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    I ran up on a car with an older couple taking in...

    I ran up on a car with an older couple taking in the sights. With other cars flying up the other lane and me being a new cyclist (at the time); I didn't know what I should do. So I just slowed down...
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    My top speed was 48.3 mph on a downhill off of...

    My top speed was 48.3 mph on a downhill off of Hogpen Gap in North Georgia. That was about 5 years ago & 30 lbs less. Currently, I don't like to break 40. Just check my computer from my last ride...
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    John - Congratulations!!! Please be proud of...

    John -

    Congratulations!!! Please be proud of this accomplishment! As a former resident of Greenville, SC, I have several friends that have done BSG (and actually had someone from Florida go up...
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    If you don't feel the difference or not into it,...

    If you don't feel the difference or not into it, I wouldn't buy another for the sake of getting another. Wait until one of the centuries you ride and get a jersey from the century. At least it would...
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    Or Facebook. At least in Orlando; that is the...

    Or Facebook. At least in Orlando; that is the way they post starting times & locations of the rides. I am impressed with the size of the group down here & it's ability to ride respectably even with...
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    I had it all planned today - up early & out the...

    I had it all planned today - up early & out the door by 7:00. A quick 40-45 miles and home no later than 9:30 for a full day of Father Day activities. I had eaten breakfast, tires pumped, water...
  7. I don't have any experience with either bicycle -...

    I don't have any experience with either bicycle - nor is there a lot of information provided about how much you ride; what kind of riding you do etc. I think you are doing the smart thing by test...
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    Do you have a car? I don't know of any bike...

    Do you have a car? I don't know of any bike shops or bike rental locations in that area. As mentioned above, the riding in that area is not safe. You have two types of drivers in the Convention...
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    My worst has to be the time I told some friends...

    My worst has to be the time I told some friends that I was going to ride a "Grand Fondue".
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    I'll give you my story and maybe it will apply to...

    I'll give you my story and maybe it will apply to you. I started cycling about 5 years ago in Greenville, SC. All we did was climb hills - all the time. I didn't race and most of our group rides...
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    This was a great organized event & our little...

    This was a great organized event & our little group from Orlando had a blast! I ended up getting in 63 miles, which is my longest ride in at least 2 years & it felt great! My wife and her mom...
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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    We are in. My wife, my mother in law and myself....

    We are in. My wife, my mother in law and myself. The girls are riding the 40 mile ride via trail. I am not sure what I am doing. I was going to try for the Century (I'd rather ride roads) but I...
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    Bike to the Beach DC - Anyone done this?

    I was checking out this ride & some parts of it look cool and other parts I have questions about.

    Has anyone on this forum done it? I see that they bus you over the Chesapeake Bridge which makes...
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    I bought an 07 1500 today for $650 so that is...

    I bought an 07 1500 today for $650 so that is definitely a pretty good deal - IF the bike fits you. IF it is not your size; it is not a good deal. 2007 was when Shimano switch Ultegra to 10 speeds;...
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    There are a couple of group rides depending on...

    There are a couple of group rides depending on where you are staying. I am assuming since she is running the Disney Half; you are staying somewhere near the mouse. Here is the weekly list of rides...
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    What kind of pace are you guys riding?

    What kind of pace are you guys riding?
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    Yes - You would have a very difficult time...

    Yes - You would have a very difficult time pricing your bike competitively. All the OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturers aka Bike Manufacturers - Trek, Specialized, Cannondale etc.) are buying...
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    I normally ride in Windemere & Clermont. ...

    I normally ride in Windemere & Clermont. Although I have recently moved to a different part of town & may add the Saturday Lakemont ride to my schedule do to being closer.
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    I asked Santa for a new helmet. I don't know...

    I asked Santa for a new helmet. I don't know that I REALLY need one - not that mine is damaged or anything but its three years old & maybe newer technology would be a little better. Plus after...
  21. Going from a 27 in wheel to 700C wheelset

    I picked up an old Panasonic bike from a yard sale the other day & it has 27 X 1 1/4 wheels on it with a couple broken spokes.

    I have a pair of old 700C wheelset sitting my garage.

    What...
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    Riding down there late, late summer (except for...

    Riding down there late, late summer (except for Labor day) or early Fall is a much different experience. The OBX really winds down quickly following summer & it is one of my favorite times to visit...
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    You may want to check with others; but I know...

    You may want to check with others; but I know north of Duck the speed limit goes from 25 to 45 & is 45 / 50 up to Corolla. There are some areas where their is large shoulders; but there are areas...
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    I think it depends on what part of 12 you are...

    I think it depends on what part of 12 you are planning on riding. You may want to post what area you are in & that could give you a better idea. I know on the north part of the OBX (Corolla & Duck)...
  25. Redeemed07 - Just a thought, they do have a...

    Redeemed07 - Just a thought, they do have a bicycle rental shack (west of Oakland). Not sure of the rates, but that might be an option to at least try it out. I get the feeling that it is much...
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