Hi there and welcome! You'll find lots of enthusiasm and motivation here, I'm sure. I'm from Northern Nevada and I ride mtn and road. Boyfriend owns a bike shop so he's a great source of motivation for me. One of our next little endeavors is to take the train to Reno and ride the bikes back, it's a hair short of 300 miles. He's done that ride before, but it will be a first for me. Just waiting for the temps to rise a bit.
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