Introductions - Hi there, Does anybody read all these intros?
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02-17-04, 06:44 PM
I am getting back into road biking and found your site and am prepared to lurk for a while to re-acquaint myself with the sport and all the new gear.
Thanks in advance for all the info!
Like Raiyn said, participate! Post and give us the details about yourself, and if you ever have questions, by all means, do post.
02-17-04, 08:41 PM
I have already read a bunch of Koffee's posts, and thank you very much, they are very interesting.
I have been a pretty faithful mountain biker here in Marin (actually it is a pre-requisite for living in Marin, you have to mountain bike) and doing a lot of motorcycle riding.
I just got my Ducati 748 track-prepped, all carbon and kevlar, forged magnesium wheels, yadda, yadda, yadda, and I had a slight altercation with a deer up here in the hills.
It was actually a pretty low speed accident, but I ruptured my spleen, collected about 4 pints of blood in my stomach, and just barely made it to the emergency room in time to do any good.
Well, needless to say, the wife was a little displeased, especially since we have an insanely hyperactive two year old.
Upshot is, 30 years of riding/racing motorcycles is over, and I am left with a big hole in my life which really needs two wheels and the sensation of speed to overcome.
Voila! Return to roadbiking. Haven't done it since I was a kid and I was riding a Nishiki (are they still around? has anybody even heard of them?)
Picked up a gorgeous Trek 5500 frame from a guy who made a slight sizing mistake and now am starting to put together the components to get it out on the road.
I know it's a lot more bike than an aging poser really needs, but God is it Pretty and Light and Carbon FIber! And I'm really partial to carbon fiber. And I really just don't give a ---- other people think. I like it.
So thanks for asking! and I will happily participate if I can add anything of value.
Oh! and I am happy to see a Buckaroo fan up there, I used to use the name John Bigboute on an old biking board. Loved that movie...
Well now! That's much better!
We'll be seeing you in the mountain biking forums soon, I hope!
I read them! Welcome to Bikeforums!
And the Road cycling forum, when you get that lovely Treck assembled ... Carbon is the Buis....
02-18-04, 04:36 PM
I read 'em too... Don't always say hello, but since you asked.... HELLO! :)
The only thing that matters is Living to Ride and Riding to Live. everything else falls into place.
05-11-04, 04:27 PM
Welcome Lynx, keep reading, asking questions or just shooting the breeze, bunch of great guys and gals here...
Hi there, Does anybody read all these intros?
Of course. Everybody reads them. :D
Haven't done it since I was a kid and I was riding a Nishiki (are they still around? has anybody even heard of them?)
I nearly bought one in 1985 but got a Schwinn LeTour instead.
I know it's a lot more bike than an aging poser really needs, but God is it Pretty and Light and Carbon Fiber! And I'm really partial to carbon fiber. And I really just don't give a ---- other people think. I like it.
Aging poser???? ;) I'm 59 and ride a gorgeous Litespeed Tuscany. :love:
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