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kennyt 10-25-2007 08:23 AM

Cycling anyone?
Just wanted to see if anyone else is into bicycling around here. My wife and I both are cyclists and often take cycling trips, which not only is a great way to see a country, but gets you in shape and allows you to eat and drink all you want on vacation and NOT get fat, or at least not any fatter..... We have done Tuscany, Portugal, CA wine country (won't ever do another bike trip within the states!) and are considering another for this May.

Riding in Europe is so much different than the states. As a cyclist you are treated with respect! I can remember climbing one of the thousand or so 'hills' in Tuscany in a grannie gear on a road bike and hearing a car come flying up on me. Being used to the red-neck yelling at me to get on the sidewalk, I began to cringe. To my surprise the car slowed to my pathetically slow pace until he could safely pass. When he did, he gave me a polite toot of his horn and waved as he went by! There were so many things I loved about that trip to Italy, but I will never forget what it was like to cycle there!

Currently I ride a Seven Alaris built up with 2004 Campy Chorus 10, Campy Eurus wheels, Thompson post, Easton carbon bars all on top of Vredstein Fortezza Tricomp tires (once you try them, you will never go back... unless you ride tubulars...) a Chris King HS and Wound up (Seven) fork.

This is truly the most amazing bike I could ever imagine. I read a lot about Seven Cycles when I was shopping for my wifes new bike, and then mine, and they impressed me. When I asked them to fit my 6'6" 260# frame on a Ti bike that would ride like I wanted (BB as stiff as aluminuim and ride smoother than my steel Serotta CSi) they said no problem! I had my doubts, but let me tell you, the frame is SOLID, they not only met but exceeded my expectations, and to top it off, I got measured for the bike 12/14/2003 and was riding it 12/29/2003!!! No kidding, they made my frame and my shop got it built in 15 days!

What are you riding?

kennyt 10-27-2007 06:26 AM

Re: Cycling anyone?
No cyclists eh....

Silver Supra 10-27-2007 09:59 AM

Re: Cycling anyone?
Old school Specialized '98 S-works hardtail
Race Face carbon cranks
XTR / XT components
Manitou SX Ti fork

kennyt 10-27-2007 10:43 AM

Re: Cycling anyone?
I had to give up on MTB as my knees didn't like all the jumping I did, so now I ride road, faster, easier, go further, different....

kennyt 03-24-2008 12:39 PM

Re: Cycling anyone?
I am doing some locums work in Mongomery Alabama and got to go for a ride Saturday morning that was simply amazing! It was all rolling hills (except for some really long climbs) with speeds of up to 42 on descents, down to 6 on ascents though..... Barely saw a car and when I did, they were respectful to cyclists.

Over 35 miles in 2 hours I only had to clip out once! I wish I had more rides like this in Florida!

rolexdaytona 03-24-2008 03:51 PM

Re: Cycling anyone?
I ride also. I wish I could get out more often though. Work takes up much of my time.I have a Cannondale R5000, Dura-Ace group set, Mavic SL wheels, FSA carbon handlebars and Look pedals. Every year I meet my cousin (he had a Seven also) in Lancaster PA and ride with him, his wife and friends of ours. I agree people in the states don't respect cyclist's rights to ride on the same road as them. I almost got put into a brand new car by an old lady. Then on my way home a dumbass B*&tch had the nerve to slow her car down to the point were she was going as fast as me just to tell me and I quote " Get the F**K of the road AS*****E!" and sped off. I wasn't even in her way?! I was almost hugging the curb. What I like the most is when a jackass yells out " F**ing Fa**ot" when I'm riding, at a stop sign or at a light cause I have on my cycling tights. Then speeds off. If he(it's always been guys)had any balls he would say it when I was off my bike and stretching after a ride.

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