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    I just bought the '08 Specialized Roubaix Elite...

    I just bought the '08 Specialized Roubaix Elite (all carbon) and I love it !
  2. Thread: Squirrels

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    I never encountered a squirrel...but I did have a...

    I never encountered a squirrel...but I did have a racoon dart across the trail I was riding.
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    Love these bikes!!! I'm fairly new to road bikes...

    Love these bikes!!! I'm fairly new to road bikes and since my LBS doesn't carry them I had to settle for a Specialized Roubaix Elite.
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    Thanks Razor. Clipping in and out is actually...

    Thanks Razor. Clipping in and out is actually alot easier than I thought. I initially fell cuz I wasn't moving. Just tried clipping in while holding on but kinda forgot I had to clip out when I...
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    The garage def needs a new paint job. I'm fairly...

    The garage def needs a new paint job. I'm fairly new to this, so I was curious what "flip-it" meant as well.

    beoba....good observation. I use regular bottles. The holders do flex. Was a little...
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    NOW it's official. Took the bike for it's first...

    NOW it's official. Took the bike for it's first ride this morning. Clipping in and out is a piece of cake. I don't know what I was thinking yesterday. ;-) Went to a local trail to get comfortable...
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    Thanks guys/gals for all your comments. You've...

    Thanks guys/gals for all your comments. You've all made me feel alot better now.

    I was going to take a short ride in my back yard so I clipped in my left but never had a chance to clip in my...
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    Lost....you think I could track stand?? I...

    Lost....you think I could track stand?? I couldn't even clip out to avoid falling.

    Charlie...I contemplated about the bag. I know most serious riders don't use them. I don't have a full stock of...
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    A new roadie...and already bruised...

    It's official. I'm a roadie. Just picked up my new '08 Specialized Roubaix Elite (been riding a Diamondback Mtb for the last several years).

    I wanted to go all out, so I got clipless pedals as...
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    Sticky: Here's my newly purchased '08 Specialized Roubaix...

    Here's my newly purchased '08 Specialized Roubaix Elite. My first road bike in many years.

    I picked it up this morning from the LBS. Got home around 11am and had a scraped shoulder and knee by...
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    Hi from Wantagh. Welcome. Where on the island...

    Hi from Wantagh. Welcome. Where on the island are you?

    -Tina
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    OMG you sound like me when I make major...

    OMG you sound like me when I make major purchases. Everyone makes fun of me at how much research I do.

    I too am in the market for a new road bike. I test rode the Roubaix but haven't heard much...
  13. Thread: NY Century

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    I may do the 55 or 75 if I get my new bike in...

    I may do the 55 or 75 if I get my new bike in time.
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    ha...thanks...that's exactly what the guy in the...

    ha...thanks...that's exactly what the guy in the store said "sometimes it comes down to which color you like best".
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    Buying a new bike - need input

    Went to my LBS yesterday to test ride some bikes. I saw the '07 Trek 2001, Giant OCR 1/2/3, Specialized Sequoia & Allez. Since this will be my first road bike in MANY years (I'm currently riding a...
  16. Thread: Phone Ringers

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    My bf has the Mr.Softee theme. It freaks people...

    My bf has the Mr.Softee theme. It freaks people out all the time, especially when there are kids around cuz then everyone wants ice cream.

    I have Verizon and refuse to pay for ringtones. I have...
  17. Thread: NY Century

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    For someone that doesn't do alot of long rides,...

    For someone that doesn't do alot of long rides, do you think the 75 will be too much for me? I was going to shoot for the 55 but I love a good challenge. I just don't want to pass the 55 and then...
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    And to think I was getting upset that no one has...

    And to think I was getting upset that no one has claimed me yet...now all I can say is "whew"... :rolleyes:
  19. Thread: NY Century

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    Thanks! Look great! I've done the 5 boro bike...

    Thanks! Look great! I've done the 5 boro bike tour before (40something miles) so I think I can shoot for at least the 55 miles on this one. I have plenty of time to get ready for it too.

    Thanks...
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    Do you have a link to the site? I've been...

    Do you have a link to the site? I've been thinking about starting to train for a century. Never did one before and not sure if I'll have time before this one to prep myself for it. If there are...
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    I have a book called Short Bike Rides - Long...

    I have a book called Short Bike Rides - Long Island. It tells you about the different trails and gives you a description. Short Bike Rides

    You can also check out: http://www.transalt.org/map/...
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    I grew up in Queens but moved out to the island...

    I grew up in Queens but moved out to the island about 10 yrs ago...mostly in the Massapequa area. I'm in Wantagh now but I usually ride the Bethpage trail on the weekends. During the week, after...
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    I hear ya. I'm a PC person but always wanted to...

    I hear ya. I'm a PC person but always wanted to see what the big deal was about the Macs so I bought a 24" iMac a few months ago. I think I turned it on 3 times. I was going to sell it and try to...
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    I ride that trail all the time but usually stick...

    I ride that trail all the time but usually stick to the paved trail. I have yet to experiment the dirt trail. I still love it there.
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    It's the Massapequa Park Bike Club. Here's a...

    It's the Massapequa Park Bike Club. Here's a link to the post about it. I only started visiting the MPBC forum a month or so ago because I was considering joining the club. So sad to read stuff...
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