Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-20-05, 10:07 AM   #1
gatkinson
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, ON (for now)
Bikes: KHS Alite 3000 (XC MTB) and Diamond Back Ascent (commuter)
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Geoff Atkinson
gatkinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-05, 11:16 AM   #2
mooklekloon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I might as well just put my introduction in this thread as I am also a new member from Toronto, Ontario. I go to school at the University of Waterloo, but I come back to Toronto every four months to do an internship. I commute from Thornhill (suburbs) to downtown everyday for work - 45 km/28 mi roundtrip. I ride an old Raleigh mountain bike. Almost everything is stock, even the MTB tires (I like the stability of the wide knobby tires and don't mind the extra workout). Things keep breaking on it, and I can never adjust the derailleurs right, but thats all part of the fun. I eventually plan to get a more appropriate road bike and do longer commutes, such as Waterloo to Toronto (110 km/69 mi). I guess thats it... glad to be a member
mooklekloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-05, 12:06 PM   #3
cooker
Prefers Cicero
 
cooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
Posts: 10,985
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 820 Post(s)
Good to see you both here.
Robert
cooker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 AM.