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Old 17.10.2007, 14:58
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Hi there,
I'm moving to Basel in January and am busy training for IronMan triathlon in South Africa in April 08. I need to keep up my training but running and swimming will be easy. I am looking for people to train with or people to advise me on rules of the road for road cyclists as well as routes around the Basel area. I usually do about 50-70km twice a week and then 100-160km on weekend. Anyone out there that can help out? Anyone want training partners???
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O-O-oooooo!!!! no real strong guys in Basel area???? well, wish you to enjoy yourself then..if the others don' t want take a part in this crazy training!!!! )))))
i wish i could find somebody with who to run 20km together sometimes - but as far as i know - there are nobody even for that - at least not in my 'hood..
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Re: Road cycling Basel area

I'll be moving to the Lausanne area in a few weeks. I'd love to do some long rides come April or May. Good riding partners are worth a drive.

Your first IM? I'm tossing around the idea finding a HIM sort of closeby. I do know that there are quite a few Olympic distances within a half hour drive of me. Maybe enough races to warrant building my new dream bike???

But yes, I am ALWAYS up for some good rides.
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Re: Road cycling Basel area

Hi there,

I am a girl base in Basel (newbie too! )and started with the cycling recently.

2005: 2500 km
2006: 2700 km
2007: 1000 before the injury
2008: need to get up to speed again. In 18 months would like to cycle thru Kirigzstan or Mexico.

I'd love to do regular rides on the weekend 50 km and more. Any riding buddy/ any velo chica out there?

I'm also planning to let build a rnew acing bike for me. Would appreciate any bit of advice. Any experts out there?
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Re: Road cycling Basel area

I noticed you were talking about building a new bike. After Easter, I'll have a complete Ultegra 18-speed drivetrain for sale:

Ultegra Brake/shifter units.
Crankset: Shimano Hollowtech II compact, 34-50 (I also have a regular Hollowtech 42-52 if you prefer).
9-speed chain, Ultegra
Cogset: 12-27 tooth, 9-speed Shimano, I'll have to check whether it is Ultegra or 105 quality.
Derailleurs, front and rear: Ultegra for double crankset. The front derailleur has a 31.8mm clamp.

These parts were on a bike that is about 5 years old, but the cogset, compact crankset, chain, and the jockey wheels in the rear derailleur are only about 2 years old, and probably have less than 2,000km on them. Reason for sale is that they were on my wife's bike, but she's now switching to a 30-speed drivetrain (triple crankset and 10 speeds on the back).

I was going to start advertising them once I make the switch in two weeks, so haven't decided on a firm price yet. However, 300 CHF would seem reasonable. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 08.03.2008, 11:38
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Re: Road cycling Basel/ Zurich area

I'll be moving to near Zurich for about 2 months for April and May.

I enjoy a lot of road riding at home (Sydney) and wonder whether it'll be warm enough etc. when I'm there to warrant bringing my own bike from home. I figure it is just as easy to do that than try and organise anything else and I can't see the point in getting another bike for such a short time.

I'm looking to keep up the kms I presently do (about 150kms a week),and especially not to waste the opportunity of being in such a great place for riding.

Any cyclist in the Oftringen area let me know as I'll be looking for riding buddies.
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I may be interested in that groupset. I arrive in Switzerland in April. Le t me know
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Hi there,

I moved to Basel recently & I'm also planning on going for bike rides as soon the weather gets better.

I used to do rides up to 80 km at intermeditate speed but mostly flat roads. Will be a little more hilly around here, I guess. Would be interested in joining a cycling group, but shouldn't be too advanced.
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I enjoy a lot of road riding at home (Sydney) and wonder whether it'll be warm enough etc. when I'm there to warrant bringing my own bike from home.
What do you define as being "warm enough." I'm happy to go out road riding down to about 5 degrees C, and so there haven't been many weeks in the last two years in Lausanne when I couldn't get out at least once. April and May should be prime riding months, according to the BBC website, the average daily high is 15 degrees in April in Zurich, and 19 in May.

If you want the groupset, then send me a PM soon, or I will start to advertise it more widely in a couple of weeks once I've actually taken it off of the other bike.
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Re: Road cycling Basel area

We were out around the countryside (15km south of Basel) on the weekend. There's (painted on-road) bicycle lanes on most of the roads. It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday, and hundreds of (road) bikers were out, even a few peletons of up to 10 people. So I'd say there's plenty of places to ride, and no-doubt you could probably get in some good hill training

So I'd say for sure there's bicycle clubs, but I personally don't know of any. I've only been living near Basel since winter though, but as it gets warmer more and more people are cycling about.

I love to ride, but I try not to talk about it, since it becomes clean that I have a cycling obsession.

I don't so much go in for road racing though, prefer bicycle touring, although the kids are now a bit to big to be towed in the trailer, but can't ride (touring distances) on their own bikes. So I'm at a bit of a loss.

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Hi there,
I'm moving to Basel in January and am busy training for IronMan triathlon in South Africa in April 08. I need to keep up my training but running and swimming will be easy. I am looking for people to train with or people to advise me on rules of the road for road cyclists as well as routes around the Basel area. I usually do about 50-70km twice a week and then 100-160km on weekend. Anyone out there that can help out? Anyone want training partners???
Thanks in advance for your replies!
Ant
Ant: Too bad you are not in Zurich area, as I do quite a bit of training for both road and mountain bike races. Should you desire to work in some hills (not sure how hilly the SA Ironman bike course is) I often ride the distances you mention on the weekends.

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Old 18.03.2008, 11:25
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Hi Ant,

There is loads of good cycling in the Basel area. Head off into the Jura if you want hills. The following is one of my favourite rides http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/The-tow-passes

There are a number of clubs in the area, I keep meaning to join one, but havent got around to it yet. The local club to me runs the Elsässerrundfahrt on May 3rd, a 130 km sportif type race, I plan to have a go this year. http://home.datacomm.ch/vmc-aesch/co...f/erf/erf.html
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Hi Ant

Get in touch, I am doing the Lanzer and UK IM and a couple of 70.3 IM distances this year with a couple of olympic distance one to keep me on my toes.

Hope you are feeling fitter than me for SA.

Also if anybody fanncies getting out on the bike (road or MTB) or for a run or swim session let me know, as i am getting bored cycling on my own.

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Hi Mark,

Used to live in Basel and was training for my first IM there. I found a tri club to join there - Tria Basilea. Good group of (extremely) motivated and nice guys. Just google them as they have a web presence. All in German but easy to figure out with the pictures, and they have a regular long ride every Saturday as well as Thursday nights.
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Hi, I'm relocating to Basel later this month, and I'll be looking for some people to ride with. I'm even taking the bike as check-in luggage which is a bit tragic. I occasionally do some veterans category (35+) racing in Australia, but haven't done much on the bike for the past six months, so if anyone is interested in some easy kms (100km max) and not too many hills (yet!) please send me a message.
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Join the club! Moved to Basel this week and have just done IM SA so am keen to either join a group or get a group together for some regular running / cycling sessions. Have you had any luck? Would you like to hook up?
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hey guys
i'm doing IM Nice this coming weekend (Although have had a really bad knee injury for the past 6 weeks so even doctors dont know if i will manage.....), so silently cra**ing myself.....
Very keen to hook up for runs, rides, swims etc. Doing NYC marathon in November so really need to keep the fitness going, and like to mix it up with various training. Let me know....antdiet@gmail.com
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Join the club! Moved to Basel this week and have just done IM SA so am keen to either join a group or get a group together for some regular running / cycling sessions. Have you had any luck? Would you like to hook up?
No-one keen so far, but I've been out for a couple of short rides over the hills south of Therwil. I definitely need to ramp it up though, so I'll send you a PM with my details. Note, if you've just done an IM I'd suggest riding with me should coincide with a recovery day (tad slow at the moment)!!
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Hi, I'm relocating to Basel later this month, and I'll be looking for some people to ride with. I'm even taking the bike as check-in luggage which is a bit tragic. I occasionally do some veterans category (35+) racing in Australia, but haven't done much on the bike for the past six months, so if anyone is interested in some easy kms (100km max) and not too many hills (yet!) please send me a message.
Brett.
Hello,
Hope your relo has gone smoothly so far. I'm heading to Basel from the US with my wife's relo. If you're still not riding fast I'm up for some riding, we'll be there in about 3 weeks. The cycling looks incredible in that area, I'm really looking forward to it. I appreciate any helpful tips, routes, etc...
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If anyone is interested, there is a group of us that do fortnightly bike rides. All levels of fitness are welcome :

Basel Evening Cycle 6th August
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