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    Newbie CheekyMonkey's Avatar
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    Helloooooooooo from the city of brotherly love!

    Hi! I'm new to this forum. I live in Philadelphia, and ride to work every day, and now that the summer is here, I'm exploring the parks and trails around Philly.

    I ride a Fuji Absolute DX hybrid, right now. I bought it after someone stole my beloved 11-year-old Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike off my porch, last fall

    It's ok. Not very speedy, though. But comfortable. It's still got the original skinny road tires on it. So I don't do much off-road (unless you count the pot-hole marked wreckage that passes for streets in Philadelphia!)

    I'm getting a single-speed road bike from a guy that builds bikes as a hobby, later this week..... and I'm going to ride that for a while 'til I can fashion a flip-flop hub and then switch over to riding a fixed gear.

    I'm totally excited about a single-speed! I really want to ride fixed..... to try to discipline myself and get into better cycling shape. So I'll get there, little by little.

    Unfortunately, academic research doesn't pay as well as you would think so I'll have to save up and build my dream bike little by little. I haven't done much tinkering with bicycles. I usually just take it to the shop and leave it to the pros. But I'd really like to know more about the mechanics of what I ride.... it's an educational process, for certain!

    I've been riding on and off since my dad took the training wheels off Old Red and gave the back of my saddle that final fateful shove. I've loved bicycling ever since: as a leisure hobby, as a way to push myself to get in shape, and as a GREAT way to get around town without hopping in my gas-guzzler. Hell, even when I didn't have a bicycle, I went to spinning classes at my gym!

    I'm sorta new to Philly - been here about a year and a half. I'd love to find a local bicycling club, or something. And if anybody has advice on rides in the PA/Jersey/Delaware area, I'd love to hear about new places to explore!

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hello CheekyMonkey, you should wander over to the regional forums to check out the Philiadelphia local action.

    Also, come visit the Commuting forum and share some tales.

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill
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    Welcome to the forums from a fellow Keystoner (Western PA though)!

    ... Brad

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