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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By Gunther20

I was 10 or 11 when I found the March 1985...

I was 10 or 11 when I found the March 1985 Penthouse magazine in a ditch while riding my bike. Simultaneously, I became both more and less interested in cycling.
06-18-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,119
Posted By Gunther20

Here in Minnesota the sunrise at the end of May...

Here in Minnesota the sunrise at the end of May is around 5:25 and the sunrise on June 21st is also around 5:25. I get into a great June routine but then have to adjust in July and August when...
06-16-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,119
Posted By Gunther20

Early morning rides are the best. Sunrise is...

Early morning rides are the best. Sunrise is about 5:25 and this time of year the first hint of light is around 4:45. I can start at 4:30 and ride the first 7 miles on a familiar trail (where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,737
Posted By Gunther20

I put over 6000 miles on a set of 32mm gatorskins...

I put over 6000 miles on a set of 32mm gatorskins last year. Got 4 flats with them but I would not blame the gatorskins for any of them. Switched to GP5000 over the winter and instantly went from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Gunther20

1UP is made in Wisconsin and is a great rack if...

1UP is made in Wisconsin and is a great rack if you are not in a hurry to get one. I was on a waiting list to order one for about 4 weeks and then it took another two weeks to receive it after I...
05-28-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Gunther20

Those are the kids on RAGBRAI with the flags...

Those are the kids on RAGBRAI with the flags right? That's a cool program. Kudos to you.
I'm going back 'home' to Iowa this weekend and hope to get some Iowa gravel miles in too.
05-13-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,257
Posted By Gunther20

Growing up on a farm in Iowa we lived on a gravel...

Growing up on a farm in Iowa we lived on a gravel road (or is it called a cyclocross road? LOL) but were about 1/4 mile away from a 'blacktop' road. When my siblings and I turned 10 we each got our...
Forum: Foo
05-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Gunther20

For me today will always be Cinco de cuatro :) ...

For me today will always be Cinco de cuatro :)
Now I'm off to the banana stand....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Gunther20

That’s good to know on the 1up jaxgtr. All I...

That’s good to know on the 1up jaxgtr. All I received was a confirmation email with no estimate of lead time. Hoping it’s the last rack I’ll ever have to buy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Gunther20

Thanks all for the expertise. I'm probably over...

Thanks all for the expertise. I'm probably over concerned because it's still a new bike. I'll continue to hurl it in drive side up (gently of course).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Gunther20

Back of SUV transportation

I recently bought my first bike with disc brakes (yay for me!). When driving to a trail or wherever I typically would toss (gently) my rim-brake equipped bikes into the back with the drive side up. ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gunther20

Could be worse....I've learned to appreciate that...

Could be worse....I've learned to appreciate that the price is always $600. Makes it easier to ignore and focus on the genuine ads.
04-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,574
Posted By Gunther20

In the spring there are a couple short(ish)...

In the spring there are a couple short(ish) drives from Des Moines with great bike trails - Bentonville/Fayetteville Ark has a great bike trail and would be about a 6 hour drive. Tulsa has enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Gunther20

I have two pairs of the same cycling shoe. One...

I have two pairs of the same cycling shoe. One set up SPD and one set up SPD-SL. I have zero pain when riding with SPD but quite a bit of pain after the ride with SPD-SL. I am not able to adjust...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Gunther20

I have found that snap koozies serve a dual...

I have found that snap koozies serve a dual purpose. First you can place it on your frame at the touch point when on the rack. Then when you are done riding you can use it to keep your beer cold. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-17-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Gunther20

You could check out Pork Belly. pkbelly.com ...

You could check out Pork Belly. pkbelly.com They provide transportation to the start from Omaha, Des Moines, and the end town. If you are looking for transportation after the ride I think they go...
Forum: Southwest
03-17-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Gunther20

Tulsa

Does anyone ride around Tulsa or familiar with the MUPs there? I'm curious about surface conditions, traffic, scenery, etc....
My wife and kids are headed to Disney world for spring break with...
03-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,502
Posted By Gunther20

It appears RAGBRAI is a full go after the...

It appears RAGBRAI is a full go after the announcement this week. Can’t wait!
03-10-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Gunther20

This was helpful. I did another test ride with...

This was helpful. I did another test ride with this quote in mind and it clicked, both in my head and on the bike. Anyway I am now the proud owner of a new 2019 Trek Boone 5. I realize it will...
03-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Gunther20

Yeah no mountains in Minnesota. Generally if...

Yeah no mountains in Minnesota. Generally if they are steep they are not long, maybe causing me to get out of the saddle for a short burst. And if they are long they are not steep so I just put my...
03-08-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Gunther20

Good points by all and I'll look to give it...

Good points by all and I'll look to give it another test ride. As long as the double tab is functional as advertised it's just something I could get used to over time.
Regarding the 1x11 setup with...
03-06-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Gunther20

SRAM double tap

Hi. Newish guy here. I test rode a great bike today (in stock and on sale!). Only thing that kept me from pulling the trigger is that I never got comfortable with the sram rival double tap. Never...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,973
Posted By Gunther20

Hi. Newbie here. I know I'm suppose to start...

Hi. Newbie here. I know I'm suppose to start out with a thread like "What's the deal with all the weight weenies I see without valve stem covers?. How many watts do they think they are saving?" ...
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