Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South West Ohio
Bikes: 2003 Raleigh Competition, 1988 Univega Viva Sport, 1984 Raleigh Super Course, 1976 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1992 Mongoose 2.0 SX MTB
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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?