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Old 05-05-10, 10:33 AM   #1
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Clermont Florida is in the HOUSE!!!!!!!

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I just moved to Clermont, Florida from Kissimmee, where I had a very active job as a gator wrestler at a park called Gatorland. As I no longer work there, I am looking for a hobby, and a form of exercise. I am not much of a gym goer. Gator bites and other injuries over the years make it tough to lift weights, or go running. So, I have rediscovered cycling. I used to do a lot of it when I was younger. As a matter of fact, back in the late 80s and early nineties, I worked as a bicycle delivery boy, and was in all my glory. I never used my car. I was a lot fitter then I am now, and, rubbing elbows with other bicycle delivery boys, I got to go on all sorts of tours and rides. However, somewhere along the way, I left my bike seat and never returned.
So, twenty some odd years later, I find myself in bad shape, more beat up and with lingering aches and pains then I would like, and looking for some form of physical activity. I have a mountain bike, which I will put slicks on. That's pretty much the only modding I will be doing on it, as I remember a time when your bike did EVERYTHING you needed it to. This bike, which is about 15 years old, is my chariot, my steed, and I just can't see myself getting another one. I am looking to do long distance riding for fun and adventure, maybe one day going solo across the US. LOL. A bit lofty a goal, I know, but one can dream, can't they? I am looking forward to reading the stories on here, and getting to know all you guys. Hopefully, this old man can still run with the young guns.
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Old 05-05-10, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to Bike Forums. I'm fairly certain you're the only ex-alligator wrestler we have around here.

Regarding your sea-to-sea dream (if that's the direction you intend to do the crossing), other people have done it, why couldn't you? Drop in the Touring Forum for inspiration.

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Old 05-05-10, 11:31 AM   #3
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Regarding your sea-to-sea dream (if that's the direction you intend to do the crossing), other people have done it, why couldn't you? Drop in the Touring Forum for inspiration.

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Oh I know. I was reading some of the threads, and that's what got me thinking about it.
The only reason I say it's a lofty goal for me is that right now, between being in bad shape and with all the nagging injuries (bad back, injured in a wrestling show, bad hips and knees, bad wrists), if I were to die today, you could donate my body to science fiction. LOL. Thanks for the positive thoughts, though. I appreciate it.
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Thank you. Thank you very much.
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Hey man! Welcome to the forums. You're not TOO far from me. I hope to see pics of your chariot soon!
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