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    Road Cycling

    Anyone road bike? Purchased a used bike last night I found on Craigslist. Figured it'd be a good exercise to incorporate into my running. I also assumed my legs would be reasonably developed from running.... Nope - Completly wrong. The bike kicked my butt this morning

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    I do some on road and off road as part of a bike medic team...

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    I started biking back in mid March. Put in 2800 miles over the summer averaged about 32 miles per ride. Started as a replacement to running as I was having hip and back pain and figured it would be much easier on the old body (61yrs old). Had to put the bike away for the winter will be looking forward to spring.
    Was hoping to see some weight loss but that really didn't happen so on to plan "B" well okay by now plan "Z"

    Al

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    Put in 2800 miles over the summer averaged about 32 miles per ride.
    Good deal! Ive got quite a ways to go to average 32miles/ride.

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    going out to get a bike today-thinking hybrid-can't run, walk very far or do aerobic class with surgically fused ankle(not enough pain meds in world)-SOFL seems to lend itself to biking(its flat & has decent weather, until summer)-plus can toss it in equipment compartment of truck when OTR so i have alternative transportation at destination
    if it has tires or testicles, eventually it is going to give you trouble

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    screw these bike shops! 400 for a one speed with coaster brakes? i can buy a new steel & still have the bucks to get a bike from walmart/target-its going to live in the horse van for gods sake! for 400 , it better pedal itself!!(my last bike was a schwinn(SP)stingray, so you get the picture)
    if it has tires or testicles, eventually it is going to give you trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubagirlj View Post
    screw these bike shops! 400 for a one speed with coaster brakes? i can buy a new steel & still have the bucks to get a bike from walmart/target-its going to live in the horse van for gods sake! for 400 , it better pedal itself!!(my last bike was a schwinn(SP)stingray, so you get the picture)
    That Schwinn Stingray would probably cost 400 these days. Cool bike though
    Rick

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    You pay for quality. Im in the same boat however. I watched Craigslist for a while before finding something I could let my self plunk down the cash for. My road bike, even new, cost less than $400. It's one of the (if not the) cheapest road bike you can get. It's a little slower up hills, shifts a little rough, and will probably be a little heavier on the maintenance side... But it serves it's purpose and left me cash to spend on other hobbies.

    Also, Walmart.com has a decent selection of lower end bikes and will ship to a store near you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishfood View Post
    You pay for quality. I'm in the same boat however. I watched Grisliest for a while before finding something I could let my self plunk down the cash for. My road bike, even new, cost less than $400. It's one of the (if not the) cheapest road bike you can get. It's a little slower up hills, shifts a little rough, and will probably be a little heavier on the maintenance side... But it serves it's purpose and left me cash to spend on other hobbies.

    Also, Walmart.com has a decent selection of lower end bikes and will ship to a store near you.
    Judy:

    Fish food is absolutely correct. I can out pace my lifeguard buddies when they ride there Pee Wee Herman bikes. At least for 10 or 12 miles. Like the split fin discussions who wants to go fast, especially if it is for fitness. I use mine for transportation too. On the fitness side, I can get the same work out by going faster and farther. That equals fun so I am more motivated to do it.

    I'm riding one of these:
    Specialized Bicycle Components : Sirrus Sport
    worth every penny. A road bike soon.

    Both the local shops I have purchased my bikes from provide a free annual service/tuneup for life.
    Tim "The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman... a man of honor and courage... a man of zeal, yet humble... an intelligent man...a man of truth... one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God."

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    Biking is supposed to help you lose weight, if I was to ride to work it would be 10 miles one way.

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