hi my name is martin I'm 18 years old and i live in rural Wisconsin. i used to consider my self a cyclist or experienced until i started reading these forums over the past couple weeks. the people are really friendly theres just alot more to biking than i thought.
i lived in a bad part of Milwaukee until i was 9 years old. i could never ride my bike alone or it would get stolen so when i moved to the middle of nowhere i went bike crazy and i have been for the other half of my life. i started commuting to elementary school and i never got tired of it. a nice bike ride is the best way to start off any day.
i currently ride a 2007 specialized hardrock sport. i made the transition from bmx to a mountain bike a couple years ago. i used to be a huge bmx freak. i do some light offroading now but mostly road riding. i bought a speedometer and became disappointed that i can only sprint up to 23 mph or so. now I'm saving up for a road bike for doing long distance commuting and joyriding in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside.
i used to get ridiculed for biking but now with the price of gas so high its increasingly less common. I've decided that I've ridden a bike most of my life and it's worked just fine so why change now. why sell out and be society's b*tch?
anyway thats enough rambling