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Old 03-29-08, 11:04 AM   #1
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hi guys just saying hi

I just wanted to say, I am a commuter from Vancouver Wa to Portland Or, I do about 38 miles a day, I ride a lemond poprad which I just bought a few weeks ago, and I am loving it, well I gotta go so I'll check you in the forums.
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Hello Couvester, you da man! (or woman, as the case may be ). Do you do the commute every day, rain, shine, ice, snow? Are you car free as well?

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hey

how ya doing, I ride about 4 to 5 days a week, I dont like riding in snow or icey weather. I do have a truck I use on days when saddle sores are screaming NO MORE!!. I dont really know why I ride so much, I dont belong to a club or anything like that and I dont race either, I just enjoy getting from point A to point B on my own power, maybe I like pain or something, I dont know. Right now my bike is in the shop becasue its rusting away, I got rid of my carbon scattante and bought this steel frame poprad, its a much better ride I tell ya, so much smoother I guess is a good term to descrbe it, the carbon was too rigid, not real good for commuting if you ask me, I rode that bike for 5 years and never realized how harsh it was. Anyway my new bike is rusting away at this moment, theres rust dripping out of the head tube and the seat and chain stays, I'm a little dissapointed if you want the truth, I know its a steel frame but I didnt expect this to happen after only a month of riding it, so my LBS is going to tear it down and framesaver it, but I think once the rust gets started you really cant stop it, maybe slow it down is all. Its raining here right now, the weather sucks this week. Any way what about you, what type of riding are you into?
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Welcome. Which bridge do you take?
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how ya doing, I ride about 4 to 5 days a week, I dont like riding in snow or icey weather. I do have a truck I use on days when saddle sores are screaming NO MORE!!. I dont really know why I ride so much, I dont belong to a club or anything like that and I dont race either, I just enjoy getting from point A to point B on my own power, maybe I like pain or something, I dont know. Right now my bike is in the shop becasue its rusting away, I got rid of my carbon scattante and bought this steel frame poprad, its a much better ride I tell ya, so much smoother I guess is a good term to descrbe it, the carbon was too rigid, not real good for commuting if you ask me, I rode that bike for 5 years and never realized how harsh it was. Anyway my new bike is rusting away at this moment, theres rust dripping out of the head tube and the seat and chain stays, I'm a little dissapointed if you want the truth, I know its a steel frame but I didnt expect this to happen after only a month of riding it, so my LBS is going to tear it down and framesaver it, but I think once the rust gets started you really cant stop it, maybe slow it down is all. Its raining here right now, the weather sucks this week. Any way what about you, what type of riding are you into?
That does seem a bit odd that you would have rust already. Curious. Framesaver should help, though.

What kind of riding do I do? I have a 1985 Fuji Thrill rigid mountain bike, and all the other bikes in my stable are vintage steel, with the sole exception of my Rodriguez, which was built around 1998...mind you, it's still a steel bike!

Road cycling, climbing hills, commuting--just about everything except BMX, and I tried that until my husband saw me attempting tricks .

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I usually take the 205 bridge, do you commute across the river?
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Ya the rust thing is wierd, I dont know what to make of it, its still in the shop too, they're syaing Wednesday it ought to be ready, I wish it were ready yesterday.
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When I zoomed through Portland today (on my way home from California, back up to Kent, WA), it was throwing down rain .

Perhaps by Wednesday it will be back to being dry!

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Thanks east, theyre saying 70 and dry this weekend, I think I'm going to have to make uo for some lost riding. After I inform the wife of course
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Thanks east, theyre saying 70 and dry this weekend, I think I'm going to have to make uo for some lost riding. After I inform the wife of course
Wow, that would be nice! So far it's cool and raining here at home . 70 and dry looks a long way off .

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