Any cyclists on TB?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Alex, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Just wondering if any TBers share my other passion...
  2. I assume you mean bicycles. I raced in college 40 years ago and for a few years afterwards. I did centuries up until about 10 years ago, but I haven't had much time to train in the last 10 years. I haven't done the Rice the Rockies because I save my vacation time for hunting and international travel, but several of my friends do that ride on a regular basis.
  3. gamera


    Sep 20, 2004
    Gloucester, MA
    not very well, but did ok.

    I was service manager of a couple of bike shops and have been around bikes for a long time. I have a friend that sings and plays and owns a bike shop in Salem, MA.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Been riding bikes since I was a kid...I'm 51 now. No racing or MTBs for me, just touring and riding to work in good weather.

    Last bike I bought was a recumbent tandem that my wife and I ride together, that one is a lot of fun. In fact my next solo bike might be another recumbent, I really like them.
  5. hopefully I'll do RAGBRAI this summer if my dad lets me. He says he won't make it.
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I used to ride a lot. My usual cycling buddy in junior high and high school went on to be a writer and editor for Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines.

    I don't ride as much, but I need to get back into it.
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I used to ride a lot more. I did a Century ride a few years ago. I need to do it more as well. Maybe when the baby comes in April I'll get one of those cool trailers.
  8. I used to ride a lot when I lived in the UK. I moved to the USA in 1983 and rode quite a bit until the early '90s. I started riding again last June - now I'm trying to make up for lost time!!!

    - Wil
  9. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    bicyclists... tight pants and crazy helmets from 80's Alian movies... think they have rights... psh
  10. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    i ride a vintage cannondale road bike [black], with a chrome italian headset and matching front forks ...and a compressed air bullhorn for women on their cells driving ass-u-v's :p
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    It's an absolute GAS.

    I ride road bikes, and I'm a member of the US Air Force cycling team. I'm the capitan of my local Air Force team.

    I probably train 3500-4000 miles a year.
  12. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts

    I've never tight pants (just jeams or cutoffs) and my helmet's pretty plain looking.

    I do have rights, though...bikes were on the roads a long time before cars were, eh? :bag:
  13. Chris M

    Chris M

    Oct 23, 2005
    Littleton, CO
    I don't race or anything, but I absolutely love riding.

    My wife and I split up at the end of this summer after 14 years together.. I found myself sitting on the couch flipping through the channels going "Look, there's a movie we saw together.." or "She used to enjoy watching that show.." Eventually I snapped out of it and realized I just needed to get out of the house. I hopped on my bike and rode around the neighborhood for an hour or so..

    I did it again the next day and the day after that. Pretty soon I was riding everyday and feeling a whole lot better.. Eventually I was averaging about 45 - 50 miles a week on my bike.. I also go out to various trails and ride on the weekends and I've lost 23 lbs.

    With the cold weather I end up beating the crap out of my punching bag for exercise, but I still try and get out on my bike 3 or 4 times a week. I can't wait for summer so I can go back to enjoying a few miles every night after work. Cycling is a fantastic release.. Almost as fun as music.
  14. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Maybe true but you cant argue that every bicycle wants to be a car... Bikes are definitely closet cars...

    And once more i have to quote myself... because its my favorite thing to do (even in school papers i quote myself :) )

  15. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/Builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    In the grand scheme of things, not really. The bicycle was invented in 1861. The first gasoline powered automobile was built in 1885, but there was an electric carriage invented in 1832 and a steamed powered carriage invented in 1769. The horse was invented waaaaaay before any of these.
  16. I used to MTB alot, but one day while out on a local urban ride i distroyed my left knee. Nothing quite like seeing your knee go about 90 degrees out to the side. After that i kinda got out of it.
  17. Hmmmm, cycling, eh? I've got a couple without the training wheel. In fact, my friend and I just put together a "art" movie for my friend's AP English class (I'm the rider wearing body armor labelled "prompt") You can see it here .
  18. I'll be starting my first road season in spring. I'm riding on a Giant TCR-C3. Hope I don't suck!
  19. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA

    Ricebike!!! blink blink...
  20. rugrat

    rugrat Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    :rollno: A couple weeks ago I bought a Specialized "Rock Hopper". This bike is awesome! I rode it a few times and all the sudden we got tons of snow and my short season was over. I can't wait till it gets nice out, I need to get in better shape. The only thing I worry about is my genitalia. I have read stories about impotence and bicycles, is this just an old wive's tail? I hope so, I'd rather lose an eye than lose my manhood.