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    Greetings all....

    Well, I am 54 years YOUNG now and I ride on pretty much a daily basis. After a back surgery a little over a year ago I was finally able to get serious about riding again so I purchased "The Beast", a Trek Transport that I am using every day now. I figure that I stand out like a sore thumb on it but that all the better when riding.

    Just thought I would make a quick post and introduce myself......




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    Welcome to 50+. That bike is aptly named.

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    Welcome -

    You in the furniture-moving business??
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Cool looking rig!

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    Another welcome to the forum .... happy riding

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    Welcome to both of you to the herd. Man looking at that rig it must be about the only thing heavier then my mountain bike

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    Welcome,cool bike.

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    54-Joined 50+ and a cargo carrier. You need that when you deliver the Pie.

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    Welcome aboard. Fellow long cargo bike owner here, but mine is the Big Dummy. Use it mostly for hauling my grandkids around.
    Yours is a cool looking rig.
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    Welcome, I'm 58 so you're in good company...well some may beg to differ about me being good company!! Anywho, what will you be using your bike for with that rack in the back? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    That thing pretty fast?

    Making me feel better about the light weight of my thirty pound recumbent bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Welcome, I'm 58 so you're in good company...well some may beg to differ about me being good company!! Anywho, what will you be using your bike for with that rack in the back? Inquiring minds want to know!
    I'll be hauling a lot of stuff. From groceries to stops at Lowes and Home Depot. Just about anything I can hold on with a bungee cord I suppose. There's a 200lb limit on them though. Nice thing is they fold out of the way when not needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
    Welcome to both of you to the herd. Man looking at that rig it must be about the only thing heavier then my mountain bike
    Haven't weighed it with all the extras I have added. And probably shouldn't. But it weighed in at about 40+ at the time of purchase. So I would have to guess around 50-65 with all the "goodies" I have on there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Welcome -

    You in the furniture-moving business??
    Not just yet.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    I'll be hauling a lot of stuff. From groceries to stops at Lowes and Home Depot. Just about anything I can hold on with a bungee cord I suppose. There's a 200lb limit on them though. Nice thing is they fold out of the way when not needed.
    200 pounds? Man that would be quite the load to be pedaling around town with. I like to see you just trying to get it started from a dead stop! Not alone going up a hill!!!! I think you're the beast, not the bike!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    200 pounds? Man that would be quite the load to be pedaling around town with. I like to see you just trying to get it started from a dead stop! Not alone going up a hill!!!! I think you're the beast, not the bike!!!
    It's RATED at a maximum of 200 pounds. I rather doubt that I'll ever max out on THAT load limit!!!!!

    I don't think that I would be able to move that load weight. Let alone be crazy enough to even try it....LOL

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    Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't worry about sticking out like a sore thumb as long as you are riding; that is what counts. Besides, pulling all that weight every day, you're probably in better shape than most of us. Keep on riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_V View Post
    Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't worry about sticking out like a sore thumb as long as you are riding; that is what counts. Besides, pulling all that weight every day, you're probably in better shape than most of us. Keep on riding.
    Well, I haven't had a drivers license since 1999 and have been riding since then. People often ask how can I do that. Well, you simply learn to adapt, give yourself more time to get places, and, if necessary, I can always use public transportation.

    As you can probably tell by the photo I am FAR from a "gram counter". I own absolutely NO spandex whatsoever, and I wear what's comfortable.

    I would like to think that I stay in relatively decent shape. After an accident at work and a major surgery, I was out of the riding arena for almost a year. I did put on a few pounds bit I have been back slowly rebuilding my tolerance and stamina back to previous levels where I was riding almost 30 miles a day minimum.

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    Welcome to the forum

    I've read a few reviews on the Trek Transport and they all seem very positive. I would love to take a ride on one if my LBS gets one in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Welcome to the forum

    I've read a few reviews on the Trek Transport and they all seem very positive. I would love to take a ride on one if my LBS gets one in stock.
    I took one out for a test ride back in March for about an hour. I was sold on it back then. Just had to wait to get one due to financial issues.

    But, I certainly would NOT change my decision about my purchase at this point. It's a GREAT ride and the only thing you need to get used to is the length of the bike, a slight adjustment in your turning radius and you can pretty much forget about jumping curbs......

    Definitely check with your LBS and see if they happen to get one in stock. Take it out for a lengthy ride and then come back with a HUGE smile on your face and say ""SOLD""!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    I took one out for a test ride back in March for about an hour. I was sold on it back then. Just had to wait to get one due to financial issues.

    But, I certainly would NOT change my decision about my purchase at this point. It's a GREAT ride and the only thing you need to get used to is the length of the bike, a slight adjustment in your turning radius and you can pretty much forget about jumping curbs......

    Definitely check with your LBS and see if they happen to get one in stock. Take it out for a lengthy ride and then come back with a HUGE smile on your face and say ""SOLD""!!!!!
    I probably won't be buying one. I don't haul too much except a few groceries and items needed for daily use on tours. I have the Trek mountain bike and 520 setup to haul these items. I can hitch the kid trailer to the mountain bike for hauling grandkids and larger items.

    I still want to take a test ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    It's RATED at a maximum of 200 pounds. I rather doubt that I'll ever max out on THAT load limit!!!!!

    I don't think that I would be able to move that load weight. Let alone be crazy enough to even try it....LOL
    I think you should, just one time...you know, just for fun!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    I think you should, just one time...you know, just for fun!!!!
    Well...I am sure that I'll get there.....sometime......but it's not something I am going to actually PLAN on doing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    I probably won't be buying one. I don't haul too much except a few groceries and items needed for daily use on tours. I have the Trek mountain bike and 520 setup to haul these items. I can hitch the kid trailer to the mountain bike for hauling grandkids and larger items.

    I still want to take a test ride
    Hope you remember saying that AFTER you get to ride one. You'll wonder what you ever did without it!!!!!

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    Well, I've had adults who exceeded 200 lb on the back of my Big Dummy in addition to my own 245lb, and on level road, it's not too bad.
    My two grandsons totaled together probably weigh about 110 or so, and I haul the pair of them around a lot.
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