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Old 08-14-09, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hybrid Introduction thread

Since the Hybrid Forum is new I thought it might be a good idea for everyone to reintroduce them selves. There are older member & new members Joining all the time. Post only what you want about yourself

My name is Charlie, I am 46 years old
I live in New England (Massachusetts)
I have a small farm I share with my wife of 23 years
I commute 20 miles a day 4 to 5 days a week on a Trek FX 7.2


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Old 08-14-09, 11:14 AM   #2
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My real first name is Darwin, and I am a 50+ Clydesdale who rides primarily on the road, and enjoys vintage bikes. So, I am in several places on Bike Forums, depending on mood.

I have a 2003 Giant Sedona DX and I also have a couple of mountain bikes converted to a more hybrid form for myself and friends to ride when they visit. I am also building up a hardtail as a mountain bike to ride on the trails here in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania.

I also have several road bikes, a couple of old middle weights... One to be rebuilt to be similar to what I rode in high school. Rams Horn bars, and a banana seat, 26" wheels and a 3 speed hub. So, it will be a hybrid of sorts.
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New member here, Mike in Omaha, NE. I was recently given a Cannondale H300 that had been sitting in a garage collecting dust, so I've started cycling for the first time in 15+ years. I've cleaned it up, thrown some new tires on it, and have put about 100 miles on it in the past 3 weeks...I'm definitely hooked on riding!

I'd ideally like to commute to work, but I haven't worked up the courage to start riding in the streets yet. I'm not quite to the point where I can do the 25mi round trip, but I'm slowly working up the endurance!
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Old 08-14-09, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hi Hybrid folk: My name is Tamara, I'm 36 and I live in Hollyweird, CA.where I teach high school English. I got my bike at the end of last school year in order to ride some over the summer and turn that into commuting. My commute is super short; 1.4 miles. However, it's all on a very slight incline home which never fails to make me huff and puff.

I ride a Trek WSD 7000 and this is pretty much the first bike I ever purchased minus anything I may have had as a kid.
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I lived in Hollywood back in 78 through 81. I worked for Gromans Chinese. I lived on Holywood and Sycamore Ave then on Holywood and Laspalmas ave. I was there when George Burns had his footprints put in cement & Star Trek the motion Picture was released. Some of the most fun years of my life
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I lived in Hollywood back in 78 through 81. I worked for Gromans Chinese. I lived on Holywood and Sycamore Ave then on Holywood and Laspalmas ave. I was there when George Burns had his footprints put in cement & Star Trek the motion Picture was released. Some of the most fun years of my life
I'm not RIGHT in the center of things as you were. I actually live right where Hollywood meets Los Feliz. I tell people who may have no idea where Los Feliz is that I live in Hollywood. We're basically at Normandie and Franklin (or Hollywood). If you haven't been here since the 80s it's VERY different now. Hollywood and Highland has their own website and is like Times Square now with the digital signs and all. Next to Grauman's is a MALL now that is Egyptian themed. I grew up in the valley, lived in Pasadena a few years, then San Diego for ten years, and now I'm back. When I go down to SD I miss it. It's slower, quieter, cleaner; but I love the diversity and access to vegetarian restaurants and culture
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My name is Glen, 45 years old, I ride a Jamis Allergo 2, it's kinda like the Harley Davidson concept as I've done some tweaking to make it my own and ride the way that feels good to me,,, I try to ride 4-5 times a week at least,,, 10-20 miles a pop,,,, I ride mostly for exercise and peace of mind,,,,,,,,, This forum has provided me with some good information and ideas,,,,,,,,
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I'm John, I'm 2 weeks from being 41 and I ride a '07 Specialized Sirrus and a Hybridized Alpine Monitor Pass. I live in Spring Branch a subcity/susburb of Houston Texas and work at Texas Southern Univerist y in the Third Ward.
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Also, that is me in my Avatar... I plan to put up something else this weekend, since it bothers me to have to look for a crying image to see what I've posted, so I will change it to something more positive.

I don't look anything like that any more.
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See, another video (albeit hilarious) picking on commuters/messengers/hipsters

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[quote=TamaraEden;9488464]See, another video (albeit hilarious) picking on commuters/messengers/hipsters

LOL I actually have that on my Facebook, Be careful Tamara that is an Earworm that will get stuck in your head
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See, another video (albeit hilarious) picking on commuters/messengers/hipsters

LOL I actually have that on my Facebook, Be careful Tamara that is an Earworm that will get stuck in your head
Thankfully it didn't
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Also, that is me in my Avatar... I plan to put up something else this weekend, since it bothers me to have to look for a crying image to see what I've posted, so I will change it to something more positive.

I don't look anything like that any more.
That is Quite a name you have Darwin, I have to ask you, did your name put any pressure on you growing up! or have any impact defining your character as to who you are?

I know my name because I have been alphabetically 1st my whole life has opened many doors of opportunity for me

A persons name can impact there destiny. Your name has a very powerful History
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I loved the video! Ahahahahahahahaha!!
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That is Quite a name you have Darwin, I have to ask you, did your name put any pressure on you growing up! or have any impact defining your character as to who you are?

I know my name because I have been alphabetically 1st my whole life has opened many doors of opportunity for me

A persons name can impact there destiny. Your name has a very powerful History
My guess is your name is Aaron
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Brian here ... I am 40, ride a Trek 7300 hybrid. Bought it 6 or 7 ago just to ride around the neighborhood with my kids. Moved to a farm and hadn't ridden in probably 3 or 4 years. My youngest though is finally riding (he's 7) and the other two (11 and 14) got the itch to ride the C&O. So the old hybrid is dusted off, tuned up, and have been riding quite a bit lately. We will be riding the C&O end to end, unsupported, over labor day weekend.
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See, another video (albeit hilarious) picking on commuters/messengers/hipsters

LOL I actually have that on my Facebook, Be careful Tamara that is an Earworm that will get stuck in your head
Is your FB publicly posted here? Mine is my same screen name
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Stupid me, went and let some dude talk me into selling my hybrid! But this is my wife Gina. Mostly roadie now but she won't give up her hybrid. She's done thousands of miles on this bike. Had the handlebars switched out for her. She loves them bars! Now that I pulled out the hybrid for a couple of pics, she says she wants to start doing midweek rides on it!


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Is your FB publicly posted here? Mine is my same screen name
No but you could start a thread with people that want to post there home page and I will add mine
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no, you start it ) LOL. Funny cuz I was actually gonna see if there was a "post your blog" thread
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no, you start it ) LOL. Funny cuz I was actually gonna see if there was a "post your blog" thread

LOL I can't start all the threads and it was your idea LOL
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Absolutely nothing about messengers or commuters in that video.
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