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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 5:23 Quote
SileTzar wrote:
Out riding on Saturday, seems I have some issues with the CC DBair, sucked down into travel, lasted for almost two years without needing service so not too bad, only issue is the repair cannot be done locally, I need to send it away and wait a couple weeks.
Fortunately the weather is shite. Cold as balls

Maybe it's just a quick aircan service

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 5:26 Quote
From my brief trip to Germany last year, it appeared to be like Britain if Britain was 10 times better.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 7:49 Quote
deli-hustler wrote:
From my brief trip to Germany last year, it appeared to be like Britain if Britain was 10 times better.

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side. Everywhere seems great when you’re visiting, it’s new and exciting and you aren’t there long enough to find out about the bits that are annoying if you lived there

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 9:14 Quote
abennett219 wrote:
deli-hustler wrote:
From my brief trip to Germany last year, it appeared to be like Britain if Britain was 10 times better.

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side. Everywhere seems great when you’re visiting, it’s new and exciting and you aren’t there long enough to find out about the bits that are annoying if you lived there

Exactly!

After having spent a fair amount of time, in quite a few different countries, the conclusion is that every place has just about the same amount of cons and pros. The trick is to find the place with the pros you enjoy, and the cons you don't mind.
The next thing is that to live well most places, you need to assimilate.
That's not coming easy to everyone. If you don't do that, you'll live poorly just about anywhere.
If you do assimilate, learn the language, dress like the they do where you are, come to terms with the local cousine, learn and respect the local traditions, and so forth, you can live well almost anywhere.

Magura Smile

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 9:24 Quote
tom666 wrote:
Mr-Magura wrote:
deli-hustler wrote:


You haven't been to Britain recently have you?

In fact I have. There it seems like over 50% of the population is having a daily shower, and most things are working.
......Not to mention the fact that the British don't come across even half as much of a burden in everyday life.

I've traveled more than most people ever will, lived in several countries, spent a long time in most of the rest of Europe.
The only two European countries I would never accept to live in, would be France and Switzerland.


Magura Smile

Switzerland? That's interesting. Why is that?

I don't think I could love in Southern Italy. I think the corruption and mafia control could make it a difficult place to live - even if it is beautiful and has great food and trails. Northern Italy I think would be better.

Scandinavia is beautiful but those dark, cold winters would be hard. One amazing half of the year and one super shitty half there I think. Maybe you would get used to it?

As much as the UK can be bleak and boring it's actually a pretty good place. It isn't massively corrupt, we have excellent shops and services, the weather is very liveable - I'm out riding most days even in January. It's not too bad apart from the Midlands (I lived there 4 years) and some of the North which are a bit shit lol

Switzerland was by a large margin the worst place I have been living, in spite of that I lived on the shore of lake Geneva with the Unesco wineyards literally in my back yard.
That was also the place where everybody lived behind walls in fear, snobbery was at full throttle, and egoism on a level I don't recall seing anywhere else.

Scandinavia you just have to tackle the right way (like most other places). Summers are for full speed ahead, getting all the stuff done that needs to be sorted over the year. Winters are for a cosy time with friends and family, getting nothing done, eating and drinking a lot.

The UK seems to me just like you describe it. You can pretty much pick your preferred climate, the rest is average or better. Much like Germany in fact, counting out the food in Germany is more to my liking, and the UK has no wineyards.


Magura Smile

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 9:41 Quote
I enjoyed my erasmus life at Granada pretty much. The winter is mild, you can go for a ride wearing shorts, and then go for ski to the Sierra Nevada. Lovely ppl, free tapas per beers, churros, beautiful city, awsome junkfood(shawarma ftw), lots of nice trails. Since i've left we travel back year by year in february for a week or two for riding and enjoying ourselves. Gladly move to Andalucia, but the summertime might just cook me alive.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 10:05 Quote
Mr-Magura wrote:

Switzerland was by a large margin the worst place I have been living, in spite of that I lived on the shore of lake Geneva with the Unesco wineyards literally in my back yard.
That was also the place where everybody lived behind walls in fear, snobbery was at full throttle, and egoism on a level I don't recall seing anywhere else.

Scandinavia you just have to tackle the right way (like most other places). Summers are for full speed ahead, getting all the stuff done that needs to be sorted over the year. Winters are for a cosy time with friends and family, getting nothing done, eating and drinking a lot.

The UK seems to me just like you describe it. You can pretty much pick your preferred climate, the rest is average or better. Much like Germany in fact, counting out the food in Germany is more to my liking, and the UK has no wineyards.


Magura Smile

That's interesting. When I've been to Switzerland I've stayed with friends and we haven't seen that side of it. I can believe it though. It's definitely quite a conservative place socially.

The UK does have some vineyards but I think it's fair to say not very many. You can buy quite good sparkling white wine from the UK, but you can definitely get better wine and for cheaper from Northern France.

As for the food, our native food is not that exciting, but we have really good international food here. UK is one of the best places to get Indian food for example.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 10:40 Quote
moferenc wrote:
I enjoyed my erasmus life at Granada pretty much. The winter is mild, you can go for a ride wearing shorts, and then go for ski to the Sierra Nevada. Lovely ppl, free tapas per beers, churros, beautiful city, awsome junkfood(shawarma ftw), lots of nice trails. Since i've left we travel back year by year in february for a week or two for riding and enjoying ourselves. Gladly move to Andalucia, but the summertime might just cook me alive.
ayee my dude I am good friends with people from Erasmus Student Network Granada, they're good people

Good women too

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 10:41 Quote
moferenc wrote:
I enjoyed my erasmus life at Granada pretty much. The winter is mild, you can go for a ride wearing shorts, and then go for ski to the Sierra Nevada. Lovely ppl, free tapas per beers, churros, beautiful city, awsome junkfood(shawarma ftw), lots of nice trails. Since i've left we travel back year by year in february for a week or two for riding and enjoying ourselves. Gladly move to Andalucia, but the summertime might just cook me alive.
I made ze mistake of going to andalusia in august almost perished

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 11:00 Quote
jespinal wrote:
moferenc wrote:
I enjoyed my erasmus life at Granada pretty much. The winter is mild, you can go for a ride wearing shorts, and then go for ski to the Sierra Nevada. Lovely ppl, free tapas per beers, churros, beautiful city, awsome junkfood(shawarma ftw), lots of nice trails. Since i've left we travel back year by year in february for a week or two for riding and enjoying ourselves. Gladly move to Andalucia, but the summertime might just cook me alive.
I made ze mistake of going to andalusia in august almost perished
How do you think I felt?? Was 37° when I arrived for a week straight and it hardly cooled down at night.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 11:44 Quote
I would kill for some warmth right now!! 1 got damn degree when I left for work this morning and now a balmy 11...Facepalm

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 12:03 Quote
Arnoodles wrote:
jespinal wrote:
moferenc wrote:
I enjoyed my erasmus life at Granada pretty much. The winter is mild, you can go for a ride wearing shorts, and then go for ski to the Sierra Nevada. Lovely ppl, free tapas per beers, churros, beautiful city, awsome junkfood(shawarma ftw), lots of nice trails. Since i've left we travel back year by year in february for a week or two for riding and enjoying ourselves. Gladly move to Andalucia, but the summertime might just cook me alive.
I made ze mistake of going to andalusia in august almost perished
How do you think I felt?? Was 37° when I arrived for a week straight and it hardly cooled down at night.
still surprised you didnt go into spontaneous combustion

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 12:25 Quote
whattheheel wrote:
I would kill for some warmth right now!! 1 got damn degree when I left for work this morning and now a balmy 11...Facepalm

Not much better here.
Time to go to the Panhandle for a month or two, till it gets tolerable here again.


Magura Smile

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 at 14:08 Quote
Going to beat everyone to it. Starling Murmur big wheels
Probs get a different bottle cage, this one was off the Santa Cruz
Starling Murmur

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 at 7:05 Quote
whattheheel wrote:
I would kill for some warmth right now!! 1 got damn degree when I left for work this morning and now a balmy 11...Facepalm

Be happy with that. Where my brother lives hes been dealing with a week of -36f or -38c


 
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