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    Hello from the UK.

    Hi, I came across this forum a while ago but have not posted before. I find it interesting to read the take on cycling that you Americans have.

    I'm 55yrs and live in N. Wales UK. I cycle for commuting as well as for pleasure. I sometimes tour with camping equipment. I love the hills round here and can often be found searching for the steepest of them, just for the pleasure of the exercise you understand...

    I ride a lovely 531 Carlton Corsa that was handbuilt in 1979, as I only average about three hundred miles a month it is scarcely bedded in yet. It is a light touring frame and is equiped for touring. I also have a Dawes mountain bike for my excursions over rougher terrain than the Carlton likes and a Raleigh mountain bike framed tourer as well.

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    Welcome aboard

    Never been to your side of the Atlantic, but I've seen a few episodes of a show called 'Home & Away: A Place in the Sun'- you've got some beautiful scenery there.
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    Cheers gilespargiter, welcome to Bike Forums!

    What do you mean by "you Americans"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juha View Post
    Cheers gilespargiter, welcome to Bike Forums!

    What do you mean by "you Americans"?

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    Don't worry, he's from North Wales

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    Congrats on finally "coming out of the closet" and getting vocal after 22 months of silent running!

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    Touring sounds pretty intense, seems to take a lot of preparation too. Welcome!
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    Welcome to bikeforums!

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    Yes - well sorry; just when you read through the threads there seems to be a large American presence .... So Hello to Finland and everwhere else as well!

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    Thankyou all for your welcome.

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    Hi Gielspargiter. I am 53 and commute to work in Indiana. Welcome.
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