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Old 09-19-06, 05:45 AM
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Riding in Boulder

Greetings from Boulder,

Getting back into riding on a regular basis after a four year break - riding my other 'bike', a Ducati Monster - I am a recovering cycle addict. I used to commute regularly on my 86' Peugeot Triathlon in and out of Boston for about five years (12-16 mile roundtrip through traffic circles and crazy Boston drivers and only one collision), raced my '92 Bridgestone MB2 for one season, rode with the Charles River Wheelmen, and NEMBA. I moved to Boulder, bought a Bill Davidson frame at my first Veloswap(so addicting) in Denver then got it stolen in the same year here in Boulder (never had a bike stolen in Boston), acquired an XO-1, an RB-1, an MB-1, a Klein, and a Paramount in the ensuing years.

Once the Ducati came into the picture, I pretty much rode it continuously until I hurt my knee playing hockey. Bicycling was my physical therapy.

So I am recovered now. (Anyone need a whole lot of riding gear, helmets, motorcycle, etc? Sorry, wrong forum. ) I traded in my XO-1 and Paramount frames (neither of them fit me very well) for a Surly Cross-check built up as my main ride, for commuting, exploring. I went back to riding my RB-1 a lot more on weekends and sometimes to work. I still don't ride my Klein mountain bike very much. Ironic, considering that when I lived in Boston I rode lots of trails (Lynn Woods, Dover, Blue Hills, Dogtown, etc.) and dreamed of riding out West. Now I've been out here 11 years and barely get my mountain bike dirty (I have been to Moab though! That rocks!).

Now I mostly ride the bike trail to/from work six miles each way. Easiest commute ever. Only have to deal with cars for about a mile and even then I have a wide bike lane. I love the People's Republic! And it almost never rains here. How ideal is that? I have also added a Bike E, a Scwhinn beater, and a Burley trailer (to tow the kid around in) to the garage.

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Old 09-19-06, 07:15 AM
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Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you're enjoying one of America's biking Utopias!
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Old 09-29-06, 07:07 PM
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I lived in Boulder 2000-2003. It was a nice place to be for a while. The bus system was so good there (free for CU staff at the time) that I didn't bike much there, except to/from work on the creek trail. I miss Trident and Sushi Tora...oooh, and spaghetti night at Gondolier!
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Old 09-30-06, 05:59 PM
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I've gotta get to Boulder and ride!
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Old 10-04-06, 09:44 PM
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Do you need someone to explore those awesome singletrack trails with or? Lots of people work all year to take vacations to come out West to ride trails for just a few precious days a year & they are in your backyard. Get out there!
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