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Just Got My First Road Bike!(7 posts)

Just Got My First Road Bike!Pirate27
Jul 1, 2002 2:07 PM
Hey all,

Well, after many more hours of reading and well as a long stay at my LBS with a series of test rides...I finally took the plunge on a road bike. I went with the Cannondale R700. The big choice was between the Super Black color scheme or the Red/White/Blue USA design. I decided to go with the Red/White/Blue. You know, the 4th of July this week, nationality, kinda unique design to it...figured why not? So, it is home now. Also got a cyclometer hooked up so I can keep track of my speed, miles, etc. Looking forward to taking her out tomorrow.

As I said before...I am new to road bikes, even the test rides were a bit sketchy at first, so I am going to a nice long, flat trail nearby to get used to her. No real climbing, no major turning, a nice, smooth route...should be good for getting the feel of it. Even after a few test rides I began to feel more comfortable and I ws having the most fun riding the Cannondale.

So...I have my tool (and I'll be adding accessories as I go) and now I am very excited that my road biking adventures begin. =)
sounds niceishmael
Jul 1, 2002 2:25 PM
I wouldve gone with the black. Dont expect to get used to it soon, even after riding for years I think a new bike takes a couple of months to really get used to. I recommend drinking a couple of beers at one this morning and taking high speed turns, that will speed up the process. Your taking her out tomorrow? Why arent you out there now?
re: Just Got My First Road Bike!bonsai171
Jul 1, 2002 4:21 PM
Red White and Blue is the way to go! I've seen those before, and they are SWEET! Have fun riding

Sweet Bike...wb
Jul 1, 2002 4:32 PM
Just picked up my first road ride a couple weeks ago (Trek 2200) and I never thought I'd say this but I think I may like it better than the mtb. When you get out there don't be surprised if the whole easy ride plan goes out the window and you find yourself flying down twisty back roads with an ear to ear grin on your face. Just a warning :)

re: Just Got My First Road Bike!rengaracchi
Jul 1, 2002 5:07 PM
Congratulations! I think you won't regret on this one. I recall that you said you were not thinking about racing or something of the sort. But, hey, who knows? You may find yourself in a triathlon suit in a couple of years from now. But I think what you bought will serve your purpose fine. I believe that mid-range bike that has a decent frame and solid components would suffice for almost anyone's purpose. It is difficult to get better than what your bike is capable of.
Congrats man, that's great!Ahimsa
Jul 1, 2002 5:47 PM
Glad to hear it. You are now officially hooked. There's no looking back, mark my words.

Ride on.

Way to go.PhatMatt
Jul 2, 2002 5:05 AM
Sounds good. Like one of the posters said now you are hooked. Just remember to be nice tot he MTB and atleast dust it once a month.