Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Hello from Iraq

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hello from Iraq

    I stumbled upon this great site while researching material to start up a spin class. I am a 34 year old Army nurse currently serving in Tall Afar, Iraq. That's midway between the Syrian border and Mosul. I am only a recreational cyclist and spinner with ALOT of time on my hands here. This is a relatively good thing, because if I'm busy, people are injured. My unit hails from Fort Lewis, WA. We are about four months into our year long deployment. My husband is also here in Iraq. I have a four year old son, who is staying with my sister and her family. Her husband is actually an avid cyclist. Looking forward to probing your members for tips on starting up a class at our gym.

  2. #2
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
    Posts
    13,889
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome.
    Do you have a bike for riding or a stationary bike for spinning?
    If you have a bike, do you get to ride out into the coutryside or is that off limits, either because you're woman or because its not safe?
    What are the locals like? What is the scenery like?

    Be safe.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

  3. #3
    Member jhershbine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Birmingham, Alabama
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR Touring, Haro Werx mountain bike, Ross Signature Series, 69' Asso, Italian 3 speed racer
    Posts
    42
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome, I'm at Ali AB in southern Iraq myself. I'm Air Force, but the Army here has let me join in their spin classes. I also bought a cheap bike at the PX to ride around base, it's not the same as riding back home but keeps me going. Good Luck!

  4. #4
    On Your Right ZackJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Warner Robins, GA
    Posts
    1,422
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ArmyRN: Welcome and thank you for serving our great nation. I hope you and all of our fellow bikeforum brothers and sisters make it home safe and sound.
    "You never fail, you simply produce results. Learn from these" - Anonymous

  5. #5
    Industrial Strength BS hoodlum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Soloist, QR Kilo
    Posts
    324
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome. I can't express the amount of respect and admiration I have for all of you serving our country. Glad to have you here.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •