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Old 10-31-08, 06:13 PM
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Bought the new bike

Well I went and picked up the new bikes after work today bought the Cannondale Six13-3 for the young wife and the Six13-5 for me. We had test rode the Specialized Roubaix, the Allez and the Giant Defy advance but just fell in love with the Cannondales. The LBS gave us a good deal At least I belive he did, We got the Six13-3 for 1550 and the Six 13-5 for 1325, He put cat Eye computers on both bikes and we got Shimano pedals and shoes included in the price. We will do our best to post (not pist) pictures tomorrow after we are done riding. It is supposed to be 70 so we should have a great day to ride.
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Congratulations on finding and purchasing a pair of bikes you love. May the two of you enjoy many happy miles together!
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That's great.

Have fun, and pist poctures.
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It is supposed to be 70 so we should have a great day to ride.

Today was really good for riding. I got a 30 miler in after being called in for a disaster drill. Tomorrow will be a stellar day for riding ----- enjoy those new bikes, don't forget the pictures. Lp
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Getting ready to go on the maiden voyage on the new bikes, well the first ride since they became ours. We did 55 miles last week on them as a test ride. Pray for us since this ride will be our first ever experiance with clipless pedals, if we make it back alive and uninjured we will post some pictures.
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Old 11-01-08, 06:58 AM
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Can't wait for the pics AND your "happenings" with the clipless pedals...that is how you like them..
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Originally Posted by dguest View Post
Getting ready to go on the maiden voyage on the new bikes, well the first ride since they became ours. We did 55 miles last week on them as a test ride. Pray for us since this ride will be our first ever experiance with clipless pedals, if we make it back alive and uninjured we will post some pictures.
aH YES ---- two NEW inducties to Club Toombay; ----- welcome aboard. Lp
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Old 11-01-08, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Spinz@50 View Post
aH YES ---- two NEW inducties to Club Toombay; ----- welcome aboard. Lp
Naaa- These are "Dales"- not your common Roubaix- Madones or TCR's. Dale Riders don't have to join Club Tombay- They are honorary members just by looking at them.
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We are back and will be taking some pictures of the bikes soon this afternoon. I do not qualify for club Toombay yet sorry, I am disappointed but Judy has Where do we get her application? She fell twice, The first was just standind at a stop sign, had the right foot unclipped and the left foot still clipped and while standing there just fell over to the left side. The second was starting aout after a quick water break again with right unclipped and left clipped she fell to the left in the middle of the road. This one put minor scratches on the left brake lever and the rear cam lock handle. Oh yeah she also got a bloody elbow from that one. We only did 20 miles because we have a few chores we have to complete today and are going to a hockey game tonight.
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Need pics of the blood- so if it has been cleaned up- send her out on the bike again. By the sound of it- won't be long before you can get the first action picture of Entry to Club Tombay.
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Need pics of the blood- so if it has been cleaned up- send her out on the bike again. By the sound of it- won't be long before you can get the first action picture of Entry to Club Tombay.
Qualifications for President maybe? Lp
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Very many congratulations on the new bikes. Enjoy 'em - many happy miles ahead, I trust.

I hope Judy isn't deterred. I'm sure you set the tension to the slackest?

My first ever try on clipless was on a borrowed bike from a friend - I borrowed his shoes. He's a very strong rider, sets the tension quite firm - and wears size 12 shoes, whereas I wear size 9. I knew all about (in theory) how to release, but all the heel swivelling just meant that my foot swivelled inside the firmly attached shoe.

Had to lean against a lamp post and take the shoe off - otherwise I'd still be riding now 2 years later
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Qualifications for President maybe? Lp
lets see if these pictures post, got pictures of the elbow but she refused to allow me to take pictures of the bruise on her left buttock or the skinned knee she found when she took the tights off.
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Sorry to hear about the blood. Happy to hear about the new bikes. As the voluntary Membership Motivation Coordinator...............my work is done here......
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Ouch.

Your turn to make dinner.

Kiss it better?
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Congrats on the new bikes and here's hoping you both stay upright
from now on.

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The thing is I make dinner 90% of the time, I enjoy cooking but the kissing to make it better is a possability
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Originally Posted by dguest View Post
lets see if these pictures post, got pictures of the elbow but she refused to allow me to take pictures of the bruise on her left buttock or the skinned knee she found when she took the tights off.
Can I get a second? Glad there was no serious injury!! Lp
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