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  1. I gave up on try to organise group rides years...

    I gave up on try to organise group rides years ago. Some of the problems I encountered were in people being totally unprepared (this happened after one of my rides was featured in the outdoor...
  2. I'm not thinking of 2016 until I'm finished with...

    I'm not thinking of 2016 until I'm finished with 2015. I'm probably heading to Thailand at the end of the year for a few weeks exploring the northern part of the country. Then I'll start thinking...
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    Poll: Depends where I am, and how long the tour is...

    Depends where I am, and how long the tour is going to be. I've cycled through typhoons in Japan and Taiwan. Then on my three-month ride across Europe a couple of years ago, I took quite a few days...
  4. Personally I wouldn't worry about North Korea...

    Personally I wouldn't worry about North Korea until things change (dramatically). I did some research into that one last year, and while it's definitely possible (and probably a lot safer than a lot...
  5. At least three Australian states have seriously...

    At least three Australian states have seriously discussed the issue at government level in the last 15 years. There was a big thread here about California discussing it several years ago, and I've...
  6. Apparently more observant than you were reading...

    Apparently more observant than you were reading my post in this thread. I never claimed the facilities in Germany didn't exist. I even admitted to using them. I simply pointed out that if I had to...
  7. Pal, I was in Germany six months ago. I don't...

    Pal, I was in Germany six months ago. I don't need to "exaggerate" anything, I saw it for myself. I could quite happily ride recreationally in Germany, but if I had to live there, I'd get a car for...
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    Oh goody! Another helmet thread. Just give me a...

    Oh goody! Another helmet thread. Just give me a minute to cook up some popcorn.
  9. That's pretty much nailed it in one post, and as...

    That's pretty much nailed it in one post, and as a life-long cyclist, I think it's great. The last thing I want is to see a heap of people on bikes who don't really want to be there, interfering with...
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    Riding the same suburban route to and from work...

    Riding the same suburban route to and from work everyday can be, and often is, as boring as batsh!t. For me, commuting on a bike is simply a means of saving time and money, which then allows me to...
  11. This issue really has been done to death on these...

    This issue really has been done to death on these boards and elsewhere, and it will never be properly resolved here because you're dealing with egos, and egos refuse to "lose" the argument. On the...
  12. These days I no longer have the ego to be...

    These days I no longer have the ego to be terribly concerned about "converting" the rest of the world to biking. I'm far more concerned about making life easier for those of us who are already doing...
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    As far as my plans are concerned, it will...

    As far as my plans are concerned, it will probably be in the second-half of the year after some changes in my life recently. I'm tossing up between Malaysia and Thailand -- and there will almost...
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    I've been to NZ twice, and I can vouch for what...

    I've been to NZ twice, and I can vouch for what Machka said. It gets *very* cold there -- even in summer. Looking at your dates, my advice would be do the South Island first (i.e. April) before the...
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    I certainly wouldn't be keen on riding somewhere...

    I certainly wouldn't be keen on riding somewhere that I felt the need for six armed guards. Especially when you consider the number of other places one could ride in the world.
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    It's entirely possible. I actually quite liked...

    It's entirely possible. I actually quite liked the city centre. Set aside an entire day to explore it and could have spent more time there. The Alcázar was particularly impressive.

    I'm just...
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    And you wonder why so many people complain about...

    And you wonder why so many people complain about this sub forum.
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    My map reading skills worked fine just about...

    My map reading skills worked fine just about everywhere else.



    Broadly, from Lisbon. Specifically, the Santiponce/Camas area.
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    I highly doubt this is one of them. I haven't...

    I highly doubt this is one of them. I haven't been here for over a year, I come back and the same three monikers dominate the board. Why would anyone pay someone to argue with three people?
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    It's called 'experience'. After an hour of...

    It's called 'experience'. After an hour of following wrong turns and dead ended "bike routes", I ended up simply taking my bike on the Autovia for a couple of kilometres. I should have done that...
  21. Writing about it isn't the same as actually doing...

    Writing about it isn't the same as actually doing it. One of the reasons I got out of "advocacy" all those years ago was because the whole scene was dominated by people who rode very little (if at...
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    That wasn't what he was asking. He was asking...

    That wasn't what he was asking. He was asking whether they would waste their time on *this* sub forum, with it's large population of under-employed cubicle dwellers. I'm sure there probably are...
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    Unfortunately, your city centre (nice as it was)...

    Unfortunately, your city centre (nice as it was) was also one of the most difficult to access by bicycle when I cycled across Europe last year. You might want to consider that, too.
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    Yeah, I'll admit that I'm kinda glad it's here...

    Yeah, I'll admit that I'm kinda glad it's here too. It's not often I experience boredom, but when I do I can come here and read through some of the flame wars involving your goodself, Machka, ILTB,...
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    That isn't entirely true. I was actually one of...

    That isn't entirely true. I was actually one of the mods when LCF was originally set up, and it was actually derived from the A & S forum. In fact, LCF started life as a sub-forum of A & S. ...
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