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    You have gotten great advice already but I will...

    You have gotten great advice already but I will second riding with a head wind to start the ride rather than facing it in the latter stages of the ride. I also plan pit stops in park rest rooms...
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    I have experimented with different foods and what...

    I have experimented with different foods and what works for me is bananas, crunchy granola bars and PBJ's on wheat bread. I drink lots of water but sports drinks do not settle well for me. For hot...
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    I got 5,000 miles on both sets of tires I have...

    I got 5,000 miles on both sets of tires I have had on my trek 7.3. I had one flat with the first set of hard case tires and one flat (knock on wood) with the second. I love these tires.
  4. I have the 7.3 and absolutely love it! Three...

    I have the 7.3 and absolutely love it! Three years and almost 10,000 miles later, I still love my hybrid.
  5. Buying a 7 year old bike with low mileage

    I am test riding a 7 year old trek pilot 5.2 today with less than 300 miles logged. I know to inspect the frame for cracks. With such low mileage, what are other things I should keep in mind? I am...
  6. I have ridden several centuries on my trek 7.3...

    I have ridden several centuries on my trek 7.3 fx. I love my hybrid, will never part with it but at some point soon I will add a road bike to our stable because after 60 miles of riding, I am...
  7. Wonderful photos! I wish I lived closer so I...

    Wonderful photos! I wish I lived closer so I could participate next year.
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    I think that hybrids are just the right bike for...

    I think that hybrids are just the right bike for some people. For me, I grew up on a road bike, took a break from cycling, returned after 20 years and felt very uncomfortable test riding the new...
  9. Sorry for the delay in responding. Our internet...

    Sorry for the delay in responding. Our internet has just been restored. Our bike club probably has more guys than gals but I think that I am just plain slow. I am not looking at huge increases in...
  10. Bontrager 700 x 32c tires. I will say that knock...

    Bontrager 700 x 32c tires. I will say that knock on wood, I have only had one flat with these tires.
  11. Thanks for the continued suggestions. A touring...

    Thanks for the continued suggestions. A touring bike is something I had thought about especially when I don't care about how light the bike will be as putting three water bottles on a bike defeats...
  12. Thanks for all the feedback. Yes I do lube the...

    Thanks for all the feedback. Yes I do lube the chain, take the bike to the bike shop annually for a "tune up" and my teenage son has worked on getting the crud off the drive chain for me a couple...
  13. Looking for a "sturdy" road bike (Jamis Quest, Trek Lexa?)

    Two years ago I reentered the cyling world by purchasing a Trek 7.3 hybrid to complete a life goal of riding a century. While I road a trek 1000 when in my twenties, I had not ridden a road bike...
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    Hybrids can be used for distance rides. I may...

    Hybrids can be used for distance rides. I may not be the fastest on the road with my hybrid but I can complete a century and seventy plus rides without any trouble.
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    Sorry, I should have said the end of the...

    Sorry, I should have said the end of the handlebar rather than bar ends. I do not have bar ends. The grip is called an ergo grip which is supposed to dampen vibrations. The grip is not tubular but...
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    Slippery handle bars

    Today our hot humid weather lead to my hands being very wet and slipping off the bar ends in my trek 7.3 hybrid twice. I realize this is not safe. I currently do not have gloves as I have found...
  17. Thanks for posting this. I have been...

    Thanks for posting this. I have been procrastinating for awhile about changing over from my toe clips. I have actually taken a couple spills because if I have my toe clips cinched too tight I can...
  18. I bought the trek 7.3 a year ago and have been...

    I bought the trek 7.3 a year ago and have been very happy with it. The tires alone were a selling point for me. While I know how to change a flat, I am not good at it. I will not jinx myself but...
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    Wow Ken, I was there too! I completed my first...

    Wow Ken, I was there too! I completed my first century on my trek 7.3. I wish had had seen you. I arrived at 6am and the parking lot was mobbed. I did set out shortly after 6:30. I only saw a...
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    Greeting from Central Illinois

    I have been lurking on this forum for awhile and have learned so much from what has been posted. Thanks in large part to tips I read here, I completed my first century yesterday on my trek 7.3. I...
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