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Old 09-10-02, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hugs and kisses from Toronto, Canada

Hello everybody!

As the title says I'm from Toronto, mid-to-late 20's male who is relatively new to cycling. I haven't lurked that much but it's nice to see so many happy people.

As means of an introduction, I'd like to parlay my baptism into our fine sport of many uses:

March 2002. My office was no longer a quick 20 minute bus & subway jaunt, through downtown and what not. The company had changed offices 17 km from my house. More importantly, a 1 hour 15 minutes public transit commute. It sucked.

So you know what happened... I scored a ride each morning with a lovely, beautiful and funny lady in her BMW . I was cock of the walk (and 20 lb's overweight).

But it happened...

April 2002. BMW lady got fired! I was 23 lb's overweight! I was faced with taking the transit and transit was due for a strike that week!

I had a plan, though. I could bike.

My co-workers though I was nuts. "Bike in traffic? You'll get killed!" "Why don't you get a car?". My girlfriend was happy, though. "You need exercise, honey!" I knew this. And my plan was in effect.

My work is 4 floors above a Bally's, which I was a member (for weights). I would bathe there and keep my bike in my office (my bosses were impressed). I started out at 50 minutes going and 65 coming home. Now, I doing 38 minutes going and 45 minutes home. And I look fetching.

There's my story. Cheers!
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Old 09-11-02, 05:46 PM   #2
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Is BMW lady still jobless? Has she thought of moving to Walla Walla? Enjoy your bike!
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Old 09-12-02, 07:18 AM   #3
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BMW Lady (Dina) has found a new job. And I doubt she would move to Walla Walla.

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Old 09-12-02, 10:06 AM   #4
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