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Old 08-23-06, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hi from Chicago!

I'm so glad I've found this forum - I was directed here by a link in the <http://chicago_bike.livejournal.com">Chicago Biking</a> forum on Livejournal - the discussion about the Chicago Sun-Times letter to the editor complaining about cyclists.

Anyway, I'm from Chicago (as the thread title might indicate). I live on the north side, and work downtown as a network engineer for a large bank. I bike to work about once a week, although I'm working hard to try to slowly get that up to every day - I rode yesterday, and I plan to ride tomorrow.

In addition to my "commuting", I also enjoy recreational cycling along the lakefront here in the city - as long as it's at the right times to avoid all the pedestrians down by the beach I'm cycling for three reasons:

1) It's a helluva lot of fun
2) I actually get to and from work faster on my bike than I do on the L
3) I'm trying to lose weight before my wedding in May of next year

I also love improv, swing dancing, and my awesome Sheltie named Scout.
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Old 08-23-06, 02:59 PM   #2
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My welcoming you is predicated on whether you love west coast swing or east coast swing. Choose wisely.
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Old 08-23-06, 03:41 PM   #3
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Actually, I love the lindy hop, so neither
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Awesome my man, I'm glad you've chosen to not contribute to the cancer cloud in the mornings. Hope you enjoy yourself here, welcome.
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Well that's ok then. Welcome to BF!
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hey there -

I'm new to Chicago, new to this forum - commute downtown on my bike and just happen to be a lindy hopper as well... you're in good company!
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