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Forum: Commuting 08-13-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By irwin7638
My designated commuter has a Nuvinci N360 drive...

My designated commuter has a Nuvinci N360 drive train. I've had less maintenance to do on that than any other bike and I use it year round in Michigan.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 08-13-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By irwin7638
I like the Salsa stainless cages. They hold...

I like the Salsa stainless cages. They hold about any bottle and I use second one on each bike to hold my tool rollup. They hold up to Michigan winters quite well.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 08-08-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By irwin7638
Fenders and rain capes are the best solution I...

Fenders and rain capes are the best solution I have found for riding in the rain.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 08-07-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,177
Posted By irwin7638
Like most innovations, the tubeless conversion...

Like most innovations, the tubeless conversion seems targeted at competition. The selection of tires available turned me off. I have used Stan's sealant in my tubes this year. I've had 5 punctures...
Forum: Commuting 08-07-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 246,177
Posted By irwin7638
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Forum: Touring 08-07-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,391
Posted By irwin7638
I didn't quit based on their test either, but I...

I didn't quit based on their test either, but I don't race so that was not a consideration. As I said, I recommend quitting for comfort.

Marc
Forum: Touring 08-07-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,391
Posted By irwin7638
I feel that ditching the "clipless" pedals was...

I feel that ditching the "clipless" pedals was one of the best things I ever did (https://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2016/10/clipless-is-misnomer-so-why-bother.html). The benefit I gained from...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-07-17, 04:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,388
Posted By irwin7638
I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillborne 5 years ago...

I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillborne 5 years ago and can't imagine NEEDING another. (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-blue-sam-hillborne-n0-for-now.html) When I think of buying a new...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-31-17, 03:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,655
Posted By irwin7638
I ride everyday, as far as I want and as fast as...

I ride everyday, as far as I want and as fast as I please.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 07-31-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 246,177
Posted By irwin7638
Speaking as the owner of two Riv's, I'll say you...

Speaking as the owner of two Riv's, I'll say you nailed it!
Forum: Touring 07-29-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By irwin7638
I just rode a portion of the Mississippi from...

I just rode a portion of the Mississippi from Winona to the Quad Cities. Most of what you heard about the roads is true. Wind is predominately from the West, but this is the Midwest, you can't...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,465
Posted By irwin7638
I don't have a real beater for commuting. I use...

I don't have a real beater for commuting. I use three different ones at different times in different weather or seasons. Most often I use a Soma Buena Vista Mixte, if I don't need lights I might...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,646
Posted By irwin7638
I have two cousins, one a year older, one a year...

I have two cousins, one a year older, one a year younger. When we were growing up people thought we were triplets. They've led sedentary lives with fishing and hunting being the most activity they...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,697
Posted By irwin7638
So wrong on so many levels.:lol: Marc

So wrong on so many levels.:lol:

Marc
Forum: Commuting 07-23-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,722
Posted By irwin7638
I've used Brooks saddles and other leather...

I've used Brooks saddles and other leather saddles for about 45 years. I've had several and never had a problem with breaking them in. They've been comfortable right out of the box for me. I gave...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,697
Posted By irwin7638
Talking about the difference in generations, some...

Talking about the difference in generations, some of the younger people I talk to are very selective and apprehensive about choosing a tattoo. Some are afraid of making an immature choice. One...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,697
Posted By irwin7638
You're probably right, most are frivolous,...

You're probably right, most are frivolous, childish and tasteless.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sX7X0W44yBw/WDWm12yrg2I/AAAAAAAAKDs/qRbgJThYssMPoAIS4HZNZznuTrYM_IjOgCK4B/s1600/20161123_091822.jpg...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-14-17, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By irwin7638
Sorry, I missed you. I did the Katy last year...

Sorry, I missed you. I did the Katy last year (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2016/07/old-home-old-friends-and-katy-trail.html) finishing in St. Louis for a night.

Marc
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-13-17, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By irwin7638
A recent trip down the Mississippi a bit.

There's more to do on a bike than club rides and local MUP's. Here is a recent trip I took on the Upper Mississippi.

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Forum: Touring 07-12-17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By irwin7638
I just rode the section from Winona Mn. to the...

I just rode the section from Winona Mn. to the Quad Cities. (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2017/07/pedaling-upper-mississippi.html)It's a particularly beautiful area with magnificent views...
Forum: Touring 07-10-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By irwin7638
Pedaling the upper Mississippi

I thought some of you might enjoy the trip I just completed. (https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5384807982946756823#template/postNum=0)

Marc
Forum: Commuting 04-30-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By irwin7638
I use a helmet cover when I ride in the rain. ...

I use a helmet cover when I ride in the rain. When I reach my destination, I take it off and put it on the seat while the bike is parked.

Marc
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-30-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,289
Posted By irwin7638
Good choice. Err to the side of caution, live to...

Good choice. Err to the side of caution, live to ride another day!

Marc
Forum: Touring 04-17-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By irwin7638
Search a reservation for Chicago to Seattle. ...

Search a reservation for Chicago to Seattle. Under The Empire Builder there will be an option to "Add a Bike." That's only available for trains that have "roll on" service. Others require you to...
Forum: Touring 04-17-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By irwin7638
I just checked the Amtrak reservation service...

I just checked the Amtrak reservation service online and the Empire builder has "roll on" service at their baggage car. Technically you have to hand it to a baggage attendant but you don't have to...
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