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1/18/11 8:54 A

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I really want to get a new road bike, in that $2500-3000 range, but short of that I'd love a fancy bike computer, probably a Garmin, that calculates everything and then downloads it to a website.

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JONBOYR700 Posts: 68
1/18/11 7:41 A

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That is pretty sweet.

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1/17/11 8:24 P

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ICE Vortex trike. Yummy!

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JONBOYR700 Posts: 68
1/17/11 7:52 A

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Another power tap hub/wheel so I don't have to swap the cassette when changing bikes.

Some winter gear would be nice so I'm not stuck inside all winter on the trainer; NE Ohio can be brutal weatherwise.

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1/15/11 7:08 P

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I'm pretty happy with my current gear. I'd love a new top of the line trainer, and an extra DVR so I have good tv to watch while I'm pedaling. That, and I'd love to do some upgraded group tours. Hotels and someone else lugging the bags!


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1/15/11 2:25 P

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Kestrel - I ride in triathlons, so I would like some sort of tri bike at some point. But, until I get down to a weight where it would actually make a difference, I am not going to get a TT bike. Unless of course a big check rolls through my door. Then I'd pull the trigger. :)

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CAROLYN1ALASKA's Photo CAROLYN1ALASKA Posts: 10,957
1/14/11 8:16 P

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I'm all set for bike... have a garage so full that my truck won't fit.
I would bike some more supported bike tours though. I did quite a few self supported tours in my 40s, but I notice now that I'm older, sleeping on the ground makes me really achy...

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1/14/11 2:28 P

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My dream ride would be:

Vanilla Bikes custom frame
Campagnolo Super Record gruppo except Tune hubs and Chris King headset.
Zipp 255 rims
A. Dugast tires

If I had to stick with production frames I'd get a Casati Linea Oro Classic or Laser or a Tommasini Tecno. When I was riding with an investment banker who price really was no object he had a Tommasini though he had a Sintesi rather than a Tecno.


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1/14/11 4:55 A

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I would love to do a bike tour. I am no where near being able to do the miles right now, but I hope to be racking in some big miles by summer if I can keep things going like I have been this year.

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KESTREL500's Photo KESTREL500 Posts: 1,173
1/14/11 1:28 A

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You might consider biking along the Erie Canal. Lots of places to stop and stay. When you get tired of the tow path (pretty but not made for a roadbike) you can always jump on the road that runs along side.

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,643
1/14/11 1:21 A

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Wife is doing amazingly well...thank you!

Self supported touring...? Well, "semi" or "quasi"...more like going from hotel to hotel than from campsite to campsite...lol! Can't say that I'm a fan of sleeping on the ground...! :-)

I've got a biking buddy who is big on that, though so hey, you never know...!

Don

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KESTREL500's Photo KESTREL500 Posts: 1,173
1/14/11 1:01 A

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I just purchsed another dream bike...Trek Madone 6.2 ...I had purchased another dream bike a few years back....Kestrel 500SCI with carbon tri spoke wheels (the bike on my sparkpage)...I am lucky because I have the dream summer job....leading bicycle tours across the USA...and I get to deduct all bike gear from my income taxes so I have a way of justifying it. Otherwise I have all the gear I need but I am sure I will find something else I want. I just ordered a set of red carbon fiber water bottle cages from ebay, they go with my new bike. I spend way too much money on bike stuff!

Nice choices Fuzzmartin. Are you into time trialing? I think that I would rather time trial than road race. I am not very aggressive but I am competitive especially with myself. The road bike looks sweet perfect for those tours where they (or sometimes "we") carry your luggage.

Toothful, yes touring by bicycle is awesome. So different from driving. You really get to see things and meet people. You get all the smells and feels too. Sometimes that is not so much fun but it always makes for great memories! I remember all the bad really bad days but not many of the days where things just rolled along. Lot's of fun even when it isn't. (I know that makes little sense).

DDorn, first let me say the I hope that your wife is recuperating comfortably, we are all pulling for her.

From your wish list it looks like you are planning on doing som self-supported touring. Great fun as well. Nothing like knowing you did it all on your own though I must confess that I can only handle up to a week of that. After that I want to b pampered...hot showers....soft bed....meals cooked...not having to pitch my tent...not having to lug my gear. I see you are from NY. I am too. Originally from NYC but I moved up to Buffalo about a year and a half ago. Some great multiday tours in NYS some supported som not so much.



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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,643
1/13/11 11:46 P

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Light & Motion VIS360:

www.bikelights.com/vis360.html

Kurt Kinetic Road Machine Indoor Trainer

biketrainerreviews.com/kurt-kinetic-
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ad-machine-review/


Arkel Panniers
www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/Pannier
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bicycletouringpro.com/blog/arkel-xm-
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And free reign on all the vacation packages available at Adventure Cycling! :-)

www.adventurecycling.org/tours/index
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Anybody have a winning lottery ticket to spare...? :-)

Don

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1/13/11 10:16 P

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Can't think of any gear I would want. Have everything I need, but I sure would book a bunch of biking vacations. World travel on a bike would be fun!

...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!


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FUZZMARTIN's Photo FUZZMARTIN SparkPoints: (5,990)
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1/13/11 9:43 P

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If you could buy any cycling gear, right now, and money was not an issue, what would you get?

I'd either snatch up a Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 ( www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/m
od
el/tcr.advanced.sl/7294/44030/
), or a Trinity Advanced SL 0 ( www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/m
od
el/trinity.advanced.sl/7312/44037/
). Of course...if money was no issue, I'd simply pick up both. :)

Okay...your turn.

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