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Old 03-24-04, 12:28 PM   #1
britez
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Hello from freezin Winnipeg.

I'm another first timer at Bike forums and would like to introduce myself. I live over 20km from my job, and have been bussing the trek for the last one and a half years. Since March, I have been biking to work, my patience with the ever slowing bus system expired. If the head winds are not to strong (> 30km/h), I usually beat the bus. I've crashed 3 times already, all due to winter conditions, the mayors respectible job in maintaining the roads, and wrong choice of tires, street tires that is. Otherwise, I'm getting the rhythm going and having alot of fun. My aim is to be able to maintain my bike at home, and maybe I can catch a course or two on maintenance here in town. But otherwise, thanks to the job (computers), I've learnt to use the internet for problem solving, an thats why I'm here. So I hope I don't break the patience of the group here. Thanks for having me.
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Old 03-25-04, 10:01 PM   #2
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my patience with the ever slowing bus system expired. If the head winds are not to strong (> 30km/h), I usually beat the bus. I've crashed 3 times already, all due to winter conditions, the mayors respectible job in maintaining the roads, and wrong choice of tires, street tires that is. Otherwise, I'm getting the rhythm going and having alot of fun.
I started riding when I realised that it was the fastest way to get around. It's faster than driving and bussing if you figure the time that you'd have to work to pay for those modes of transportation. Learn to stay upright while your young, because it gets significantly more painful to fall after 40. I'm glad you're having fun. I think riding is a blast any time of the year!
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Old 03-26-04, 06:04 PM   #3
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I agree with iceratt I've had a few good wipeouts in my 40's and the ground seems harder! I live in Edmonton so I know all about Canadian winters keep at it have fun and keep postin
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