Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Greencastle, PA
Bikes: 2010 Jamis Aurora, 2005 Trek 7500
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Hi folks, newbie here!
So many forums here...
I was an avid motorcyclist for nearly five years, clocking close to 50,000 adventurous (and not so adventurous) dual-sport miles over that time. Then the kid came, then the other kid came 14 months later, then the bike went...
I also gained a lot of weight, doing the dad stuff. After a few years I had enough, went on a diet, and started jogging. Then I started running. A couple months ago I reached my goal, a 5K in less than 29 minutes, and decided to look for bigger and better goals.
I miss being on two wheels. I was looking for a more family oriented two-wheel experience, with some dad time set aside as well. I found a local bike group on meetup and set out to find a bike. Well, just the shopping part has been an enlightening experience to say the least. After going through comfort, road, fitness, hybrid, mountain, etc., etc. bike, I finally dialed in on touring bikes as the way to go. It's the bike that most closely matches my motorcycle days. Hopefully I'll be the proud owner of a Jamis Aurora by the end of the week, and start putzing around. The bike group I joined up with does 30-60+ mile rides, and I'm also looking for a trailer to haul my kiddos around in.
I'm looking forward to more fun!