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    What a day for a ride !!!!!

    I believe Bicyclees, the bike God was smiling upon me today!!!

    Got off for the weekend at 06:00 A.M. and hammered home on the
    old Trek in anticipation of the maiden voyage on the new bike. Clear
    weather, low Dew Point and low 70's made for a delightful day. The
    bike handled like a charm. Well made, sturdy, flawless shifting and
    above all else...FUN. For the first time since riding the old Coaster
    Brake Columbia of my youth, I could enjoy seeing all the scenery
    around me effortlessly. I put in 34 miles and have no sore neck
    muscles, no sore wrists from holding my fat self up on the bars, and my
    posterior was comfy. My only limitations on this bike will be the
    strength of my legs (assuming I retain my cardio-pulminary conditoning).

    Included a couple of pics.....sorry, I'm so excited I couldn't resist...

    Lakeside Trail in Irondequoit N.Y.



    Same trail.....



    along the Genesee River in Charlotte N.Y. ....



    another.....



    even the Heron were out today...



    Gotta rest up, tomorrow beckons and the weather is gonna be great for
    another riding adventure!!
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    Nice kickstand holder.

    That bike really does look comfortable AND capable. Enjoy in the very best of health, Sir!
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Wow! That bike makes those pictures look great. Enjoy it.
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    Excuse my newbie ignorance...but is that a recumbent? Sort of?
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    Love those pictures. The way you have your bike in most of them reminds me of this blogger (The Yarn Harlot) who travels and takes pictures with whatever sock she's currently knitting:



    Delightful! Hey, we need a Bike Harlot!

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    'Twas a nice day for maiden rides in R-Town yesterday. Loaded my helmet, bike clothes and shoes in my backpack and took the bus downtown. Stopped at the ATM and was at the LBS a half-hour before opening time. A half-hour after they opened, I rode home on my new Trek Portland.

    Mounted my lights, cyclometer, pump and rack at home, then took the long way to work. Took the usual route home, mounted the grocery panniers and went for the maiden grocery run. Gotta work today and Saturday, but Sunday...

    Pics to come in due course.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    Excuse my newbie ignorance...but is that a recumbent? Sort of?

    Yes. It was designed by Gardner Martin as a beginners recumbent so to speak.
    With a higher seat than many it's quite easy for us old DF'ers to adjust to. It's
    heavy at 40#s but quite stable and lots of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    'Twas a nice day for maiden rides in R-Town yesterday. Loaded my helmet, bike clothes and shoes in my backpack and took the bus downtown. Stopped at the ATM and was at the LBS a half-hour before opening time. A half-hour after they opened, I rode home on my new Trek Portland.

    Mounted my lights, cyclometer, pump and rack at home, then took the long way to work. Took the usual route home, mounted the grocery panniers and went for the maiden grocery run. Gotta work today and Saturday, but Sunday...

    Pics to come in due course.
    Those Portlands look like very nice bikes. Once you get used to the disc brakes I bet you fall in love with them.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    I don't see a living person in any of those photos! How did you manage that? BTW, looks like it was a grand day.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    I don't see a living person in any of those photos! How did you manage that? BTW, looks like it was a grand day.
    Cone to think of it, no dead folks either, which is always a plus.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    Love those pictures. The way you have your bike in most of them reminds me of this blogger (The Yarn Harlot) who travels and takes pictures with whatever sock she's currently knitting:



    Delightful! Hey, we need a Bike Harlot!
    Place your orders now for the socks of your choice in the colour you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    I don't see a living person in any of those photos! How did you manage that? BTW, looks like it was a grand day.
    The doors was locked and the windows were shuttered! Someting about
    female Pirates on bikes I think.

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    Nice bike and pictures.
    No people in Rochester, NY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by will dehne View Post
    Nice bike and pictures.
    No people in Rochester, NY?
    Bunch of hard working folks in Town! The area that Leeny took the picture at will certainly be busy this weekend.

    The QUESTION is this...Did Lenny do the winding part up the hill to Seabreeze or not? That is the question that all Bent Riders are asking! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang1sgt View Post
    Bunch of hard working folks in Town! The area that Leeny took the picture at will certainly be busy this weekend.

    The QUESTION is this...Did Lenny do the winding part up the hill to Seabreeze or not? That is the question that all Bent Riders are asking! LOL!

    Chris
    Yes He did!!! And at 20+ miles into the ride I might add, and I actually
    caught up to a mountain bike near the top. After that I took the
    Genesee River Trail up from the Turning Basin to Lake Ave. near
    Burley St. That EZ Sport has some pretty low gears. The bigger
    question is...how do you balance a LWB at <5mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    The bigger
    question is...how do you balance a LWB at <5mph?
    Practice?

    I spent time in the parking lots doing slow speed figure "8"s on my Rocket
    partly to get used to the short wheel base and Heal strike issues of that bike.

    Spent almost every ride for two weeks trying to dial in my position to make it just right.
    Twas worth the effort.

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    I just put the same kickstand on, in the same place, on my Sun bent this morning. Had to cut about 3" off for it to work. I really like it.

    And it looks like you have your seat set at close to the same angle that I do. I like an upright position.

    Very nice pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I just put the same kickstand on, in the same place, on my Sun bent this morning. Had to cut about 3" off for it to work. I really like it.

    And it looks like you have your seat set at close to the same angle that I do. I like an upright position.

    Very nice pics.
    I'm still experimenting. Dropped the seat back a notch after that first ride
    and rode 30 miles each morning for the next three days. I may try dropping it
    back another notch when I can ride again next week. Fenders and a rear
    rack going on soon too.

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