Right, it's coming up to a year I've been hanging about with you lot on here and thought I'd reflect on what sort of an impact it's had on me and find out what it means to you?
There are some more common things that will have happened to a lot of us as a result of stepping back in time on two wheels, such as perhaps...
*Made you lighter of pocket for one!
*Got you back into mountain biking.
*Made you some great friends and new riding partners.
*Turned you into a mega consumer with a new addiction.
*Saved you life whilst bored stiff at work.
*Depressed you about the beautiful machines you sold for pence a couple of years back and had neatly forgotten about (and have subsequently seen Jez (not) riding.)
For me, I think it's been a journey through the fabled anodised wonderland and out the other side into a beautiful open pasture of bicycle-ness.
I realise that above all, this site has awakened an absolute love of all things cycling in me.
I'm as interested in a 'Yuba', heavy, cheap, ugly, long wheelbased cart horse of a bike as I ever was of a Fat Ti with all the trimmings.
I love bicycles.
This is cycling culture. And I now realise I live for it.
Thank you Retrobike.
You are what makes Retrobike what it is.
So, tell me...What does it mean to you? What has it given you? Where has it taken you?