Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Madrid, Spain
Bikes: Bridgeston XO-3, BikeFriday Rohloff Tourist (no longer use)
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Greetings from Madrid
Hi, everyone. My name is Miguel. I live in Madrid, Spain. I cycle around the city mostly though I've done one bike tour, in Alsace, France a few years ago. Madrid is a pretty nasty cycling city right now. It's a combination of lack of respect from many drivers and lack of bike friendly infrastructure. There are a lot of people here who think it's crazy to cycle around town.
I'm currently working on a plan to take off a few months in the next couple of years and, among other things, do a bike tour in Japan and perhaps some other countries. I'd like to do this with a Brompton to avoid the dreaded bike box packing and unpacking syndrome.
I'm a big advocate for cycling in cities and reducing private auto use (buses, taxis, delivery trucks are OK).