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Old 11-05-14, 05:51 PM
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Hello from Central Florida

Hi everyone, my name's Gary. Many moons ago I purchased my first real bike and it was my sole means of transportation. Luckily Gary Fisher replaced the frame after it broke so I put a ton of miles on it. Later a bought a car then moved onto motorcycles just for economic reasons. The poor Fisher just sat for years. One day my Wife (girlfriend at the time) bought a bike of her own and we went on a ride. It was fantastic! The feeling of self propulsion just can be described. Well that day was one of two and then the bike sat again. Fast forward and we're married with a baby. Luckily on a garage sale hunt we found a bike trailer and for the past week and a half I've been finding any reason I can to take my toddler on bike rides.

I should be getting some 1.5 tires in the mail tomorrow for both our bikes which will help quite a bit. I just collected some old election signs today which I'll use to make fenders with. My longer term goal is to get in better cycling shape. I grabbed a pretty sweet old Raleigh 5 speed Sprite off craigslist not too long ago. The frame is in excellent shape and the rims just need a bit of tin foil to look nice. I'm hoping once I get the tires up to par that it can become a work commuter. The one way distance to work is 11.3 miles and Central Florida is not bike friendly at all so we'll see how that goes.

Can't wait to learn from everyone on here!!!

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Old 11-05-14, 06:09 PM
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Old 11-06-14, 09:27 AM
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