Cycling in Lebanon

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by zimzum42, 5 Nov 2007.

  1. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I am hopefully starting a job in Lebanon next year.

    Not 100% certian yet, but it is looking very good.

    I would be living in Adma, just north of Beirut.

    Any good cycling out there, or has anyone toured through Lebanon etc????
  2. vbc

    vbc Guest

    Pretty much like cycling in Bristol I believe.
  3. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Not sure about Lebanon, but if the roads are anything like in Egypt, then a wheel building course may prove useful.
  4. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    I am sure it will be great, but I wouldn't go around dressed like you are in your avatar:smile:
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    ...and offroading is a real minefield!
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Hate to spoil the party but cycling is illegal in the Lebanon and doing so is punishable by enforced circumcision and anal probing.
  7. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Ice Station Zebra
    Is it best to cycle in a zig zag in Lebanon?
  8. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Streatham Hill
    Well, as I've written elsewhere, I've done it. I know ZZ to be a hardy soul, and will read his accounts of his bicycling exploits with relish, but, to be honest, if I go again I may well leave the bike at home. Bloody terrifying. And this from someone who treats the A3 with disdain.

    If you stick to the back roads you'll get very very fit very quickly. The hills are steep. I'd taken the 12/21 off the back and put on a 12/27 - and needed every cog.
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