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    Looking forward to participating here

    It's nice to look back at my life (I'm 59) and all the changes and see that bicycles have remained the one constant. It has been a romance with them, and I'm sure many of you understand that. Bikes are magical. I could reminisce quite a bit, but I'll spare you that. In the here and now, I commute 23 miles RT to work nearly every day, weather be damned, and continue to be a fairly dedicated road rider, although now pretty much of the one-century-per-season type. Many years ago, I rode about half of the Bikecentennial Trail from Colorado to Virginia. If I ever get the time, and assuming my health holds up, I'll do the western portion of that route.

    I've been posting on a forum devoted to books and discussion for several years. An author by the name of Paul Pinsky plugged his new book, "Biking through the 'Hoods," and I picked it up. It's about cycling in many of the major cities in the U.S. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but thought I'd mention it in case anyone else would be interested.

    Pleased to be able to join you here.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums redclay.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Welcome aboard! Man that daily mileage is inspiring and rec riding to boot!
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    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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    Howdy Redclay,
    what kind of bike(s) do you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    Howdy Redclay,
    what kind of bike(s) do you ride?
    Right now, I've got only two. The one I use for commuting, and also for touring, is a 1976 Witcomb USA. That came out of a small shop in Conn. Don't know if you ever heard of it. It was only around for a few years. The other is a no-name Al road frame bought from Nashbar. I had a Specialized Allez Elite Chro-mo that broke at the rear dropout. Wanted to go quick and cheap to get back on the road, so bought the Nashbar and swapped over all the components. I was really surprised that the new ride was smoother than the old, after all I'd heard about the harshness of Al.

    When I bought my first good bike back around 1975, I spent around $650. I have had this thing ever since about not spending any more than that on bikes. It's not that rational, I admit, and of course I have to go way-used to get anything decent. I do like ogling the really nice bikes, though, and sometimes I think, "I'm gonna do it--drop xxxx dollars on a great bike!" But then I think of all those diamonds in the rough out there available for cheap. Oh well.

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