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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).

    later, al
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    Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_boy
    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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    Glad to see you are back on the bike.
    Enjoy the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoborracho
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoborracho
    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!
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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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.
    if you don't belive in something... you'll fall for anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_boy
    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???

    al
    Does a fine and beautiful (and perhaps a bit expensive) woman encourage love-making?
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    Nothing worse than a Corpus Christi Criss-Cross Cad!
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Does a fine and beautiful (and perhaps a bit expensive) woman encourage love-making?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Does a fine and beautiful (and perhaps a bit expensive) woman encourage love-making?
    good point!
    if you don't belive in something... you'll fall for anything
    ~b.dylan~

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    If someone spots here please send here Digital Gee's way so we can find out the answer to Dnvr's question....
    Yes, and let's not waste time either. I'll pay shipping/postage/handling whatever!
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    It seems to me the "handling" should be free!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    If someone spots her please send her Digital Gee's way so we can find out the answer to Dnvr's question....
    DG has been looking for her for a year now on Craigslist!

    Have you found her yet?
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