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Old 06-07-07, 02:11 PM   #1
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Kirk Turtle says "Hey"

Been perusing the forums for a while.
I finally got around to registering.
God has blessed me with a great wife and two fantastic sons.
We live in a small town, pop 3300, in West Central Illinois. The area is sometimes cynically referred to by locals as "Forgotonia".
I work here as well as live here so communting is very easy. In fact, I often ride the bike home on my lunch hour.
I've never been a very serious rider, but am beginning to feel more and more compelled to spend more time in the saddle. I mean I enjoy it, and there are health benefits to consider as well. (I'm 38, and could be considered a Shetland Clydsdale. My Dad has had a miriad of physical problems, and I know some of them are related to being overweight, so I need to address my own weight or look forward to problems similar to his.)
Lessee...
Very active in Church and since my sons are involved, I've been a willing volunteer for the scouts.
I'm a long time fan of the Andy Griffith show, which of course means Malcom Merriwether is one of my heroes.

That's it. Hope to become familiar with everyone.
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Old 06-07-07, 02:24 PM   #2
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Welcome Kirk Turtle. I am 42 and have the same blessings, except I live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas and cannot ride to work.

Cycling has lowered my weight and blood pressure and helps me to keep sane.

Earnest T. Bass is my favorite.

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Old 06-07-07, 02:48 PM   #3
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Ernest T was in only 5 episodes, but they were doozies.
If he had a bike, maybe he wouldn't have had a desire to "hermittize" himself.

Thanks for the welcome
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Old 06-07-07, 03:01 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums Kirk.

Commuting by bike is great, isn't it? I've been doing it for four years now....awesome break from the daily rush.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:55 PM   #5
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Hello Kirk Turtle, not only are you blessed with a great wife and two fantastic sons, but you've obviously got a wonderful sense of humour.

I hope you'll display more of that in the Commuting forum as we could always use some laughs over there .

Welcome to BF!

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