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    New Bike tomorrow (so I can't sleep tonight)

    I used to participate in this forum but last year I suffered 2 detatched Retina's so my cycling and seeing were cut down. Now I can see again and have resumed riding. As it is spring I decided to get my bike spruced up, new drive train etc but decided to replace it instead : )
    So tomorrow I pick up my Giant TCR advanced. A carbon road bike that is cool and light and red.
    I know that red bikes are the fastest I read it somewhere on the interweb.
    So if you are on Vancouver Island and see a fat guy on a cool red bike with a massive grin on his face, it is probably me.

    Paul.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    No need to sleep- just camp outside the shop till it opens.

    Great bike for a great recovery. Just ride the wheels off it now.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Starting over CraigB's Avatar
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    Don't forget the pics. Lots and lots of pics.
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    Congratulations on buying a really nice bicycle.

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    Semper Fi, A way of life. qcpmsame's Avatar
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    Way to go, returning to riding, your eyes are better and an N+1 bicycle, a nice one at that, too!. As said we need N+1 pics and a ride report as well as your pie choice for the inaugural ride. Best wishes with the new bicycle and your return.

    Bill
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    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

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    Doesn't the first real ride on a new bike = Pie?

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    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    So the new bike is fantastic, carbon is alot more comfortable than aluminum but still nice and stiff for handling.
    No pictures yet as I just had time for a quick ride before work. Still smiling 6 hours later.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a new bike and that's pretty close

    Paul

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    For goodness sake just don't forget and leave it out in direct sunlight for too long.

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    I just got a new bike about 2 weeks ago so know how you feel. The bike you got looks very nice. Good luck and enjoy that new ride.
    Cycling is an addiction that is worth having; let's go!! South TX Randos www.rgvrandos.org

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Great! I hope you are having a great time!
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Any one seen P.P--- Picked up his bike and hasn't been seen or heard of since. Hasn't even posted pics --YET.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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