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Old 02-18-02, 08:34 PM   #1
Rich Clark
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My name's Rich Clark, and I'm a bike commuter from near Philadelphia, PA.

I lived on bikes as a kid and a teenager, but was seduced by the dark side of suburban living for many years. After all sorts of horrible health problems, I got back on the bike as a route to renewed fitness, and it didn't take long to recover my original love for the sport, and not too much longer to recover my fitness.

I do a 26-mile round trip into Philadelphia almost every working day, and frequently head out into the beautiful SE Pennsylvania countryside for 30-60 mile rides, with an occasional century when the day is particularly fine.

I'm riding an Airborne Carpe Diem, set up as a light tourer with touring wheels/tires and a mix of road and MTB drivetrain parts. I got it in June as an early 50th birthday present, to supplement my trusty Novara Randonee touring bike (which is still my rain bike and cargo hauler).

This looks like a happening place, and I look forward to participating, particularly in the Commuting forum.

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Old 02-18-02, 09:06 PM   #2
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Hi Rich, and welcome. Glad you found this place; there is plenty of good information flying around here as well as some good natured banter.

I, too, ignored my health until about age 40 when I bought a good bicycle and got things under control. I'm 59 now, have 4 bikes (including the original). I enjoy good health and have more than 50k miles of cycling going into this season. If it were'nt for cronic kidney stone problems, I would say perfect health.

I credit my fitness to cycling.

Looking forward to reading your posts.


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Old 02-19-02, 03:41 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums.

There's a fair few of us with a 13 odd mile ride into work (and unlike me who is still only cycling the return trip occasionally, most of them do both ways).

Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)
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