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    Nice afternoon for a fast ride on the Paramount

    A group ride of about twenty mounted on Trek Madone 5.2 bikes - $3,500 each
    Matching black and green club kits - $150 each
    The look on their face as I blow past them on a Columbus-tubed darlin’ from a bygone era - priceless

    Sometimes the engine still runs pretty strong.
    Hope everyone else had a nice ride today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    A group ride of about twenty mounted on Trek Madone 5.2 bikes - $3,500 each
    Matching black and green club kits - $150 each
    The look on their face as I blow past them on a Columbus-tubed darlin’ from a bygone era - priceless

    Sometimes the engine still runs pretty strong.
    Hope everyone else had a nice ride today!
    I don't expect them to be inviting YOU back anytime soon.
    (Score another one for vintage steel!)

    Today was a fab day for riding here as well - I took my big white Fuji Finest out for an airing.
    - Auchen

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    Did they know they were racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Did they know they were racing?
    They put the team kit on. They knew the risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    They put the team kit on. They knew the risk.
    Zingggg!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    They put the team kit on. They knew the risk.
    Sure . Cause wearing a kit makes you a racer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    I don't expect them to be inviting YOU back anytime soon.
    (Score another one for vintage steel!)

    Today was a fab day for riding here as well - I took my big white Fuji Finest out for an airing.
    They didn't invite me today! I came around a bend and there they were, cloggin' up the road on a downhill run that I love, chuggin' it out at about fifteen MPH. I hung with them about as long as I could stand it and then floored it for the next hour. Who knows? Tomorrow, that slow movin' bike may be me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    They didn't invite me today! I came around a bend and there they were, cloggin' up the road on a downhill run that I love, chuggin' it out at about fifteen MPH. I hung with them about as long as I could stand it and then floored it for the next hour. Who knows? Tomorrow, that slow movin' bike may be me.
    You could have gone even faster on one of their Trek Madones.
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    I like blowing past little kids on training wheels and old ladies in wheelchairs. It was a gray day here in Upstate SC and I was out on my Holdsworth for a nice ride too. I love the old thang and so long as I stay off my newer bikes for a while it doesn't seem noodley at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Sure . Cause wearing a kit makes you a racer.

    So you wouldn't blow past that dude?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
    You could have gone even faster on one of their Trek Madones.
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    That said, I love getting out and showing off the old steel. Most people I meet really like it, and so do I.
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    Whoop it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Sure . Cause wearing a kit makes you a racer.

    If suiting up like that makes you a racer, who needs a Madone anyway?
    I'm getting a pink and blue kit like yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
    That said, I love getting out and showing off the old steel. Most people I meet really like it, and so do I.
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    +1

    i was out on my new toy today, i always get people who consistently stare and ask me about my bike. pictures to come soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    A group ride of about twenty mounted on Trek Madone 5.2 bikes - $3,500 each
    Matching black and green club kits - $150 each
    The look on their face as I blow past them on a Columbus-tubed darlin’ from a bygone era - priceless
    The crabon fibre Fred hatred runs strong in this one.........

    You're sure they weren't lost, right ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
    That said, I love getting out and showing off the old steel. Most people I meet really like it, and so do I.
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    Actually for road riding, I only have old steel, the newest bike being a 1990 Lemond Maillot Jaune.
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    I had some fun yesterday on my 28lb Campy equipped '72 Schwinn Super Sport: As I pulled out from a side road onto a main route, I noticed coming down a steep hill towards me were two riders in matching kits. Since I was beginning a very slight climb, they were almost immediately behind me. Since I was out for a leisurely ride, I pulled as far to the right as the road would allow.

    Well, they didn't pass. They were very polite, she on an Ultegra eguipped aluminum/CF LeMond, and he on a Dura Ace CF Trek. We greeted each other and remarked about the beauty of the Fall day. I was chatting about something as we were climbing and I realized there was no response. I turned and they were 100+ feet behind me. By the time I reached my next turn off in 3/4s of a mile, they were a good 1500-2000 feet behind me.

    And I wasn't even trying. But they did look good.
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    ^^^Great story, PB!
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