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  1. #1
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    Cycling with the ghost of Jerome K Jerome

    Hi I am an Englishman retired to France with my wife. We have recently returned to recreational cycling with a brand new tandem built buy the Dutch manufacturer Multicycle. We have owned tandems before, but were last 'active' 19 years ago! We now have a combined 'team' age of 124! (with the dog in his basket - 133!!)
    The reason for my introduction title is that I have always liked the books of Jerome K Jerome especially 'Three Men on the Bummel' which, for those that don't know it, is about a cycle tour in Germany at the end of the 18th century. It is Jerome's humour that I like of course, but also his outlook on what cycling should be about, just a healthy means of transport and a great way to see the country. It seems a million years away from today's billions of dollar industry of bikes, clothes and equipment!
    Of course I am only a hypocritic dreamer as I have bought a new tandem, with latest hub gears, computer, hydraulic brakes, Alloy frame.. but in my mind, as we coast down those sweeping hills - I am wearing a top hat, sports jacket and my wife has bonnet and long dress!
    Anyway found 'Bike Forums' when I was trying to decide what tandem to go for - and ended up buying one that doesn't seem to get a mention!
    300 kilometres down the road I don't regret it and welcome any discussions about it. Is a link allowed? : http://www.multicycle.nl/productgrou...1=111&group=10


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    Last edited by DoubleDream; 06-14-10 at 07:08 AM. Reason: add a picture of our new pride and joy

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
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    Welcome to BikeForums.
    Rather than following a link showing several bikes, most of us would rather see a picture of your bike.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
    * * 2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time. * *

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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