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Old 07-07-06, 05:39 PM
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hello from bike-snob city!

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my name is colleen and i live in san francisco. people here are VERY SERIOUS about their bicycles. its a little intimidating sometimes.

my dad has always been obsessed with cycling, and i started to get into it after he made me watch the movie, "breaking away." cliche, right? my dad bought me a road bike off of ebay as a high school graduation present, 6 years ago. its a univega gran rally, full shimano 600. i've ridden it pretty much it every day since. i can't imagine my life without my bike! i commute 70 miles round-trip each day. i ride 20+ miles on my bicycle (the rest is via commuter train), just because i love riding so much. rain or shine, at 8am monday thru friday, i'm out on the asphalt.

riding so much means that i need to constantly do work on my bicycle, so hopefully this is the right place to be! i want to be able to do all of the repairs on my bike myself. i'm also interested in building bicycles; i have an old nishiki touring frame that i'm converting to a fixie, but i just found out that there is a velodrome not far from here, so i want to build a track bike, too, and start racing for fun. yup!
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Old 07-07-06, 07:34 PM
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Holy ****! That's a long commute. Mine is about 40 miles round trip, 30 of those on the bus.
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Old 07-07-06, 08:07 PM
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The most miles I can go on my bruiser is like 10-15 miles a day =O

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Old 07-08-06, 04:39 PM
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For years, I commuted to work by bicycle wherever I was stationed in the Navy—Monterey, China Lake, Germany, Norfolk, Japan.

Now that I'm retired, I ride the Tammany Trace on New Orleans' North Shore every morning at dawn. I ride six or seven miles, stop at my favorite covered picnic bench, unload my newspaper and oranges from my rear basket, kick off my smooth-bottom sandals, and watch the "serious" cyclists whiz past.
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