Greetings all. I've recently landed in Philly, teaching various writing and English courses at Temple; and, simply put, I like riding bikes, especially off-road, single-track twerky-wild and sometimes cataclysmic downhill stuff. And for transportational purposes.
I've ridden most of my life, but I'm that (maybe) rare dork that never really learned the thorough ins-and-outs of bike mechanics; I relied on good friends, and spent that time reading and writing, for better or worse. Well, worse now, because I've arrived at a steep learning curve that I'm enjoying; so, better, maybe. Anyhow, hello, and thanks in advance for all the collective wisdom and input I'll encounter.