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    Bike technology

    I set a personal record on a difficult climb yesterday at the age of 61, beating an old record of mine from quite a long time ago. The beauty of spending way too much money on bikes is that I can delude myself into thinking I'm as strong as I ever was. Money well spent!

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    Wait a minute.
    At 61, just how long ago is "quite a long time ago"?

    Congrats! That's what I am chasing every day.

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    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    Well, thank you. A great excuse to buy another bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Wait a minute.
    At 61, just how long ago is "quite a long time ago"?

    Congrats! That's what I am chasing every day.

    -F
    It was 7 years ago, according to my copious notes. But before that, my bike was pretty bad, so all of those times fell by the wayside with my prior technology upgrade.

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    It's not about the bike, it's the engine you are more awesome now.
    But yes, go spend money on things to keep you healthy & active! People spend way more on way worse crap. At least, that is what I tell myself(and my reasoning to my skeptical hubby)
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    It's not about the bike. Though it can certainly make things fun. As an engineer, I'm always tinkering. It's not the miles (or the $$), it's the smiles..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    It's not about the bike, it's the engine
    Maybe, but in thirty years, when the engine's a pile of rust, it'll be the guy with the ceramic bearings in his wheelchair that'll get all the really hot chicks! I'm banking on tech improvements from now on

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    Pics or it didnt happen! : ) what kind of bike is responsible for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightops View Post
    Pics or it didnt happen! : ) what kind of bike is responsible for this?
    My first upgrade was from a steel hard everything to a Sugar 2 in about '98 or so (king of chain suck!), then a Yeti 575 in about 2005 (nice bike, even better when I put a 120-150 fork on it), then a Pivot 5.7c last summer, which was another huge improvement. The gear just keeps getting better!

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    Find on old Klein Mantra and you'll climb even faster!

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