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Post by psychonosspaz on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:05 pm

Hey Everyone,

My name is Dave, and my wife Jacqueline and I both got heavily into road bike riding the 5 years we were in Italy. If anyone has ever been stationed there, you know that cycling is almost a cult. On Sunday's all you see are groups of 10-20 riders hitting the beautiful Italian hills that surround the Vicenza area. We both bought Liotto bikes (small family run shop - but extremely exclusive) that were used during one season by the Liotto team. Full carbon frames, CB components, and we got a great deal only paying about 1800 euro each....

We have a 20 month old baby now, so we can't ride as much together, but I really want to get out more and explore some good riding (hills included).

So please let me know if you live in the Ramstein/Weilerbach area and we can link up for a ride. I miss riding in groups of 5-10 where you really have the team dynamics of drafting, and you can fly!


Ciao ciao,

Dave
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Post by velo-doc on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:14 pm

Dave,

Welcome...glad to have you! I posted the reply to your Tuesday RR post. I hope you can become one of our regulars on the Wed night ride from SS Gym. We will leave at 1730 and cover 30-35 miles with good pacelining and a few good climbs. Otherwise, we just post-up our rides and see who shows. Looking forward to seeing you out there.

Chad
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Post by psychonosspaz on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Cool.....where do you guys finish? Also, are they strict at the gate about lights and reflectors on bikes? My bike is pretty stripped down in that sense... Still need to know how long this ride is going to go for?
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Post by airborne.s2000 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:23 pm

Just need a helmet to get on post. I don't think any of us have reflectors or lights on our road bikes, though I have the full spectrum on my commuter.
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Post by Jonesy on Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:11 am

psychonosspaz wrote:Cool.....where do you guys finish? Also, are they strict at the gate about lights and reflectors on bikes?  My bike is pretty stripped down in that sense...   Still need to know how long this ride is going to go for?
Many People are not aware, but German law actually exempts "sport cycles" from the lights and reflectors requirement during day light hours. The langauage is ammbiguous and basically translates as a 'sport-training cycle' not needing lights and reflectors unless clearly required for safety under the given conditions.
How it is usally applied is that if you are out in your lycra, or your serious looking MTB gear and are on a bike that is clearly not a city/commuter bike, you won't be bothered about lights etc. unless it's dark out.

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