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    New Member -Greetings From Kent, England

    Came across Bike Forums tonight and thought I should sign up and join the community.For the past 33 years I have been involved with cycling - although at some times more than others.

    As a 15 year old I built my first bike up from a frame I found, and discovered the joy of cycling properly. I soon managed to persuade my Dad to let me build a new bike around his old Lerco Guerra frame -I believe from the late 50's, and as ridden by Charlie Gaul.

    I joined the Dulwich Paragon Cycling Club in South London and began racing as a 16 year old at Crystal Palace, and in various road time trials, before joining the Velo Club Londres, a club more focused on performance racing, doing around 400 miles a week at the peak. I had Ron Cooper build me a great frame, and equipped it with Campag Record and Super Record parts. Unfortunately, I stopped competing 3 years later following a lay-off for a small injury. I never got back into road racing or time trialling.

    I used my road bike on and off for the next 20 years for ad-hoc rides, and it still hangs in the garage, but for the past 15+years I found myself joining the ranks of MTB riders and thoroughly enjoy my rides in the woods of North Kent every weekend.

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    Hi Jeff,
    Nice intro,
    Did you ever commute on any of your bikes?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Hi 10 Wheels
    Generally no commuting as I needed to have a car with me to go out, and/or didn't have showering facilities at work.

    Did try it a dozen times around 2 years ago on the MTB. Great fun, 9 miles mostly downhill to work, much of it on tracks - took around 30-35 mins and felt really ready to go when I got to work. However, not so much fun going home 10 hrs later - 600 ft approx of climbing up to the North Kent Downs - and often wished I had left the laptop and paperwork at the office!!Took about 50 mins home and was usually late for dinner!!

    I'm based at home now, so only commute down the landing - not much use for a bike with that, although do have a shower!!

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    We have many forums that you will be interested in viewing.
    Have fun.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Welcome to the forum
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    If I was in your neighborhood, I would love to ride with you

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