No elitism (cyclists of all means should be respected)
I too am new. The formatting help displays offscreen on this mobile device, so here's a pic of my bike: http://imgur.com/Cz32qPt It's a Raleigh Misceo 2.0, a hybrid bike with an aluminum frame and Shimano disc brakes and gears. I've flipped it, highsided it, and given it more abuse than it deseves and there's barely a scratch. I commute on it most days in Minneapolis, MN. To descrive the utility and enjoyment I get from this bike, after work I can sustain 18-20 mph on roads, and then ride on gravel, beach, and mud. As a 210 lb guy who has killed mountian bike rims, this 33lb bike does what I chose it for; it comfortably survives my fun and still works efficiently too.
Sweet ride! And I like your cycling philosophy: fun and efficient rides! Would you be interested in moderating for this tribe?
For me, cycling should always about enjoyment. Utility is just another plus. I use my car(seldom), but I enjoy my bike.
I am willing to help moderate. Thanks for the offer.
Thanks for agreeing to be part of team mod! I'll make it happen as soon as I figure out how!