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Old 03-12-08, 05:04 PM   #1
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Greetings from thawed out SW Ohio

Hello all. I have been riding for 41 years but I am new to this forum. I have no questions but have many answers and I hope that my experience will be an asset to this forum. So, it is off to the mechanical section to see what confusion I can sow.

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Hi kdelong, I can tell you are off to a flying start here . But hey, what kind of riding do you do, and what bikes have you got?

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Hello from another SW Ohio member.

It's great to know spring is just around the corner and we can get back to more outdoor riding.
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Hello East Hill. I'm pretty much a dedicated roadie and/or paved trail rider, but I do occasionally dust off my old Mongoose for a MTB ride. I only ride recreationally as I don't have the time to train for racing. I rode in local races for three years in the 1980's. I was in the Navy, on shore duty in Norfolk, and had plenty of time to train. I only own five bikes. I have a 2003 Raleigh Competition racing bike (my primary ride), a 1984 Raleigh Super Course which was my racing bike in Virginia (it rarely gets ridden and pretty much gets a rebuild after each time I ride it, it's my baby), a 1988 Univega Viva Sport that I built up with a complete Shimano 600 Group, and a 1979 Raleigh Grand Prix that I salvaged out of a junk pile (it was involved in an accident that slightly wrinkled the down tube. It is really a handful to ride but also quite fun at the same time. It is currently completely disassembled an I am hoping to order some new decals for it. I found a source but they are closed until April). My old Mongoose is a 1994 2.0 SX. It is a hardtail, not very exciting but it gets me where I want to go. I have to do a lot of touching up the finish as I loaned it to my nephew and he returned it a little worse for wear.

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Spring is here! (well, almost)

Hi Beverly. I'm looking forward to more warm days. Hey, I love the Montgomery Bike Trail System and the connections to the Little Miami Trail System. I prefer the trails unless I am way out in the country with little traffic. I am a little too cautious when I ride with trucks and cars.

Where do you ride? Do you ride with a club? I am pretty much a solo rider right now but I would like to join a group before the summer is over.
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Hello East Hill. I'm pretty much a dedicated roadie and/or paved trail rider, but I do occasionally dust off my old Mongoose for a MTB ride. I only ride recreationally as I don't have the time to train for racing. I rode in local races for three years in the 1980's. I was in the Navy, on shore duty in Norfolk, and had plenty of time to train. I only own five bikes. I have a 2003 Raleigh Competition racing bike (my primary ride), a 1984 Raleigh Super Course which was my racing bike in Virginia (it rarely gets ridden and pretty much gets a rebuild after each time I ride it, it's my baby), a 1988 Univega Viva Sport that I built up with a complete Shimano 600 Group, and a 1979 Raleigh Grand Prix that I salvaged out of a junk pile (it was involved in an accident that slightly wrinkled the down tube. It is really a handful to ride but also quite fun at the same time. It is currently completely disassembled an I am hoping to order some new decals for it. I found a source but they are closed until April). My old Mongoose is a 1994 2.0 SX. It is a hardtail, not very exciting but it gets me where I want to go. I have to do a lot of touching up the finish as I loaned it to my nephew and he returned it a little worse for wear.

How about you and your riding? Have you been a BF Member long?
Oh, another C & V fan! Been a member since 2005, but was lurking and reading for almost a year prior to taking the plunge .

What do I ride? Well, if you go to the link for the VBLF in my signature, you can see most of my rides .

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