Hi all. My name is Brad, I'm 19, and I live in Murfreesboro, TN, USA. The 'boro, as we call it here, is about 30 mi. south of Nashville. It's a pretty cool little town, which happens to have a state u of about 23k kids.
I've been riding bikes of different sorts since I was about 8 or 9, but haven't actually ridden one recently since I was about 16. I rode a Wal-Mart bike, singlespeed with a *****in' coaster brake for a few years, and then got into BMX when I was about 12. This led to freestyle, which led to flatland, where I found my home. I rode a highly modified Mongoose freestyle bike from about 13-16. I was pretty alright. Then it got stolen one day outside my school. And I hadn't ridden since then.
Having moved to go to college here about a year ago now, I'd been looking for quite awhile into getting something cheaper to move around than my Jeep (which gets about 11mpg ). I decided on biking, since we have a halfway decent amount of sidewalks around here, and I don't ever have to travel super far on a regular basis. Got a couple old bikes from my dad... both had dérailleur issues, which led me to Google, which led me to here, where I've been lurking for maybe a month and a half or so.
I'm now converting an old Schwinn LeTour (blue, maybe '68 or so) that I picked up on the cheap from a friend's dad to fixed (with a flip-flop). I've always enjoyed re-building bikes and cars, and restoration. So it's been pretty fun poking around on here looking at builds and drooling over the fully carbons and so on.
Not sure if anyone is on here from the Nashville area, but if so, gimme a holler. I'd love to go on a ride.