hey there... sounds like a rough re-intro to riding, but a GREAT story! i just started riding again as well. my reasons are mainly transport... and a parallel main reason is the enjoyment of riding.
i used to ride / race cross country in the early to mid 90's. used my gt karakoram for getting around during college, then sold it because i was broke. sad sad days in buffalo ny!
i recently picked up a used lemond zurich... came to find out that the frame is highly sought after.. i love the bike.. going to get it stripped and refinished to preserve the great reynolds 853 steel... so it'll be a sleeper of sorts.
i just placed an order for my commuter bag... a custom timbuk2... you'll be able to ID me around town due to the irish flag bag.
anyway, i'm in the cleveland area, and run a 22 mile commute 5 days a week. glad to be on the forum and looking forward to many years of reducing my carbon footprint, and making great friends through many rides!
Last edited by ferretstyle99; 08-09-08 at 03:23 PM.
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