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Hi all,

I am looking for any Military Cyclists both representative or recreational/club racer who serves in the forces.

I am in the Australian Defence Force Cycling Club. :cool:
Let me know where and what your are up to.
 

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i am also a rider/racer. i serve in canada's first line of defence........the salvation army. i'll never forget the strip mall bell-ringing of '99....we lost a lot of good men that day *weep*
 

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US Army here (now a Reserve Soldier)

freezin_is_the_reason said:
Active Duty US Air Force for about ten years.

I ride road, and race sport class mountain bike.

I also drink beer.
Ditto what Freezin said. But I mostly drink wine.
 

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Me: U.S. Coast Guard (active, then reserve)

Hubby: U.S. Coast Guard (active)

Both: Commute, mtb, and race.

Both: Beer.
 

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Me: Enlisted November 1991
4 years Paratrooper
1 yeras Motorised Infantry
3 Years Infantry Instructor
2 years Recruit instructor
Some Reserve forces time and
2 Tours of East Timor, no Middle East time yet.
Enjoy beer on a hot day but relax better with a good glass of wine :)
 

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specializedsworks said:
Me: Enlisted November 1991
4 years Paratrooper
1 yeras Motorised Infantry
3 Years Infantry Instructor
2 years Recruit instructor
Some Reserve forces time and
2 Tours of East Timor, no Middle East time yet.
Enjoy beer on a hot day but relax better with a good glass of wine :)
Didn't realize you Auzzies had Paras, makes sense though. How many jumps do they require now per year to remain qualified?
Mid 90's the Brits decided it cost too much so cut requirements to 2-3 jumps per year to remain status!!! crazy
 

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dreww said:
5 yrs Royal Marine. Been out since 97. Didn't realize you Auzzies had Paras, makes sense though. How many jumps do they require now per year to remain qualified?
Mid 90's the Brits decided it cost too much so cut requirements to 2-3 jumps per year to remain status!!! crazy
8 jumps to qulaify (7 sim doors 5 at night)
min 4 per year to remain current
 

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8 & 1/2 years active duty the first time. Tours in Germany, CO, KY. Reserves in CO. Now a mobilized reservist with tours in Kuwait and Iraq. Now back in CO.
 

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Still making my way through my service academy of choice.
Got my jump badge (freefall, or "5 jump chump" as known by some). Been riding for 5 years and tri'ing for 4. I get those butter bars in a year and change.
 

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25 years in the service for king and country,
Afganistan, Iraq, Oman, Quatar, Pakistan, Korea
This is the last year as well....had enuff and lookin to doing something else
 

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US Army. 4 years Enlisted Infantry. 4 years Military Intelligence Officer.

Road: 05 Specialized Allez Comp
MTB: 04Stumpjumper FSR Anniversary Disc
Both: Too good for me to ride

If it flows downhill, I'll pour it over ice and drink it.

Ride.
 

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no racing yet for roads, did one mtn race--loved it
ride to work since 2003, riding seriously since 1999
2 olympic, 2 sprint, 2 ironman triathlons

may join a team at my next duty station (bangor)

jim
 

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CDR with 12 Years active duty in the United States Navy. ( NAS Cubi Point, Roosevelt Roads and NAS Kingsville, TX.) 7 years and counting in the Navy Reserves.
 

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Usaf

...engineer, but crossed over to civil service a couple years ago. Not in a military cycling club (nothing here that I know of).

Stories, anyone?

About 5 years ago I was at a place in Saudi called PSAB during the summer. Mostly had to stay inside the wire, and at the housing area there was a paved "road" just inside the fence, about a 1.5 mile circle. Everyone would be on it, running, walking, especially at night, when it was cool. A Brit brought his road bike, with kit, and would ride around it in circles. Kinda' humorous, because it was so such a short distence--on the other hand, I was jealous. I found out a club was putting on a criterium near my house (in the UK) the weekend after I was to return, so I diligently spent time pedeling away on the stationary bike in the gym (and sneaking in more the the "1/2 hour max" time limit imposed, when I could). I raced it, and was promptly off the back. Maybe I should have thought about bringing the bike as the Brit had, goofy as it was, dodging walkers on the path and riding little circles?
 

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Ex-racer/ex-shop rat/enthusiest: 14 years
Bio-medical Officer: 8 years
Roadie and MTB
Beer and Wine
 

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Want to get serious about racing. Cat 5 this year.

Anyone know of a Navy/Military cycling program? I know for runnning and Tri they give out free gear like jerseys etc.
 
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