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Old 09-20-08, 02:12 PM   #1
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Finally got the new Bikes

WOW what a difference, We finally picked up the new Specialized Crosstrail Elites today, Mine in a 53 frame and the wife in a 49 frame, We went on a 20 mile ride as soon as we got home. Rode the exact same route we rode last sunday with our Xmart Schwinns, I can not believe the difference in the bikes. It is major, Last week we had an 8.9MPH aveage, and I was healthy that day, Today we completed the ride with a 10.9 MPH average adn I am riding with an ankle brace on since I incurred a severe sprain of my right ankle Wednesday at work.

We really love the ease of pedaling and shifting, the bikes are much more comfortable and so smooth riding, I know they are not 8500 dollar road bikes but after the Xmart schwinns they sure feel like it.

I will post some pictures as soon as I get some.
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Many of us started on basic bikes and then progressed upwards. The first bike I had was not suitable for anything other than long flat roads where I could get up to 10mph and hold that speed. May have been me but that bike proved that cycling was for me. 18 years later and the bikes have changed- but the joy of riding hasn't.

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Congratulations on the new bikes!

I also started on a department store bike and couldn't imagine the difference when I bought my Giant hybrid years ago. Enjoy the new bikes
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Old 09-20-08, 04:57 PM   #4
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thank you we are enjoying them
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Yeah, it's quite the awakening isn't it.

Congrats on the new "family" members...
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Here's wishing you many happy miles together on your new bikes!
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Congratulations on the new bikes and on the increased performance level without increased exertion. That is ALWAYS a welcome surprise!

Pics asap!
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congrats. i, too, started on an xmart schwinn and then moved up to my Raleigh and my Giant. the fun just never stops.

i wish you many happy miles.

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Looking forward to the pictures. Be sure to include your garage door and the wife.
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