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Ordered my new bike today at the local shop! Can't wait to start putting miles on it.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=61563&scid=1102&scname=Multi+Use

i fell in love with this bike years ago, when i had no money, ended up bying the seat alone to get some of the feel, enjoy!

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fully-rigid Specialized Rock Hopper and Trail-a-bike (for my oldest son) combo

My Rock Hopper is a pig, but it's consistently held together through trails, commuting (not recently), rain/snow/sleet...it's been a quality piece of equipment

I am doing the same with my giant. How does your son like the trail-a-bike?

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I suppose my avatar counts for this thread! That's me on my Scott Speedster S40 (with too many expensive little modifications) on the Atlantic City Expressway, racing in the 1st annual Atlantic City International Triathlon last September. What a crazy race that was! When we woke up in the morning, they told us the Atlantic Ocean swim was shortened to 1,000m instead of 1,500m and the direction was changed as well to align with the current. I went in with the first wave of athletes and the conditions were awful and dangerous. Dozens of people either turned around or were helped out of the water by lifeboats within the opening couple minutes. To get out to the first buoy was nearly impossible. Long story short: 34 of us completed the swim battered and bruised, only to be told when we exited the water that the swim leg had been canceled after our wave and that our times would not count. Two former Navy SEALs who also completed the swim said it was as bad as any conditions they ever faced on duty. My legs were pretty much shot at that point, but I regrouped for the time trial bike start, and it was pretty cool being out there on the AC Expressway seeing all the casinos lined up from a distance. The run was on the famous Atlantic City boardwalk with a great finish line right in front of Bally's Hotel & Casino. My time was not great because of the fatigue from the swim, but as a consolation, they offered all the swim survivors a serious discount to enter this year's race. A strange but ultimately fun experience.

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I am doing the same with my giant. How does your son like the trail-a-bike?

He loved it, but you do have to keep an eye on them when riding; once we were bombing down a railtrail and when we stopped I realized just how muddy the trail had been....by all the mud caked on his face. Father of the Year moment #32155232

I always had to make sure he a water bottle, extra coat and gloves which was expected, but I also found that keeping some snacks stashed in my pack was a great motivator and morale builder. I tried to build up our rides as adventures too, to increase the father-son bonding as well.

It's a lot of fun, good luck with it!

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Father of the Year moment #32155232

This made me lol.

Here's our other kiddie-transport option (with the wife's Specialized Hardrock):

These have always intrigued me - my son is almost to the age where he could start riding in one. Then again, I take him out in the jogging stroller and he tends to get bored after a while.

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These have always intrigued me - my son is almost to the age where he could start riding in one. Then again, I take him out in the jogging stroller and he tends to get bored after a while.

For the trailer, we (my neighbours have had similar experiences) have all found that you have to consider every conceivable possibility and then some when putting a little one in the trailer. Drinks, snacks, toys, stuffed animals, blankies, clothing that is warm/cold/windproof enough, soothers, shiny objects etc. etc. etc. It really depends on the child's personality, but I found naptime worked pretty well us. The kid can pass out and you can cruise in peace.

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That is how i chose that front seat, figured i could see him so less chance of doing any permanent damage and he might be more entertained. Of course, he has already figured out how to get his helmet off...so that makes for some itneresting on the fly manuevers (+1 for not getting caught by mom)

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I ride a Trek 2.3. I have the unfortunate(for bicycling) problem of being 6'6", which means that a lot of models simply don't exist in a frame size that's suitable for me. I guess I should consider myself lucky, because a couple inches taller and I'd be force to get a frame custom-made - or suffer through a bad fit. I have a 64cm frame size, which is as large as they go, and looks pretty comical next to other, normal-sized bikes.

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My son is ready to go for a spin. The kids love going for rides with me but sometimes I like to run off and find a trail by myself.

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I ride a Trek 2.3. I have the unfortunate(for bicycling) problem of being 6'6", which means that a lot of models simply don't exist in a frame size that's suitable for me. I guess I should consider myself lucky, because a couple inches taller and I'd be force to get a frame custom-made - or suffer through a bad fit. I have a 64cm frame size, which is as large as they go, and looks pretty comical next to other, normal-sized bikes.

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I give you.....Shawn Bradley:

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The bike I'm riding is the Novara Matador, from REI in Ann Arbor, MI. It has 29-inch tires, disc brakes, SRAM X7 drivetrain, and front suspension with a hard tail. It looks like this:

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I see it more often from this angle:

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Note the GPSr on the left side of the handlebar. That's a Garmin Oregon 400t. Its my old reliable stand-by for data, but it excels as a biking HUD, with all the data I want to know on the spot. On my right wrist is a Garmin Forerunner 210 which I use as my primary data-gathering GPS because its newer technology is more accurate. I also have two because I can't live without the awesome GPS maps on the Oregon for geocaching. Also on the bars is a light, a reflector, and a bell to tell people I'm about to overtake their slow behinds. :)

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Here's my new (had it less than a week) bike. Famous Maker Road Bike with Apex from www.nashbar.com

SRAM Apex shifters, derailleurs, crank and cassette.

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Long story short: 34 of us completed the swim battered and bruised, only to be told when we exited the water that the swim leg had been canceled after our wave and that our times would not count. Two former Navy SEALs who also completed the swim said it was as bad as any conditions they ever faced on duty. My legs were pretty much shot at that point, but I regrouped for the time trial bike start, and it was pretty cool being out there on the AC Expressway seeing all the casinos lined up from a distance.

YOU ARE A BEAST. What a story. Kudos on completing that swim.

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I have a Univega Via Carisma that I rescued from a used bike store. I don't think it had seen more than 50 miles when I bought it. I put over 1000 on it last year and those were some of the dirtiest miles it has ever seen. Limestone trails are either dusty when it is dry or muddy when it rains and there is no middle ground.

 

I am in the process of rebuilding an old Japanese Schwinn and turning it into a single speed. Found the frame in a pile at the local bike co-op. It was a small miracle that I found a frame that small. I'm 5'5".

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figured I would post some bike love :)

 

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five bikes on the truck getting ready to ride... 

 

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packing up to ride 160 miles :) a couple of schwins... and a generic one :)

 

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my barbie bike next to the muddy river :)

 

I logged nearly 500 miles this summer... :D it was awesome

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I am deeply happy about the bike love being shown here :D

 

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This is my pride and joy, a Trek 4900 with a few modifications, namely the forks have been replaced with Rock shox TK XC 32's (handlebars, seat and post, pedals, and a few other minor bits and pieces have been replaced). 

 

And I suppose we can have some action shots! Heh, these are a couple of years old, back before I wore out the forks the bike came with. Please ignore my ridiculous facial expressions:

 

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This is the end of the top section of the red World Champs track at Nevis Range, one of my favourite sections, although I always think I'm going to shoot right off of that deceptively flat corner there...

 

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...and the section of the World Champs just down from the first picture. For reference, the drop that I've just come off of is maybe a foot or so high, and somehow I've managed to gain quite a bit of height. Fortunately the over-enthusiasm did not end up in knocking out the photographer!

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Anthem.jpgMy Anthem 29er 

And some Crit-racing action on my Elephant custom steel road racer. (see attachment)

I've got the same bike!!

 

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Also, here is my most recent addition, the bike I'm slowly converting to my commuter.

 

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I've cleaned her up and put a new and new tires on.  Its way faster than my old commuter, an old hard tail that I had with smoother than knobby tires.  Sadly, the commuting season is quickly drawing to a close around here.

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