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    Senior Member claire's Avatar
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    I'm moving to Edinburgh in september!!!

    I just accepted a 2-years job in Edinburgh starting in september. No more riding in the snow by -20 in the winter... Woohoo!! I've lived in Edinburgh for a few months 6 years ago and I loved the place. I can't wait to go ride my bike in Scotland! I'm sure it will be more exciting than riding around Toronto on straight and flat roads. By the way, if anyone has a touring club to recommend, that would be cool... I'm happy to go back to Europe, but there are many good things about Canada that I will miss... But after 5 years in Toronto, I'm ready for a change!

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    i hope you like wind.

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    Senior Member claire's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i hope you like wind.
    Aaahh, the wind... Yeah, wind blows, but it's better than snow...

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    Sure you'll enjoy biking in scotland. Just get used to permenantly going up and down hills and get some good rain tires Theres a v good MTB trail outside a place called Peebles near Edinburgh if thats your thing...

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    Totally jealous!

    My wife and I just got back from the Peterhead area for 10 days. Unfortunately we were not able to bike while we were there, but I would love to bike there. And live there.
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    I remember spending the best new years ever in edinburgh. ahhh the scots, they know how to party.
    .......as opposed to the confused observations of a passer by! - Monty Python

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    Quote Originally Posted by claire
    I just accepted a 2-years job in Edinburgh starting in september
    Ahh The best part of Edinburgh... The Glasgow Train

    Of course being a born Glaswegian doesn't make me biased in the slightest . Have a nice time in Edinburgh
    "Fame doesn't await at the top of the hill, Fortune doesn't await at the top of the hill, the only thing that awaits at the top of the hill is the top of the hill"

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    The CTC have local associations here, and Edinburgh Bike Co-op do organised rides (centuries). There are a few road clubs about too.

    I commute to Edinburgh from Fife everyday and while Edinburgh itself isn't a cyclists paradise (too much traffic and it is hilly), there are good cycle links outwith.

    Pity you are going to miss the naked cycle ride tomorrow! No, I won't be taking part.


    http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/in...m?id=664442004
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

    1985 Custom built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
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    (YES I LIKE STEEL)
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    I am green with envy!
    I found this shop quite a while ago. Nice folks.

    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/welcome/welcome.html

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