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Old 02-22-10, 12:33 AM   #1
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It has been a while

Well, I feel I need to say sorry for not posting recently. My excuse is discrete math and the proofs that I must prove. This class is causing me much pain (in the brain) and many feelings of failure and inadequacy. Back to the topic that I enjoy I took my new (to me) baby out for my first ride since changing almost everything. Some of you may remember that I bought my first road bike after riding with fellow forum members in 2009. The bike ,an 84 Bianchi (Japanese), originally was a six speed rear 126 spacing with down-tube friction shifters. I changed to a 130 spacing 8 speed rear with indexed bar end shifters. The wheel set is from BWW and including the wheels I have about $440 into the bike. This bike is so much more responsive then my hybrid I cant explain. I took it out today and found out how much stamina I have lost since Sept. I only did about 8 miles this time out. The weather is starting to turn towards Oregon's beautiful green instead of winters ugly gray so I plan on getting out as much as I can. Anyway I have to get back to my headache but I wanted to post some before and after pics.
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Old 02-22-10, 02:28 AM   #2
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Good to hear from ya TC. The winter has not been kinid to me and my mileage hoes either. Hopefully that will change after the last knee/femur appointment this Friday.

The Bianchi is loking sharp. I have 8 speed barends on my touring rig and love them. They are a great economical alternative to downtube shifters.
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Old 02-22-10, 09:27 PM   #3
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Wave from Sunny kissimmee, FL (where I am til Wednesday night with my Boss).

I finally rode my new reaL Bike one time last Saturday for 2+ miles - real difference from the stationary, but way too cold at 35 degrees.

Remember, real life always comes first, we'll all still be here when you come back!
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