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Old 09-18-06, 07:01 PM
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Getting back into riding, In China

I started riding as far back as I can remember (okay, as far back as I can remember, I remember a "Big Wheel") while living in the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte. Moving forward, in college, and after, in Chico, CA, I used my bicycle as primary transportation.
I sort of cheated in the after college part. I had a company car that I used for al work related stuff. However, I did not even own a personal car and for personal transportation I used my bike solely.
Then I moved to the far northern area of California, near Yreka. At that point I stopped riding my bike for transportation because th edistances were to great. I got into mountain biking and racing. After an accident I ended up stoping riding entirely. Several years passed (of course, I did ride a motorcycle).

I recently took a job in China and decided to get a bicycle again. It feels great to be riding again. I commented to my wife, "I start to wonder why I stopped." Of course I know why I had stopped, due to the pain from the accident, I went from completing in the middle of my class to completing near, or at, last; yes, the sin of pride.

I am using the bike to get to work and for local trips. It is a, slightly better than average, single speed with, while, as said, better than average, by western standards, poor components. I initally got it with the idea of using it to learn the rules of the road, prior to getting a motorcycle. I am amazed to realize how much I am enjoying it. It is branded "pidgion" and has a rear drum/band brake, it is a single speed and the kickstand is attached to the rear chain stay, near the rear wheel attachment point. It has a rear wheel lock (pretty common here) attached to the upper part of the reat triangle and it clamps through the rear wheel. There is a full length chain guard. It is pretty much a standard commuter single speed.

So, Hello evryone.
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Old 09-18-06, 07:47 PM
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Welcome Robert! I have no idea where Xinyang is, but if it's near Beijing, look up gbcb. He's out that ways too.
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Welcome, Robert! Glad to see more BF members in China!
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