Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 2010 Kona Dr. Dew, Moose Bicycle XXL (fat bike), Yuba Mundo V3
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Hello from balmy Rochester New York!
I've been riding almost daily since the beginning of May 2009. Originally, I had recently finished my time in college and gotten a real job and was riding until I got a car. Getting said car has gotten put off and put off, and now I've started thinking "I live within 4 miles of most places I go, and buying a car would be $200-$300 a month of disposable income I would no longer have, plus I'm staying in decent shape without specifically dedicating free time to it". So I'm now deliberately trying for a car-free lifestyle, even in the lovely weather of Rochester in January.
Mostly I ride to get around and to have fun. I ride to commute to work and to shop, and to explore local trails.
Currently I'm riding an inexpensive 2009 Diamondback Kalamar hybrid (which has proven to be a surprisingly durable workhorse given the price) for general getting around, and I just got a new Yuba Mundo for hauling more substantial loads. I'm thinking about getting something nicer this spring; building something off of a Bamboosero frame is awfully tempting.