I ride my Specialized hotrock F1 AS 26" etc... mountain bike to and from Blaine K-8 where I am an 8th grade student. I ride every day except when its raining because with my last bike I learned a bad lesson about rust. The trip is about 4 miles round trip and takes place in a suburban rich white neighborhood, so needless to say there's lots of soccer moms in SUVs trying to get wherever they're going in a hurry. But aside from the occasional glass bottle, psychotic dog, or aggressive bush, the commute is always fun and i do it as much as possible. I also ride around Magnolia on the weekends & after school a lot.
I'm 14, my name is Sam Ryan, and I like fruit smoothies, writing, Apple computers, biking, the Internet, and taking long standardized tests. My internet ID is usually hedgehog37. I have a free Yahoo! email address that I'm trying to fill with biking newsletters and advertising, which I love.
On the first day I rode my hotrock, Dec. 23 last year, I was about a 6th of a mile away from my garage when I rode straight over a broken glass bottle in a parking lot and blew out my rear tire. O the joy.
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