New Member From Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Casualcyclist, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Casualcyclist

    Casualcyclist New Member

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    I just located this forum in a search.

    I purchased my first new bicycle in 28 years after deciding to get back into cycling after many years.

    I am surprised at how much I am enjoying it.
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Welcome to the forums! Don't be surprised, it's one of the few "sports" that are truly practical. Ever tried to play hockey to get to work? ;)
     

  3. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Welcome! I tried it once industry. Ice skates only work on Ice. I didn't know that.
     
  4. Smiley

    Smiley New Member

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    Hey Canada, welcome!
     
  5. Casualcyclist

    Casualcyclist New Member

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  6. Skidmark

    Skidmark Cycling for life

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    Greetings, Your story of getting back into riding is very familiar. Welcome!
     
  7. Casualcyclist

    Casualcyclist New Member

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    Here's some more of it.

    My wife and I are motorcyclists.

    She is facing potential knee replacement and was looking at a means of execrise, so she went to the local bike dealer.

    She and I have 1981 Panasonic Tourists (I know this dates us :eek: )

    She bought a Trek Navigator 3 WSD and was quite enthused. This prompted me to drag out the Panasonic but even when I was 29 and in good shape, I found it a bit of a "torture rack".

    She dragged me, to the store one day, I was very disinterested.

    The dealer sized me up and suggested I take a Navigator 2 out.

    I took it around the block once "just to try it" with no intent to purchase, I liked it so much, I did another circuit rather than stopping at one. I bought it that day.

    I am very pleased with my purchase and am working at getting into shape. I have gone up to 25 km in an afternoon, so far; not a lot by most forum member standards but not bad for an out of shape :eek: , 57 year old office guy.

    I have been enjoying the local bike path so much, my Yamaha FJR1300 has been left in the garage :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  8. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    Welcome, Post often!