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Old 07-28-11, 11:08 AM   #1
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Greetings from Columbus, Ohio

Hello fellow cyclists! Glad to join the forums.

I've loved bicycling and bicycles for many years. I started cycling in the early 70s in central Ohio. I joined local the AYH and did centuries and club rides, such as TOSRV, Midwestern Double Century, etc. I also raced with the local racing club, the now-defunct Franklin Bicycle Club Incorporated ("FBCI") for a few years. I still have two bikes from my youth: a 1972 Mercian Professional (which I rode to work today), and a Peugeot track bike (which I have on display in my office).

Most of my riding these days is commuting, which I enjoy immensely.

I enjoy riding vintage lugged steel bikes, and have several: Mercian and Peugeot track, as noted above, a '70 Bottecchia Giro d' Italia, an '84 Lotus Competition, two Bridgestone RB-2s, and a Raleigh DL-1 "Tourist" roadster.
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Old 07-28-11, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

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Welcome aboard! I lived in Ohio for a bit and to be honest the thought of biking there is scary.. happy trails.
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Welcome aboard! I lived in Ohio for a bit and to be honest the thought of biking there is scary.. happy trails.
Some of it's very scary now--a friend of mine, Dave Barbour,was killed last year when a drunk in a pickup plowed into him. But there's a good bike community here, including some effective advocacy. It also helps that our mayor is a cyclist.

Downtown has become fairly bike friendly and has seen a huge growth in urban cycling and commuters.

In the old days, before urban sprawl, the country roads started about a half-mile from my home.
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ahh I was over by Warren in Newton Falls. Definitely not cyclist friendly area, although now that I think of it I wish I had ridden out in the amish country in that area.
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Welcome. Very sorry to hear of your friends death.
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George's brother, Davide?
Tell me it's not true.
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So. . . How can I contact his brother to offer condolence? Anyone? Thanks, Tom
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