboo View Post
    That was totally my justification for having 2.. or really 4 bikes. 1 road bike & mountain bike at the BF's & 1 at my house.
    Yeah, that's what started my downward spiral into owning about 10...
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

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    I'm at 6, 'cause in addition to the 2 of each, I need an errand/touring bike, and then I have this project mixte that I really should just sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruised&Happy View Post
    Hi all, just started cycling and I'm bruised, but happy!
    I can just hear the smile in your voice! Congratulations on your cycling success and it will get easier each time you're in the saddle.

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    Congratulations, and welcome! Have you ridden before now, or is this the first time that you have ever ridden?

    I second (third? fourth?) the idea of another bike for your home so that your legs are never too far from a bike

 

 

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