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    Greetings from Iraq!

    Hi everyone! I am a Marine currently deployed to Iraq. I will be returning home soon (a month or less) to Camp Pendleton in sunny Southern California. I used to ride regularly back in college before I joined the Marines and have rode off and on since then. I am looking at getting back into it when I get home. I have a 1993 (?) Trek 800 mountain bike that I bought back in college.

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    Studs Terkel Johnny_Monkey's Avatar
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    Welcome. I hope you make it home safe and sound.

    I take it there aren't many opportunities for you to ride at the moment?

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    First thing first Thank you for you service I take my freedom seriously and you guys are the ones who keep us that way, thank you . Next Welcome to bike forums , there is tons of good imformation and good people here .
    Stay safe and come home soon you aree in our prayers
    Roy

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    Hello page2171, do make it home without incident, and thank you for your service! When you get back, we will expect some photos of your bike.


    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

    East Hill
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    Welcome, Marine! You have no idea how many people place you in our prayers every day.

    It's always nice to shake the hand of a fellow brother in arms, so, come home soon, and safe.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I will definitely post some pictures when I get home. You won't miss it, the bike is bright yellow and green!

    Brian

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    Welcome to the forums.

    I bought my first road bike in Oceanside, a 1979 Schwinn LeTour IV, and road it around mainside, and down to work near where the Air Wing was (they were planning on moving the computer center to mainside shortly after I left). Who would have thought I would forget the area numbers after only 25 or 30 years...

    Used to work at the ASC as a computer operator for MCB Camp Pendleton, and as a grunt for K Co 3/7 out at Camp San Mateo before I re-enlisted.

    The Gunney I worked for at the ASC invited me down to watch the races at the velodrome in San Diego a few times, it was a lot of fun to watch the track racers. You should try it if you haven't yet.

    Outside the gate near mainside, about 1/2 mile off base if you look up the hill... there was a housing development going in the last time I was in the area a couple of years ago... but there was an old hill, and on top of the hill was a huge boulder. Once upon a time, there was a group of Marines who used to party near the bottom of that boulder after getting off from the computer center's swing shift. One young Marine discovered one night that there was a pretty easy way to climb up that rock, and the parties had a new location... for the rest of the time I was there the rock was called St. Darwin's Rock. Did the name stick???

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    Welcome to the forum. Good luck and God speed! Come home soon!
    2003 Cannondale "Team Sobe" Jeckyll 800, 2008 Cannondale Road Warrior 1

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    Hello, Im on my way to Iraq also, I'll be back in about 6 months, sometime in Jan-Feb
    08 Madone 5.5 Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiuJeetz View Post
    Hello, Im on my way to Iraq also, I'll be back in about 6 months, sometime in Jan-Feb
    Stay safe!

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