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    Road Speeds and Durations?

    50 mph.....I think I'd be scared as hell.....corrected, I know I'd be scared
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    Tools/Equipment to Bring.

    What are the minimum tools and/or equipment that should be taken on a road ride. I ask because I recently had both tires go flat and I had nothing on me. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you.
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    Fuji Newest 1.0????

    I was just telling my wife I'm enjoying the longer rides versus speed. Racing is not even a thought for me
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    Road Speeds and Durations?

    Thanks for the input. I currently average 13 mph for a continuous 2.0 hour ride on typically flat terrain. When I started a month ago, I was struggling to maintain 10 mph for 30 minutes.
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    Road Speeds and Durations?

    So I've been riding now for about a month. I'm a heavy smoker and maybe a tad bit on the heavy side. I've been trying to increase my stamina with every ride as well as speed but I have nothing to compare it to. All I know is that both are increasing with every ride. What are the average...
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    Mirror Recommendation

    I appreciate the input. Thanks
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    Mirror Recommendation

    So I've had my bike for about a week and really enjoy riding it. When I don't have much time, I'll do a few miles around town with all the vehicle traffic. My inner voice tells me I need a mirror. Any recommendations on type/manufacturer/size? Thank you.
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    Seat Recommendations

    I went to the local bike shop and asked them to fit (if that's the appropriate terminology) my bike to me. I told him I was uncomfortable with the saddle and he said that I was probably correct because it was too small. He sized and fitted me with a Specialized Avatar Gel Saddle. He also made...
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    Seat Recommendations

    I just purchased a road bike and I found the stock seat to be quite uncomfortable. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not used to it but my rear end was sore by the end of the ride. I assume this is typical for the newbie riders. Any recommendations on the seat issue? Tough it out? Buy a...
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    Fuji Newest 1.0????

    I took it for a quick spin. I had forgotten what it feels like to ride fast....faster than my current mountain bike anyway. I must say there wasn't much cushion to the seat though.
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    Fuji Newest 1.0????

    I appreciate the input. I went ahead and purchased the Fuji Roubaix 1.0
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    Fuji Newest 1.0????

    I believe the Fuji comes with a drop bar already. I just see so many options at many prices. I'm now starting to lean towards the Fuji Roubaix 1.0 instead of the Newest 1.0. Am I getting ahead of myself? I just want to go a little faster. Below are the specs for each bike. Thanks again...
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    Fuji Newest 1.0????

    I used to ride a 10-speed back in the day and enjoyed riding. Since then, I've been riding the cheaper mountain bikes from stores such as Target with the family and want to get back into casual road riding again. I did some research and learned that the bikes are up to 30-speed now, lighter...