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Hi there - new guy here! :-)

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 6:32am
by downfader
Recently joined the CTC after being hit by a car (still being sorted) so have been a member since December. I'm known on the interweb as Downfader, real name Dan, and have been using my spare time to write letters to local papers and polititians, basically to try and help create awareness and let people know facilities are needed.

I also make cycling and music related videos and post them on youtube (search "downfader2" - 2 was meant to be as in "too", lol, as in "I'm on there too" hehe). I have a yahoo blog where I moan about all sorts :lol:

I've also been a keen photographer in the past and have taken a few million shots in my time. I'm a member at alamy, though have only ever sold one photo, lol!!

So hello!

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 7:43am
by eileithyia
Hello and welcome to the madhouse.

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 11:41am
by byegad
Hi, Hope the accident is sorted soon and you are unhurt or recovered.

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 1:02pm
by Wildduck
Welcome to the forum. Hope all goes well with the compensation claim.

Who knows; if the payout is good perhaps we could convince you to get a recumbent and come over to the dark side.....

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 4:37pm
by ianr1950
No, the dark side is riding with 2 panniers.

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 4:53pm
by Wildduck
Sadly true.......

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 4:54pm
by Wildduck
Is this an indication to start a stealth pannier thread again?

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 5:05pm
by downfader
Wildduck wrote:Welcome to the forum. Hope all goes well with the compensation claim.

Who knows; if the payout is good perhaps we could convince you to get a recumbent and come over to the dark side.....


I love recumbants actually, 3 wheels interest me more tbh. :wink: Havent the space to keep one sadly.

Accident happened in september, has taken a while for a number of reasons, though looks like it might be sorted out soon. But I wont dwell on that. :)

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 6:45pm
by paulah
Hello downfader, do feel free to express your opinion on helmets.

Wildduck wrote:Is this an indication to start a stealth pannier thread again?


No, but two panniers are evil and will result in the cyclist tipping over to the left.

panniers?

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 8:36pm
by richardyorkshire
Hang on, this is the Cyclist's Touring Club. Don't we all have four panniers, wear tweeds and cycle thousands of miles on extended tours?

Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 9:52pm
by Mick F
I don't have four panniers, or even two, or even one.

I have a trailer!
(But of course, you all knew that!)

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Re: panniers?

Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 11:56pm
by vernon
richardyorkshire wrote:Hang on, this is the Cyclist's Touring Club. Don't we all have four panniers, wear tweeds and cycle thousands of miles on extended tours?


The true tourer does without panniers and relies upon a Carradice Camper Longflap saddlebag.....

Posted: 17 Feb 2009, 9:22am
by Dee Jay
At the risk of dragging this back on topic .... :D .... welcome to the forum, Dan!