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Old 08-25-21, 04:02 PM
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West Coast Best Coast!


I'm just a guy from the Pacific Northwest (Seattle-ish), getting back into bikes after about a decade without one. I'm a developer by day, and hopefully a biker on the weekends from now on!

I got my start biking casually as a kid, but really got into it about 10 years ago in my early 20s when a friend gifted me an old Surly Crosscheck frame fixed gear bike. It had no breaks, an intelligent decision based on wisdom and certainly not because we were being cocky hipsters. At one point my chainring broke when skidding to a stop after a steep decline, which rapidly prompted me to install that inevitable break. I rode that around Seattle for a year or two. After moving, and foolishly leaving my Surly there for about a year, my old roommate and a friend of mine decided to donate it to a bike shop without telling me, and I haven't owned a bike since!

However, my love hasn't diminished for the benefits and enjoyment of biking, and especially not for the aesthetics. They're beautiful machines, with so much variation and style.

I only recently found this forum, and even more recently signed up. Super glad to be here and rejoin the enthusiast's peloton!

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Brakes are good thing :-)

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Bellingham. Washington. That is pretty special.
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Welcome aboard! Do you have a bike going at the moment?
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Old 09-11-21, 09:41 PM
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As a retiree from I.T., a relocated Seattle-person to the Snoqualmie Falls area, a born again biker (not in a religious sense) after a multi-year hiatus, welcome to the board. It’s good that you rediscovered cycling and are getting back into something that can a life-long sport. (P.S you will need to learn to spell brakes correctly - not breaks - or grammar police will be all over you)
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Hey! I agree, west coast best coast, hi from Spokane!
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