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11-17-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Mtl01

I always found November to be a bit gloomy and...

I always found November to be a bit gloomy and depressing. Long winter ahead.

However, we just got our 1st real snow of the season and everything is covered in a white blanket which helps lighten...
10-06-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,748
Views: 736,250
Posted By Mtl01

Beautiful Fall weather for a ride today 20C...

Beautiful Fall weather for a ride today 20C (68F). Trees starting to show full Fall colors, letting me know to enjoy it while I can, lol.

...
09-29-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,716
Posted By Mtl01

I don't really keep track of my average speed (I...

I don't really keep track of my average speed (I would guess it's around 13-15 mph). I'm in Canada, so we measure in kilometers per hour, so the averages sound much faster, lol.

What I do...
09-02-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,748
Views: 736,250
Posted By Mtl01

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Guess what's on the way in my part of world, lol. Took this Aug 31. Don't...
11-17-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,697
Posted By Mtl01

For me, it's about getting some exercise doing...

For me, it's about getting some exercise doing something I really enjoy. it's been a big part of my commitment to a better and healthier lifestyle (exercise, weight reduction, eating healthier, less...
10-30-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,888
Posted By Mtl01

Winter is coming... ...

Winter is coming...

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10-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By Mtl01

Had a great year as well. First full season since...

Had a great year as well. First full season since I retired and got in over 3200 km (around 2000 miles).

Managed to get a new road bike at the end of the season. Feel lucky to get one given the...
10-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,557
Posted By Mtl01

My new Domane al5. First road bike since the mid...

My new Domane al5. First road bike since the mid 80's. Very smooth ride and crisp shifting. Love it so far, lol....
06-05-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By Mtl01

I bought a FX2 with disc brakes last year (2019...

I bought a FX2 with disc brakes last year (2019 model) and have put around 1200 kilometres on it with no issues. It's been a great bike on almost all road surfaces. I'm generally on pavement but do...
10-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 33,175
Posted By Mtl01

Let us know what you get. I got a FX 2 in...

Let us know what you get.

I got a FX 2 in the spring and love the bike. I've covered all kind of roads surfaces with no issues this summer.

As the distance I traveled each ride increased a fair...
07-21-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,558
Posted By Mtl01

I got a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses with my...

I got a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses with my progressive prescription. They were quite expensive but work very well for me. I use them for driving and cycling.

I haven't had any issue with then...
05-30-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,221
Posted By Mtl01

Let us know if you find the carbon fork absorbs...

Let us know if you find the carbon fork absorbs the road imperfections better that the aluminum fork on your FX 2 did.

I'm quite curious.

By the way, I almost bought that very bike in red...
05-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By Mtl01

That's a mighty fine bike for your 1st one in 30...

That's a mighty fine bike for your 1st one in 30 years, lol.

Enjoy!
05-20-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mtl01

Was fighting the wind on today's ride (steady 46...

Was fighting the wind on today's ride (steady 46 km with gusts up to 61 km). That really cuts into the overall distance I can put in. Little less distance for the day is no biggie. The important...
05-19-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mtl01

I have the opposite problem here in Montreal. We...

I have the opposite problem here in Montreal. We still are barely breaking into the low 60's. Add some clouds and wind and the biking conditions have been awful so far this season.

Had to end a...
05-18-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 25,919
Posted By Mtl01

Always wear one. Seen enough other bikers...

Always wear one.

Seen enough other bikers take tumbles (even those riding at slow or casual paces) to understand it's foolish to not wear one.
05-14-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 746,876
Posted By Mtl01

I just got the FX 2 with hydraulic disk brakes...

I just got the FX 2 with hydraulic disk brakes and love the bike (the 700x35 tires are perfect IMO).

I seriously thought about the FX 3. The main difference was that it had a carbon fiber front...
05-10-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,782
Posted By Mtl01

I should have also mentioned that the guy at the...

I should have also mentioned that the guy at the bike shop didn't think that gloves with too much padding was a very good idea. I got the Bontrager Solstice gloves that aren't too padded and they...
05-09-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,782
Posted By Mtl01

My problem was mostly with my wrists hurting (I...

My problem was mostly with my wrists hurting (I ride a hybrid). I just got summer gloves with small pads and they seem to be helping a lot. That little bit of padding on the palms really makes a...
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