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Old 05-22-07, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hello people :)

Hi!

I'm a student at a junior college and live in California. I have loved cycling ever since I was a kid, though I never REALLY did it for fun. It was always a great way of getting to and from wherever I went back then.

I stopped riding for a long while after I got a car. But with all of the headaches that cars can be, I'm seriously considering giving them up, and going everywhere by bike and public transportation.

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a simple and cheap mountain bike, put a nice seat on it, fixed up the gears and brakes, and started riding it to get back in shape. The years of sitting in a car (well just sitting anywhere really) have caught up to me a little.

I started riding to and from school. It made me realize how much of the world I had been missing from the driver's seat. And there's no worry about finding a parking spot!

Anyway, I'm glad to slowly be making my way back into the cycling world!

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Old 05-22-07, 01:19 PM   #2
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Hello Dance, are you Northern or Southern California? The Northern California folks are some of my favourite people here (especially if you ever develop a fancy for classic & vintage steel!).

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Old 05-22-07, 01:22 PM   #3
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Thanks East Hill! I'm a Bay Area girl. I used to live in San Mateo, on the Peninsula. Right now I'm living near Fresno though, and I'm pretty sure that's close to...Middle California?
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Oh, no doubt! Fresno is too hot for me, all the Central Valley seems to be like a furnace no matter when I've been down there. I grew up in San Jose, lived in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol--just another reason why I have a soft spot for the Northern California folks.

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Yes, it's way too hot...I'll be out of here next year, and I'm thinking about going up to Portland, OR. I love the rain, and I think the weather will suit me nicely.

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Hi, Dance. Portland can never have enough bikey people. Welcome.
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