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Old 05-20-15, 07:10 AM
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Good Morning Fellow Bicyclists

I am on a lot of other forums for my other hobbies (which include Lionel Trains and old Macintosh computers) but I have never seen one that had a subforum for introductions. This is a good idea, as I think it would encourage new members like myself to participate.

I bought a bicycle about a year and a half ago so I could go on bike rides with my daughter. Unfortunately that original bike was too small for me, so we only went once or twice before that year's winter set in. Last year about this time I found an old Schwinn Collegiate 3 speed bike on Craigs List and determined that it was a much better fit. We started riding occasionally after I got the bike working good again. It had sat for quite some time and it took a bit of oil and a few miles to get that 3 speed hub to start shifting reliably. I think I enjoy tinkering with the bike as much as I enjoy riding it. In the past year it has gotten new tires and tubes, a rear cargo rack, a bell (very cool, from Spurcycle) and a new gear shifter.

This year I started riding more regularly. I got an app for my iPhone to track my rides, and so far I have logged 100 miles. Also this year I bought my wife a Schwinn that is just about a perfect match to mine, except hers is a five speed.

We live in Northwest Indiana, not far from Chicago. Our area has numerous bike trails (some of them are Rails to Trails, others were made from scratch) including one that starts about 5 city blocks from our driveway. Our city parks also have two offroad bike trails and a BMX park that are all accessible from the bike trails (as well as roads)

That's about all I can think of for now,

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Old 05-20-15, 07:26 AM
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Old 05-20-15, 07:35 AM
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