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Old 09-16-09, 09:53 AM
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Greetings from Gator country!

Ah, the obligatory introductory ramble: I'm a fortysomething Jesus freak who hacks networks for a living and plays the occasional guitar. I've been married for 20+ years and am afflicted with paternity (2 teenage girls - fear fear fear!).

I've been riding seriously or semiseriously since I was a kid and discovered that I could outrun any bigger kid trying to pick on me by hitting the big ring and hammering. My habit got up around 20 to 30 miles a day until the kids arrived, at which time I pretty much stopped riding. I've gotten back into it periodically, and am making a determined effort now to stay with it, as the wife is convinced I'm healthier when I ride. My younger daughter is getting into riding too and has essentially hijacked her mother's Terry road bike. The older girl outgrew her mountain bike , passed it down to her kid sister, and laid claim to the wife's RockHopper. Looks like if the wife wants to start riding again I'll have to pony up for some new bikes.

I've always worked on my own and my friends' bikes. My current road bike is a 15+ y/o Maruishi Tange #2 frameset I bought on consignment for a hundred bucks; my family pitched in and got me a complete Ultegra group for Christmas that year. I recently replaced the wheels and am now finally using the Ultegra hubs. A decade and a half later and my bike finally indexes! My shoes fell apart recently so I splurged on new road shoes and SPD-SL pedals, as nobody seems to sell good old Luddite slotted cleats any more. It's a decent ride, though I get bike envy when my 6-4 coworker with the 19lb titanium and DuraAce dream bike shows up at the office.

Next trick is to add some ham radio gear to the mountain bike and operate bicycle mobile on 20 meters!
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Old 09-16-09, 01:17 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. I'd like to see the battery pack for that ham radio setup!
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Welcome to Bike Forums. I'd like to see the battery pack for that ham radio setup!
You'd be surprised; there's quite a lot of hams talking on the radio from their bikes. Most of the time the power source would be about a 7ah gelcell bungied corded to a rack. Not too heavy or bulky, and enough capacity to run a radio for a couple hours.
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