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Old 05-24-20, 01:40 PM
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Hello fellow “seasoned” riders !

Not posting for any particular reason other than to say hello to my fellow retired (or close to) riders. A few pics of my stable which isn’t too bad but the gf has an even more impressive collection !

Colnago C40

Wilier Imperiale

Orbea Orca

Ridley X-Fire

Marin Vicenza ( I lived in Vicenza for a couple of years so had to have it)

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Old 05-24-20, 02:27 PM
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Welcome, you're doing alright
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Old 05-24-20, 05:03 PM
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Welcome to the group! Feel free to add pics of yours and your GF's bikes to the "What do Old People Ride" thread.
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Old 05-25-20, 10:33 AM
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Nice place to live. Grass Valley?

You must be a strong rider as I see no triples for those Sierra Mts.
Decent cogs on the Ridley tho'.


Welcome.

edit: i had a Marin Vicenza (older than yours) with Columbus Megatubes. Fast as scat and a bit harsh compared to any steel I have ridden.

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Old 05-25-20, 11:26 AM
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Nice place to live. Grass Valley?

You must be a strong rider as I see no triples for those Sierra Mts.
Decent cogs on the Ridley tho'.


Welcome.

edit: i had a Marin Vicenza (older than yours) with Columbus Megatubes. Fast as scat and a bit harsh compared to any steel I have ridden.
Close guess, Penn Valley and no I don’t ride this hill infested area much, I prefer the flats around Sac, Clarksburg, Meridian..... did 42 on the American River Trail this morning. The Ridley is a joy when I do venture off road.
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welcome, sounds like you picked the right girl
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I like to fly on the flats, but have learned to live in the hills. Many of my vintage don't have the gear range to please, but enough DO - the quietness of a solitary climb is something to savor, if the legs/lungs don't get over-seasoned.
Rollin on the flats...

Empty, rural, paved bike trails in the sun = YUMMM

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Tomm Willians - you've gone carbon with the wheels, next step up is tubulars. Taping makes it easy. Best upgrade to hang with th gf.
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Hello fellow “seasoned” riders !
Originally Posted by Tomm Willians View Post
Not posting for any particular reason other than to say hello to my fellow retired (or close to) riders. A few pics of my stable which isn’t too bad but the gf has an even more impressive collection !
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welcome, sounds like you picked the right girl
Hi Tomm Willians,


Dittoes to all the above posts. Since you are such a well-appointed cyclist, if I may ask, how long have you been cycling? Myself, I’m a decades-long lifestyle cyclist (link): year-round commuter, road, and touring (with my wife, including a cross-country cycling honeymoon), and subscriber to Bike Forums since 2008.

You might find amusing these threads of historical interest (each linked to at least one of my posts, FWIW):

Anyone around during the Bike Boom of the 1970s? Tell me about your story!

50+ the way that it used to be

And for some current romantic intrigue, “Riding with a New Romantic Partner

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Old 05-26-20, 08:11 AM
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I’m new to this level of cycling, started about a year ago. I rode a budget level Jamis mountain bike for a few years with no clue how much work it was. After meeting the gf, she got involved in triathlons and it went crazy from there. I’m training for my first century (solo) to be attempted this fall when the weather has cooled.
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You know, I'm feeling compelled to reply to this thread. Good thing or a bad thing? Haven't decided, yet. I suppose that means I'm officially in the "older fart" category. Sixty-something, more or less.

Can't claim to have a stable of bikes anything like most folks. Have one I use frequently, one that's been put-up until upgrading, and evaluating having one built. (Which is about N-12 for many of the members here.)

Looks like you're having fun with those bikes. Those will certainly take you places in a hurry. Mine are more of plodding commuter types, by comparison.
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Old 05-26-20, 08:58 AM
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Welcome to the group! Feel free to add pics of yours and your GF's bikes to the "What do Old People Ride" thread.
My bikes......
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