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Forum: Southeast
08-13-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By samersereau

North Myrtle Beach Rides - Any Suggestions

I'll be spending the week of 8/16-8/23 vacationing in North Myrtle Beach.

I am hoping to ride a few days. Any ideas as to some local low traffic roads to hit? I am looking for some 20-30 milers....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By samersereau

If you use Mac then get "Ascent" for sure. I...

If you use Mac then get "Ascent" for sure. I have the 305 as well and it works perfectly.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,437
Posted By samersereau

I must admit that $4.00 gas was an original...

I must admit that $4.00 gas was an original incentive for me but I am passed that now. Honestly, if gas were to drop to $2.00 I would still be riding.

I am on week 4 of commuting via/bike. This...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By samersereau

Thanks so much for the suggestions guys!!! I...

Thanks so much for the suggestions guys!!!

I ended up going with a North Face "Hotshot" backpack. Its perfect. It has 2 sets of cinch straps so I can wear it tight to my back.

I also took...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,113
Posted By samersereau

Chief of Staff

I serve as a chief of staff to a New Jersey State Legislator. Its nice to breath some fresh air in the morning before diving into the cesspool of NJ Politics.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By samersereau

Flat tire AGAIN!!??

Guys, I relatively new to the road bike world. I've been riding on my new cannondale for about 1 month now.

I was already to ride to work this morning to find I had another flat tire.

This is...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,519
Posted By samersereau

Today was my first ever commute by bike. I have...

Today was my first ever commute by bike. I have to say what really inspired me to finally make the jump as the fact that I have such little time to ride at night thus pushing my rides to the...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By samersereau

My first commute - Thanks BF

Today was my first ever ride to work.

I loved it!!

The link below shows my 7.0 commute. With traffic it takes me about 27 mins. Thats only 10 more then my car!!! As you can see, its all down...
05-27-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,864
Posted By samersereau

Cannondale Synapse 5

Here's mine... just several weeks old...

http://samersereau.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p325277826-5.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 39,973
Posted By samersereau

6'0 and 58 cm

6'0 and 58 cm
Forum: Commuting
05-25-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By samersereau

Laptop + Clothes + Shoes = ??cubic inches??

So I have decided to start riding to work!! - Thanks OPEC (No I won't blame the oil execs, as congress and the media suggest) Just kidding, I will still be riding to work when gas is back to 2.25....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,375
Posted By samersereau

Achilles Popping Sensation

Lately I have been experiencing a "popping sensation" in my achilles after a long ride. Its not necessarily painful or anything, but it does cause me concern. I normally feel it more as I am going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,716
Posted By samersereau

I just recently purchased my first road bike ('08...

I just recently purchased my first road bike ('08 Synapse 5) and i had to decide between a compact double and the triple.

I have to say, being a Clyde and a newbie that lives in a rather hilly...
05-05-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By samersereau

I did a 38 miler on Sunday. My legs were a bit...

I did a 38 miler on Sunday. My legs were a bit warm but my achilles were indeed sore as heck!!
Forum: Foo
05-05-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,185
Posted By samersereau

Yeah, what's he gonna do? Nibble your bum??

Yeah, what's he gonna do? Nibble your bum??
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,045
Posted By samersereau

I got what is probably a stock response... ...

I got what is probably a stock response...

If you have not personally witnessed the local vehicular and school bus traffic on Garretson Road in the 30 minutes of time before and after school, and...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,045
Posted By samersereau

Or better yet, how about an email to the...

Or better yet, how about an email to the principal. A simple google brought up this email address for Principal James Riccobono of Bridgewater-Raritan HS.

jriccobono@brrsd.k12.nj.us

Please...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,045
Posted By samersereau

Very disheartening. By the way, I was born...

Very disheartening.

By the way, I was born and raised in Fanwood, and I currently live in Watchung.
Forum: Foo
04-30-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,416
Posted By samersereau

Paul Simon - Graceland was one of the first...

Paul Simon - Graceland was one of the first albums that really caught my attention. I remember sitting in my room listening to the melody lines and memorizing lyrics for hours on end.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By samersereau

+1 for Mapmyride

+1 for Mapmyride
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By samersereau

Tarmac is more of a racing form, while synapse is...

Tarmac is more of a racing form, while synapse is more comfort. Not that you can't do both with either...
04-28-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By samersereau

Specialized Avatar

I have the Specialized Avatar and I LOVE it!! I haven't tried the Brooks 17 but it also gets rave reviews around here. Just make sure you get your seat bones measured. Any good LBS will have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By samersereau

They are the Shimano A530 pedals, with a flat...

They are the Shimano A530 pedals, with a flat platform on one side and the SPD cleat on the other. I transfered them over from my hybrid. I'll probably get a road cleat/shoe eventually.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By samersereau

Heres what I took of the drive side. I forgot to...

Heres what I took of the drive side. I forgot to take off that big yellow sticker...

http://samersereau.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p1047423797-4.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By samersereau

Where in "central jersey" are you? How ever far,...

Where in "central jersey" are you? How ever far, its worth the trip. I am kind of partial to the branch in Stirling but only because its more local. Either one is fine though. Stirling is just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-08, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By samersereau

OP Here

Just to clarify...

Its a 58 frame. What I mean by "too much bike for me" and "grow into it" is the fact that its such a nice bike for a noobie like me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-08, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By samersereau

Thanks BF..!! First Road Bike + Pics!!

For the last few weeks I have been tapping into the infinite wisdom possessed by you all.

Thanks so much for everything, I really appreciate all the advise and suggestions.

After much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By samersereau

OP Here

I didn't want to spoil the news until I had some pics to post but since you asked...

As of 5:00PM today I will be the proud owner of a Cannondale Synapse 5. I test rode it last night and LOVED...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,403
Posted By samersereau

I'm getting one and putting it towards my first...

I'm getting one and putting it towards my first road bike. Afterall, we are supposed to spend it arn't we??
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By samersereau

OP Here

You are quite right...

I hope hoping for an obvious winner.

Let me add some more questions into the mix.

Should I choose based on warranty?? Both have lifetime, but I understand that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By samersereau

OP Here...

Thanks for the replies.

Anyone else care to weigh in??

Thanks in advance
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By samersereau

A Tally - Synapse 5 vs. Roubaix Elite

OK... I know, I have said in previous threads that I have made up my mind, but after test riding tonight I am definitely choosing between these 2. Please let me know what you think as I intend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By samersereau

Compact Double - Grip Shift Triple Comparison

I have decided to purchase a Specialized Roubaix Elite, but I need to figure out if I need compact double or triple...

The only comparison I have is what I currently ride. A 2002 Trek 7500 Hybrid...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By samersereau

OP Here...Changing my mind...

OP Here...

Just to update. Although this indeed seems like a great deal I think I may pass up on it. Here's why... Please let me know what you think.

While my original budget was...

$1300...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By samersereau

Good point. But keep in mind he doesn't have it...

Good point. But keep in mind he doesn't have it ticketed at $1600. I forget what he has it at but its not that low.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By samersereau

Sorry, I am kind of an noob still. So your...

Sorry, I am kind of an noob still. So your saying if I add a flipped up stem, the bike will ride a bit more like a Roubaix?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By samersereau

If I do this, will the Tarmac have a similar ride...

If I do this, will the Tarmac have a similar ride to the Roubaix or Synapse for that matter?

I plan to do mostly long casual rides on rolling hills, after reading a ton of threads about "Roubaix...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By samersereau

I understand what he meant, I do need to loose...

I understand what he meant, I do need to loose some weight (Down 21 in 2 1/2 months) I am sure that we help quite a bit in getting me up those hills.

In regards to your last questions. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By samersereau

Am I Crazy to Pass-up on This? $1600 '05 Tarmac Comp... but its double...

Let me start by saying... Sorry for posting a new thread even though I have one already going, but I just found an "offer I can't refuse" or os it seems.

I have been looking to make my first road...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By samersereau

OP Here..

A few questions added in light of responses...

1. From what I gather in the above responses, it is indeed true that although 58cm is "ideal" for me, I will fit just fine in the 56 (assuming I...
04-22-08, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By samersereau

Way to go Tom!! This clyde is doing my first...

Way to go Tom!!

This clyde is doing my first sprint tri on June 8th!!

http://greenbrookracing.com/docsok.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By samersereau

I ride about 2 to 3x a week on hilly roads. ...

I ride about 2 to 3x a week on hilly roads.

1 x 30-40 miles.
1 to 2x 10-20 miles.

I have to say I noticed a SLIGHT difference in the gear shifters. It seemed the 105 was a cleaner shift. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By samersereau

Tough Call and Frame Size Question - Does 2cm Matter?

I finally decided on purchasing a Cannondale Synapse 6. Upon going to my LBS tonight for one final ride, I noticed that they had an '07 Synapse Alloy 2 on sale (I hadn't noticed it before). So here...
04-20-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By samersereau

Not to poo poo your idea, because it is clever,...

Not to poo poo your idea, because it is clever, but do you have any idea how slow glaciers move?? Sounds like a team I would be on...

Hehehe
04-20-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By samersereau

Polar Heart Rate Monitor cs200cad

Any clydes use this? I just wanted to make sure that the monitor strap will fit around my broad chest. I am 260 pounds and wear a 3xl shirt and a 50 jacket I believe.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By samersereau

I want to spend $1500 max (stimulus package check...

I want to spend $1500 max (stimulus package check amount. Thanks GWB and Congress. Afterall, I am supposed to spend it arn't I??)I'll probably end up going for the Synapse 6 and using the $200...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By samersereau

OP here

Looks like I have some choices to make...

Either spend $200 more for 105s or not. OHH I forgot, it also has additional break levers on the top. Anyone think that would be at all helpful?? I kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By samersereau

Thanks for the suggestion. What is the benefit...

Thanks for the suggestion. What is the benefit of a fixed head tube? I would think that a spacer provides more option...no??
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By samersereau

OP Here... I was told that the sport makes...

OP Here...

I was told that the sport makes you ride in more of an upright position. So you are saying that if I had the same handlebar stem, It would be nearly an identical riding position? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By samersereau

Very helpful, a wealth of informations. Thanks...

Very helpful, a wealth of informations. Thanks indeed.
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