Greetings from Switzerland
I just discovered this community, typed "bike forums" in Google for the hell of it and got lucky.
I'm from Switzerland and love biking, but always with some other purpose in mind (groceries, meetings...), never to increase speed or endurance. I got my current (and only) bike off the Internet: it's about 20 years old, creaks from everywhere and is falling apart... and that's why I like it.
I run thecycler.net
which I started a couple of weeks ago and so far nobody visits...