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Old 06-20-07, 05:54 AM
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A First for Me

First off just let me say that after 100 miles, I love my BMC. I can't believe how well this bike fits. So, last night at the end of my nightly 12 mile ride I made the turn onto the final hill leading to my subdivision. It's probably about .5 miles at a grade steep enough that I used to use the granny on my Trek. Just as I made the turn I shifted to 34-27 and looking up noticed a rider about halfway up. I decided to see how hard I could push so I shifted back to 34-25 and went as hard as I could. I caught the guy before the top and passed him. I have never seen him before and he was on a newer Trek 1500. The look on his face was priceless as I said "Hi" as I passed. It was like "I can't believe an old guy just passed me on this hill". What a great feeling for such a minor accomplishment. Did I say I love the BMC.

I got home and used about 16 tubes of BenGay and half a bottle of Advil.
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Old 06-20-07, 06:18 AM
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Hey, hey, hey, now that's the way to end a ride. I'm really glad your new bike is working out for you... maybe I'll consider buying some stock in the companies that manufacture Advil and BenGay.
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Old 06-20-07, 06:39 AM
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Cool!
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Old 06-20-07, 09:26 AM
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Riding Sunday on the Scott I had to go over a couple of FL hills (highway overpasses 3% grade). I noticed very quickly that the stiffer frame provided better climbing at less effort. Just by HR I was climbing at 5% less effort than in the past. The bike is also 5lbs lighter than my old bike.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by HopedaleHills
First off just let me say that after 100 miles, I love my BMC. I can't believe how well this bike fits. So, last night at the end of my nightly 12 mile ride I made the turn onto the final hill leading to my subdivision. It's probably about .5 miles at a grade steep enough that I used to use the granny on my Trek. Just as I made the turn I shifted to 34-27 and looking up noticed a rider about halfway up. I decided to see how hard I could push so I shifted back to 34-25 and went as hard as I could. I caught the guy before the top and passed him. I have never seen him before and he was on a newer Trek 1500. The look on his face was priceless as I said "Hi" as I passed. It was like "I can't believe an old guy just passed me on this hill". What a great feeling for such a minor accomplishment. Did I say I love the BMC.

I got home and used about 16 tubes of BenGay and half a bottle of Advil.
so your the fit basket that passed me on Sunday.

For those of you that don't know BMC's---- come to France.
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Old 06-20-07, 12:27 PM
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Keep on riding. It's great to know it'sworking for you.
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Old 06-20-07, 01:56 PM
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If you get turned on by passing, come to my place. You can pass me, stop, pass me again, stop, et al.

Did you stand up and hammer at any time during this pass?
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Old 06-20-07, 02:02 PM
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[QUOTE=HopedaleHills]Just as I made the turn I shifted to 34-27 and looking up noticed a rider about halfway up. I decided to see how hard I could push so I shifted back to 34-25 and went as hard as I could. I caught the guy before the top and passed him.QUOTE]

I guess you'll have to relinquish your hill turtle status.
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Old 06-20-07, 02:34 PM
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Great ride. I'm sure you'll need less BenGay and Advil as you progress
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Could you have executed a "poser pass"?
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Old 06-20-07, 03:11 PM
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Did you give him THE LOOK ?
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Old 06-20-07, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by The Weak Link
Could you have executed a "poser pass"?
Nope, I had on cargo shorts and a tee-shirt.
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