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Old 04-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #11
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I have a couple bikes, 2 mtn, 2 road-ish. My road bike is a Surly crosscheck since I enjoy mashing around the mountain back (gravel) roads near my house. I can put fatter tires on there than a road frame. I also have a fixie, but that has not been off the trainer in 2 years. Have a single-speeded Q-Roo mtb, and a squishy Astrix Monk 29er. I work from home, so when I go "out for lunch" its usually a 20 mile road loop .

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Old 04-11-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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Used to when I lived in the ex-burb, but between the narrow roads and logging trucks out here in the country, not safe.

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Old 04-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
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I'm a road bike rider - currently riding a Trek 5200. My son has taken up riding too, and is riding my old Trek 1400. He's now faster than me, which is a very bittersweet feeling.

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Old 04-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #14
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I'm a road bike rider - currently riding a Trek 5200. My son has taken up riding too, and is riding my old Trek 1400. He's now faster than me, which is a very bittersweet feeling.
Haha road biking is an old mans sport too, you have no excuse for that!
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:51 PM   #15
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Year round bicycle commuter here. I have a couple fixed gear bikes for my commute and errands, a recumbent for longer road rides and a Pugsley for goofing around off-road and in the snow.

Most of my riding is commuting and general errands. I do try to get a few long rides on the recumbent over the summer and usually a century or two. I bought the Pugsley with the intention of riding off-road summer and winter but havn't ridden it much the last year or so. I mostly use it for neighborhood rides with my young daughter and wife.

So what is the fixie you refer to in your username. I have a Mercier Kilo TT (cheap track bike) with bull horns and a front brake and a CrossCheck with a fixed wheelset for my primary all weather bike.

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I have two fixies that I tool around on, one is a jamis sputnik that is blacked out with sugino cranks and black rims, and the other is a masi track frame that is orange with white deep-v rims, and blue bull horns. It is so flash and yuppie looking but it is fun.
Sweet to see you have a pugsley, I have had the chance to ride one and it was crazy fun. Those tires are HUGE!! Great to see other bikers on HBT.

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Old 04-12-2009, 03:17 PM   #16
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Haha road biking is an old mans sport too, you have no excuse for that!
I do have an excuse. I blame my brewing hobby; or more precisely, my drinking hobby, which has added too many pounds to my frame. At least the riding keeps my weight somewhat under control.

"Drink to ride. Ride to drink."
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:23 PM   #17
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I've been into mountain biking for about 20 years, done a bit of racing as well. I love riding my road bike as well, but the crazy rednecks in pickups try to run me off the road around here.

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I've been on a bike since I was able to walk. I grew up riding around the neighborhood, and then moved to BMX. As I got older I bought a MTB for safer dirt jumping and then XC. Then I built a fixed gear for kicks that I have now switched to the freewheel side for longer rides. Winter weekends are spent on the MTB trails, summer weeknights are spent on the single speed averaging 15-20 miles per night.

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Old 04-13-2009, 06:58 AM   #19
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I have a couple bikes, 2 mtn, 2 road-ish. My road bike is a Surly crosscheck since I enjoy mashing around the mountain back (gravel) roads near my house. I can put fatter tires on there than a road frame. I also have a fixie, but that has not been off the trainer in 2 years. Have a single-speeded Q-Roo mtb, and a squishy Astrix Monk 29er. I work from home, so when I go "out for lunch" its usually a 20 mile road loop .

Sweet to hear that you have a crosscheck, I have had the chance to ride a few and they where great. I am thinking about getting a surly steamroller for a fixie commuter. Just what I need right more bikes! and beer for that matter!! Hopefully I will be putting a few pictures of my garage up. All you bike nerds will love it, there is 24 bikes in my garage at the moment. I live with five other people who are all into bikes and own a crap load. So pics soon!
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:57 PM   #20
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Road/Fixie rider here. I worked as a bike mechanic at a huge shop in Boston while I was in college. Used to ride mountain a lot as well, but now basically only my road bike (Lemond Zurich circa 2002) and my fixed gear (Bianchi Pista frame, built up with a variety of parts)

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