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    Cool New to the forum!

    I just registered and the site is persistently asking me to post a hello message, which doesn't seem like a bad idea, so here I go: Hi all!

    I just got my 1st road bike 2 days ago, a 2011 Trek Madone 4.7, and, since I'm new to road bikes in general, I'm still trying to figure things out (like where do I sit..?). There's a lot of information on this site so I'm sure that will help a lot with my questions.

    Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope to see at least a few of you out there on the road.

    Ricky

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    Welcome. You sit on the saddle, but you should stand up often ;-)

    You'll probably get some ribbing about your user name. Don't take it personally. There's some history of comments and questions about trek bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek View Post
    (like where do I sit..?)
    ... Well, if you're the 800 pound gorilla, I think we all know the answer...

    What an interesting screen name. I wish I had a mind like that

    Welcome to the road less traveled... but what travels you can have.

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    trek -- do they make good bikes?
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    I'm surprised that the screen name wasn't already taken...no I'm not.

    What are you gonna do if you get a different bike but build up a history of posts that you are proud of? Seems like a terrible dillema. Personally I have decided to never, under any circumstances, to leave Boston.
    I ride mostly in the honorable pursuit of being kissed on both cheeks at the same time by one blond and one brunette. But not redheads, they scare me.

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    And I've vowed never to change my pretend name.

    It's always a good idea to post a picture of yourself on the bike, from the side with the pedals in the 12 and 6 o'clock positions, and ask for advice on the fit. This is sure to generate lots of comments and helpful advice.
    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?

    One.

    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    Welcome. You sit on the saddle, but you should stand up often ;-)
    Is that what that little thing is for...?

    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    You'll probably get some ribbing about your user name. Don't take it personally. There's some history of comments and questions about trek bikes.
    Oh, I knew that was coming before I signed up! I already see a few here. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    ... Well, if you're the 800 pound gorilla, I think we all know the answer...

    What an interesting screen name. I wish I had a mind like that

    Welcome to the road less traveled... but what travels you can have.
    Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm already feeling right at home, which is not necessarily a good thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooBig View Post
    trek -- do they make good bikes?
    Hmm... Good question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    I'm surprised that the screen name wasn't already taken...no I'm not.

    What are you gonna do if you get a different bike but build up a history of posts that you are proud of? Seems like a terrible dillema. Personally I have decided to never, under any circumstances, to leave Boston.
    What does my screen name has to do with my bike? I'm just a Star Trek fan... Ohhhhh I get it. Yeah, dude... You're stuck in Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek View Post
    What does my screen name has to do with my bike? I'm just a Star Trek fan... Ohhhhh I get it. Yeah, dude... You're stuck in Boston.
    New to the forum!-spock.jpg

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    Hello Rick, beware there are some shady characters on this forum. You will learn who gives the good advice and who are full of hot air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    I'm surprised that the screen name wasn't already taken...no I'm not.

    What are you gonna do if you get a different bike but build up a history of posts that you are proud of? Seems like a terrible dillema. Personally I have decided to never, under any circumstances, to leave Boston.
    Agreed, but not as bad as getting a tattoo of your girlfriends name on your arm. Always the kiss of death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek View Post
    I just registered and the site is persistently asking me to post a hello message, which doesn't seem like a bad idea, so here I go: Hi all!
    What's your personal contact info? I want to persistently ask you to send me $.

    Welcome to RBR and congrasts on the bike.

    Send me money.
    I ride mostly in the honorable pursuit of being kissed on both cheeks at the same time by one blond and one brunette. But not redheads, they scare me.

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    Re: New to the forum!

    Welcome to the dark side. We have bikes here

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    What's your personal contact info? I want to persistently ask you to send me $.
    Yeah, that does not sound like a good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    Welcome to RBR and congrasts on the bike.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    Send me money.
    Oh! Uhm... what was your address again?

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