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Old 01-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Any cyclists?

When we get our trailer I am looking forward to riding some new roads and organized rides in different parts of the country. Anybody else take along a road bike? Mine is a Cannondale CAAD9 with full Ultegra group.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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I have a Shogun 200 road bike that I bought new in 1986 that I use as my road bike, but I don't usually take that along when camping. I have a Trek 830 that I take with me when traveling.....that can do everything from mountain paths, gravel bike trails, and of course road riding....although not quite as efficient and comfortable as my Shogun on the road.

Overall, I got in a little over 1200 miles last year.....mostly on the Shogun.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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I have a Roubaix with 105 but I never bring it camping. Mainly because I have no where to put it where it won't get rained on. I don't mind a little rain but if rains for a day or two at a time then I prefer it to be inside. Also, no one can keep up with me and I can't go off by myself for long stretches so it's a waste to bring my best bike. I end up bringing a fixie/single speed most places. It's lightweight and I don't need to worry about the derrailleurs getting banged up during transport. Plus it's just plain fun to ride.
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My wife and I (and sometimes the kids) race triathlon while camping. In fact, quite a bit of our camping schedule is determined by the race schedule so we usually take along all of our bikes - 5-7 total.

My current time-trial bike serves as my "road bike". Its a Felt B2 Pro with Dura-Ace.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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Wow; how do you carry that many bikes?
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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We don't race but if the road conditions permit my wife and I take out road bikes with us. DW made covers for the bikes and they fit in the 5th when we are parked. I would not leave them outside either.

I ride a Giant TCR C0 and my wife a Specialized Ruby Comp. Safe biking to all.
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We typically carry four bikes at a time, all mountain bikes. We ride leisurely mostly. I ride mine for exercise, but the wife and kids just ride for fun. None of our bikes are anything you'd worry too much about getting wet.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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Wow; how do you carry that many bikes?
Its tight, that's for sure. We can fit up to three kid's bikes and two of ours in the aisle in the trailer. Then two more bikes on a Yakima roof rack on the Sequoia. Technically, that Yakima could hold more if I had the right attachments for our truck, but its not needed (right now). Typically, we carry only three kids and two of ours.
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there's a lot of cyclists here, though mainly mtn. bikers.
i'm mainly a mtn. biker but do road bike for fitness. i have one that i built with Shimano 105 group, Performance aluminum frame and carbon fork.
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I used to ride for fitness and raced amateur on a Raleigh Professional frameset, Campagnolo components with steel track pedals and Cinelli track handle bar and stem.
The frameset was built for the Raleigh factory racing team. At the end of the season a surplus of 50 framesets were shipped to America. 2 of them came to Oregon and I bought one of them. I bought it from Franz Pauwels who was a former Belgian national champion. Franz owned Kissler's Schwinn in Beaverton when I worked there.
Now I ride for fun and to take the dogs on runs with a Diamond Back Response Elite.
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