Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indian Wells, CA (near Palm Springs)
Bikes: Giant Defy Comp 2, Specialized Rockhopper Hard Tail 29er
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Greetings from Indian Wells, California
Even though I have a few posts already, I have yet to formally introduce myself.
I'm a retired real estate broker from Silicon Valley. I retired to the desert about 10 years ago, and only miss Northern California during the hot summer months here when the temperatures here routinely hover around 110° or so.
While I've really always had bicycles, I only recently took up riding as a form of exercise. I find it a most enjoyable way to stay fit, and look forward to my rides as a means of entertainment. I've disassociated it with the drudgery of most other exercise regimens, and get out as often as possible. I've managed to lose about 50 lbs. since I started riding in earnest about 9 months ago.
Since joining this forum, I've become interested in restoring a vintage bike, and have purchased a 1986 Fuji Opus III for that purpose.
My main ride is a Giant Defy 2 Composite, and I have a Specialized Rockhopper Hardtail 29er, although I rarely ride it. I also have an older Stumpjumper, roughly 20 years old that I want to restore.
There are 3 other bikes out in the garage, including a Townie I bought for my wife. In 6 months, it has maybe 20 miles on it. Enough said.
Anyway, hello everyone.