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Old 12-06-04, 02:34 AM
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Hey everybody,

This is the Maddbass out on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver, BC.

I grew up with bikes. I've always loved riding, maintaining and improving my bikes. I sold all my bikes to facilitate a lifestyle experiment a few years ago and, now that that's all done I seem to have found my way back to the bike again. I bought an old mtb from my buddy last year and at first all the mechanical pronblems were a pain in the but, but now (strangely due to force) I've rediscovered my love for mechanical work and workings.

I think one of the endearing and enduring qualities of the bicycle is the synergistic relationship that can be formed between man and machine... By maintaining the machine you have confidence in it's integrity and knowledge of it's workings, by having this knowledge and confidence you are able to ride at a higher level and push your limits thereby increasing your fitness and skill level, which makes you happy and want to maintain the fun machine so you can keep doing it to it.
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Old 12-06-04, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by maddbass
This is the Maddbass out on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver, BC.I sold all my bikes to facilitate a lifestyle experiment a few years ago and, now that that's all done I seem to have found my way back to the bike again.
You have that timber of our west coast brothers, just south of you. Welcome to the forums. I hope your latest lifestyle change accomodates bicycles more than the last. I am a wee bit curious as to what kind of lifestyle experiment, would be so mean, as to exclude bikes.
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Old 12-07-04, 08:42 PM
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Hey Icerat,

Thank's for the welcome. I love the woods out here (orig. from Ontario) and get to walk to work through the rain forest 5 days a week. Lately I've been biking and to tell you the truth (forgive me brother bikers) I perfer the walk in terms of wilderness enjoyment. I gotta tell you though now that it's winter here and raining I think biking is more fun then walking.

Thank's again, this is my first time in any kind of forum and it's nice way to start thing's off.

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Old 12-08-04, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by maddbass
Hey Icerat,

I love the woods out here (orig. from Ontario) and get to walk to work through the rain forest 5 days a week. Lately I've been biking and to tell you the truth (forgive me brother bikers) I perfer the walk in terms of wilderness enjoyment. Thank's again, this is my first time in any kind of forum and it's nice way to start thing's off.
Your commute sounds great. I wish I had to slog through coastal rainforest to get to work each day! I lived north of San Fransisco for a while, and I really enjoyed the walks through Muir Woods on drizzly days. Unfotunately these weren't part of my daily regimen.
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Hello from Southern California! Isn't it great to rediscover something you love?
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Old 12-08-04, 02:04 AM
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No-one can stay away from bikes for long! I just hope I never stop riding.
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