Nice to have you back on CC, anyway! I was making an adjustment to my bike yesterday on the Rochdale canal towpath when another cyclist stopped to see if I needed help. He was very friendly and turned out to be an Aussie. We had a chat for a while but then he had to get back - he has been working over here for a couple of years and does morning rides before doing his afternoon shift. Loves the hills and greenery here; not so keep on the cold and wet conditions that we often get!