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New bike, etc.(4 posts)

New bike, etc.Rob March
Sep 30, 2002 7:21 AM
Hi all,

Well, I finally got my new ride. I spent many hours at the store on Friday, getting various gear to go with, and taking a test ride. I replaced my c. 1991 Univega hybrid with a 2003 Specialized Allez Elite. And now that I'm out of my brace (fractured wrist for those who remember my crash post from 6 weeks ago), I can finally ride for real.

I spent my healing time using a trainer 2-3 times/week for 30 minutes (hate it!) doing intervals for 15 minutes. I decided that I couldn't wait any longer, so I had to ride the new bike on Sunday. Took it out for a 21 mile jaunt, about half rolling hills, half flat. Averaged 15 mph, which I don't think is too shabby for the first 'real' ride in 6 weeks.

In any event, I'm psyched to be back in the saddle. I'm just a noob, but I hope to at least develop good endurance, if not great speed. And now that I've got a headlight and a taillight, I can commute even during the winter (here in Ventura, CA). Yay!

Rob

P.S. Sorry for the rambling post, but I don't really have anyone else who would understand my joy quite like this board.
Cool. Post a pic if you can! nmfbg111
Sep 30, 2002 8:40 AM
Cool. Post a pic if you can! nmRob March
Sep 30, 2002 10:45 AM
I don't have a picture, but here's the link to the picture on the Specialized website:

http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkModel.jsp?san=03AllezElite27&bl=road
re: New bike, etc.Rob March
Sep 30, 2002 12:28 PM
Forgot to mention, this being my first road bike, with my first road saddle, I was hurting after about 10 miles. Yowch! Hopefully, I'll acclimate quickly. Next ride is my commute on Wednesday (7.5 mi each way).