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    Senior Member ubringliten's Avatar
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    Hello, an obsessive newbie to bike culture!

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to introduce myself. I'm in my mid-30s. I started biking in San Diego about 2.5 years ago, but it was purely for exercise and only once a week. I got a Trek 7.3 hybrid and I thought it was perfect for riding around hilly SD.

    7 months ago, my wife and I moved to San Francisco and we were amazed how bikes are very popular here. Some bikes are really eye candy and simple yet artistic. It must be a bike subculture. The city is just beautiful to ride around. We started doing Sunday streets (blocks of neighborhoods are shut down for cyclists once a month), joined Critical Mass and Friday Night Skates (ride along rollerbladders/skaters), going to Golden Gate Park, and exploring the entire Bay Area using our bikes and the trains. I got really hooked and one day our hybrids were stolen. This was my chance to get into single speed gear and I got another Trek, but this time is Soho S. I started becoming obsessive and doing groceries and running errands with it. But I am not satisfied with the way it looks, although is very comfortable to ride on.

    Now I want those beautiful fixed gears bikes I see on the streets.

    My dream is one day to ride from San Francisco to Portland along the coast during the summer.

    Thanks for reading.

    UBringLiteN

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    You can do it....
    Did this last summer.
    [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

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    Senior Member ubringliten's Avatar
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    Wow. How are you able to do that trip? How many days and miles/day were you riding? How good of a shape for a person to be to doing that!

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    Welcome to the forums.

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