Hello all. What a great site!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AuroraSaab, 12 Jun 2019.

  1. AuroraSaab

    AuroraSaab Regular

    Hi all. Just wanted to say thanks for such a great site. I am thinking of buying a road bike and have been reading the forums for a couple of weeks - what an absolute gold mine of info, reviews, and advice it is. Really friendly too; on the newbie forum everyone is welcoming with no patronising or snarky comments.

    I am not even sure I will commit to buying a bike as I'm a bit daunted by the traffic round here, but I am really enjoying reading the forums and the enthusiasm is contagious.
  2. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    Hi, welcome
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  3. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    stick around, its good here:okay:
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  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Welcome in !!!
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  5. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Hello and welcome.
    Don't worry about the traffic, give it a try. You don't have to stay on the roads, there are plenty of alternatives.
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  6. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    :welcome: Don’t let traffic put you off if it’s something you want to do. The fun you get more then makes up for it :okay:
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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    I like traffic...… :wacko:
  8. furball

    furball Veteran

    On a bike you are also traffic. This is something that the rest of the traffic has to accept. That's how I look at it anyway.
    Cycle Craft by John Franklin gives good detailed information on how to tackle all sorts of road situations.
  9. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you're not to far from quieter roads, aim for them and get your confidence up, traffic is a pain, but it is something you get used to. I still avoid it as much as I can.
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