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Old 03-11-2005, 20:21   #1
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It (she?) finally arrived

It took over a month, but my 2001 Connie finally hit the driveway tonight at 7pm. I can't wait for the light of day to give it a good bath and onceover.

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http://www.twtex.com/viewtopic.php?t=3652
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Old 03-12-2005, 16:43   #2
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Congrats on the new ride! She's a bute
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Old 03-12-2005, 18:30   #3
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Thanks. Just got back in from my first serious ride in 25 years... put on 163 miles and that's plenty for today. My butt is sore.
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Old 03-12-2005, 20:50   #4
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Nice ride. I miss TX; it was 30 degrees with flurries here.
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Old 03-12-2005, 21:15   #5
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It hit 80 today, but windy as hell... gusts to about 30 kts. It was NOT enjoyable when I'd hit a big spot with no trees around me to slow down the wind.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:30   #6
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I put in nearly 450-miles just this last weekend about half and half on Saturday and Sunday. Butt is good. Back is good. Knees locked up a bit and the right hand's numbness increased quite a bit by Sunday's afternoon, but I gotta get used to racking up the mileage. I had to deal with a slight drizzle and some crosswinds as well but nothing too bad.
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Old 03-14-2005, 13:34   #7
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Another 50 today. I have to ease into this. I got a MASSIVE cramp in my upper left thigh after riding the other day, and it started to cramp up a little today. Maybe I just need more fluid intake before I go riding?

I too want to build up my endurance. There is a SS1000 in June from Houston to Ft Stockton and back that I'd like to ride, but I don't think that 2-3 months will be enough for me to build up to that long a ride.
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Old 03-14-2005, 14:09   #8
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Yes, drink lots of water BEFORE, DURING and AFTER!!! Also, check out your seating position. It could be that your legs are curled up too high as well. You may need a higher seat. Also, have faith in the ride. I'm already working up to 300-mile one-day ride, and my bike is nowhere as comfortable as yours. If that seat doesn't cut it, you'll have to go aftermarket and I highly recommend Sargent seat. It ain't cheap but it's superb. You can either buy a seat from them or send your seat in for them to reupholster.

http://www.sargentcycle.com
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