Introductions - tell us about yourself

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Re: HELLO!!!!

Postby mjr » 12 Oct 2019, 9:38am

mtbsteve1981 wrote:If there are any other guys or gals round the Kings lynn area, it would be cool to maybe one day do a meet up for a ride as i'm pretty fresh to the area as i moved from Essex in April.

Hi Steve. There's a group of us who ride relaxed 10am weekend days (normally the first Saturday each month, other weekends vary) and currently very relaxed 6.30pm Tuesdays (maybe only a few more weeks now) varying distances. www.KLWNBUG.co.uk
MJR, mostly pedalling 3-speed roadsters. KL+West Norfolk BUG incl social easy rides http://www.klwnbug.co.uk
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby mtbsteve1981 » 21 Oct 2019, 10:14pm

Hi,
Sorry it's taken me a while to reply. Thanks for the info, I follow your Facebook page and have had some chats with the guys in there. My time to ride is pretty limited due to family and work commitments but I do get out on a Saturday morning (usually around 7.30am) to ride around the woods. That's probably too early for most people though.

Steve

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Road Cycling Serbia » 22 Oct 2019, 7:54am

Hi to everyone, my name is Borko age 38.
Live and work in Belgrade, Serbia. Getting into cycling after a 20 year break. I ride a bike out of love and recreation.

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby soar » 3 Nov 2019, 10:05pm

Hi, my name is Chris I'm 73 and live in Ballarat Australia, lived here since 1970, prior to that born and raised in Nottingham.used to ride with the CTC on my Paragon (which l still have) .I visit regularly and ride with family or friends . Completed Lejog 12years ago, helmetless, hooray, have got various bikes including a spa ahead ti .

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Cowsham » 5 Nov 2019, 1:21am

Hi I'm a defector from bike radar since they changed the forum software. Oh yes I'm 57 from NI and like touring, camping and mountain biking not in any particular order.

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby diapason » 16 Nov 2019, 4:36pm

Greetings,

I'm Nigel (surprise, surprise). It might seem that I'm a newbie, but I was actually here back around 2008 under the name of diapason - I'm an organist. Tried to log in under that, but I'd forgotten my password and it was linked to an ancient and discontinued email address. So, hence, back under my real name.

Back on the bike after a long layoff which followed a messy divorce and subsequent depression and PTSD. I sold my bikes and kit. A move to flatter terrain and a small town led me to get a Brompton a year ago which I've been using mainly for local journeys. A need to get fit and a back injury severely limiting walking any distance, has encouraged me to buy a Thorn Nomad Mk 2 from SJSC (brilliant service). Hoping to ride more on the nearby canal towpath and around my old haunts of Burnham -on Mud, Weston-super-Mud and the Mendips as well as further afield on Tarka and Camel trails.

I'm medically retired but still play the organ voluntarily in local churches.

I've spent sime time reading through the whole 70-odd pages of this thread and am pleased to re-acquaint myself with many virtual and some real friends. Wondering how many of them are still active on here.

Hoping to be around more as I try to regain some modicum of fitness and lose some weight.

N
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby Sweep » 16 Nov 2019, 5:24pm

Welcome back.
Your. Mud references made me smile.
I find it a very friendly helpful place.
I would reconsider using your real name though in case you ever stray into certain territories.
Sweep

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby mjr » 16 Nov 2019, 5:57pm

Welcome back! I don't know if it'll help you but on a little lane between the back of Banwell hill and the Loxton to Winscombe road is the race for an old water wheel. It's simply beautiful IMO and it gets better on grungy autumn days where the water flows faster! The approaches from Loxton and Winscombe are fairly flat. From Banwell is definitely not!
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby diapason » 16 Nov 2019, 7:09pm

Thanks - I think I remember that route from many years ago when I lived in Weston - on the Costa-del-Geriatric!

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby diapason » 16 Nov 2019, 7:10pm

Sweep, thanks - I'll ask the mods to re-activate the diapason account as has been suggested.

N
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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby rjb » 16 Nov 2019, 7:31pm

Welcome back Nigel. Somerset has some nice cycling country. If you make it to North Curry pop into the community cafe. (Closed on Mondays). And if you see a tandem it's probably me and her. :lol:
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby admin » 18 Nov 2019, 11:09am

Nigel's new account has now been merged with his original diapason account.

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Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Postby diapason » 18 Nov 2019, 11:55am

Thanks admin, and, rjb, I used to be organist of North Curry Chuch and often commuted early an a Sunday morning, along the canal tow path, from Cotfors-St-Luke. I've got some old pictures of my bike covered in ice after one particularly cold morning. Must do it again - now from Bridgwater. But it won't be on a Sunday morning as I now play elsewhere.
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