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N+1 becomes #1

Old 04-11-17, 04:19 PM
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N+1 becomes #1

Well, it happened with me.

I have a 2012 CADD (cult of CADD) 105, and she a great ride. I shopped for a used graphic bike on ebay, and brought home this beauty. Been over everything, and is in top shape mechanically. SOme blemish in the paint, but nothing deep.

And I love to ride this machine.

1994 Trek 5500. Full Dual Ace. (I could never afford this bike new!)
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I have NEVER regretted going on a ride;
I have often regretted not going when I could have!

I am grateful for the headwind that challenged me today!
I am grateful for the tailwind that helped me go fast!

Clydesdales and Athenas Strava Club
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Old 04-11-17, 04:21 PM
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Old 04-11-17, 05:17 PM
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Nice looking ride! Enjoy.
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Old 04-11-17, 08:38 PM
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Very muted feel of the road compared to the Cannondale, given similar tires. That's my guess.
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Old 04-12-17, 01:25 PM
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I always read that carbon bikes are "throw away", but these Trek OCLV frames seem to last forever.

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Old 04-12-17, 06:41 PM
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Congrats on the new bike. Enjoy the ride.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
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Old 04-12-17, 07:16 PM
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My '99 5200 is still my #1 bike. Why on earth would I upgrade? I don't think the new carbon bikes are as nice, really. Yes, 3 lbs. lighter but at what cost in comfort and durability? The thing goes like stink and is comfy on long brevets running 23mm tires.
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