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Andrew Mills
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Postby Andrew Mills » 2 Mar 2008, 9:57pm

? :(
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Postby glueman » 3 Mar 2008, 12:48pm

Haven't local groups often been exclusive? By going too fast or too slow or not talking to new riders or telling them their bikes are rubbish? :shock:

(With no aspirsions cast on the splendid DA sections who do none of those things.)

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Postby byegad » 3 Mar 2008, 4:14pm

glueman wrote:Haven't local groups often been exclusive? By going too fast or too slow or not talking to new riders or telling them their bikes are rubbish? :shock:

(With no aspirsions cast on the splendid DA sections who do none of those things.)


There may be some truth to this. I once rode with a guy who sneered at people who thought 10 miles each way was a good run out, or had flat bars on their bike. We rode together not under CTC auspices and not local to me but he was a CTC regular and I could only imagine the 'welcome' a new rider would have got from him and the three guys he rides with as a CTC run.

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Postby Andrew Mills » 3 Mar 2008, 5:49pm

? :(
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Postby glueman » 4 Mar 2008, 12:55pm

See my question on 'CTC staff on this forum' thread in Campaigning.

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Postby Peter Rowell » 13 Mar 2008, 8:09pm

The President of our DA rides a Mercian with drop bars etc. (£1000+), I ride a Mixte (Abbey Camaro £50 secondhand, rebuilt at a cost of £150) with downhill bars (recommended by my physio therapist owing to a hip replacement). I feel that riding this type of bike (which is very near a hybrid) will encourage new members to realise that you do not have to have an expensive bike or drop bars to ride with the club.
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