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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-04-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
You have gotten great advice already but I will...

You have gotten great advice already but I will second riding with a head wind to start the ride rather than facing it in the latter stages of the ride. I also plan pit stops in park rest rooms...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-14-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
I have experimented with different foods and what...

I have experimented with different foods and what works for me is bananas, crunchy granola bars and PBJ's on wheat bread. I drink lots of water but sports drinks do not settle well for me. For hot...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-04-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
I got 5,000 miles on both sets of tires I have...

I got 5,000 miles on both sets of tires I have had on my trek 7.3. I had one flat with the first set of hard case tires and one flat (knock on wood) with the second. I love these tires.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,792
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
I have the 7.3 and absolutely love it! Three...

I have the 7.3 and absolutely love it! Three years and almost 10,000 miles later, I still love my hybrid.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-13, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Buying a 7 year old bike with low mileage

I am test riding a 7 year old trek pilot 5.2 today with less than 300 miles logged. I know to inspect the frame for cracks. With such low mileage, what are other things I should keep in mind? I am...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-11-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
I have ridden several centuries on my trek 7.3...

I have ridden several centuries on my trek 7.3 fx. I love my hybrid, will never part with it but at some point soon I will add a road bike to our stable because after 60 miles of riding, I am...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-11-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Wonderful photos! I wish I lived closer so I...

Wonderful photos! I wish I lived closer so I could participate next year.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,255
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
I think that hybrids are just the right bike for...

I think that hybrids are just the right bike for some people. For me, I grew up on a road bike, took a break from cycling, returned after 20 years and felt very uncomfortable test riding the new...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Sorry for the delay in responding. Our internet...

Sorry for the delay in responding. Our internet has just been restored. Our bike club probably has more guys than gals but I think that I am just plain slow. I am not looking at huge increases in...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Bontrager 700 x 32c tires. I will say that knock...

Bontrager 700 x 32c tires. I will say that knock on wood, I have only had one flat with these tires.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Thanks for the continued suggestions. A touring...

Thanks for the continued suggestions. A touring bike is something I had thought about especially when I don't care about how light the bike will be as putting three water bottles on a bike defeats...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Thanks for all the feedback. Yes I do lube the...

Thanks for all the feedback. Yes I do lube the chain, take the bike to the bike shop annually for a "tune up" and my teenage son has worked on getting the crud off the drive chain for me a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Looking for a "sturdy" road bike (Jamis Quest, Trek Lexa?)

Two years ago I reentered the cyling world by purchasing a Trek 7.3 hybrid to complete a life goal of riding a century. While I road a trek 1000 when in my twenties, I had not ridden a road bike...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-23-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Hybrids can be used for distance rides. I may...

Hybrids can be used for distance rides. I may not be the fastest on the road with my hybrid but I can complete a century and seventy plus rides without any trouble.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-19-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Sorry, I should have said the end of the...

Sorry, I should have said the end of the handlebar rather than bar ends. I do not have bar ends. The grip is called an ergo grip which is supposed to dampen vibrations. The grip is not tubular but...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-19-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Slippery handle bars

Today our hot humid weather lead to my hands being very wet and slipping off the bar ends in my trek 7.3 hybrid twice. I realize this is not safe. I currently do not have gloves as I have found...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-15-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Thanks for posting this. I have been...

Thanks for posting this. I have been procrastinating for awhile about changing over from my toe clips. I have actually taken a couple spills because if I have my toe clips cinched too tight I can...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-07-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,989
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
I bought the trek 7.3 a year ago and have been...

I bought the trek 7.3 a year ago and have been very happy with it. The tires alone were a selling point for me. While I know how to change a flat, I am not good at it. I will not jinx myself but...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Wow Ken, I was there too! I completed my first...

Wow Ken, I was there too! I completed my first century on my trek 7.3. I wish had had seen you. I arrived at 6am and the parking lot was mobbed. I did set out shortly after 6:30. I only saw a...
Forum: Introductions 06-06-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Greyhoundsrock
Greeting from Central Illinois

I have been lurking on this forum for awhile and have learned so much from what has been posted. Thanks in large part to tips I read here, I completed my first century yesterday on my trek 7.3. I...
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