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First Spin! :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010



Hustled home to get about an hour out & about on my new wheels before it just got too dark to be safe on the road.

I was a little wobbly as it was my first ride of the season, but how it felt so FINE whizzing along on my Tricross! Lot's of gears for easy climbing of the hills, lightweight body that's so responsive!

Coincidentally I get my bike as Google Maps comes out with a new feature: you can route your bike trip from point A to B and it will select the most bike-friendly route for you!

Here's more about it: www.treehugger.com/files
/2010/03/woot-google-adds-
bike-there-feature-to-goog
le-maps-video.php


Hey, only three days of biking will get me to my relatives in Michigan! Four days to other folks in Georgia!

I can dream, can't I...? :-)

Looks like our extraordinary run of outstanding weather is coming to a halt this weekend...but it's only rain...at least the warmth will still be sticking around!

Have a SPARKIN' weekend everyone!

Don
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JMSURPRENANT 5/4/2010 8:38AM

    Great Bike - thanks for posting on my blog about my new bike - the Commuter 2 by Jamis last week.
Keep on pedaling!
James
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AMBULATOR 3/17/2010 11:20PM

    My reward for getting to 200 is going to be a bike. This post is motivating me.

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BOTZZZ 3/16/2010 2:36PM

    Bike looks good Don, if you enjoy it half as much as I enjoy mine you will want to ride it everywhere ;)

As Ever
Me

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TRAINOF4 3/16/2010 10:54AM

    Yaaay!! New bike! I'm so happy to see you on your new bike after all the choices to be made & the near delay on getting it. SOO happy you got the bike & are having weather to enjoy it!! HaPPY dAy emoticon

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KATRINA333 3/16/2010 9:07AM

    Very nice bike! Well done! Have fun!

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_VALEO_ 3/16/2010 7:52AM

    Hope you could ride this weekend.

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HEALTHY_CAROLYN 3/16/2010 1:33AM

    You know, Don, I read this line: "lightweight body that's so responsive" and thought, "hey, is he talking about the bike or himself?!" emoticon

Love the new wheels! Have fun and be safe!

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AMABILE75 3/15/2010 3:19PM

    emoticon So happy you got your bike!!!!

I know you're going to have tons of fun now!! :)

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ZIRCADIA 3/15/2010 12:45PM

    ... of straight biking? Through the night? :D hehehehe or does that account for stopovers for sleeping and whatnot? :D

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PISTL67 3/14/2010 4:45PM

    cool bike. you were smart getting fenders, your back will stay dryer on wet days. not sure why they stopped putting them on. i have fender envy! happy pedaling!!! emoticon emoticon

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XENA1956 3/13/2010 1:38AM

    Wow you are looking hot and so is the bike. I wish I could do a week walk to somewhere. Where I live it is not too easy to bike without the danger of cars everywhere except on bike paths. Thats what I get for living in the city, I guess. I have lived in S.CA all my life so I am sort of use to it.
I will till my friend who rides a lot about the new google maps feature.

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FRECKS96 3/12/2010 4:44PM

    Awesome!! Enjoy it.

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SVELTINGTON 3/12/2010 2:53PM

    Nice wheels!
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DAYHIKER 3/12/2010 2:39PM

    Nice bike, Don!! You will have a great time with it! emoticon Thought about you this morning as I took off at daybreak with my Leki's and a small lumbar pack. emoticon emoticon

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AMETHYST0809 3/12/2010 12:00PM

    This should add some spice to the ol' workout routine! Congrats on the new wheels, and on maintaining your weight loss! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 3/12/2010 10:47AM

    what a great new picture.....looking awesome!!!
thanks for the link great new feature.............thanks for sharing...............keep on keeping on.......blessings and hugs..............lita

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/12/2010 9:45AM

    Nice looking bike Don. Sounds like you had a great ride. The new map feature sounds awesome to me.

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Yeah we are rainy here too, supposed to be tomorrow. But I am going to still run outside in it tomorrow. I have an 8 miler run for tomorrow and I am not gonna let a little rain stand in my way.

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JESPAH 3/12/2010 9:16AM

    That whistling sound behind you that you hear is me.

Good goin'!

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JCORYCMA 3/12/2010 8:23AM

    Great looking bike! Enjoy it along with the warmer weather!
Joanne

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FERRETLOVER1 3/12/2010 7:28AM

    You look fantastic (and the bike ain't bad either!!)

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JO11YMON 3/12/2010 2:16AM

    Nice looking ride. Glad to hear that you were able to get out and put some miles under the rubber. keep looking forward to getting many more in one day.

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/12/2010 12:23AM

    How cool about the bike map! You look great, Don. I'm so glad to hear you're continuing to have fun. Love the red shirt, too. Nothin' nicer than new wheels. emoticon

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SUZIAND 3/11/2010 10:52PM

    Enjoy your biking time, Don! You should bike to Nebraska! : )


Suz

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 3/11/2010 10:43PM

    So psyched for you. I love my bike but it is an old classic refurbished one speed, one of a kind. But, it is flat in town and my knees don't do trails and I make an average speed and don't go far. I enjoy what I do and hope to get a newer one in the future but meanwhile old daisy's holding out. I am glad you have new wheels and hope you have a lot of fun and get great exercise. Enjoy!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PKTREKGIRL 3/11/2010 10:06PM

    I know you've been looking forward to riding! Glad that you are having such a great time on your bike! I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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