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Old 10-22-14, 08:42 PM
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Hi from Oregon!

Here's my cycling history:
Kid - I rode because I could
Older kid - I rode because I couldn't drive and lived out in the sticks
Teenager - I didn't ride because I could drive
College - I rode because we could go fast and not care (and recover from crashes) - road bike
Early career - I rode to exercise because I sat on my butt all day. commute and mtn bike
College again - I rode because in Iowa, there wasn't much else to do - rode bike and RAIGBRAI was a blast
Career & married - we rode for fun, bought a used tandem and did that too - commute and road bike
Had kids - uh, what?
Kids got older - rode with the family - road bike, tandem with my daughter (RAIBRAI again, hot)
Teenagers - rode with family, daughter will get no where near the tandem. Daughter gets faster than me, doesn't slow down going up hills.

We've lived in Oregon, Washington, Iowa. Oregon has the best roads. Iowa had the nicest drivers. Washington had neither.

So now we are at a point of getting a new tandem to replace our 1980's Burley. Joined the forum for all the great advice!
Thanks to all.
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Welcome from Malheur County, Oregon! We hope to provide you with all the knowledge, camaraderie and enjoyment of cycling we can impart.

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