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06-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,017
Posted By friday1970

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was...

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was there two years ago, and I loved how every business along the main drive seemed to be a local one.
06-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,017
Posted By friday1970

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday...

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday rides "Adventure Saturday". I pick a slower, more comfortable road bike. I pick an different, interesting destination each time. (I live in Brighton...
06-07-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By friday1970

If you bike enough, here's what might happen: ...

If you bike enough, here's what might happen:
It's Sunday. You had a great 62 mile ride on Saturday and your legs feel it a little. Grass is mowed. Tasks around the house are done, You've ate a...
06-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,017
Posted By friday1970

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7...

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7 weeks, I've done 100 mile+ rides on Saturday. Keep up the riding, even if you stick to the 100k rides. You're still getting out there, and keeping...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By friday1970

Anytime is a good time to start riding in RUSA...

Anytime is a good time to start riding in RUSA events. With our group in Detroit, you must register with RUSA first. For this year, most of us start together, and we split into groups within the...
05-20-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,242
Posted By friday1970

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted...

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted mirror on EVERY ride in which public roads are taken. Every car is scanned by me until it moves over the pass. I rely on it so much, I can no longer...
05-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,242
Posted By friday1970

It's really getting bad here in Michigan. Ever...

It's really getting bad here in Michigan. Ever since it was legalized for recreational use, I smell pot nearly every single ride, and I always smell it in our parks.
The other week I was riding my...
05-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By friday1970

On your mom! Just kidding When I was 12...

On your mom!

Just kidding

When I was 12 or so, I'd ride from NE Fort Wayne suburbs to Grabil to buy those large jawbreakers and other goodies from Souder's candy store, roughly 26 miles round...
05-12-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,081
Posted By friday1970

Do I see a bike boom coming? Absolutely not....

Do I see a bike boom coming?
Absolutely not. Why? Too many fat and lazy people.
"I never have time to exercise...." while stuffing their faces two hours plus out of the day, or binge watching GoT...
05-05-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,011
Posted By friday1970

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS....

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS. I'm very proud of my restoration job on it. But I have to admit, it's not as fast as my aluminum framed/carbon forked bike, and not as fast. It's...
04-26-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By friday1970

Now you might be looking at a new rear wheel....

Now you might be looking at a new rear wheel. That would up the price. So $130. plus a new wheel. possibly $60+. It's not good to fix all that only to have the worst part of the tire, the bearing, go...
04-26-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By friday1970

How bad are the tires? I might be wrong, but it...

How bad are the tires?
I might be wrong, but it sounds more expensive to repair than it should be.
A decent pair of smoother gravel tires would run about 70-90. 7 speed chains should only be around...
04-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,205
Posted By friday1970

Last year, during the few weeks that it was...

Last year, during the few weeks that it was unusually warm late June, I went out overnight to Michigan's thumb area, riding the Detroit Randonneurs Thumbs Up 200k route.
It was easily the the best...
04-13-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,791
Posted By friday1970

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually,...

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually, it's the opposite. "Don't build a wall". they screamed. Then when it's their turn...."Let's build a wall!". And the sheep cheered.
No different from...
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,791
Posted By friday1970

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg...

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg staged a photo op despite Snopes's claim (Grouch Marx's 'Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes" works here), I am interested in what he has...
03-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,877
Posted By friday1970

Mirrors. I wear them religiously. I see a car...

Mirrors.
I wear them religiously. I see a car coming up behind me much earlier than when I hear it. and I follow it until I know that it has moved over for me. If not, and I've had to do this, dash...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By friday1970

Wow! Just...wow! I checked the analysis to see...

Wow! Just...wow!
I checked the analysis to see about breaks. She hardly took any. Basically, 2.5 times more than my longest day ever.
03-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By friday1970

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP...

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP trail while being distracted looking at my GPS. A couple saw me as I flipped over. Would have made a great "instant karma" video had anyone been recording
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,425
Posted By friday1970

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and...

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and Randonnuering can be two different styles of rides. It's beem explained to me that Audax events are where riders ride as a group. Randonnuering is group or self...
01-14-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,013
Posted By friday1970

I should have been more specific. It more about...

I should have been more specific. It more about losing energy up a hill than anything drivetrain related. It makes more time to shift a gear while pedaling up a hill with DT shifters, at least for me...
11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,456
Posted By friday1970

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was...

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I...
11-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,634
Posted By friday1970

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island...

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island Lake Recreation Area, near Brighton Michigan.
...
11-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By friday1970

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I...

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I had to. I foolishly bought this larger bike at age 17, and tried to make it work for 30 years. It got harder as I got older. I was teared up as I gave...
11-18-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,348
Posted By friday1970

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood....

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood. Better than sex.
Well, maybe not. But almost as good
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,042
Posted By friday1970

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing...

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing more than the open road on a bike. It heals the soul, and clears the mind.
This is Southeast Michigan, not known for many vantage points to view...
11-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,312
Posted By friday1970

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to...

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to check out the others you've mentioned.
Also check out Dreamcatcher out of Korea. Though I consider them still part of KPop, they do have a distinct,...
11-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,011
Posted By friday1970

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/abs_d067953c0e457c478d6c444a41df0c9c5cdd105e.png
11-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By friday1970

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress. ...

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32792720560.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2be24c4djbSsgu
Very light and stiff. The only issue I've had with it was how...
10-28-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,742
Posted By friday1970

You're on a bent? The bent's the easiest thing...

You're on a bent?
The bent's the easiest thing to ride on an indoor turbo trainer. I put my Optima Baron onto one, prop a laptop in front of me with headphones on my ears, and just sit back, pedal,...
10-16-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,949
Posted By friday1970

Tasty animals.

Tasty animals.
09-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,621
Posted By friday1970

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland...

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland Trail. An older couple were side by side, I slowed down and did my usual "on your left". The husband slowed up, veered right into his wife's rear...
09-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,339
Posted By friday1970

Fitty. Just turned it two weeks ago. I...

Fitty. Just turned it two weeks ago.



I dunno 'bout that. I bike 100+ miles a week. Two or three 15-30 mile rides during the week, and usually a 50+ mile ride most weekends. 5000+ miles for the...
09-28-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,501
Posted By friday1970

For me, it was due to the Schwinn Varsity my...

For me, it was due to the Schwinn Varsity my father bought me in late middle school. I was 14 years old then.
I'd take the 12 mile ride from my house in Ft Wayne IN to Souder's in Grabill for those...
09-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,619
Posted By friday1970

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind...

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind me long before they ever see me, how many cars, and if they are getting over (or not). I actually follow the cars' movements to ensure my safety.
I'm...
09-17-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,984
Posted By friday1970

and when they climb, they smile as they pass you....

and when they climb, they smile as they pass you. I've seen it!
09-10-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,765
Posted By friday1970

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase...

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase SIGNIFICANTLY during the first few lockdown months of Covid. I named one of my strava rides as "Bristol Motor Speedway" since I felt I was in traffic...
09-01-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,945
Posted By friday1970

As someone who has a lineage of males in our...

As someone who has a lineage of males in our family dying of heart attacks, reading stuff like this scares me.
I'm turning 50 this month, and I had a CT scan two years ago for the first time. They...
08-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,162
Posted By friday1970

While I don't think that it is because I am...

While I don't think that it is because I am getting older, I think that for me, it's things I've picked up along the way.

On my recumbent, I had to use mirrors to see what was behind me. There was...
08-28-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By friday1970

My favorite Youtube bike repair channel is "RJ...

My favorite Youtube bike repair channel is "RJ the Bike Guy". A few years ago, I didn't know much about bike repair, other than replacing tires/tubes. Now, I service my own bikes completely, all due...
08-15-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,296
Posted By friday1970

Go for it. I have a few bikes in my stable....

Go for it.

I have a few bikes in my stable. And I find myself repeating my riding every week. Tuesday, the fast bike on a short route. Fast as I can, all out, and usually 20-30 miles. Thursday,...
07-16-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,595
Posted By friday1970

Earlier this year, I took a trip to Ohioplye and...

Earlier this year, I took a trip to Ohioplye and mapped a loop to Salisbury with a dip into Maryland using local roads.
I wont lie. It was the hardest 89 miles of my life. 10K+ft of climbing. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By friday1970

I've seen one sidewall of a GP 4000 SII being...

I've seen one sidewall of a GP 4000 SII being blown out. It was a tour out of Fenton MI, if I recall correctly. A female cyclist had to make a call of shame when her sidewall blew out.
I've got...
07-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,978
Posted By friday1970

Just sounds creepy. "Hey, I passed you on the...

Just sounds creepy.
"Hey, I passed you on the trail today, thought you were pretty, and found you by using View Flybys, Wanna hook up?"
07-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 496,543
Posted By friday1970

This is my other Trek. A 1983 Trek 620, 50cm....

This is my other Trek. A 1983 Trek 620, 50cm. I've posted this bike in a different thread before, trying to figure out what year and model this was. It almost looks like the older brother to my other...
07-08-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 496,543
Posted By friday1970

Original paint. The photo may actually look...

Original paint. The photo may actually look better than reality. There are a few rust spots on the frame. I'm not the original owner and it has definitely seen some use from whoever owned it before...
07-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 496,543
Posted By friday1970

This is one of my Treks. A 1987 Trek Elance 330. ...

This is one of my Treks. A 1987 Trek Elance 330.
52cm. Converted to 650b using Pacenti wheels and Pari-moto tires. Tektro 559 brakes. Currently runs Microshift R8 shifters, RS-500 crankset, 105RD,...
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,123
Views: 2,773,013
Posted By friday1970

Finally got mine done. 1986 Schwinn High...

Finally got mine done.
1986 Schwinn High Sierra.
Bought it via FB Marketplace for $30. And trust me, it wasn't in good shape. The frame was a little rusted, but no physical damage.
So stripped...
07-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,521
Posted By friday1970

So many things. 1) tire rolling resistance....

So many things.
1) tire rolling resistance. Slick tires with supple casings that absorb little bumps in the pavement. Higher tire pressures.
2) More aero position. Hybrids mean you probably sit...
06-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,016
Posted By friday1970

+1 for Body Glide. My favorite anti-chafing...

+1 for Body Glide. My favorite anti-chafing prevention
06-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,493
Posted By friday1970

You'll figure it out. But on a different...

You'll figure it out.
But on a different subject, near the end of a long 80+ mile ride, I love to pull up to a gas station or liquor store, grab a can of good cold suds tucked into a brown paper...
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