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    Dutchie mom here!

    I'm here to do my research on what bike to get for me and my family. And to soak up some bike culture.

    - Born and raised in the Netherlands
    - Lived in Amsterdam for 5 years until...
    - Moved to US in 2000 in my early 20-ies.
    - Primarily bike to get from A to B and to 'slow down'
    - Learned to drive a car in the USA
    - Met my American hubby here
    - We stopped biking after we had our twin boys, 1.5 years ago.
    - Now looking for a way to get us all to bike again.
    - Living on a tight budget
    - Missing my freedom to hop on a bike and go anywhere
    - Scared to drive in South Carolina traffic
    - Dreaming of being a proper Dutch mom: one kid on the back, one kid in front, shopping bag on the handle bar, umbrella in my hand and go.

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Cheers Mina, welcome to Bike Forums!

    Sounds like you have a plan.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums.

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Thank you 10 Wheels. Love your picture! Awesome. Are they all yours?

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    Thanks Juha. Actually, while I have a vision, I have no real plan. That's why I'm here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mina View Post
    Thank you 10 Wheels. Love your picture! Awesome. Are they all yours?

    Just a Fun Pic I thought you might enjoy.

    Internet pic from Portland.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Welcome! I'm not Dutch, but often wish I was there. Groetjes!
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    Welcome to BF! If you can swing the $$, one of those Burley 2-kid trailers might enable you to take the kids out for a ride on any available local bike paths. You might find one in the Marketplace--For Sale forum here in BF or on Craigslist or some other used equipment sale venue. Good luck with it.

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    ^^^ That's a good suggestion! You might want to check out our family and recreation forum as a start! And welcome to Bike Forums! Let us know what you end up getting!
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    Welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Always much more fun to ride with friends and family. Welcome!
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    Nice to meet you Mina!

    It's best to take things slowly and nothing sure beats a bike ride where you're to yourself and able to meditate and unwind the stresses of the game of life.

    Enjoy your stay.

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