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Old 03-05-08, 09:17 PM
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Hello from a Canadian commuter

Hi folks,

I find myself more and more intrigued by the urban bike culture which is what led me to this forum. I live in a small city and I mostly bike to commute to work which is about 2.5 km away. I ride a 2005 Kona Hahanna. The idea when I bought this bike was to be able to go back and forth to work however still have the option to ride trails when I could. As I don't have a long distance to ride to, so far, this relationship has been working for me.

I used to own a road bike (a Schwinn something or other) waaay back when, but I feel much more comfortable on a mountain bike... I guess anything with this type of frame and thicker tires. I wiped out on a garden hose laid out across a road on that road bike, so now I just don't feel as steady on them.

I really do love cycling. In the right conditions, it's almost like flying. I love the quiet of the side streets in my city, the fresh air and the general freedom.

I've tried biking in snow with my current bike.. .which is chronicled in the Winter Cycling forums. Until I replace my tires for winter, I don't think i'm going to try that again.

I'm no mechanic, collector or bike nerd, but I'm pretty enthusiastic about being a bike commuter. I've been car-free since 2004, and even if I do end up buying a car this year, I can still see myself biking daily to work and shopping.

Other miscellaneous things about me: I'm an artist, I have 3 cats, a little house and lots of ikea furniture. I also love cooking (i'm a vegetarian), my boyfriend (who is not a vegetarian) apparently likes my cooking, I'm an amateur photographer (as in photo-blogger) and in my spare time, I draw, play World of Warcraft or work on my various web hobbies.

So hi!
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Hi Bdaisies, my husband's great grandparents on one side were from St. Catharine's! One of these days (soon) we will come and visit .

Glad to see you join--you should find the Commuting, Winter cycling, and Living Car Free forums to be most interesting.

Welcome to BF!

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Another South Western Ontarian. Cool! Welcome to BF's.

There's a thread in Foo where people have been posting some of their art. If you're interested, please post some of yours. I'd love to see it.
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