Join Date: May 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Bikes: 2001 Bianchi Mega Pro SL, 1984 Nishiki Olympic 12, 1993 Trek 8000,1994 Stumpjumper M2 FS, 2006 Trek 1500
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Something old nothing new
Hey now and howdy from Austin, Texas. I'm Jim and am 58 years old (to be 59 this year).
I was born in Las Vegas and raised in L.A. What more can I say.
Riding a bike since I was a little shaver and even had a 120 house newspaper route which I delivered with two bags on my bike in 1964 and 65 in Montclair, California. I bought a Peugot U-08 in the late 60's and road the White Lighting for several years until I ran into a parked Corvette in San Dimas. I moved to Austin in 1984 and bought a Nisihiki Olympic 12 from Freewheeling Cycles. Then came the MTB craze which got me a Trek 8000 with a Manitou fork and then a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR. I still have all three.
Which leads up to today as my wife who is a type one diabetic for forty years signed up for the JDRF Ride for the Cure in Vermont in June. We bought her a 2011 Marin Ravenna WFG and I went out to the shed and dusted off the Nishiki and we've been training for the century. Eight weeks to go. I put a pair of Gatorskins, a new saddle and a Sigma on the Red Razor and she glides across the road like nobodies business. I do get some looks though from the young hammerheads when I'm riding my old pony.