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Reply To: First Time Rider

CyclingRoberto, January 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

OK, so maybe I’m a bike snob.  No, I am a bike snob, no maybe about it.  Having said that, I think the bike under the rider has to be at the very least well made, comfortable, and made to last.  Unless you want to get some rusty barn special, or a Wal-Mart junker, you’re going to have to plop down at the very least $500 for a good, reliable used road bike.  Craigslist is a good source for used bikes.  Clothing and shoes are another matter.  I wouldn’t go cheap on these unless you really enjoy pain.  The closest thing to your body should be where you spend the cash.  And don’t sweat the lottery.  There are always folks that get in, can’t go and end up selling their wristbands.  Finally, the best training program is to get on a bike, any bike, and ride it.  Repeat.  Repeat again until July.

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