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6/14/10 11:18 P

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New bikes are fun. You'll love your road bike. I've had my Terry classic since 1993. I guess once you find a bike you love you stick with it. Thousands of miles later that old bike is still going strong.

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SBATES63's Photo SBATES63 Posts: 8,614
6/14/10 6:27 A

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A new ride is so exciting. I got a Trek hybrid on Friday after not riding for many years. I tried road bikes out too, but the roads I want to ride on are mostly chipsealed, rough and hilly. The bike I got is a bit heavier, but also sticks to our crappy roads even flying at 45km/hr on a 45 degree turn. Love it.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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BRTRAINS's Photo BRTRAINS Posts: 488
6/13/10 6:40 P

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Thanks i really love it! just wished the weather here in CT. cooperated more on weekends..



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6/13/10 4:13 P

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New rig...excellent!

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

How do you eat an elephant?

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5/26/10 11:20 P

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That's so awesome. Congrats

Every time I rely on Jesus He never lets me down.
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5/25/10 2:45 A

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How exciting!
Aren't new bikes fun!
A good road bike is so much fun to ride... sometimes it's almost as though it's riding itself.

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”
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5/25/10 12:01 A

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Congratulations on your new road bike BRTrains!!

I sold my comfort bike on Craig's list in two days and she found a perfect rider.

I went with a Cannondale Synapse Carbon road bike and 3500 miles later am still happy with the lightness and smooth ride, I wish you smooth rides, and am happy for you finding the right ride for you. emoticon

"Learn from nature: See how everything gets accomplished and how the miracle of life unfolds without dissatisfaction or unhappiness."
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5/24/10 8:03 P

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If you like how the 2.1 rides, you ought to try the 6.9 Madone. Smooth as butter on a July afternoon.

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5/24/10 7:56 P

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I have been riding a Specialized Vienna Hybrid bike for the past year . I got hooked on spinning which got me started on road cycling.

I went riding a with a few friends a few weeks ago and noticed that I had a real hard time keeping up with them.Yes they had road bikes !

I go by a LBS everyday after work and figured I would stop in and ask some questions last week. these guys are real good and know their stuff.

I would not go back to the original LBS I bought my hybrid from because they seemed to not care anymore once the bike left the shop.

So today i took 4 bikes out for a test ride. I started at the low end and they told me I should also try the "better" bikes also while I was there.

I ended up getting the Trek 2.1 after much discussion and rides. Trek right now has a line of credit with no interest for 1 year.
He brought the bike down to 1160.00 and I figured 100.00 a month for a year would be worth it.

He had to order the bike for me as he didn't have my size in stock, I should get it by the weekend I hope..

I guess I'll put the hybrid on Craigs list as soon as mine comes in..

This 2.1 rides so smooth and it is so light. I can't wait to take it out for some serious mileage



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