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Old 01-18-10, 02:04 PM
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lawr
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Shannon Banks, Corbally, Limerick, Ireland
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Bikes: I have been riding a Trek 800Sport MTB to work since 2002. Before that, I had an old Raleigh. I purchased a Trek 2.1 in early July, 2009. I use this bike for recreation. The Trek 800 is my utility bike.

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Originally Posted by Seapoint View Post
Believe it or not, we took our bikes out yesterday for the first pre-commute spin in a relatively balmy 8 degrees!
I couldn't believe the crowds that were out and about having been cooped up all winter!
I did 30 miles on Saturday, up into the hills of Parteen and on into the Cratloe Hills. Check out that climb from Carrowmore to Heathmount: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/irelan...25659767375249 and http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/irelan...26378617820941, nearly 500 feet in a little over a half a mile. That's a better than 12% grade, and there are 16-20 meter stretches where the rise is better than 20%. I did it on my mountain bike because I was not sure how defrosted it would be. It was great, though I am sadly out of shape...and old. Not an ice patch to be found on the hills, though there is so much grit up there that there were times when my rear wheel was spinning out. Another fine weekend ahead.
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