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    Bought some sweet Specialized MTB shoes yesterday, brand new $100, dude at the local shop gave me a cherry deal I couldn't resist. Now on to hunting pedals on CL and see if maybe I can get lucky. Saw some nice pairs but way too far to drive to get them, if nothing else then Amazon.

    I also test rode a road bike since I haven't been on one since I was in HS. The owner of the shop ruined me, he handed me a Specialized Venge, 17 lbs, all flat black, compared to the Beast, this little hot rod took off like a bat outta hell. Couldn't believe how stiff and responsive it was. It hadn't been fitted so it wasn't very comfortable but I was amazed at how little effort it took to make this thing go fast. The Beast punishes you, makes you work hard, her only reward is that downhills are like skydiving, this bike will go as fast if not faster than your nerves can tolerate. I imagine that Venge would be fast but more stable and not quite as scary. One interesting note though, once I went for my night ride later on, it did occur to me that the Beast is actually pretty quick to spin up for such a heavy bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I grew up in south Florida in the early '60s. No ducking under a desk nonsense. We only had one drill; it was called the Cuban Missile Crisis, and we were in Ground Zero.
    I was there then too.
    Not old enough to realize tho...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I was there then too.
    Not old enough to realize tho...
    I like yer location tagline, it's what I used to say about my family

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    my family was my inspiration...
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acdronin View Post
    Bought some sweet Specialized MTB shoes yesterday, brand new $100, dude at the local shop gave me a cherry deal I couldn't resist. Now on to hunting pedals on CL and see if maybe I can get lucky. Saw some nice pairs but way too far to drive to get them, if nothing else then Amazon.

    I also test rode a road bike since I haven't been on one since I was in HS. The owner of the shop ruined me, he handed me a Specialized Venge, 17 lbs, all flat black, compared to the Beast, this little hot rod took off like a bat outta hell. Couldn't believe how stiff and responsive it was. It hadn't been fitted so it wasn't very comfortable but I was amazed at how little effort it took to make this thing go fast. The Beast punishes you, makes you work hard, her only reward is that downhills are like skydiving, this bike will go as fast if not faster than your nerves can tolerate. I imagine that Venge would be fast but more stable and not quite as scary. One interesting note though, once I went for my night ride later on, it did occur to me that the Beast is actually pretty quick to spin up for such a heavy bike.
    Which shoes did you get? Btw, can you post the pic of your speed and mileage please? I think I still have mine, I'll have to look and if I do, I'll post it.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I was there then too.
    Not old enough to realize tho...
    The convoy going south on the Tamiami Trail was 3 days long. School was on the Tamiami Trail, so there was no missing it.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    I remember the struggle for musical freedom. Lost count how many times I was sent to the principal's office for "possession of satanic music". I must have that K.I.S.S. tape confiscated like 4 times. Youngsters think they have it hard because they have to deal with the "explicit lyrics" label, lol.

    It was a time of dreaming... graduating High School at 16, with a driver's licence... already taking pilot lessons on a Cesna 150, accepted to college. Had everything gone according to plan, I should had been an engineer AND a pilot by age 20.

    I guess my most precious memory was that feeling of "I will be successful no matter what, they can't stop me".
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post

    I guess my most precious memory was that feeling of "I will be successful no matter what, they can't stop me".
    heh... before real life pounds you into submission...
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