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    First shakedown and quick hit out.

    Hello team, As this is my first real post firstly I'd like to say Hi to you all from Downunder I fit into two categories here on the Bike forums (well will in a few days when I turn 50 ) I'm tipping the scales at 229lb and stand just over 6 feet, for my impending b/day my partner and our childern god bless them ) gave me the go ahead to purchase a new ride which I took for its first run yesterday.

    The bike is a Jamis Pro Di2 so being new to electronic shifters I took it steady for the first third of the 18km ride, checking for any noises, slipping seat tube and so on.... once I was happy with how things were going I decided to "give it some" on the way home. As usual I had Strava running and I felt like I was pushing at about 85% enjoying the crisp handling, responsiveness and acceleration of this full carbon weapon, you can Imagine the surprise when I got home and jumped online to check my ride.... 10 PR's in a row with an average of nearly 11 seconds faster! gotta luv it!!

    Some of these segments I've been trying to better for months, dont get me wrong, I loved my old Scott speedster but this thing is just awesome!!

    Anyways thats enough for now, again Hi to all and happy cycling.

    cheers, John

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    Welcome and congratulations! Best of luck with the new ride (hoping my drool doesn't short my keyboard) and much health and happiness for the next 50 years!

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    Welcome! I fit to three and a half categories here on BF: clydesdales, commuters, winter cycling and living car-free (half on that one, I am "car light" since my wife has a car).

    I also recently got a new Jamis. Mine is a Jamis Commuter 3. I picked it up at the LBS a week ago and am still getting it adjusted and ready for commuting duty. Seems like a great bike so far. It will be my summer bike. I have a chainless Dynamic with studded winter tires which will be my winter/slop-weather bike.

    I think you just inspired me to take a night ride on the Jamis. See you around the Forum...

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    Hey, welcome! Nice to here of the shiny new bike, enjoy! Oh, and put up a pic of it when you get a chance!

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    Thanx for the welcome guys, made a few changes to the fit today and will be heading out in the early morn for a ride to Rockingham (Western Australia for all you north of the equator types ) and back, it will be about a 60 mile round trip so that will be a good test for us both! will be warm on the way back though.... we are expecting 35 degrees C tomorrow, I think thats about 95F? anyway keep knocking out those miles and stay safe.

    cheers, John

    oh... and OiS, i'll post a pic soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Trader View Post
    Hello team, As this is my first real post firstly I'd like to say Hi to you all from Downunder I fit into two categories here on the Bike forums (well will in a few days when I turn 50 ) I'm tipping the scales at 229lb and stand just over 6 feet, for my impending b/day my partner and our childern god bless them ) gave me the go ahead to purchase a new ride which I took for its first run yesterday.

    The bike is a Jamis Pro Di2 so being new to electronic shifters I took it steady for the first third of the 18km ride, checking for any noises, slipping seat tube and so on.... once I was happy with how things were going I decided to "give it some" on the way home. As usual I had Strava running and I felt like I was pushing at about 85% enjoying the crisp handling, responsiveness and acceleration of this full carbon weapon, you can Imagine the surprise when I got home and jumped online to check my ride.... 10 PR's in a row with an average of nearly 11 seconds faster! gotta luv it!!

    Some of these segments I've been trying to better for months, dont get me wrong, I loved my old Scott speedster but this thing is just awesome!!

    Anyways thats enough for now, again Hi to all and happy cycling.

    cheers, John

    What a great post, new bike and more speed! Please post pics, I rode a Di2 and have a bad case of the gottahaves.

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    ok, thats the first major ride done, bike performed flawlessly as expected, way better than I did

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    photo as promised....

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