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Old 01-18-08, 06:44 PM   #1
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Merry Christmas To Me!!!

I picked up my Christmas present tonight. It’s an 08 Specialized Tarmac Expert Ultegra. I love it. I hope to get some better pics outside when it's light. Time to go remove some excess stickers and reflectors.

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Old 01-18-08, 06:49 PM   #2
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Nice ... is that an XL or an XXL?
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Old 01-18-08, 06:58 PM   #3
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Nice ... is that an XL or an XXL?
58 (XL). I've mostly been testing 60's, but the 58 in the Specialized seemed to fit better.
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Old 01-18-08, 07:23 PM   #4
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Wow, that is sweet look color scheme
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Wow.......really wow!
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'Tween me and thee, I think you'll love that bike I have to admit though to being strongly biased in favor of Specialized.
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That is indeed a sweeet looking ride. I'm sure the two of you will spend many great hours together.

Oh by the way, I think they forgot to install the peddles
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Definitely nice, seems one of these days I will give one of them a try. Since I been riding it has always been Mountain Bikes, I always wondered how it would be to ride a road bike. I ride a 21 inch Giant Rincon now. Rides well enough but it is heavy. I enjoy it nonetheless. You expect to take that on tours also or just round the town and rides?
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Definitely nice, seems one of these days I will give one of them a try. Since I been riding it has always been Mountain Bikes, I always wondered how it would be to ride a road bike. I ride a 21 inch Giant Rincon now. Rides well enough but it is heavy. I enjoy it nonetheless. You expect to take that on tours also or just round the town and rides?
Mostly around town, but I have signed up for the 2008 Tour de Cure already, which is one fo the reason I was anxious to get it quick. That is in March around here, and I want to do the century ride.

I'm also planning in the MS 150 this year as well.

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I know that Tarmac is gong to be a fast ride, but you might have a little difficulty going back 2 years in time.
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Mostly around town, but I have signed up for the 2006 Tour de Cure already, which is one fo the reason I was anxious to get it quick. That is in March around here, and I want to do the century ride.

I'm also planning in the MS 150 this year as well.
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Old 01-19-08, 08:18 AM   #12
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I know that Tarmac is gong to be a fast ride, but you might have a little difficulty going back 2 years in time.
DOH! Fixed. Now you have to admit. That certainly made you smile though.
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I LOVE that color scheme. Very classy. That dark blue is sexy.
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Very nice.
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Ooh pretty. I hope my Specialized bike build looks that nice
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