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Old 06-29-10, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hello From California

I was doing some web-surfing and came across this site while searching for mountain bike forums. Looked interesting and informative, so I thought I would register.
Here is a little bit about me:
I am 45 years old. Obviously I am interested in cycling. I have ridden bikes since I was a kid. In November of 1980 I started racing BMX. I raced until 1986 when BMX started drying up in Bakersfield, my home town. I purchased a very inexpensive mountain bike and started to ride that.
I rode quite a bit up until I got married in '91. After that, I kind of drifted away from riding in any form.
Last fall the bug bit again. I started riding a Diamondback Traverse I got from my brother-in-law. It really isn't my size, so I got an old Gary Fisher Mamba from my brother (great relatives I have don't I?)
The Mamba needs some work, hence my search on the web for places that can offer up advice and/or suggestions. I really enjoy doing my own work when possible, and am pretty mechanically inclined, so I am not afraid to jump in and tackle whatever problems arise.
Anyway, I better knock off here; I can get long winded if I don't keep myself in check.
I look forward to becoming involved in the forums here, and hope I can offer help when I can.

My current line-up:
'93 Diamondback Traverse in really good shape
'96 Gary Fisher Mamba on its way to getting in really good shape
'81 SE Racing Quadangle recently restored (my original BMX racing bike)
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Old 06-29-10, 09:21 PM   #2
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Welcome Charley to Bike Forums.
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Old 06-29-10, 11:58 PM   #3
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Hello. I'm also from Bakersfield! I didn't expect to see anyone else from here when I clicked on the California thread.
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