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    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ esbelch32's Avatar
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    hello from Germany

    Greetings folks-

    I am an American living in Germany. Recently bought a Cannondale F5, which I ride on the weekends with my family, and also ride to/from work on during the week. I haven't been riding regularly for years, and even when I did, it was on a cheapo bike that I picked up at a yard sale. Well, it worked for me back then...but the bike I have now I LOVE.

    My wife really got me into buying a new bike. She has been using riding as a fitness component in her workouts for about a year, and had recently upgraded from a Kent to Trek. Thanks and great idea hon!

    Anyways, I have lurked the last couple of weeks and figured I'd make an intro post. Lot's of great info here, looking forward to being part of the community.



    Dahnke!

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    Hello esbelch32, I take it that you and your wife go riding together then? It's always nice when your spouse enjoys cycling--it's not nearly so hard to justify the purchase of more essentials.

    What are you doing in Germany? Is this a permanent relocation?

    Welcome to BF!

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    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ esbelch32's Avatar
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    Thanks EH. Yes, we do ride together on the weekends, with our 2 boys (7 and 9). Of course, with those 2 little dudes, the stops are frequent (they have to check out any bugs/critters/bigfoot tracks/etc).

    I am in the Army and was assigned here in DEC 04...we should be heading back to the States this DEC, but we may be extended til July. It would be better for the boys to finish their school year here, I think.
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    Yes, if the army is going to extend your service, you may as well have the lads finish off their school year there. It's disruptive enough being in the service without having to worry about schooling.

    Critters, bugs, and bigfoot tracks are great things! I still have not found any Sasquatch tracks here in the Pacific Northwest, but I am always looking .

    Do you know where you will be assigned when you return?

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    I actually put in for a voluntary extension. We'll see how it goes. I am not on assignment yet (for next duty station), but I volunteered for Louisiana. Hoping for that, or maybe North Carolina.

    Yep, it's awesome seeing the boy's on their 'explorations'..lol. My wife and I hope that biking is something we can continue to do as a family for years to come. So far so good, the boys always have a blast!
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    Good luck to you getting posted to where you'd like to be, and don't be shy about posting .

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