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Old 01-08-09, 12:48 PM   #1
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Rode 65 miles yesterday

on my old single speed coaster brake Huffy beach cruiser.

It was a nice little ride, in my humble opinion.
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Thanks for that- Been wondering who would ride my age this year
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On a single speed beach cruising coaster? Wow, good one! Hope you were riding the flats in Florida and not the mountainous parts of Idaho!
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Old 01-08-09, 09:28 PM   #4
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No, you must be mistaken. A ride of that distance can't possibly be accomplished without a carbon frame, a 10 speed Dura Ace, Record or Red drivetrain, a name brand wheelset with about a dozen or so spokes per wheel, a full pro team kit, a Garmin GPS with HRM and a personal trainer working you through a detailed training schedule to prepare you for such an event. (Where's that "tongue-in-cheek" smilie when you need it?)
Or maybe all you need is any bicycle and the determination to keep pedaling until the desired miles are done.

Good job.
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Wow... impressive! Well-done. I, for one, would like more details. It MUST have been quite an all-day adventure. Tell us the story, o great one!
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Um....excuse me but I seem to have trouble equating 65 miles on a single speed, coaster brake Huffy beach cruiser with a "nice little ride"!

I mean, not to cut down Huffy, but 65 miles on that would be "Cycling Hell".......in my humble opinion!




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Old 01-09-09, 12:54 PM   #8
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on my old single speed coaster brake Huffy beach cruiser.

It was a nice little ride, in my humble opinion.
Does it also have a basket and tassles off the bar grips????
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65 miles on a Huffy cruiser has to be equivalent to a double century on a normal road bike! Great job!

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That's what I take an entire week to do
neither in Idaho, nor in Florida
and not on a Huffy.

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Um....excuse me but I seem to have trouble equating 65 miles on a single speed, coaster brake Huffy beach cruiser with a "nice little ride"!

I mean, not to cut down Huffy, but 65 miles on that would be "Cycling Hell".......in my humble opinion!

I don't know about that. Compared to the 9 hours I've just spent at the office, it sounds like quite a pleasant diversion.
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65 miles on a Huffy cruiser has to be equivalent to a double century on a normal road bike! Great job!

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FINALLY!!! A man who can do the math! I knew that all along.

Good job, and thanks for the reminder that it's more about the will than the bike.
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No, you must be mistaken. A ride of that distance can't possibly be accomplished without a carbon frame, a 10 speed Dura Ace, Record or Red drivetrain, a name brand wheelset with about a dozen or so spokes per wheel, a full pro team kit, a Garmin GPS with HRM and a personal trainer working you through a detailed training schedule to prepare you for such an event. (Where's that "tongue-in-cheek" smilie when you need it?)
Or maybe all you need is any bicycle and the determination to keep pedaling until the desired miles are done.

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Good job, BD. Those were my thoughts too.
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Does it also have a basket and tassles off the bar grips????
Not yet.
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Old 01-10-09, 10:57 AM   #15
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Thanks, I'm going to try for 100 miles on it tomorrow, 50 miles or so today should be a nice warm up, I have to go to storage (23 miels each way) plus do a little exploring, and I get MUCH better mileage than the 1 ton Chevy does.
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Wow that's awesome. Good on ya.
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Drat! Did not even get to go 15 miles! Got called into work which kinda murdered the plans for a bike ride Oh well maybe this weekend I'll be able to go ride.
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