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@russtopherb that's great to hear she's on board with it man. You'll be thankful. Definitely worth the wait for a fit. I had some of those similar symptoms before the knee/hip pain put me over the edge. 

FWIW, this one is an "endurance" bike. The geometry let's me get into a forward, but comfortable position so there's speed left on the table but I'm able to ride further and still way faster than the other bike I was riding. The tires on it are thin but wide enough and textured so I can hit up gravel if I want. I went with this one over a faster one with racing slicks because a lot of the side roads I ride are tar and chip makeup and it would've made for a bumpy ride. Plus I like off roading occasionally. 

I'm thinking about giving my old bike a tune-up with some MTB tires so I can take it on proper trails. Would be a cheap upgrade to give more variety in my rides but I'm gonna wait until after lockdown for that one. 

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.......tracked by :Arccos:


:ping-small: G410 Plus: Tensei Orange
:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 FW: Tensei Blue

:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 Hy: Fujikura Pro
:ping-small: i500 5-GW: Modus3 105
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60: KBS Tour 90
:MLA: Tour Classic Black w/ :P2-grips-logo:

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30 minutes ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

@russtopherb that's great to hear she's on board with it man. You'll be thankful. Definitely worth the wait for a fit. I had some of those similar symptoms before the knee/hip pain put me over the edge. 

FWIW, this one is an "endurance" bike. The geometry let's me get into a forward, but comfortable position so there's speed left on the table but I'm able to ride further and still way faster than the other bike I was riding. The tires on it are thin but wide enough and textured so I can hit up gravel if I want. I went with this one over a faster one with racing slicks because a lot of the side roads I ride are tar and chip makeup and it would've made for a bumpy ride. Plus I like off roading occasionally. 

I'm thinking about giving my old bike a tune-up with some MTB tires so I can take it on proper trails. Would be a cheap upgrade to give more variety in my rides but I'm gonna wait until after lockdown for that one. 

My wife is a workout fanatic and also has soreness and sometimes pain due to problems with her back and her wrist, so she's all about making sure you have the right equipment to stay relatively pain free. Odds are I'll keep the Specialized and let my son ride it since trade-in is only around $50 and it's got brand new tires & tubes. I do have a local shop 2 blocks from my office, right off one of the major Rhode Island mixed use paths. I have to go to work at least one day this week anyways to get some graphics work done that I can't do from home, so I may mask up and take a walk over as last I heard, they're still open. 

My brother just got fit down in Arkansas and was shocked at the bike he was fit into, it would never have even been a size he would have considered if he hadn't been fit. He's been riding the past month with zero issues and loving it.

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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Very low mileage for me this week. Been battling some food poisoning which has sucked, but thankfully with working from home it's been slightly more bearable than it could have been. Last night was the first time I've gotten a good night of sleep in a bit so I'm hopeful that I'll have the energy to get a few rides & walks in this weekend. Those who've been through this know how much energy gets drained out of you. 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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I'm in!

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Driver: :taylormade-small: R9 SupterTri (Fujikura MotoreF1 65 Stiff shaft, 9.5º)

FW: :callaway-logo-1: X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Green 75 Tx Stiff shaft, 15º)

Hybrid: *Currently Testing* :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5, 18º)

Irons (PW-3) :ping-small: Eye 2's

Wedges (52 & 60): :callaway-logo-1: Mack Daddy 2's

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: :Snell: MTB-Black OR MAXFLI Tour

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Today was more of a round for photography than exercise but I got plenty of both. I loaded the photos to the activity but here’s a little footage I put together too:

 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+
.......tracked by :Arccos:


:ping-small: G410 Plus: Tensei Orange
:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 FW: Tensei Blue

:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 Hy: Fujikura Pro
:ping-small: i500 5-GW: Modus3 105
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60: KBS Tour 90
:MLA: Tour Classic Black w/ :P2-grips-logo:

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Joined! Look forward to training with you all 

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Driver  :titelist-small: TS 2, Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff 9.5* Setting, A2

Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

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Pittsburgh, PA

 

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Going to attempt a run this evening. Keep up the good work everyone!

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Go away rain!

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

FW: :taylormade-small:M4 - 3HL (16.5 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-W KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

My Photography can be seen at Smugmug

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I really wanted to get my first 20mi ride in today, but ended up at 13. I was nearing a point where I would have had to go way out and then back to make it 20, and I knew I had a series of hills coming back that would have done me in. It ended up being the right decision, but I'm going to keep on pushing! 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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Working my way back to the 10k training.

A marathon is waaay too much to train for. I might do a half, but that’s it.

Goal is to run a sub 10 minute 1.5 mile so I can lap the 19-25 year old group at work. I ran a 10:15 last year, so it’s doable.

Lots more speed work upcoming.

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5 hours ago, russtopherb said:

I really wanted to get my first 20mi ride in today, but ended up at 13. I was nearing a point where I would have had to go way out and then back to make it 20, and I knew I had a series of hills coming back that would have done me in. It ended up being the right decision, but I'm going to keep on pushing! 

Definitely better to err on the side of caution. I've accidentally pushed myself too far a few times already thanks to poor route planning. That's the good and bad part of training outside....you can't just jump off and be done. 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+
.......tracked by :Arccos:


:ping-small: G410 Plus: Tensei Orange
:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 FW: Tensei Blue

:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 Hy: Fujikura Pro
:ping-small: i500 5-GW: Modus3 105
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60: KBS Tour 90
:MLA: Tour Classic Black w/ :P2-grips-logo:

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Just joined. My only active friends on Strava before this are a serious triathlete, and an ultra-marathon trail runner who seems to podium at every event he enters, so it tends to be a bit demoralizing to post my workouts! Should I expect the same here?

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Driver - :nike-small: Vapor Speed, 9.5°, Fubuki Z50 S
Hybrid - Warrior 3H

Irons - :wilson_staff_small: D200 5-GW, uniflex, std length/loft/lie
Wedges - :cleveland-small: CBX 52°, 58°
Putter - :1332069271_TommyArmour: Torch 03

Ball - :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

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If no one else's, I know my workouts are way more average so I think you'll be in good company 👍

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Driver: :taylormade-small: R9 SupterTri (Fujikura MotoreF1 65 Stiff shaft, 9.5º)

FW: :callaway-logo-1: X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Green 75 Tx Stiff shaft, 15º)

Hybrid: *Currently Testing* :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5, 18º)

Irons (PW-3) :ping-small: Eye 2's

Wedges (52 & 60): :callaway-logo-1: Mack Daddy 2's

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: :Snell: MTB-Black OR MAXFLI Tour

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Just joined. My only active friends on Strava before this are a serious triathlete, and an ultra-marathon trail runner who seems to podium at every event he enters, so it tends to be a bit demoralizing to post my workouts! Should I expect the same here?


Nope, we accept and appreciate all work outs. I mean I just posted a cool .6 mile run yesterday.

Thanks for joining.

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I'm in I need to lose some winter weight and quarantine weight

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Driver:   :cobra-small: F9 driver 9* stiff shaft 

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* regular shaft

Hybrids:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex  3 & 4 hybrids regular shafts 

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Ben Hogan BHB01 blade

Ball:  :Snell: Black

Bag: 2015 Ogio Chamber Cart Bag & 2018 MyGolfSpy Stand Bag

 

 

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I've been feeling like an absolute slug. Got out for my longest ride to date on Saturday, then haven't had a chance to touch the bike since. Had a socially distanced confirmation get-together down in RI for my nephew on Sunday, then I've had a virtual meeting every single night this week so far. Work has been straight out, so no chances to sneak out for a ride at lunch. Thankfully I've been doing a 20 minute workout every morning before I start working, but other than that, no time on the new bike. I've been itching to get out there! 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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5 hours ago, russtopherb said:

I've been feeling like an absolute slug. Got out for my longest ride to date on Saturday, then haven't had a chance to touch the bike since. Had a socially distanced confirmation get-together down in RI for my nephew on Sunday, then I've had a virtual meeting every single night this week so far. Work has been straight out, so no chances to sneak out for a ride at lunch. Thankfully I've been doing a 20 minute workout every morning before I start working, but other than that, no time on the new bike. I've been itching to get out there! 

If it makes you feel better, mine is in the shop 😢 At least you've you the option to ride sitting in your garage. If you're looking to get out for a 20 miler soon, one thing I've found helpful to increase distance is to find a nice midway point you can relax for a snack and break then ride home. Just a thought. 

There's an island I really want to ride to when I get my bike back but it's about 45 miles round trip. Kinda nervous about it so we'll see how I'm feeling when the time comes. Could be a good time to bring the drone for an extended stop. 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+
.......tracked by :Arccos:


:ping-small: G410 Plus: Tensei Orange
:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 FW: Tensei Blue

:cobra-small: King F7 3/4 Hy: Fujikura Pro
:ping-small: i500 5-GW: Modus3 105
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60: KBS Tour 90
:MLA: Tour Classic Black w/ :P2-grips-logo:

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10 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

If it makes you feel better, mine is in the shop 😢 At least you've you the option to ride sitting in your garage. If you're looking to get out for a 20 miler soon, one thing I've found helpful to increase distance is to find a nice midway point you can relax for a snack and break then ride home. Just a thought. 

There's an island I really want to ride to when I get my bike back but it's about 45 miles round trip. Kinda nervous about it so we'll see how I'm feeling when the time comes. Could be a good time to bring the drone for an extended stop. 

Thanks for the tip! I actually felt pretty good after the 15mi ride as far as stamina and leg strength. I thought I'd be closer to 20 based on my pre-route planning but it ended up not working out that way, perhaps because it was a circular route vs going the opposite direction on the way back. I may try doing 10mi out, stop for a snack, then 10mi back this weekend.  

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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A tip for out and back routes, especially if you're going to push your endurance limit, is to go out into the wind, so you have a tailwind on the way home. It's so much easier, especially mentally!

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15 hours ago, Siamese Moose said:

A tip for out and back routes, especially if you're going to push your endurance limit, is to go out into the wind, so you have a tailwind on the way home. It's so much easier, especially mentally!

Unfortunately since I live on the coast, the wind is constantly swirling so there's no way to plan routes based on wind direction. It is what it is.


In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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