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09-13-13, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Rak73

My wife (on her blue Norco) and I (on my...

My wife (on her blue Norco) and I (on my grey/green Sirrus) will be there! Have a great ride!
08-12-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rak73

You are soooo right!! She tried a few different...

You are soooo right!! She tried a few different bikes, and I really wanted her to pick the slightly more expensive one (better components) but in the end she chose the one that felt right to her (of...
07-30-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rak73

She did find that being petite some of the bikes...

She did find that being petite some of the bikes where too heavy or just "didn't role smoothly". She really liked the way the NORCO fit her, she ended up getting the XSmall size and our LBS did a...
07-30-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rak73

After trying out several bikes she ended up...

After trying out several bikes she ended up getting the NORCO VFR4. She really loves it and it looks like we could be on our way to biking together which is the ultimate goal :)
07-25-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Rak73

Helps greatly! Did you get your bikes from Mill...

Helps greatly! Did you get your bikes from Mill Town? I think that is the closest Giant seller near me.
07-24-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rak73

No not yet. We are hoping to look at Giants...

No not yet. We are hoping to look at Giants tomorrow. We will take a look at that one for sure. Thanks!
07-24-13, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rak73

Thanks Ron. Do you think the extra $150 for the...

Thanks Ron. Do you think the extra $150 for the Specialized is worth it?
07-23-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Rak73

A bike for my wife... Suggestions?

Hi Forum,

I am looking for a bike for my wife and was hoping this group might be able to help.

We are looking to keep a budget of close to $500. My wife hasn't been on a bike for 20 years...
07-23-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Rak73

Bike for my wife

Hi Forum,

I am looking for a bike for my wife and was hoping this group might be able to help.

We are looking to keep a budget of close to $500. My wife hasn't been on a bike for 20 years and...
07-19-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Rak73

Thank you. I guess I need to get riding :)

Thank you. I guess I need to get riding :)
07-19-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Rak73

Thanks everyone for the great input. I now know...

Thanks everyone for the great input. I now know that I need to work on my cardio and cadence.
07-19-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Rak73

Spining or Mashing?

As I start to ride longer distances, I wanted to see if there is a better more efficient way to peddle. I am good for about 30km but then get my legs get tired. It could just be that I need to get...
07-19-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,702
Posted By Rak73

Excellent! I don't feel so stupid now, since...

Excellent! I don't feel so stupid now, since obviously the question comes up a fair bit. Guess I had better start training for the longer runs. I am very fortunate in that I live in a place with...
07-18-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,702
Posted By Rak73

Great stuff. Thank you!

Great stuff. Thank you!
07-18-13, 11:51 AM
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Views: 6,702
Posted By Rak73

How far can you ride a Hybrid?

I know this is a silly question, but can I take my Hybrid on a 100km run? I am just not sure what the limitations are for a hybrid or why folks ride road bikes for long runs rather than taking their...
07-17-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,697
Posted By Rak73

Depending on what kind of riding you are going to...

Depending on what kind of riding you are going to do. I would suggest sticking to a hybrid rather than a mountain bike, much lighter and faster for the road and packed trails.

Here is the...
07-16-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rak73

I hope you like it! I have a Specialized Elite...

I hope you like it! I have a Specialized Elite and love riding it!
07-16-13, 09:17 AM
07-16-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rak73

I bought the Specialized Elite a couple of weeks...

I bought the Specialized Elite a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. I tried a few other including Trek, but found the ergonomics of this bike to be ideal for me. Its light weight and a...
07-15-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,767
Posted By Rak73

Wanderer is right! If it fits and is...

Wanderer is right! If it fits and is comfortable, enjoy the riding!

For the record, I have a Sirrus and am 5'7". I ended up getting a small, but easily have bought the medium. There really...
07-15-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Rak73

I ended up splurging a bit more than I wanted and...

I ended up splurging a bit more than I wanted and got the Sirrus Elite (I am very very happy with the purchase and going over my budget was worth it!).
07-13-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Rak73

That's great! Thank you Lucille!

That's great! Thank you Lucille!
07-13-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Rak73

You are very welcome! To follow up on this, I...

You are very welcome! To follow up on this, I just went back to my LBS to have them tweek some things. I found the top of my shoulders were a little sore. When I mentioned it to bike store, they...
07-10-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Rak73

Thanks Lucille! I would love to change the tires...

Thanks Lucille! I would love to change the tires but I just bought the bike and i'm not sure I can spend any more on it right now! I will go and check out some of the paths and see, plus I am going...
07-10-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rak73

Hi Spin! No problem at all! I don't think it...

Hi Spin! No problem at all! I don't think it would be a problem. It is a social ride so you can really control your pace, plus I find with anything like this, adrenaline kicks in and you can...
07-10-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rak73

I appreciate your advice, but I don't think I...

I appreciate your advice, but I don't think I would be able to do 100km in just 2 months from now! I have literally just started training and feel good about going 60km, but 100km would be pushing...
07-09-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rak73

Thank you! I believe my tires are 28....they say...

Thank you! I believe my tires are 28....they say (700/28) on them. The link to the race is http://www.mississaugacycling.ca/tour. The reason I am hesitant is because it says they will feature the...
07-09-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rak73

LOL Thanks! I guess I should mention that I am...

LOL Thanks! I guess I should mention that I am in ok shape. After these rides my legs are actually ok, but man does my butt hurt!! I guess I have to work in my seat! I appreciate the advice, I...
07-08-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rak73

Tour de Mississauga - Need your advice!

Hi everyone,

Now that I am back to cycling, I am thinking of riding in the Tour de Mississauga.

This is a local, non-competitive, social ride. Perfect for me to attempt 60km!

My question is...
07-08-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Rak73

Tour de Mississauga

I have just started cycling again after 15 years and am really enjoying it.

I was recently put onto the Tour de Mississauga, which I know is not a race but a more social ride, which sounds like...
07-07-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By Rak73

Wonderful and inspirational story! Thanks for...

Wonderful and inspirational story! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your new hobby!
07-06-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Rak73

A newbies perspective on fitting

Hi forum!

So I picked up my bike this morning from my LBS. Last night I was stressing about picking up my bike and not knowing anything about fitting, what questions to ask or what to look for.
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07-06-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Rak73

Good luck! I just bought my first bike and...

Good luck! I just bought my first bike and picked it up today. I am 5'6" and stocky and wanted a mostly road bike. I tried a few and ended up getting a Specialized Sirrus. nice ride, comfortable...
07-06-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Rak73

Thank you both for the advice. T minus 2 hours,...

Thank you both for the advice. T minus 2 hours, and now I have a better understanding of what a bike fitting is!
07-05-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Rak73

Picking up first bike in 15 years tomorrow morning...PLEASE HELP!

I am picking up my bike tomorrow (the first one in 15 years!). It is a Specialized Sirrus Elite. My LBS said they will fit the bike to me, but as I am new to biking I have no idea what it means to...
07-05-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Rak73

I had a similar dilemma. I ended up...

I had a similar dilemma.

I ended up looking at a few different bikes Trek, Cannondale, etc but eventually went with the Specialized Sirrus Elite. I really comes down to what you feel...
07-04-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rak73

Thanks T Ride! Yes I will post a picture for...

Thanks T Ride! Yes I will post a picture for sure. Love the feeling of being a part of this community. Treadtread - Got the helmet and my LBS was kind enough to give me a map of all the trails...
07-03-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rak73

ok...new bike ordered and I am super excited for...

ok...new bike ordered and I am super excited for it to come in! My wife is going to drop me off to the store to pick it up (hopefully Monday), the LBS will fit me/it and then the most important...
07-02-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rak73

I can see why! Shame its out of my budget!

I can see why! Shame its out of my budget!
07-02-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rak73

Thanks Flan48! I did try the Trek and...

Thanks Flan48! I did try the Trek and Cannondale....did get to try the Giant though. I was worried about spending too much on a bike considering I am just getting into riding after so long and that...
07-01-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rak73

Specialzed Sirrus Elite - your thoughts?

Hi Group!

I am returning to biking after 15 years and have been to my local bike store. Let me tell you a bit about myself and then perhaps give me your thoughts on if you think the Specialized...
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