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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  9. 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...
  12. 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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    1/1/08 211 Goal: 200 by 2/19/08 Alabama...

    1/1/08 211
    Goal: 200 by 2/19/08 Alabama Cycling Camp
    Goal: 185 by 6/17/08 Bicycle Tour of Colorado
    Goal: 175 by 12/31/08
    Goal: 150 by 12/31/09
  17. Thread: -75F boots?

    by outashape
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    I tried everything to keep my toes warm. Two...

    I tried everything to keep my toes warm. Two toes and one finger turn white very quickly when exposed to the cold. Probably some type of frostbike damage. The chemical bags were cramping my toes. ...
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    Well I don't know how they will work on a...

    Well I don't know how they will work on a bicycle. On our Harley, we had a new belt put on before a trip to North Carolina. On one of the hairpin turns, where there is gravel on the tight turns,...
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    I have also been following your journey on CGOB. ...

    I have also been following your journey on CGOB. I like the way you tell a story with pictures and captions. Have a safe trip.
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    It would be difficult to deliver mail on a...

    It would be difficult to deliver mail on a bicycle. I work at the USPS at a regional center. Back in the early
    80's I was a secretary (clerk craft) and when they had a budget crisis I was sent to a...
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    USPS Bicycle Carrier's - fewer injuries

    Here's an article posted on USPS Newslink, an internal electronic newsletter issued daily. Posted in Safety to show that cycling can be safer than driving.


    WHEELING IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION
    USPS...
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    Nancy, I followed your tour daily. I watched...

    Nancy, I followed your tour daily. I watched your boys grow up. I feel like I was your sister. Your narrative didn't just detail miles and food eaten, it showed a family having goods days, and some...
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    I purchased cheap zippers ($3-5). I do not use...

    I purchased cheap zippers ($3-5). I do not use invisible zippers. That way, there is more of a gap between the zipper and the material so the fleece doesn't get caught in the zipper. I also use...
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    I've installed zippers on several jackets. In...

    I've installed zippers on several jackets. In fact, all winter, I probably only use a wind jacket 2-3 times (with zippers on the arms). I have zippers on my fleece sweaters. I usually ride with...
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    I used to commute to work, but it was exhausting...

    I used to commute to work, but it was exhausting and taking up most of my life. It was a 25 mile trip each way. 2 hours before work, work, 2 hours after work, eat, charge batteries, get clothes &...
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