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    Hello from central FL

    I found these forums a couple weeks ago while searching for any fellow cyclists in my area, then I finally joined yesterday when I needed help figuring out a headset issue.

    I am 21 years old, and I've been into cycling since I was about 13. It's always been more of a hobby/utility sort of thing... I never got into competition and thus never saw the point of having fancy, expensive equipment. I tend to prefer the older technologies and vintage bikes, since it's what I've always dealt with. I especially like fixed-gear bikes, something I first tried a few years ago when I found the parts at a co-op, and I built a conversion out of an old Huffy frame. Now I have a much better Fuji conversion, along with an old Raleigh 3-speed.

    I live in Wauchula, FL right now, having just recently moved back down here from Tallahassee when I finished college. Up there, I got many of my friends into cycling and was the resident bike mechanic among my circle, though I had only recently started to find many other fellow bike geeks.

    Down here in central Florida it's a wasteland, though. I don't know anybody else who rides a bike regularly... a few weekenders on Walmart MTBs but nobody else who's car-free and certainly no other fixed gears. There isn't even a decent bike shop within about 50 miles.

    So here I am. If I can't find anyone local to share my interest, I'll entertain myself online.

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Oh, you know you will be swamped with people now .

    Umm, if you like vintage bikes, please bring pictures with you when you visit the Classic & Vintage forum.

    If you need entertainment from fellow cyclists, just head to Foo (can't get any better than that ).

    Welcome to BF!

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    Hi "we". I know exactly where you are. I'm originally from Orlando and my aunt lived in Wauchula all her life. Podunk is a pretty good description. It's also the kind of place I'd like to retire in (in a couple of years), as long as there's a good riding group.

    You'll find there are a few BF members in stretch of coast between Tampa and Fort Myers. You may have to drive a few miles but they're a good group.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

    If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on. -- Lance Armstrong

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    Welcome, the royal "we"!

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    Senior Member BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
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    Bradenton Florida here.......PM me if youre ever near me and wanna ride Fixed/SS
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    Hey, bud... I'm over in Bradenton, too. I love ridin' the Pinellas Trail or Myakka State Park. Let me know if you wanna go ridin' some time.

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