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Old 07-25-07, 07:35 PM   #1
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Glad to be on a bike again

Hi ! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Liesl and I live in Hartland Michigan. I am married and have 4 kids ranging in ages from 10 to 2. Yesterday I bought a Chariot bike trailer ( for our 40 pound 2 yr old) and I got myself a Trek Navigator bike. I used to ride road bikes and touring bikes
( I am looking to sell my 1986 Nishiki Riviera - probably needs to be posted somewhere else). We went for a ride and it was fabulous. We started riding as a family this summer with out 10 year old and 6 year old riding their own bikes, our 4 year old on a ride along bike and we used to have the 2 year old in a bike seat and it was horrendous! He would fall asleep and be all hunched over or lift up my shirt in the back or tickle me, and the bike I had him on was an old Murray from who knows what year so needless to say tonights ride felt like heaven. We have been doing the Metropark loops and the kids have been keeping up fabulously. I'm probably not up to the level of most of the people here but I love reading the posts. We are gearing up for a vacation in Mackinac so if anyone knows of good rides up there please pass the information on to me - rides of approx. 10-12 miles would be great as the kids can handle that as their max. I look forward to being a member of the bike forums.
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Old 07-25-07, 08:01 PM   #2
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Welcome. I'm familiar with your neck of the woods. My great grandpa had a cottage in Brighton.
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Hello Liesl, Welcome to Bike Forums.

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Well allow me to be the first Michigander to welcome you to the forums. I live in Clinton Township, right off the MUP on 16 Mile Rd. Chances are I've likely seen you in some of the Metro Parks.
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Thank you for the fine welcome - my dad and I just picked up an Electra Townie for my mom - her balance isn't the best but she has been anxious to get a bike. The flat foot technology looks like it will suit her to a tee. It's really pretty too it's the Hawaii version in black and white and we're giving it to her as a suprise tonight - my 4 kids are so excited - I hope they don't spill the beans! We'll be at the Kensington Metropark this weekend so she can break it in perhaps I will see some of you there!
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Do you have any pics of the Nishiki Riviera? I'd love to see it!
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Sorry it has been so long to get back - we have just gotten back from taking a biking vacation to Mackinaw City and we rode around the island twice- even the kids on their tiny bikes with 16 inch wheels! That's 16 miles and boy were they tired! No I don't have pictures but if someone could tell me how to do it I will gladly take some and send them your way. It is cherry red and has been hanging in my garage since I've had kids - so ten years! I got it as a graduation gift from my parents in 1986 and I cherished it - but we now do most of our biking on dirt roads and that bike was not made for that.
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Hello Liesl, there's a thread way down at the bottom of the main page that explains how to put in a photo (in the forums suggestions, How to post a picture.), but first things first--if you don't already have a photo hosting account, such as photobucket or flickr, you should sign up for a free account.

Then, when you've got your photos uploaded to your host, copy the url, click on the little yellow button with mountains and sun (when you do a reply/post), and past the url into the box which appears. I usually do a preview of the post to make certain that I've done it correctly .

If you need any more help, feel free to send me a PM.

I'll be looking forward to seeing your graduation present--it sounds like my kind of bike!

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