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Old 12-14-07, 07:05 AM   #1
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Hello from New Orleans, LA

I'm a recent college grad who moved to New Orleans from Michigan to start their first full time job. I rode everywhere around school and I wanted to continue the trend. Currently I ride 1 mile to the ferry across the Mississippi, and then 10 more miles to work, 3-5 times a week. Sometimes I ride to night classes for another 10 miles one way. I love riding but most of my saddle time ends up being for transportation. I try to make it a workout though, 20 mph+.

I ride a 1972 french road bike (unknown brand), with mostly original components except for new wheels with a flip-flop hub. Its set up as a 52-16 singlespeed with chopped and flopped bars and a front brake. My stable also includes a 1980s Raleigh road bike (so friends can ride with me), a 2001 Gary Fisher Mt. Tam Disc, and a 1972 Italian road racer (probably a Masi) with full campy NR that was my father's racer in college and I restored 5 years ago. My tiny apartment is getting crowded.

I've been really impressed with the quality of the posters on these forums and cant wait to start participating!
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Old 12-14-07, 07:54 AM   #2
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Visit the C&V forum and post some pics. Some 70's French and Italian riders there. My current favorite ride is an early 70's Gitane TdF, mostly NR.

Welcome to BF. If you're interested in getting into racing check out the Tour de Louisiana.
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I'm a recent college grad who moved to New Orleans from Michigan to start their first full time job. I rode everywhere around school and I wanted to continue the trend. Currently I ride 1 mile to the ferry across the Mississippi, and then 10 more miles to work, 3-5 times a week. Sometimes I ride to night classes for another 10 miles one way. I love riding but most of my saddle time ends up being for transportation. I try to make it a workout though, 20 mph+.

I ride a 1972 french road bike (unknown brand), with mostly original components except for new wheels with a flip-flop hub. Its set up as a 52-16 singlespeed with chopped and flopped bars and a front brake. My stable also includes a 1980s Raleigh road bike (so friends can ride with me), a 2001 Gary Fisher Mt. Tam Disc, and a 1972 Italian road racer (probably a Masi) with full campy NR that was my father's racer in college and I restored 5 years ago. My tiny apartment is getting crowded.

I've been really impressed with the quality of the posters on these forums and can't wait to start participating!
And we can't wait to see photos over at C & V .

Welcome to BF!

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Welcome.. I'm originally from New Orleans and get back from time to time to visit family. Never rode there though. From what I remember, doesn't seem like the most cycle friendly place but that can be said for lots of places and people find a way. But pack a bag, load up the bike, and hit the Mississippi coast area for some great rides. Especially Bay St. Louis, Waveland. Beautiful rides there. Only an hour away.
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