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    Your Ideal/Dream Ride

    After coming off the first ride of the 2005 season, which wasn't bad to say the least, I was inspiried with making up this thread.

    Imagine...Close your eyes

    If you could have any bike, any setting, any weather conditions, any dream bike partners and anything else you ever dreamed about. What would that ride be?

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    probably.. 72 degrees, sunny with light clouds
    Partner?
    I dunno.. my incredibly gorgeous supermodel girlfriend.. of course.
    No traffic either.




    And it would rain gumdrops

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    Sevn Elium Race (Ti/CF), full record, zipp 404 wheelset

    Place - Somewhere along the Calfornia coast

    People - all the people that I ride with every week...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    My bike, but with a tripple, somewhere in the Alps or Dolomites. With? ...
    somone who would motivate me.

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    1. Bicycling the Great Divide Trail in September, when the aspen are changing color.

    2. Bicycling the Highlands of Scotland again. No schedule but my own.
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    Santa Cruz Bullit/Fox 36 fork.
    1 week at Whistler, sunny and 75f
    Riding with my son who's 12.

    That would be a good time.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    This is my dream bike.

    I wouldn't ride it though, I'd hang it on my wall so everyone could admire it.

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    My dream ride will be taking place this summer on the Kangamangus Highway, right here in New Hampshire. The highway consists of a 32 mile stretch along the Kangamangus River along the White Mountains/Great Woods of New Hampshire. Hoping the weather is nice, somewhere in the 70's, plentiful sunshine, and I will be using my Fuji Roubaix.

    Just an idea what the river and scenery look like

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    Great choice, I love that stretch of road. Just have to get far enough away from Conway to avoid the mobs.

    I'd have to say right now I'd love to ride Fruita on a SC Blur. For the road, I'll stick with my new r1000 riding the Massachusetts coast south of Boston.

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    Crete. Beautiful, mysterious, wonderful Crete.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    Deep in the woods on top of a mountain in a rainforest early morning with some fog. 2 of my favorite riding buddies and me on a transition preston. Climb for 3 hours descent for 1 hour. Nothing around me, no contrete just absolutely massive trees, soaked as a natural affect from being a rain forest.

    Thats my ideal world...gotta be in the mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Santa Cruz Bullit/Fox 36 fork.
    1 week at Whistler, sunny and 75f
    Riding with my son who's 12.

    That would be a good time.
    come in June or September. Otherwise it could be around 90 to 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinmH9
    ... If you could have any bike, any setting, any weather conditions, any dream bike partners and anything else you ever dreamed about. What would that ride be?
    Using one of my current road bikes I'd like to do a solo 50 miler in 2 1/2 hours on a windless, sunny day with moderate temps. That's my dream ride. I'm easy to please.

    If I were to get a dream bike it would be a Specialized Roubaix Elite or a Giant OCR Composit 2. Both bikes would need different wheelsets though. Again, I'm pretty easy to please.
    I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind. - Ed Rooney


    It's not that I'm lazy. I'm just highly motivated to RELAX!!

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    some more of this.....regardless of bike
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    I can't wait to get to the White Mountains this summer

    http://nbwclub.org/events/2005-NBWchallengetour.html

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    My dream ride isn't a route but a set of conditions. Starting with great weather for every ride and pre-set, never to be broken time frames set aside specifically for riding. Mix in a choice of friends of varying abilities to mix hard and easier days, some smooth roads and great scenery.

    And a Vanilla bike to boot.

    That's why it's called a dream.

    55/Rad

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    My ideal ride looks something like this, only on a sunny day with any of my bikejournal.com friends on my 05 Jamis Quest:



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    Put me on a Felt TK2 set up with cutoff bullhorns and Eggbeaters, and put me in Shinjuku at midnight in the summer rain.

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    something steel from derosa
    in the southern france/northern italy region
    just me and my wife

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    Mountains, or perhaps a coastal area
    21 degrees C
    sunny
    my wife and a few of my friends
    a nice, smooth paved road with NO CARS

    And, my brand new Trek.

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    I would like to go across America! My wife and I probably will do this next year.
    Keep on trying-perseverance pays off! Stan

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    [http://www.softride.com/product.asp?p=20]

    I would RAAM on a SoftRide. I have never ridden one, but would love to try out. I love the rad design and the RAAM speaks for itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    some more of this.....regardless of bike
    Agreed!

    I saw two posters mention the CA coast... I've done it... and frankly the tour down Baja was far far better... much less traffic, beautiful views, and wide open wilderness. Essentially no cities.

    I'd like to repeat that ride, but without having to carry my gear... I want a supported tour down the length of Baja, and just to add to the fun, I want gourmet meals at all the stops.

    But as long as we are talking "wishes;" how about all along the western coast with no vehicles... no cars on the road what so ever. The road is just open for bikes. Now that would be a Dream Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec
    But as long as we are talking "wishes;" how about all along the western coast with no vehicles... no cars on the road what so ever. The road is just open for bikes. Now that would be a Dream Ride.
    How many days, or hours, do you think it would take for the dust, dirt, sand, rocks and debris to start collecting on your Dream Road without motor vehicles to the point where you'd have to be on a mountain bike to ride on it?

    Every car is a little sweeping blessing to the road cyclist...

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    Iowa. Last week of July with 10,000 or so of my closest friends. Any bike in the basement. No headwinds, 75 and sunny, 55 at night. Not very many gravel miles. No place runs out of pies; and no lines at Pastafari. Anybody coming along?

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