Allow myself to ...introduce......myself..??
Started when kids were small and bought a used Schwinn World something for 40 bucks. Actually was thinking just now of first bike. Don't remember brand but it was a 2 speed and shifted by reversing the pedals and braking just a little. It was "fast", at least 40 years ago.
Rode off and on since until 2 years ago when I had to have bypass surgery. Wanted to ride bike for exercise so got a Trek hybrid. At first I was riding to get the recommended workout. Now I enjoy the riding and the exercise is just a by-product of the ride. Don't need to ride every day but feel like something is missing if I don't. Bought a Linear recumbent the first part of Jan for something different and as weather and my confidence on the recumbent gets better I am riding it about half the time.
Enjoy reading the forum every day, Lowell
Last edited by lowell; 02-29-04 at 07:14 AM.
Welcome Northern Neighbor!
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Whereabouts in N. IL. are you at? I'm from a western suburb of Chicago.
Whereabouts in N. IL. are you at? I'm from a western suburb of Chicago.[/QUOT
I'm about 2 hours(by car) west of Chicago. Just south of Freeport.
I've been out that way (long time ago) and from what I remember it's very nice countryside for riding.
If you're anywhere by Galena, I seriously envy you... I'm in Chicago and it's flat as a pancake. We Chicagoeans suffer over here with our flat road riding.
Again, welcome to our forums. I look forward to reading your posts.
Welcome to Bikeforums, Lowell!
Galena is about an hour west of me. Hilly here too but not as big as Galena. Seems like every thing is a hill here. Either going up or coming down a hill.
Originally Posted by Koffee Brown