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New Bike Day.

You folks know a bit about what I was going through the past few years. My father had dementia and Alzheimers, which took a lot of care, and just tons and tons of road food and absolutely no exercise. So I put on a lot of weight. Now I need to work it off. My favorite form of exercise is bike riding. Today I bought a new bike. My first new bike since 1990 or so. It is a Specialized Sirrus that the guy who sold it to me took care to adjust and tweak and get just right for me. He actually refused to sell it to me until I had taken it for a ten mile (or so) ride AFTER he set it up to make certain that I was going to like it. I'm glad he did, because I had him make some additional adjustments when I returned from the ride. 

The bike shop also sells coffee, so he made me a fantastic double latte with vanilla too.

I am very happy to have this new bike and excited to start putting miles on it.

I'll get a picture from the trail soon.

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Thats awesome  I just bought my first new bike since 1988     

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In the words of the late Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frames.html) , "If it does not fit, you must not sit".

Congratulations. Zurf on your new wheels! I own a 2000 Trek  100 GL and it has served me well enough to have carried me cross-country (from Texas back to Georgia) twice.

Kudos to the guy who sold you your ride for making sure you two are a good match! Many happy trails to both of you!

Sheldon Brown's site is a good reference for all things cycling, by the way.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_nlIjYsU0Y
intersting     

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5 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-05-05 23:31:28)

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Congrats on the new wheels, Zurf! I'm not an avid cyclist, but I know that "Specialized" make quality street and off-road bikes.

6 (edited by unclejoesband 2019-05-06 12:52:06)

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Should I expect to see you coasting into my driveway this summer? lol

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Excellent!! I mentioned before I've started a new job; part of my daily routine is biking to the train station, these are some pics I put together, strung into a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTHOD6QfUfM

Cheers

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unclejoesband wrote:

Should I expect to see you coasting into my driveway this summer? lol

Not unless I park down the street. LOL.     

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Im not much of a bike rider but around the part of the world where I live there is many Mountain Bike Trails. A short video of one close by attached.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSSp-_Ft7d4     

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i bought a mountain bike about 15 years ago, but as a fair weather rider i only took it out on sunny summer days. i got it out of the shed last year to take a spin to find the gears had stuck and the back wheel was buckled....so after a quick ride round the block it went back to the shed where it will hibernate till i can be bothered to get it fixed.
as a consequence; i've put on a ton of weight and my belly has expanded to 8 months pregnant status!     

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neophytte wrote:

Excellent!! I mentioned before I've started a new job; part of my daily routine is biking to the train station, these are some pics I put together, strung into a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTHOD6QfUfM

Cheers

Richard

Nice!     

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Im not much of a bike rider but around the part of the world where I live there is many Mountain Bike Trails. A short video of one close by attached.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSSp-_Ft7d4

Beautiful facility. I used to ride like that back in my BMX days when I was vigorous and indestructible.     

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Phill Williams wrote:

i bought a mountain bike about 15 years ago, but as a fair weather rider i only took it out on sunny summer days. i got it out of the shed last year to take a spin to find the gears had stuck and the back wheel was buckled....so after a quick ride round the block it went back to the shed where it will hibernate till i can be bothered to get it fixed.
as a consequence; i've put on a ton of weight and my belly has expanded to 8 months pregnant status!

Good gravy! It takes a lot to buckle a bike tire. Now I'm curious as to what goes on in your shed.     

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