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Old 03-06-07, 05:57 PM   #1
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I Hate $#@%!*& winter

I hate $#@%!*& winter.

Last October I was doing great, then it started to rain, every day, until January 15th, when it got colder, and switched to snow. We have had a few sunny days, in the last couple of weeks, but it's still been cold. I do not ride, when there is salt on the roads, salt and aluminum bike frames do not mix well. If the current weekend forecast holds, Saturday will be +7C and rainy, that will take care of the salt. Sunday should be sunny and +6C, so I might ride around the block, just to open the season.

Now, over the winter my wife has been making noises about getting a bike, so we will be looking. My wife is in the Athena range, and hasn't been on a bike, in at least 15 years. A 'bent is not practical budget wise, since we are limited to under CA$600. I am thinking something like the Trek 7200 WSD as it fits in the price range, has 700C wheels and MTB style gearing, plus has a low step frame. Question is, would it be tough enough for Athena service?
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Old 03-07-07, 02:10 AM   #2
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You might want to post this in the Athena forum (Top of this page) and get some feedback there.
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Old 03-07-07, 03:11 AM   #3
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It was 85 degrees today in socal.. Before you say it "I know we suck".. But the better news is that it will be in the 90's this weekend...
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