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Old 06-27-05, 12:39 PM   #1
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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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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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Old 06-27-05, 05:40 PM   #4
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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.
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Welcome from a fellow Illinois rider.

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Old 06-28-05, 06:06 AM   #6
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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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Old 06-28-05, 06:19 AM   #9
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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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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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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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