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Old 09-15-07, 05:35 AM
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Hello. I started with road bikes in 1995...just out of graduate school. A friend talked me into buying a used Trek 1200. After my first ride, I sold my mountain bike and I have never looked back. In 2000, my wife and I were transferred to Switzerland. While in Geneva, I upgraded to a Trek 2300 and passed the 1200 to my wife. My family and I now live in rural Oklahoma.
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Hello lafferty, what were you doing in Switzerland? And now you are in Oklahoma, and rural OK at that!

Do you have photos of any rides in Switzerland? Or were you not able to get in a lot of riding?

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Old 09-18-07, 07:11 AM
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I was working for an international trade company. We traded various ag products such as corn, wheat, soybeans, soybean products and sugar. I left the company to go into my family's business in Oklahoma.

I was able to ride quite a bit in Switzerland. We lived in a small village outside of Geneva, so I had quick access (i.e., 200 meters) to the country, including the foothills to the Alps. I was also lucky to be neighbors with a fellow cyclist who worked in our shipping department. The two of us rode quite a bit together.

I never took a camera with me on the bike, but I drove my main route and took some good pics. I'll try to attach some if I can figure it out....looks like the files are too large.
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If you don't already have a photo hosting account somewhere (photobucket, flickr, etc.), now is a good time to get one !

It's a lot easier to have a link to the photos than to try to size them so that they will fit.

My husband's grandparents are from a couple of small villages in the Canton of Berne--he would love to visit one day, naturally on a bike!

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Howdy Lafferty. Grew up in Edmond Oklahoma in the early 70's when it was still rural. Welcome to the forums. If you ever make it to Dallas, there are a bunch of us here. Check out the Texas regional forum.
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