Introductions - Hello from snowy England
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02-09-07, 06:24 AM
No biking today, far to slippery for a road bike. Joined today after finding this site via Google. I commute to London most days on my Allez but just upgraded to a Ridley. If you decide to ride in London, the main equipment you need is an AirZound horn! London pedestrians are menace. See you around, Steve.
02-09-07, 06:33 AM
You commute from the East Midlands to London on your bike?
02-09-07, 06:56 AM
Oh no! I use the train! Midland Mainline has dedicated space for bikes and a free reservation service. Steve
02-09-07, 07:24 AM
Hello stevega, where are you in the Midlands? I've got many relatives in Brum...
Welcome to BF!
02-09-07, 08:21 AM
I cycled to a turbo session last night here in Oxford - only once did I nearly kill myself!
There was all the panic on the news about ice, but it wasn't bad at all once I got out of the small residential streets.
02-12-07, 04:50 AM
I am in the east midlands, about 50 miles from Brum. I originate from the west midlands though - Wolverhampton. Lived in Asia for a few years and S Africa for two before coming back to the UK. France is our favorite place though, so wide open compared to the UK.
02-12-07, 07:29 AM
Did you do much touring whilst in those exotic locales? It sounds like quite a varied bit of scenery.
02-19-07, 05:15 AM
Unfortunately I didnt do much touring in either Indonesia or S Africa. Indonesian roads are way too dangerous - the only time I went out was between 5:30 and 9:00 am on a Sunday morning when the main highway in Jakarta was closed to motor vehicles - just crowded then with joggers, roller bladers, cyclists and kids playing football. I used to do about 3 - 4 circuits, about 50 - 60 km and get off the roads before 8:30 and the ensuring mayhem!
Cycling in S Africa was avoided - the violent crime there is terrible and there were virtually no cyclists - you'd be mugged and shot for the bike! Sad world.
02-19-07, 08:58 AM
And some people think England is dangerous...not hardly compared to some other bits.
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