Hello all! I've been a lurker on these boards for the better half of a year and finally decided to create an account to join in some conversations! I'm 26-years old, currently in transition from working to full-time student. I don't really classify myself as hardcore or casual when it comes to cycling. l I try to ride as much as possible. My bike is my primary method of transportation for commuting, errands, fun, etc. I have been living "car-lite" for the last 3-4 years, not actually owning my own car but having access to my wife's (now ex) in the past and currently have access to my girlfriend's car. However, I try to limit my need/use of the car unless it's absolutely necessary. I utilize public transportation when riding isn't an option, but this doesn't happen very often. I've been riding bikes since I was a child, was into skateboarding quite a bit but also did some freestyle BMX in my younger days. Starting commuting on a hybrid road bike casually about 6 years ago until I finally gave up the car and started doing it full-time after moving out of the rural south into a slightly more suitable, small urban environment that is Spokane, WA. Over the last year I've become obsessed with riding fixed gear and now my fixie is my primary, go-to bike for everything! Moving to Portland/Vancouver area in January (not sure if we'll reside on the WA side or OR side) and very excited about it! That's pretty much it, cya guys around!
Welcone aboard Bike Forums!! From a 68yo Tennessee rider.
Nice! I grew up in Middle Tennessee (Cookeville) and rode quite a bit, although there were times it felt like a death wish! I find drivers in the PNW to be a lot more bike-friendly for the most part, or at least not as aggressive or against sharing the road from my experience thus far.