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    So, this completely sucks....

    Get a new bike; promptly get wicked sick, still too puny to attempt to get out today.
    So, I have a brand new bike sitting here in my office, great Colorado weather, trails getting drier by the minute, but I can't get out and ride.

    A big shout out to Tony and the guys at Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters, who extended the same 2011 close out pricing on their remaining stock, on a bike they had to order from Trek for me.

    So, for now, I get to stare at my 2011 Trek Hifi Deluxe, 23in frame.
    I am hoping that I am feeling well enough to ride tomorrow.
    BT
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    Quote Originally Posted by btadlock View Post
    Get a new bike; promptly get wicked sick, still too puny to attempt to get out today.
    So, I have a brand new bike sitting here in my office, great Colorado weather, trails getting drier by the minute, but I can't get out and ride.

    A big shout out to Tony and the guys at Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters, who extended the same 2011 close out pricing on their remaining stock, on a bike they had to order from Trek for me.

    So, for now, I get to stare at my 2011 Trek Hifi Deluxe, 23in frame.
    I am hoping that I am feeling well enough to ride tomorrow.
    Suck it up and go ride. You'll feel better from the adrenaline.

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    I know exactly how you feel. I did a major upgrade (Lefty, Envy wheels) on my Pivot 2 weeks ago and then it got cold and snowy, then I got sick. The bike was just sitting there in the garage mocking me. Today, finally, I'm going to go see if I can ride without hacking up a lung. I have high hopes....

    [edit: "wicked" sick? Are you a transplant from Maine?]

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    Suck it up and go ride. You'll feel better from the adrenaline.
    I think you just impugned my character ......dude, you have no idea how wickedly sick I was, I am still afraid to eat.
    But perhaps your are right, I should just man up and throw a leg over.
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    That does suck, go for a neighborhood cruise and see how you feel!!

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    Sucks man, sorry. I was couch-ridden for 4-5 days last week and I'm still not 100%. Don't rush it, good weather will be here for a while. Or here and gone and back again.
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    Take your new bike home with you, put the wifey on the couch/new bike in bed with you, bond and such, ride when you can.
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    [edit: "wicked" sick? Are you a transplant from Maine?]
    Not even close, grew up in Arkansas, spent 13 years in FL, then NC & OH, been here 11 years.
    Wicked was the appropriate adjective to describe how sick I was Sunday/Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Take your new bike home with you, put the wifey on the couch/new bike in bed with you, bond and such, ride when you can.
    Very close, the bike is within arms length here in my home office, been staring at it for 3 days now.
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    I can relate - caught a virus and am in day 6 of a nasty cold, and the weather is great here in Evergreen. Snow coming back in several days, and then I will get over this bug!

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    Two seasons ago I had a new ride built. Then I promptly sprained my f'n ankle off a curb walkin the dog. THAT sucks.

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    Just got my HiFi and did first ride yesterday...love it.

    I'm 6-2, the lbs insisted the 21 inch is what I should ride, that the 23 is for the 6-5 guys. I did ride both in the lot, but all the guys in the shop insisted that the 23 would be too big. After suffering on a 17 inch frame (my first FSP from REI a few years ago...and I was too stupid to understand what I was doing), getting the right frame size was a big deal for me this time.

    So gotta ask...how tall are you...and how do you like the 23?
    Dude, It's time to ride.
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    you couldn't pay me to break another drek

    fit doesn't matter when it's just going to FAIL anyways

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    I got sidelined for a week after I had a kidney stone. Getting sidelined like that sucked but the great thing about kidney stones is it feels so good when the pain stops. I think the Navy Seals pass kidney stones as part of their training. Anyway, similarly once you get riding again, you'll appreciate it that much more. Last week it sucked to be me. This week it sucks to be you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phkemp View Post
    Just got my HiFi and did first ride yesterday...love it.

    I'm 6-2, the lbs insisted the 21 inch is what I should ride, that the 23 is for the 6-5 guys. I did ride both in the lot, but all the guys in the shop insisted that the 23 would be too big. After suffering on a 17 inch frame (my first FSP from REI a few years ago...and I was too stupid to understand what I was doing), getting the right frame size was a big deal for me this time.

    So gotta ask...how tall are you...and how do you like the 23?
    6-5 and the 23in 29er is the best fitting bike I have had, the right frame size is the key for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    you couldn't pay me to break another drek

    fit doesn't matter when it's just going to FAIL anyways
    can you expound on your negative experience with Trek?
    what/how/when did you experience a failure?

    Not wishing to start a flame fest, just need to know if/what I need to be on the lookout for.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btadlock View Post
    Get a new bike; promptly get wicked sick, still too puny to attempt to get out today.
    So, I have a brand new bike sitting here in my office, great Colorado weather, trails getting drier by the minute, but I can't get out and ride.

    A big shout out to Tony and the guys at Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters, who extended the same 2011 close out pricing on their remaining stock, on a bike they had to order from Trek for me.

    So, for now, I get to stare at my 2011 Trek Hifi Deluxe, 23in frame.
    I am hoping that I am feeling well enough to ride tomorrow.
    EBO are good people, but I'm with KC on this. You messed up by buying a Trek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    EBO are good people, but I'm with KC on this. You messed up by buying a Trek.
    Please elaborate, thanks.

    Not trying to start a flame war....just interested in your perspective.
    Thanks.
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