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Old 06-11-06, 08:37 AM   #1
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hey to all

hey to all, i am not new to this forum, but have been absent for a while. i am getting going again on my 1990 Schwinn Criss-Cross... great all around bike for the country.

pulled it out of the shed last week, and man did it need a serious clean-up. all is working good and i put 6 miles on it yesterday for the first time in years, and plan to do it again today... taking it one ride at a time till i can get back the legs.

anyways... just wanted to say hello and let you geezers know how much i have enjoyed reading the over 50 section of which i recently obtained membership (ha).

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hey to all, i am not new to this forum, but have been absent for a while. i am getting going again on my 1990 Schwinn Criss-Cross... great all around bike for the country.

pulled it out of the shed last week, and man did it need a serious clean-up. all is working good and i put 6 miles on it yesterday for the first time in years, and plan to do it again today... taking it one ride at a time till i can get back the legs.

anyways... just wanted to say hello and let you geezers know how much i have enjoyed reading the over 50 section of which i recently obtained membership (ha).

later, al
Man, I had a Criss-Cross that I loved, but someone stole it from the garage one day while I was living in Corpus Christi. It was my first hybrid. I loved that bike, cro-moly frame, low-tech thumb shifters. And it was blue so it was real fast.
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Old 06-12-06, 06:31 PM   #6
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Man, I had a Criss-Cross that I loved, but someone stole it from the garage one day while I was living in Corpus Christi. It was my first hybrid. I loved that bike, cro-moly frame, low-tech thumb shifters. And it was blue so it was real fast.
yea i really like mine (a black one) a lot and it is great for what it is intended to do. i bought it while i was activated to duty (Iraq 1) in 1991 stationed at Ft Eustis VA. it was my main mode of transportation on base. however, i would love to own a decent road bike some day, but have never ridden enough to justify it.

now that i'm old(er), i can pretty much afford any bike i want... but i'm still too practical to go plunk down $2k on a high tech bike. however the thought is still there and i've always wondered if a nicer bike would prompt me to ride more seriously?

i happen to know that a well built great sounding guitar (which normally means more $$$) will inspire the musician to play more... but is it the same... hmmm???

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Welcome!! If I'm not mistaken you live in a pretty darn good area to ride so you have a lot to look forward to!! Pretty soon those 6 miles will be 60 miles!! Let us know how we can be of help!!
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Man, I had a Criss-Cross that I loved, but someone stole it from the garage one day while I was living in Corpus Christi. It was my first hybrid. I loved that bike, cro-moly frame, low-tech thumb shifters. And it was blue so it was real fast.
Nothing worse than a Corpus Christi Criss-Cross Cad!
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its not too bad here, the scenery is very good, lots of flat coastal small town riding... but it can get a little dangerous at times. narrow roads wiht oversized 4x4 trucks driven by low IQ rosey neck folks.

the criss-cross allows for fairly quick/stable shoulder exits, absorbs the rough stuff well... so its great for that.
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i happen to know that a well built great sounding guitar (which normally means more $$$) will inspire the musician to play more... but is it the same... hmmm???

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Does a fine and beautiful (and perhaps a bit expensive) woman encourage love-making?
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If someone spots here please send here Digital Gee's way so we can find out the answer to Dnvr's question....
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Yes, and let's not waste time either. I'll pay shipping/postage/handling whatever!
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Oooops -- sorry s boy - that's what happens with us old geezers - we tend to forget what the original thread was all about.........WELCOME!

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DG has been looking for her for a year now on Craigslist!

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