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    Metalhead
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    Greetings from Iowa City

    I'm Jesse from Iowa City, Iowa. I'm 24 and recently graduated college from the U of I, last May. I mainly ride a fixed gear...and old fuji with 48x16 gearing. This Saturday I'm getting a Surly Steamroller with 48x17 gearing, brakeless. I live car free and it rules. I wouldn't say that my life is entirely car-free as I do get rides with people occasionally to places out of town or whatever. But I don't own a car. I actually tried it out for about 2 or 3 months and hated it...too much responsibility, too much to worry about, too much money wasted on gas and maintenance. So there you have it. Live the simple life.

    Zim Zam?!


    -Jesse

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Welcome Jesse. I know we have at least one other member here that lives in Iowa City. Congrats on the new Surly.
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    Junior Member jordanb450's Avatar
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    I am also in Iowa City, though currently attending the UofI. Congrats on being car-free

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    Metalhead
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    Thanks, it's the wave of the future...although I feel cars can be a good thing we just haven't found the answer in terms of the right fuel yet.

    Jordan, what do you study at the U?
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    How many cars would be sold, I wonder, if they advertised just the wrecks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Welcome Jesse. I know we have at least one other member here that lives in Iowa City. Congrats on the new Surly.
    Yeah, bt i'm movin in a few weeks

    I have a few keys broken on my keyboard, can yo ess which two?

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hi Jesse, I see you have already found your way around the board--very cool! It's always nice to see someone who is car free. I am not car free, but I do try and do most of my local movements on my bikes.

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill

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