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    Junior Member Formula Fran's Avatar
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    New from La Coruņa, Spain

    Hi everyone. Well, I´ve had my Btwin Rockrider 5.4 for about 8 months now and I´ve been mainly using it to comute to work. 3.86 km there and another 3.60 to get back home. Lately, I have managed to take my interest in Formula 1 and kinda have some fun applying it to my bike route. For me, every km is a "sector" and the mobile app I have tells me if I´m behind or ahead of target time. These time trials are so much fun for me beacause everytime i beat my record (currently 8min 45sec for 3.86km to work) i figure out a way to chop some more time off the route somehow. I had a close call one time when i left the house with over inflated tyres. Surely, this improved my speed but at around the 3rd curve I skidded right at the apex and almost took a dive. So now i keep tyre pressure never over 80 psi. At any rate, I dont consider myself an expert when it comes to bikes but I sure do have fun riding them..I hopeto learn a lot here. Thanx

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    Hello Fran,

    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    What size of tires do you have on your fast bike?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Junior Member Formula Fran's Avatar
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    Hi 10 wheels. The size of the tyres are 26x2...heres a pic BM439IbCAAAQYIv.jpg

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    Neat Bike and Great Photo...Thanks.

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Junior Member Formula Fran's Avatar
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    The lighthouse is called La Torre de Hercules (Tower of Hercules). Supposedly..Hercules is burried under it.
    co_coruna.png Hence the skull and bones in the town shield.
    Last edited by Formula Fran; 06-16-13 at 09:08 AM.

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    Junior Member Formula Fran's Avatar
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    How does Btwin fair as a brand for bikes? Any open criticism is appreciated...the bike feels kinda heavy to me..thanx.

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    Never heard of that brand.

    Heavy bikes are good to keep you rolling once you get up to speed.

    Have fun with it.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    hey Formula welcome to here ! looks like you have a lot of ups and downs over there, the terrain I mean,,,

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    Hello, welcome to BF, unusual commute strategy you have there. Btwin is mainly European in their sales structure, I've read a few tests on them (their road bikes) and they stacked up fairly well. Only a few in the states that I've heard about. Best of luck with your sectors and personal bests on the commute.

    Bill
    I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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    Junior Member Formula Fran's Avatar
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    Thanks all for welcoming me..yes the terrain here has a lot of ups and downs and it rains a lot...and i mean a lot.

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