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Anybody make their Christmas which list yet?(18 posts)

Anybody make their Christmas which list yet?853
Oct 14, 2002 8:48 AM
My wife asked for one this weekend.
Let's see:
Dura-Ace/Open pro wheels
bibs and jerseys
Giro Pneumo helmet
and a heart-rate monitor.

She got me back into cycling by giving me a road bike Christmas of 2000
Christams of 2001 she gave me a Mountain bike
Two years of riding this christmas!!
Oct 14, 2002 9:04 AM
A I already got my gift :) I was born on the 24th, so it is a combo deal.

Giant NRS MTB frame. I just cant build it up until after the 25th.
853 please resdPEDDLEFOOT
Oct 14, 2002 9:12 AM
I want a trainer for a little indoor riding once the snow starts to fall.I was looking at the CycleOps Mag.If you or any body know of a good one for under 250.00 please make a recommendation on this post.

Does your 853 screen name signify that your frame is 853 steel?I was thinking of buying one.How do you like yours?
853 please resd853
Oct 14, 2002 9:23 AM
I had an 853 steel bike. I liked it for longer rides but at my weight it was just to flexy - sprinting and climbing.
I now have a Cannondale which is perfect for what I use it for, Crit racing. If I was going to get a bike to do centuries and or long training rides then 853 steel is awesome.
Centuries are what I like.Thanks!PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 14, 2002 9:46 AM
2nd the nomination of 853 for long rides. nmdzrider
Oct 14, 2002 11:50 AM
Oct 14, 2002 10:31 AM
Yesterday, after coming home from a 'girls' trip, my wife suggested, no, insisted, that I plan a weeklong cycling trip next spring/summer. When I went to Colorado last summer, she said I came back a much happier person. I covered all this in a thread last week entitled: "I love my wife".

So my Christmas list: time. Time to go on my trip (still looking for suggestions: see the Rides and Clubs board). Time to train. Time to talk about it afterward.

I have enough 'stuff'. I would be very happy with just spending what money that would be spent on my gifts spent on my children. Christmas is for the kids. No more stuff.


P.S. Since my friends have backed out of going on a week long trip/tour with me...anyone from this board wanna join me???
Oct 14, 2002 12:09 PM
If you are coming out Boulder way, give me a yell. This area is lousy with RBR'ers.
Oct 14, 2002 6:03 PM
I was looking at the "Tour of Colorado" or "Tour the Peaks"

Really, I'm just looking for a good excuse to travel west with my bike.
can I come?girchygirchy
Oct 14, 2002 6:54 PM
I'll go! When would this be? Hopefully no time during which I'll have school. Or work, since I only work in the summer. Plus, I don't have a road bike, but I do have semi-slicks on my mb. But I can't ride too far, I'm not in the best of shape. I'm in Kentucky, btw. Think you'd want to put up with me? :)
Well, hmmmm, let see....let's review this:PaulCL
Oct 15, 2002 5:24 AM
The ride would be in the summer
Dragging a 30lb mtn bike up 8000 feet per day?? NOT
Slicks will help, but not enough.
We would average 70-90 miles per day depending upon the tour
You have time to get in shape.

But, on the positive, I live in Kentucky too. So, OK, you can come...but, I'm not slowing down for you. You have to bring the Wild Turkey and Ale 8 - that would be your sole responsibility.

I'll probably pass then :)girchygirchy
Oct 15, 2002 6:16 AM
I was half fooling around anyway...where in Kentucky do you live? I'm from Frankfort, but I'm in Lexington going to UK now.

You're in luck, I'll be old enough to bring along the Wild Turkey by this summer, and no problem getting the Ale 8! :)

Go Blue !! Go Cats !!PaulCL
Oct 15, 2002 8:47 AM
Get your attention?? Really, I'm not a big basketball fan, but since you are a UK student....

I live in Northern KY across the river from Cincinnati. By this summer, I will have been old enough to buy Wild Turkey for nearly 20 years. Jeesh...I feel old. Nobody but Kentuckians have any idea what Ale 8 is and let's keep it that way. Got to be a native to drink it - its' a commonwealth law.

If you lose your job, inherit some bucks, buy a real bike, get in shape, pass your classes, can buy the WT, can afford the Ale 8, and have any interest....join me. Paul
Go Blue !! Go Cats !!girchygirchy
Oct 15, 2002 1:07 PM
I'm not really a big fan either, haha...the big fans get into the game too much for my taste, they scare the crap out of me.

I did have one girl at Ohio State (I went there a year) have me bring her some, she had an aunt or something who lived here and knew about it that way. I was pretty impressed! I introduced it to some of my floor mates, they were semi-interested. By the way, don't they sell it in some parts of Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana now?

Sounds good to me, but I'd rather just get a better paying job, I don't really want my relatives to die soon. And I do have a "real" bike, but I guess that depends on your definition...I'd like to buy a roadie, and thought about it, but I'll have to wait 'till I have more time and money. I can afford it now, but there are other things too. We'll see. How about I talk to you in a few years? :)

Sam's has a good deal on Maker's Mark and Buffalo Trace, is that ok instead?
re: Anybody make their Christmas which list yet?fbg111
Oct 14, 2002 11:56 AM
Well I have a list, but now what I really want is a wife like yours. She rocks.

Anyway, here's my list:

- Wireless computer (Vetta V100HR, CICLOMaster CM 414 Alti M, or wireless Flightdeck)
- Mavic Kyserium Wheels with Mavic Hub and Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires
- pedals (Speedplay or Coombe Pro)
- Carbon aero bottle holders (for looks :D)
- Backpack (Camelbak, Hydrapak, Ultimate Direction, Gregory RPM, or similar)
- Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance
- Bartlett's Manual
- Bicycle work stand
All I want for Christmas is a shop stand ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 12:27 PM
... I just got the new house with the big garage, half of it for bikes. I've got the project bike, and I've got the parts. Now I need a really nice stand.

I don't think I can wait 'til X-mas.
I'd be hapy with a smooch from my wife, but...sn69
Oct 14, 2002 4:35 PM
in a perfect, debt-free world:

A chromed custom beauty by Richard Moon
A full tri-fitting by John Cobb
A VW retro/concept MiniBus
A week in Mammoth in February (lift tix included)
A third puppy to add to our stable of mutts

PEACE..........JOY..............AND.......COSMIC CARBONE(nm)James
Oct 14, 2002 7:41 PM