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Old 09-19-13, 07:14 AM
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Dutchie mom here!

I'm here to do my research on what bike to get for me and my family. And to soak up some bike culture.

- Born and raised in the Netherlands
- Lived in Amsterdam for 5 years until...
- Moved to US in 2000 in my early 20-ies.
- Primarily bike to get from A to B and to 'slow down'
- Learned to drive a car in the USA
- Met my American hubby here
- We stopped biking after we had our twin boys, 1.5 years ago.
- Now looking for a way to get us all to bike again.
- Living on a tight budget
- Missing my freedom to hop on a bike and go anywhere
- Scared to drive in South Carolina traffic
- Dreaming of being a proper Dutch mom: one kid on the back, one kid in front, shopping bag on the handle bar, umbrella in my hand and go.
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Old 09-19-13, 07:18 AM
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Cheers Mina, welcome to Bike Forums!

Sounds like you have a plan.

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Old 09-19-13, 08:04 AM
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Old 09-19-13, 08:22 AM
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Thank you 10 Wheels. Love your picture! Awesome. Are they all yours?
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Old 09-19-13, 08:23 AM
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Thanks Juha. Actually, while I have a vision, I have no real plan. That's why I'm here.
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Old 09-19-13, 08:31 AM
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Thank you 10 Wheels. Love your picture! Awesome. Are they all yours?

Just a Fun Pic I thought you might enjoy.

Internet pic from Portland.
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Old 09-19-13, 09:15 AM
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Welcome! I'm not Dutch, but often wish I was there. Groetjes!
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Old 09-19-13, 07:58 PM
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Welcome to BF! If you can swing the $$, one of those Burley 2-kid trailers might enable you to take the kids out for a ride on any available local bike paths. You might find one in the Marketplace--For Sale forum here in BF or on Craigslist or some other used equipment sale venue. Good luck with it.
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Old 09-20-13, 08:23 AM
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^^^ That's a good suggestion! You might want to check out our family and recreation forum as a start! And welcome to Bike Forums! Let us know what you end up getting!
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Old 09-20-13, 07:44 PM
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Always much more fun to ride with friends and family. Welcome!
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Nice to meet you Mina!

It's best to take things slowly and nothing sure beats a bike ride where you're to yourself and able to meditate and unwind the stresses of the game of life.

Enjoy your stay.
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