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    DH & I did a short ride today -- 11 miles that...

    DH & I did a short ride today -- 11 miles that included my favorite stretch of road for riding -- a very pretty scenic road that runs along the river. Lots of trees, flowers, an occasional wildlife...
  2. Thanks for all of the responses! I really...

    Thanks for all of the responses! I really appreciate everyone here, though I seem to do more lurking than posting:). I do think I'll give it a try, then go to the LBS where I purchased the pedals...
  3. A question from the mechanically challenged one...

    First, just let me say that I have almost no mechanical aptitude:o

    Now, on to my questions. I have been spinning with SPD pedals all winter. Now I'm ready to put the clipless pedals on my road...
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    Thanks for the post, Regina. Your post and the...

    Thanks for the post, Regina. Your post and the subsequent photos brought back good memories from when I joined you, Kalidurga, Diving Biker & MDHillSlug for the November Monument ride. I'm glad I...
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    Your story reminds me of a bee incident many...

    Your story reminds me of a bee incident many years ago that involved a helmet and a bike -- though the bike involved was a motorcycle. DH & I went on a motorcycle trip for our honeymoon. We were...
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    I'll see everyone on Saturday morning! Bike the...

    I'll see everyone on Saturday morning! Bike the Sites opens at 9:00; hopefully it will just take a few minutes to get the rental squared away so we can be on our way. I'm calling tomorrow to reserve...
  7. I'm late to this thread, not sure if this will be...

    I'm late to this thread, not sure if this will be helpful, Karen, but here's my experiences with leaning. I bought a Trek Pilot this summer after four or so years on a Trek 7100 hybrid. I was...
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    Hi everyone. I haven't been on here much --...

    Hi everyone. I haven't been on here much -- work's a zoo, so I haven't had time to sneak a look at the boards there and it hasn't been much calmer at home. For example, this weekend would have been...
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    Just thought I'd check in to see if the plan is...

    Just thought I'd check in to see if the plan is still for a monument ride on 11/3. It seemed so far away when I first posted, but it's coming up quick! Hopefully the weather will stay mild!

    I...
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    Today's ride was pretty short -- a little over 13...

    Today's ride was pretty short -- a little over 13 miles. I've been trying to lengthen my "regular" route that includes a very peaceful stretch of road that runs along the river, is wooded and shady...
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    That looks like an awesome route! Janice -- from...

    That looks like an awesome route! Janice -- from Kalidurga's comment you planned the route for your previous ride? It sure looks like you put a lot of work into it. :cool:

    Would it make more...
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    I had a few minutes at work today, so I called...

    I had a few minutes at work today, so I called Bike the Sites to ask about what kind of bikes they have, etc. Their road bikes are Trek Pilot 1.2's; my road bike is a Pilot 1.0, so I'm definitely...
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    Add me to the first-timer's club. I think I could...

    Add me to the first-timer's club. I think I could have a lot of fun on a mtn bike!

    We camped over the weekend; the campground has 8.5 miles of mtn bike trail. I had the old beater Gary Fisher...
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    Overall, I think a bike would be a great way to...

    Overall, I think a bike would be a great way to see DC, so plan a route that makes sense! The one monument I have only seen from a distance is the Iwo Jima Memorial. If it's not difficult to get...
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    Riding with some TE ladies would be fantastic! ...

    Riding with some TE ladies would be fantastic! I'll be there from Wed. 10/31 to Saturday, 11/3 (I'm actually thinking about flying back on Sunday if I can find a cheap hotel for Sat. night. -- my...
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    Sandra, I didn't mean to imply I was...

    Sandra,

    I didn't mean to imply I was insulted.... just had to get in a vote for the Pilot as most beautiful bike:D. They are both great looking bikes:) And, in the end, riding comfort and...
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    Questions for the DC ladies?

    I'm going to be in DC on a business trip at the end of October. (I'm SO excited -- I absolutely LOVE DC!) I think I'll be able to build in an extra day before or after the conference I'm attending...
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    Hey Sandra, A couple of nice looking bikes,...

    Hey Sandra,

    A couple of nice looking bikes, but I'm going to be the dissenter.... I think your DH's is awesome -- it's identical to mine!!! I brought mine home July 14th and I'm still loving...
  19. I've had my Trek Pilot 1.0 for about 5 weeks, and...

    I've had my Trek Pilot 1.0 for about 5 weeks, and for me it is an extremely comfortable riding position. I haven't found anything (except the saddle) that I don't like about this bike. There are no...
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    Congratulations on your achievements from another...

    Congratulations on your achievements from another cyclist who isn't a natural athlete. It is a big deal and isn't it great to have this board to share your accomplishments with others!
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    I knew I'd get a lot of good ideas here. I just love this forum! Don't know if DH feels the same way -- the more I read this forum, the more packages from Nashbar, etc. keep appearing on my...
  22. What are your riding plans for shorter days?

    Cold weather, per another recent thread, is closer than I like to think. Unfortunately, the shorter days that come along with it are going to be here soon as well. For me, my weekday rides happen in...
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    What a timely thread. I was thinking about fall...

    What a timely thread. I was thinking about fall as I rode last night and it almost felt cool. I can't believe I'm already thinking about cold weather riding in August, but I'm determined to ride as...
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    A first for me today

    And I have the heat to thank for it!

    I've not ridden all week because of the horrible heat & humidity we've been dealing with here in Ohio. We've been walking after dark. But tonight, I...
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    Great news about conquering the hill! What a...

    Great news about conquering the hill! What a great confidence booster!

    One of my goals for this year is to ride up a VERY hated hill on John Bryan Park Road near Yellow Springs, Ohio. The last...
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