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  1. I'm in Amsterdam, but don't group rides. I do group drinking though.... ☺
  2. We are starting a 10 day tour on Thursday. Basel to Dusselldorf via the Rhine. Will be mostly tar, but awesome scenery... ☺
  3. How easy/difficult is it to get to your place? What are the closest transportation points? I.e. airport, train station etc?
  4. Living in The Netherlands or planning to move there? We have been here for 7 months now...
  5. 100% correct. I live in Amsterdam. The mentality of drivers unbelievable. Every day i would see kids, as young as 6 or 7 cycle on their own to school in the road, perfectly safe. Busses, cars, trucks will sit patiently behind them until it is safe to pass.
  6. Good luck with the next week. We had the same juggling act with the clothing. To make things worse, we also decided to take a bike each with us on our flight. In the end it worked out well for us. We packed our clothes into our cycling panniers and when we arrived in Amsterdam we simply put our bikes together at the airport and cycled off to our new life. Liberating to say the least....I hope all goes well with the packing.
  7. One of the best you will find http://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-274-1-UN7U
  8. Long Mountain Brewery from Robertson does some excellent beers. Really enjoy the wheat and pale ale.
  9. I know of a place where you can rent Giant Revel 0 bikes from. Very reasonable prices and definitely have the sizing you are looking for. Send me a pm.
  10. We've had to get back into normal 3 times after trips of 2 years, 12 and 3 months. It is really hard, especially having 'normal' conversations with people. It changes you and most people don't get it because they haven't had the chance to experience it. To keep us going, we move to different countries and keep life excited. At the moment living in Amsterdam...
  11. Moving along nicely. Let the removal firm pack everything though. It saves sooooooooooo much time and effort. We used Britannia, and the packers were excellent and certainly didn't skimp on the packing material Our 2 touring bikes (fully kitted Surly LHT) were bubble wrapped with about 10 layers before boxed in another 2 custom boxes they made on the spot. What would've taken us about 5 or 6 days took them just under one day.
  12. I think it should be compulsory, especially for those who ride with white kit.......some things are best not seen!! ☺☺
  13. My home town ☺☺☺☺ Such an awesome place to live and cycle.
  14. Poor spoke tension, ask the wheel builder to use the correct tension tools to build the wheel and not just try to get it to run true. Individually check tensions on all spokes.
  15. Generally very good. They gave us an idea of costs for individual items if we had to leave it behind. Was useful to work out what would be best left behind.
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