Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Prince Albert, SK - Canada
Bikes: 1983 Free Spirit 10 speed (restoration project), 2009 Speciialized Globe San Francisco 2 (3 speed), 2011 Giant Dash 3, 2011 GT Traffic 3.0, 2011 GT Traffic 5.0 (single speed), 2012 GT Aggressor 3.0, 2014 Surface 604 Element (fat bike)
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Greetings from Canada
I'm a 56 year old educator living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. My interest in biking was rekindled last summer as part of an active lifestyle change following angioplasty and a stent. I commute about 10 kilometers and when our harsh winters strike I walk to & from work until the snow plows break trail. Our "small town" city of 35,000 is not cycling friendly - Having survived a hit & run at a busy intersection last fall, I have become an advocate for cycling awareness and safety.
Mostly ride a pair of 2011 GT Traffic Hybrids (24 speed & single speed) and an entry level GT Hardtail (winter, bad weather & utility bike). Avoid using a motor vehicle when possible and practical (sometimes it takes a Jeep to get around here in the winter). Considering a Fat Tire bike for winter riding, but doubt it could handle our bad weather days any better than my Hardtail.
Hope to meet new friends on the forums and get some advocacy ideas.