Any bicycle fans on here?
This is a discussion on Any bicycle fans on here? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by deadguy
I didn't drive my car that many miles last week
Man, am I feeling it today though. I feel like someone ...
August 7th, 2011 02:39 PM
Man, am I feeling it today though. I feel like someone beat me with a stick. I need to get back on the bike and work through this so I can toughen up.
Originally Posted by deadguy
I American and I Ameriwill!
August 7th, 2011 02:47 PM
Good on your new ride.
I have a 1998 Cannondale Super V900.
Just had new shifters put on and it is still a sweet ride.
Don't off road anymore. To old to wreck.
I did bike officer duty when I was on the job and was an IPMBA Instructor.
Great low impact cardio for an old guy. Good excercise for the dog also.
August 7th, 2011 03:15 PM
The Super V, now that is old school.
I American and I Ameriwill!
August 7th, 2011 04:01 PM
I had a Super V, and then a Super V Raven (carbon fiber) back in the '90's. I was a bike mechanic all through high school and college, then got out of it and sold the Raven to put a down payment on a condo. Last year (eleven years later) I fell back into it, wrenching and selling at a local shop. We're in an avid road/mountain/commuting town, so we do a lot of business, including keeping up the patrol bikes for several local police agencies.
Congrats on the new bike!
August 7th, 2011 04:23 PM
Be careful riding with the dog; a local guy was doing that, and the dog made him wreck. He has a severe head injury, dang near killed the guy. After seeing that, I won't do it anymore.
Originally Posted by Old School
"Just blame Sixto"
I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
August 7th, 2011 05:36 PM
I raced road bikes for about fifteen years. 175-200 miles a week with some very fast group rides and throw in a race or two a month during the season. Still have a couple of bikes but i'm done with racing and fast group rides. I may get a hybrid for fun and fitness some day.
"Everybody's got a plan, 'til they get hit".
August 7th, 2011 07:48 PM
Yeah, I have no desire to race. I have a couple of parts bikes built up, but nothing nice. I'd like to get a new 29er, but the little money I can spare goes toward shooting, these days. It's a little embarassing to be the shop employee that doesn't ride.
August 7th, 2011 11:32 PM
An outstanding purchase, it should smooth out the vibrations a bunch with all that carbon. I would love to upgrade my wheels with a lighter wheelset to make accelerations and climbing easier, but need the firearms training worse. I have a LiveStrong ride coming up on the 13 of this month, hope it won't be as hot as today was...if it is, it's gonna be a long 70 miles.
Just cause you're paranoid, doesn't mean you're wrong....
August 8th, 2011 11:14 AM
I was just about to start a new thread when I saw this one.
I started biking about two years ago, I purchased a cheap Walmart NEXT
MTB and its was OK for what I did.
When Slickshot and I married, she was and still is a serious rider.
So as to keep up with her I finally decided to get a upgrade, I found a Gary Fisher
Merlin just this past week at a pawn shop.
315.00 dollars out the door.
Man what a difference a real bike is, I'm happy and now its more biking time for me.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill
August 8th, 2011 11:26 AM
I rode my 50 year old Western Flyer to work this morning. Not sure if that counts.
August 8th, 2011 11:48 AM
Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King
And keep a .45 handy
Kimber Custom TLE II
August 8th, 2011 12:02 PM
I bought a 2011 cannodale QUick, I Try and ride to work 3-4 times per week. I work 7.77 miles one way so it adds up to about 16 miles a day depends if I have to detour and go to the bank. I have done a 30 mile ride on the WOD that is awesome.
The most important part is when I ride, I carry my G19 in a Tommy Pack fanny pack. Best Fanny Pack for Concealed carry IMHO. When I get to work I keep my Milt Sparks VM-2 in a safe and switch carry modes.
ACTIMMY the first couple upgrades you should probabl do if you haven't already is get a good bike computer. I also put climbing bars on mine, 2 bottle cages, and a pump. Its cool when you can see how many miles you put on your bike. I bought mine back in May and Put 270 on the computer, and 90 miles before I got the computer. Get a tune up within about six months of riding do to cables stretching. Also, if you ride alot make sure you get regular tune ups from a qualified bike Tec.
Its not about guns...Its about Freedom!
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Located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area "Why should your training be any less special?"
August 8th, 2011 01:19 PM
I ride a Trek 800 all the time. I currently have about 5,600 miles on it. It is still my favorite ride. I also have a Fuji Road bike. It's an older model but it is still a great bike.
I'm a little jealous of the Trek Madone! You will love that bike I am sure. I know I would.
August 8th, 2011 02:05 PM
Wait till you buy new wheels! Makes all the difference in the world.
Originally Posted by ron8903
August 8th, 2011 06:37 PM
Buy? Heck, build your own!!
Originally Posted by Yankeejib
EOD - Initial success or total failure
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