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PhotoByMark 03-07-08 12:44 AM

Lurking from Texas, finally joined up!
Hello there,

Been hanging out here for awhile and finally joined up.

After a little break of not riding (ummm, about a 14 year break that is ;)) I and my wife have started riding again. Last year we started riding our MTBs (on the road) averaging 15-30 miles per-ride. This year we bought some new hybrids and wow what a difference that made! Never realized how heavy and slow the mountain bikes are on the road. In fact, I tried to ride my mountain bike and she used her hybrid. Yeah, that did not work. She was killing me and I was flat out dieing on the hills. So that is when I brought the old Trek 1400 out of retirement (a classic! LOL). After doing a tune-up and such the Trek 1400 runs great. We have been riding more and more and now can do 40 mile rides quite easily. I also have been riding to check the mail almost everyday (nice hilly 10 mile ride to the post office). My wife is much better shape than I am right now (she is training for some tri-s) but I can hang with her on the bike. We are signed up for 2 rides thus far this with the Hotter than Hell being the biggee for us this summer. We are gonna do the 100K this year and see how that goes. Hopefully, next year we can do the 100m ride. Have I rambled on too much. Anyway, Hello again.


East Hill 03-07-08 07:57 AM

Hello Mark, you should check in with the Texas regional subforum and see who else is signed up for the Hotter than Hell ride--there are quite a few members you could exchange hellos with.

How old is the Trek? Got any photos you can share?

Welcome to BF!

East Hill

PhotoByMark 03-07-08 01:10 PM

East, Thanks for the welcome. I will head over to the Texas forum and say hi there as well.

More on the old Trek: I bought my Trek 1400 in 1991-2 new. I cannot remember the date for sure??? I upgraded to the Trek from a Falcon Europa. Back then I was riding quite a bit but then something happened (life I guess??) and soon after I quit riding. Then in 94 got married and well here we are now. The Trek is in great condition. I will take some pictures and post them up.

East Hill 03-07-08 01:12 PM

Cool! Photos are our lifeblood here :D .

East Hill

PhotoByMark 03-07-08 01:17 PM

Originally Posted by East Hill (Post 6298245)
Cool! Photos are our lifeblood here :D .

East Hill

Excellent! Photography is another hobby of mine. Hence, my forum name. Plus, I just use the same forum name on almost every forum I belong to. Just keeps things simple for my simple mind. :D

East Hill 03-07-08 01:21 PM

There are a lot of photographers here...check out this thread from page three to the end.

East Hill

PhotoByMark 03-07-08 01:26 PM

Cool! Will do!

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