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    Hello from Illinois

    Just dropped in. I am 54 and just retired last august. I am in what I would call my third year of seroius riding. I have a bike trail that goes in front of my house on Missisisppi River. I did complete my first century last fall. I am lucky in that the century ride starts and ends a mile from my house. I like to build and work on my own bikes. Have small part time bussiness/ hobby finding old bikes fixing and reselling.Road bikes all last year , but this year I built a custom mountain bike up with city tires for bike path and county roads . I tend to ride highways and county back roads more.Nice rolling hills to build my character.

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    winning magazine junkie lofter's Avatar
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    welcome
    "dont worry charlie ,ive got an angle!!"

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    Other than being about 7 years older, you sound like a carbon copy of myself. Welcome from Mark Bentley in Winchester, Il. 1-1/2 hours north of the Katy Trail.

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    Welcome to BF.


    Quote Originally Posted by Skullo
    I am 54 and just retired last august.
    Lucky devil. I'm 60 and "may" be able to retire in a few years unless I win the lottery.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Welcome from a fellow Illinois rider.

    You'll love BF, a great group of people.
    We're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny ****ing Kaye.~Clark Griswold

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    Thanks

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    Senior Member Skullo's Avatar
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    Well the farm equipment company I worked for closed up amd moved moSt production over seas, Yes I am lucky as I qualified for retirement and have enough to get by.

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    Thanks for the welcome

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    Senior Member Skullo's Avatar
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    Thanks I will have to look at the map and see where you are located

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    Hey Skullo. Springfield area here. Where on the river are you?

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    Senior Member edp773's Avatar
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    Welcome Skullo! If you're speaking of the plant that some buildings are being torn down, maybe I have seen you on the trail. But if you ride the roads, then maybe not.

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    Quad City area

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    I generaly ride north from Hampton will go as far Cordova as sometimes if I just want a flat ride.For my hill rides I do the county roads between Port byron and Erie

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    Senior Member edp773's Avatar
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    I have not gone past Hampton yet, but I am ready to explore farther north. I kinda like the little hill by Campbell's Island. Several friends have suggested I start in Rapid City.

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