Hi, there --
I've lurked around bikeforums for a couple of years, but I finally decided to register so my girlfriend will stop giving me a hard time about not being able to see the images in the links she sends me! Well, it's also a pretty handy resource.
I've been a mountain biker and road rider on and off since 1990 or so... have been car-free for the last few years, so I guess I'm a utility cyclist as well. I'm currently more into mountain biking than road riding, although it swings back and forth, I guess. Portland isn't exactly a Mecca for off-road riders, especially if you don't have a car... I really like being able to ride to a trailhead, and that makes my options pretty limited around here. Wish they would open up some actual singletrack in Forest Park.
- Merlin Fortius road bike, all Campy Centaur
- Klein Attitude mountain bike, kind of a Frankenbike, with mostly lightweight XC gear, but a big ol' Fox Talus 32 freeride-ish fork.
- Voodoo Bizango for fast city riding, with dirt drops, skinny tires, and eggbeaters
- Xtracycle (Interloc Tempest) for hauling large amounts of beer, kitty litter, and bike parts!
Anyway, nice to meet you!