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    Ides of March Ride (pics)

    Finally a nice spring day and the freedom to ride. Found out I am definitely not in shape (the hills told me). But a spectacular morning ride, 20 miles on the new bike. Took one of the suggestions on this forum and lowered the seat post rack as low as I could. Still had to remember that the bag was back there when mounting and dismounting.

    Could have taken a few more pics but didn't want to stop riding. Easily could have done more mileage but didn't want to push it. Enjoy the pics.
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    So how was the bike?

    No real need to answer that as I suspect that it was perfect. Except possibly the saddle but that will be overcome.

    All that water and not a tourist in sight. On a sunny day like you had, I am surprised.

    And on the top bag- I have two different sizes on the Tandem. I rarely use the big one but They do come in handy sometimes.
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    Senior Member Timtruro's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    So how was the bike?

    No real need to answer that as I suspect that it was perfect. Except possibly the saddle but that will be overcome.

    All that water and not a tourist in sight. On a sunny day like you had, I am surprised.

    And on the top bag- I have two different sizes on the Tandem. I rarely use the big one but They do come in handy sometimes.
    The bike performed very well, which is more than I can say for the rider. Still need to tweek the shifting a bit, but want to be sure that it is not me causing the occasional need to sort of double clutch. However, when I felt like I was in the groove shifting up and down on the hills, it was like butter. And so far, I don't see a need to flip the stem. Saddle was ok too as long as the "sit bones" were where they are supposed to be.
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    Realising that there are "Certain" correct ways of positioning the saddle on height and fore and aft---

    I had a similar problem about a month ago. Been riding that bike and that saddle for a couple of years and no problems but on one ride- the sit bones kept riding forward and it started to hurt. I adjusted the angle of the saddle and then pushed the saddle 1/2" further forward. Cured the problem but why the saddle suddenly went "off"- I still haven't found out.
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    There is no hard water on the surface of that lake. What gives?
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    That's about the distance that I rode to try out my new Chris King/ Open Pro wheelset.

    I was definitely faster than I was last fall but I suspect it's more due to my winter spinning classes than to the wheelset.

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