Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

Greetings from West Texas.

Old 11-04-15, 09:34 AM
  #1  
itchynscratchy
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
itchynscratchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: West Texas
Posts: 4

Bikes: '75 Ralieigh Professional; '85 Koga Miyata World Tourer; '07 Gunnar Roadie; '09 Felt MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Greetings from West Texas.

I am in Texas for a short (hopefully) time. 58 years old and been riding consistently since the mid-'80s. Have worked as a wrench in a couple of shops. I'm so old school. All my bikes are steel. I have a '75 Raleigh Professional, an '85 Koga Miyata Word Tourer (my daily) and a '07 Gunnar Roadie. Oh, and an '08 Felt hardtail mtb (the one aluminum exception). Daily commuter for 8 years. Was active in our town as a cycling club officer, but that has left me with a bad taste in my mouth, so I pretty much ride solo. Which seems to be leading me to randonneuring. I have always fallen into the "slowest of the fast riders, fastest of the slow riders" group. And that's ok with me. I like touring, gravel, and the overall feeling of peace and well-being that I get from several hours alone on the road. I have a very generous and forgiving family that indulges my bike obsessions and fantasies. They are also quick to tell me that I "need" to go for a ride and to stop being an a-hole. That's it in a nutshell. I have numerous opinions on a variety of topics. I look forward to hearing from you all.
itchynscratchy is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 10:06 AM
  #2  
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,213

Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany, 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 519 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome to Bike Forums from a 70 year old. Nice bike collection. Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the other old timers.
__________________
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 10:44 AM
  #3  
obed7
Senior Member
 
obed7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Porter, Texas
Posts: 4,133

Bikes: Trek Domane 5.2, Ridley Xfire, Giant Propel, KHS AeroComp

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1648 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
welcome to the forums
obed7 is offline  
Old 11-04-15, 11:00 AM
  #4  
texbiker
Senior Member
 
texbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 748

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SLX, Blue Norcorss AL,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome to Bikeforums from another Texas biker. You have an interesting collection. There are several randoneer groups in Texas.
texbiker is offline  
Old 11-05-15, 11:30 AM
  #5  
itchynscratchy
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
itchynscratchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: West Texas
Posts: 4

Bikes: '75 Ralieigh Professional; '85 Koga Miyata World Tourer; '07 Gunnar Roadie; '09 Felt MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll look into the 50+ forum
itchynscratchy is offline  
Old 11-06-15, 01:21 PM
  #6  
YogaKat
Padawan
 
YogaKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 838

Bikes: Orbea Mitis Dama, Bridgestone Sirius, Cranbrook Cruiser, Cheap Mountain Bike

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome!
YogaKat is offline  
Old 11-06-15, 04:27 PM
  #7  
itchynscratchy
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
itchynscratchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: West Texas
Posts: 4

Bikes: '75 Ralieigh Professional; '85 Koga Miyata World Tourer; '07 Gunnar Roadie; '09 Felt MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks. I'll follow the advice from Heathpack, YogaKat.
itchynscratchy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.