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I know there are other cyclists out there let's not let the runners get all the glory. What are you riding? Where are you riding? What are your goals?

I'm riding a vintage Schwinn Worldsport. My current goal is to work up to a century. I figure that a destination goal of the Nebraska border would meet that distance goal.

My last ride was just a short trip crossing the Colorado boarder, a bit over 13 miles round trip.
 

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This is mine:



No goals, I was just commuting a couple of miles and going to the shops but I need to fix it as the gears are out of alignment. It takes me a while to get around to stuff like that.
 

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I think my bike is a Schwinn aswell. That sounds familiar
It's a mountain bike, though. Don't really have any goals either... I ride it to the next town over every once in a while. Taking the back roads it's about 17 or 18km to get to my friends house.
 

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I have three bikes:

A Cannondale Six13 Fem 3, a Haro Beasley SS and an Eight-Inch Scambler. I love them all. I primarily do road riding but would like to get out on the trails more. I'd also like to fit a century in sometime this summer...
 

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I ride a super old Schwinn too, a varsity and boy is it heavy!!! im in the market for an upgrade my bike is form the 1960's so anything within the past 30 years will be an improvement. We have an old tandem and I was just given a bike with automatic transmission, its so cool but its more of a cruising around kinda bike.

Don't have a car so my bike is my main form of transportation. I ride almost everyday for errands and stuff and try to get workout rides in 2-3 times a week. I am lucky to live by lots of hills and an awesome inter-county bike trail. I usually ride about 15-20 miles and try to make it to my friends house once a week which is a 30 mile ride. Keeps me fit and I have noticed that I am getting places much quicker than when I first started a few years ago.

Havent planned any goals for now, mainly just to save for a new bike.
 

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I REALLY want to cycle more. I still haven't been on a bike since '08. I have had plans these past few days to hire a bike to cycle to Oxford and then possibly on to Cambridge and back. Need to work out time and money though, but I think it would be fun. Definitely getting right back into
 

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I'm actually happy with my bike, don't want to get a new one (well maybe a trail bike as mine is a road bike.) I do plan on upgrading my gears one of these days.
 

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Ritchie mountain bike from 1986 with the original brazing by Tom Ritchie or so everyone tells me.

Just spent $400 to install indexed shifting and riding is so much easier now.

I try to ride an hour+ a day/2 hours+ once a week and once every two weeks a day off.
 

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AddieB, nice bikes!!! I've been wanting a fixed gear for a while now...

I have a not-so-good bike I bought at a big box store a couple of years ago, just to see if I would actually stick with cycling before buying a "good" bike. It's a Schwinn Trailway, I've managed to wear out or break nearly every part of it through excessive riding. Only the frame and brakes/shifters and front wheel (needs replacing) are original. I want to get a new frame for it to make it into a fixed gear. All the parts I've replaced, I've replaced with actually-good parts, so if I can find a frame to match them, everything should work out dandy. I use it for shopping, and occasionally to get to campus.

My main bicycle is a Trek 7.2fx with butterfly bars. It's my everything bike, really. It's main use is long rides though, I'm working up to randoneurring distances on it. The plan is 400k by the end of the year. I also use it to get to campus, though I do worry about people hurting her. I mean it.


I haven't been riding near as much as I want to lately, summer session is murder, organic chemistry = difficult. I "normally" like to ride ~200 km a week, with 50-100 of it on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Right now I'm stuck at around 120, with 50 of it on the weekend.
 

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My bike, take out on my ride yesterday. One doesn't appreciate how not flat rolling prairie is until one cycles across it.

 

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Originally Posted by CuCulain42 View Post

I know there are other cyclists out there let's not let the runners get all the glory. What are you riding? Where are you riding? What are your goals?

I'm riding a vintage Schwinn Worldsport. My current goal is to work up to a century. I figure that a destination goal of the Nebraska border would meet that distance goal.

My last ride was just a short trip crossing the Colorado boarder, a bit over 13 miles round trip.
*waves hand* I'm a cyclist, both commuter and amateur racer. I ride a specialized Vita and a specialized Butcher, and I ride all over Washington state, every weekend I make sure to log at least 75 miles to keep up for some centuries I have around the corner.
 

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I'd love to more seriously join this thread some day. For now I'm a casual biker who is poorly out of shape and who has to ride his girlfriend's girly bicycle because he can't afford his own yet. So far the longest I've biked is only 8 miles and that was done very slowly (don't laugh) but each month I'm working on increasing my distance and intensity. Cycling works much better for me than running because I have very high arches and walking/running can become painful pretty quick.
 

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I'd love to more seriously join this thread some day. For now I'm a casual biker who is poorly out of shape and who has to ride his girlfriend's girly bicycle because he can't afford his own yet. So far the longest I've biked is only 8 miles and that was done very slowly (don't laugh) but each month I'm working on increasing my distance and intensity. Cycling works much better for me than running because I have very high arches and walking/running can become painful pretty quick.
Everyone starts somewhere, when I first started I had a $50 schwinn piece of junk, and was out of breath just getting down my drive way!
 

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I'd love to more seriously join this thread some day. For now I'm a casual biker who is poorly out of shape and who has to ride his girlfriend's girly bicycle because he can't afford his own yet. So far the longest I've biked is only 8 miles and that was done very slowly (don't laugh) but each month I'm working on increasing my distance and intensity. Cycling works much better for me than running because I have very high arches and walking/running can become painful pretty quick.
It's not about getting there fast, it's about enjoying the trip there.
 

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It's not about getting there fast, it's about enjoying the trip there.
This! It's not the destination either, it's the journey.
Unless of course the destination is your gf's house....
I started out the same, 8 miles was killer. I went through a couple of months of rather severe knee pain, they've been weak all my life. They're fine now though, just stick with it and you'll get stronger.
 
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