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Zurichman

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It's official - the good folks at UPS just delivered the Roker. Wish me luck that it goes together without issue tonight so can hit some gravel tomorrow.   Today was sunny and low 40's so recent the snow is nearly gone and the roads should be in great shape. Woohooooo!!!

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Big time congrats NoCoGreg. Hope it goes together like a breeze or tailwind. lol It's is really cold here around 14 deg. F right now. Couple that off with them really salted the roads heavy I can't get myself talked into taking my bike out in all that salt. Look forward to your ride report here.


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Roker Comp ride#2

73 deg. F here today so yeah it's time to get the first ride in for the year. First I have to find my cycling shoes/set bag that has the big tire in it and get the bento box mounted on it Time to ride. May as well go big or stay at home. So why not climb the local mt. that always kicks my butt. First ride of the season indoor or outdoor. Probably only miss about 15-20 shifts going out. The mt. is 3 miles @ 7-8% slope constant. They did major road repair on it around hunting season I was told. Pretty much all the washboard ruts are gone and really pretty smooth. I stopped once about 1/2 mile into the climb. From there just put it in granny and grind. Every have one of those rides where the wind is in your face and the same going back. This ride was kind of a new one for me on gravel. Since we had a 3-5" snow last Sat. and so the road was still wet and because it is very sandy it was sticking to my tires on the climb causing resistance and just slowing me down some more. I was super pleased with the Roker tonight. I did seem to learn the shift on the way home and only missed about 10 gears or so. The bike seems to have attitude so i left it know one thing straight up. If you don't cooperate you will be staying home. After tonight's ride I have no planes on switching to Shimano 2x. Thanks for shifting tip drwelby. I guess that is all for now but don't know when I felt more alive on the bike than tonight in quite some time.

The Roker was awesome on the climb tonight.

Zman

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