Hello , a few days ago I felt the need to take a long ride and do some thinking at the same time. My last century was at the TOSORV tour in "72 . At about 35 miles out I decided to go for it. No problems , no discomfort , just a great ride, rolling terrain with a some good climbs. What made it really memorable was that at one point I realized that the dog cruising about a hundred yards in front of me was a wolf. I wasn't trying to catch him , but I wasn't gaining on him either. After about 1000 yards he pulled up in a side road and I got a good look at him before raced off again. Speed and stamina you don't see in your local farm dog. Wolf sightings here in Wi. are pretty rare , so I feel fortunate to have seen one and glad it wasn't a super dog waiting for me at the gravel road to defend it's turf .
In '72 I rode a Paramount and this time I rode a Schwinn Circuit. Both steel and both smooth rides. I bought the Circuit for $150 to take the 105 and Ultegra stuff off it , but after a few rides I got to really enjoy the bike and now keep it for a backup Hadn't owned a Schwinn since I sold the Paramount to buy an 850 Mini .