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Old 13th November 2013, 14:20   #436
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SDP, how much did it cost? Is the Rockrider 5.0 available? I don't see its listing on their website.
5.1 -> 14K INR. This is what I picked up.
5.2 -> ~23K INR. A friend has this.

When I picked up the 5.1, I did see the 5.0 at Decathalon.
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Is the Rockrider 5.0 available? I don't see its listing on their website.
I was also looking for RR 5.0 and other bikes. When I wrote to the customer care about the bikes being absent from the website, they replied that they have stopped selling online and shipping 5.0 and below for the moment as there is a quality issue with packaging and shipment that damaged the bikes. On the other hand, the bikes would be available in brand and partner stores
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To add variety to my exercise, bought a Rockrider 5.1 from Decathalon yesterday. Here are some pics I clicked in the morning:
Hi SDP, nice bike. just a question, have you invested in a bike helmet or not, if no, then please do asap,( world is full of crazy people). If planning to ride in dark, get a torch//flash light/floroscent jacket

Secondly for noting distance covered/time are you using the apps available on phone or using the cyclocomputer which is put on handle.( I use a cyclocomputer, shows me distance/speed/clock so serves the purpose)
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The week that was

Mon:
10 & 20 min cycling

Tue, Wed, Thu:
10 min cycling
Upper body & arms stretching & strengthening exercises

Fri & Sun:
10 min cycling
Lower back & legs stretching & strengthening exercises

Sat:
10 min cycling
Combined short exercise routine
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Old 20th November 2013, 11:45   #440
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Hi SDP, nice bike. just a question, have you invested in a bike helmet or not, if no, then please do asap,( world is full of crazy people). If planning to ride in dark, get a torch//flash light/floroscent jacket

Secondly for noting distance covered/time are you using the apps available on phone or using the cyclocomputer which is put on handle.( I use a cyclocomputer, shows me distance/speed/clock so serves the purpose)
Thanks mm403! I do have a bike helmet and recently picked up front and rear LED blinkers and a cyclocomputer from Decathalon. Planning to pick up a powerful torch as well soon.

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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control

1. Rode the bike on 4 days. Total Kms till date is 130.

#2 Reading
1. Completed stress-free living book.

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 4 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About 3 hours.
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The week that was

Mon & Wed:
Cycling for 10 Min
Lower back & legs stretching and strengthening exercises


Tue & Thu:
Cycling for 10 Min
Upper back, arms and neck stretching and strengthening exercises


Fri, Sat & Sun:
Visited Tirupathi
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Old 26th November 2013, 16:45   #442
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Finally getting a chance to update this:
After lot of running here and there, I finally managed to get a cycle. Took delivery of shiny brand new Firefox Target 21S last Sunday .

As per planned, I cycle every early morning. Have started with slow and steady approach, increasing distance on day-to-day basis.

Day 1 cycled for ~ 7kms. Day 2 increased to ~9.5kms. Legs are still good, they are not showing any signs of pain .

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please post some pics

I have been planning for a Firefox as well for a while now, safe storage is slowing me down :(
Hey ajit. An extensive photoshoot like SDP sirjee is still pending. For quick glance, this is the cycle which I got: http://www.firefoxbikes.com/Hardtail_26Target21Spd.html#

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please post some pics

I have been planning for a Firefox as well for a while now, safe storage is slowing me down :(
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Finally getting a chance to update this:
After lot of running here and there, I finally managed to get a cycle. Took delivery of shiny brand new Firefox Target 21S last Sunday .
How much did you pay for this bicycle?
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As per planned, I cycle every early morning. Have started with slow and steady approach, increasing distance on day-to-day basis.

Day 1 cycled for ~ 7kms. Day 2 increased to ~9.5kms. Legs are still good, they are not showing any signs of pain .
Your legs might not feel pain but your bottom would. I intend to get into cycling but before buying I wanted to get a feel whether I like it or not. I rented one bicycle, La Soverign Navigator, for two weeks. Been cycling for last 4 days. Don't feel any pain in the legs but bottoms and lower back pains a lot.
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Don't feel any pain in the legs but bottoms and lower back pains a lot.
A wrong seat position and handlebar height. Do adjust it before it aggravates the back problem.

My log:
@work out: 6-8 hrs of Gym (weekly) - whole body workout + 25mins of cross-trainer; Cycling 6 kms to work daily (Mon-Fri).

@Work: as usual a very calm phase, so relaxed and regular. No lags or pending works, that by itself is an achievement

Now it has started to snow since last night and temperatures have dropped to -5 C but I hope to continue cycling atleast until the temperatures reach double digits.
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How much did you pay for this bicycle?


Your legs might not feel pain but your bottom would. I intend to get into cycling but before buying I wanted to get a feel whether I like it or not. I rented one bicycle, La Soverign Navigator, for two weeks. Been cycling for last 4 days. Don't feel any pain in the legs but bottoms and lower back pains a lot.
Got it for 18,640 on-road .
As of now bottom only pains while sitting, once I start off its ok. I think the bottom needs some time to get used to cycle seat .
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A wrong seat position and handlebar height. Do adjust it before it aggravates the back problem.
So what should go up and what should come down?
I took few measurements today. The seat height is 34 inch from the ground. I am 5' 6".

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Now it has started to snow since last night and temperatures have dropped to -5 C but I hope to continue cycling atleast until the temperatures reach double digits.
I also follow your rocket engines thread. I thought you were in Chennai when you were explaining the Mangalyaan orbitor mission.
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So what should go up and what should come down?
I took few measurements today. The seat height is 34 inch from the ground. I am 5' 6".
I also follow your rocket engines thread. I thought you were in Chennai when you were explaining the Mangalyaan orbitor mission.
I prefer to have a high seating position (i am 1.83 m [SI units] and for those who are American followers I am 5' 12" = 6') and a medium handlebar position for short rides. I ride a max. 10kms everyday. So, if you do ride you cycle only for fitness and cross over 10kms(one way) I would say, prefer a straight back position (not a full 90) but with slight tolerance. Wear a hip belt if you are badly discomforted.

But the whole set up also depends on what kind of a bike you have. A moutain bike with shock absorbers afront will be by default in a raised position giving you a good more or less straight back one and a racing or street bike will give you a lean forward position (bloody aerodynamics). Another important point is how much your knees bend(loads acting on them) during pedalling.
Check here: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/sport/a/bikefit.htm and adjust your settings accordingly.

Another one which I use: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
very very detailed info here!

Hope it helps!

OT: -5 C in chennai!! Sounds really fantastic!!

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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Rode the bike on 5 days. Total Kms till date is 160.

#2 Reading
1. Started "Fifth Discipline"

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 3 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About 1 hour.

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PS: Dodge_Viper, congratulations for the FireFox! Have fun!
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OT: -5 C in chennai!! Sounds really fantastic!!
Thanks for the tips and links AlphaKilo. Will try to adjust settings of bicycle.

The question on Chennai was to get your actual location, but looks like you were not going to tell it the easy way . So just googled with your location codes and I think you juggle between Chennai - Bremen -Munich.
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