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Old 05-04-08, 02:48 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm new to Bike Forums. I've been biking for a while, but in different places. I grew up in Appleton, WI and moved to St Paul, MN for college. I'll be a senior there in the fall, but I'm currently living (and, of course, biking!) in London for the semester. I had an old Raleigh Talon hybrid for a while (I bought it in 2003 I think), and I still own it as my main commuter bike back home. Last summer I decided that because I was biking every day for pleasure and many days as a commuter, I might as well own up and buy a nice bike. I bought a Schwinn Fastback with Tiagra/105 components from an outlet store in Oshkosh.

After I moved to study in London I was hesitant to buy a bike at first, but after about a month I could stand it no longer. I bought a Ridgeback Bora hybrid for 125 GBP. It tends a little more towards mountain than road bike which I don't like, but other than that I love it. I've had not one problem with it, and I've put a couple hundred miles on it.

I just wanted to say 'Hi'; and if anyone is in London or St Paul with advice on good bike routes I'd love to hear it! I'll probably be making a few more specific mechanical/route question threads in the near future.

Glad to be here!
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Old 05-04-08, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hi Elfynibs, there's several members in and around London--check in the regional sub forums for the UK. What are you studying that you moved to London to do it?


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Old 05-05-08, 05:53 AM   #3
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I'm just studying history, but the teaching style is very different in the UK, so I wanted to see what its like. Overall I like school in the US better, but its been a lot of fun living and biking in London!
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Yes, the teaching style is very different! Do you ever get out much beyond London?

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