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12.03.2008 18:00 to 22:00
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City/Town: Zurich
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Meeting Point: Nooba (Kreuzplatz 5)

Calling all EF cyclists out there.... It's time to get together!!
Mountain bikers, Roadies... Anyone who loves biking is welcome.

Ideally it would be for a bike ride, but since it's still quite dark in the evenings after work (not to mention kinda cold), at least we can get together and talk about biking. C'mon, you can admit it's your favorite pasttime when you're not on the bike!

It would be great to put some faces to forum names, and to share plans for biking this coming spring/summer... weeknight group rides, weekend outings, biking events ... as well as where the best bike shops are for maintenance or purchasing new gear (yes, bike geek talk is definitely allowed ).

At least drop by on your way home from work... Or stay for dinner if you have time.

Hope to see you there!

(Nooba is a non-smoking restaurant. We have a reserved space at the bar area.)
RSVP'd Yes: 12 (9 members and 3 guests)
  • hillseeker + 1 guest - I'll bring my bike helmet so you can easily spot us (don't expect me to be wearing it tho!)
  • mars - perfect! a topic i need to catch up on..thnx for organizing!
  • Eire - I'll swing by... Don't expect to see me in any Lycra though!
  • advntur - Wouldn't miss it!
  • DJC - Sounds good
  • Johanna + 1 guest - Yay! Cycle Talk! Will be by after German lessons.
  • southie + 1 guest - Thanks for invite, we are trying to organize so we can come.Cheers
  • Woodsie - The promise of sweet, fatty food is to much to resist. The bike may have to stay home if this weather doesn't improve a little though.
  • dakman
RSVP'd Maybe: 7 (7 members and No guests)
  • chrisch - Would like to, but Zürich is 8hrs by bike from here. :) Will try!
  • erin - Might have another obligation but if not, absolutely!
  • JPH - Should be able to make, given work does not hold me back.
  • Edo2007 - Will try to get there around 7pm as I have to come from Zug :-) but I still cant guarantee I can get there
  • OutDoorMan - Sounds good - I'll try to make it
  • Radar - I'll try to make it.
  • madkap - will try to be there if I can,sounds pretty good.
RSVP'd No: 16
  • HashBrown - Have German classes at that time; otherwise would join.
  • etc - If only it was a week later...
  • Jekyll - Sorry, out of the country but count me in next time
  • Riitta
  • Yokine - Same excuse as Jekyll. Great idea though!
  • Uncle Max - Can you recommend any carparks nearby? Funny, huh? Next time. Great idea
  • Dr D - unfortunately busy that night. Looking fwd to some week night rides when it gets warmer
  • mblume - Unfortunately, I cannot attend due to a prior committment, but I would be greatful if you could post any decisions regarding the timing/ location for meeting for regularly scheduled weekly road/ mtn bike rides that are taken. I appreciate your efforts ...
  • blueshrimp - Live too far away! Wish I could go though.
  • Rahul - I have my annual group presentation Thursday morning otherwise would have surely joined..hope to join the rest of you for rides later this year.
  • aquayellow - Stink, I would definitely come but I have something else that night.
  • Nick Blake - Sorry - off to the airport that evening otherwise I'd definitely be there. Keep us posted on any rides that get organised.
  • TiredLegs - Thanks for the invitation but I will wait until you start riding. I am on for rides, including shorter rides daytime on workdays.
  • Velo - Sorry to miss this but hope to make a future get-together. I'm interested in longer rides and will keep an eye out for future postings.
  • ollylaws - pls invite me to the next one though....
  • Nathu - Thanks for the PM but I'm busy this evening.
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Old 06.03.2008, 18:15
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

But.... but.... but......
It is still ski season???????
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Old 06.03.2008, 18:20
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

Oh yeah, it is .... But it's always biking season (at least to talk about it!)
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Old 06.03.2008, 18:22
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

If you can't make it at 6, just show up when you can... We'll most likely be there for a while (could talk about bike stuff all night!).
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But.... but.... but......
It is still ski season???????
I hope this doesn't mean that you've been ignoring the nice weather the past two weekends, and have missed the chance to get some good early-season riding in? I've been exploring new parts of the country by bike which are not too high up, and so were pretty warm. However, I can't wait until the real Spring to head into the mountains again Until then, I'll have to do more talking than riding - I'll see whether I can make it up from Lausanne.
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

Oh yes - I personally have definitely enjoyed the recent nice, warm weather for biking. Ya gotta love living in a place where you can bike comfortably on Saturday and ski on Sunday (or vv)

Still it's a bit dark on the weeknights though, but only for a few more weeks...

Hope you can make it ChrisW!
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Old 07.03.2008, 09:54
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I hope this doesn't mean that you've been ignoring the nice weather the past two weekends, and have missed the chance to get some good early-season riding in?
But the lifts aren't open for bikes yet? How do you go for a ride when there is no way of getting up the hill???
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

Hillseeker - I hope that the restaurant that you chose is at the bottom of a valley, otherwise Woodsie might not be able to get there .
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Old 07.03.2008, 11:25
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Hillseeker - I hope that the restaurant that you chose is at the bottom of a valley, otherwise Woodsie might not be able to get there .
Its ok Chris, apparently he has built a nice light bike to allow him to actually ride uphill! Not sure if pink is really a climbing colour though!!!

God forbid the lifts don't let him take his bike on!!!
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Its ok Chris, apparently he has built a nice light bike to allow him to actually ride uphill!
But I have a feeling that my "light" bike probably still weighs twice as much as the whippet like roadies most of this crew ride.

But, at least I now have a bike that weighs less than my beer gut.
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Old 07.03.2008, 13:20
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But I have a feeling that my "light" bike probably still weighs twice as much as the whippet like roadies most of this crew ride.

But, at least I now have a bike that weighs less than my beer gut.
Enough cycling could quickly change that!
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Old 07.03.2008, 13:55
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Enough cycling could quickly change that!
Nah, the cycling just means that I can drink more beer and eat more fat and sugar.
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Hillseeker - I hope that the restaurant that you chose is at the bottom of a valley, otherwise Woodsie might not be able to get there .
Now, do you really think someone with the name Hill-seeker would select a place at the bottom of a valley??
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

I went by the restaurant (Nooba) this afternoon to see what it's like (and yes, actually you do have to head uphill from Zurich HB to get there!). Luckily it's easy to find - right off Tram 11. The "bar" table seemed good since then we will be able to move around and mingle, or can sit on the stools around the table.

Looks like they have some yummy hand-made noodles... and sake (surely beer too, I forgot to notice)..... and we can probably get them to add some extra fat and sugar just for you, Woodsie
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

Thanks for the invite, unfortunately I work in Montreux and making it to Zuerich and back during the week is a bit difficult. If a weekend ride gets organized for when the weather turns better, lemme know!
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

It's a good idea, and we are trying to organize things so we can both come.
Cheers and hope to catch up with all.
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Today's the day! Are any of you 'maybes' going to become 'yesses'?

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Old 12.03.2008, 10:01
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

I just now reserved BOTH bar tables for us tonight, so now there's room for you "Maybes"... So hope you can make it! (don't make me look bad with lots of empty spaces )
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

I changed our maybe to yes this morning so we will be there, although don't really know Zürich all that well so maybe late or lost with my keen sense of southern hemisphere direction. I can only believe people when they give me directions, hence why i ride with a backpack full of maps!!
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Old 12.03.2008, 11:07
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Re: Cyclists Meet-up in Zurich

Seems like we should have a reasonable turn out tonight... Whats even better though is the degree of interest there seems to be with all the maybes, and can't make it this time but would love to next time!!!

Roll on some EF rides this season!
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