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Old 01-07-07, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hello from this portly fella in Allen TX

I'm the typical runner story; my knees have worn out so time to make riding my primary excersise. I promised myself a real roadbike as soon as I could ride 25 miles on my '99 Trek 820. I've had several 25+ mile rides over the past couple of weeks, including today, so it's time for a grownup bike.

My favorite test rides have been on the Lemond Alpe d'Huez, the Trek 1500 and 2100 and Pilot 2.1. I just have to make up my mind. Any advise? I'm 6'4" 230lbs.

I plan to ride the Hotter'n hell this August. I've run a couple of marathons so a century seems right.

Check out my avitar - yea It's my left wrist getting screwed, I fell off my bike and broke it last year.

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Old 01-07-07, 01:00 PM   #2
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Hey Rick...welcome aboard. Those are all nice bikes. The Pilot might be the best compromise between road bike for speed and road bike for comfort. Check out the Clydesdale posts; there is one going right now from a guy of your build who was asking for thoughts on the Pilot as well. The concensus was that it would be a great bike for sure.

A buddy just bought a 1500. That is a really nice entry level road bike, no doubt. Ride them and see what feels right for you.

And whatever you decide, keep riding!
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