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First rode ride today!(11 posts)

First rode ride today!IDH2
Sep 2, 2003 12:32 PM
Sorry - I'm really more of a lurk, but I got my first road bike last week (04 Trek 5200 - sweet) and went on my first ride today - despite the rain and thunderstorm warnings :)

Anyway - just wanted to voice how happy I am with the bike - and my decision to "hit the streets".
now you can take your first literacy lesson tommorow! lol nmrrjc5488
Sep 2, 2003 3:17 PM
Come on, let's offer encouragement here! (nm)mja
Sep 2, 2003 3:35 PM
Just how does one spell "tomorrow?" ;) nm4bykn
Sep 2, 2003 4:05 PM
I think you should sign-up TOMORROW yourself. nmKristin
Sep 2, 2003 4:12 PM
At least he didn't claim a 5 minute 3 mile TT (nm)CHRoadie
Sep 3, 2003 7:03 AM
Great! Glad you had fun.KG 361
Sep 2, 2003 3:42 PM
Welcome to the speed and smoothness of the road. Also, you may want to hone up on your proof-reading skills =)
Sep 2, 2003 3:57 PM
you no, the funny thing are that eye had two re-read my post like fore times before I'd seen the error....

Man - not a great lead into this board but oh well...even I can make a mistake or two....forgive me
YES you're allowed to make mistakes... we're just jokingrrjc5488
Sep 2, 2003 4:19 PM
And I'm glad you're liking cycling, I have the 5200 also, and its an awesome bike!
The 5200 is a pretty advanced first road bike.MB1
Sep 2, 2003 4:11 PM
How/why did you decide to get it? Not that it isn't a great all-round bike but it is a lot of cash for a first road (rode) bike.

BTW Welcome to the off-dirt world.
The 5200 is a pretty advanced first road bike.IDH2
Sep 2, 2003 5:25 PM
Well - the HOW part is easy...I bought it from my lbs...the WHY part is more difficult to answer - the short version is that I love bikes...I've been riding for a number of years (XC, and DH) and I know what I want from a bike. It's true that the 5200 is pretty expensive for a first rode bike (hell, might as well keep it going), but I felt that I had enough of a background in the sport and enough confidence in my abilities to justify the purchase. Expensive is a relative dh frame (w/rear shock) retails for about $2800 and that bike, as it stands today, if I were to buy it new...would cost me close to 5G's. I've gotten use to those numbers, that kind of quality, and that level of performance so the cost of a 5200 really didn't seem that outrageous to me.

Anyway, I'm here to stay - and I have ambitions of racing next year....the problem is that I have no idea what I'm doing THIS year...literally...thus my interest in this forum.