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    Dreaming of Braving the Winter...Riding for life

    Hi...!!! I'm so thankful for this Bike Forum as I am a newbie.

    Growing up in Asia in the 70s, I couldn't afford a bike.

    I bought a CCM 10-speed (Canadian Tire) in college and rode it when the Newfoundland weather was nice.

    20 years after college, Lance Armstrong inspired me to purchase my first serious bike,
    a Trek 2000 roadie, but I never got to ride it much. I had a young family to raise and I was the family's cab driver - the school run, dropping off my wife daily.

    September 2010 is 6 years since the Trek roadie. Dusted it off and decided to put some kilometers on it.

    Sept 9, I purchased a 2008 Giant Tran Send EX with the Alfine internal 8-sp hub. I've been riding it most of the weekdays ever since. I also bought a "beater MTN bike" from the local classified ads - an old Trek 820 which I hope to ride when the weather hits below freezing and the roads get messy. Everything in it works. Bought it for $30 and added a set of Bike Planet fenders for $29...it's hilarious!

    We're having summer like daytime temperatures so the TranSend EX gets the 30Km round-trip commute to the office&back.

    I'm giving myself until 15 below zero Celsius (I'll put the Farenheit conversion later?) to keep on riding and see if my half-a-century old body can thrive over the bitterly cold winter days in Edmonton, Alberta (north of Montana).

    That explains this intro-thread's title and the user-id that I had chosen.

    Cheers,

    ricky
    Last edited by bike4allseasons; 10-06-10 at 08:28 PM. Reason: modify title

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    Welcome
    That part about your $59 beater mtn bike is awesome
    Stay warm up there

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    Hello Ricky,

    Nice intro.
    Have fun staying warm.
    [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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    Hello and welcome to Bike Forums!!

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    Welcome to the forums. You'll find lots of helpful information here.

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    garbanzoo... yep! I chuckle every time I think of it. Sweet!

    NCROADBIKER & ncbikers... i have a lot to learn and am looking forward to the wealth of info & sharing of experiences here.

    10 Wheels... nice profile pic of your grandkids and the family friendly ad; BTW, i saw your summer biking route in one of the other introduction-threads and i was so impressed by the mileage & places you covered across the USA. I dream of doing a similar cross-country biking tour.

    thanks for the warm welcome, y'all. Oh yeah... Happy Thanksgiving (we celebrate it early here in Canada).

    ricky
    Last edited by bike4allseasons; 10-09-10 at 11:38 AM.

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