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Forum: Great Lakes 05-19-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Madtown Bob
I believe Madison’s Bombay Bicycle Club would...

I believe Madison’s Bombay Bicycle Club would welcome you on their Sunday ride which they describe below. I copied it from their website. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
5/22 SUN - Lakeview Park...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-19-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Madtown Bob
The Abbey Resort offers bicycle rentals, although...

The Abbey Resort offers bicycle rentals, although hotel bicycles are often cushy cruisers. As far as Madison is concerned, there are a number of places. I rented once from Budget and it was okay. ...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-04-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Madtown Bob
I have never traveled Wisconsin the way that you...

I have never traveled Wisconsin the way that you intend to and can’t offer any personal advice but I hope the following suggestions might help:

1st: The bicycle maps offered by Wisconsin...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-05-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,604
Posted By Madtown Bob
My bike computer does show cadence but before I...

My bike computer does show cadence but before I had it I would count 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4 which is about 80 rpm. The slower the rpm, the more efficient I can pedal. At 80 rpm, my overall efficiency is...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-09-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Madtown Bob
I don’t know. We had a Bombay Bicycle Club...

I don’t know. We had a Bombay Bicycle Club restaurant in Madison about the same time, perhaps a little earlier, early to mid-80’s.

My first stop: Machinery Row Bicycle. I asked if they had the...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-08-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Madtown Bob
"Where can a person get that book?" That is...

"Where can a person get that book?"

That is a good question. I received my book as a gift but I’ve seen the same at bike shows, bike shops and I believe the University Bookstore. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-04-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Madtown Bob
I have a book, Great Dane Bike Rides, that have...

I have a book, Great Dane Bike Rides, that have maps and directions of 42 routes of “The Best Bombay Bicycle Routes.” Most of them originate from Madison. Their route to New Glarus is an all-road...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-28-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By Madtown Bob
I biked Going-to-the-Sun Road in 2012 and found...

I biked Going-to-the-Sun Road in 2012 and found it to be a helluva climb. It’s an epic climb both in terms of it being challenging and beautiful. Your largest climb will be the last 11 miles to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-07-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Madtown Bob
I have a Serfas saddle. I've weighed as much as...

I have a Serfas saddle. I've weighed as much as 250 and haven't had any problems. It's now about 10 years old and I'm thinking about replacing it. I don't know the model but I believe that I paid...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-02-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Madtown Bob
For getting sticky glue off left from labels use...

For getting sticky glue off left from labels use a mixture of 1/3 cup baking soda and 2/3 cup vegetable oil and apply liberally. It works great and won't harm the paint job.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-04-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By Madtown Bob
I have experience with several touring companies...

I have experience with several touring companies and they all seem price competitive. I found that the company guides are 24/7. First of all, the trip is a no brainer for you. You don’t need to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-14-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,704
Posted By Madtown Bob
My wife has a hybrid and a road bike. She is a...

My wife has a hybrid and a road bike. She is a light-weight and so is her road bike and does not feel comfortable riding it when it is windy. She has been blown off the road. Her hybrid is older...
Forum: Touring 10-03-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
A friend of mine toured the Minhas Brewery in...

A friend of mine toured the Minhas Brewery in Monroe which is only a hop, skip and jump from New Glarus. He said the tour was a lot of fun and the brews were tasty. So if the weather stops you from...
Forum: Touring 10-01-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
On second thought, you don’t need to take the...

On second thought, you don’t need to take the road out of New Glarus to get to the Badger State Trail. You can take the Sugar River Trail out of New Glarus to get to the Badger State Trail. It is...
Forum: Touring 10-01-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
To get to the trail from New Glarus, you’ll need...

To get to the trail from New Glarus, you’ll need to hit the road first. The first hill out of New Glarus is a real killer but it is very scenic. If you love hills, then I might recommend a route...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-10-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Madtown Bob
I used the Independent Tourist for a self-guided...

I used the Independent Tourist for a self-guided tour of Katy Trail which included the shuttle from end-to-end and daily luggage shuttles. See:

http://independenttourist.com/

I was very...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-28-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By Madtown Bob
I know the top half of the trail from Monroe to...

I know the top half of the trail from Monroe to Dodgeville is fantastic but you might find a couple of soft spots coming out of Monroe. Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe has a great tour. You’ll be...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-28-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Madtown Bob
If you’re planning your ride beginning in...

If you’re planning your ride beginning in Reedsburg, then you could just park and leave my car at the 400 trail head in Reedsburg. I didn’t leave my car overnight but it looked like a safe enough...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-28-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Madtown Bob
If your wife is hesitant to join you on a Door...

If your wife is hesitant to join you on a Door County road ride, then I suggest biking/driving to Peninsula State Park. It is a 3,776-acre park with plenty of bike paths within the park. Shore...
Forum: Touring 07-07-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
I may have cheered your wife on because I usually...

I may have cheered your wife on because I usually ride my bike to where the Military Ridge Trail meets with the Ironman bike route. Last year, I was with a group from Ohio that had horn blasters,...
Forum: Touring 07-05-13, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
I was on the Badger State Trail yesterday and...

I was on the Badger State Trail yesterday and came across a couple of spot that were wet and messy but it wasn’t bad. They should dry up today. But I was right about the mosquitos. The 400 trail...
Forum: Touring 07-03-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
When I first read your comment, I figured that...

When I first read your comment, I figured that you were an Ironman. 110 miles of trail is a lot of miles. People have told me different road-to-trail mile ratios and the least of which was 3 miles...
Forum: Touring 06-29-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
I could only add one more bike shop to Tourist’s...

I could only add one more bike shop to Tourist’s list that is near campus:
http://www.eriksbikeshop.com/eriks-bike-board-ski-shop-madison-downtown-WI-53715.aspx ...
Forum: Touring 06-28-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madtown Bob
You can use ridewithgps.com to map out your...

You can use ridewithgps.com to map out your route. It will have the trail on the map. Finding the trail head in Reedsburg can be a little tricky. I’m sure you’ll find it and will not get lost once...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-06-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,071
Posted By Madtown Bob
I have Pearl Izumi liner shorts. They retail for...

I have Pearl Izumi liner shorts. They retail for about $35. The liner short has an excellent chamois. It can be worn under any short. A 2x should be just fine. If he has never worn any before,...
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