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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Drew Bethel, Apr 24, 2004.
Now I just have to play the waiting game since it's being special ordered from Cali.
You mean you didn't get the special TdF'04 ONCE edition Giant?? Congrats on the OCR1, now is the best time for riding (unless you suffer from allergies), in NJ, its just at the point where you can wear shorts on morning rides and still remain cool enough not to sweat buckets. Did you go Campy or Shimano? I have a bike with Dura-Ace and the Look bike I got after the TdF, I had to put Campy Record on it... I really like the Campy Record's Ergo shifters better than STI, but it is quite a step more expensive than STI. Plus when I first got the Campy, I couldn't find where they release the brake tension for the brakes..
When I was paddling in Harriman SP, I saw a bunch of cyclists going through the park today, it's a great ride as you ride past lakes and you always see deer on the sides. Plus there are some nice hills on the sidestreets. Kind of makes me want to make a kayak trailer for my bike.
Post some pictures!
Thanks Jay! I'm a bit of a newbie but I went with a mixture of 105 and utelgra components. I'm also starting from scratch and will be purchasing some Pearl stuff in due course (shorts, jersey, shoes). Cycling is definitely not cheap, but hopefully things will settle down after the big outlay of cash.
I'm hoping to be ready for a 65 or 105 mile charity ride the end of June...so I need to get some training in! I will post some pics once my baby comes in.
At least you didn't have to go to TW to get your Giant. I bought my NRS 2 mountain bike there last year and brought it back with me to the US brand new still in the box on the plane.
Giant is the largest bike mfgr in the world.. I remember when I was in China, I would occasionally see the GIANT logo but that was about it. I did see a guy on a gary fisher in Hong Kong, but HK is pretty much modern and I saw a bunch of "western" bikes there, including some Intense M1s, etc. etc.
Welcome to the peloton, Drew. Congrats on the new steed; may you enjoy many many kilometers of safe, happy riding.
Kawasaki Vulcan 500 would get you there faster.
It depends on where "There" is?
Although I did see see somebody in a nice Ducati riding down a really bad dirt road, wondering where on earth he was intending on going? I put it off as a person who didn't realize the road that is listed on the map isn't really paved.