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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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    1st Day Check-in

    Hi All!

    Joey from New Orleans here.

    Next April I hit 50 years of age.

    Been biking since, well, can't remember. Not 'cause I'm old! My folks tell me they started me on a trike at age 3. Got serious at age 15. Been fast ever since.

    No car for 19 years. Didn't use them much when I had one.

    Current commute is 17 miles each way minimum. It involves bike paths and fast and furious riding through the concrete "jungle". Commute on the road bike takes 50 to 55 minutes door to door.

    Favorite bike this week: Vintage Miyata road bike circa 1990.
    Other Bikes: Surly Pugsley 2006 and a Converted Marin Pine Mountain (to Touring Bike) from 1990 as well (It was a very good year).
    Also: Joe Breeze Itzy flolding 1-speeder.

    I work at Bicycle Michael's in the Bywater section of the city.

    Nothing against fixies here - I'm into gears and brakes. I ride as fast as I can pretty much all the time.

    I am happy to be here at BikeForum. Looks like a cool place.

    Cheers!

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    Welcome from someone else with no need for a car.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Can't ride enough! Da Tinker's Avatar
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    Howdy! I have been known to lurk around Bicycle Michael's myself, even bought a Fuji there.
    Happiness begins with facing life with a smile & a wink.

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    Hi Joey, it sounds as if you could have an almost never ending supply of vintage steel to show off to us over at Classic & Vintage .

    Don't be shy about posting, we'd love to see the current ride .

    Welcome to BF!

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    Hi JoeyBike - Nice to see you here on Bike Forums! You and the folks at Bicycle Michaels have given me excellent service in recent months -- two single-speed conversions. Those new Sevens hanging behind the counter have me drooling. See you soon, Jethro

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    Welcome to Bikeforums! I always go to Bicycle Michaels to buy parts to keep my vintage bicycles moving, espically my roadster. Things that stump other shops you guys actually know what I am talking about.

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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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    Thanks for the kind welcome everyone!

    -Joey

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    I ride as fast as I can pretty much all the time.
    I think you'll fit in well here, Joey! Welcome to BikeForums!

    ... Brad

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