Hello everyone -
I was told about Bike Forum by one of the members and joined because this seems like a very interesting place. I have recently restored a well-used 1986 Univega "Grand Tourismo" that I bought new around 1987 with the intention of a long-distance trip. I lived in El Sobrante, CA at the time and ended up not taking the tour, but riding that bike all over Contra Costa County, down the Peninsula, to the Central Valley, and around the San Juan Islands. Most of my trips were over night, or two-five days at the most. I moved to Eastern North Carolina and rode it all over there including the Outer Banks. I have been in Salt Lake for 10 years now, but haven't ridden the bike all that much - just around town and up and down City Creek once in a while.
I love to ride, but have to work too and that cuts into it some. I bought a new road bike - much faster and, somehow, more "fun," but it doesn't have soul the Univega has.
Nice to be here. I look forward to contributing...