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Old 03-20-08, 05:38 PM
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First ride on my new Sherpa 30

It finally warmed to a balmy +1 today so I finally got my new Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 on the road. I did remove the B17 as it isn't broken in yet and it is quite slushy and wet.
Anyway, now that I have ridden this new bike I don't really know if I will be riding my other older touring bikes as much. Rocky really did a nice job on the riding position. Just enough weight on the hands but most on the seat. Really quite nice.
One thing it does have over my other bikes is the sloping top tube which is very handy when standing at a stop.
Having never used brifters before I was expecting a ratchety-clunky shifting mechanism but this was nothing but smooth. I will keep these shifters until they break or wear out before I swap them out for bar-ends.
I have a Tubus Cargo and Tara coming from the Touring Store but I haven't decided on luggage yet.
I can hardly wait for my June tour.

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Old 03-20-08, 07:04 PM
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Very nice! Here's to many more great rides. I really like the Rocky Mountain Sherpas.
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Old 03-20-08, 08:39 PM
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Wow, it looks like Saskatchewan has less snow than Ottawa at the moment. I got fed up with waiting to ride my new Sherpa until the snow cleared so I took it out the other day too. VERY nice ride. Is that an '08? I see your 853 sticker is in a different place than mine.
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Wow, it looks like Saskatchewan has less snow than Ottawa at the moment. I got fed up with waiting to ride my new Sherpa until the snow cleared so I took it out the other day too. VERY nice ride. Is that an '08? I see your 853 sticker is in a different place than mine.
You guys down east have a serious amount of snow. We have had a hard, cold winter but not as much snow as the east.
Yes, my Sherpa is an 08'. I was told they moved the Reynolds 853 sticker to make it a bit more prominent.
My Sherpa is no longer clean and new after the ride. But the fenders worked very well at keeping me dry.
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Glad to see you finally get out to ride that spiffy new bike. How did the pedals work?
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Old 03-20-08, 09:40 PM
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Glad to see you finally get out to ride that spiffy new bike. How did the pedals work?
The pedals work fine. They are not as stiff to get into as the originals. Well worth the upgrade.
And I never fell over, although I did pull my right foot out well in advance of stopping.

Did you get out today?
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Not today. I had a rather late night last night, so needed some sleep. I have got in some good early season rides this week though. Hopefully tomorrow will be nice so I can get a good one in.
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Old 03-20-08, 11:56 PM
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A year or so after buying my Sherpa 30... I still love it. I rode all through the winter (just Seattle rain) and commute 4-5 days a week on it. It's smoooooooooothhhh! I did splurge for a road bike for club rides cuz of the climbs... but the sherpa is a much smoother ride than my carbon fiber road bike.
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Nice ride there richoman. I am sure you will enjoy the miles on your new machine.
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Very nice! Where are you going on your June tour?
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Very, very nice!
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