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    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
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    I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!

    Last September, I decided that this forum wasn't helping any more, besides it was starting to go a direction I didn't like. I moved on, been bouncing around some other forums, and was wondering, is it safe to come back, yet???? Cautiously opening the door and peeking around it. Moved to touring, then moved to 50+ (even though I am not, yet).

    Over the winter I had an official diagnosis of an ingrinal (literally in groin) hernia, which was operated on in April. This meant no riding for almost 8 weeks, and I was off work - still am not allowed to lift enough weight yet, my job is fairly physical, and it doesn't help when you go from lifting roughly 4 tons a day (okay 10-100lbs at a time -- the hernia wasn't all that surprising) to not being able to lift more then the TV remote. So, I am now solidly back in Clyde category, probably back to 100-105kg mark. Was about 93kg pre-op.

    I have a new road bike, a 1975 Raleigh Delta rescued from being a dumpster casualty. I have functionally restored it, and I hope it will become my fair weather and main ride. The Norco mountain bike / hybrid remains, being assigned to foul weather and shopping duty.

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    Senior Member jboyd's Avatar
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    I was thinking about you and missing you a few weeks ago.

    Great to have you back. Hope I was not part of your exit.
    http://www.homeairdirect.com Hey! It's What I Do

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    Senior Member Hill-Pumper's Avatar
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    The Clyde's credo is "Once a Clyde, always a Clyde". So you are always welcome here in my book.

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    Welcome back, Wogsterca.


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    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd View Post
    I was thinking about you and missing you a few weeks ago.

    Great to have you back. Hope I was not part of your exit.
    Naw, had nothing to do with you, these groups tend to be fairly fluid, and they get pulled different directions and sometimes the direction a group gets pulled, is not the way that fits what you need from that particular group.

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    hi, welcome back from another guy in Ontario.

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    Recently returned to riding and these forums myself. Welcome back
    I reserve the right to be wrong at any time. :D

    Man does not live by bread alone, that's why God made ice cream.

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    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando_T. View Post
    hi, welcome back from another guy in Ontario.
    You anywhere near T.O.?

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    Kitchener/Waterloo.

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    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando_T. View Post
    Kitchener/Waterloo.
    I don't spend anywhere enough time in that area....

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    I'm starting to think it's a (road) cyclist's paradise...most of the rural roads rebuilt by the region (say that three times fast) have beautiful wide shoulders, partially to accomodate cyclists, and also for the Mennonite wagons. It does mean occasionally dodging horse patties.

    an example:
    http://tinyurl.com/2egtrq2

    not much in the way of huge hills, but I'm ok with that.

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