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Old 09-11-06, 01:42 PM   #1
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Three Milestones This Weekend

Well, I finally pushed the odometer on my Felt F4C to over 1,000 miles yesterday. I purchased my bike on July 8 so it was just over two months ago I started on my cycling journey.

I also pushed my ride distance to 35 miles which is the longest for me yet. However, I fear that I will have to step up the pace to keep up with the rest of you guys!

Finally, I tunred in my fastest time yesterday as well (51 minutes and 32 seconds for 15.51 miles). Hey, I know that it is only slightly faster than a kid on a go-cart, but at least it's a personal improvement (it used to take me and hour and 5 minutes to complete this).
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Old 09-11-06, 02:00 PM   #2
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Well, I finally pushed the odometer on my Felt F4C to over 1,000 miles yesterday. I purchased my bike on July 8 so it was just over two months ago I started on my cycling journey.

I also pushed my ride distance to 35 miles which is the longest for me yet. However, I fear that I will have to step up the pace to keep up with the rest of you guys!

Finally, I tunred in my fastest time yesterday as well (51 minutes and 32 seconds for 15.51 miles). Hey, I know that it is only slightly faster than a kid on a go-cart, but at least it's a personal improvement (it used to take me and hour and 5 minutes to complete this).
500 miles is not bad- better than my 300 a month I am doing. Your average for the hour is probably higher than mine aswell so no problems there either. No need to step up the pace- but you have a chance on Saturday to join in the ride for PIE so find a decent cafe 20 miles away- ride to it, eat the pie and don't forget the pics, and ride back. 40 miles with a break in the middle should up your ride distance- and get you to hit one of the main objectives of the 50+ forum.
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Old 09-11-06, 02:02 PM   #3
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That's alot of riding since July and your time over 15 miles number is pretty good also, you have nothing to complain about with those. Distance is just one of those things that comes with alot of riding. My own exercise ride is 15.85 miles and I have a very difficult time riding it much over 18mph or so, which is right about where you are. Yet here on a long distance ride I rode at 17.3 and 16.6 over two days. In my opinion that is not alot of drop off in performance.
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Nice riding. Glad to hear you're giving the Felt F4C a workout. I test rode one about mid summer. It's a lot of bike for the money.
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Old 09-11-06, 05:35 PM   #5
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If it helps any you're off to a better start than a lot of us!! Keep those wheels turning!
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Old 09-11-06, 08:07 PM   #6
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I do 5 miles daily, to work and back. Is there time for anything else? I used to do 19 miles a day at my last job, but those days are past.
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Do you use Pete's bike shop?
Your mileage and speed are impressive, keep up the good work.
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Well, I finally pushed the odometer on my Felt F4C to over 1,000 miles yesterday. I purchased my bike on July 8 so it was just over two months ago I started on my cycling journey.

I also pushed my ride distance to 35 miles which is the longest for me yet. However, I fear that I will have to step up the pace to keep up with the rest of you guys!

Finally, I tunred in my fastest time yesterday as well (51 minutes and 32 seconds for 15.51 miles). Hey, I know that it is only slightly faster than a kid on a go-cart, but at least it's a personal improvement (it used to take me and hour and 5 minutes to complete this).
That's 18.06 mph for the 15.51 mile ride. That's very good. How much does the bike weigh without the saddle bag, without frame pump?
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Nice riding. Glad to hear you're giving the Felt F4C a workout. I test rode one about mid summer. It's a lot of bike for the money.
I'm not really shopping for another bike just yet, other than that tandem my daughter keeps talking about, but I did happen to spy a F4C a couple of weeks ago that they had a sale sign on for a little over
2k, I think it might have been about 2100 or 2200. That really struck me as a great deal for a full carbon bike with a nice componants package.
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Old 09-12-06, 04:33 PM   #10
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I purchased mine at Pete's Bike Shop. I have had absolutely no problems with the bike and Pete's is a terrific shop.

You should know that the bike has a Dura-Ace Rear der and Ultegra up front. The brakes seem to be generics. This, along with the Shimano wheels may be why the price is soo attractive. The bike is performing flawlessly however.

One worry is all of the ominous "warnings" in the user manual as well as a label on the frame exhorting users to inspect the frame occasionally for cracks and signs of stress. Is this normal?
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Old 09-12-06, 04:43 PM   #11
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F4C weight

I read that the F4C weight is 18lbs without pedals. That just means I need to lose more wiehgt in order to be competitive!!
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Old 09-13-06, 03:03 PM   #12
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One worry is all of the ominous "warnings" in the user manual as well as a label on the frame exhorting users to inspect the frame occasionally for cracks and signs of stress. Is this normal?
Ha! I made the mistake of asking for the owner's manual with my recent new bike, only to discover that it was written entirely by lawyers. Totally content-free -- nothing but warnings, many of them ridiculous.
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Well, I finally pushed the odometer on my Felt F4C to over 1,000 miles yesterday. I purchased my bike on July 8 so it was just over two months ago I started on my cycling journey.

I also pushed my ride distance to 35 miles which is the longest for me yet. However, I fear that I will have to step up the pace to keep up with the rest of you guys!

Finally, I tunred in my fastest time yesterday as well (51 minutes and 32 seconds for 15.51 miles). Hey, I know that it is only slightly faster than a kid on a go-cart, but at least it's a personal improvement (it used to take me and hour and 5 minutes to complete this).
Some very nice achievements! Glad to hear it and glad for you. The Felt is obviously treating you well.
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