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7/2/09 12:08 P

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VONTAN:
The Madone's a great bike, congrats! As far as carbon goes, don't worry about it, everything breaks. Just ride it until it does!

If you don't crash etc and maintain it well then it'll last years.

In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
-P.Z. Pearce

Specificity, specificity, specificity.
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The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis


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7/1/09 12:08 P

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I feel your enthusiasm! My first bike was a hand me down. I'm starting to dream about a "perfect fit".

Congratulations.

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7/1/09 11:55 A

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Congrats on the new bike. I felt that way when I got on my Madone for the first time--it was EXACTLY what I never even knew I wanted!

BTW, PLINDLEY commented on the WSD bikes, and I have to add my two cents: Remember that just because a bike is WSD, doesn't mean it's right for every woman. I actually fit much better on the standard bike than I did on the WSD.

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6/26/09 4:35 P

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VONTON- at your weight on a bike of that quality I sincerely doubt you are going to have any problems with the carbon failing. GREAT choice! You were also smart to have your LBS show you the women's specific line of TREK. My wife use to have a lot of back pain riding (road and mountain) until she started getting better bike fits through women's designs, now things are much much better! Congrats on the new bike.

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GUIN0001's Photo GUIN0001 SparkPoints: (34,225)
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6/26/09 4:17 P

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Like a new mother bear with her cub. I started worrying before I even purchased mine. After a sweet ride or two, you'll feel more confident about it all. Just enjoy!

Donalie


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A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
Stephan Dolley, Jr.

Endurance and persistence will be rewarded.

Everything you are against weakens you, everything you are for empowers you.

"Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."






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VONTAN's Photo VONTAN Posts: 283
6/26/09 4:11 P

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Wow Project One, that's quite a gift!
Thanks everyone for the nice words I still can't believe I went out and got a road bike of that quality. Originally I was thinking entry level, but figured I'd be unhappy with in in no time. Now of course I am stressing out over the fact its a carbon bike and hearing about carbon failure accidents. I know aluminum and steel can break too but it still is a bit worrisome.

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6/26/09 11:39 A

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Great bike!

I've had my Trek less than a year, but I'm already looking at building a Project One Trek in the next couple years. That will be my gift to myself for completing my journey.

Keep the rubber side down.

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong


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MRSSUZSTAR's Photo MRSSUZSTAR SparkPoints: (51,902)
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6/26/09 11:28 A

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How much fun! So glad you found one you love. That is 1/2 the battle!

Suzan

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6/26/09 11:07 A

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Congratulations! Waiting to ride is the hardest part :)

Wendy
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"I have achieved oneness with the road - Please dial 911 for me" - Unknown

"A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness." James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom."
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile


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CARLATL's Photo CARLATL Posts: 741
6/26/09 1:31 A

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Wow, those are really nice!! Congrats on the new bike!! I was also impressed with the speed when I got my new one. It's not a road bike, it's a Trek fx model, but still a LOT faster then my old bike.

Perfect time for a new ride, enjoy!! emoticon

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6/25/09 10:09 P

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How super fabulous for you. I'm so happy that you have a new bike.


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6/25/09 9:49 P

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Congrats! I've only had my road bike for a few months, and love it more every time I ride. It is so much lighter and faster than my mountain bike. Going down a winding hill at 35+ mph in my race on Sunday was just awesome!!

Have fun!

2010 Goals:
Get under 6 hours for a half Ironman triathlon
Get under 8 min/mi for a 5K - DONE 4/3

2010 Big Races:
Jan 15-17 Bermuda Half Challenge (8:15 Mile, 1:01:20 10K, and 2:11:32 half marathon)
June 6 Mooseman 70.3 triathlon (6:30:25)
Aug 22 Timberman 70.3 triathlon (6:10:14)


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6/25/09 9:31 P

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Good for you!! You sound ready!
Congrats and enjoy!

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6/25/09 6:45 P

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Congratulations!!

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VONTAN's Photo VONTAN Posts: 283
6/25/09 6:17 P

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I am so psyched about my new bike. I had intended to get maybe a trek 1.5 or 2.1, I rode them all but then he points out a 2008 Trek Madone 4.5 WSD. I did not even want to ride that knowing it was beyond what I wanted to spend. But he cut me a pretty good deal, I loved the ride so now its mine!!
This was my first time riding a road bike and wow was I impressed. I think now I will be riding for fun instead of fitness. Can't wait till I get it home in another week!

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