Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Holland, MI
Bikes: Bridgestone 300 - original owner.
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Howdy from Holland, MI
Hey All -
Just joined to nose around a little. I'm a self-employed web developer and live in Holland, MI.
I've been getting back into biking a bit lately and the archives of these forums helped me decide to keep the bike I bought new 22 years ago - a Bridgestone 300. I rode the bike semi-seriously for 2 years then parked it, college and marriage came up and the bike hung on the wall of my parents barn until this year. I pulled it down with the intent of selling it for a cheap comfort bike, but after putting air in the tires and riding it a bit (and reading about the renewed interest in these bikes) I decided to keep it and upgrade it a bit.
Anyway - here's a pic of it out of the barn and cleaned up:
And with some new components:
And here's what got us interested in biking - my main interest is 60's era Jeeps, and I have this matching Jeep trailer that we use for camping. This year I built a bike rack for it - setup such that I can put all 4 family bikes up on top and still use the body of the trailer for camping gear (pay no attention to the bike on the trailer - it went back to Walmart...oh and the Jeep isn't yet on the road so the trusty station wagon gets pulling duty...
We're hoping to take the bikes along on some camping trips, and also do some day-trips to the local rails to trails places. We've done a bit and have really enjoyed it.
Now....hoping I can find some bike path waypoints for the GPS and also source a trunk bag for my rear rack...