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Old 11-21-02, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hello! (New Member)

Hi all! I just discovered this forum, joined, now thought I would introduce myself.

I've been riding my bike to work for the past 7 months, initially save the km's on my car (more on that latter) and some cash, but now I am totally hooked! One of my favorite parts of my day is now getting too and from work. I love the feeling of freedom that comes from biking, I love the air, smells, sky above, etc, I reallllly love the looks on motorists faces as they see me riding beside them through the rain, snow, wind, etc.

I'm currently contemplating going carless, problem being I freeking love my car. It's not a "ordinary" car, rather a kick arse sports machine, a 93 Toyota MR2 Turbo. I want to keep it but the expense of owning a car that you don't drive very often is kinda annoying. Sports cars are a fun, but expensive hobby. I love autox racing and it is something I don't want to give up. So I'm going to be thinking about what to do this winter (ya can't sell a sports car in the middle of winter in Canada!), keep the car and ride my crappy old mtn bike daily for another year, sell the car bank some $ and buy a nice new Rocky Moutain Fusion.

If any of you are from, or are familiar with, Saskatchewan, you'll know I have a tough winter ahead of me. I've got some decent clothing (although I need something good for my feet, any recomendations?) and a set of studded tires that work like magic on packed snow and ice. I'm looking forward to the challenge, and I'm looking forward to the looks on my coworkers faces when they come in on that first snowy -30C morning to see me and my bike already at my desk!

Cheers all! Enjoy the trip!

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Old 11-21-02, 04:03 PM   #2
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Doh, just realized this should have gone in the intro forum.

Feel free to move it!
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Old 11-26-02, 04:47 PM   #3
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Welcome KrisA, and stay warm out there!
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Old 12-10-02, 12:55 AM   #4
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Hey, welcome to the forum. The next time my friends call me insane for riding in the rain when its 7C I'll feel like a sissy.

Then again I think they have more of a problem with my only wearing shorts and a light t-shirt at the time . . ..

Good luck with your car decision.
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Old 12-10-02, 11:59 AM   #5
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Hi KrisA and welcome.

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Then again I think they have more of a problem with my only wearing shorts and a light t-shirt at the time . . . .
Shorts and a T-shirt in 45 degree weather???
I must be a real wuss. I'd be wearing tights, long-sleeve jersey, and rain gear.
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Old 12-10-02, 06:08 PM   #6
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I wear my bike short sleeve jersey and my tight pants. Its in around freezing here.
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Old 12-10-02, 07:29 PM   #7
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Dont you just love it when your co-workers say you are crazy!!!
I especially like when someone calls in to say they aren't coming to work because of snow and then they are told that Don is here after riding his bike for 12 miles.
We year round riders are truly a weird lot.
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Greetings KrisA
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