Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Bikes: '84 Centurion Accordo RS, '06 Gary Fisher Marlin, '06 Schwinn Fastback 27, '06 Litespeed Teramo
Hello from Sunnyvale, CA
Hi guys and gals.
I've been lurking around here for the past few months and I have to say that this has got to be the most informative place I've seen. I've just started riding again after a very long 13 year break. I used to be in the military and ride around the base perimeter 3 times a week, about 8 miles. After I left I've been pretty inactive after I discovered the wonders of computers and its games
. I gained approx. 40 lbs of blubber
and I have no idea how to lose it because of a recent back injury. Can't run, can't lift weights. What is a guy to do?
Until one day a coworker of mine asked me to accompany him to a local LBS and and thats when I caught the bike bug again. All those shiny new toys
. I bought me a GF Marlin just this August and I've been riding at least 3 times a week to work and going on trail rides within Black Diamond Mines in Antioch, CA. I still cant pedal up most those hills, hence my name
. Then last month I picked up a very well preserved(read hardly used) '84 Centurion Accordo RS road bike from my boss for $50. I have since substituted that for the Marlin for my commute.
Thanks for the great read(s). I've picked up a lot from you guys and hopefully I'll be contributing my own very soon. Peace.