Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, ON (for now)
Bikes: KHS Alite 3000 (XC MTB) and Diamond Back Ascent (commuter)
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Just joined from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Well, it's aboot time... my good friend has recommended this forum numerous times and I'm finally online.
A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and former mountain bike racer, I recently relocated to Toronto to pursue music and other career opportunities. Funny thing is, it took a move to a large metropolitan area to finally learn that bikes are the only way to get around a city (I marvel at how even smaller centres can be completely car-reliant.) I once abused the luxury of owning a vehicle and now see the error of my ways (a record number of smog days in Toronto this year is a pungent reminder).
I am a self-proclaimed cycling advocate and have a personal mission to get more people out of their cars on onto bikes. However, I am not fanatically "anti-car" as I see benefit in their limited and responsible use. Regardless, my Corolla will soon be up for sale, freeing up more cash to support my bicycle habit!
I hope to connect with others who share this "bike-life" vision and to learn a lot - everything from bike mechanics to cycling advocacy. Yearning for cleaner air, more trails, safer roads and fitter folks.