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Old 12-19-2012, 08:11 AM   #21
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Do you bike? Not a fanatic but yes regularly.

Been doing it long? Off and on 50 years.

What kind of biking? Road I like to cover some distance and see the sights. We bring our bikes everywhere on vacation it's a great way to see things.

Serious, or just occasionally? I do it as part of my exercise regimen but would not consider myself overly serious. I am probably covering 200 - 300 miles a month.

What kind of bike(s)... Road Bike (Specialized), Folding Bike (Bike Friday), Recumbent

Into the technical part of biking? No

Got a picture of your bike? If I find one I will post it.

Ride alone or in a group? Usually alone or with DW.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #22
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Do you bike? Yes.
Been doing it long? Almost 40 years, off and on.
What kind of biking... road, mountain, cruiser, stationary? Mostly road and paved trails; some packed gravel rails to trails riding.
Serious, or just occasionally? Daily some summers; sometimes months without riding; main commuting vehicle when weather is good
What kind of bike(s)... ? Mostly recumbent road bike
Into the technical part of biking? As little as possible: I do not enjoyed fixing the bike; and, I am getting too old for technical mountain biking...takes too long for the body to heal these days.
Got a picture of your bike? This is not my bike or me; but, it is my exact make/model of bike and actually does look a bit like me when I was in my worst physical shape.
Ride alone or in a group? Usually alone; occasionally with girlfriend.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #23
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I'm a cyclist! Got my first bike at about age 5, rode to school until 10th grade and then commuted on a bike for 3 years of law school.

Now I ride a road bike and have 4 bikes. One is abeautiful vintage 1973 Schwinn Varsity that I rebuilt for fun--it's looking for a new home but it has to be the right adoptive parent. I have an older hybrid we poke around the neighborhood on. Then there's the obligatory carbon fiber road bike and a titanium road bike.

I ride a bike because it's fun. It also lets me pretty much eat and drink anything I want without gaining any weight. It keeps my BP nice and low. It keeps my spirits high. Sometimes I go relatively fast, but much of the time I just go at my own pace. And I love the week long BRAG ride in Georgia.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #24
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Yes I cycle. I ride each weekend and take a couple of weeks each year to go on a tour where I camp and stay in hotels, last year it was 3 weeks in Iceland.

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #25
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We visited Iceland but did not bike there. I would love to hear more about your trip. Did you have a blog. If not, can you share your experience. Thanks
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Been doing it long? Since childhood (haven't we all), but as exercise off and on for almost 30 years.
What kind of biking... road, mountain, cruiser, stationary Road
Serious, or just occasionally? Both. Years ago I did several century rides, and several multi-day rides (VT, OH), trained daily when I was focused. More sporadic now, I only put 700 miles on my bike this year - I wish I rode more. Though the riding season is only 6-7 months/year where I am.
What kind of bike(s)... ? 2006 Trek Madone 5.5
Into the technical part of biking? Just enough to maintain mine.
Ride alone or in a group? Usually alone training - especially now that I'm ER (all my friends still work), but with DW some, and groups occasionally.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #27
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We visited Iceland but did not bike there. I would love to hear more about your trip. Did you have a blog. If not, can you share your experience. Thanks
The first half was hell. I rode Rt 1 from Reykjavik to Eggilstadir, going through Vik and Hofn. The head winds and the sandur were tough. I stayed in hostels and guest houses each night, but on some days I only saw a few cars and leaving Hofn I felt like I was heading toward the end of the world. When I got to the far East of the island at Eggilstadir I rented a car and did a 10 day driving tour of the north. I'll go back one year and try to ride around the whole island. I'll be better prepared next time
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