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Hello
Thought I'd introduce myself..... I'm Tim from Blackpool UK which is on the nw coast. Been cycling most of my life, mostly day rides and commuting. Main bike is a tweaked Marin Inverness single speed now with dropped bars. I love it's simplicity. Other bike is a Paulson hand built 753 road bike.
Due to a few health things, now getting back on the bike after an 18 month absence......how I missed it. Look forward to getting some USA thinking on cycling matters. Joining up for rides , may be logistically tricky however! Cheers
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Well our American ideas on cycling usually revolve around group rides to Starbucks, McDonald's or a shopping center of some sort. . .

That being said. . . .

I believe we have a few members from your side of the pond, and you'll be in good company with our low-brow American humor as opposed to your British love on puns!

All kidding aside, congrats on getting back on the bike and welcome!
 

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Welcome bongo!
 

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Thanks. Much the same trips here too! Just add in the pub and there is this farm that does its own ice cream and it's own chocolate too which they then drizzle on the ice cream........(un)luckily it does involve a 40 mile round trip from where I live, so you do earn the right to partake.
 

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That's Henry the lazy Airedale.....he likes ice cream too
 

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Welcome, bongo! I guess ice cream lovers are going to the dogs, huh? :D

Glad you have recovered from your previous health issues and have gotten back on the bikes. BTW, are salt and vinegar "crisps" (I think this is the proper term) still popular in the pubs? Ate many a bag while having a pint and a round or darts during my 2 years in East Anglia (Ipswich).
 

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Yep, as far as I am concerned, salt and vinegar crisps are the best. Of course, you will have tried fish and chips? Were you in East Anglia for the 'broads'? English chap attempts an appalling americanised play on words!
For those not aware, there are beautiful stretches of water with windmills known as the Norfolk broads. I won't even begin to discuss Bakewll tarts.
 

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Welcome, man! Glad to see you've already found our beer thread. Cycling and beer really just seem to go hand-in-hand.

Cheers!
 

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Yep, many, many servings of fish and chips. I can't remember what the little bits of the breading that comes off in the fryer are called, but had lots of them too! Loved Norwich! Went several times. My time there was courtesy of the US Air Force but I lived off base so got to experience a lot of the local culture. Would love to go back over and see how much has changed...or not.
 

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One day eh! I've only been once and loved it. Good area for leisurely flat riding. Where I live they are called scraps. Glad you loved your time down there.
 

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Xela said:
Welcome, man! Glad to see you've already found our beer thread. Cycling and beer really just seem to go hand-in-hand.

Cheers!
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Proper beer as opposed to the chemical rubbish that most English pubs sell. Always fancied a cycle pub crawl but would not get past the first pub.
 

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Thanks. It's been interesting thus far.
 

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Welcome to the site!
 
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