Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Introductions
Reload this Page >

I should say "hello, everybody?"

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

I should say "hello, everybody?"

Old 03-04-08, 02:19 PM
  #1  
misterbaseball9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I should say "hello, everybody?"

Hello, everybody. I'm North of Columbus, Ohio. Haven't been super serious about cycling in recent years, but hoping to get back into it. My dad used to be pretty avid about it and I used to join him when I was a kid/teenager and since I haven't lived at home I kind of fell out of touch with cycling. I currently have a POS mountain bike, my wife and I ride around C'bus, north of C'bus occasionally. Never more than about 10 miles. We'd love to get more serious about it and get some decent bikes this spring. Happy cycling, everone.
misterbaseball9 is offline  
Old 03-04-08, 02:23 PM
  #2  
X-LinkedRider
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 4,116

Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey man, welcome to the Bike Forums. This is definitely the best place to obtain information, share stories, experiences and problems. Most people on here are very knowledgeable and there are some, like me, that talk out of our ass. Ha ha.

I hope in the upcoming weeks, you get out there a few more times and figure out what kind of riders you'd like to be. For now, welcome to the forums and happy posting.
X-LinkedRider is offline  
Old 03-04-08, 03:28 PM
  #3  
AndrewP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal
Posts: 6,521

Bikes: Peugeot Hybrid, Minelli Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome. Is your dad still riding and what sort of bike did he have?
AndrewP is offline  
Old 03-04-08, 05:07 PM
  #4  
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hi MB9, yeah, this is a fun place to learn a lot of interesting stuff, so don't be afraid to post and ask questions. As X-Linked said, share your experiences and stories, and we'll do out best to get you out there on a bike you can enjoy!

Welcome to BF!

East Hill

__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 03-05-08, 08:11 AM
  #5  
misterbaseball9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the welcomes, everyone. As for my dad, he does not ride as much anymore. At least not to my knowledge. For years and years he rode a Schwinn (couldn't tell you the model) and then he got a Pegasus Delta that he still has. He offered to give it to me, and it is a pretty sweet ride, but I figure I'll let him keep it just in case he does ever get serious about riding again.
misterbaseball9 is offline  
Old 03-05-08, 08:19 AM
  #6  
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Your father is generous indeed, and yes he was an avid cyclist if he had a Pegasus Delta! If it fits you I'd be using it, making sure he knows that he could have it back anytime.

What's the componentry on it?

Do you have photos?

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 03-05-08, 03:39 PM
  #7  
misterbaseball9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sorry, no photos and I honestly couldn't tell you the compenentry. I know he spent a decent chunk of change on it. The bike does fit me pretty well, and I do like riding it, but since I live about 3 hours away I don't want to take it from him in case he does ever want to get it out again. I'd like to ride with him when I do home so I'll him hang on to it for a while.
misterbaseball9 is offline  
Old 03-05-08, 06:29 PM
  #8  
Tude 
Blasted Weeds
 
Tude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,182

Bikes: Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome to our little (huge) humble abode!

And ... you need to hit some LBS (local bike shops) and do some test rides - cause there is so much out there - a bike that fits you and how and where you want to ride is awesome. And doooo check out a few places too - cause bike shops carry certain makes/models.

You too shall learn that the LBS's are the adult version of the old Sear's "Wish" book when you were a kid looking for toys.

Have fun!!!!
Tude is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.