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  • first time on a roadie

     HarryB updated 12 years, 10 months ago 4 Members · 12 Posts
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  • johnc

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Well, i finally had ago on a road bike today, did a 22 miler, and really enjoyed it, the ride was so smooth, and the road bike cut though the wind like a hot knife though butter. So i think im going to get one, not sure what yet. 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Well done John. 😉

    You’ll be able to sign up for our regular road ride slot, HarryB is organising.

    Road bikes really are great fun, even more so once you have built that base layer of fitness up. There are some great deals on road bikes at the moment in the shops, I’d get yourself out and have a look in Westbrooks, Biketracks and even Bikescene who do nice offerings from the Specialized range.

  • Gunner

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 5:48 pm

    What about something like this John ❓

    http://www.biketraks.com/products.php?plid=m15b0s172p970&z=821

    I’m definetely a fan of the Triple, living in this area and liking to get out on the Moorland roads 😛

  • johnc

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 5:49 pm

    its just a whole new experience, one thing you notice is the bloody idiots on the roads. 😡

  • HarryB

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 6:51 pm

    John, Road bikes are a thing of great beauty and road riding is fantastic once you get fit. There are plenty of very quiet roads around our neck of the woods. I’ve done most of them but Gunner showed me a new one the other week and I use that a lot now. Once you find a good traffic free loop you can then add to it and make it bigger and better.

    How much are you iintending to spend on the bike? I’m thinking of selling my No 2 bike in order to fund a new build I’m planning for the winter months.

    Westbrook are brilliant to deal with. If you go in the lads are called Paul, Paul and Jason plus Jamie who’s a top mechanic. Tell them that Prince Harry sent you and they’ll look after you

  • Gunner

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Yeah, to echo what Harry said, there’s plenty of traffic free or traffic quiet routes around the area and once you find them you can easily build longer routes out of them. And weekdays out on the Moorland roads are always pretty ruddy quiet if your shifts allow.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    5 July 2008 at 10:29 pm

    harry b cant wait to get my road bike now. i’ve planned a few gd routes out on google earth and have been having a look on my mtb

    btw harry b you got some info on that bike of yours

  • HarryB

    Member
    6 July 2008 at 7:50 am

    The one I’m thinking about selling is a 18 month old Scott CR1 pro. It’s a size medium and would suit riders 5ft 9in to 6ft.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    6 July 2008 at 1:56 pm

    shame im a small frame

  • HarryB

    Member
    6 July 2008 at 2:01 pm

    shame im a small frame

    Blimey, how short are you?

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    6 July 2008 at 2:03 pm

    im 5ft 5 🙂 nooo im not a shrimp im 14 😛

  • HarryB

    Member
    6 July 2008 at 2:38 pm

    im 5ft 5 🙂 nooo im not a shrimp im 14 😛

    Oh I see. Plenty of time to grow then.

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