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    Senior Member mudmouse's Avatar
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    Saying Hello!

    Hi everyone

    I've been visiting here for a couple of days, getting lots of great info. & enjoying all the posts. My name is Kari, I'm married, 42, with 2 teens. We live in Oregon.

    Well, just when it's time to hang up the bikes for winter my husband and I have started to ride more. We've always enjoyed riding, but haven't done as much since the kids came along. We've started to take longer rides on the weekend and want to try and keep riding through the winter
    Currently, we are riding mtn bikes and are in the process of changing out the tires, adding fenders & trying to get raingear together. Eventually I'd like to move up to roadbikes.

    Looking forward to getting to know everyone & learning lots of great bike stuff!

    kari

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    Welcome to the forum Kari. I take it Oregon has bad winters?
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    Senior Member mudmouse's Avatar
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    Hi

    The winters here usually aren't too cold, at least in western OR, but it rains alot. Usually starts to rain in the fall and never stops till next june.

    kari

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    Hi Kari and welcome to BikeForums.

    Originally posted by mudmouse
    The winters here usually aren't too cold, at least in western OR, but it rains alot. Usually starts to rain in the fall and never stops till next june.
    I know what you're talking about. I lived in Olympia during my high school years. I walked to school in the rain too many times.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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    Welcome Kari from a fellow Oregonian. There are several of PNW people here and lots of great info. It looks like you & your husband will be able to hang the rain gear up for a week or so. According to the weatherman (we all know how accurate they are )

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    Hi Kari, welcome to our place. be sure to post your riding experiences so that we can all grow in the sport together. Oh, and don't let the weather stop you, there are good rides to be had in winter. Have fun and again, welcome.
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    Welcome to the forum. Good to have you here.
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