50/50 Road/eBike Commuter
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Specialized Sirrus, Brompton
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Hello from Northwest Indiana
Hello everyone. I've been biking since I was a young lad, but nothing serious. Currently I am riding my bike (a Mongoose SX 4.3) more again and loving it. My riding is in a suburban area. My bike is probably not the best type for this but when I bought it around 8 years ago I didn't give it much thought, it was just the type of bike the neighborhood kids bought, we did bike on a "trail" that runs through the city but it is actually a paved road that replaced railroad tracks, not very rough and certainly not mountanous
. The bike is suiting me well enough for now (maybe I haven't tried anything better yet), but maybe later if I continue to bike more as I hope to I'll buy something more suited for my purposes.
Currently I am biking for practical reasons and of course for the exercise, and also to be more environmentally-friendly (vs. driving). Wish more people would do the same. My current goal is to bike to and from work, unfortunately I work rotating plus double shifts and consider night riding too dangerous I can only do this at most about 25% of the time. Hopefully I'll get a straight day-shift job sometime and be able to commute with my bike much more. Currently I am putting together a kit to carry on my bike for basic emergency repairs and injuries which is how I ended up here, have a question about frame-mounted pumps but that's for another forum.
I work as an electronic repairman for Mittal Steel.