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    Donating member Richard D's Avatar
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    Not a good year so far... but I'm back

    This hasn't been a good year for me so far, work pressures kept me from commuting and spending time here, then I get a non-bike related knee injury that completely finished biking for a while. Things started picking up with a few good rides, then one weeek before I was supposed to be doing the London to Brighton my frame cracked...

    But I now have a shiny new frame (must re draw my icon in blue and white) courtesy of Giant and am riding again!

    So what have I missed?

    Richard
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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    Dude, too much! Glad to have you back though! Sounds like your life has been pretty hectic. Bad knee, broken frame....etc. The good thing is you're up and riding again!

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    Richard,

    welcome back.

    Ok, here it is:

    Some new folks joined
    Some old folks left
    A few got banned
    we discussed bikes, argued religion and the
    damnation of SUVs
    some folks talked about rides and riding bikes
    Lance is a hot topic as is Cipo, one is riding in france
    one is not.
    there are a few new forums

    Uhm, I think that about sums it up.
    Hope the knee is doing better and again, welcome
    back

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    A Heart Needs a Home Rich Clark's Avatar
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    And we're not displaying post counts any more.

    Welcome back.

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    hey did we ever come to a conclusion on the Shimano vs. Campy debate ? :-)

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    Originally posted by SipperPhoto
    hey did we ever come to a conclusion on the Shimano vs. Campy debate ? :-)

    Jeff
    No but we did decide that Tequila is a better lube than
    Wd-40.

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    It's in my blood Pete Clark's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Richard D
    So what have I missed?
    Not much. The usual thing.

    The point is, you have been missed! Glad to see you!
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    Originally posted by SipperPhoto
    hey did we ever come to a conclusion on the Shimano vs. Campy debate ? :-)
    And what about frames: steel, aluminum, carbon or titanium?

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Glad to see you back Richard! I was wondering where you'd got to.
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    Originally posted by Richard D
    So what have I missed?

    Richard
    Well, you have missed ME, Richard! Wanna be my boyfriend??

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    Welcome back Richard.

    You'll be surprised to know that we also discussed helmet wearing in your absence.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    Thanks folks


    So did you decide on whether bike paths were a good idea or not whilst I was gone?

    Richard
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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Well, my view hasn't changed. And I'm still at odds with just about everyone else on that one, so no, I'd say we didn't decide that either.
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    Glad you got back, Richard. Let's hope the rest of the year is a big improvement over the first half.:thumbup: :thumbup:
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    Glad you're back Richard.
    Sorry to hear of all the problems you've had.

    Originally posted by lotek
    there are a few new forums
    Go here and here to read about them.

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    Donating member Richard D's Avatar
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    Originally posted by RonH
    Glad you're back Richard.
    Sorry to hear of all the problems you've had.


    Go here and here to read about them.

    Send Joe your first-born child and he'll let you join.
    Thanks Ron

    The commuting book forum sounds interesting if I get the time, I wonder whether Joe would accept a slightly senile bad tempered cat instead ?

    As for the politics forum I'm sure this place needs someone who's got the right answers to the worlds problems but I'm struggling to keep up with the cycling stuff at the moment


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    While you were gone we had an extended discussion about the evils of wearing underwear under bike shorts. A few rebellious newbies insisted that it was o.k. to wear whitey-tighties, but we convinced them otherwise.

    Welcome back!
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    Originally posted by Underwear Nazi
    A few rebellious newbies insisted that it was o.k. to wear whitey-tighties, but we convinced them otherwise.
    ... And a few with over 5,000 posts and 100,000km of riding who are just as rebellious.
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    Welcome back!
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    Originally posted by Chris L
    ... And a few with over 5,000 posts and 100,000km of riding who are just as rebellious.
    They too can be dealt with.
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