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Old 06-03-04, 12:07 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-03-04, 12:32 PM   #2
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i hope you like wind.
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Old 06-03-04, 12:37 PM   #3
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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.
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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
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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.


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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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