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Old 05-19-2017, 03:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by lewes3 View Post
Hey Glo - your message brought back memories from long ago! I attended CSU there in Fort Collins in the early 60s (yeah, I'm an old fart!). Back in those days, few had bikes and bike trails were pretty much non-existent. Partied a lot at Horsetooth and up on the Cache La Poudre river - keg of Coors in the river to keep it cold. I can just imagine that biking now the trails must be absolutely beautiful.

Are you contemplating a road bike in the future or do you think you will stick with off-road bikes.

I might suggest you consider subscribing the daily email. When I was getting back into biking last year. I found this to be one of the best source of information - from bikes, maintenance, health, technique, clothing, etc. About five or six articles each day, taken from the print mag and other mags. Highly recommended. (and no connection

Hi Chuck!

I have never seen a place as bike friendly as Fort Collins. I grew up in a small town in Alabama. No bike lanes and the only trails were illegal dirt bike trails that only us crazy 10 year olds on Walmart Huffys and Murrays would try pedaling and we somehow survived crash after crash with no serious injuries.

I do want to build a road bike. I say it may be some time, but honestly if I see the right project, I'll probably start on it sooner rather than later.

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Old 05-20-2017, 12:08 PM   #32
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Congratulations on the baby glo. You might be too busy to work on any bike projects for awhile.
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