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Old 05-18-08, 09:19 AM   #226
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Anyone else interested in the Great Notts Bike Ride?

Hi, seems like there is quite a few of us on here! I'm from Nottingham, taking part in the Great Notts Bike Ride this June 22nd, if anyone else fancies it? There is a new 100 mile sportive route on it which could eb fun (?!) as well as 18 and 50 mile. Should be a great day out. It's pretty cheap and a load of the money goes to charity. If anyone is interested I think this is the link to the application form or just go to Notts County Council Website and type Great Notts Bike Ride into search engine...http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/ho...nline-form.htm
If anyone does sign up let me know, be fun to know more people doing the ride!
Hopefully see you there!
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Old 05-22-08, 03:34 PM   #227
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Hi Andyuk, I'm from Kent - used to be the Garden of England, but now with all the identikit housing estates being built on any spare bit of green land, it's getting to be the Backyard of Britain! Still, more tarmac to ride on!
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Old 05-23-08, 07:41 PM   #228
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I'm not from U.K, but bought a U.K Wisper 905Se electric bike. It seems many cyclist from U.K. I used to log on U.K forum. http://www.pedelecs.co.uk
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Old 05-26-08, 11:35 AM   #229
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hi I'm from North Shropshire and am just getting into cycling (I'm 54 and need to get fit again ). My bike's a Gary Fisher Tiburon which I got from a local shop about 3 months ago. It's been brilliant so far and it's only the start of the summer . This location's great - lots of quiet flat lanes or over the border into Wales for a few hills.

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Old 06-02-08, 12:47 PM   #230
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hi I'm from North Shropshire and am just getting into cycling (I'm 54 and need to get fit again ). My bike's a Gary Fisher Tiburon which I got from a local shop about 3 months ago. It's been brilliant so far and it's only the start of the summer . This location's great - lots of quiet flat lanes or over the border into Wales for a few hills.

Hello all.

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Hi Anweledig,

Can I just say that is a fantastic name, and good luck with your cycling.
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Old 06-02-08, 12:51 PM   #231
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hi I'm from North Shropshire and am just getting into cycling (I'm 54 and need to get fit again ). My bike's a Gary Fisher Tiburon which I got from a local shop about 3 months ago. It's been brilliant so far and it's only the start of the summer . This location's great - lots of quiet flat lanes or over the border into Wales for a few hills.

Hello all.

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Hi Anweledig,

Can I just say that is a fantastic name, I live in South Wales, sadly my Welsh is poor, what does it mean?
Anyway, good luck withyour cycling.

Cheers,

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Old 06-02-08, 03:40 PM   #232
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Anweledig

Hi Keiron

Thanks for the good wishes.

I'm delighted that someone recognised it as a welsh word. The word is an adjective that means invisible which rather fits the way I have tried to walk in the Welsh mountains - 'take only photographs and leave only footprints'. I try to have a low impact in many of the things I do - cycling has now become a new activity for me as clapped out feet have put a stop to hillwalking and I hope the bike will give me access to some of the hills without impact on my foot. Having a bike has been fantastic and I've managed to get up to runs of about 25 miles (slowly my average speed is about 12mph) and am aiming to do 50 mile runs by the end of the year.

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Old 06-03-08, 03:11 AM   #233
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Anweledig. I live in Wales and have just come back from a short holiday in Shropshire, and did a video of a cycle trip I took to Bicton. Take a look at my web site to see it. Just click on the top screen you see.
http://pawild.net/alanherper
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Old 06-03-08, 03:44 PM   #234
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Really interesting site velocipede, I enjoyed all your bike videos (I assume a helmet camera but what sort? I'd quite like to have a go at making a couple like that) and particularly the one on Bicton as it is fairly close to home although I haven't cycled there yet. The dahon looks interesting, I looked at a Dahon electric bike at one point (amongst others) but in the end went for the Tiburon. Shrewsbury is a fascinating town with a lot of medieval links. It's interesting to see a wide array of interests as well - I am similar in that - I keep tropical fish, hold an amateur radio licence and have a narrow boat on the Llangollen canal, so rarely have time to get bored!. Having seen your site I think I'll have to work on one as well.

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Old 06-09-08, 12:39 PM   #235
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Thanks for coming back to me Anweledig,

You say you've built up slowly to 25 mile trips, I've been cycling now for 3 years, and it's only lately, like today, that I've been really comfortable with 25 miles in one go. What's up with your foot/feet? I suffer from tendonitus in my heels, which doesn't trouble me, at all, while cycling, which I find strange, considering the motion of one's feet, while pedalling?

I envy you that canal boat, I often cycle along the Neath canal, which sadly is not in great repair, and hence no canal boats of any type to see. Slowly the canal society are trying to improve things, a new canal basin has been built at Ynysarwed, but it will be years before any canal traffic could reappear, which is a great shame.

Cheers for now, and good cycling.
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Old 06-10-08, 04:11 PM   #236
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clapped out!!

Hi Keiron

I can manage 25 mile rides in this area reasonably well (it's pretty flat on the route I choose with no major hills to climb). Essentially I have very flat feet (think pancakes and you'll get the idea ), as a result after quite a few years of wandering around they have effectively collapsed (according to the podiatrist - the physio just said they were knackered), this has caused some tendon and muscle damage which means that walking any distance over about 200m causes a lot of pain and discomfort even with fitted insoles. I have just been back today and they are going to try a new insole to see if this can help. Cycling turns out to be great for me though as it doesn't create impacts on the sole of the foot and I seem to be able to get moving again. I got the bike at the end of February and am learning how to ride it properly (I was out today checking out the best way to use the gears - it's not like a car ), the forums are a great place to learn from other people and I plunder ideas shamelessly.

The local canal is the Montgomery and this is being restored slowly, currently they are approaching Llanymynech and then it will be a short distance to open up onto the southern end of the canal and down to Newtown - the towpaths are great for cycling on the new stretches.

all the best

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Old 06-15-08, 02:27 PM   #237
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im living in scotland just new to the road though
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Old 06-18-08, 02:10 PM   #238
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Hi all, I'm from Glasgow, Scotland originally. Now living in Arizona and just finished a ride of 52 miles and the temoperature was around 100 Deg. Far. Have to leave very early in the morning b4 sunup. Used to ride and race in Scotland and England in the 50's. getting older now but still like to romp hard.

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Old 07-05-08, 11:47 AM   #239
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Just wondering how many people from the UK are registered with this forum? I haven't come across anyone else yet.

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I'm from York, North Yorkshire but now in Livermore, Ca. Miss riding the country lanes and stopping at a pub for lunch, but the weather here is so much warmer, can cycle most of the year without getting wet.
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Old 07-05-08, 08:07 PM   #240
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Old 07-07-08, 03:46 AM   #241
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I'm around the Coventry area, though I tend towards longer jaunts.
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Old 07-08-08, 07:55 AM   #242
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Old 07-17-08, 10:30 PM   #244
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Hi all.
I am from Whitehaven , grew up in Barrow In Furness and then lived in Beverley for 10 years before moving to sunny California. I miss the Lakes and my old Lakes Road club buddies.
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Old 07-18-08, 02:36 PM   #245
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Old 07-21-08, 04:50 AM   #246
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Old 07-30-08, 02:16 AM   #247
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Hi Just William.

Hi.
I am from Ystradgynlais near Neath. I ride most days and am nearly 70. Loved your web site and will give it many visits,I have bookmarked it. Take a look at mine if you like http://pawild.net/alanherper
The weather is crap today, and I have dammaged my big toe, dropped a heavy wieght on it, so it is restricting my cycling, but can mannage in sandals.But no cycling today, lots of rain.
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Old 08-01-08, 03:05 PM   #248
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Real mixed bunch of guys here eh?
ME? Rochdale, in Lancashire (Now GR Manchester) bordering yorkshire. Great for MTB and Road. Most who live around the penines probably have road and MTB bikes because of our hilly estates! Just a shame about all the pot-holes.
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Old 08-06-08, 03:52 PM   #249
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Yo I'm from Yorks now in Kent. If your up there go to Dalby its grueling if wet, if down here go to Bedgebury 13miles of twisting single track. Keep it off road, die happy in a tree not under a bus!!.
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Ps have just killed my Fish Hifi the rear swining arm broke in two does any one else know of this problem?! or did i buy a turkey!.
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Old 08-23-08, 08:24 AM   #250
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Hi Andy,

I've just joined, and am based in the UK
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