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  1. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 6, 2021

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    If so, what do you ride?
     
  2. dtf

    dtf Oct 6, 2021

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  3. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 6, 2021

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    Love it! :taunt:
     
  4. drockadam

    drockadam Oct 6, 2021

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    I wouldn’t consider myself a cyclist, but I do ride around my vintage 1986 Bianchi Strada LX often! It’s my daily and only bicycle. It is white but has aged to a lovely cream colour. I was given the bike as a young kid from a family friend as a gift. I will never part ways with it and keep it for life. Recently I have found a vintage 1980s original Bianchi saddle in Celeste green and have installed it on the bike. Then upgraded the bar tape to Celeste green as well!
     
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  5. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 7, 2021

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    Cool bike that, especially with the background behind it.
     
  6. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Oct 7, 2021

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    Last weekend when away in Peebles there an EWC? event going on, everywhere you looked there were cyclists, some coming into the hotel at night didn’t look like the were having a good time, or maybe they were just knackered with the pedalling?
    www.enduroworldseries.com
     
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  7. BPD

    BPD Oct 7, 2021

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    I have been riding for more than 30 years. I primarily ride mountain, gravel and road. I also do a lot of mountain bike races throughout the season :)
     
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  8. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 7, 2021

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    It’s been around 7 years for me. Road only. Can see the attraction of off road, but I know how fast I descend on road and so would get carried away off road and break everything!
     
  9. BPD

    BPD Oct 7, 2021

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    I only do cross country for mountain. None of this down hilling straight to the grave stuff. You should give cross country mtb a try. A total different beast from the road and in my opinion, a far better work out too! Some of the previous Tour de France champion/stage winner all came from a mtb background. If you have a moment, look up some of Peter Sagan's mtb stuff on YouTube.
     
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  10. Yago

    Yago Oct 7, 2021

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    I have a couple of old restored Peugeot steel bikes from the ‘70s with the chequered flag stickers (Merckx) which I don’t ride. I mtb every weekend on an electric haibike. I’ll take the hate now ;)
    I do wear my BMC TAG Heuer jersey regularly.
    My cousin has a cycling cafe ‘Cafe Coureur’ which is a cycling hotspot in these parts. Big on cycling in Belgium.
     
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  11. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 7, 2021

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    Indeed. Big fan of Peto. Epic rider all round. As are many of the new breed from other backgrounds.
     
  12. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 7, 2021

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    Nowt wrong with electric bikes. Not ready just yet myself, but will definitely at some point.
     
  13. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Oct 7, 2021

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    Shouldn’t these posts be appearing 2 or 3 wide instead of single file? That’s the way cyclists round here travel.


    ::stirthepot::::bleh::::bleh::::bleh::
     
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  14. Yago

    Yago Oct 7, 2021

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    Man I hate that. Single file through the woods is how we roll (and crash)
     
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  15. bpsmith

    bpsmith Oct 7, 2021

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    It’s harder for impatient posters to close pass then though…
     
  16. dtf

    dtf Oct 7, 2021

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    Joking aside, I mostly ride trails, XC, DH and everything in between. Fod and BPW are the usual spots, but ride some of the bike parks in France and Canada when I get the opportunity.

    Descending on the road terrifies me, tarmac is really hard and road bikes don't stop well
     
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