Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: Bridgestone MB-2, Raleigh Presitge '05
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Well . . . North Vancouver actually . . .
Came across this site a couple of days ago and it could not have come at a better time.
I'm in the process of getting back into riding after almost 10 years away from it. I rode fairly competitively for about 5-6 years in my University years, but marriage, children and starting a business have kept me pretty busy since. A couple of months ago, by chance I came upon a road race in progress and sat there watching the riders streak by, doing what I used to do, and only then remembering how much I loved doing it . . . when I was. I sat there stunned as I realized that I had, without realizing it, given up something that I truly enjoyed.
Fast forward to today. A month of contemplation and a month of research brings me to today where I excitedly find myself in the market for a bike and all the gear. Loving the amount of information that I've found here at this site in just a couple of days. I now have a pretty good idea about my shoe, helmet and clothing selections. Bikes is a bit of another story, but I have narrowed it down a fair bit.
I play poker on-line in my spare time (hence the name) and am looking forward to dipping into the bankroll to splurge on gear that I could not have afforded in my younger days.
Anyway, that's my story.
I'll do my best to add to these forums