Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Introductions
Reload this Page >

Hey I'm djsfix, and here's a little background on me

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

Hey I'm djsfix, and here's a little background on me

Reply

Old 01-13-12, 01:15 AM
  #1  
djsfix
Green Light
Thread Starter
 
djsfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North America => Bay Area
Posts: 31

Bikes: Feather CX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey I'm djsfix, and here's a little background on me

Don't usually do the intro for myself on forums, but I figured it'd be a good way to meet like minded people.

I'm D, in my early 20's, am pretty open minded, and live in the bay area (northern california). When I was a kid, nine times out of ten, you'd find me on a bike. As I grew, I continued to ride getting further into BMX and mountain biking with my pops.

Fast forward through high school, my BMXing decreased and mountain biking increased, but as time progressed I went less and less due to a heavy work/school schedule

Fast forward again, in April I was in a freak accident where my car was hit by a down power line and it killed the electrical in my car (headlights, dashlights, power steering, etc.) As a result I couldn't see where I was going, it was pitch black at the time, and ended up hitting a power pole and totaled my car Not too worry, I was completely fine. The problem was, I had two beers earlier on in the evening and the police/pg&e used this as a way to bury me with fines and shift the blame from my car being hit by the power line to me hitting the power pole and then the power line coming down.

So I've been car-less since April, and have learned to live without one. After a lot of thought and research I decided to put money I had been saving for a new car towards a new FG bike. Taking into account my health, the environment, gas prices, insurance, etc. I'll still be paying insurance for a family member's vehicle so I have access to a car if need be. So not car-free, but car-light.

I'll be using my new bike to commute to and from work, around 30 miles roundtrip as well as getting around town in general. It's going to be a complete lifestyle change, but it's for the better.

That's a little bit about me related to biking,

-djsfix
djsfix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-12, 01:20 AM
  #2  
1nterceptor
LET'S ROLL
 
1nterceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NEW YORK, NY - USA
Posts: 4,708

Bikes: 2014 BMC Gran Fondo, 2013 Brompton S6L-X

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 277 Post(s)
Welcome aboard!
__________________
One day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20X43026ukY&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=1
1nterceptor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-12, 01:22 AM
  #3  
Dean7
Senior Member
 
Dean7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 518
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
30 miles round trip is quite the commute. Sounds like fun!
Dean7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-12, 12:29 PM
  #4  
djsfix
Green Light
Thread Starter
 
djsfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North America => Bay Area
Posts: 31

Bikes: Feather CX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
Welcome aboard!
Thanks interceptor!
Originally Posted by Dean7 View Post
30 miles round trip is quite the commute. Sounds like fun!
Yea, that's what I keep hearing, I'm thinking either way it will be a great way to start and end my day.

Thanks for the warm welcome amigos,

-djsfix
djsfix is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service