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Old 08-12-08, 08:36 AM   #1
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Greetings from the Great Lakes State

Yes, I'm from Michigan...you know those people who can use their hands to point out exactly where they live in the state.

A brief history of cycling in my life.....
Can not remember a time when I didn't own at least one bike. I've always loved cycling from the time I had a banana seat coaster bike (Oops!....Am I dating myself) to this day. I've had bikes stolen, been hit by cars a few times (I never ride without a helmet for this reason), have had a few serious Oh **** moments but, always managed to pick myself up and ride again. Cycling for me is a passion. I love all types, from road to mountain and everything in between.

Currently I own 3 bikes. I have a mid 90's Cannondale mountain bike, a Gary Fisher HKEK mountain bike (my newest addition) and am working on converting an old Trek 400 road frame (first bike I ever bought myself) to a singlespeed/fixed gear bike since, I just can't part with her.

I commute to work whenever I can and ride for fun when I'm not working. I also want to take an extended cycling trip somewhere for a month or so.

So....anyway that's it.....cycling has always been a constant in my life and I sure do not see that changing anytime soon. I look forward to learning from everyone here, and throwing my 2 cents in here and there. Now, I must go......it's time to ride.
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The "girl" part of your handle must come from feeling young at heart, since I used to have a banana seat coaster bike too - during the Apollo era. Stop by the Classic & Vintage forum and see what you think. (That refers to the age of the bicycles, but quite a few of us there resemble it in chronology as well).

Might want to check the Touring and Long Distance riding forums as well. The Road Cycling forum has some folks who can get a bit harsh. You can learn a lot, but having a someone thick skin helps if you post there.

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Hello 1geargirl, when you say you are converting the Trek to a SS, does this mean that you do all your own bike maintainence?

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

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I try to do all that I can. I have pretty extensive engineering background within my family, so I guess that's why I like seeing how things work. I have everything off my Trek frame except the cranks and bottom bracket. I need special tools for these....then I get to the fun part. Building it back up. If you want to see my progress check in the singlespeed/fixed gear thread, I'll be sure to post pics.
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I try to do all that I can. I have pretty extensive engineering background within my family, so I guess that's why I like seeing how things work. I have everything off my Trek frame except the cranks and bottom bracket. I need special tools for these....then I get to the fun part. Building it back up. If you want to see my progress check in the singlespeed/fixed gear thread, I'll be sure to post pics.
It is widely known that East Hill simply can't get enough of pictures. I'll take a look too.
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It is widely known that East Hill simply can't get enough of pictures. I'll take a look too.

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Welcome! Where are you in Michigan? I am in Dearborn. So far, I just bicycle some days to work, three miles away, and daily to the city pool, three blocks.
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I am in the south eastern area. I like to ride at Stoney Creek a lot. Decent Mt. bike trails and I also like to ride the loop there.
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