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Old 10-24-09, 04:00 PM   #1
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Another noob on the dogpile... Houma, LA

Greets! I'm Jeff, from southern Louisiana (Cajun country). Near Houma, for those of you in the area. I am already suffering from internet-forum-itis, and just when I thought I was in recovery, I stumbled across

Gee, thanks...

Anyway, I was going to just lurk and not contribute, but I saw the extensive subforums here, and I have interests in several: Commuting, Long Distance, Clydesdales (barely), choppers/freakbikes, Mechanics, Lighting, Utility, etc. etc. etc...

So I decided to add yet another stop on my e-hangout list. Here's some shots of my steeds:

An OCC Stingray, rescued from the trash. I smoothed the frame, built 24" and 26" wheels for it. Rear has a Sturmey XRD8 drum 8-speed hub, laced in a crow's foot pattern. I recently rode this bike 115 miles in an MS tour.

Also I am trying to sell my car (a supercharged Saturn Ion) to live within my means... and will therefore start commuting to work by bike. I have a fairly cheap Schwinn aluminum hardtail MTB I am converting for commuting duty. I've put a rack, and Kenda Kwest 1.5" tires on the bike since this picture. I'll probably be upgrading to dynamo lights and panniers once I sell the car. But hey, that's why I'm here! Moral support. If I go without a car long enough, I'll spring for an Xtracycle Free Radical to haul stuff in. With $500 extra a month, it won't take long to save up for it.

Personally, I'm a goofy, wacky guy. I'm a musician, father of 4, a homeschooler, mechanic, computer tech, etc. etc.

So anybody from the area, holler back! I feel like I'm the only one out here that isn't the stereotypical roadie...
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Old 10-24-09, 04:22 PM   #2
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Nice to meet you mate hello I am dave in Southampton I'm I joined about 2weeks ago unlike your good self I am a complete virgin when it comes to any kind of forum I haven't got a clue what I am really supposed to do I have enjoyed Reading various bits and pieces and look at peoples photos of some weird and wonderful bikes
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Old 10-24-09, 05:35 PM   #3
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Welcome FunkyStickman !! You seem likeable enough already, perhaps a bit too conventional.
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Old 10-24-09, 05:48 PM   #4
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