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Congrats on the new bike. V-e-r-y nice machine. Getting on a sweet road bike after riding a MTB on the tar is like jumping into a Ferrari (the 2nd sweetest Italian machine! ) after driving an AU Falcon, don't you agree? Enjoy!
P.S. I do hope that no-one takes me seriously when I crap on about Bianchis.... I'm actually taking the p*ss out of the tossers around Beach Rd, Melbourne that ride them. I'm sure these tossers are absolutely mortified when they see me riding passed wearing el-cheapo UNO jerseys!! Oh the shame of riding an Italian bike wearing a jersey that doesn't look like a mobile billboard!
Who cares! Ride whatever you want and is comfortable with. It's the engine and the health benefit that counts. Everything else are all a bit of a play.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple
Finally got to take her out for a spin today, it must have been 7 weeks or so since my last ride due to weather, flats, slackness, (insert other reasons here). I was pooped, need more riding and better weather to rebuild a decent level of fitness again.
Initial impressions after a 35 minute ride (distance unknown) :-
Firstly is the riding position (compare to mtb), even to the top of the bars is a height difference of 18cms and 22cm to the middle of the drops, add a bit more for the bottom.
Steering is scalpel sharp, you have to be more precise in your hand and feet movements and turning to look over your shoulder produces a change of line.
Roads become silken, with only drains and tarmac ripples moving through the frame and bars. Bumpy paths are a little more disruptive to the ride but that is to be expected in the forks at least against a front suspension mtb. It is exceptionally smooth, the gear changes are wonderful and the frame really does just soak up 'normal' road irregularities.
As a bonus, she is very easy to lift over the car bonnet I did a dodgy weight comparo as best I could, standing both bikes vertical on a set of scales -
Boulder SE - 15.6kgs
OCR C3 - 7.7kgs
Carbonella (or Carbonetta haven't quite decided yet) is currently decked out with a new hand pump, bottle carrier and very expensive Kmart Huffy under seat tool carrier. Pictures to follow soon.
Overall impressions so far =
Hehehe, another convert
Welcome to the four wheeled Giant club mate
Have a blast! anytime, any surface
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
Naaaw..... I used a clear plastic water bottle under the opposite side pedal, (bike only fell over once ..damn wind), and then just edited it out roughly after I assembled the composite picture. Even with the bottle there it isn't toooo distracting.
Lets see your ride
Very nice OCR gsxrboy ! Love the colour combo.....
Got to love the ride of full carbon frame, smooth for my 'ol body ! but as sharp as a knife in steering....
His Felt Carbon F5C ' 07.....
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