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Any Cycling enthusiasts here?

Posted: 6/29/2014 11:42 AM

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I just picked up a new road bike (somewhat entry level) and just curious who may ride here on the forums.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 2:25 PM

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I've loved almost every motorcycle I've ever owned.  Had a few that were more Bike than my riding skills at the time I bought them.  My favorite bike was a 1972/3 Moto-Guzzi LAPD special.  Nice touring bike and great for your lady friend on the back.

Baddest sob I've ever straddled my fatass on was my friend's (Dan Baker - RIP)  Harley-Davidson V-Rod that Dan had some serious tuning/mods done on the engine.  After I survived the ride, Dan laughed and said,  "you crazy ffff, you were 200 yards down HWY 76 before the front wheel hit the road.."  That bike scared me....

WT

ps.  to OP, where you posting about motorcycles or those peddle things..
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Posted: 6/29/2014 3:59 PM

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Word of advice here. You know the amount of clearance you cyclists wish cars would give you when you're peddling down a 2 lane country road with blind curves and a 50 MPH speed limit? Do yourselves a favor and extend that clearance to pedestrians when you are out riding your bicycle and others are on foot. Most pedestrians have a driver's license in their pocket and can't wait to see you again..

Besides, I run with a concealed 9 mil on me and it would be best for all involved if you guys avoided "buzzing the tower" like you're Tom Cruise in Top Gun which can sometimes startle me when it is attempted. If you want to be Tom Cruise then go find a volley ball and a beach full of dudes.

Oh, and no offense meant towards you Neli. I'm sure you'll be different from the homos I've grown accustomed to where I go run.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 4:45 PM

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Sounds like someone needs to run faster.  cool

I'm thinking NC is referring to more speed than pedal power.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 5:21 PM

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I have never heard of a motorcycle rider referring to it as cycling.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 5:39 PM

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???? Just remember him asking about motorcycles before. I hope not, wouldnt admit to buying a road bike. lol

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Posted: 6/29/2014 7:05 PM

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TigerDelk wrote: I have never heard of a motorcycle rider referring to it as cycling.
OK, Delkster..  My next to last tutorial to YOU about "Bikes"... 

There are unicycles/bikes, regular TWO wheel bikes, there are tri-bikes, there are person powered bikes, there are bikes that have a gasoline powered engine to drive the bike,  some of these have training wheels (Delk, you should know about them), .... 

Anyway, Mr. Delk.  I have reason to believe that you ride a Harley...    Enjoy..biggrin

WT
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Posted: 6/29/2014 7:31 PM

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Had a couple of harleys but I have gone back to Goldwings. I have had probably 15 to 20 bikes over the last 45 years.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 7:59 PM

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I feel you on that. As a pedestrian up here. Both cars and cyclists are ********. I'm aware of my surroundings.

And yes WT I was referring to bicycles. I wanted to see how I do in the city with one before I go motorized and get a motorcycle. So far so good but I've been cautious

I used to downhill race and had a full suspension kona for that. Road biking is fun though IOP

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Word of advice here. You know the amount of clearance you cyclists wish cars would give you when you're peddling down a 2 lane country road with blind curves and a 50 MPH speed limit? Do yourselves a favor and extend that clearance to pedestrians when you are out riding your bicycle and others are on foot. Most pedestrians have a driver's license in their pocket and can't wait to see you again..

Besides, I run with a concealed 9 mil on me and it would be best for all involved if you guys avoided "buzzing the tower" like you're Tom Cruise in Top Gun which can sometimes startle me when it is attempted. If you want to be Tom Cruise then go find a volley ball and a beach full of dudes.

Oh, and no offense meant towards you Neli. I'm sure you'll be different from the homos I've grown accustomed to where I go run.

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Posted: 6/29/2014 8:31 PM

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I'd go with a cross country mtn bike instead of a road bike and buy an extra set of wheels with slicks for the city but that's just me.tongue

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Posted: 6/29/2014 9:30 PM

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I have a mtn with slicks. Good for every day riding. Used to ride it to work. I also have a road bike. If you are really riding a road bike for speed, you shouldn't be on sidewalks... Both are fun. Triath would also be a good resource. There's at least one other rider in here.

My bikes are Treks. Mtn is a late nineties model made out of steel in the USA. Road bike is aluminum and made in Taiwan. Trek no longer makes them in the us. Mtn is a 930 with a front fork suspension. Road is a 2.1 Alpha. My mtn bike is prolly forty pounds and would survive a car accident even if I wouldn't. Road bike weighs less than 20. I've gotten it up close to 40mph on it. Thing flies and I barely know what I'm doing on it.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:47 AM

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Yea my mtb bike had a dh fork up front with 8 inches travel and a fox rear. Race face crank, xtr components. Sold it years ago. Now I have a specialized allez sport in red with sora parts which I'll upgrade to some extent later before I go serious and get a carbon frame. I've been about 35-40 with it so far and it weighs just under 19 pounds. I'll post a picture later
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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:49 AM

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Not many brands build light hard tail cc bikes anymore. My bro had a cannondale that weighed literally 22 pounds and as a mtb bike it was fast.

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I'd go with a cross country mtn bike instead of a road bike and buy an extra set of wheels with slicks for the city but that's just me.tongue

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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:08 AM

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I'm on Cannondale number 3. First was a 93 Killer V. Didn't even have front shox and was still almost 1300$. lol This frame is an '08 F2 with a few updates. It will fly with slicks. Back is getting old, need a full suspension with a beach cruiser seat.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 9:17 AM

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I have a Trek Tri bike, but that's it.  I don't have anything for cruising.  And now I have two boys learning to ride, and I'm realizing the tri bike is not one for riding slowly around the neighborhood.  biggrin
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Posted: 6/30/2014 9:54 AM

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My inlaws just signed themselves up for a charity 150 mile race.  Two 75 mile days.  Neither of them have road bikes. 

After 2 weeks of training for it, they've come to the conclusion I was slowly leading them to, that 150miles ain't no joke.  And they're not going to be able to do it.  :)
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Posted: 6/30/2014 9:56 AM

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TigersontheRock wrote: My inlaws just signed themselves up for a charity 150 mile race.  Two 75 mile days.  Neither of them have road bikes. 

After 2 weeks of training for it, they've come to the conclusion I was slowly leading them to, that 150miles ain't no joke.  And they're not going to be able to do it.  :)
What were they riding???  Mountain bikes on the road?
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:06 PM

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If I told you, you'd laugh.  But the MiL had to ride a cruiser bike because she has arthritis and the road bike position left her nearly bed ridden.  I think it was basically a 10 speed, maybe less.   FiL had a mtn / hybrid bike.  They weren't averaging more than 10mph I'd bet when they started training and rode for like an hour or so and were shocked at how little distance they'd gone.   Then we all did some simple math together.   :)

They are doing it to raise money for a dear friend who lost their 6 year old grand daughter to cancer.  It was tragic.  Literally the tumor lanced during the removal operation.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:26 PM

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They really thought they could ride 150 miles in two days? That's pretty intense.

TT- you need a 3 speed cruiser.
www.3gbikes.com/bikes/cruisers...mensvenice3spd/
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:48 PM

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One thing that I need to figure out is my saddle, **** hurts right now, so that's the first thing I'll upgrade.

here is the bike I got


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