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    Hi from London UK

    Hi, I've just abandoned cars and cycle most weekends to my friends in Kent, about 74 miles one way. I have a 4 year old Gitane, and am currently building a Terry Dolan frame with Centaur groupset, and Shamal wheels. I realise this is a US based forum, but it was mentioned in the RoadCyclinguk.com newsletter, and this forum shows some good pictures, so I joined.

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    Welcome

    Welcome, all of our wheels are round and we also pedal with our legs like you. Besides my best friend is a Brit from London
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    Hello phantazy, that sounds like a lovely ride! Do you combine the cycling with trains, or is it human powered the entire distance?

    Come on and join us in the Living Car Free forum--it would be interesting to get a non US perspective.

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    Yep, we might be US Based, but we have members all over the planet!

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    In reply to East Hill, Yup I make the journey without the train, although I stat a day or two before riding back to let my butt recover!

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    What is your route? The A2 would get you most of the way, but I don't think you would be allowed on the M2--or are you?

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    Hi East Hill,
    Funny but I go past East Hill on my initial Route (Wandsworth), and then I go to Streatham and Croydon where I take the A21 to Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells and then on all the way to Hastings. And yes, it's a lovely ride. I don't go on the M2, as cycles are not allowed on motorways.
    It's pouring with rain here at the moment, but I hope to have my Terry Dolan framed bike ready for the coming w/end. Campag Shamal wheels, Centaur groupset, Fizik, FSA, etc.

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    I saw that when I took a look at your start/end, and wondered about it!

    Rained like the dickens here on Sunday--I still got out and rode 50 miles though.

    I had a new bike--had to give it a good test, you know .

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    Hi East Hill, where is Swinton? Is it Lancashire? I went to Chatham and back on Tuesday, our on;ly fine day. About 70 miles.
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    Yes, Swinton is (or at least, was when I was born there ), in Lancashire, very close to Manchester.

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    Hi, Thanks for telling me, then where is Kent WA!? Here is my bike if the attachment thingy works.
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    I LIKE that paint job! Reminds me of tigers .

    Kent Washington is about 20 miles southeast of Seattle.

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    Hi, It seems to have worked with a bit of compressing. Here is my regular.
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    Hi, The second one had to be compressed as an email rather than a web page for some obscure Microsoft reason, and I missed the message at first that it was too large to upload. Lets hope it works now!
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    Hi East Hill, by the way what's your new bike? Do you like it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantazy
    Hi East Hill, by the way what's your new bike? Do you like it?
    phantazy
    The newest bike is a Rodriguez, made right here in Seattle. It's a sweet modern steel bike, custom painted, full Campy. Here's the link:

    Soggy TDP

    I love the thing. However, I have a collection of about 12 bikes, ranging from a Nishiki Pro to a Centurion Ironman and back! Some nice mixtes in there, as well .

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    Naturally! I live 1/4 mile from Chelsea, but I'm an insurgent!
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