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    I did a three day trip a few years ago combining...

    I did a three day trip a few years ago combining riding in CT, MA and NH. We hit Fort Rock, a few rides in North Conway, then Lynn Woods on the way home. It was a good trip, we had guides for a few...
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    yeah, I was passing signs along right from the...

    yeah, I was passing signs along right from the beginning, as foolish as it felt, when in Rome... with the wind the drafting was helping a great deal, but not really in allowing us to go faster, just...
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    My wife joined a local riding group and I went...

    My wife joined a local riding group and I went with her on a road ride Saturday morning - she had never been on a group road ride and needed a little encouragement to go.

    First it was windy! I...
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    True, unless you're my wife.

    True, unless you're my wife.
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    For the record I was on my MTB with slicks and I...

    For the record I was on my MTB with slicks and I rode through the same pothole at the same speed and did not pinch.

    BTW those tubes in the road bike tires are freaking tiny things.

    John
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    We rushed out the door to get a ride in at lunch...

    We rushed out the door to get a ride in at lunch time - my wife had all the time in the world, but I had to run out between conference calls. 15 minutes away from the house she hits a pothole and...
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    Lunch time ride for me today, I guess I'll do...

    Lunch time ride for me today, I guess I'll do road, but I think I could hit the woods behind my house if I was so inclined.
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    I would buy the '08 Pitch, that's a really great...

    I would buy the '08 Pitch, that's a really great bike, I think it kind of got lost in the shuffle with all the other bikes that came out around that time - the EnduroSL got all the press. As far as I...
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    My wife's concern is not about support as much as...

    My wife's concern is not about support as much as traction around corners. She got some speed by the end of the ride on Saturday.
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    I think it would be best for my wallet's sake if...

    I think it would be best for my wallet's sake if I unsubscribed from this thread at this point :-D

    (you know I won't do that).
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    I'm resisting the urge to buy a road bike. For...

    I'm resisting the urge to buy a road bike. For now I can keep up to my wife when she's on her road bike, but damn the efficiency on a road bike is crazy. I have a feeling she'll be kicking my butt on...
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    Double vs Triple

    My wife and I had a discussion before she went to the LBS about double vs triple cranksets - she had done a lot of research on her own as well. The bike she got has a double. We live in a very hilly...
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    Let me know if you want Johns contact info, the...

    Let me know if you want Johns contact info, the bike is in Tolland.

    We did a 22 mile road ride yesterday, my wife loved her road bike, its the first time she rode that long and didn't complain of...
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    Agreed, but at 6' 3", I expected he'd be on a...

    Agreed, but at 6' 3", I expected he'd be on a Large.
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    ah, just found out its a medium, I can't believe...

    ah, just found out its a medium, I can't believe he went for that small of a bike. Nevermind...
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    A buddy of mine has a Yeti ASR that he's looking...

    A buddy of mine has a Yeti ASR that he's looking to part with. He's 6' 3". I'm getting details on the bike, but would you be interested in a bike like that? Its 7" of travel and 40lbs or so - it...
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    Today is cold and raw outside, I went downstairs...

    Today is cold and raw outside, I went downstairs for lunch and my wife had just come back from a bike ride. Man that thing is motivating her to ride! I asked her how she liked it and she said she...
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    probably too small

    First I ride my bikes, so these are not museum pieces, well maintained, but used for sure.

    Titus RX100 (100mm travel front and back) its a custom size, but "large" is closest. Its a super nice...
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    me too!

    If you page back in this thread, you see me advocating for a MTB with slicks, now that I see my wife's bike, its making me want a road bike!

    look for a MTB spring sale from me - I gotta get rid of...
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    Sounds exactly like my wife's situation - from my...

    Sounds exactly like my wife's situation - from my perspective the difference in price is money well spent.
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    Nice! Keep us updated on how you like it and I...

    Nice! Keep us updated on how you like it and I will do the same with my wife's road bike. If I can't keep up to her on my converted MTB, I may go the BD route shortly... First "team Isch" ride this...
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    My wife bought a Z85 Felt from Pedal Power...

    My wife bought a Z85 Felt from Pedal Power Vernon. They did a basic test fit on a few bikes before finding the one that she felt (no pun intended) best about. They have an option for a full on, 3...
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    I'm in Northern CT (Tolland). My wife is down at...

    I'm in Northern CT (Tolland). My wife is down at the new Pedal Power location - she previously went to Tolland Bike - she liked them but they have very limited stock. I'll update with what she...
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    Yeah, I know there will be sticker shock when my...

    Yeah, I know there will be sticker shock when my wife buys a bike locally, then we compare it to what is on BD. I am going to consider the difference the cost of the fitting and insurance if she...
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    My wife would be buying a road bike from BD,...

    My wife would be buying a road bike from BD, except for the fit part.

    Despite using the wrenchsciences fit chart, we have worked forever to get her comfortable on her MTB, I honestly want someone...
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