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Forum: Recumbent
04-19-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By kpumpy

Frozen shoulder, which would not allow me to go...

Frozen shoulder, which would not allow me to go down to my aerobars on my roadie without significant discomfort and downright pain at times.

I tried a Volae Expedition last June. The Hostel Shoppe...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-24-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By kpumpy

Agreed on all. Lights. Studs. F**k the indoor...

Agreed on all. Lights. Studs. F**k the indoor trainer this year. Gotta embrace those 20-below zero days here.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-24-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By kpumpy

I have a home in Door so I ride the roads all the...

I have a home in Door so I ride the roads all the time anyway. My in-laws have a farm that's about two miles past the start point so I'm always riding that part of the course. I've done it and paid...
Forum: Southeast
02-28-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,520
Posted By kpumpy

CyLowe, I recognize you from all your posts in...

CyLowe, I recognize you from all your posts in the GL region, which is where I live now. (I'm fishing here for places to cycle in the SE because I'm a little weary of the latest Wisconsin winter)....
Forum: Great Lakes
02-27-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By kpumpy

Dude, if it got to 47 where I live I'd be out in...

Dude, if it got to 47 where I live I'd be out in a frigging tri-top and shorts. Hell, I might ride naked. We've had snow on the ground here for 89 straight days -- we'll probably hit 120 straight...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,243
Posted By kpumpy

I use a spinner, and you'd better damn believe...

I use a spinner, and you'd better damn believe those miles are worth every bit as much as outdoor riding due to all the coasting you can do outdoors. If you want to be an elitist ******* and call not...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By kpumpy

I would agree with the stretching...I've found on...

I would agree with the stretching...I've found on back to back major efforts like this that it's best to actually keep moving once I'm done with the day's ride and fuel replenishment if I know I'm...
10-23-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By kpumpy

Wisconsin cyclist killed

Not sure yet if they had lights on or any reflective gear, but 5:50 a.m. is pitch dark here. Doesn't appear to be alcohol-related.
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09-20-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,348
Posted By kpumpy

I'd have been shocked if he was acquitted. I...

I'd have been shocked if he was acquitted. I think the only one who will ever know whether he's truly guilty or not is Landis himself. Sad day for cycling period.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By kpumpy

Thanks for the link. Looks like a really nice...

Thanks for the link. Looks like a really nice ride and I'll have to put it on my future to-do calendar. But after Door County and Marshfield Cranberry centuries the past two weeks, life calls for a...
Replies: 1,032
Views: 625,405
Posted By kpumpy

I've done two centuries the past two Sundays, one...

I've done two centuries the past two Sundays, one on a LeMond Reno, and the other on a Giant FCR1. The Giant is a flat-bar and the LeMond is a drop bar. On the LeMond, I had no aero bars. On the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-17-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By kpumpy

Marshfield Cranberry Century Ride Reports 9/16/07

Turned out to be a pretty nice day. Bit of a stiff south wind helped to keep my speed down through the first half, but that last 35 miles after hitting Babcock was sweet and fast! :) The course was...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By kpumpy

I must be one of the nuts. I just rode Door...

I must be one of the nuts. I just rode Door County Century, so this will be my second in eight days. Guess that makes me double nuts. But I have places in Door and Marshfield and split time between...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By kpumpy

I rode the 64 last year and did the 100 this...

I rode the 64 last year and did the 100 this year. We have a place near Sturgeon Bay so I added eight miles by riding to the start. I then added two miles past the finish as my in-laws have a place...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-14-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By kpumpy

Since I own a home here, I'll throw in for my...

Since I own a home here, I'll throw in for my place -- Door County. Stay in Sturgeon Bay and ride out along County B up to Egg Harbor, a fantastic ride, or stay in Egg and ride down to Sturgeon Bay...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,606
Posted By kpumpy

That's like the time I was riding in a charity...

That's like the time I was riding in a charity event when I first started out and some ahole comes up from behind and yells "50K to the left!" because he thought surely I couldn't be doing 100K on my...
05-24-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,187
Posted By kpumpy

Totally agree with everything you say. Last...

Totally agree with everything you say. Last weekend I did a charity event on a Schwinn, purchased FROM WAL-MART (GAG, I CAN HEAR EVERYONE SAY), wearing GYM shoes, and my only concession on this bike...
04-20-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By kpumpy

Good read

A link to a good story I read the other day about the bicycle industry and what a crappy job it does in trying to bring in new riders and how they missed the boat by marketing high-performance gear...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-10-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By kpumpy

Door County, Door County, Door County. ... I...

Door County, Door County, Door County. ... I relocated there for the cycling. PM me with questions.
04-06-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,681
Posted By kpumpy

What the heck, I'm now on the Frosted Flakes...

What the heck, I'm now on the Frosted Flakes breakfast diet...
04-02-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,844
Posted By kpumpy

that article makes me damn glad i don't live in...

that article makes me damn glad i don't live in LA or some suburban Columbine-like ghetto of look-alike houses with the nearest school six miles and two freeways away. We did live in a place like...
04-02-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By kpumpy

Sigma 1106 is the bomb, like $30 or thereabouts....

Sigma 1106 is the bomb, like $30 or thereabouts. Easy to install and never had a problem with it, and it's extremely accurate. Just got a second sensor for it for a second road bike as well, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By kpumpy

Just start riding...four months after I went a...

Just start riding...four months after I went a whole seven miles on an old beater bike (and boy, was I proud at that moment because I was a couch-potato slob prior) I did a century. Be careful of the...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By kpumpy

Started for fitness reasons at shorter distances...

Started for fitness reasons at shorter distances and just gradually got longer and longer. Makes me feel like I'm 10 again and carefree without a worry in the world when I'm out there.
03-27-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By kpumpy

I've used the inexpensive trunk-mount bike rack...

I've used the inexpensive trunk-mount bike rack for a long time and have had no problems -- just transported mine 1,200 miles on the rear of my car -- through heavy wind and some thunderstorms -- and...
03-26-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,562
Posted By kpumpy

The forecast here is for snow by the end of next...

The forecast here is for snow by the end of next week, so it isn't over yet by a long shot.
03-21-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By kpumpy

Check out New Balance online...they do some...

Check out New Balance online...they do some really good deals and ship straight to your house. I bought one from them since our Wisconsin winters can get a bit long and I wanted to give my good bike...
03-21-07, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By kpumpy

I'll second that...I have had the same issues in...

I'll second that...I have had the same issues in fingers and toes.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By kpumpy

We're pulling for you Michael H. Seriously, you...

We're pulling for you Michael H. Seriously, you can do it -- I was similarly ambitious when I first started out and now guys who've done the Race Across America want me to ride with them this summer....
03-15-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By kpumpy

Wish I had some shortcuts to offer but about the...

Wish I had some shortcuts to offer but about the only shortcut I'd offer (as another Wisconite who tires of too much salt on the roads :p ) is to ride a winter beater, which is what I do and I just...
03-15-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By kpumpy

Hey Ekdog, as a dedicated roadie who does...

Hey Ekdog, as a dedicated roadie who does thousands of miles a year, I have/had the same problem, and my wife started running rather than get on a bike, nonetheless, it was fine by me because I was...
03-14-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By kpumpy

Ouch, that's awful but I can relate. Almost as...

Ouch, that's awful but I can relate. Almost as bad as going out for a long ride and about 20 miles out getting a bad case of CRS (the over 40 disease called Can't Remember S***) and thinking maybe...
03-13-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By kpumpy

I really enjoyed winter cycling and hope we get...

I really enjoyed winter cycling and hope we get another storm or two -- likely where I live -- but can't wait to get in a long one outdoors on my roadie tires this weekend!
Forum: Great Lakes
03-13-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By kpumpy

Too much work kept me in the office yesterday and...

Too much work kept me in the office yesterday and today. But tomorrow and Thursday? Outdoors all the way -- going to visit some "clients." Yeah, the "clients" being my bike, but my employer knows...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-09-07, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,473
Posted By kpumpy

Couldn't resist -- I'm in. Time to go do some...

Couldn't resist -- I'm in. Time to go do some hill climbs.:)
03-07-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By kpumpy

I do it to train as a cyclist. I'm doing several...

I do it to train as a cyclist. I'm doing several major-distance events, some with some really rugged terrain, this season, and wanted to keep my base going as well as possible through the winter.
I...
03-02-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,950
Posted By kpumpy

Three bicycle helmets -- seven bikes. You...

Three bicycle helmets -- seven bikes.

You can never have enough.
03-02-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By kpumpy

30 inches of snow on the ground and it's March 2....

30 inches of snow on the ground and it's March 2.

Guess you can see how long the winter will be here.
03-02-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By kpumpy

I ride all winter long outdoors ... and now have...

I ride all winter long outdoors ... and now have 30 inches of snow to deal with. Woo-hoo!
03-02-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By kpumpy

I bought a "flat-bar" road bike recently with bar...

I bought a "flat-bar" road bike recently with bar ends and like the setup a lot. I'd recommend them highly.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-02-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 111,551
Posted By kpumpy

I ride County B between Egg and Sturgeon all the...

I ride County B between Egg and Sturgeon all the time, some roads north of Egg and like to loop over to Jacksonport and Bailey's Harbor and down to Institute. B is wonderful because it hugs the...
02-28-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,461
Posted By kpumpy

Donna, you are seriously serious and I give you...

Donna, you are seriously serious and I give you major props. Keep up the riding.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-27-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 111,551
Posted By kpumpy

Checking in from one of the best cycling counties...

Checking in from one of the best cycling counties in America, Door County. Come on up and ride.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-27-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By kpumpy

I agree the fee is stiff and I think HH has...

I agree the fee is stiff and I think HH has gotten a little too proud of itself, I'm going to stick with a different event that weekend. I'm not sure if it's worth the money and the crappy shirt just...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-08-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By kpumpy

Well below zero here in Wisconsin for a week....

Well below zero here in Wisconsin for a week. I've seen three people out on bikes, one on one day when it was -19 with minus 50 wind chill, and I give them major props. I hate staying indoors to ride...
12-13-06, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,981
Posted By kpumpy

Darn right, I'll thump my chest and feel virtuous...

Darn right, I'll thump my chest and feel virtuous about it as well. And do I ever feel great at the end of a ride like that, which is why I embrace getting on my bike at 5 a.m. in the dark and...
12-13-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,274
Posted By kpumpy

Zero's been my coldest ride so far, with a -15...

Zero's been my coldest ride so far, with a -15 wind chill, middle of last week here in Wisconsin. We haven't really had any cold weather to speak of. Last year I made it out for a good jaunt when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,253
Posted By kpumpy

If you get the HBO package on a satellite dish,...

If you get the HBO package on a satellite dish, Breaking Away is on HBOSG at 7:45 a.m. (EST) tomorrow morning (Dec. 6) one last time, it appears. They've been carrying it a lot the past month and I...
11-13-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By kpumpy

Layer up, wear tights, put on fenders to ward off...

Layer up, wear tights, put on fenders to ward off the snow and slush up your butt crack, and ride. Rode Saturday in 18 degrees and several inches of snow and ice here in Wisconsin ... busted my ass...
11-13-06, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,557
Posted By kpumpy

I bike in northern Wisconsin, and we have real...

I bike in northern Wisconsin, and we have real winters with real sand and salt here as well, and I go out five days a week regardless. I've put a couple thousand miles on a Schwinn hybrid with fat...
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