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Old 05-24-12, 08:15 PM   #1
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Finally ordered my 520 today! That is the last bike I wanted. Got a bike for about every need now. MTB, road bike, around town bike and now a touring bike. I am done, do you hear me!!!
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Old 05-24-12, 08:20 PM   #2
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What, say again?
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Soooo, you are beginning to buy bikes, eh? remember N+1 is a standard. Good luck trying to break it. LOL.
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You gonna load it with 40 lbs of gear and tour, or just look at it?
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What about classic/vintage ? You have to get something along those lines to be complete.
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You gonna load it with 40 lbs of gear and tour, or just look at it?
Oh yea. Short trips first but before I get too old I want to do a real trip.
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Since you have different styles of bicycles, which style would you choose if you could only have one for general biking? Would it end up being closer to a hybrid or a touring bike or something more specialized like a road or mountain bike?
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My first bike was a MTB because I thought I wanted to ride off road more. But I actually found myself riding more on the road. I can leave from my house to ride on the road. To ride trails, I have to drive somewhere. If I had to choose just one it would be the road bike.
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Sorry, but I didn't see cargo bike on that list, or a folder for travelling, and really, no fat bike?

you are no where close to done.
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Finally ordered my 520 today! That is the last bike I wanted. Got a bike for about every need now. MTB, road bike, around town bike and now a touring bike. I am done, do you hear me!!!
Translation: I'm just getting started . . .
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Do you have one of these? This was on my one-wheel trip to Slick Rock in Moab.

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Just chiming in about the 520. I took my 2012 520 cross country from March 2 - May 2nd and couldn't of been happier w/ the bike. Not a single problem with it and I saw 3-4 other 520's on the road. The LHT is almost equivalent, but let's face it, nowhere near as pretty of a bicycle.
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Finally ordered my 520 today! That is the last bike I wanted. Got a bike for about every need now. MTB, road bike, around town bike and now a touring bike. I am done, do you hear me!!!
Tell yourself you're done if it makes you feel better, but in truth you've only just begun.
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