Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    CSRA Cycling: Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC and Surrounding

    Hi everybody! I'm brand new to this forum. Moderators: I checked carefully to be sure there wasn't a similar thread already.

    Augusta, GA is the first town I've moved to that has a lively cycling community (although Dahlonega, GA might count at least once a year when Tour de Georgia rolls through). Although I've always been a runner, the cycling spirit has caught on.

    I stubbornly have been cycling for the last 6 months on a Pacific Vortex that my parents bought me when I was 16 (39 pound knobby-tired WalMart mountain bike product, now about 10 years old). I used it in the Cloverleaf Duathlon this March, where I placed well despite the bike and my lack of cycling training.

    I just picked up a 1988 Bianchi Super Leggera (id'd with help from Bianchigirll) from a local rider. I'm addicted!

    The Cloverleaf course (Riverwood subdivision) is closed to the public except for on race day, because it runs through the gated community area. HOWEVER, if you like the course, I created another 10 miler that runs through mostly the same areas while avoiding the gated section. I'd be happy to show anybody the course who wants. 770-713-4206 or just email me.

    I'm attaching a pic of my bike! Glad to be here!bianchi.jpg

  2. #2
    Pentapointed Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    On Some Far Away Beach After the Season is Over...
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,370
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I grew up in Augusta up on the Hill.

    Lot's of memories of riding around there but due to the growth of Evans, Martinez and Columbia County in general my favorite rides of 30 years ago aren't really practical any longer. They improved the roads for cars but not bikes.

    Last few times I rode near Augusta I went by car over to the Sumter N.F. in Edgefield County, SC or up towards Sparta and Wrens.

    I saw the picture you posted of the bike. As an owner of two Bianchi's currently (a Campy 10 speed equipped 928 and an old but dear Advantage hybrid) and past owner of two others I predict you'll grow to like that bike even more. A real classic!

    Good Luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  3. #3
    Pentapointed Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    On Some Far Away Beach After the Season is Over...
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,370
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Oh, please take this kindly but when you photograph your bike, especially if you are going to post it in the Road forum, there are some rules concerning presentation.

    Drive side out.

    Chain on the big ring.

    Pedals at 60 or 30 degrees not up and down or horizontal.

    No water bottles or saddle bag.

    Valve stems should be placed so they match (i.e. both at 6 o'clock).


    Just for your enlightenment here are the Rules. Bear in mind only #5 (the V) and #10 really matter.

    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

    This will save you some anklebiting criticisms.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yikes, I had no idea! I will make the appropriate corrections. Yes, things have grown up a bit around here. I haven't gotten daring enough to try Washington Road or Columbia yet, except for short hops to the store. There are a lot of group rides aroud, but I haven generally stuck with the course I created for myself.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •