Hi Im from the NW corner of Arkansas in the town of Rogers, been here 27 years and Im 53 so thats almost half of my life.Im a cuban natural of Basque descend.
I ride a R300 Raliegh do fully loaded tours of 3 weeks and bunches of overnighters guerilla campings rides on it, got small gears yet I live in a hilly country(Ouch!!!) But keep me in shape and ready for an upgrade.
Start touring as a child back in Cuba to a Bible camp outside Havana with the boys of a Baustist Seminar nex to my house, in an single speed bike made in China to big for me, from there I discover that can go far away places in a bike.
Ive see very little of you guys around here and I dont know why is that, this place IMO is very nice to ride. In the 90s I stop a 78 years old man who was riding from Indiana to Arizona (If remember right) in a single speed, he told me that he was doing this ride for many years to go see hes son and that was he last year and that he wanted to do it in that single speed crusier, can you belive?
Ive do MTBiking alot around here but I havent done it an few years.
And yes I keep a cigar in my panniers at all times. I enjoy take a dip an a creek, lake , river, etc after a good ride, pich my tent, cook , eat my dinner and laid back and lisen my shortwave radio when I smoke my cigar!!!! So you see ciclistas come in many diferent forms and shapes!!! :=>
Paramount series 3 PDG 1993 Made in Japan
Cannondale Silk Trail (Police bike)
Specialized Rockhopper Ultra (No shocks absor.)
Columbia single speed crusier restored from the 50s era.
Folding bike of some sort (Old one) some one paint it over.