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    I would say that I was feeling that way so I...

    I would say that I was feeling that way so I started biking! I've been sitting in an office chair for 20 years and I feel like my legs are very weak. I've been an active person, but all my sports are...
  2. It became clear to me last night that tourists...

    It became clear to me last night that tourists are far less of a problem than joggers!! I ended up finishing my ride in the park. It's bad enough that they run three or four abreast, but after it got...
  3. I didn't read the article, but I think you have...

    I didn't read the article, but I think you have to stop and refresh your memory that NYC is loaded with tourists and others who don't know or care if you are trying to ride for exercise, or for any...
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    Thanks. Good advice and info! I guess I had...

    Thanks. Good advice and info!

    I guess I had already come to the realization that the swap was a bad idea. Just tough looking at the new toys and not being able to make the swap. I guess it will...
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    Pedal and ride advice questions

    I have about 450 miles on my first bike in years. The shop put toe clip pedals on it for me the day I picked it up. They have been fine, but I am going on my first organized ride Saturday and I...
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    I'm going to try to find some in the stores like...

    I'm going to try to find some in the stores like you said just so I can see where I am. My buddy mentioned nashbar too. I have to admit I feel overwhelmed by this new hobby. Way too many choices to...
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    Tall guy clothes???

    I was wondering what you tall thin people wear for tights? I have a solid 34" inseam and I wear a medium sized Pearl Izumi short, so I am sure I am going to have problems finding a Fall/Winter tight...
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    That sounds like an easy fix!!:thumb:

    That sounds like an easy fix!!:thumb:
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    Thanks. It just dawned on me, on thing that...

    Thanks. It just dawned on me, on thing that didn't sit right with me when I flipped the QR lever to the other side is it now points forward. The end of the lever that is. I like to keep the lever...
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    Yep, the Hudson greenway can be humbling. I hated...

    Yep, the Hudson greenway can be humbling. I hated the wind in the beginning, but now I try to embrace it :rolleyes:. Either way, I think it is kind of like riding hills, you get a kind of workout...
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    Tire tread direction???

    I am wondering if I have an issue with my front wheel. I recently discovered I was riding with the front tire mounted backwards. But when I flipped it over, it put the clamp side of the wheel on the...
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    Looks like a nice ride. You might have talked me...

    Looks like a nice ride. You might have talked me into it but I didn't know about it until now. I have other plans. I signed up for a Monmouth County tour at the end of the month for the same reasons...
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    Sticky: Thanks! I rest at teh place you posted. Great...

    Thanks! I rest at teh place you posted. Great spot at the end of the Greenway!
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    Sticky: Here's my Giant FCR2 around Manhattan.

    Here's my Giant FCR2 around Manhattan.
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    Thanks for all the great info! I am going to get...

    Thanks for all the great info! I am going to get a nice big ride map and mark up some of these things. Should be great to have something new to look at along the way!!
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    Thanks or all the answers. I was away this...

    Thanks or all the answers. I was away this weekend but I am going to get a pair or two of bike shorts soon. I need to be able to rule that out and I'm sure they will be much more comfortable to ride...
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    NYC Ride questions.

    Hi,

    I moved to Manhattan about 11 months ago and bought a bike this summer to see more of the city than I could on foot. Somewhere along the way I started to want to get some exercise too. So I am...
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    Yes, that seems to be the seat. Mine is a...

    Yes, that seems to be the seat. Mine is a different color (two-tone) and maybe a little more waffled, but I think they are the same. And from the picture your linked, I would think I am probably...
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    Newb Help Please!

    This is the bike I bought recently to get a little exercise and see some interesting places in NYC.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/road/2268/32200/

    I love the bike, but I am about...
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