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Old 23.07.2007, 14:31
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Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

As a fairly bored non-working spouse out here in Switzerland the one thing that has kept me sane is the ability to go cycling most days. However, as much as it is fun to go cycling alone I was wondering if there are people in the Basel area who would like to get out (or already do) on their bikes on a regular basis. In the UK I used to run regular leisure rides for both regular cyclists and new cyclists of around 20 - 40 (depending on the group) miles with a pub stop. These were always at a leisurely pace (lycra wasn't mandatory) and thought there might be people out there who would fancy a bike ride with others but feel scared (embarrassed even) of ending up with Lance Armstrong look alikes!

Having cycled most of the region round Basel there are plenty of routes which don't include Alpine mountain climbs and could be perfect for a leisurely after work or Sat/Sun ride.

If there is interest I would be happy to organise one or two and see how we get on.
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Re: Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

I'd definately be up for that. I'm fairly new to all this cycling but I am trying.
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Re: Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

I would enjoy some group cycling. I only have a commuter bike but it can handle some dirt and gravel.
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Old 07.08.2007, 07:46
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Re: Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

I am also new at cycling, did a little whilst in Ticino this past week and it felt so good I thought I would start when I got back to Basel. So I would be interested in some group cycling also. My job does not start until October, so weekdays would be superb. Keep me posted.
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Re: Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

Hi,

I would also be very interested, keep me posted,

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Re: Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

I'm interested!
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In the UK I used to run regular leisure rides for both regular cyclists and new cyclists of around 20 - 40 (depending on the group) miles with a pub stop. These were always at a leisurely pace (lycra wasn't mandatory) and thought there might be people out there who would fancy a bike ride with others but feel scared (embarrassed even) of ending up with Lance Armstrong look alikes!
Thank christ lycra isn't mandatory as that really would not be a good look for me. So, I'm definitely up for this. As a suggestion, Sundays may be a good day to do this as there's mostly frack all else to do and this could be the perfect cure for the Sunday morning hangover blues! Also, all the more reason for me to join in since I've recently 'souped up' my current bike and it goes like stink now!
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Re: Anyone fancy some cycling near Basel (leisurely or more intense)

Having recently moved here and beasting the hills and roads all on my own then this could be fun

Let me know when its all kicking off!



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