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    My wife and I went to check out a new LBS yesterday. Wonder of wonders, she let me come home with this. It was really her idea My trusty old 930 no longer fits me (the result of back, leg, and rib problems - as well as advancing age), and biking is really the only exercise left to me - short of walking, so this was important to her. Am I incredibly lucky or what?

    The only planned change will be disc brakes for now.
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    How much? The bike looks incredible! good job! Now you have to ride it.

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    Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelii
    How much? The bike looks incredible! good job! Now you have to ride it.
    Just under $1g.

    There's a very cold north wind blowing here yesterday and today, and I'm still a bit shell-shocked from last september's run in with a loose dog (separated shoulder and 6 breaks on 5 ribs) but I do plan on going out and cruising around the neighborhood this afternoon .

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    Very nice, I like the color.
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    *snatches it from you* I'll be keeping this Nice bike man.
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    sweet...dude
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    nice ride - not jealous at all no really I'm not...ok I am but just a litt...lot
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    Yellow! Thats a change, i actually quite like it.

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    Great bike, I even like the yellow. Enjoy!!!!
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    What I found yesterday was that if you take this thing out into the sunlight, you had better be wearing sunglasses. I wasn't and it hurt my eyes it was sooooo bright.

    So far, a very sweet ride. Bumps that should hurt like hell I don't even feel. It will still be awhile before the docs clear me for (real) trail riding, but I can play a bit on the smoother trails behind my house.

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    very nice!

    i have found that it is very difficult to breathe with broken/cracked/bruised ribs in cold/cool weather. and sneezing and coughing just plain sucks.

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    Your my hero. Can you send some of that luck my way? My LBS has a Sworks Disc hardtail in, just my size. Drool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniorcaveman
    very nice!

    i have found that it is very difficult to breathe with broken/cracked/bruised ribs in cold/cool weather. and sneezing and coughing just plain sucks.
    Yeah, I know... The crash was way back in september and it's still hard to breathe. When it turns cold, I feel every break. Had a second ride on the bike - just a couple miles, but so far so good. It feels great! Much less bashing on the body - even on the road - than my old 930.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    Your my hero. Can you send some of that luck my way? My LBS has a Sworks Disc hardtail in, just my size. Drool.
    Swish!! Luck sent your way I'm not sure you want it though. As my wife's co-workers say, if we didn't have bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all. First my run-in with the dog in september (the broken ribs and separated shoulder), then a car accident in january - hit from behind by a car going at least 50 (aggravated the ribs, shoulder, and back(surgery 3 years ago)). On the plus side, my wife finally got the minivan she wanted Etc. Etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstream
    Swish!! Luck sent your way I'm not sure you want it though. As my wife's co-workers say, if we didn't have bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all. First my run-in with the dog in september (the broken ribs and separated shoulder), then a car accident in january - hit from behind by a car going at least 50 (aggravated the ribs, shoulder, and back(surgery 3 years ago)). On the plus side, my wife finally got the minivan she wanted Etc. Etc.

    Thanks ... but, I found some luck last week, and gave it to my wife. She just got a paid summer internship with Texas Parks and Wildlife, in a town that will put her 10-20 minutes from her family. Since her goal is to work from them when she gets her degree, this is so a foot in the door.

    I'll take a happy wife working at what makes her happy, than the Sworks. Cuz, maybe she will hep pay for the Sworks (hehehehehe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    Thanks ... but, I found some luck last week, and gave it to my wife. She just got a paid summer internship with Texas Parks and Wildlife, in a town that will put her 10-20 minutes from her family. Since her goal is to work from them when she gets her degree, this is so a foot in the door.

    I'll take a happy wife working at what makes her happy, than the Sworks. Cuz, maybe she will hep pay for the Sworks (hehehehehe)
    AWESOME! Tell her congrats! Besides, a happy wife working at what makes her happy will make you happy when she lets you get that new bike!

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