Notice how Raymond describes himself in relation to his family?Originally posted by RainmanP
Raymond Perry, 6'0", 220 lbs and falling, New Orleans, LA. I will have been married to the lovely and vivacious Rainbabe for 28 years this June...We have three daughters all of whom are in college or post graduate....If you find yourself headed this way, let me know.
Pete Clark, 41 years of age (not "old"), wife Toni and four children: Rob (22), Amanda (18), Jared (16) and Angela (5). We live in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, USA. in a "satellite" city called Stone Mountain, where there exists the
largest piece of granite above ground in the world--a really neat place. We are also not far from the Appalachian Mountains to the north, but that's a bit of a drive.
I work in the computer industry and volunteer as a teacher. I am glad I've gotten to know so many of you on these forums, it's really been great! Thanks for putting up with my rants. I still am so amazed I've met so
many nice people from all over the place. Even this morning I got a personal message from Buddy Hayden, all the way from Melbourne, Australia. Joe, do realize how cool this thingy is? First, there was paper; then, the printing press; then came Bell Telephone and now, there's BikeForums! Blows me away, mate!
I think I re-entered cycling as an adult at about 37 years of age. I am so grateful I rediscovered cycling. It has become an important part of my life. I always rode as a kid and I guess that's what led me back to it. It is so much fun to get on my bike after work and start cruising home down tree-lined streets, with complete confidence that the 15 mile trip will be very do-able. Makes me feel a little independent, a little more powerful or something.
I like being different cycling instead of driving, it makes me think, "See, all you folks in your cars, there IS a better way!" I know the answer to this, but I almost wonder, "Why isn't everyone cycling instead of driving?" Driving is
so filthy (to our surroundings). I want to show as many people as possible (including myself) that cycling is a better alternative to driving, anywhere you want to go. The only prerequisite is to get oneself in shape enough to
be a really good engine. I find that idea exciting.
And again, I am amazed at how BikeForums has so quickly introduced me to so many friends, as far away as Canada, Europe or Australia. We should really think about what we have, here.