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  • Steve Thornton posted an update in the group Group logo of Club ChatClub Chat 4 months, 1 week ago

    Huge thank you to claire and Nick for the warm welcome to the club and a huge thank you to Claire for supporting me on my half lap. I had a knee op ( meniscus removal) back in April and there were a few complications, so the most riding I have done this year has been Chateau and vineyard hopping in Loire Valley. Great fun but no real pace or distance. I am now looking forward to a great year of cycling building up pace and distance. Just as an aside I have 10 classic Italian bikes in my garage that I have been told need to go, if anyone is interested in some heritage let me know.

    • Hello Steve, welcome to the club and hope you’ll get back to your old fitness levels soon. In regards to the bikes I would like to see what you have. There is always room for one more;)

      • Welcome Steve. You’re in great company. Sally Gunnel and Colin Jackson had the same thing done when they were still competing.

      • What started as a hobby has become an obsession. You can contact me on 07834322486 and come over to take a look at the bikes. My Brother in law who is out in Tuscany has over 40.

    • Welcome to the club Steve, we have yet to meet but I had an arthroscopy – meniscus (grinding operation) some years ago and my knee fully recovered. It does take a while but could be as good as new if you look after it with cycling i.e. not twisting it too much. On another note, I would be most def interested in your heritage collection of Italian bikes, being a bit retro myself. Just let me know your number if you want to trade, possibly. Cheers.

      • What started as a hobby has become an obsession. You can contact me on 07834322486 and come over to take a look at the bikes. My Brother in law who is out in Tuscany has over 40.