Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-14, 08:54 PM   #1
Aj Mick
Thread Starter
Aj Mick's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Bikes: Utilitarian Chinese cheapie with a basket on the front
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Me and what I ride

New here, but more than five decades a cyclist, starting in 1961, as a seven year old kid visiting folks down the road, in rural New Zealand.

The kids there had bikes, so I decided to have a go. After a couple of tries, I wobbled off and soon got the hang of it, then we got the call to lunch.

After lunch we went out to play on the bikes again. The others headed off down a hill, and I followed, knowing only a little about changing direction, and even less about brakes. I crashed into a barbed wire fence, catapulted over the top. My fall was broken by a prickly blackberry bush.

I went back inside, seeking sympathy from my parents, but got none. They were enjoying tea and gossip, or whatever. So I went back out, and by the end of the afternoon I had brakes and changing direction fairly well sussed.

In due course I got a bicycle of my own, and since then cycling has remained my preferred means of transport for local trips, within 10 - 15 km of home. For longer distances I usually use a motorcycle…. I have lived in four different countries and cycled in many more, I guess about 20.

Cycling (and motorcycling) is primarily a way of getting around for me. I am interested in the sport side of things to some extent, but have little time for the "I've got a flash bike and all the gear" thing.

I own neither a cycle helmet, nor a scrap of lycra. This has been my day to day ride for the past decade:

Last edited by Aj Mick; 01-10-14 at 09:07 PM.
Aj Mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-14, 09:22 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
10 Wheels's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 31,002
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 708 Post(s)
Hey Aj Mick,

Welcome to Bike Forums from Texas.

Thanks for the bike pic.
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-14, 09:44 AM   #3
Endangered Serotta Rider
Lacumo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: 2005 Serotta
Posts: 3,009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to BF!
Lacumo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.