I've been eager to start riding and now finally can here in Mad town. We've had 90+" of snow this winter, which makes my skinny road bike a bit treacherous to use in the winter (plus I don't like riding in bitter cold anyway). Well, most of the snow has finally melted and there are actually passable bike lanes again, which makes rush hour bike commuting much less hemmoroidally painful.
I've been on a late 70's - Early 80's Fuji road bike that was a Goodwill store find by a friend and was given to me. After a couple years of practically driving it into the ground (leaving it outside all winter, riding it with only 3 chainring bolts, among other things) I decided to give it some love and make it a ride worth my posterior. I hauled it out of the basement (i finally kept it inside this winter!), and replaced the old wheels, new brakes, fenders, handlebars, and a few other things. I'm very new to fixing up bikes, but i found it to be a frequently tedious and frustrating process, yet rewarding.
It is my main commuting bike (~3.5mi one-way) and I think it will serve me much better to that end than the beater it once was. Glad to be here on this forum, and love to hear from you, even if all you want to do is call me a ******bag.