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Our first 50 km on bike. Should take her in real tour some day :)

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It feels like it’s been raining non-stop. First good weekend ride of the year.

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COMMENTS

  • Sir_Win
    3 points May 25,2019, 12:15pm

    Spoiler: it’s raining again

  • notimebetterthannow
    3 points May 25,2019, 12:43pm

    You must live in the midwest.

  • Last_Rogue
    2 points May 25,2019, 12:43pm

    My first road bike was a 2011 Defy 2. I loved that thing.

  • headwinds_everywh6
    2 points May 25,2019, 2:27pm

    I absolutely loved my defy. Very, very comfortable on long rides and super reliable for a great price. They cheaped out on some stuff but once that was taken care of I rode without a single issue for many miles.

  • melee_noodle
    -2 points May 25,2019, 12:56pm

    Why do you have 2 water bottles?

COMMENTS

  • Sir_Win
    3 points May 25,2019, 12:15pm

    Spoiler: it’s raining again

  • notimebetterthannow
    3 points May 25,2019, 12:43pm

    You must live in the midwest.

  • Last_Rogue
    2 points May 25,2019, 12:43pm

    My first road bike was a 2011 Defy 2. I loved that thing.

  • BlueCollarAsshole
    2 points May 25,2019, 12:57pm

    What bar tape is that? I want

  • headwinds_everywh6
    2 points May 25,2019, 2:27pm

    I absolutely loved my defy. Very, very comfortable on long rides and super reliable for a great price. They cheaped out on some stuff but once that was taken care of I rode without a single issue for many miles.

  • melee_noodle
    -2 points May 25,2019, 12:56pm

    Why do you have 2 water bottles?

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NBD! (And my first real bike!)

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COMMENTS

  • Ethanator10000
    3 points May 25,2019, 5:19pm

    It's a Louis Garneau Garibaldi g4, I rode it today and I'm absolutely it love with it

  • Foggylemming
    1 points May 25,2019, 6:08pm

    Nice to see a fellow Ottawa/gatineau rider on reddit! Funny thing is, I bought my first “real” bike too a couple of weeks ago ... and its a Garneau too! Now a road bike like yours, a hybrid, but still!

  • SpecializedCalm
    1 points May 25,2019, 6:25pm

    SWEET!!!

  • datavirtue
    1 points May 25,2019, 8:15pm

    What is the drive train?

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  • Ethanator10000
    3 points May 25,2019, 5:19pm

    It's a Louis Garneau Garibaldi g4, I rode it today and I'm absolutely it love with it

  • Foggylemming
    1 points May 25,2019, 6:08pm

    Nice to see a fellow Ottawa/gatineau rider on reddit! Funny thing is, I bought my first “real” bike too a couple of weeks ago ... and its a Garneau too! Now a road bike like yours, a hybrid, but still!

  • SpecializedCalm
    1 points May 25,2019, 6:25pm

    SWEET!!!

  • datavirtue
    1 points May 25,2019, 8:14pm

    Looks like a sweet road/gravel/commuter. Love a versatile bike.

    BTW...get rid of those tires. The same ones came stock on my Fuji Sportif and they are absolute crap. Ruin the bike's ride and are dangerous. The casing and tread split apart and both tires cracked around the entire sidewall in first season. I recently changed to some Michelin Proteks that I picked up for $25 each at the lbs. Much better.

    Your bike would likely fit 700x32.

  • datavirtue
    1 points May 25,2019, 8:15pm

    What is the drive train?

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steel feel

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  • ghosty17x
    2 points May 24,2019, 2:08pm

    Drake Stadium?

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  • ghosty17x
    2 points May 24,2019, 2:08pm

    Drake Stadium?

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I love that picture of the dorky dude drinking his water backwards, so when I saw a sign for photos in 1/4 mi, I decided to give it a fresh take.

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COMMENTS

  • 10speedguy
    1 points May 24,2019, 7:05pm

    Love the bottle squirt, way to commit to the bit!

  • turealis
    1 points May 24,2019, 8:32pm

    Well done.

  • andrethetiny
    1 points May 24,2019, 8:46pm

    this rocks.

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  • 10speedguy
    1 points May 24,2019, 7:05pm

    Love the bottle squirt, way to commit to the bit!

  • turealis
    1 points May 24,2019, 8:32pm

    Well done.

  • andrethetiny
    1 points May 24,2019, 8:46pm

    this rocks.

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NBD 3 years ago and NBD today!

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COMMENTS

  • Matspl
    5 points May 24,2019, 1:21pm

    Scott to specialized, doing the reverse Kate Courtney I see

  • hazzxu
    2 points May 24,2019, 10:48am

    Awwwwh adorable ❤️❤️

  • JeNeSaisPasToo2
    2 points May 24,2019, 11:16am

    My little boy just got the same Specialized bike for Christmas.

  • keelandchine
    2 points May 24,2019, 5:13pm

    Interesting that the bikes went from front brake only to rear brake only. I guess now is the time to learn how to ride out a sliding rear wheel!

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  • Matspl
    5 points May 24,2019, 1:21pm

    Scott to specialized, doing the reverse Kate Courtney I see

  • hazzxu
    2 points May 24,2019, 10:48am

    Awwwwh adorable ❤️❤️

  • JeNeSaisPasToo2
    2 points May 24,2019, 11:16am

    My little boy just got the same Specialized bike for Christmas.

  • LittleOrphanFunk
    2 points May 24,2019, 1:17pm

    RipRock!

  • keelandchine
    2 points May 24,2019, 5:13pm

    Interesting that the bikes went from front brake only to rear brake only. I guess now is the time to learn how to ride out a sliding rear wheel!

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NBD! My first road bike, and first time I've been on a bike in over 5 years. Excited to join the bicycling community!

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COMMENTS

  • eraser215
    8 points May 23,2019, 8:11am

    Looks fantastic! Just need to fix your rack setup to make it horizontal and you're good to go!

  • aba994
    2 points May 22,2019, 11:18pm

    Welcome!

  • MattIacone
    2 points May 22,2019, 11:25pm

    Sick! I too have a red frame and i get compliments for it all the time!

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  • eraser215
    8 points May 23,2019, 8:11am

    Looks fantastic! Just need to fix your rack setup to make it horizontal and you're good to go!

  • aba994
    2 points May 22,2019, 11:18pm

    Welcome!

  • MattIacone
    2 points May 22,2019, 11:25pm

    Sick! I too have a red frame and i get compliments for it all the time!

  • trALErun
    2 points May 23,2019, 8:42am

    You picked an outstanding setup. Did you buy as stock and modify?

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This floated through the office today. Roubaix mud still attached!

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COMMENTS

  • GrobbelaarsGloves
    13 points May 23,2019, 4:16pm

    I too want to work in an office where race-used pro-bikes just magically float through. Where do you work?

  • epik78
    5 points May 23,2019, 5:38pm

    Cross-chaining...pff

  • -gestern-
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:45pm

    Dylan van Baarle’s?

  • pencilneckgeekster
    1 points May 23,2019, 8:01pm

    Who’s bike?

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  • GrobbelaarsGloves
    13 points May 23,2019, 4:16pm

    I too want to work in an office where race-used pro-bikes just magically float through. Where do you work?

  • epik78
    5 points May 23,2019, 5:38pm

    Cross-chaining...pff

  • -gestern-
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:45pm

    Dylan van Baarle’s?

  • abortion_is_kewl
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:49pm

    INEOS London?

  • pencilneckgeekster
    1 points May 23,2019, 8:01pm

    Who’s bike?

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I'm trying to design a sticker to promote local community bike riding, and I'd love any feedback on this look!

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COMMENTS

  • Guac_is_exxtra
    23 points May 23,2019, 12:11pm

    Looks cool. Although, might be with it to try a lighter weight font and track it out a little so you can see the downtube better.

  • Marz_Barz
    11 points May 23,2019, 12:44pm

    I like it. You could tighten up the kerning some. The L is the worst offender for me. Also on the C you could try a slightly different font that might complete the wheel a bit better. Or you could modify the C on your own to accomplish this. Great idea overall

  • samsquanch321
    4 points May 23,2019, 11:58am

    Very cool.

  • danma
    3 points May 23,2019, 2:02pm

    The most important thing is that the drive side is facing us!

  • LubaUnderfoot
    3 points May 23,2019, 12:04pm

    I'm dislexic, looks like looal to me.

  • ThePrince_OfWhales
    2 points May 23,2019, 11:58am

    I try to ride the local trails as much as I can on my Trek 1000. I had this idea for a decal/sticker that promotes biking local, or just getting out on the bike. Any tips to make it look better? Thanks!

  • EveresttML
    2 points May 23,2019, 12:31pm

    Do you think you can space the bike out? Specifically meaning the wheels out

  • Rjduty62
    2 points May 23,2019, 12:32pm

    I like it. I’ll take 12 and give one to friends....

  • mincus33
    2 points May 23,2019, 3:01pm

    I don't have any suggestions, but can i get one of those when they're in the final design?

  • MobiusOneFox2
    1 points May 23,2019, 12:47pm

    The front wheel looks like it got taco'ed.

  • firemonkee
    1 points May 23,2019, 1:49pm

    I like it but you do need to sort the kerning out.

  • rexcellent9001
    1 points May 23,2019, 1:54pm

    Thinner font, close the C more, space the letters. Cool concept!

  • 6GoesInto8
    1 points May 23,2019, 2:45pm

    I gotta say I'm a little confused by the message. Is it a sticker for your car that indicates that you bike in the area where you live?

    Normally things with a native or location based message will have a state or local icon to tell you what local means. A native sticker with a picture of the state is always true. Your sticker becomes a lie as you drive away from your home.

    Unless it is a command telling people to bike more, but in that case it is a do as I say, not as I do situation if you put it on a car. And it only gets more confusing if you are using your car to transport bikes away from your home.

    Is it possible to make the "A" something iconic to the local area you are targeting? You could move the c closer to the A to make it look like the wheel is going behind it, thus making it look like a C. This would also give the image of biking to the local point of interest.

  • cubanmissilebiceps
    1 points May 23,2019, 3:19pm

    Great if you live in Orange County CA

  • lambsambwich
    1 points May 23,2019, 3:50pm

    Looks cool. Raise the seat a tad maybe (?)

  • Justgoahead123
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:00pm

    I would make the letters proportional to how the wheels on the bike actually would be.

  • Oldmanandabike
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:11pm

    More kerning between the o and the c

  • Ondine111
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:38pm

    As someone in California, where "OC" is a place (Orange County), the fact that the bike is on the O and the C makes it pop out, almost as if you've put those letters in bold, which makes me think the O and C are more important. Because it says only the word "Local" and not "Bike Local" or something, my impression is that this is a sticker promoting bicycle riding in OC.

    That aside, I don't think the message is really clear with only the word "local." I would read this more as a local pride sticker than a sticker promoting bike riding.

  • seatrail
    1 points May 23,2019, 5:16pm

    I love it!!

  • thatguyoverthur
    1 points May 23,2019, 5:53pm

    Rages in kerning! Cool logo, but space between letters is frusterating

  • quitegeeky
    1 points May 23,2019, 5:56pm

    Didn't read all the comments and guess it is irrelevant or impossible but you could consider coloring the bike to highlight the key message for those only catching a glimpse while passing. Otherwise cool design, +1 on the leading/kerning

  • Fatbikemn
    1 points May 23,2019, 6:11pm

    I'd take one 👍

  • Mr_Fkn_Helpful
    1 points May 23,2019, 7:23pm

    Kerning looks off. I guess because the OC is tightened up by the bike.

  • JimmerUK
    1 points May 23,2019, 7:29pm

    The C is throwing it for me because the wheel looks cut off.

    Try tilting the A into it and maybe it would look like it’s in a bike rack.

  • sheilastretch
    1 points May 23,2019, 7:40pm

    I think it looks great, though possibly a little pale.

    If you want to keep the same shade of blue in the background, a thin shadow of slightly darker blue would help the white pop against the current colour. Otherwise a slightly more vibrant or darker background would help people see it from further away.

  • KaiVentureBags
    1 points May 23,2019, 8:27pm

    I love the simplicity! Good job on the creativity! I know coming up with designs can be difficulty but you did such a goodjob! I would love to show this to my local bike coalition who is trying to bring more bike lanes to our community.

  • Cool_Ranchu
    1 points May 23,2019, 1:03pm

    The simple design is very nice but I feel like people might be confused as to what it means. Right now it just looks like the word local with a bike attached but doesn’t have a clear meaning. Maybe you could add something else to get the message across more clearly. Hope this helps!

  • jherz260
    0 points May 23,2019, 7:28pm

    LOOkAL

COMMENTS

  • Guac_is_exxtra
    23 points May 23,2019, 12:11pm

    Looks cool. Although, might be with it to try a lighter weight font and track it out a little so you can see the downtube better.

  • Marz_Barz
    11 points May 23,2019, 12:44pm

    I like it. You could tighten up the kerning some. The L is the worst offender for me. Also on the C you could try a slightly different font that might complete the wheel a bit better. Or you could modify the C on your own to accomplish this. Great idea overall

  • samsquanch321
    4 points May 23,2019, 11:58am

    Very cool.

  • rightmindedBen
    4 points May 23,2019, 12:21pm

    We have a local nonprofit called Bike Newport (Rhode Island). You should check out their logo. They promote safe riding, they lobby (locally) for better bike lanes, they host rides, and they have a free bike garage for maintenance

  • danma
    3 points May 23,2019, 2:02pm

    The most important thing is that the drive side is facing us!

  • LubaUnderfoot
    3 points May 23,2019, 12:04pm

    I'm dislexic, looks like looal to me.

  • ThePrince_OfWhales
    2 points May 23,2019, 11:58am

    I try to ride the local trails as much as I can on my Trek 1000. I had this idea for a decal/sticker that promotes biking local, or just getting out on the bike. Any tips to make it look better? Thanks!

  • EveresttML
    2 points May 23,2019, 12:31pm

    Do you think you can space the bike out? Specifically meaning the wheels out

  • Rjduty62
    2 points May 23,2019, 12:32pm

    I like it. I’ll take 12 and give one to friends....

  • mincus33
    2 points May 23,2019, 3:01pm

    I don't have any suggestions, but can i get one of those when they're in the final design?

  • MobiusOneFox2
    1 points May 23,2019, 12:47pm

    The front wheel looks like it got taco'ed.

  • firemonkee
    1 points May 23,2019, 1:49pm

    I like it but you do need to sort the kerning out.

  • rexcellent9001
    1 points May 23,2019, 1:54pm

    Thinner font, close the C more, space the letters. Cool concept!

  • 6GoesInto8
    1 points May 23,2019, 2:45pm

    I gotta say I'm a little confused by the message. Is it a sticker for your car that indicates that you bike in the area where you live?

    Normally things with a native or location based message will have a state or local icon to tell you what local means. A native sticker with a picture of the state is always true. Your sticker becomes a lie as you drive away from your home.

    Unless it is a command telling people to bike more, but in that case it is a do as I say, not as I do situation if you put it on a car. And it only gets more confusing if you are using your car to transport bikes away from your home.

    Is it possible to make the "A" something iconic to the local area you are targeting? You could move the c closer to the A to make it look like the wheel is going behind it, thus making it look like a C. This would also give the image of biking to the local point of interest.

  • cubanmissilebiceps
    1 points May 23,2019, 3:19pm

    Great if you live in Orange County CA

  • lambsambwich
    1 points May 23,2019, 3:50pm

    Looks cool. Raise the seat a tad maybe (?)

  • Justgoahead123
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:00pm

    I would make the letters proportional to how the wheels on the bike actually would be.

  • Oldmanandabike
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:11pm

    More kerning between the o and the c

  • Ondine111
    1 points May 23,2019, 4:38pm

    As someone in California, where "OC" is a place (Orange County), the fact that the bike is on the O and the C makes it pop out, almost as if you've put those letters in bold, which makes me think the O and C are more important. Because it says only the word "Local" and not "Bike Local" or something, my impression is that this is a sticker promoting bicycle riding in OC.

    That aside, I don't think the message is really clear with only the word "local." I would read this more as a local pride sticker than a sticker promoting bike riding.

  • seatrail
    1 points May 23,2019, 5:16pm

    I love it!!

  • thatguyoverthur
    1 points May 23,2019, 5:53pm

    Rages in kerning! Cool logo, but space between letters is frusterating

  • quitegeeky
    1 points May 23,2019, 5:56pm

    Didn't read all the comments and guess it is irrelevant or impossible but you could consider coloring the bike to highlight the key message for those only catching a glimpse while passing. Otherwise cool design, +1 on the leading/kerning

  • Fatbikemn
    1 points May 23,2019, 6:11pm

    I'd take one 👍

  • Mr_Fkn_Helpful
    1 points May 23,2019, 7:23pm

    Kerning looks off. I guess because the OC is tightened up by the bike.

  • JimmerUK
    1 points May 23,2019, 7:29pm

    The C is throwing it for me because the wheel looks cut off.

    Try tilting the A into it and maybe it would look like it’s in a bike rack.

  • sheilastretch
    1 points May 23,2019, 7:40pm

    I think it looks great, though possibly a little pale.

    If you want to keep the same shade of blue in the background, a thin shadow of slightly darker blue would help the white pop against the current colour. Otherwise a slightly more vibrant or darker background would help people see it from further away.

  • KaiVentureBags
    1 points May 23,2019, 8:27pm

    I love the simplicity! Good job on the creativity! I know coming up with designs can be difficulty but you did such a goodjob! I would love to show this to my local bike coalition who is trying to bring more bike lanes to our community.

  • Cool_Ranchu
    1 points May 23,2019, 1:03pm

    The simple design is very nice but I feel like people might be confused as to what it means. Right now it just looks like the word local with a bike attached but doesn’t have a clear meaning. Maybe you could add something else to get the message across more clearly. Hope this helps!

  • jherz260
    0 points May 23,2019, 7:28pm

    LOOkAL

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Just off to the joust

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