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    The Road Bike thread

    I started late last fall with used '97 Cannondale Criterium. I rode the life out of it over the beginning of covid until it finally gave up in August. I moved up to a new Cannondale Synapse that is on average slower but way more comfortable. I'm now doing 18-30 miles every few days when I'm home from the boat. So what are you guys riding? I'm also looking for Strava friends for accountability. PM me if you want to link up.

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    #2
    im riding a 2018 roubaix pro


    and a 2015 crux if im worried about banging things around (and i guess havent taken a good pic since i changed the derailleurs) in its defense though its been locked into my trainer that i havent been using

    i had to take the usual summer break here, because there is about two months of the year where it sucks to ride at any point in the day

    back in may i was doing about 30-50 a week, but that was also when the strip was abandoned.. man i miss being able to ride my bike to freemont without having to worry about ending up under a cab

    now thats its finally into the 90's i have been trying to get out and ride more

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      #3
      Can't upload photo due to the weird forum bug. No matter how much I reduce size and get it under limit, it tells me I'm way over. Maybe linking will work.

      But I currently ride a 2005 Giant TCR TT, it's a time trial bike that I converted to road. Got it when I was competing in triathlons and then used it for a few time trials. But stopped doing those a while back so I swapped out aerobars for a road setup. Got tired of having my brakes and shifters in separate areas and riding aero was too dangerous in traffic since I couldn't reach brakes quickly. Right now setup is Dura Ace group with FSA carbon cranks and 105 shifters. Wheels are old 60mm FlashPoint carbons. Want to upgrade but can't justify it since everything on this bike just works - a newer bike won't be faster or more fun, just newer.

      Doing maybe 50 miles a week these days and it's a lot of fun.

      http://imgur.com/F0WxOqP

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        #4
        That is some ferocious geometry there.
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          #5
          It's a pretty big bar to saddle drop, just what I'm used to. I'm even thinking about going down a little lower by taking out last spacer on stem. It works for me as the bike has time trial geometry so seat angle is really steep and the low bar is comfortable. Plus it's more aerodynamic and even though I don't really race anymore, still like to think I could.

          I actually set up my MTB similarly, it's almost same amount of drop and saddle is slammed forward. It's still a little more relaxed as can't get seat tube as steep with rear suspension.

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            #6
            Well, I went out for a cruise today and ended up doing my first half century. I'm pretty excited, my wife could care less.

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              #7
              thats a serious ride man!

              had to attend a vigil today, lost friends thursday,
              it made the rounds in yesterdays news, but if you havent seen, a box truck ran into a group of cyclists one a ride with a support vehicle, 5 people didnt make it

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                #8
                That sucks, it must have been that retirement ride outside of Vegas. Our condolences.
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                  #9
                  it was also a birthday ride

                  the "tri guys" do it every year around this time

                  at least the driver stayed, far too often people just leave dead cyclists on the road and take off

                  no they still haven't released "what" happened.. just the facts, driver of box truck swerved out of their lane, ran into the back of the support vehicle, which had people drafting behind it, and then the subaru hit the people that were in front of it as well..

                  this unfortunately turns into one of those "so much for healthy living" kind of arguments in my head, the lady who died, i knew from my time working at my LBS, one of the fittest people i know, like 4"10 and all muscle. and less than a year older than me

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                    #10
                    That’s really sucks. I don’t like riding on the road for that reason. It seems like everyone is doing something else while driving. I’ve settled on riding my road bike on bike trails and have been thinking about picking up a mountain bike or gravel bike to ride single track and the rougher bike paths.

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                      #11
                      I think about selling my cyclocross bike and getting some kind of aero road weapon every so often, then I hear a story like that. I should have died on it when I was 19 and in good shape, but that wasn’t anyone’s fault at all.

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                        #12
                        and the answer is

                        METH!!!!!!!

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                          #13
                          Living in MN my bikes are Now packed away for the winter now, but I’ve got a Jamis Satellite Comp and a Bianchi Volpe that I rotate between in the spring/summer/fall.

                          They’re good bikes, but I’ve ridden them both pretty hard over the years and they don’t seem to be overly reliable anymore. Next summer I might treat myself to a new bike and possibly try some bike packing trips.

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                            #14
                            I bought myself a Giant Roam 1 Disc a year ago. The bike is great, solid. Very durable, I fell once - not a single damage on the bike (I got a bad section of the road).

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                              #15
                              It's starting to get spring-ish here, dusted off the bike on Wednesday, de-greased the chain and cassette Friday. Now I'm trying to get my wind back. Always looking for Strava followers so we can keep each other accountable, in a supporting way.
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                              MCB 3.0, the salmon and blue shall rise again!

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