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Picked up the thing.

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I went by the bike shop this morning and picked up my new Salsa Journeyman Soras 700. Normally the owner would break out the training stand, camera and computer and do a full fitting, but currently they can’t folks back in the shop. That will have to happen at a later time, but after the inaugural ride I’ve got an idea of what needs to be adjusted.

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A big-time biking friend of mine joined me an inaugural ride over lunch along the Rio Grande. It was a fantastic ride along a mix of road, paved trail and gravel ditch banks. My legs have a lot of getting in shape to do, but it was still very enjoyable.

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In the spirit of safety third, I also picked up a brightly colored brain bucket. To make up for it I peeled the warning labels off the bike.

To get the accessorizing started, I ordered a top tube bag and some front and rear lights for it

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