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    Today is the 1st Day.....

    ....well l was about to say "of the rest of my life", but that isn't entirely true as I started making significant changes to my lifestyle a month ago. But today is the first day that I start riding a real bike and not some stationary thing with a TV mounted on it at the gym. Yes thats right, today I got my bike and in a few minutes I will be taking it out for the first time. I got a Trek Domane 2.0 and boy is she a bute. I traded out the 25mm Bontragers in favor of 28mm Gatorskins. Still don't have proper riding clothes. Couldn't find an LBS or retail chain that carried my size so I had to turn to the internet. Going to be relatively uncomfortable for a couple of days but I think I can tough it out til they get here. I will try and post some pictures for you guys in a couple of days.

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    Grats. I hope your new riding spares your rear end lol.

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    nice bikei had looked at a domane before buying my cannondale synapse . good luck with regular shorts on the original saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSPhoto View Post
    I traded out the 25mm Bontragers in favor of 28mm Gatorskins.
    I'm with ya there! I started using the 28's last year, and I would use nothing else. I have a SPARE set of them in the garage
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    OK yep regular shorts are not going to work. Had to call a friend to pick me up after 5 miles. My butt was hurting more than my legs were and I had a pinch in a very tender location. Sadly going to HAVE to wait for the shorts before I can get started. Hopefully my 2nd Day Air Fedex means they get here Wednesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSPhoto View Post
    OK yep regular shorts are not going to work. Had to call a friend to pick me up after 5 miles. My butt was hurting more than my legs were and I had a pinch in a very tender location. Sadly going to HAVE to wait for the shorts before I can get started. Hopefully my 2nd Day Air Fedex means they get here Wednesday!
    For me, the only solution for that pain in THAT area was solved by this seat. I rode 4500 miles last year in this saddle. I have it on three bikes.

    ISM Adamo Typhoon Seat
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    Yea I looked at the Domane2.0 as well......pretty sweet bike :-). The most local BS here only went to XL shorts, I had to drive another 30 miles to find XXL.

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    I have the Domane 2.0 and I had to get a wider saddle than the stock one. The stock one was good for about 15 miles and then it hurt.

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    Pics of the new ride?

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    Congrats. Looking forward to stories of your new adventures.
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
    For me, the only solution for that pain in THAT area was solved by this seat. I rode 4500 miles last year in this saddle. I have it on three bikes.

    ISM Adamo Typhoon Seat
    That does look more comfortable. Unfortunately I went way, way, way over-budget yesterday, so I will have to wait before I start making upgrades. Maybe next month! But thank you I've got it bookmarked.


    Quote Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
    Pics of the new ride?
    Photos coming soon!

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    Congrats. Looking forward to stories of your new adventures.
    Well here is one, I already drew blood! Not entirely sure how it happened since I didn't see it til I got home.

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    Nice!!!! That's your right leg, no? My money is you somehow hit your large chain ring when your chain was on the small ring. Probably at a stop when you put that foot down. Wear the scar proud. You're now a cyclist!
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Welcome to the Ride Outdoors club. Within a couple weeks, you'll be hooked.

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    Cool bike but you know we need pics! I started on almost that same bike, it turned out to be a great choice.

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    I promise I will have pictures by the weekend. Just have a full plate right now.


    What is the size limit of images? Or is it just better to post links to images elsewhere like I did above?
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    Today was my first day as well! 5 mile ride and, just as you said, the derrière is crying!! Goodluck to you!

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