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Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:09:08 pm »
All the news, please... from everyone.. for the last 8-10 years since i stopped using the forum  ;D
"Many, also, are the hills that lie between, and we must ascend, by a glorious stairway, from strength to strength."
- Petrarch, 'The Ascent of Mount Ventoux', 1336

Wowbagger

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 10:19:51 pm »
I'm still breathing. For the moment.

Welcome back!
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 10:55:16 pm »
Indeed Welcome back.   I remember your name but I'm not sure if we ever met ?


People have got married & had babies, people have had babies, people have drifted away, people have flounced, sadly some people have died, some people have joined.   Some radicals have even ridden their bikes...
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 11:07:35 pm »
Hello matey.  :D

Mostly, we're all about 10 years older.  Not many of us (myself included) are 10 years wiser.
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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 11:52:23 pm »
Hello, ibrahim. Didn't you leave Britain's sunny shores for somewhere much sunnier? Are you back or are you surfing in long distance?

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 12:08:42 am »
Welcome back!
Did you have some Danish connection?

Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 12:19:43 am »
Howdy all! I remember so many of your names. Yeah, was originally from Denmark, lived in London, left for the US with two bikes (one of which got stolen last year :'( )

Never got back into long distance cycling since i left, they don't have the same audax scene here. Was just loking at some old cycle route locations on Google street view when i got a bit nostalgic :)

Did think about returning, but that boat has sailed with Brexit, and besides, a "man cannot cycle the same path twice, for he's not the same man and it's not the same bike path."

Glad to see you have kept the community alive, it's really a special thing!
"Many, also, are the hills that lie between, and we must ascend, by a glorious stairway, from strength to strength."
- Petrarch, 'The Ascent of Mount Ventoux', 1336

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 08:40:03 am »
You left before I joined but hello anyway. Sad about the bike.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 08:41:27 am »
Glad to see you have kept the community alive, it's really a special thing!
Special thing keeps on specialling. I think that's mostly what's been happening over the last ten years.

(But in terms of what's new: ooh so many little things!)
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2020, 08:46:22 pm »
I'm not Windy any more, sorted the diet out and moved away from the Outer Hebrides.

Never tell me the odds.

Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 01:22:47 pm »
Yo! Ibrahim.
I'm still using the Crumpler bag.

pdm

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Re: Haven't been around for about 10 years. What's new?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 01:48:30 pm »
Good to see you back!
The forum ethos is pretty much unchanged (thankfully)!
We are all a little older and probably not much wiser  ;D