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  1. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    Ok...i know it's been awhile...but i had to share the good news with those that still know me over here...















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    I took it for a quick ride around the block...however i couldn't take my focus off my fingers feeling frostbitten to enjoy the new experience. i think it took 20 minutes just to thaw out. can't wait to get to Texas but until then I guess i'll have to wait for spring. :(

    on a side note...gotta love the kids. my son was inspecting the new bike and began ROTFL at how my bike seat "had a butt crack" in it. :oops: :lol:
     

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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Congo rats on your first bike!
     
  3. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Nice !

    That looks like a good rig to start on.

    Yeah Cold weather riding , can be a challenge if you have not done it before.
     
  4. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    no kidding. and the price of the clothing that COULD keep me warm would take another 4 months to buy like the bike did. :)
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    You should hook up with Loco.
     
  6. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    He wants warm weather...
    not the crabs...
     
  7. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    stupid and uncalled for.
     
  8. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    you forgot "typical and expected" :wave: (but i've handled a lot worse)
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    oh, a bike!

    Thank god, I thought you spawned more.

    :D
     
  10. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Took you three posts to finally connect? Yer slipping LO. :p
     
  11. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    That is one sweet looking ride. Now get out and ride it like you stole it!
     
  12. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Aww, nicest thing said to me all day. You really think I'm normally smarter? :)
     
  13. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    So...

    Reflectors are back in style?
     
  14. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    i think i just caught him off guard...
     
  15. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Why do you have to be so mean?
     
  16. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Do you expect anything less?
     
  17. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    i don't...

    then again i can always bring some old "chopping" photos back. :busted:
     
  18. bitingback

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    so in my absence you've become soft and slipping? :shocked:
     
  19. stinkyboy

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    The two biggest morons on the web have posted in the same thread. The circle is complete. The internet should now implode in 5, 4, 3...
     
  20. bitingback

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    glad you could join King
     
  21. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Not at all. I'm still an ass, just more subtle.

    For example, I congrat you on your first bike implying that you've been posting a bike forum for years without actually riding. What's with that?

    Then I thank the lord that you didn't birth more of you.

    Then I was mean to Loco indirectly and directly to Rob, but that's part of the forum rules.
     
  22. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I :heart: you too Opie. You're not going soft. You're just going to be a daddy, so you have to keep it in check.
     
  23. bitingback

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    thanks for the quick recap...it was hard to keep up. :rofl:
     
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    congrats!

    Ignore the normal churlish behavior of the less civilized.
     
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  26. bitingback

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    feels just like old times.
     
  27. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Congrats. I think that is one of the best sub 500 mountain bikes made. It'll work well to start in TX. When do you get here???
     
  28. bitingback

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    i'm planning to move the last week in June for a July 1st rental. nothing like moving in the HEAT. :shocked:
     
  29. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    It doesn't get hot here.
     
  30. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    i knew it was over-rated.
     
  31. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I meant the weather. We kill it with "hot" here.
     
  32. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    i know...



    :weee: i know that too...
     
  33. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Aww loco got his "pressley" thread.
     
  34. jonKranked

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    this sounds strangely like someone i know... or its just a coincidence. either way, congrats! enjoy the ride :thumb:
     
  35. sunny

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    So, you can tell your son this:

    A good saddle is designed in all aspects with specific purposes in mind.
    1. A wide flat area at the back will support your sitz bones.

    2. A cut-away down the center will relieve pressure on your soft tissues and allow better blood flow.

    3. A hard saddle will allow support your body and allow the muscles over your sitz bones to develop, thereby protecting the bones (much like orthodocs help the muscles of the feet to develop).

    4. A cushy saddle will not allow your butt muscles to develop. If you are only on the bike for 30 minutes once a week, this is fine; you wouldn't have time to develop the muscles anyway. But if you're putting in more hours, you would do better with a non-cushy saddle.

    ...and then stuff not necessarily to tell the boy:
    Men generally ride their saddles flat and level; women like theirs tilted down about 1-2 degrees. It relieves pressure from the soft tissues and is much more comfortable.

    If you are going to spend more than 30 minutes a week on the bike, I recommend a good pair of bike shorts. The padding will feel like a diaper at first, but you get used to it. It will help take the edge off the soreness. Also, never wear underwear with your bike shorts. The idea is to have no seams directly between your body and the saddle. Where you sit on a seam, it will be uncomfortable.

    NOTE: You have a men's bike with a men's saddle, which is narrower than a typical women's saddle, but will probably be fine for now. FYI, your shop will (or should as a Specialized dealer) have a sitz bones measuring device, affectionately called the a**-o-meter. This memory foam and measuring tape will determine how far apart your sitz bones are. If the saddle you have is uncomfortable in the first 10 minutes, go back to the shop and ask them to please help you out. You could probably tell them you've come in to [sit on the foam and] make a good impression with your a*...
    :twitch:


    Congrats on the new bike. You chose one that will last forever. :)

    If they didn't tell you at the shop, have it checked any time it starts making noise, shifting by itself in the rear (loose cable), or if something doesn't seem right. Your bike should not creek, groan, click, rattle, or wobble.
     
  36. bitingback

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    well the kid IS still waiting on some hook up of toys from his "best friend". :biggrin:
     
  37. bitingback

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    Thanks Sunny...that was extremely helpful. I'll keep in mind the saddle info once it gets warm enough to ride. I always knew i'd make an impression with my *ss...just didn't realize it would be this way. :rofl:

    As for the maintenance...i'm moving to texas this summer...so hopefully it'll be fine till then. Once i get there i have a ton of friends that can hook me up with maintenance and repairs.
     
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    Nice bike!
     
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    Nice bike. Enjoy it and ride it often!
     
  40. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    what about your knees ,elbows , neck, hips , etc ,etc ? :)