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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateKitty View Post
    nice looking bike you got there, congrats!
    Thanks

    The more I look at her.....the more I like her...

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  2. #17
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    So Pretty!!!! Congratulations!!

  3. #18
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    Very nice. Contests!

  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelr View Post
    so pretty!!!! Congratulations!!
    Quote Originally Posted by breezied View Post
    very nice. Contests!
    ty

    Brought me to Work today... she was good to me..no saddle torture for 8 miles. Lets see tomorrow that I will go for 30-35 miles
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    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  5. #20
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    So...instead of starting a new thread I decided to just update on this one in regards of my road bike and my riding progress.

    I got me some MTB shoes and have already change the pedals to the Shimano PD-M530 MTB Pedals (yes the ones with clips on both sides of the pedals) . I got also and indoor fluid trainer ..and started practicing getting in and out the clips. Well...today was my first day on the road with the clipless shoes/pedals and let me tell you that I was able to ride 25 miles with no problems clip/uncliping...woohooo...also what a difference on the ride..so much smoother and speedy. I was able to go about 20mph at some point of the ride on the flats and keep up with my friend whom is a faster rider than me. I felt like a real cyclist today lol... and no knee pain nor numbness at all .. I am getting better on my shifting as well. Can't wait until next Saturday to go ride with him again. I am really seeing a progress since I started riding with him.

    BTW.....here is the new member of the family

    Escape City 2013.... I love it!
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    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  6. #21
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    So my bike suffered a transformation a couple of days ago. She deserves it after putting up with me and holding up with all the beat up I had put her through all season long. I wanted to make her a bit lighter so I got new wheels and she was in need of new rubbers as well. The handlebar tape and saddle were in bad shape too, so replaced those also.

    I will keep this bike for another season or two and then will get me a new one with nice components. But for now I am in love with what I have and happy with her performance.

    Here is "Trooper"....she is a real one.

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    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  7. #22
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    Gorgeous...and I'll bet it smells awesome (I <3 new bike smell!). Enjoy!!

    BTW, I just noticed your avatar...is that a JDRF jersey? Circa 2011 or so? Are you still on a team? Did you ride this year? I was in Nashville.
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Gorgeous...and I'll bet it smells awesome (I <3 new bike smell!). Enjoy!!

    BTW, I just noticed your avatar...is that a JDRF jersey? Circa 2011 or so? Are you still on a team? Did you ride this year? I was in Nashville.
    That's a JDRF jersey . I am not on the team yet but would like too in the future if I get good enough. I have been training with them this season and help whenever and however I can with the cause. I have improved so much since I started riding with this team. The coach is really good and helpful, a really nice guy. He is also the main organizer of one of the meetup cycling groups in Indianapolis. I did the second day of the Hilly 100 ride and was able to climb every single hill on the route where I saw younger men and women , fit, with high end bikes and nice cycling gears walking up some of the hills. I felt very proud of myself. I couldn't have done it without him (the coach). He wasn't there but all the training and advice he has given me and one of my girlfriends has paid off big time.

    I am looking forward to officially join the team in a year or two

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giulianna23 View Post
    I am looking forward to officially join the team in a year or two
    Ooh, our team is mostly all talking Death Valley next year -- you should do it, too! DV was my first ride and a great experience, though it was so hot that they eliminated the climb up Jubilee Pass.
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Ooh, our team is mostly all talking Death Valley next year -- you should do it, too! DV was my first ride and a great experience, though it was so hot that they eliminated the climb up Jubilee Pass.
    You guys need to do Tucson (is there still a JDRF ride in Tucson? I think there is) at some point. Just sayin'.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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  11. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Ooh, our team is mostly all talking Death Valley next year -- you should do it, too! DV was my first ride and a great experience, though it was so hot that they eliminated the climb up Jubilee Pass.
    Yeah I thought about it. But I really want to be prepared for it. I am improving really fast by training twice a week with the Team. But I really need to drop a significant amount of weight if I want to do Death Valley someday and also need a way better bike than what I have....lol. My bike is a low end entry level machine that had served me well this year and I love it but I know even dropping the lbs I want this is not the bike to take to that kind of ride. I know these hills here in Indiana are a joke compare to climbing the mountains in DV. But I have it in mind, to do it someday in the near future when I get better and gain more experience. I am just now learning how to climb steep hills.

    BTW Everyone was very sad that they had to cancel that trip this year. I am thinking maybe in 2015 I will be ready for Death Valley. In excellent shape and with a new bike ...lol...hopefully!.

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    You guys need to do Tucson (is there still a JDRF ride in Tucson? I think there is) at some point. Just sayin'.
    Yeah... JDRF Indiana Cure Chasers are riding Tucson!

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  13. #28
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    A few of our team are headed to Tucson, too, because of the cancelled DV ride.

    And I think you could totally do DV on that new ride!
    Kirsten
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    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  14. #29
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    Isn't it fun to have a new bike! All those lovely anticipatory feelings... but I'm finding after a year of having one, and quarter of a year with the other that I'm still enjoying that buzz every time I see either of them and even cleaning them gives me pleasure (sad or what?!), let along riding them. Have a ball with yours - it looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    A few of our team are headed to Tucson, too, because of the cancelled DV ride.

    And I think you could totally do DV on that new ride!
    Yeah over here is the same. A few of the team did the Hilly Hundred last weekend to make up for not going to DV. I am very interested in doing it one day but definitely it will be with a different bike. I got this one a year ago and really beat her up this season to the point she needed new tires and handlebar tape.. so I decided to give her a new and different look and make her a little lighter by changing the tape color and getting lighter wheels + tires.

    I am really enjoying cycling.

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

 

 

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