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    Quote Originally Posted by memebag View Post
    The ride was a little over 20 miles. I rode an extra 10 or so getting to the starting point and back home. 30 miles on my Giant Escape City is easy.
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    My hybrid took me up to a 3,434 ft of max elevation on a 16.1 miles bike ride yeterday and it was AWESOME!!

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    Dont have a cow,man!

    Northern central trail from Cheboygan to Mackinaw City,Mi. (16 miles each way). Very nice ride!
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    My Jamis Coda carried me on a 20+ mile gravel ride east of Polo, MO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEW21 View Post
    Northern central trail from Cheboygan to Mackinaw City,Mi. (16 miles each way). Very nice ride!
    Nice!!

    We are thinking of riding the Gaylord to Mac trail next year.

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    Around the Gower Coast:-
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    20 miles in the rain today. I've never intentionally gone out to ride while it was raining, but it isn't going to quit for days. On the positive side, I didn't have to share the road with any other cyclists.

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    I and my Giant Escape 1
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    Hello bikeforum.

    It's been a while....

    I kept rolling, just stopped blogging/posting after my europe trip.

    I cracked a weld on my 2010 Giant Escape 2 (at about 8,000 miles) and they honored the warranty. Bing brand new 2010 frame gets a rebuild.

    I rode my second century last month in the Hudson valley and did a 55 mile stretch without a break. Some of the roadies looked at me like I was nuts.

    Today I got a new chain and rear cassette. Don't you love that smooth fresh steel feeling?

    Raced 2 guys over the Williamsburg bridge from the Manhattan side this evening. Both riding lighter fixed gear bikes, were easily 60+ pounds lighter than I, and had no bag (I had about ten pounds on my back). They gassed halfway up and when I crested the bridge I found I caught and passed 2 more fixed gear riders as they were forced to back pedal. I climbed in gears 3+6 (a downhill gear for most people) and 2+6. Kudos to Carlos for an excellent job on my new drivetrain and cleaning my derailleurs.

    I have about 40 pounds left to lose (lost 80+ already). I'm going to be freakishly fast when I finally drop the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evgeny View Post
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    Seminole Wekiva Trail, Lake Mary, FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel View Post
    Hello bikeforum.

    It's been a while....

    I kept rolling, just stopped blogging/posting after my europe trip.

    I cracked a weld on my 2010 Giant Escape 2 (at about 8,000 miles) and they honored the warranty. Bing brand new 2010 frame gets a rebuild.

    I rode my second century last month in the Hudson valley and did a 55 mile stretch without a break. Some of the roadies looked at me like I was nuts.

    Today I got a new chain and rear cassette. Don't you love that smooth fresh steel feeling?

    Raced 2 guys over the Williamsburg bridge from the Manhattan side this evening. Both riding lighter fixed gear bikes, were easily 60+ pounds lighter than I, and had no bag (I had about ten pounds on my back). They gassed halfway up and when I crested the bridge I found I caught and passed 2 more fixed gear riders as they were forced to back pedal. I climbed in gears 3+6 (a downhill gear for most people) and 2+6. Kudos to Carlos for an excellent job on my new drivetrain and cleaning my derailleurs.

    I have about 40 pounds left to lose (lost 80+ already). I'm going to be freakishly fast when I finally drop the weight.

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    I wondered what happened to you. Seems like your doing well while I'm getting fat. Got a monkey on my back right now (very limited riding) but it will get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kashride View Post
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    My Giant Escape City took me on a 59 mile ride all over the ... wait for it ... city. 52 degrees when I set out, high of 76, beautiful clear day. I was a little worried that the stock seat would be uncomfortable after 30 or 40 miles, but it was fine.

    I could have gone farther, but there's never enough time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    I wondered what happened to you. Seems like your doing well while I'm getting fat. Got a monkey on my back right now (very limited riding) but it will get better.
    I'm a lot stronger but only a little lighter. My diet is terrible. I use cycling as an excuse to eat junk food....

    I would have reached my ideal weight a long long time ago with just a little more self control (now I'm beating myself up).

    Slow and steady wins the race though for both of us I guess.

    I shouldn't beat myself up too much and you should follow doctors orders (sorry you're not well JBC).

    Sunday my friend Juan and I rode some laps in Central Park. He is 100lbs lighter than I and riding a 9lb carbon road bike.

    After a lap he could no longer pace me and I left him far behind (to my surprise). Granted he has not trained since his last century just over a month ago and he was hungover.

    Monday I rode over the Queensboro Bridge to meet a friend for a few beverages and snacks near Times Square.

    Today (Tuesday) is my birthday and my friend Juan and I will be leaving from Astoria to follow the brooklyn/queens greenway to the Joe Michaels mile ending at the Throgs Neck Bridge and returning. I believe it will be about 45 miles total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel View Post
    ...Today (Tuesday) is my birthday and my friend Juan and I will be leaving from Astoria to follow the brooklyn/queens greenway to the Joe Michaels mile ending at the Throgs Neck Bridge and returning. I believe it will be about 45 miles total.
    Hey, Happy Birthday mate. Haven't seen ya on here for ages.
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    Thanks.

    I don't come here as often anymore.

    I was using the site quite a bit to learn about all aspects of cycling and now after 3 years I've got most of the important stuff figured out.

    I moved to an apartment 19 blocks from my old apartment and my hybrid made it possible for me to free up space in my fathers station wagon likely saving us at least 1 trip back and forth.

    We made 3 trips back and forth and he was only faster than I when all the lights lined up for him. If he got caught at 1 light, at that distance he couldn't catch me.

    Today I rode to some nearby wholesale stores and found Carrhart brand rain pants for 20$! I bought 2 pair.

    I also had a short 45 min evening ride about 1 hour after my heavy cheeseburger dinner.

    I absolutely love these temperatures for cycling. With the right gear your body fairly breathes with the environment.

    Edit: to say that after 10k miles/3 years of cycling I realized I could trackstand with little practice. It's a fun way to wait for the light to change.

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    About 40 km of single track of rocks, tree roots, mud and ruts, all on road tyres (marathons) Got thrown about quite a bit but fortunately no falls. This is at the top of one of the mountains.









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    Ha ha! you on a Trek, I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it!
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    Off to the library, through a cold wind and scattered snow flurries:





    But still a nice day to be out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Ha ha! you on a Trek, I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it!
    I can't believe it either, lol. BUT it was 100% free, and my Gary Fisher crapper had well and truely died. BTW please refer to it as the Trek GARY FISHER. It's less painfull for me if I think of it that way, hahaha...
    On a serious note it rolls beautifully with the marathons on the bitument but very scary on the single tracks. Santa is bringing the Conti 29x 2"s
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    Out to Old Route 51, following the new proposed Northtown Road segment of Constitution Trail

    Then, I got on the trail, and headed to town.
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    Rode down the bike coop and was pleased with the 700:38 tyres under the BRC although I swapped those for some lighter 700:35 Continental Speed Kings at the shop and these are just as good and ride better (folding tyres).

    Picked up a trailer for a donated Burley trailer for friend and barely knew it was there and it did not affect the handling on the snow at all... the roads have been bladed and the wider cross tyres handle this really well.

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    =Sixty Fiver;16290828]I swapped those for some lighter 700:35 Continental Mountain Kings at the shop and these are just as good and ride better (folding tyre...[/QUOTE]

    Glad to hear about these tyres...I have Conti Race Kings here ready to put on my bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    =Sixty Fiver;16290828]I swapped those for some lighter 700:35 Continental Mountain Kings at the shop and these are just as good and ride better (folding tyre...
    Having a dyslexic night after too much tyre talk and work... Speed Kings and not Mountain Kings.

    The smaller lugs actually sounded like studs on the clear frozen stretches... the Race King has a more aggressive tread.

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