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Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,076
Posted By MikeLD

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,995
Posted By MikeLD

4 wheel drive road hogs probably do more damage...

4 wheel drive road hogs probably do more damage than bears ... just sayin.
03-16-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,239
Posted By MikeLD

I'm 260 and have had a pair of SL's for 2 years...

I'm 260 and have had a pair of SL's for 2 years and have about 3,000 miles on them (I've ridden more in the past 2 years, but not all on that bike).

I got them after talking with my LBS (an...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By MikeLD

Continental gatorskins ... they last and are...

Continental gatorskins ... they last and are pretty puncture resistant
02-07-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By MikeLD

I have a cross check too ... great bike, built...

I have a cross check too ... great bike, built like a tank. I have beefier wheels, probably overkill (phil wood hubs 48 spoke rear 40 spoke front). I'm about 260.
11-17-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,630
Posted By MikeLD

In my basement listening to music ... screen is...

In my basement listening to music ... screen is my super big Apple 30" cinema display, easy to view leaning back in the chair.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By MikeLD

Happy Birthday ... and if you need any sign up...

Happy Birthday ... and if you need any sign up info for AARP, let me know.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,046
Posted By MikeLD

I'm at Cat in Peoria ... and "restriction" is a...

I'm at Cat in Peoria ... and "restriction" is a little strong. More like don't travel if you can do it by phone or video conference. I traveled to NYC last week to meet with investors/financial...
11-01-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,354
Posted By MikeLD

46 mile group ride this morning, about 2,000 YTD

46 mile group ride this morning, about 2,000 YTD
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By MikeLD

I bought an SRAM Force group on eBay at well...

I bought an SRAM Force group on eBay at well below the "store" price. No problems, but no warranty.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By MikeLD

When I saw the title of this thread I had to look...

When I saw the title of this thread I had to look ... just wanted to make sure it wasn't about me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,839
Posted By MikeLD

Best of luck in your recovery ... I hope the nut...

Best of luck in your recovery ... I hope the nut job goes to the slammer.
10-30-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,036
Posted By MikeLD

My wife & I voted last weekend ... but we live in...

My wife & I voted last weekend ... but we live in downstate Illinois so I'm afraid that my vote won't matter much this year. A fiscal conservative in a deep blue state ... oh the frustration. Now I...
10-30-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,339
Posted By MikeLD

I can ride with no hands all the way to the crash...

I can ride with no hands all the way to the crash site.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By MikeLD

We can only hope real life works like the...

We can only hope real life works like the video:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,590
Posted By MikeLD

I bought a custom (relatively light steel). It...

I bought a custom (relatively light steel). It was not overly expensive ($1,450 for the frame) ... it fits my long torso, I built it up to suit me, and I ended up with a very "personal" bike that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By MikeLD

Cateye Strada ... I use it all my bikes. Cheap,...

Cateye Strada ... I use it all my bikes. Cheap, large numbers, the mount works on the stem or bars, and you push the whole unit down to switch modes. Easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,391
Posted By MikeLD

chili cheese fries

chili cheese fries
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,057
Posted By MikeLD

Didn't realize that saying I wasn't a big fan of...

Didn't realize that saying I wasn't a big fan of Paris ... or that it was very expensive would generate any feedback. I lived in Europe for 6 years in two different countries, and visited numerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By MikeLD

If it has downtube shifter bosses then you could...

If it has downtube shifter bosses then you could use friction shifters on the downtube ... or you could use bar-end shifters (like on touring bikes) in friction mode. Cheap handlebars 30 bucks,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,907
Posted By MikeLD

The trail in question here is a "Rails to Trails"...

The trail in question here is a "Rails to Trails" trail. Flat, mostly limestone screenings, a little gravel in spots, very hard packed if it hasn't rained in a while. You can ride a road bike on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,057
Posted By MikeLD

I've been there a few times and even when the...

I've been there a few times and even when the dollar was much stronger than it is now, everything seemed very expensive even then (late 90's-2000 when the Euro was roughly one to the dollar). Only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By MikeLD

It's a little heavy ... and I don't think it does...

It's a little heavy ... and I don't think it does cadence, but it must be good, they've been making them for decades. Sorry, I couldn't resist. I had one just like it in 1967 and they're still...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,411
Posted By MikeLD

I don't give a rip how people spend their money...

I don't give a rip how people spend their money ... I buy things that I like that some would think are stupid, uneconomical, and a waste of money ... bike stuff and non bike stuff.

But, as long...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By MikeLD

I've tried a bunch of saddles ... I have two that...

I've tried a bunch of saddles ... I have two that I'm "standardizing" on (that means I have a couple of each on different bikes).

Brooks B17 Narrow ... on the touring and trail bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,907
Posted By MikeLD

Looks like the Rock Island Trail near Peoria. ...

Looks like the Rock Island Trail near Peoria. If that's the case, you're right, it's a poor surface for a road bike with 23c tires. If it is the RI trail, I wouldn't say its a MB trail, I usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,731
Posted By MikeLD

Our group did 40 miles this morning ... it was 42...

Our group did 40 miles this morning ... it was 42 degrees F when we started, low 50's when we finished. Everyone in the group had the good sense to be wearing tights, jackets, and full finger gloves...
10-18-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By MikeLD

One of my bikes is a cross check. I use it for...

One of my bikes is a cross check. I use it for riding gravel and limestone trails ... and for 2 and 3 day touring. It's a nice bike ... a little heavy, but what the heck, so am I. The thing is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,037
Posted By MikeLD

Duh ... you could pay someone to ride for you.

Duh ... you could pay someone to ride for you.
10-16-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By MikeLD

It is a road bike ... but it's not racing...

It is a road bike ... but it's not racing geometry. I had a flat bar sirus and hated it. The sequoia is a much more comfortable bike in my experience. That said, fit is critical. I tend to buy...
10-15-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By MikeLD

I have one. I like it ... more comfortable than...

I have one. I like it ... more comfortable than you'd think for an aluminum bike. The only think I changed was the seat post and saddle (it came with a spring loaded seatpost I didn't like)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,784
Posted By MikeLD

While technically possible, likely your most...

While technically possible, likely your most expensive option.

Just suck it up and beg.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,848
Posted By MikeLD

Look on the bright side ... by the time you're...

Look on the bright side ... by the time you're back on the bike you may not need the cold weather gear.

Rest up ...
Forum: Touring
10-12-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,066,960
Posted By MikeLD

That's the coolest looking bike I've seen in a...

That's the coolest looking bike I've seen in a long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By MikeLD

At least there's some cycling on TV ... I'm...

At least there's some cycling on TV ... I'm recording it now so I can buzz through the commercials.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,291
Posted By MikeLD

I feel a little bad for turning this into a...

I feel a little bad for turning this into a political discussion with my comment last night about my displeasure with Obama's tax increase. My bad.

I'd be happy enough if we talked more about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,038
Posted By MikeLD

Shorts ... and a light jacket over my jersey that...

Shorts ... and a light jacket over my jersey that I could remove if it got above 58
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,291
Posted By MikeLD

He may be able to pull it off and it may well be...

He may be able to pull it off and it may well be good for the people who are not going to pay higher taxes. But ... he's been very clear in terms of who he's going after ... and trust me on this ......
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,291
Posted By MikeLD

I've not been living under a rock and I...

I've not been living under a rock and I understand what he's saying ... he wants to take money from me and essentially give it to someone else. I saw your earlier post and I agree that he's not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,291
Posted By MikeLD

Building up a new bike now ... before Obama...

Building up a new bike now ... before Obama starts raising my taxes.
10-08-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,779
Posted By MikeLD

1973 was a groovy year. I recall having cool tie...

1973 was a groovy year. I recall having cool tie died bell bottoms ... long side burns ... a 1966 VW fastback (6 volt system) ... and a much smaller gut.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,040
Posted By MikeLD

OK,here's the deal ... he's a very witty poster...

OK,here's the deal ... he's a very witty poster that I enjoy reading very much, but golly g-wiz he posts so often I wonder how he finds time to ride, eat, shower, and .... well, let's just say he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,176
Posted By MikeLD

I have 2 brooks saddles ... do you have a gray...

I have 2 brooks saddles ... do you have a gray beard too?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By MikeLD

OK, here's the secret to dropping him like a bad...

OK, here's the secret to dropping him like a bad habit.

1) Eat one full bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos

2) Have a 24 ounce fully caffeinated coffee beverage (be sure to pee before leaving for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 13,712
Posted By MikeLD

And your daddy was your momma's cousin?

And your daddy was your momma's cousin?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,835
Posted By MikeLD

1. Radar Love (Golden Earring) 2. Highway...

1. Radar Love (Golden Earring)

2. Highway Patrol (Jr. Brown)

3. Night Flight to Venus (Boney M)

A strange combo for sure ...
09-14-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By MikeLD

6 inches of rain over the past 4 days here in...

6 inches of rain over the past 4 days here in Central Illinois. It's supposed to end Monday ... just in time to go back to work. Lousy weekend for riding -- that means not at all.
09-06-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,365
Posted By MikeLD

The 1970's without a doubt ... best music ever,...

The 1970's without a doubt ... best music ever, barge sized cars, Nixon, and most importantly it's when I was in high school and college.
09-06-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,234
Posted By MikeLD

Everyone's different, and in my case I really...

Everyone's different, and in my case I really like new crap. I rarely use stuff till it breaks ... and as soon as I get something new I'm looking for the next new thing. I don't think I do it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By MikeLD

Duh ... that and a cheeseburger

Duh ... that and a cheeseburger
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