Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-21-10, 01:42 PM   #1
cuzican
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes: Giant Rincon
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New guy

Hello everyone. I am a 31 year old married guy in northwestern Montana. My wife and I have 2 boys, one is 3 years, the other is 3 months. I haven't ridden a bike since I was a teenager when I used to goof around with freestyle bmx. This last Saturday I pulled my wife's old bike out of the rafters of the garage and took a lap around the neighborhood just out of sheer boredom. That reminded me how nice it is to ride a bike instead of drive everywhere. I really enjoy slowing down and taking in some more of the scenery, while covering more ground than just walking.
So anyway, a trip around the neighborhood turned into a trip to the local bike shop where I came home with a Giant Rincon mountain bike. I plan on getting to the point where I can use my bike to commute to work 5 miles each way. 5 miles isn't much, but the trip home after working in a 100+ degree sawmill for 12 hours is mostly uphill and I know I'm not ready for that yet. There are also a couple of ski resorts up here with great trail systems that I want to take advantage of when I'm ready.

I haven't touched a bike in 12+ years and am 70 pounds heavier now too. Just realizing how fat and out of shape I really am. Hoping to pick up some good knowledge here, don't be ticked if I spend most of my time lurking instead of posting.
cuzican is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-10, 03:37 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,366
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Welcome cuzican to Bike Forums.
You will be so fast on the down hills.
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 AM.