Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes: Surly Pacer, Surly Karate Monkey
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Cheers from the UK
I'm a yank originally from the Chicago area, but my work brings me to the UK. I've been here for two years and I'm hoping to stay for a bit longer. Married with no fetuses.
Cycling? Well, I was into mountain biking while I lived in the western US. I then moved to the St. Louis area. They have some OK trails, but I was too spoiled by the west, so I traded the mountain bike for a Surly Pacer, which is set up as a sport-touring bike. I enjoyed the road riding out there and I even managed to complete a century.
Now I'm in the UK and I haven't done much road riding out here. There's some great country, but the roads can be very scary to ride on. So I am holding on to the road bike and I recently got back into mountain biking. I have a single speed fetish, so I built up a Surly Karate Monkey with old and new mountain bike parts. The thing is sweet and a joy to ride.
Why join bikeforums? I just want to chat bikes and whatever else comes up.