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  1. #1
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    Apr 2014
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    Back in the Saddle

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    Hello

    I live in the UK and I'm a married mother of 3. When I was younger I cycled everywhere on my racer. I did not go out on a bike for about 20 years. A couple of years ago I bought my dream bike but some gang broke into my home to steal it.
    I now have a mountain bike which I don't like so decided to stop smoking and re save that money onto my perfect bike.
    I pick up the new bike in September. My health is not great but I'm working to improve it everyday.

    Look forward to reading your posts

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
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    Rowland Hts, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Princesslaughto View Post
    Hello

    I live in the UK and I'm a married mother of 3. When I was younger I cycled everywhere on my racer. I did not go out on a bike for about 20 years. A couple of years ago I bought my dream bike but some gang broke into my home to steal it.
    I now have a mountain bike which I don't like so decided to stop smoking and re save that money onto my perfect bike.
    I pick up the new bike in September. My health is not great but I'm working to improve it everyday.

    Look forward to reading your posts
    That is a fabulous idea of how to save money and get healthy at the same time!!

    I can't wait to hear about your new bike in September on your road to good health!
    2014 Liv Lust
    2013 Specialized Fate Expert with carbon wheelset (sold)
    2012 Specialized Amira Elite
    2010 Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit and Crampon pedals (sold)

    2011 Specialized Ariel Sport,suspension post,Serfas Rx Women's Microfiber saddle (sold)

  3. #3
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    May 2007
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    Katy, Texas
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    welcome to the group. I managed to save most of the money for a recent new "dream" bike by adding up all of the money I "saved" by using store coupons and buying discounted items and then adding up thosesaved sums sums on paper. It took me 4 years but it was a great exerecisein shopping finesse and restraint. Good luck and yay for a healthier you on an excellent bike.
    marni
    Katy, Texas
    Trek Madone 6.5- "Red"
    Trek Pilot 5.2- " Bebe"


    "easily outrun by a chihuahua."

  4. #4
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    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
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    Welcome aboard. I like your plan!! I hope you're able to enjoy some rides on the mountain bike between now and September.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
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    Welcome, and what a great plan. What is your dream bike right now?

    What part of the UK are you in? My daughter (not a cyclist!) is going to graduate school in Chichester.

    Sharon
    2016 Specialized Ruby Comp disc - Ruby Expert ti 155
    2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker - Jett 143

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Central Missouri
    Posts
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    Welcome All the saving and time should make your "dream" bike that much more special to you.
    ***graduate student and avid cyclist***

    Owned by:
    Le Monstre Vert - 2013 Surly Cross-check
    Willis, my chiX

    "Carl" - 2010 Kia Soul (when necessary!)

    Elle on Wheels - my cycling blog!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
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    I'm in East Yorkshire. The flattest city in the uk so great for cycling. My dream bike is the pashley britainnia in midnight blue. I did have the sonnet bliss but it was stolen. Xx

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
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    That looks like a perfect bike for you.
    2016 Specialized Ruby Comp disc - Ruby Expert ti 155
    2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker - Jett 143

 

 

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