Introductions - hi from london
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11-02-08, 03:34 PM
crippled ex courier,ex bike tester,ex rider at moment,will probably be joining hipcylcer's little club soon,
arthritic left knee and hip,and buggered blood supply to left leg.
just spent £350-$700 on a 1998 (?) klein attitude,fairly rare and expensive over here,but the nicest frames i've ever ridden,still trying to track frame down precisely.
no competition experience,work or fun only.
11-02-08, 04:09 PM
Welcome to BF.
Sorry about the knee.
I have a bad back.
Get some miles in, and just maybe the problems will get better.
11-03-08, 08:58 AM
keep trying to do a few miles on nice flat tow path that runs alongside grand union canal in my area,you dont get much flatter or easier surface and i still have to give up after half a mile,can ride through the pain,
but left leg runs out of oxygenated blood after 4 or 5 minutes of activity.now been off work for 9 months
because clients in buildings in grounds that i maintaine kept ringing estate office to see if i was ok after watching me fall over for the 14th time that morning.
thats when i knew i had to give in.i used to do 146 miles between london and birmingham on the towpath in about 5 and a half hours(each way!!),about 50/50 hardpack paths and trackless mud,all only about 3 feet wide,and all with the risk of going splash unexpectedly in a few feet of muddy water !!
11-15-08, 11:58 AM
I hope you are able to get out and enjoy that Klein! Perhaps it was riding to Brum that made your leg give out?
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