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Old 03-30-09, 12:41 PM   #1
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minnesota-any good rides and bike dealers

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spendinga fortnight in Mn in August..any good rides? anywhere i could rent a bike?...and any good dealers
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ps. a fortnight is 2 weeks..lol
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Old 03-30-09, 01:05 PM   #2
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Minnesota is 86,939 square miles which is almost as big as the entire UK (94,600 square miles).

Mind being a tad more specific whereabouts in Minnesota you will be?
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Old 03-30-09, 01:19 PM   #3
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hello,
spendinga fortnight in Mn in August..any good rides? anywhere i could rent a bike?...and any good dealers
cheers
mark
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ps. a fortnight is 2 weeks..lol
in minneapolis, there are a large number of trails and paths. if you have a garmin or something, i have some dudes who could plot some routes, depending on what youre looking for. there are a number of bike route maps for the city. its a reasonably bicycle friendly city. its not the hilliest city around , but there are longER hilliER areas within a medium drive...this is hilliER for the flat midwest, not the rocky mountains. there are some shorter hills locally, but they wouldnt register on too many peoples radar.

i believe one-on-one bike shop rents bikes. what size frame?

i no longer know any good drug dealers , but there are areas of town i can direct you to. be warned, the coke has been stepped on, meth is bad, needles are also bad, grass hurts the O2 pickup, alcohol is a diuretic...i suggest just bringing your own HGH and EPO.

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oh yeah, good dealers.
one-on-one
behind bars *chuck can be a bit surly at times, but just smack him in the grill and hell recover*
there are quite a few others, but i dont know the dudes who run the places so i cant stop by and bs, which means i dont know anything about them.

pm me for a list of shops i would tell you to avoid.

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I just bought a bike from One on One, great shop/people...
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staying in andover and was thinking off taking virgin airlines up on their offer of taking a bike on board free of charge ..even with the poor state of the against the $ bikes still cheaper to buy a bike there..might treat meself to a nice kona...and to the earlier post i have been to amsterdam and believe they love their cycling and their coffee shops...lol
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what size bike? what kind of riding are you looking for? age? blah blah blah...

one-on-one is a bike shop/coffee shop/ trying to be an art gallery. the clown that owns the place is a local ex-pro mnt biker from back in the day. gene oberpriller -geneo

bummer about andover, thats kind of a hike from mpls. i dont know much about riding around the northern suburbs. i do know that to avoid being hassled by the police, youll need a mullet wig, jean jacket and a nazarath t-shirt, when driving though anoka county, as theyre trapped in 1982..forever.
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hello,
looking for a 23 inch frame..47 yrs old..6 ft 10..325lbs and losing..surprisngly fit with strong legs and lungs for a guy of me age and weight..like the look of a kono..still sceptical as whether a road bike would take me weight...flying in and out of chicago so i could buy a bike from chicago to mpls via madision..is it I94...still struggling to find cycling clothes...very snobby here..lots of college kids look down rgeir nose at an old fart without lycra..any help
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hello,
looking for a 23 inch frame..47 yrs old..6 ft 10..325lbs and losing..surprisngly fit with strong legs and lungs for a guy of me age and weight..like the look of a kono..still sceptical as whether a road bike would take me weight...flying in and out of chicago so i could buy a bike from chicago to mpls via madision..is it I94...still struggling to find cycling clothes...very snobby here..lots of college kids look down rgeir nose at an old fart without lycra..any help
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i was going to tell you i had a bike you might be able to use, but at 14 feet tall, it is too small for you.

clothes are going to be a problem, as no one i know (only 2 or 3 shops) carry lumberjack size. if you want a flannel shirt, axe and a big glue ox, minnesota is the place to be.

you are correct sir, it is I94. 5.5 hours a the speed limit. chuck runs behind bars bicycle shop and they carry kona. you might want to email with him and pre plan something so you have something ready to ride, waiting here for you.

pm me if you need any help coordinating anything on this end and ill see if i can be any help.
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