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Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By John Wilke

The way the long range weather prediction is...

The way the long range weather prediction is sounding, you'll mostly have to deal with cold temps and darkness, with the occasional snowfall. You can ride just about everything on a MTB, so wider...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-06-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Good stuff. Certainly from a time gone by, big...

Good stuff. Certainly from a time gone by, big changes next year, hopefully for the best. ;)
Forum: Great Lakes
04-20-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Thanks for the tips! Will post the best when I...

Thanks for the tips! Will post the best when I get back. :thumb:
Forum: Great Lakes
04-18-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Having only looked at the course on the map, any...

Having only looked at the course on the map, any suggestions of 'interesting' shoot locations? Loose gravel is a top pick of course, pure desolation might be interesting, anything else?

I hope...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-17-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Can't let this thread drop off the front page. ;)...

Can't let this thread drop off the front page. ;)

Seriously considering coming down for the Leland Kermesse on Saturday and shoot some pix with my new camera and sole lens (50mm f1.8). See what...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-28-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By John Wilke

Guess I'm first. :) As a former racer, I...

Guess I'm first. :)

As a former racer, I would venture that with a 53/39 that the 12-25 should be sufficient as an all around setup. It might get tough if you race at Greenbush, or Holy Hill...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-25-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Congrats to Recursive on his looting in Kenosha...

Congrats to Recursive on his looting in Kenosha the past two weeks!

https://p.twimg.com/Ao3Urq1CQAIrpS0.jpg
Forum: Great Lakes
03-17-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By John Wilke

Yeah, if you're used to climbing, then that's a...

Yeah, if you're used to climbing, then that's a great ride. Most 'normal' people would find that area brutal to ride. :) It's beautiful, no doubt, but pack a granny gear.

I think any part of the...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-17-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Kenosha #1 results: ...

Kenosha #1 results: http://www.kenoshavelosportcycling.com/uploads/KVCResultsweek12012.pdf
Forum: Great Lakes
03-17-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By John Wilke

How hilly do you want the rides to be? The...

How hilly do you want the rides to be?

The southwest part of the state is VERY hilly. Central very flat. The rest is 'rolling'.

I guess it depends on what your other interests might be, I...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-14-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Great job. Bodes well for a good season.

Great job. Bodes well for a good season.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-13-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

Okay. Second hand report from a spectator's...

Okay. Second hand report from a spectator's perspective.

Warm and windy. Headwind on the final, slightly uphill stretch to the finish line.

Masters 40+: Very aggressive race. Lots of attacks,...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-13-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,907
Posted By John Wilke

Time for me to log in. My first real ride of...

Time for me to log in.

My first real ride of the year. 45 mins of MTB on the Racine County gravel bike path. Rather wet and slow, but it was 60+ and sunny. First day of the frogs croaking...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By John Wilke

Drivers in Wisconsin share the road pretty well,...

Drivers in Wisconsin share the road pretty well, but like everywhere, there are some that are clueless behind the wheel. Drunk driving is a real problem.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By John Wilke

On the southwest side, Greendale is networked...

On the southwest side, Greendale is networked with little walking paths that are great to ride. There's no map, you just have to poke around and learn them. We used to have a training loop we called...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-20-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By John Wilke

'Member when the season ended in late August?...

'Member when the season ended in late August? Just two years ago? :lol:

My latest video:

http://youtu.be/nNR0zVtoMY4
Forum: Great Lakes
11-08-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By John Wilke

I've been mowed down from behind, almost killed....

I've been mowed down from behind, almost killed. I don't like 'hanging out' in the middle of traffic, painted lines on the road don't offer much safety.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-01-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By John Wilke

It wasn't all that long ago when Milwaukee didn't...

It wasn't all that long ago when Milwaukee didn't have ANY bike lanes. I still don't really trust many of them.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-26-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By John Wilke

He's probably got PSIMET.COM written on them. :)

He's probably got PSIMET.COM written on them. :)
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By John Wilke

Glad you enjoyed it. I remember riding it as a...

Glad you enjoyed it. I remember riding it as a kid when they first paved it back in the early '70's. It wasn't as wide nor as long as it is now. It really is a treasure.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By John Wilke

I won't make it, but will be looking for reports...

I won't make it, but will be looking for reports from those who do. Should be a good time as always.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,122
Posted By John Wilke

If you watched the interview videos on...

If you watched the interview videos on PelotonStar.Com (http://www.pelotonstar.com) you would have heard the top dogs say that they will only ride full suspension bikes.

Hey, also check out the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-13-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,122
Posted By John Wilke

HOw'd it go?

HOw'd it go?
Forum: Great Lakes
08-03-11, 04:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,122
Posted By John Wilke

Thank you! :) I promise to keep it...

Thank you! :)

I promise to keep it interesting. :D
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By John Wilke

Starting to get some info. Looks very similar to...

Starting to get some info. Looks very similar to this '41 Hawthorne with 'springer style' front fork.

http://www.nostalgic.net/user/uploadfolder/hawthorne005.jpg
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By John Wilke

American Flyer

This is the first light of day this old girl has seen since about 1975. Any info provided would be appreciated. :) I was told that the red front tire is WWII vintage (no rubber?).
...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-27-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By John Wilke

Agreed. It's a great resource for us locals....

Agreed. It's a great resource for us locals. Where in Milwaukee will you be staying. You might also Google up the Ozaukee County trail, New Berlin trail, and the Glacial Drumlin trail.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-18-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,122
Posted By John Wilke

See any photogs down there? Maybe that N4XI (?)...

See any photogs down there? Maybe that N4XI (?) dude or someone?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-09-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 12,290
Posted By John Wilke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKils9Mae8Q&NR=1 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKils9Mae8Q&NR=1

HONDA BATTLE - SENNA /PROST (Onboard +Pit stop):)
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 12,290
Posted By John Wilke

Speaking of shifting gears, I'm really getting...

Speaking of shifting gears, I'm really getting the itch to go through truck driving school. Looks like a blast!

Among other things, note this driver's left foot. :)
...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 12,290
Posted By John Wilke

Interesting Senna footage. No denying that he was...

Interesting Senna footage. No denying that he was fast, but I had no idea how rough he was. I've never seen anyone _pump_ the accelerator like that. With the data logging that today's F1 cars have,...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,684
Posted By John Wilke

Don't have much of MJH2, but here he is with his...

Don't have much of MJH2, but here he is with his then BH teammate PSIMET:

http://peloton-pix.smugmug.com/Road-Racing/Videos/7684341_m5dLP#560761009_GAFfi-A-LB

Did someone mention the spring...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-26-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Single speed too. :lol:

Single speed too. :lol:
Forum: Great Lakes
10-23-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

James LaLonde kicked some ass at Kletch Park...

James LaLonde kicked some ass at Kletch Park today.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc54/biffbradford/peloton%20star/LaLonde-1.jpg
Forum: Great Lakes
10-15-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By John Wilke

Check with Wheel & Sprocket, I know that there's...

Check with Wheel & Sprocket, I know that there's rides going on around your area ... I've seen them. I just don't know the details.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-06-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Ummm ... 2008 World Championship silver medalist...

Ummm ... 2008 World Championship silver medalist Jonathon Page?
Forum: Great Lakes
10-05-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Yeah, did some Photoshop on some of them -...

Yeah, did some Photoshop on some of them - otherwise they would have been tossed.

What you see is pretty much the best of the batch. Sorry if I didn't get anything good of her this time around,...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-03-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By John Wilke

Old numbers

Anybody else save their old race numbers? :)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc54/biffbradford/MISC/numbers1.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc54/biffbradford/MISC/numbers2.jpg
...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-03-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Domes pix uploading. :D plus short write...

Domes pix uploading. :D

plus short write up: http://www.pelotonstar.com/
Forum: Great Lakes
10-02-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Yup. Grafton will be a good time. I think...

Yup. Grafton will be a good time.

I think the cold/rainy weather was a shock to most (me too). Not many walked the 200 m over to the big climb, it was pretty quiet over there. Great course...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-01-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Hmmmm. Maybe I should bring a video camera too...

Hmmmm. Maybe I should bring a video camera too .... :thumb:

Sunday morning I'm shooting the leaders in Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon (will skip from one road crossing to another along the route),...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-25-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

'Cross is hawt ! :) ...

'Cross is hawt ! :)

http://peloton-pix.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/2008-Washington-Park-Halloween/IMG6215/404082423_zJF7G-L-1.jpg

(ARRRRGGGHHHH ... NO MORE POP UP VIDEOS !!!!!!!)
09-19-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By John Wilke

Pop up video ads

Just put me down for HATING these video ads that start up as I'm reading a post.

I HATE THEM!

The more these things pop up, the less time I spend here on BF.

It won't be long before I'm gone...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,782
Posted By John Wilke

I guess I'm not tech geeky enough for touring...

I guess I'm not tech geeky enough for touring anymore then. I don't want to load more software and buy GPS units. I'm not checking a computer to see where to turn. Just tell me where to go! (okay,...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,782
Posted By John Wilke

Okay, now for us that don't have Google Earth...

Okay, now for us that don't have Google Earth installed in our computer - how about a recap in text? :rolleyes:
Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-10, 05:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,800
Posted By John Wilke

Feeling 'Cross

The first official race of the season is in the books here in Wisconsin. Illinois begins today. Full report over at PelotonStar.Com but here's a few pix to wet your appetite. Most are too big to post...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-11-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By John Wilke

Then there was my commute from Willow Springs...

Then there was my commute from Willow Springs back to Milwaukee on a week day. What was that, a Monday?

Race ended at 5pm and I knew there would be no way I could handle driving through downtown...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-10-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By John Wilke

It may take you 2 hours to get to a race, but...

It may take you 2 hours to get to a race, but you'll probably have 20 or more throughout the season that's within 2 hours of you (not knowing where you live). I shoot pictures and can hit 50+ races...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-07-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By John Wilke

Yes, but they get easier with practice. Next year...

Yes, but they get easier with practice. Next year they'll be even better. :thumb:
Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By John Wilke

It was a perfect night. Cyclists 1 Bugs 0. I left...

It was a perfect night. Cyclists 1 Bugs 0. I left around midnight and it was 47 degrees under a clear sky. A little fog was starting to form in the low areas, but you couldn't have asked for a better...
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