Just found this place, and I thought I'd say hello. I'm an Army Officer currently stationed at Fort Hood, TX. I'll be heading out to Fort Gordon, GA soon however.
VERY new to bicycling. Haven't really done it since I was a kid, but I did a lot of reading on it while deployed, and thought I'd start to give it a try. Picked up a 21 speed Goodwill mountain bike with Shimano gears (I know, doesn't mean much) and had the LBS tune it up. Has fairly tready (knobby?) tires on it right now, but I may get my LBS to put some smoother road tires on it. Don't know if that will make much difference, cause the hills around here are KILLING me.
I'd like to go to a one car family (me, the Wif, 1 DD, and 1 unknown on the way). But that is a slow process.
I am considering taking apart a cheap electric scooter to add an electrical assist, but that has to wait until the charger comes in so I can see if the components are worth the trouble. We'll See!
Right now not biking to work (Yay Leave!). Two HUGE hills in the middle of a 14 mile RT commute are killing my spirit, but we'll see.
Well, this was a lot longer then I thought it would be. Thanks for making your way through it. Have a good Ride!