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#12604014 - 01/31/18 12:53 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
Lee Finlay Online   content
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Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 127
Loc: Irving, Tx
That's a nice bike. Congrats on getting a good deal.

I like the idea of Di2, but given how fast I wear out drivetrains, I can't see it being worth the cost for me. At 6,000+ miles a year (with a lot of dusty gravel), I'd be replacing components every year.

Also, it's very cool to see people share both cycling and fishing passions. You don't see that very often.

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#12604074 - 01/31/18 01:38 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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^^^^ How do you ride 6,000+ miles a year on gravel and have time to fish?
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#12604125 - 01/31/18 02:26 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: NoconaBrian]
Lee Finlay Online   content
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Registered: 02/21/17
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Loc: Irving, Tx
Originally Posted By: NoconaBrian
^^^^ How do you ride 6,000+ miles a year on gravel and have time to fish?


Easy...




Edited by NoconaBrian (01/31/18 02:37 PM)

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#12604133 - 01/31/18 02:30 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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Registered: 02/24/08
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Loc: Sachse Texas
Trainers rock if you cant get out during the day and you need to train for a long ride.

Back in the day I spent no less than 10 hours a week on a magnetic trainer. RBM used to do awesome spin classes - bring your own bike to the Tom Landry center. That was primarily to stay in shape during the winter months and back on the street when there was enough sunlight.

No question nothing replaces tooling down the road on two wheels!
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#12604148 - 01/31/18 02:37 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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That's serious, got alot going on there.

If you're on Strava, I think it was BBT, who put this group together, we're down to about 2 active riders.
https://www.strava.com/clubs/tffers


Edited by NoconaBrian (01/31/18 02:40 PM)
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#12604196 - 01/31/18 03:18 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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I added you to the Strava group.
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#12604444 - 01/31/18 06:29 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Kingfisher196]
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Originally Posted By: Kingfisher196
I added you to the Strava group.
Thanks. I will try to figure it out.
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#12631239 - 02/16/18 10:57 AM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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Registered: 04/11/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
I used to do a lot of road biking - solo and with a group. Some advice, buy some good tools to change tires and fix flats. carry an extra tube, learn how to change it on the fly before you get out on the road. Nothing sucks more than walking miles in biking shoes.

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#12631447 - 02/16/18 12:40 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: NoconaBrian]
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Originally Posted By: NoconaBrian
That's serious, got alot going on there.

If you're on Strava, I think it was BBT, who put this group together, we're down to about 2 active riders.
https://www.strava.com/clubs/tffers


I rode superbowl weekend... Then I got sick lol

I also just signed up for the MS150, so I will start riding again since its two months out


Edited by RO519 (02/16/18 12:40 PM)
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#12632484 - 02/17/18 04:47 AM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Lee Finlay]
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Registered: 02/10/04
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Originally Posted By: Lee Finlay


Also, it's very cool to see people share both cycling and fishing passions. You don't see that very often.


All the new folks I met through running and biking....not a single one fishes. They look at me like WTH, fishing? LOL!

Welcome to the club!!
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#12632485 - 02/17/18 04:48 AM Re: New Road Bike [Re: RO519]
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Originally Posted By: RO519
Originally Posted By: NoconaBrian
That's serious, got alot going on there.

If you're on Strava, I think it was BBT, who put this group together, we're down to about 2 active riders.
https://www.strava.com/clubs/tffers


I rode superbowl weekend... Then I got sick lol

I also just signed up for the MS150, so I will start riding again since its two months out


I expect those tires to be spinning for the next 2 months....you young wipper snapper, no excuses!! smile
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You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish. ~Unknown

Open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you´re living.

No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.

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#12675155 - 03/15/18 10:20 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 3071
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
Rick,
slick looking ride, you will love the investment. a nice bike makes riding that much more enjoyable.

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#12680426 - 03/19/18 07:10 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: meP2too]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 36030
Loc: Plano TX
Originally Posted By: meP2too
Rick,
slick looking ride, you will love the investment. a nice bike makes riding that much more enjoyable.


Thanks. Rode a rally out of Bullard TX this weeekend. Hills like I have never done. Did good the 1st 38 miles but the next 24 were not so good.
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#12854533 - 08/05/18 05:07 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 36030
Loc: Plano TX
Hit the 2000 mile mark on this bike. Shooting for 3000 before the year is over.
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#12865860 - 08/15/18 10:41 PM Re: New Road Bike [Re: Trickster]
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Posts: 23122
Loc: W.F TX
Dadgum, that's pretty good, I just broke 1,000 miles last weekend.
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