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Old 01-24-04, 11:35 AM   #1
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greetings to all from the snowy midwest

Since there is about 4in of fresh snow preventing me from riding today, thought I would say hi to the group. I've been riding since the 70's - but am new to loaded touring. Did 2 rides last September (300m, 176m) in and around the Columbus Ohio area - and am now hooked. It is difficult to put the experience in words other than to say I rank it right up there with skiing above a tree line, or sailing in the Mediteranean, but a lot less expensive
I have a '78 trek in pieces, and now have a '84 trek 720 with some minor changes to the drive train (replaced the maillard heliomatic hub/freewheel with a wider range hub/cassette (13-34)) for the truely steep hills found in hocking county - and east. I am looking forward to some really long tours this spring/summer, and reading about others touring experiences.

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Old 01-26-04, 12:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.

Sorry about all the snow, it's pretty crappy here today as well. Sleet, freezing rain and such. But Saturday it was near sixty and beautiful, my group did a nice metric century. Spring is coming.
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