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  1. Thread: Big mistake

    by outashape
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    I say go for the $15,000 bike. If you were to...

    I say go for the $15,000 bike. If you were to spend that amount for a Harley, or upgrade your Honda to a midsize car when you need to purchase a car, no one would blink an eye. You like to bicycle,...
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    I couldn't tell a difference. I have SIDI road...

    I couldn't tell a difference. I have SIDI road and SIDI mountain shoes. I used to use Time Attac mountain pedals and Speedplay road pedals. I never had to do anything to the SPD pedals and I...
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    I have been up the "Wall" on either DALMAC or...

    I have been up the "Wall" on either DALMAC or Shoreline West. The funny thing is that after walking up it one year, I drove to E. Jordan and practiced riding up the "Wall". Then, on the the bike...
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    Congratulations! You have completed the hardest...

    Congratulations! You have completed the hardest part, getting started and staying with the plan for a long enough time to lose 100 pounds. You can keep up the good fight, you are worth it. My...
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    I am overweight and I have asthma. My lungs are...

    I am overweight and I have asthma. My lungs are the week spot, they give out before my legs. I can cycle a century and ride 17-18 mph for hours on end. As soon as there are hills, or the speed...
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    A woman in my club weighs about 125 and looks...

    A woman in my club weighs about 125 and looks great. Someone hit her with a full can of soda to be funny. I was telling a guy I worked with about someone trying to hit my behind with their hand...
  7. There are several things you can do. 1. Take...

    There are several things you can do.
    1. Take it slow. If your club rides the same route, you can park your car 10-15 miles into the route, and ride at your pace to the beginning of the ride. ...
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    That goes without saying. At night, it's me and...

    That goes without saying. At night, it's me and the bike, but what about daylight hours when you are not riding.
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    How do you Lock your 5-8K bike?

    I've been shopping for a new bike in the 5-8K range which is a lot of different bikes. Trying to decide whether I want a road endurance, or a racing bike. Disc brakes, Ultegera, DuraAce, men's XS or...
  10. Most everyone falls when they first go to...

    Most everyone falls when they first go to clipless pedals. I had been cycling for a couple of years, a real pro. My husband was new to clipless, and a slow rider. I was waiting in the street at a...
  11. I will try to ride the 65 or 75 miler this...

    I will try to ride the 65 or 75 miler this weekend and report back. If I don't get a chance to meet up with all of you, say hello at the lunch stop. I think we wear name tags (this is my 3rd year...
  12. So, how many are attending? What speed will you...

    So, how many are attending? What speed will you ride on the Friday and Sunday rides? Will there be map sheets if we can't keep up? I will be working OHR, lunch stop at Portage Lake so I won't be...
  13. I had S & S couplers put on my steel Lemond bike...

    I had S & S couplers put on my steel Lemond bike about 6 years ago. This November I had to have Bilenkly Cycle Works put my baby to sleep. I have cycled in the rain many times and I did not have...
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    I took an early out and retired on Jan 1st of...

    I took an early out and retired on Jan 1st of this year. Sadly, my cycling mileage went down. Lost 4 club members in 4 years due to car/bike accidents. In July of this year, while driving to the...
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    We have a very active park where the biking trail...

    We have a very active park where the biking trail enters hunting areas. Signs are posted. I don't ride on the trail during October and November. Kensington Metropark has a 9 mile loop around the...
  16. Congratulations to both of you on starting to...

    Congratulations to both of you on starting to ride together. Usually two people who start a sport together do not have the same abilities neither do they progress at the same rate. Welcome to the...
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    I am a member of Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring...

    I am a member of Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring Society. They have a group that rides in Ann Arbor and another group that rides out of Northville. I live in Novi and ride with the Northville group. ...
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    I have cycled on many state rides. In Michigan,...

    I have cycled on many state rides. In Michigan, I highly recommend Shoreline West (lmb.org) and I think that TCBA does a great job with DALMAC. TCBA also has a touring/camping group that camps out...
  19. I've been called twice, served on a week long...

    I've been called twice, served on a week long trail one time. I've heard they select people from voter rolls. Citizens who vote, not just registered to vote, may be more willing to do their civic...
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    Although I have my own learning curve on...

    Although I have my own learning curve on clipless, it is funnier when it happens to the MR. One day we were cycling, he is a tad bit slower. I was patiently waiting for him at a stop sign in biking...
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    [QUOTE=Tom Bombadil;6131296]I'm planning on...

    [QUOTE=Tom Bombadil;6131296]I'm planning on several. As I wrote before, I have a lot of vacation to use this year, will be taking about 8 weeks off in total, not all as weeks, some will be split...
  22. Thread: Tosrv 2008

    by outashape
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    I've done the ride about 4 times. With the large...

    I've done the ride about 4 times. With the large break park/break areas and lunch, each day is divided into 4 - 25 mile sections. Not too bad. But, the weather, now...I've have almost had my bike...
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    This was the first organized ride that my husband...

    This was the first organized ride that my husband and I did back in 2000. We had no idea that Michigan had so many hills. In fact I frequently go up to Frankfort, Empire area to train when I do a...
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    Poll: Married 31 years. Husband and I both work for...

    Married 31 years. Husband and I both work for the USPS and have a pension and a 401k. He is eligible for retirement, but I have 5 years to go. The house and a 2006 and 2007 vehicle will be paid off...
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    I got my ride in at the end of the day. 10 pm on...

    I got my ride in at the end of the day. 10 pm on New Year's Day. It was me and the snow plows tearing up the sidestreets. Only 11 miles, but they were slippery.
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