Another newb saying hi!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Panter, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    And here it is, Hi :biggrin:

    Found this last night, and seems a fun place :cry:

    I'm a complete newb to all things cycling and only been riding 6months. My aim was to use it on a "get fit" mission and to lose weight. Currently down to about 17st :smile: but a lot fitter.

    My main interest is MTB but I recently got on old hybrid to commute to work on and I'm getting really interested in road bikes now :ohmy::biggrin:

    Anyways, as I know bugger all about anything, I'll be boring you all with loads of questions very soon :sad:


    Chris :sad:
  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    That's never been a handicap on this forum! Get stuck in!
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Don't fight it :biggrin: I bought a cheap (non indexed gears, downtube shifters etc) touring road bike, a month ago, and I love it. Whizzing along on drop handlebars and slick tyres is a lot of fun.
  4. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    Hello and welcome

    A growing collection of bikes is never a bad thing. :biggrin: I'm sure there are many people around here who could advise you on road bikes if you need it, but there are lots of us MTB riders as well.
  5. Emu

    Emu New Member

    ...and commuter cyclists
  6. Hello on here it's pantermonium most of the time! :smile:
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Hello Panter and welcome! :smile:
    Don't worry, we all had to start sometime.
    There's tons of good advice and experience here, so make the most of it.
    Your life is about to change for good (and mostly for the good :o).
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    enjoy the ride panter, and join in the fun :smile:
  9. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Welcome panter
  10. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks for the warm welcome peeps, much appreciated :smile:


    Chris :ohmy:
  11. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Hi I'm a newby as well, thought I'd sign up and make myself known.Looking forward to enjoying your banter and some warped senses of humour:smile: cheers everyone:biggrin::biggrin:
  12. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Panter and ash68,

    Do a search on the forum for expressions like "RLJ" AND "Helmet Wearing" or "London vs the rest of Britain", then you can see how we all waste our lives every day!!!
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Welcome one and all!:smile:

    Choose a cake, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cuppa...
  14. cyclebum

    cyclebum Senior Member

    Just thought I would add a hi from 1 newbie to another.:ohmy:
    I first got on a bike in 2005 but just plodded a few miles locally a few times a week when I could (by a few I mean no more than about 5-6). I did nothing last year until March this year when I signed up for a 5 day(240ish miles) charity ride (challenge!) in India next feb. Since then I've clocked up quite a few more miles and the bug has hit and don't think the bike will be locked away again and forgotten about after feb :smile:
  15. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Welcome Panter and as you seem to already be going up the cycling evolutionary scale you could save a lot of time and cut out all the intermediate crap by getting a recumbent now.
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