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Old 08-05-03, 07:45 AM   #1
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Hello from a UK LEO cyclist!

Greetings to all here!

I'm a recreational cyclist, aged 48, who delights in day tours on my Trek 1400. I have also taken longer holidays on my Dawes Super Galaxy.

I am a veteran police officer with 28 years' service. I'm currently in a sedentary assignment. That - and my love for red wine, good food and fine whisky - has led to me being (ahem!) dimensionally-challenged......

Other hobbies include walking, knife collecting, outdoor pursuits, reading, photography, surfing the Web and generally pleasing my own self.

I am delighted to be able to join a forum of cyclists, because - after almost 29 years as an LEO - my opinion of the human race is pretty low. Cyclists, however, tend to be a great bunch irrespective of race, beliefs and origin.

Slainte mhath!

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Old 08-05-03, 07:53 AM   #2
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Welcome maximus Hope you enjoy the forums, look forward to your input
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Yes, welcome!

Ahem... btw... if you're leading the lifestyle of the sedentary and growing exponentially, then you aren't dimensionally-challenged. I'd think you were dimensionally-unchallenged...

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Welcome! Youíre the first BFC member that Iíve found here.

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Old 08-05-03, 11:53 AM   #5
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Hi, Michael!

We lads and our expensive hobbies! Unfortunately I have champagne tastes on a beer income, so neither top-end bikes or cutlery are on the agenda....

Here's a pic of the 2001 Trek 1400 I do most of my riding on:

http://www.bikesofinverness.co.uk/trek.htm

I also own a superb old Dawes Super Galaxy purpose-built tourer. I've done two tours on it so far; one along the Norfolk coast, the other from end-to-end of the Outer Hebrides with my wife. Ahh, great days.

On the BFC side, I'm up to a BG42 Sebenza, BM 710 HSSR, Spydie Delica SS, CUDA Talonite EDC & a few other bits and bobs. How about you? Make me jealous!

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Old 08-05-03, 11:58 AM   #6
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I ride a 2002 Trek 1200. I havenít purchased any new knives in a year or so. Bought 6 BM 42 pre-production Balisongs.

Best ride this year, Ride across Indiana. 158 miles one way, one day.
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Oh, and a Benchmade Mini AFCK I got my daughter for her birthday. Daddyís little girl caries something sharp.
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158 miles! Wow! The best I've ever managed was 65.5 a few months ago on a boring afternoon. Two weekends ago I did 60 miles one afternoon, then 17 miles in 64 minutes the next day.

I am "Circumferentially-Challenged" (6 feet tall, 205lbs), but I believe I'm pretty fit. Some of the people where I work look a lot slimmer than me, but would need to take a nap if they drove 60 miles!

It's a wonderful hobby: the wind in your hair, the scent of flowers, the communion between man and finely-tuned machine.... I love it.

I've bought my wife a Spyderco Pride (street-legal under our cretinous laws :irritated); also a BM Mini-Griptilain in purple, her favourite colour. The only hassle is trying to get her to carry/remember/use them....

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