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Hi there - new guy here! :-)

Postby downfader » 9 Feb 2009, 6:32am

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!

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Postby eileithyia » 9 Feb 2009, 7:43am

Hello and welcome to the madhouse.
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Postby byegad » 9 Feb 2009, 11:41am

Hi, Hope the accident is sorted soon and you are unhurt or recovered.

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Postby Wildduck » 9 Feb 2009, 1:02pm

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.....
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

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Postby ianr1950 » 9 Feb 2009, 4:37pm

No, the dark side is riding with 2 panniers.

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Postby Wildduck » 9 Feb 2009, 4:53pm

Sadly true.......
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

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Postby Wildduck » 9 Feb 2009, 4:54pm

Is this an indication to start a stealth pannier thread again?
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

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Postby downfader » 9 Feb 2009, 5:05pm

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. :)

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Postby paulah » 9 Feb 2009, 6:45pm

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.

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panniers?

Postby richardyorkshire » 9 Feb 2009, 8:36pm

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?
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Postby Mick F » 9 Feb 2009, 9:52pm

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?

Postby vernon » 12 Feb 2009, 11:56pm

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.....

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Postby Dee Jay » 17 Feb 2009, 9:22am

At the risk of dragging this back on topic .... :D .... welcome to the forum, Dan!
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