Greetings from Portland!
After lurking about this forum for *ahem* a bit, I figured it was about time I admitted my presence and became a Real Member of This Community.
Let's see now... I lived in Italy between August and December of 2004 and started cycling for transportation. Periodically given over to fits of utility as I am, I shunned the commuter bike in favor of Ye Venerable Road Bike - an Alan Record from the mid-late '80's, complete with old school Dura-Ace and drop shifters. I was hooked - thirty pounds vacated my body, I started doing 100 kilometer day trips, and my overall health is far better. A success story, I suppose.
Now I'm back in the U.S., living in Portland, Oregon and commuting every day I can. I returned to discover that my Alan Record is *ahem* about 7cm to small for me. After 4 months of saving and working, I'm 2 weeks away from the arrival of my new bike. This is likely the right place for people who will intuitively understand my excitement at the thought of a new, gorgeous, well fitted bike.
I look forward to spending time here! Now, off to go contribute to acouple of active threads....
Welcome to the forums. There are a number of Portland riders who post here.
Welcome, Good to see another Portlandite on the forums. There was a couple others that joined last week. There was also a local ride put on last weekend. Hopefully there will be another one soon. Enjoy the forums.
It's full of stars...
Nice to see another person coming out of the mist. Greetings from Eugene.