Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: New and amused!

  1. #1
    under the helmet
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Canada, Alberta, in a small hick town!
    My Bikes
    i HAD a norco katmandu
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New and amused!

    My sister is going to have fit when i tell her about this site! <3

    Any-who, i just signed up! im from Canada, Alberta, and live in a fairly small town. i HAD a Norco Katmandu but it was stolen today. thats actually how i found this site! i was bummed out and wanted to find someone who i could connect to!

    i started riding when i was around 12. i tried to learn how to ride before that but im a bit of a klutz who hates pain so the 1st 100 times i fell of my bike i decided that biking wasn't the thing for me... thankfully the bunch of times i whacked myself on the head falling off the bike knocked some sense into me and i figured out that biking was fun! minus the falling down part.

    i don't have my license so now riding is the only way i get around! i love it though!

  2. #2
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Slow-Jo, it's great to know that you kept plugging away at the bike riding...I think I would have been discouraged around the 99th time of falling off, but you are obviously more pain tolerant than I am .

    How miserable that someone would steal your Katmandu , but it does give you an excuse to get another, better bike .

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill
    Last edited by East Hill; 11-26-07 at 12:20 PM.
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  3. #3
    Ranzak
    Guest

    Welcome

    Welcome and I am sorry to hear about your loss. I had two bikes stolen when I was a teenager. When I moved to this neighborhood my car was stolen out of my carport, so I keep my bikes inside!

  4. #4
    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    YEG
    My Bikes
    See my sig...
    Posts
    26,937
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Hey...I am in Canada Alberta too !

    Welcome to BF...it's a pretty great place but I have to warn you to stay out of Foo as it can be a life changing experience.


  5. #5
    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well! New & amused --- I've been car-free for many years and .... do enjoy it.

    Congrats on finding our site!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    south jersey
    Posts
    1,206
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    welcome!
    sorry to hear about your loss, i still miss my 1972 atala, but have replaced it with newer memories....
    anyway, glad you found this site and look forward to reading your posts!
    t

  7. #7
    Senior Member mulchie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi!
    That's a great story about your learning to ride. Anything gained through that much pain and frustration is a heck of a bonding experience! Way to go! Welcome aboard and have fun on your (soon to be obtained?) new bike.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Nightbiker in the wilds...
    Giant FCR-1W
    Raleigh M-20

  8. #8
    bac
    bac is offline
    Senior Member bac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    Too many to list!
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Slow-Jo View Post
    thankfully the bunch of times i whacked myself on the head falling off the bike knocked some sense into me and i figured out that biking was fun! minus the falling down part.
    I think we all can relate! Welcome to BikeForums!

    ... Brad

  9. #9
    under the helmet
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Canada, Alberta, in a small hick town!
    My Bikes
    i HAD a norco katmandu
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for the warm support guys!
    me and my sister are already trying to find me another bike. its no real rush though because i usually dont bike during the winter. most of the drivers around where i live are scary on a good day, so i dont like to chance it on a snowy icy day :S

    as for poor Ranzak, stole your car too! wow! you live in one mean place!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •