Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Bikes: Cannondale Black Lightning and a 1990 DeBernardi steel
Howdy, Y'all From North Carolina
I'm here in eastern North Carolina, where the land is flat, and the summer's are usually double ninety. (That's 90 degrees and 90% humidity!) I have been working overseas (Afghanistan) for the last three years, and have been off the bike for that time. Dang am I out of shape! I've got to drop about 25 lbs, and get more miles in the saddle. The last five days I've gotten in about 20 to 23 miles a day, and when today was too windy to even think about a fun ride, I was relieved!
I have a an old Canondale that I bought at a garage sale for $100.00, and over time, sort of rebuilt it. It has the original 7 speed but now has a Shimano 105 triple up front, Nitto bars, Brooks saddle ( will NOT ride any other!) and the bar end shifters I love.
Lately, though, I have been riding my latest toy. I bought a De Bernardi frame (Steel, "Brain tubing) with beautiful chromed rear triangle and forks, and while I was overseas, my brother built it up for me with a mix of Campi (brakes and crank) Shimano (10 speed and bar-ends) and mixed in Velo Orange wheels and bar. Of course, it got a Brooks Saddle, and for the heck of it, I put matching leather bar tape on for the "ambiance."
Now, all I gotta do is ride!!