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05-19-07, 09:59 PM
Great forum- finally decided to register and plan to enjoy the posts even more.
Stay healthy and be safe while you ride.
05-19-07, 10:04 PM
welcome dave. what kind of riding do you do? What do you ride?
05-19-07, 10:43 PM
Hi mtnbk3000- I ride paved and dirt. Been riding off and on for many years. My first big ride was about 150 miles (Ogden UT to Evanston WY)- about 1967. I thought that 'English' 10 speed was pretty cool at the time. Did a few biathalons over the years. I just had angioplasty and a stent installed about 4 weeks ago and am working into biking again. Walking 2-3 hours per day would drive anyone to bike!
Right now I'm keeping my heart rate at 70% or less, so it's difficult to go very far on the bike. I tried to get out of the subdivision yesterday, but HR passed that mark before I got to the top of the hill! But it will come.
My rides are a Trek 5200 (bought new in 1992), a Cannondale Delta (new in 93), an old Cannondale (new about 1987), and my trusty Nishiki (new in '83- use it as a stationary trainer).
My goals are to train for some TT's- hope to make the Huntsmans World Senior Games this fall (public notice- now I'm committed). So I'll be in the market for another bike soon.
05-22-07, 02:22 PM
Hello Dave--what kind of Nishiki have you got? I love Nishikis, I've got ummm, five. Or is it six? I've got quite a few, at any rate. Come visit us in the Classic & Vintage forum, too.
Welcome to BF!
05-31-07, 08:37 AM
Hi East Hill- I have the International model. It's still a great bike, and I never tire of the looks of the older bikes. I'll check out the Classic forum.
05-31-07, 10:17 AM
Oh, a man after my own tastes! I also have a Nishiki International :D . There's quite a story behind my acquisition of that particular bike--to be found in the C & V forum...
06-08-07, 01:50 PM
Sorry- didn't realize how small the pics were! Here's a couple for everyones enjoyment. A flash from the past.
Now I'm getting it...
06-08-07, 02:19 PM
Thanks Dave! Your International is older than mine (and larger as well :) ), but with (apparently) the same yellow bar tape!
If it rides as nicely as mine, it's a joy...
06-08-07, 02:43 PM
How old is your yours? I can't for the life of me recall when I bought mine- it could be as far back as 1980 or even older???
I was really attracted to any bike that had chrome on the fork or rear stays. That was 'must have' for me.
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