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Forum: Great Lakes 03-10-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By swampboy62
If you go to Google maps and click on the 3...

If you go to Google maps and click on the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left corner - and then click on 'bicycling' the map will highlight bicycle trails in green. Zoom in close enough and it will...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-13-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By swampboy62
Nice work. Always good to bring more life to a...

Nice work. Always good to bring more life to a bike.

Fixed up a Giant Sedona that my wife found on the curb. After some new parts, and some old parts that I re-hab'd, it's a pretty nice bike for...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-09-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,309
Posted By swampboy62
In my area (northeast Ohio) the MUP's don't get...

In my area (northeast Ohio) the MUP's don't get lots of traffic. You may see a couple dozen people in a ride, but you can also easily ride a couple of miles without seeing anyone. Over near...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-08-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By swampboy62
For years I've been using a bike as my shuttle...

For years I've been using a bike as my shuttle vehicle for kayak trips. Some routes along rail trails, some along roads, and some along singletrack.

As a matter of fact the main reason I got...
Forum: Foo 01-09-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,257
Posted By swampboy62
How about something a little bit heavier? ...

How about something a little bit heavier?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_LIQ7HFKlc

Steve Z
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-22-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By swampboy62
There are some folks who are going to say you...

There are some folks who are going to say you can't get a decent mtb for less than $1000, but I'm not one of them.

That should be a decent bike to learn your mtb skills with. Nice that it has...
Forum: Foo 12-13-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By swampboy62
If you like older style music, check out Puddles...

If you like older style music, check out Puddles Pity Party. A different approach to popular music, but that clown can sing.

Steve Z
Forum: Foo 12-08-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By swampboy62
I was kayaking a mighty class I rapid a couple of...

I was kayaking a mighty class I rapid a couple of years ago, and noticed that there was a beaver swimming underwater through the rapid right next to me, maybe 4' off my left side. When we got to the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-14-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,660
Posted By swampboy62
I ride in the snow as long as I can force the...

I ride in the snow as long as I can force the bike through it. I'm in northeast Ohio, just on the edge of the lake effect snow belt.

I ride mountain bikes, even on pavement. My main winter bike...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-14-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By swampboy62
Too much punishment for the parts. Though with...

Too much punishment for the parts. Though with spokes snapping it makes me wonder if it was the hub's fault.

Keep on riding, and push the limits as much as you want. No use listening to the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-01-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By swampboy62
When I broke both bones in my lower left leg...

When I broke both bones in my lower left leg about a mile into the trail. I was awful happy to get back to the car that day. Luckily I ran into someone I knew on the trail, and they helped me to my...
Forum: Great Lakes 10-25-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By swampboy62
Stardognine - I'm just north of Niles, in Warren,...

Stardognine - I'm just north of Niles, in Warren, and ride the local trails pretty often. My default is the Western Reserve Greenway north of Warren, but all the trail in the area are fair game. I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-07-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 15,704
Posted By swampboy62
At 53 years old, with a height of 5'-5" I...

At 53 years old, with a height of 5'-5" I currently weigh in at about 170.

Have been losing weight slowly for two years, but I'm of Greek descent and have the wide shoulders and hips of a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-30-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,656
Posted By swampboy62
I'm a 'hot metabolism' person - I wear shorts and...

I'm a 'hot metabolism' person - I wear shorts and t-shirt to mtb as long as it's above freezing. Once it gets below 30 I add a nylon shell and possibly polypro longjohns (if it's below 20 degrees). ...
Forum: Foo 09-08-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By swampboy62
I love to camp, but don't get out as much as I'd...

I love to camp, but don't get out as much as I'd like.

We used to go to campgrounds, but too many neighbors with 1:00 am beer and music parties has killed that for me. Now we almost always back...
Forum: Foo 08-16-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By swampboy62
Around here (NE OH) the Amish use kick scooters...

Around here (NE OH) the Amish use kick scooters on the MUP.

Down in central OH the Amish use bikes.

http://www.amishscooters.com/

Steve Z
Forum: Great Lakes 08-16-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By swampboy62
That's right in my regular riding area. If...

That's right in my regular riding area.

If you start in Lisbon there is 10 miles of paved Little Beaver Creek Greenway heading north to Leetonia. There you follow roads for a mile or so before...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-08-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By swampboy62
Hey Uncle Bud, Not going to go into my...

Hey Uncle Bud,

Not going to go into my personal history, but I'm a dedicated 53 year old ride with a fairly serious respiratory condition.

Been seriously riding for about 10 years now, and I'm...
Forum: Great Lakes 07-12-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By swampboy62
This might help (they mapped the route on Google...

This might help (they mapped the route on Google as they travelled):

Mississippi River Trail 2013 (http://rwnetworks.blogspot.ca/)

Steve Z
Forum: Great Lakes 06-21-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By swampboy62
Check out Bike Route Z on this map: ArcGIS...

Check out Bike Route Z on this map:

ArcGIS Web Application (http://pennshare.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d8e1c77ad2444268bb56bd2d2a85ec46)

Steve Z
Forum: Great Lakes 06-17-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By swampboy62
I'm a NE Ohio rider as well, but thankfully I'm...

I'm a NE Ohio rider as well, but thankfully I'm in Trumbull County, not the city.

The Towpath makes a good north-south connection, but heading east when you're near the lake is not going to be...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-25-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,129
Posted By swampboy62
Had a bike crash on the road (my fault) where I...

Had a bike crash on the road (my fault) where I fractured my skull in two places and broke my neck.

I can't remember anything from like 10 seconds before the crash. Not exactly sure what...
Forum: Foo 02-01-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By swampboy62
Can't stand Clarkson - arrogant and annoying...

Can't stand Clarkson - arrogant and annoying bigot - he's the guy you love to hate. Hammond and (especially) May are quite entertaining though.

Going to miss Top Gear...

Steve Z
Forum: Touring 02-01-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,193
Posted By swampboy62
Nothing will shut them up. I've been in this...

Nothing will shut them up. I've been in this situation at least a half dozen times. Tried every route - nice, call the law, aggressively pissed off - all a waste of time. So I've accepted that...
Forum: Touring 02-01-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By swampboy62
Make yourself a free account on mapmyride and...

Make yourself a free account on mapmyride and then use their route mapping feature. It lets you pick your own route, road by road. You can also choose not to follow roads, so you can attempt to get...
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