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Old 10-23-07, 06:48 PM
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Greetings from Silver Spring, MD

Hey everybody. This is Nick, a 50 yr old recreational biker from Silver Spring MD. I am also a federal employee going on 29 years of service; there is a light at the end of this tunnel. My lifetime bikes: something from the Far East with 20" wheels (early 60's); a Columbia with 16" wheels and a 3spd Sturmey-Archer grip shifter (late 60's); 1970 Raleigh Sports in BRG with the 3spd Sturmey-Archer; 1985 Schwinn Traveler; 1990? Cannondale R? (with the "custom" artsy factory paint job); another early '90s Cannondale (R300?); mid-90's Specialized Hard Rock and an Expedition; 1985 Bridgestone 200; 2005 Schwinn Voyageur with the 7spd integrated hub shifter. I try to bike downtown to work on the Capital Crescent trail; on weekends in the summer I usually get in a Sunday ride in Rock Creek Park. The DC area is a biker's Mecca for sure. My current project is I stripped/sanded/repainted the Bridgestone (metalflake blue) and am having my LBS reassemble it because I lack bike tools (and he is a nice guy) and it needs cables, chain, etc. I've done some triathlons and duathlons in the past but I'm down to once a year just for fun. Too bad since the bikes have really gotten incredible these days. My dream bikes would probably be either Cervelo or Felt, but I love the Bridgestone and Schwinn. Dream ride is to ride up the C&O Canal towpath to where it connects to another trail and ends in Pittsburgh, preferably with one of my sons. Cheers.
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Old 10-23-07, 06:59 PM
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Welcome Nick...Nice bike collection...

I grew up in Rockville and head home periodically but don't get to ride much when I am there. The place has changed quite a bit the last 20 years...

My father is cyclist and volunteers on the C&O Canal. He recently rode the entire Canal...again...

He has also rode that route from Pittsburgh down to DC and has nothing but good things to say about it (except for a small portion on a highway)...

There is also some old part of the PA Turnpike you can ride. He said that was pretty eerie...

There is nothing like riding with family...

P.S....Go Skins!!!
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Hello Nick, perhaps when you get settled in you could wander over to the Classic & Vintage forum and show us photos of all those bikes .

Welcome to BF!

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