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    Hi Tommy. Good to hear from you.

    60s? I wish that's what we had to deal with. You know I'm a warm weather person.
    A cold front is coming next week and Wednesday and Thursday morning it is supposed to be in the low 30s. Brrrrrrr.

    I don't know if you've been kept up to date on the new bridge/overpass over I-285 and widening of Lawrenceville Hwy but it is a HUGE MESS!!
    I'll try to get some pictures for you.
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    I met superunleaded at Stone Mountain today, completely by accident. Very nice guy.
    Seems he's very resourceful. Rather than rent a bike at $20+ per day (for 3 weeks), he bought a bike on Craig's list (from an Atlanta local). He brought all the parts and tools he'd need to get the bike in shape.

    I saw him when I was finishing a lap (near the main parking area next to Confederate Hall).
    We rode back toward Decatur together. I left him near Lawrenceville Hwy and Frazier Rd (near my neighborhood).

    Thanks for the company Jack. As I told you, no one in my neighborhood rides so I usually ride solo.
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    Yeah, I would like to see the 285/L'ville Hwy. thing. I used to come across that bridge at least twice a day. Hopefully, they will follow through with their plan to make it better for cyclists as well as motorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I met superunleaded at Stone Mountain today, completely by accident. Very nice guy.
    Seems he's very resourceful. Rather than rent a bike at $20+ per day (for 3 weeks), he bought a bike on Craig's list (from an Atlanta local). He brought all the parts and tools he'd need to get the bike in shape.

    I saw him when I was finishing a lap (near the main parking area next to Confederate Hall).
    We rode back toward Decatur together. I left him near Lawrenceville Hwy and Frazier Rd (near my neighborhood).

    Thanks for the company Jack. As I told you, no one in my neighborhood rides so I usually ride solo.
    Hi Ron,
    That was a nice ride on the way back to the hotel and thanks for showing me our route. That part of McClendon/Frazier made me feel like a kid again. You know, doing bunny hops with you

    I hope to ride with you again sometime. I'll try to put some more miles before I ship the bike to Nor-Cal on Wednesday. If you have travel plans to the Bay Area anytime soon, give me a heads up in the Nor-Cal thread and I'll plan a ride for you.

    TL, thank you too for the alternate route. I took the Peachtree to Ashford-Dunwoody on my way back and its a lot better than Peachwood-Dunwoody.

    Thank again folks, see guys next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superunleaded
    Hi Ron,
    That was a nice ride on the way back to the hotel and thanks for showing me our route. That part of McClendon/Frazier made me feel like a kid again. You know, doing bunny hops with you
    The bunny hops were totally unexpected. I told you about the road construction and that I usually ride near the center line because it's so crappy toward the right side.
    That first bunny hop wasn't planned. That was the first time I'd ridden that far to the right (thanks to the passing car ) in that section of road in a while. I never noticed that GIANT HOLE before.

    Quote Originally Posted by superunleaded
    I hope to ride with you again sometime. I'll try to put some more miles before I ship the bike to Nor-Cal on Wednesday.
    I'm not working today so I'll be out at Stn Mtn. I'll probably leave home around noon. You'll probably be in your training seminar.
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    My wife and I walked around Stone Mountain Park yesterday and I think she got tired of me saying "wow, now that's a really nice bike" every time a nice bike went by; see I haven't received my new bike yet but it should be here tomorrow.

    I was wondering, how you folks feel about the bike route around Stone Mountain? How challenging is it and what is there about the park that you enjoy or don't enjoy as a cyclist?

    I ask because this will probably be one of my main places to ride so I'd like to know what to expect. In time I should be able to bike from my house in downtown Decatur to Stone Mountain Park.

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    What bike are you getting? Be sure to post pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl
    I was wondering, how you folks feel about the bike route around Stone Mountain? How challenging is it and what is there about the park that you enjoy or don't enjoy as a cyclist?

    I ask because this will probably be one of my main places to ride so I'd like to know what to expect. In time I should be able to bike from my house in downtown Decatur to Stone Mountain Park.
    Did you notice how steep and long some of the climbs are? Riding around Stone Mountain can be challenging. That's the big attraction.
    FYI: some of the hills/climbs have names -- like "heart attack hill".

    There are two roads around the mountain. The inner loop is 5 miles and has a bike lane for 2-3 miles. The outer loop is a very tough 8 miles.

    I hope you'll be riding to Stone Mountain and not wimping out like many folks who drive.

    What part of town will you be riding from? If you need a riding partner or someone to show you the way or recommend a route just post here.
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    And if your wife rides, Sorella Cycling just started our Wednesday night women's ride out there. Meet at 6:30 in the walkup parking lot.

    RON! I love the light you 'paid forward'!!! I used it tonight on the Stone Mountain loops, and it was GREAT! I have a fancy-schmancy light that runs out after 20 minutes. Thank you. I really appreciate it.

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    Hi PW. Glad you were able to use the light.

    I've been rummaging through some of my lightly used, not really needed stuff and will probably be posting a few other free items in the Pay It Forward thread soon -- and a few bargains in the For Sale forum.

    When they're posted I'll let everyone in the Atl thread know about it.
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    New here

    Hi PedalWench! I recognize you from another cycling board! TE....

    Sorry to hijack, just joined today and wanted to say hi. Will be doing an intro post, then lurking around until next spring when I can ride. I'm currently 6 months pregnant with #2, and waiting with bated breath for Spring!

    See you guys then! Hopefully, PW, the Sorella ride will still be going!?

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    Hi HoddyToddy! Don't want to push you or anything, but another Sorella rode after she was 9 months preggers -- on a hard-tail mtb, but she was still out there.

    The Sorella ride is at Stone Mountain until we get daylight back in the spring. Then we move to the ride out of Peachtree Bikes. In other words, whenever you want to ride on a Wednesday night, we got you covered!

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    Hey PW,
    I would LOVE to be riding still. I've had a few minor issues with this pregnancy that prevent me from riding anymore. Although I am considering pulling out the trainer and doing some slow, easy, upright spinning in front of the TV!
    That being said, I look sooooo forward to getting back out there.
    How long was it before your friend was able to get back on the bike post-partum? If we need to take this over to the women's forum, we can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoddyToddy View Post
    That being said, I look sooooo forward to getting back out there.
    How long was it before your friend was able to get back on the bike post-partum? If we need to take this over to the women's forum, we can!
    Her baby was born in early September, and she was at the ride last night! It was her third time back on the bike, and in my opinion, she did GREAT!

    Obviously, don't push it -- the bikes will be there in the spring.

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    Hey I'm new to the local thread.Just dropin in to say hey .I like the serendippers pics are they on a three seater ? Currently ridin a hybrid trek....Yeah I know but I was lookin for a fuel 70 when someone suprised me with the 7200 model the store talked her into sssooooo now I am in the market for two new bikes . I road ride alot but came across some peeps that are ridin mt. and cant wait to go to racoon in tenn. . But the hybrid is incapable...any suggestions on road and mt. bikes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thplmn72
    Hey I'm new to the local thread.Just dropin in to say hey.
    Glad you found us.

    Quote Originally Posted by thplmn72
    ...any suggestions on road and mt. bikes ?
    What's your budget?
    Why not stop by the shop I work at (Intown Bicycles) and say hi and take a look around. Maybe you'll find a deal on a road bike and/or a mtn bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    What bike are you getting? Be sure to post pictures.
    Hey Ron, here she is.


    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Did you notice how steep and long some of the climbs are? Riding around Stone Mountain can be challenging. That's the big attraction.
    FYI: some of the hills/climbs have names -- like "heart attack hill".

    There are two roads around the mountain. The inner loop is 5 miles and has a bike lane for 2-3 miles. The outer loop is a very tough 8 miles.
    It's funny, when I was walking around the mountain with my wife I was laughing at some of folks trying to make it up the mountain, then I started riding and realized how diffiicult some of those hill must be. I can see why they'd call it "heart attack hill".

    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I hope you'll be riding to Stone Mountain and not wimping out like many folks who drive.

    What part of town will you be riding from? If you need a riding partner or someone to show you the way or recommend a route just post here.
    Naaa, at almost 49 I'm gonna wimp out the first few times, at least until I get my engine up to speed. I don't yet have the gams yet to make it to Stone Mountain then around Stone Mountain from downtown Decatur; I'm working on it though. I be making my first few trips to the mountain by car so I can attack the hills then still be able to get back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl
    Hey Ron, here she is.
    WOW!!! Awesome bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl
    It's funny, when I was walking around the mountain with my wife I was laughing at some of folks trying to make it up the mountain, then I started riding and realized how diffiicult some of those hill must be. I can see why they'd call it "heart attack hill".

    Naaa, at almost 49 I'm gonna wimp out the first few times, at least until I get my engine up to speed. I don't yet have the gams yet to make it to Stone Mountain then around Stone Mountain from downtown Decatur; I'm working on it though. I be making my first few trips to the mountain by car so I can attack the hills then still be able to get back home.
    When you're ready to ride out to the mountain with an *old guy* (I'll be 63 in a few weeks) just shoot a PM to me. We can just ride out and back until you get up to speed. Make sure you check with the weather guessers and pick a warm, sunny day.
    I can meet you where I pick up the bike path (near Ponce and McLendon) or Scottdale or wherever you'd like to meet. We can even ride slow. Slow is good.

    Now get out and ride that bike.
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    ok I will look you up

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    so I'm crusin your web site what do you think of the jamis venture race ? I think I may go street first cause I will get more immediate use of it . If you saw any of my other threads I was asking a lot of mtb. questions but I also want to upgrade from a trek 7200 hybrid......it's a long story to a road bike..I want a good mtb.. but cant buy both at once oh and the jamis says retail around 1100 thats a good price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    WOW!!! Awesome bike.


    When you're ready to ride out to the mountain with an *old guy* (I'll be 63 in a few weeks) just shoot a PM to me. We can just ride out and back until you get up to speed. Make sure you check with the weather guessers and pick a warm, sunny day.
    I can meet you where I pick up the bike path (near Ponce and McLendon) or Scottdale or wherever you'd like to meet. We can even ride slow. Slow is good.

    Now get out and ride that bike.

    63 , Ron you are the man; now you've really made me feel like a wimp. I would definitely like to take you up on that ride to the mountain and back, I just need a few more weeks/(months ) to get my legs back in shape. I've been wondering what the best route would be to get to the mountain and back while encountering the least amount of traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thplmn72
    so I'm crusin your web site what do you think of the jamis venture race ?
    It's a great bike. We have a few in stock. What size are you looking for and I'll check our stock when I get to work this afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl
    ...Ron you are the man; now you've really made me feel like a wimp. I would definitely like to take you up on that ride to the mountain and back, I just need a few more weeks/(months ) to get my legs back in shape.
    Back when I was a kid of 59 the cold days didn't bother me. Heck I was bike commuting to Virginia-Highlands on 15-20F mornings. But now that I'm getting older -- but not old -- the temperatures really get to me. I guess I can join you in the wimp category. I have to force myself to get out and ride when it's below 50F. I gotta get past this "fear of cold".


    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl
    I've been wondering what the best route would be to get to the mountain and back while encountering the least amount of traffic.
    What part of Decatur will you be riding from? If it would help I can meet you closer to your starting point.

    If riding in traffic bothers you, sounds like you're ready for one of ABC's bike classes. Unfortunately they're over until spring 2008. But -- if it helps -- I'm one of the bike class instructors (that's scary) and can give you a few pointers while we're riding.
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    hey in reply to bike size I think they say 54 maybe I dont know but I'm 5'9 ish some say 5'8 hell I don't know but what ever frame fits that. I know of jamis being around but not much about them so I looked at reviews on your site and the first thing up is the cover of bicycling mag this month I just laught that issue is layin on my counter the zenith is too pricey though..........Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by thplmn72
    hey in reply to bike size I think they say 54 maybe...
    Did you get the PM I sent to you with bikes we have in stock and the prices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Did you get the PM I sent to you with bikes we have in stock and the prices?
    oh yeah thanks for the reply I'm thinking about comin out this sat. I want to bring in the trek for service and check out the shop I'll tell you the web site is impressive and probably sold me on using intown it's a little trip for me but it's like anything else if you get good service you go where your treated right !

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