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Offline Webmaster

Why are you here?
« on: August 19, 2004, 05:18:59 pm »
Why are you visiting today?

Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association

Offline cyclist

Why are you here?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 03:53:37 am »
I was a cyclist a while ago. 92 was the last time i rode any long distance. The things i have seen, were amazing. I am here because i like the stories people tell, and the advice they give. I will be back in the saddle again here real soon. i can,twait. What a great way to travel, and a great group of people we have  to ride and talk with. Your great all of you. hammer it up.

Offline Irish

Why are you here?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2005, 10:59:00 am »
I'm here because I want to get into bicycle touring and found this site through a search engine.  I'm hoping to make new friends and possibly riding companions later on.

Offline happyare

Why are you here?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2005, 09:51:58 pm »
None of those apply to me. I'm here because I'm looking for guidance in starting a bike club at my school. I'm also looking for useful facts for my persuasive essay to convince my peers to ride their bikes to school.

that crazy teenager,
Hapward Weird Annoying Dandelion I. Are

Offline skibc

Why are you here?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005, 05:42:52 pm »
I am here looking for info on biking in Scotland!???

Happy pedaling!

Happy pedaling!


Offline agmetak

Why are you here?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2005, 05:06:21 am »
Doing research on our next tour in New England + looking for information on replacement brakes for Cannondale T700.

Offline bikemedic

Why are you here?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2005, 08:56:11 pm »
I'm here because I enjoy bike touring even though I havent done enough of it. I am here because I can travel vicariously thru the adventures of others until I go on my next trip. The folks at ACA are awesome to deal with and really have their heads together. Keep it up ACA!


Offline damselfli

Why are you here?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2005, 08:00:36 pm »
researching for gear information and logistics for self-supported touring.

Offline TheDaltonBoys

Why are you here?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005, 03:40:34 pm »
I'm here because 6 years ago I "backed into" going car-less. It wasn't a beam through the clouds type of epiphaney...just ended up on my bike so much while waiting for my car to be "repaired" that I finally realized enough to ask the question...why do I have a car? This will be a forced point in the future because...last time I checked, there is no pipeline from outer space to replenish fossil fuels.

Offline jlsccjan

Why are you here?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2005, 02:56:39 am »
We need all the help we can get. We are new to riding in general and are working up to being able to do some touring. Always nice to hear what others have to say and hopefully we can learn something.

Offline TheDaltonBoys

Why are you here?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2005, 12:08:24 pm »
jlsccjan - Your desire to learn this wonderful, organic, and efficient mode of transportation is half of what there is to learn. If an old 55 y.o. (me)  can get this stuff....lets just say that I'm semi-brilliant so you all must be brilliant. Don't stop, learn it slowly so as to enjoy, and cycling in any capacity is not necessarily based on the " pain, no gain" principle. Enjoy thje Voyage!!  Mark of the Dalton Boys

Offline Frogwheels

Why are you here?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2005, 11:46:23 pm »
I am a new member of ACA, and am newly registered in this forum. Besides those things, just doing research for touring.  Thanks, Frog.  


Offline Jandiep

Why are you here?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2005, 03:46:22 pm »
I'm from the Netherlands. End of this year, or beginning next year I will be working in the US for a month. Normally I use my racebike to commute(19 Miles single way). Trying to find out if it's possible to do the same in the US :quest:


  • Guest
Why are you here?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2005, 08:18:58 am »
Hello Jandiep. Although separate bike paths are rare in the U.S., many people commute by bike. Drivers are used to us on the regular routes. In northern cities, snowbanks make many roads too narrow for safe cycling during the winter, which is a good excuse to come in out of the cold.

Depending on where you ride, the pavement may be too poor for a racing bike. I commuted for many years in Boston, 15 miles each way, and found my all-out touring bike best with its soft ride, stout wheels and 32 mm tires. Even those tires never wore out their treads, dying early from cuts and broken casings.


Offline LobodeSolo

Why are you here?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2005, 11:45:07 pm »
I have done a bit of touring, New England, Adirondacks, Cdn Rockies and Vancouver-Tijuana. I like to hear about other peoples experiences and perhaps offer some advice