Hello everyone! Love these forums so far.
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Alan Ebbert, 33, and I'm from White Bear Lake, MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities. After taking off a few years of serious cycling due to family priorities, I am back in the saddle. Prior to that I used to ride about 5000 miles a season during my 20s.
Now I am primarily a year-round commuter - just started winter biking this year. Does commuting happen to those of you with kids as well? Time is tough to come by these days, and my daily 22 mile round trip commute really helps both physically and mentally.
The IceBiking as it's better known is more fun that I ever imagined. Granted, we haven't had any considerable snow yet, 3/8 of an inch so far, but I'm looking forward to those challenges. As a matter of fact, studded tires are on the way.
I have oh, let me think here... 1, 2, 3...4 bikes....1996 Nishiki road bike, 2000 Cannondale M1000 MTB, 1993 Cannondale M700 MTB commuter, and a 2006 Klein Attitude MTB.
I look forward to exchanging knowledge with you folks. So far the Winter Biking forum has been a tremendous resource.
Click here for some pictures of my winter commuter.