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Got myself a bike!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ok, I am already back from my first ride. Having visited several shops this week, many hours of internet research and asking everyone for advise, I ended up purchasing a bike today.

Hubby and I already went out for a little ride.

I bought a full suspension mountain bike. We sawed off the handle bars to narrow them up for my shoulders and helps my wrists. We added height for the handle bars. Disk breaks like Kayotic recommended...(They are GREAT!)

We opted for full suspension due t my back hardware. I plan on riding on road and trail, so the full suspension will really reduce the impact of all those bumps.

Its not a carbon light bike, but aluminum and light enough. (About 27 lbs)
The shocks are heavy and my wheels are too. I figure later maybe I can purchase a light set of wheels if I really start riding super long rides.

First I will have to see if the seat I bought will work. as I expected, the seat is the trickiest part. So, I will log my miles and build up slowly.

Back and knees felt perfect.
Needless to say, I am pretty stoked.

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    Yeah! I got my bike yesterday too...sounds much like yours, but I didn't need to saw off the handlebars...I did though, sit on a bike they had with grips that had extra support at the heel of the palm, I wonder if those would help with your wrist issue? They were very comfy, I may have to pick up a pair myself!

    I think building up on the mileage will help you adjust to the seat, I've heard that's the best way to go, so I'll probably have to do that myself!
    1926 days ago
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    Maui... You ROCK!!!!! Have fun on your new bike ! emoticon
    1926 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    And with every reason to be stoked up!
    1927 days ago
    I am curious about sawing off the handle bars. How does that help tour wrists?
    1927 days ago
    Sure you will have fun riding your bike. Living in Amsterdam biking is the way to travel around. I love it. I use it almost everyday. Enjoy
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