Hi everyone, I am new to the forums. I'm a college student in Olympia, WA, USA. I use my bicycle to go places, and I have managed to reduce my driving to once a week at most. I occasionally go on 30-50 mile rides, but I haven't raced or done any multi-day adventures yet. My vehicle of choice is an old Motobecane that I stripped down, repainted, and built up with free parts from various sources. I'm pretty into bike mechanics, and I just started volunteering at my school's community bike shop. Thus far I have avoided the lust for expensive bike stuff. I'm pleased to join this forum, and looking forward to many interesting conversations.