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Where do you live?(64 posts)

Where do you live?94Nole
Jul 24, 2002 7:10 PM
I am relatively new to the road and to this discussion board and I read your posts each day but have no clue where all of you are. Would sure love to know your current town or city of abode.

oh, me...? Jacksonville, FL
re: Where do you live?94Nole
Jul 24, 2002 7:12 PM
I forgot this
Well..I Love Shimano
Jul 24, 2002 7:27 PM
I come from Makati city in the Philippines. I live near the business district which kinda looks like the pic below. However, most of the metropolis looks like crap.
The metro is crap, but vacation spots are OKI Love Shimano
Jul 24, 2002 7:39 PM
Like this one...
...and this oneI Love Shimano
Jul 24, 2002 7:46 PM
Nothing beats crystal clear beach water and powder fine white sand. Aaaah, I love summer!
re: Where do you live?gerwerken
Jul 24, 2002 7:34 PM
I live in Jacksonville, FL too!
re: Where do you live?CyclingWolf
Jul 24, 2002 7:44 PM
Williamsburg, VA
In a big pile of debrismickey-mac
Jul 24, 2002 8:05 PM
This is our backyard in sunny southern California. Although it may look like we live in a van down by the river, this is actually the by-product of the beginning of home remodeling. Dudes with a jackhammer and wheelbarrows spent the day out there ripping up stuff. Only another month to go.
Cheltenham Uk....Tim Field
Jul 25, 2002 12:31 AM
Yep keeping the Brit spirit alive!

Great place to live, this is a Regency town (v. posh) with a famous horse racing course. Only problem is pubs shutting at 11 bahh!!
Jammy Git...Eager Beagle
Jul 25, 2002 1:54 AM
My grand and grandad live in Northleach. There are some great cycling roads round there, and they maintain them decently.

There is a decent cycle shop in there too isn't there - I was looking in the window on a Sunday when it was closed, but it looked like it was full of good stuff.

Expensive place though, n'est pas?
Live in London, work in Tunbridge Wellsboneman
Jul 25, 2002 2:30 AM
Roads and traffic In London are crap but what can you do? At least I can ride everyday, albeit sometimes in the wet. Fairly flat but windy and rarely gets that warm unlike where I lived in Connecticut and Boston.
Here is where I grew upPhatMatt
Jul 25, 2002 5:32 AM
It is a small town called Mt Green UT. About 9 miles from Snowbasin (where the Olympic Downhill was held at the 2002 games)
Sorry forgot the picturePhatMatt
Jul 25, 2002 5:34 AM
here it is again.
And here is where I live now.PhatMatt
Jul 25, 2002 5:46 AM
In salt Lake county
Belgrade, Yugoslavia...igorn
Jul 25, 2002 1:53 AM
And here is a postcard...
Friends have told me Belgrade is a beautiful city, can see it isPaul
Jul 25, 2002 3:18 AM
from your pictures. Is there much cycling over there? What's the popular bikes?

Cycling in Yugoslaviaigorn
Jul 25, 2002 5:15 AM
Well, I'm glad you like these photos... And about your question... Yes there is pretty much cycling and a lot of cyclist here, but most of them ride mountain bikes (and most of these bikes are inexpensive, low quality but shiny happy monties :))) ). I think that years of economical isolation of Yugoslavia made irrecoverable degradation of living standard of ordinary people here. Prices of new (and even used) good quality road or mountain bikes are far behind paying capabilities of most of people here.

However, there are a lot of cycling clubs, and those interested in cycling sport have opportunity to use club equipment, and to be in touch with new technology even if they could not obtain equipment privately. Road racings are performing almost every weekend. Month ago there was a traditional Tour de Serbie international race (2.5 UCI categorized), and I think it is won by one of new Alessio drivers.

Personally, I think that Belgrade is one of most interesting capitols in this part of Europe. Not because of city itself, but because of people living here. They are open heart and kindly, there is a lot of fun around and finally Belgradians are very proud on their girls - they are beautiest in Europe without question :)))

So, all of you folks are invited to visit Belgrade. Will be happy to see you.
Cycling in YugoslaviaPaul
Jul 25, 2002 5:37 AM
Thanks for the invitiation. My wife is a gypsy (joke), and loves to travel. I don't. Last year she bicycled through Portugal, and plans to go to Ireland next year, I just might have to go, or either that, go to Belgrade and look at the beautiful women. My wife's parents are from Russia, and about 5 years ago some relatives came to live/work over here. The father is a scientist, and came over on a special visa (like what happen after WW II). They love it here, and are doing well. I understand what has happen in your country, and, like Poland, know that it will recover if the people work hard.

Sorry to hear about bicycles are so expensive over there, but I suppose anything imported is. Members of my club did a tour of the Balkans several years ago. Know they went to Prague, not sure about Belgrade. But they had a real good time over there.

My grand parents are from Italy/Sicily (why I am such a good rider), and I plan to go there and search for relatives, and do some riding.

Best of luck Igorn

re: Where do you live?aliensporebomb
Jul 25, 2002 2:40 AM
Suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. Good riding to be had if you know where to look.

And judging by the bikes I've seen about, others know this too.
Reston, N. Virginia, Olde Yankee from Boston (nm)Paul
Jul 25, 2002 3:13 AM
Chattanooga, TN here. nmMike P
Jul 25, 2002 3:05 AM
re: Where do you live?netso
Jul 25, 2002 3:21 AM
Tampa, FL. Actually, Temple Terrace!!
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul (nm)Scot_Gore
Jul 25, 2002 3:35 AM
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul (nm)filtersweep
Jul 25, 2002 4:00 AM
DT Mpls... seems like there are a bunch of Twin Citians here.
DT Minneapolis MN again.gs6769
Jul 25, 2002 4:14 AM
I'd post some photos but Scot Gore's already got some great ones up. Worth a spin on the search engine.
I live in beautiful, historic St. Paul. nmbnlkid
Jul 25, 2002 5:08 AM
check hereJS Haiku Shop
Jul 25, 2002 4:28 AM
JS Haiku Shop "it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post..." 7/21/02 6:48pm
A little town on Lake Michigan ...Ravik
Jul 25, 2002 4:50 AM
called Grand Haven, MI. Great beaches, sometimes good surfing, good rides nearby, too many tourists and too much SNOW!
A little town on Lake Michigan ...JackDanielsFSU
Jul 25, 2002 5:24 AM
Hey I am from the detrot area and I am out that way all the time. Any good group rides too hook up with when I am in your area?
A little town on Lake Michigan ...94Nole
Jul 25, 2002 6:37 AM
I am still really pretty new and not in condition enough to think that I could keep up with on a group ride but I do know that there are rides that leave from several LBS in the area. Specifically, Saturday 7AM from Champion Cycles in Mandarin on San Jose Blvd-south of town and Sunday AM (I think 8AM) from Bicycles, Etc. on Philips Hwy just north of Baymeadows.
NY, NY over heredaneil
Jul 25, 2002 5:35 AM
Little 1 bedroom in Greenwich Village to be specific. No pics, but I think you all know what it looks like.
Screen name says it allUprwstsdr
Jul 25, 2002 9:36 AM
One more from MNPMC
Jul 25, 2002 5:42 AM
Also from the metro area like the others here.
Battle Ground, WA (nm)Miklos
Jul 25, 2002 6:23 AM
Yo vivo en MiamiGator
Jul 25, 2002 6:30 AM
But I'm thinking about moving to the United States soon.
right hereDougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 6:33 AM
So you're the guy who doesn't mow his lawn for weeks! :-)) (nm)gs6769
Jul 25, 2002 6:36 AM
What!!! no pool???nmhayaku
Jul 25, 2002 7:16 AM
no; spent all the money on bikes nmDougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 7:22 AM
ahhhhh, suburbia.rufus
Jul 25, 2002 7:42 AM
I much prefer the country, believe me (not wife, though) nmDougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 7:46 AM
Jul 25, 2002 7:43 AM
I just bought that empty lot on the next street over, where I'm going to build a 4,000 square foot home. Now we can hang out all the time!
Arlington, VA. (nm)djg
Jul 25, 2002 6:41 AM
the Berkshire Hills, Massachusettscabinfever
Jul 25, 2002 6:50 AM
Great area for cycling, both road and mountain. Great scenery, many roads with little traffic.
Which picture to show you???hayaku
Jul 25, 2002 7:33 AM
This one.

Ishikawa, Japan.
Corner of Dempster and ElmwoodAlex-in-Evanston
Jul 25, 2002 7:43 AM
That's my building in the foreground. My unit is 2nd floor, eye level with the squirrels.

conway, new hampshirerufus
Jul 25, 2002 7:49 AM
Urbana, Illinois, Home of the Fighting Illini!Juanmoretime
Jul 25, 2002 8:30 AM
From my house there is cornfields as far as the eye can see. The great part is I leave my house and can be in the country, in any direction, in about two minutes. We get to enjoy farm dog intervals, sometimes a strong wind on the prairie and relatively flat land. The hills are few and far between.
spent 6 months there once. can't remember a minute of it! (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 25, 2002 9:34 AM
Lived 45 mins east in Danville and wished I could forget!!(nm)Lone Gunman
Jul 25, 2002 10:07 AM
Truckee, CACKS
Jul 25, 2002 8:08 AM
I live 20 minutes North of Lake Tahoe, here's me on the flume trail (sorry no road pics in the area, too many idiot drivers on the roads in the summer anyway...):
Arlington Heights, ILKristin
Jul 25, 2002 8:29 AM
Busse Woods in the morning. I ride here sometimes (on the path, not in the water.)
I thought you lived in the SW burbs.Alex-in-Evanston
Jul 25, 2002 8:46 AM
I work out in Mount Prospect. I bring my cross bike to the office about twice a week to hit some of the trails in this area. Busse is very nice, and the Des Plaines can give you 40 miles of dirt.

Ever eat at Fausto's?

Jul 25, 2002 9:34 AM
I work in Downers Grove and used to live in Lombard, though. I've never eaten at Fausto's--didn't even know it was there. Where exactly is it? On a map, it looks like across from Starbucks, but that's where Citibank is.

I'm thinking about taking job in Skokie. If I do, I may bug you for some commuter routes, as riding may proove faster than driving. Are you going out to the Downers Grove Crit in August? I can't decide if I want to ride to the race or bring my camera.
Downer's GroveAlex-in-Evanston
Jul 25, 2002 9:51 AM
I'll probably be there. If you see a guy in an Alberto's jersey on a kestrel - it's me.

You know... there are action shots a plenty to be had at the Northbrook velodrome. They're going to run a Madison tonight, so you'll probably be able to catch a crash ;). Racing starts at 7:30, normally lasts until 9:30 or so. If you see a guy in an Alberto's jersey on a GT - it's me.


re: Where do you live? -- Bradenton, FLmaximum15
Jul 25, 2002 8:44 AM
Park City, UtahBrooks
Jul 25, 2002 8:45 AM
Corner of Walk and Don't Walkgrzy
Jul 25, 2002 9:18 AM
Been dying to use that one for a while - heard it in a song.

Actually in Santa Cruz, CA - where "tear downs" go for $0.5 Million.
re: in a van, down by the river!JS Haiku Shop
Jul 25, 2002 9:42 AM
without bike garage
J really lives in a van
down by the river
re: in a van, down by the river!DougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 10:16 AM
That's the widest river I've ever seen.
re: in a van, down by the river!JS Haiku Shop
Jul 25, 2002 10:21 AM
it's a state of mind
don't take it literally:
"down by the river"

van, state of mind, too
don't take it for face value
I do wear Vans, though

coolest shoes i've seen
velvet toe box, flame job front
grippy rubber soles
Outside of Trenton, NJ nmbiknben
Jul 25, 2002 12:25 PM
nothing to see here
Tulsa, Ok. (nm)Chen2
Jul 26, 2002 8:28 AM
New Cumberland, PA (nm)look271
Jul 26, 2002 3:46 PM