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Well, back in the day I used to ride BMX style on my old huffy, then Schwinn (back when they were still good), then some on a GT up until I got a license. Throughout highschool and college I played sports so I feel horrible not being as active as I used to be.

I've been scouring the forums on a good economical bike to purchase as my first "beater" until I know what my riding style really demands. After searching around I went out and bought a Giant Boulder SE from my LBS for about $270. Got a good helmet and a little water bottle then went for a 10mile ride all over the place (and not many roads).

I'm SOOOOO glad that I finally have a decent bike again and I'm SOOOOO scared of how addictive this can get. All I've been doing is sitting in my apartment staring at the bike... it's taunting me and laughing that I can't take it 100miles tonight!!! Well, my quads can only take so much.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the posts I've already read and hopefully I can learn a lot more from everyone here on the forums.
 

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Congratulations Lego and Welcome Back!

Prepare to have more of your free time eaten away by the trails!

By the way, that Giant Boulder SE is a perfect entry level bike. You did real well picking a solid bike.

I have put two brand spanking new riders on that very bike over the past 18 months, and am working on a guy at work now.. I should get paid by Giant for this...

Pretty funny for a guy who doesn't own a Giant, or never has owned one.

Again, Congratulations and Ride Often!

Pawn
 

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addictive yes...

but, because biking is less harsh on your joints, you will be able to participate for a long time. Strech out your excitement as much as you are able. I, too, have been bit by the bug. Purchase 3 bikes in as many years, two Giants, many upgrades, and upgrades to my upgrades. The excitement keeps me on the bike, and I love it. It will help to keep me healthy and enjoying life, even life off the bike. Welcome to the clan.
 

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LegoGT said:
Well, back in the day I used to ride BMX style on my old huffy, then Schwinn (back when they were still good), then some on a GT up until I got a license. Throughout highschool and college I played sports so I feel horrible not being as active as I used to be.

I've been scouring the forums on a good economical bike to purchase as my first "beater" until I know what my riding style really demands. After searching around I went out and bought a Giant Boulder SE from my LBS for about $270. Got a good helmet and a little water bottle then went for a 10mile ride all over the place (and not many roads).

I'm SOOOOO glad that I finally have a decent bike again and I'm SOOOOO scared of how addictive this can get. All I've been doing is sitting in my apartment staring at the bike... it's taunting me and laughing that I can't take it 100miles tonight!!! Well, my quads can only take so much.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the posts I've already read and hopefully I can learn a lot more from everyone here on the forums.
hey buddy, welcome back. I know just what your talking about when you say you just sit and stare at the bike. I just got new Black Platinum fork and all I do is stare. I'm still trying to convince myself that I'm not dreaming. Occasionally I pinch myself to make sure. It is definitely a highly addictive sport. Nice equipment makes it that much better. Happy Trails.
feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you want to talki bikes.
 
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