Hey, I'm a first-year college student in Portland. For the past year, I've been using public transportation to get around... I'm not much of a biker, and I drove most places in high school. I didn't bring my car to college, though, and my parents recently informed me that I'm not bringing it with me next year either. Thus, I've just bought myself a bike. Anyhow, I'm hoping to start riding more, and I really like the idea of using a bike as transportation... the idea never really occurred to me before.
The main reason I just registered here is that I'm pretty curious to know about the bike I just bought... I'll make a post about it in the 'vintage' section Also, seeing as it's (I think) pretty old, I imagine I might need maintenance advice occasionally...
About the idea not occurring... been there, done that. One of the mornings I will remember for the rest of my life was when I was sitting in a crowded bus on my way to work, hot summer, stuck in traffic. It suddenly dawned on me that I could bike instead, probably not use much more time, get exercise etc. Pretty soon after that the bike became my primary means of transportation, not only for commuting but for other trips as well.
To err is human. To moo is bovine.
Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?