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No idea where this will go, but there are a lot of cyclists here, so let's discuss.

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I'll be reading as much as possible. I know jack squat about the topic, and I am in need of a new hybrid bike. My current one is about 10 years old and has ancient tech. I could use one with a forgiving front fork.
 

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3.5, I could be wrong, but I think this thread is about bicycles.
 

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indeed... but I'll talk motos too, if you want, bc I'm looking at one!
 

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Willy, you still selling your Madone? Going to replace it or give up riding?

~Pat (didn't ride today)
 

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Willy, you still selling your Madone? Going to replace it or give up riding?

~Pat (didn't ride today)
...passively selling it, as in if someone randomly offers to buy it.

And no, I'm just more of a time trialist, I'm definitely not selling the fast bike. I just don't have time for long road rides and such anymore, and I doubt that will change in medical school. So, the Madone will go if someone puts up the cash.
 

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...passively selling it, as in if someone randomly offers to buy it.

And no, I'm just more of a time trialist, I'm definitely not selling the fast bike. I just don't have time for long road rides and such anymore, and I doubt that will change in medical school. So, the Madone will go if someone puts up the cash.
Willy.. I work where Anton Quist goes to Medical School.. he still rides at least 20 miles/day :lol:
 

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Weather permitting I ride after work Mon-Fri and twice on Saturday. The street I live on is a 1/4 mile circle closed to thru traffic with a 4% grade. Great for cardio as I never have to stop pedaling. I use a Garmin 500 series device to monitor heart rate and cadence.

I alternate between a road bike and a hybrid depending on wind conditions. When the MUP is completed between where I live and work the hybrid will become a commuter. There is also a 20+ year old Trek hardtail MTB that I use as a go anywhere bike.

I'm seeing more folks riding bikes these days...too many of them on the sidewalks though.
 

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:lol: I went riding today with the family. We leisurely went to a couple of parks to let them play. **** wind and allergies cut our fun time a little short.

I normally take my bike to dirt trails and bike parks, but the weather has caused so much flooding that a lot of the favorite trails are under water.
 

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Today was supposed to be a hard ride for me too. However the wind was crazy and I cut it short. Still got through a killer steep climb, up around 1mph from the last time that I did it. I need to start timing that section of the ride. Can the Garmin computer time predefined sections like the data loggers for track cars?

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Today was supposed to be a hard ride for me too. However the wind was crazy and I cut it short. Still got through a killer steep climb, up around 1mph from the last time that I did it. I need to start timing that section of the ride. Can the Garmin computer time predefined sections like the data loggers for track cars?

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I think the COURSES feature allows for timing specfic sections.
Get the Data You Need

During your ride, Edge 500 measures your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and records this data for your review. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 also incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation.
All Edge 500 versions work with third-party ANT+-enabled power meters to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your ride, so you can train smarter. Some versions also ship with a digital heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor.
Other helpful training features include a Courses feature, which helps you compare successive rides over the same route, as well as Auto Pause, Auto Lap and temperature readings. Edge also alerts you if you’re moving, but the timer is not running.
Track Your Heart Rate

When paired with a Garmin heart rate monitor, Edge 500 tracks heart beats per minute and uses your heart rate for advanced calorie computation, so you know how many calories you're burning. Train in a certain heart-rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance over the same ride.
Analyze Your Ride

Once your ride’s done, connect Edge 500 to your computer with the included USB cable to analyze your performance. With a simple click, you can join a worldwide network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts through Garmin Connect™, a one-stop site for data analysis and sharing.

Does anyone use an Indoor Trainer type of contraption?
I am looking to build up my knees, but I can't go on the hills quite yet and could really use something for indoors.
I've never used one of those.
 

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'All out' day was abysmal. Sometimes the engine just is not up to the task at hand. Willy could have beat one of my mile lap times on foot.

I think I may have over-inflated the rear tire. The ride was harsh and handling iffy in corners.
 

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:headshake: United Healthcare.... :50cal:

Speaking of bikes, I just went for a leisurely ride on the weekend and decided I need at least a new seat. My god that thing sucks now. 10 year old technology sucks as 10 year old tech. :lol:
 

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Dave, what sucks is when you park your bicycle and when you get on it you find out you have a flat tire and the kick stand is broken :|
 
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