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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Okay, since everyone else is posting pix of their ride ...

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Your guess is a good as mine!
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Your guess is a good as mine!
llamas? kinda looks like them
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beautiful.... i was in pensylvania last year and was very pleasantly surprised at the amazing scenery i found there!
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No, those are alpacas.
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Originally posted by D*Alex
No, those are alpacas.
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Hey, bac, this pic is taken with digital camera, isn't it?
If so, what resolution does the camera have?
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So where's the bike?
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Hey, bac, this pic is taken with digital camera, isn't it?
If so, what resolution does the camera have?
Yup - it's my new Cannon Powershot S400. It is 4.1 Magapixels with a 3X optical zoom. It's very compact, so it's easy to carry on the bike.

FYI, I had to decrease the size and resolution of these pix to comply with the max 100k file size of uploads to this site. The original pictures have an amazing resolution!
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So where's the bike?
Sorry, I should have put the bike in @ least one of my photos! Anywho, since you asked, I'll attach a pic of the bike, and my new saddle. Unfortunately, these pix are not ride pix.
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Where did you get such a kickin' saddle ?? I need one of those, but in red and black !

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I dig the old fashioned motor-less lawn mower next to the bike!!

The bike's not bad, either!
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Where did you get such a kickin' saddle ?? I need one of those, but in red and black !

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Can I interest you in one of these! Actually, I ordered my directly from Italy, as I couldn't find a vendor who carried these Extralight saddles. Here is where I started the quest:

Click Me!!!

I ended up faxing my order, and got the saddle about 2 weeks later.

It was worth the hastle!
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Originally posted by gonesh9
I dig the old fashioned motor-less lawn mower next to the bike!!
I do too since I also have one. The only problem is that it doesn't handle certain types of weeds very well or tall grass that you've neglected for weeks because you've been too busy out on rides.

Originally posted by gonesh9
The bike's not bad, either!
Same opinion here... those retro Trek graphics are nice.
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Originally posted by bac
Can I interest you in one of these! Actually, I ordered my directly from Italy, as I couldn't find a vendor who carried these Extralight saddles. Here is where I started the quest:

Click Me!!!

I ended up faxing my order, and got the saddle about 2 weeks later.

It was worth the hastle!
Wow, that is really cool. I'm not going to order one yet as I should probably see how the (ugly) saddle that my bike comes with feels, but those look really nice. Is it comfortable? Is it really just $49 like the webpage says?
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Originally posted by bac
Can I interest you in one of these! Actually, I ordered my directly from Italy, as I couldn't find a vendor who carried these Extralight saddles. Here is where I started the quest:

Click Me!!!

I ended up faxing my order, and got the saddle about 2 weeks later.

It was worth the hastle!
Bac,

How is the saddle ?? pretty comfy ?

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I think it is 49 british pounds... about $79 USD... I am so getting one if bac says it is comfy.. that will look pimpin' on my new Lemond when i build it up... in red !

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I think it is 49 british pounds... about $79 USD... I am so getting one if bac says it is comfy.. that will look pimpin' on my new Lemond when i build it up... in red !

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Yup, it ended up being $79 + shipping.

As for the all important comfort factor, all our behinds are shaped a bit differently, so my opinion may not be the same as yours. Okay, disclaimer over! I only have about 150-175 miles on the saddle thus far, and this saddle, while certainly not plush, works well and seems to get a bit better with every mile. I, however, am going to withhold judgement until I get a few more miles on it.

Talk to me again in June!
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cool deal bac,

Saddles are soo hard to figure out... what is good.. what is not... I have a somewhat skinny butt... I am about 168 lbs at 5'10"... I'll tlak to tou in a few weeks and see how it's going.. but it looks sweet :-) I told my wife/financial advisor... and she just looked at me and rolled her eyes

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Originally posted by D*Alex
No, those are alpacas.
so uh... why would one raise alpacas?
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