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      03-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the responses. I am pure road. I keep up about 10k miles a year and have raced a few seasons. Been training since the late 80's. current bike is a Time WorldStar Ulteam VXSR w/Campy Super Record 11 speed. I actually put more miles on my bike then on the M3. I ride/live in Santa Barbara Area so if any roadies wanna join let me know... And all cyclists should check out Strava.
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Roadie for me.
Raced a bit when I was a cadet/junior and into Senior.
Took some time off and now just ride for fun.
try to do 10k km' a year..but work and family get in the way.

Right now-it's a cross bike for the wintery mix of weather we have.
Had a Trek Madone, but gave it to my brother...now in the market for a new bike.



bike by slamako, on Flickr
Nice bike.
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      03-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #25
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Road bike for me. Two bikes in the stable - a custom bike made by a builder from Ridgefield, CT and a 1981 Windsor Professional bought at Conrad's in NYC. A bit of trivia - Eddy Merckx won the hour record on a Windsor track bike in Mexico City in 1972.
Love custom bikes.
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+1 Road.
Based on your car config and road riding you, like me, love the exhilaration of that speed.
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MTB. There's a lot of great trails here in the Bay Area. A few of us M3 locals ride together occasionally. Here's my bike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiant...in/photostream (Santa Cruz Nomad)
Great bike. And your signature pic of your car is awesome.
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      03-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #28
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Both, although mostly road lately out of laziness

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Road riding is not laziness in my experience.
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I'm a road racer and log about 7-8k miles a year...Let me know if you're in central Ohio and wanna ride.
And if ever in Santa Barbara, likewise.
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Ride 6 months of the year to work whenever the weather is good and occasionally some long rides with some friends. No racing I built the bike for fun


Get to ride year round here.
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Road, riding a Colnago CLX with Ultegra gruppo. New cyclist, registered to do the STP (Seattle to Portland) ride this year in one day.
Colnagos are good stuff. Good luck at the STP. I hear its fun.
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Road for me. A trek madone
Nice ride.
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      03-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #33
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Roadie here. Glad the weather is finally starting to warm up!

STP in one day.......for real?

I would try it, but there better be a rescue vehicle close by.
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Roadie here. Glad the weather is finally starting to warm up!

STP in one day.......for real?

I would try it, but there better be a rescue vehicle close by.
It's a great way to challenge yourself. Give it a try.
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Based on your car config and road riding you, like me, love the exhilaration of that speed.
Absolutely! Just love speed.
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Absolutely! Just love speed.
Any photo's of your frozen grey M3?
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Any photo's of your frozen grey M3?
Soon! It's actually en route, I havent recieved her yet. I'll post pics asap.
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      03-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #39
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Road. Picked up a Scott CR1 last month, have had a few chances to ride it when the snow melts. Did 50 miles today, lots of hotties out riding. I love Boulder
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Road riding is not laziness in my experience.
Laziness may have been the wrong word, and I agree that road rides can be really tough. But on a road bike, you seldom have to worry about obstacles, or traction, or keeping momentum over a series of rocks while climbing, or climbs that aren't graded for vehicle traffic etc.

On the trails, there's stuff that's anaerobic simply because it takes a trip into the red zone just to get up the climb. And while doing that, you have to choose your path around the chunks of limestone, gravel, and manage traction. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to pay that much attention.

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Road riding is not laziness in my experience.
Laziness may have been the wrong word, and I agree that road rides can be really tough. But on a road bike, you seldom have to worry about obstacles, or traction, or keeping momentum over a series of rocks while climbing, or climbs that aren't graded for vehicle traffic etc.

On the trails, there's stuff that's anaerobic simply because it takes a trip into the red zone just to get up the climb. And while doing that, you have to choose your path around the chunks of limestone, gravel, and manage traction. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to pay that much attention.

Cheers
Yeah, totally agree. Very different riding. I understand your comment. Road bike you just get on and go. Mtb pedaling is only part of it.
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Road. Picked up a Scott CR1 last month, have had a few chances to ride it when the snow melts. Did 50 miles today, lots of hotties out riding. I love Boulder
Awesome! Great bike.
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Any photo's of your frozen grey M3?
Soon! It's actually en route, I havent recieved her yet. I'll post pics asap.
Cool. looking forward to seeing it.
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Road for me. Picked up a 2012 Specialized Sirrus Elite last year from Craigslist. Haven't been able to ride much though. Later on I would like to pick up a Dual Sport from Trek for a little bit of mountain biking.
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