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Old 07-02-08, 09:46 AM   #1
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Noob in Encinitas

Hi all,

I've been road bike riding for years but just ran across this thread looking for info on Ksyrium Sl's. (why do the spokes click). Anyway I just purchased an 08 Madone 5.5, and I went down on a century ride on Sunday. I was in a group and locked onto a real wheel at 23mph and went down hard. If I wasn't wearing a helmet I would be dead or in a coma, my head hit the curb. Hope to give and get info on this forum and meet new friends.
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Old 07-13-08, 03:42 PM   #2
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Wow, you were lucky. I am always happy when I read about people who have had bad crashes and lived to tell the tale because they were wearing helmets.

How did the Madone fare?

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Madone fgaired well

Head set came loose but my LBS checked it out and said it was fine.

Thanks
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Phew! I would hate to have to dig up the cash to replace a Madone .

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San Diego has many clubs.

SDBC offers rides for new riders to help teach safe riding in groups, drafting etc. Saturday's at 8:30 at UC Cycle, located at La Jolla Village Square. Try the C ride to start...covers 30 to 45 miles, with regrouping and lecture stops
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