Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL3
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I just moved back to Austria since leaving in 2002. However, i just started cycling in 2009 and started racing in 2010. I've been here for about 2 weeks now and i find it fairly easy to get around here by bike. There are plenty of bike paths along the Danube river and island. A little less on public roads closer to the center of the city. Most of my riding so far has taken place in the NW region of the city around Klosterneuburg where there are some good hills that run through the forest. Cycling out here is pretty different than Phoenix Arizona and i'm enjoying every bit of it. I also noticed that when you do find yourself on the road, the drivers are more respectful to riders and seem less likely to harass you.
As far as bike shops go, i've looked at a few online but the only one i really went to was the place called Roadbiker (www.roadbiker.at
). I stopped in there the other day cause my rear wheel came out of true after descending 40mph down a cobble stone road. Stopped in on my way home to have them check out my wheel. They charged me 10 euros for the fix, but although i only had 5 euros cash with me, they still fixed it and told me i could pay them the following day. And they also speak decent English there.