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Old 08-07-20, 12:44 PM
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Hi from Nova Scotia

Hi all,
I joined the forum about a year ago and posted once ... figured it was time to post an introduction. At this rate, I will be able to post pictures by August 2024.

I had an early-90s Norco mountain bike that I bought used in 1994 and rode daily until I bought a motorcycle in '95. The bike turned into an every once in a while bike, then a once a summer bike, then a storage room bike where it sat until I donated it to a cycling group. Little over two years ago I sold my house and moved from the suburbs into the city. Started walking most places and using my motorcycle less and less. Ended up buying another bike - Giant Escape 2 City - for trips that were a bit too far to walk to quickly but too close to either jump in car or on motorcycle.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed being on bicycle! I've recently changed jobs where I am a 15 min walk or a 5 min cycle - I cycle most days just so I can take a longer way home.

I've slowly been changing out the touch points - added ergon grips last year, clipless / flat pedals a few weeks ago. Next up is a different seat. Hoping to take it on a short (2 to 3 day) tour in early September.

I have my motorcycle up for sale and am eyeing a second bike (gravel, road, or touring ... I haven't figured out what I want to do yet).

Cheers,

rick
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Old 08-07-20, 02:56 PM
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Old 08-07-20, 03:20 PM
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Welcome fellow Maritimer.
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Old 08-09-20, 03:26 AM
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I have a brother and sister in law who live in south NS, Shelburne. They post rides on trails that look pretty nice. I'd lean to getting a gravel bike if I were you, can't go too far wrong with a gravel bike..
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I do the same with my work commute! Check out the hybrid forums for a lot of stuff on seats and other upgrades.
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Old 08-14-20, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CalebPlewe View Post
I do the same with my work commute! Check out the hybrid forums for a lot of stuff on seats and other upgrades.
I've been peeking around in that form for a bit to see what others have done to their hybrids.
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