My job takes me to the most remote State Parks in Texas. I stay in these remote areas for a week at a time, so in the evenings, I have a lot of time to kill. I got bitten by the biking bug about 2 months ago and bought a department store mountain bike to take with me. It didnít take me long to realize I had made a big mistake with my choice of bikes, so I recently ordered a Trek 4900 from a shop in Midland and I am now eagerly awaiting itís arrival. They informed me today that it will sometime next week.
I would like to preface my membership here by saying that I will soon be posting some of the most obvious questions imaginable. It has been 25 years (Iím am now 40) since I have ridden a bike, so I have missed quite a bit. I will thoroughly scour the archives before I waste time asking the same questions that have been asked before.
My only other bike was a Christmas present from my Dad when I was 6. It was a Schwinn single speed with a banana seat (I donít know the exact model). As I grew, I changed handlebars several times and the seat once to reflect my growing interest in motorcycles. For 9 years, that Schwinn was the cornerstone for all that I was. It opened up parts of my neighborhood that were beyond walking. It was a school bus, a store runner, a ride to baseball practice, and a vehicle to imitate a Roger DeCoster cross- up over our 2 steel trashcans.
I took that Schwinn bike for granted until a couple of months ago when I hopped on that new department store mountain bike. That day, I realized how great it really is to own a bicycle. I have had several ďcoolĒ cars, trucks, and motorcycles since that Schwinn, but, honest to God, I have enjoyed that $125 bike more than I can ever remember enjoying all the rest. My wife thinks Iím nuts. I must be on the right track.
But, theyíre just bikes when you get right down to it, right? Yeah, right!
FatDog, feelin' young again
Last edited by FatDog; 06-05-02 at 12:26 PM.