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Old 11-05-04, 12:32 AM
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Hello from Seattle WA (well, close to it)

Hi all,

The bike bug bit me. I thought it was the flu, but it was a bike bug.

As a kid I rode bikes all the time, and even raced BMX for a bit. As a young adult I did commute by bike for a period of time (mostly because I was too broke to afford a car, but ...).

Now 20 years later (I am still an early 40something) I have been totally bitten by the bike bug.

I am still trying to decide if I like riding more, or the bikes themselves more. I am hoping to do some short tours this coming summer and to maybe commute to work on occasion once we have daylight again.

I now have 4+ bikes. A late 90s Fuji MTB converted to more of a hybrid (skinny tires, lights, fenders, rack, stuff like that). I also have a Bridgestone MB-2 Comp (not certain about the year). A 1973 Raleigh Grand Prix (project bike). A Nishiki Olympic 12 (thrift store find in great working order for $20) and a late 70s or early 80s Bianchi Sport SS ($15 at a thrift store), and it just needs a wheel trued up, new tires and a new chain. I read on one of the forums the answer to "how many bikes do I need?" The answer is n+1, where n represents the number of bikes I currently own. Do you think my wife will notice the growing collection?

Other than biking, I am a recovering computer geek, and NASCAR sim racer. And I try to balance life with a wife and 4 daughters.

That is all I know for now.

Tom O'Hara
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Old 11-05-04, 12:58 AM
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Glad to hear you have the bug too. Welcome to the forums from the other side of the state! I'll be in Seattle this weekend. I hope to do some cruising around the city on my urban commuter bike.
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Old 11-05-04, 06:35 AM
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As a native (and former) Bellinghamster I'm a bit familiar with the PNW. Nice place to ride when the weather co-operates. The bike bug bits hard! The only thing worse is the addiction resulting from a recumbent bike! Worse than any drug addiction known to man. Sounds like either way you are hooked. Welcome to the forums!

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Old 11-05-04, 03:29 PM
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Welcome to the forums Tom! I'm a native and former Vashonite! You'll find this forum fills all your bicycle needs. Cheers!
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