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Devious.Wonder

Member since Oct 2017 • Last active Oct 2017
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Mechanic and Enthusiast

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    Just got back to London after a long absence; been in Canada for five years. New age dude. Love Cycling, looking for Group-ride, Alley-cats and beers :D

    looking for like-minded Cyclistas to hang with and check out the London scene.

    Warmest regards

    Rob

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    Canada is vast. Especially British Columbia. My recommendation for other is a Cross/Gravel bike. it'll open up more single track and mountain rides as well as keeping up a good daily average on the roads without breaking yourself.

    I have just returned from Vancouver Island a short ferry trip from Vancouver. There wildness can be found easily and for those that want a slower pace; that's where I recommend you head. Ideally you head for Namaimo, but some of the south island towns such as Duncan and Chemainus are way more chilled and will give you gateway to Salt Spring Island. Saturna, Theatis and many other gulf islands.

    Tofino and Ucluelet are a beautiful; but don't be surprise if you find it an expensive trip.
    Port Renfrew is beautiful and you can rough camp on the beach. Very small outpost style town, has an amazing cove, surrounded by forrest and cliffs.. Get very windy..

    More inland is Lake Cowichan, another former logging town, huge lake, fresh clean mountain springs. Cowichan Valley itself boasts some of the best water in the world, due to our ecosystem; run off from the rain-forrest and vast aquifer.

    There are huge amounts for back-country trails, lakes, mountains and single track connecting it all.. The Cycle community is huge.. Great shops, helpful people and friendly atmosphere. Mount Washington is pretty close, some great summer mountain bike trails and downhill and in winter the best snow. Cumberland and Doumont are also great places to ride. Raw technical single track and epic downhills. Maple Mountain, Tzuhalem, Provost and Heartland down in Victoria, all great places to ride and visit the surrounding local communities.

    West Coast - Best Coast!!

    If you P.M I can recommend places for cheap accommodation and friendly people to network and guide.

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    Yeah, bicycle lovers.

    Back in London after a long absence; 5 years in the West Coast of Canada, living cheaply.

    So here I am back in the Big Smoke, looking at hundreds a month in rent. So I am looking for a like-minded bunch of fellow Cyclistas to hang with rent a room and generally get to know the London scene once again.

    My budget at the moment is about 450-500. I have work as a mechanic in two London shops.
    I bring with me a backpack, bikecase, steel racing bike, tools and workstand.. Yes of course I will service you bikes for free and of course we can kill it out on the busy roads of London.

    I am a pretty sensible guy. I have a family back in Canada, although I am British. I am intelligent and hard working and looking for a break in London.

    Ideally you'd have a nice room. I'm quite social so communal living is quite interesting to me.. Although being a family and working man, I need the chance to sleep and work and appreciate those who like to party, but everything in moderation. It would be nice to just live with people that are like-minded and have similar interests as my interests in Cycling are quite broad.

    I hope this strikes an accord with some of you.. I am new to the forum, but I am completely approachable so please p.m with recommendations or indeed if you have a room that sound like it could be suitable..

    Many thanks

    Rob

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