|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 nm||rrjc5488|
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?" ;) nm||4bykn|
Sep 2, 2003 4:05 PM
|I think you should sign-up TOMORROW yourself. nm||Kristin|
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 joking||rrjc5488|
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 term...my 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.