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    Senior Member urbanplanner19's Avatar
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    introductions, so cal rider

    i doubt that anyone would take time to read this, but because i got a friendly auto-response encouraging me to do so, i thought i'd give it a go.

    i'm a grad student at ucla in the urban planning department. i've had a long fascination with cycling and the culture around it, and now i find myself teetering on the edge of joining. i also have a strong distaste for cars and for the american community that has been built to cater to their economically and environmentally (and community-wise) unfriendly ways.

    i decided that the last thing academia (and the rest of the real world) needs is another hypocrite, someone advocating a lifestyle without actually doing it. so i'm attempting to do it. i just bought a bike, (fuji track '06, 61cm) as i'm somewhat charmed by the simplicity and aesthetics of the fixed gear. i'm putting my car up for sale as soon as i pick up my bike. i'm really looking forward to learning a lot from your experiences. thanks.

    i'll probably lurk here for a while until i feel prompted to act otherwise. i'd love to hear from you if you are so inclined.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanplanner19
    i doubt that anyone would take time to read this, but because i got a friendly auto-response encouraging me to do so, i thought i'd give it a go.

    i'm a grad student at ucla in the urban planning department. i've had a long fascination with cycling and the culture around it, and now i find myself teetering on the edge of joining. i also have a strong distaste for cars and for the american community that has been built to cater to their economically and environmentally (and community-wise) unfriendly ways.

    i decided that the last thing academia (and the rest of the real world) needs is another hypocrite, someone advocating a lifestyle without actually doing it. so i'm attempting to do it. i just bought a bike, (fuji track '06, 61cm) as i'm somewhat charmed by the simplicity and aesthetics of the fixed gear. i'm putting my car up for sale as soon as i pick up my bike. i'm really looking forward to learning a lot from your experiences. thanks.

    i'll probably lurk here for a while until i feel prompted to act otherwise. i'd love to hear from you if you are so inclined.
    Welcome to the forum!
    So you'tr ine of them "Fixie" riders, eh? Cool! Definitely check out our SoCal in the regional subforums, then we have the SS/Fixed Gear subforum. I'm a member of several forums and BF seems to be the friendliest!
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    Welcome to the biking community....

    I hope that you enjoy the change in lifestyle and join us on some rides!
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