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Cycling in Europe(3 posts)

Cycling in EuropeMicah
May 1, 2001 11:29 PM
A friend and I are planning to cycle around in Europe. Any advice?
re: Cycling in EuropeLarry Davidson
May 7, 2001 6:53 PM
I was stationed in the Army in Germany 84-86 and cycled in Germany and England. Back then motorist were much more friendly to cyclist, but at the same time I found cycling a little more scary. The traffic was much heavier then what I was accustomed to, even on country roads. Also the traffic is much faster and very few roads have any shoulders. You feel a little weary just walking on the sidewalks when you first get to Europe, but it doesn't take long to adjust. The 2 years I was there was a great experience and accident free. The beauty of Europe is without a doubt worthy of a cycling trip alone.
re: Cycling in Europe and helmet mirorsSSgt Jeremy in Germany
Jun 1, 2001 10:34 PM
I am stationed at Spangdahlem AB in Germany and can totally identify with the theory it takes a while to get used to the driving style here. I just got here last october and was previously stationed in Iceland. I am trying to buy my first road bike now and am aprehensive of sharing the roads with the cars here. A female in my unit was recently hit by a German driver while she was on her bike, she is ok I hear and lucky to be alive. I am thinking of getting a helmet with a miror on it to see the cars about to hit me from behind. Do all of you out there recomend that?