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11/8/12 1:27 A

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Good for you! I know the Schwinn you're talking about...its a great bike for beginners. And very comfortable. I have some very nice racing and touring bikes but when I decided to get s Mt. Bike I too went the less expensive way and bought a bike from Target for $100. Its a VERTICAL all aluminum frame. Its got shocks front and rear...its heavy but I just turned 60 and i just like to ride nice easy paths and flat terrain. I will eventually build up to more challenging rides.

I have a couple of suggestions for you which will make winter more ejoyable and keep you riding. First buy a gel seat cover. If your anything like me those seats really are painful! It will allow you to ride longer and it will make indoor training tolerable.

Secondly go to a bike shop or go on EBay and see all the new indoor trainers that sre available. I have an old Vetta windtrainer which is fine but the newest technology with these machines is pretty cool! Hope this helps...let me know how you're doing and good luck!

Peace and keep spinning! Scott.

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11/8/12 1:04 A

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Hey Cycling Buddies !

As the weather has become FREEZING here in Rochester NY, i have moved my cycling indoors. I just posted a shot of my 1982 FUJI S12-S ON my vintage 1983 VETTA Windtrainer ! Both are in perfect condition because I value them so much. Almost 30 yrs of memories...In 1983, I rode my FUJI fully loaded from Rochester to Long Lake NY in the Adirondacks and back! The Uphill Mt. Climbing on the roads was a KILLER but i survived. I will be posting pics of my other bikes on my Sparkpage soon......SO CHECK IT OUT. My pride and joy is my Campagnolo PEUGEOT racing bike. emoticon I built it myself and got the weight down below 18 pounds! When I was youger I could make it FLY ! Keep on spinning all WINTER ! I WILL !

Peace, Scott.

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2/28/12 12:22 A

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I have a SPECIALIZED Ariel Sport Hybrid. I have just gotten into riding.....mostly paved bike paths. I really enjoyed getting out last year and am excited to get lots of rides in this year as the weather gets a little more bike friendly. Until then, I will keep on pedaling on my recumbent stationary bike.

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2/27/12 8:57 A

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I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike. It is designed to carry heavy loads long distances and I am a heavy load who likes to go long distances.

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4/25/11 10:41 A

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Hi I just joined this page. I am just starting out and getting into biking. My boyfriend and I took it up to get healthy and get outside more. I have a 21 speed Mongoose Mountain Bike that I do a lot of Rail Trails on. Being I live in WV it's enjoyable to be able to go mountain biking as well as Trail riding. In the past month and a half I have logged approximately 90 miles between my real bike and my stationary bike building up and training for a 28 miles charity bike ride that will be held this Saturday (30th) for the American Cancer Society.

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3/19/11 7:27 P

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I have a Trek mountain bike but ride mainly back country roads as well as bike trails. Thinking about trying mountain trails but will wait for warmer weather.
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3/16/11 8:57 A

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I have a Raleigh hybrid, which is a real work horse. When I bought it I had not been on a bike for over twenty years. I was pretty wobbly at first but now, after years of riding, I am completely hooked. Unfortunately I am a weather wimp....waiting for the sun.

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2/16/11 6:10 P

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My newest bike is a Specialized mountain bike. Love it for riding on rainy days or over gravel and trash filled bike lanes during the winter. Put over 100 miles on it so far.

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ZIGGY7611's Photo ZIGGY7611 Posts: 570
2/16/11 5:20 P

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I just bought my first 'good' bike - Trek 11, 7.0 Hybrid. It is sooooo good! So good in fact, I am feeling a little outclassed and incompetent but that's another story! emoticon
While I may still be learning how to ride this awesome machine, I am serious in love! Comfy like a mountain bike, but speedy like a road bike. Gotta love it!

Now...If only I could convince my body that riding is a good thing!?!! emoticon

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5/11/09 1:28 P

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I started back on a Trek Navigator 300 (I think). A nice hybrid but once I did the senior olympics I figured it wasn't fast enough. As a reward for doing the Olympics, I bought a Bianchi Eres Donna (once again I think). I love it and have logged about 1500 miles on it.

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5/9/09 5:50 A

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My oldest bike is a Schwinn Varsity, 1976 bicentennial model. (10 speed). Next oldest is a 21 speed Schwinn Frontier Mountain bike, or hybrid. My new and favorite is my Trek 7100. I love it. Going on one ride per day right now of 11 miles, and time permitting, a second shorter ride.

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10/10/08 4:10 P

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I own a Yamaha YZ250, a Kawasaki KDX 220, and a Schwin bicycle.

Oh and I have a Yamaha V-star 650 Custom that I am too chicken to ride. :lol:

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10/7/08 3:52 P

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Great for you. That is the way to start. See what you need and ride what you have. Great job on the ride today.

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10/7/08 3:07 P

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I don't have an expensive bike it is just a 21 speed schwinn, it is a mountain bike which i use on the road. I just bought something cheap to see if i would use it. I have been riding more lately to keep up with my dad. (i talked about him in my introduction) I bought my bike without getting advice from my dad first so i didn't know much about them. I love my bike however and I love riding. I went for a ride today i went a little over 6 miles in 22 minutes at an average of 18 miles per hour! So i'm getting there. I normally stay on gear 7 but today i used gear 11! I'm trying to challenge myself more!

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. "Julius Erving"

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
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9/24/08 2:51 P

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Mine is a Motobecane Jubilee DLX, barely stock anymore emoticon I'm up to 16 miles a day (8miles on each ride x2 day). Love biking couldn't imagine not doing it.

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9/7/08 12:51 P

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My ride is a 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1600N, sure is a sweet ride, but have to make a conscious effort to avoid tickets. emoticon

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9/5/08 12:14 P

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My two wheels are the foot power kind.

Cannondale Adventure 4

700c tires, 24 gears

I love it -- it's green and silver -- the only plus for me would have been if it was mostly WHITE!



together we can do ... what we could never do alone.
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9/5/08 11:46 A

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I have a 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200L. So far I have changed the seat to a single HD seat and Changed my stock pipes to Vance & Hines Short Shots. She is the perfect shade of blue and sounds like a dream come true! Although I don't get to ride all that often I do visit her on a regular basis at our meeting spot in the garage!

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9/4/08 12:25 P

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My 2 wheels is 3 wheels. I have a Sun EZ3-USX trike. LOVE IT !!! 21 speeds and rides like I'm in a rocking chair!

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9/4/08 12:03 P

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For pleasure I have a Suzuki Bandit 1200, for work I have a Focus tricross and an Axess racing bike to kill myself on, or so it seems after 20 miles at 20 mph average.

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9/4/08 10:49 A

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My ride is an 05 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650. My husbands is an 00 V-Star Classic. My son picked up a 81 Kaw 440 LTD. I have a bicycle but it so old I can't tell you what it is. One of those front basket big tire ones.

Keep it between the ditches.

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9/4/08 10:33 A

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I have a harley davidson heritage softail. I have a kawasaki klx 300 dirt bike and a specialized fsr mountian bike. I love all my 2 wheels. emoticon

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