Hello from sunny *cough* Dumbarton.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mad Doug Biker, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Hello, just new here and taking a look about. I used to cycle a lot when I was younger (just on roads and cycle paths with a standard mountain Bike, nothing special) but am wanting to get back into it alll again, as wwell as ffind out what the best value bikes are, etc etc.

    Regarding my name?? well when I was at College in Glasgow many moons ago, I used to cycle home (16 miles - I usually slept in so got the train in the mornings), and one day I was leaving as some other members of staff were too.
    Negotiating the busy rush hour traffic, due to various reasons, I didn't quite give as good a display of my biking skills as I could have (although it was nothing bad), and so the next day I was described as Mad Doug Biker. A derogatory name I'm sure, but I liked it anyway, so, here I am!

    Annyway, I hope to learn quite a bit on here and speak to other fellow sufferers!
     
  2. ACS

    ACS Guru

    ;)xx(

    from the East coast.

    The rest of the CC Ecosse clan will be along later to introduce themselves.
     
  3. OP
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Look forwards to it, thanks!
     
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Hi Doug from another west coaster! xx( I'm the quiet unassuming member of the Ecosse CC clan (aye right ;)).

    What sort of cycling are you wanting to do? Commute, lesuire, etc? If you wan't to do a bit of road cycling there is a fair crew from here who go out for rides (no man left behind).

    Many moons ago I used to live in Erskine and as a kid I used to cycle from there, through Dumbarton to Balloch. Happy days! :smile:
     
  5. sleekitcollie

    sleekitcollie Well-Known Member

    Hi from west Lothian and welcome .I've recently joined here as well and they seem a very friendly and helpfull bunch .
     
  6. Telemark

    Telemark Cycling is fun ...

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    xx(;)

    Welcome! Have a look in the "CC rides" section of the forum occasionally, we meet up for CC Ecosse rides every so often, friendly banter and noone gets left behind ... come and join us!

    Hmm ... the fast/fit boys are out today on the Etape Caledonia route, but there hasn't been a proper CC Ecosse ride for a while now ...:smile:;)

    T
     
  7. Hiya MDB

    I guess I'm not fit, looks like they got a cracking day for it.
     
  8. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I want to do road cycling (although there are plenty of cycle paths around here that I'll use), as well as being able to commute.

    I'm looking for a quick bike as I want to be able to go as quickly as I can, as well as ride long distances for leisure.

    My old mountain bike I have been using for YEARS is built like a tank, so I want to FLY! :wacko::blush:
     
  10. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Hallo and welcome :sad:

    Move east the sun always shines over here... :wacko:
     
  11. OP
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    That wont work, weather is weather to me and I take great pride in never noticing or caring one single jott what it's doing (unless it's doing something notable of course or it's cold enough enough to go outside and throw some stones, seeing as I am a keen Curler).
    Granted, I'll keep my old bike to use in foul weather, but on the whole, I can hardly remember what the weather was like yesterday, never mind what it's doing on the East coast!:wacko::laugh:

    Doug, who feels sorry for people who are so controlled by the weather - I have never felt down during winter in my smegging life!!
     
  12. bauldbairn

    bauldbairn New Member

    Location:
    Falkirk
    Hello and Welcome to CC Doug. :tongue:
     
  13. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Greetings Doug. Great attitude you have with regards to the weather.
     
  14. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Thanks for feeling sorry for those of us who have fallen off on the ice over the winter :biggrin:, which is the one bit of cycling many of us don't enjoy/ do again :sad:

    And you are most ;) to CC and, of course the exclusive CC Ecosse :blush:
     
  15. OP
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I meant feeling down because of the lack of light in the winter, etc etc. In a previous life I worked in darkrooms for several years, but I happen to be a night owl anyway, so darkness is my friend NYHAHAHAHAHA!!! :biggrin:

    I have yet to fall off the bike onto ice*, although one of the members of my Curling Club, who is a keen cyclist, was cycling about in the ice without any problems. Come the thaw, he crashed on a perfectly dry surface and somehow managed to break his leg!!
    Kind of ironic don't you think?? :wacko:

    * - Although in Curling you learn how to fall VERY quickly!
     
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