Introductions - tell us about yourself

Use this board for general non-cycling-related chat, or to introduce yourself to the forum.
Padawan38
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Padawan38 » 30 Aug 2018, 7:51am

Hello,

New French member from the Alps, near Alpe D'Huez.
I'm fan of daily commuting with fast bikes, building bikes as well.

I have built steel, titanium and carbon bikes.
My last one is a carbo aero + disc + flat bar + single chainring, similar to fitness Canyon Roadlite cf 9 LTD.

Rgds
P

Loggerheadian
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Joined: 19 Aug 2018, 2:17pm

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Loggerheadian » 1 Sep 2018, 1:38pm

Hello,
Fair-weather cyclist and forum lurker here.

Currently riding a fairly mixed bag, depending on time of year. Pinarello is my current sunday best - all the gear an no idea comes to mind.

Anyway, the forum looks full of interesting topics, and the usual spats. I'll contribute to the former when I think I have something worth adding.

Happy riding.

iateyoubutler
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Joined: 20 Sep 2018, 11:45pm

Newbie saying hello :-)

Postby iateyoubutler » 20 Sep 2018, 11:52pm

Evening all :D

As per usual, been a lurker for a while so decided to sign up. Been cycling for a good 20 years now, both on and off road, and my stable (alright, the garage... :lol: ) is my pride and joy!

Be nice to get involved in some cycling banter.....

roubaixtuesday
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby roubaixtuesday » 1 Oct 2018, 9:21pm

Not a new member, but renamed from to avoid security issues and never previously posted an intro, so here goes.

Lifelong cyclist, always loved being on two wheels. Most miles commuting (maybe 3-4000 miles annually), but also do a few miles leisure riding, occasional audaxes or sportives, and have done a little touring on occasion too. Hilly rides are always my favourites, though my 85kgs and love of food and drink mitigate strongly against speed up them.

Joined here just to sell something originally and got sucked into commenting on various things, particularly the Brexit thread. I'm sure the regulars will recognise me.

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gaz
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Location: Kent, car park of England

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby gaz » 1 Oct 2018, 10:22pm

I note that you would never say where you came from :wink: .

roubaixtuesday
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby roubaixtuesday » 2 Oct 2018, 6:47am

"Citizen of nowhere" :wink:

(Actually Cheshire)

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fausto copy
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Location: Pembrokeshire

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby fausto copy » 2 Oct 2018, 9:22am

Great name roubaix, from another (ex)Cheshireite.
Never been on the Br...you know what thread, so can't say I know who you really are yet.
fausto.

roubaixtuesday
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby roubaixtuesday » 2 Oct 2018, 9:35am

Never been on the Br...you know what thread,


Wiser than myself then...

Durgemeister
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Durgemeister » 12 Oct 2018, 11:14am

Real Name - Doug

Age - 53

Occupation: Self-Employed Call Centre Worker (Sort of)

I re-started cycling as a means to get fit (After visiting a GP for the first time in over 20 years !!!) in 2016, after a break of mumble mumble years, and apart from a little lapse of about a year, I am heavily back into it. 2016 started out with cheapo Folder, and now I am on a cheap second-hand MTB, I picked up for £10.

brynpoeth
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Oct 2018, 11:31am

Durgemeister wrote:Real Name - Doug

Age - 53

Occupation: Self-Employed Call Centre Worker (Sort of)

I re-started cycling as a means to get fit (After visiting a GP for the first time in over 20 years !!!) in 2016, after a break of mumble mumble years, and apart from a little lapse of about a year, I am heavily back into it. 2016 started out with cheapo Folder, and now I am on a cheap second-hand MTB, I picked up for £10.

Welcome aboard, Plus One* for spending ten pounds, there are some on here who spend more than that

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Durgemeister
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Durgemeister » 12 Oct 2018, 1:06pm

brynpoeth wrote:Welcome aboard, Plus One* for spending ten pounds, there are some on here who spend more than that

*approval/like


Thanks for the welcome. £!5 including the previous one, in fact I've spent more on lights than I have on bikes in the last 2 years, but At some stage I am going to get myself something new, but budget of course. Each to their own re. the spending, however the major downside is that it is a red-rag to thieves. Here on the isle of Wight, it has been reported that a lot of tourists have been the victims of having their bikes nicked. Doesn't do the island's rep much good, especially considering it is considered a great place to cycle.

Neil67
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Neil67 » 14 Oct 2018, 11:36am

Hi newbie here Neil age 51 from Crewe Cheshire, started seriously getting into cycling about 3 months ago after my knackered knee stopped me from running. Roughly doing about 125 miles a week and now averaging about 18mph, hopefully looking at doing some TT next year.

Oldjohnw
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Location: Northumberland

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Oldjohnw » 17 Oct 2018, 2:35pm

I used to cyce quite extensively up to my 30s but it sort of faded. Over th last 30 years I concentrated on hillwalking and backpacking, which I could share with my family, but a major hernia operation last year brought me back to cycling. I got my 15 year old Raleigh Pioneer motorised and have never looked back. At 69 I have been cycle camping around both Northumberland, where I live, and Perthshire this year.

My bike is pictured at Pitlochry in the e-bike thread.
John

Cycling and recycling

Cours
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Cours » 20 Nov 2018, 7:10am

Hello, I'm Eric. Relatively new to cycling and keen to learn the ropes! I cycle around 200 miles a week over pretty hilly terrain. Currently riding a Dawes Galaxy 853 and an older Felt carbon which is on its last legs! A bit like it's owner :)

MickJav
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Hi All

Postby MickJav » 30 Dec 2018, 7:00am

Been into riding for a few years but never had a bike up to the task until just before christmas I bought a Giant CONTEND SL 2 2018
which I love going out today lol

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