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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,578
Posted By countryrider

I think Madison Wisconsin is a great place as...

I think Madison Wisconsin is a great place as stated before, it is very easy to get out of the city and into the country where there are rolling hills, flats, etc. And down in Madison, the weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 5,848
Posted By countryrider

some of you guys need to eat more, hit the weight...

some of you guys need to eat more, hit the weight room, do something, lol. The concave chest may be in for cyclists, but I'm long off that. 5'8" 185 lbs., 7-8% bodyfat. I can't lose weight! I do...
07-01-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 216
Posted By countryrider

Performance enhancing substances will always be...

Performance enhancing substances will always be used in sport. It's difficult not to cheat when everyone else does. They kept McGwire and Casenco hitting homeruns, it kept Bill Romanowski laying...
07-01-06, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By countryrider

where to watch the tour???

I am in New York City, the dorms have cable, no OLN. Where can I find Tour de France coverage? I'm guessing it's going to be a bike shop somewhere, because I would doubt that a bar will have it on....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,821
Posted By countryrider

I drink tea instead of coffee, but I'm not going...

I drink tea instead of coffee, but I'm not going to say much about coffee and it's bad affects I eat eggs, bacon, and toast almost every morning.
07-26-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,370
Posted By countryrider

Oh yeah, I forgot guys that I consider some of...

Oh yeah, I forgot guys that I consider some of the best athletes in the world, martial artists. They push their bodies to limits of pain, endurance, and strength. They challenge themselves...
07-26-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,370
Posted By countryrider

Are you kidding me about there being no other...

Are you kidding me about there being no other major league baseball associations in the world? or even basketball? Cecil Fielder played in Japan. Other basketball players have come from Europe or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-05, 09:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,190
Posted By countryrider

from the larger cities I've seen NYC, Chicago,...

from the larger cities I've seen NYC, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Sioux Falls, Madison is by far the most bicycle friendly. They have miles upon miles of bike paths,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,896
Posted By countryrider

I don't have much to compare my riding against. ...

I don't have much to compare my riding against. I can average about 25 mph on a varied course, half rolling hills, half fairly flat but winding terrain. I climb fairly well for a rider who's about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,690
Posted By countryrider

you guys are lucky. I'm like Bobkie. I played...

you guys are lucky. I'm like Bobkie. I played online every day, I played at the Trek dealer a few times, it's 50 miles away a little difficult to play daily, won nothin. Oh well that's about par...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-05, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By countryrider

I'd like some clear roads too. Getting hit by a...

I'd like some clear roads too. Getting hit by a van sucks. Trust me on that one, walked away without broken bones, plenty of road rash though. Nice time, we can't all be absolute machines like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By countryrider

Trek 5000 Frame old vs. new

How big of a difference are there in the frame of a Trek 5000 made in '98 and a Trek 5000 made today? I'm not concerned about the whole bike, just the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,445
Posted By countryrider

I think he's referring to all the gear. It's a...

I think he's referring to all the gear. It's a little more of a bad word for it but "professional" way to ride. Myself, I wear shorts, but that's the only thing roadie about my riding. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-04, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By countryrider

Yes, they're available. I had to replace those...

Yes, they're available. I had to replace those very same pieces about a month ago. It doesn't cost very much either.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-04, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By countryrider

Cori, if you really need help try going to Eric's...

Cori, if you really need help try going to Eric's Bike Shop in St. Louis Park. I think that's the one that is almost exclusively road bikes. He may be able to give you some legitimate advice on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By countryrider

You've ridden a Trek 5200 right? I've...

You've ridden a Trek 5200 right? I've test-ridden a 5500. I think the geometries on the 5200 and the 5900 SL are the same. I also believe the rides are pretty much the same. I haven't had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By countryrider

The 2005 trek 1000 comes stock with a carbon...

The 2005 trek 1000 comes stock with a carbon fork. I have one.
08-24-04, 08:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,685
Posted By countryrider

Matt left, and i was just going to tell them that...

Matt left, and i was just going to tell them that using a gun doesn't mean you have to kill someone. If you shoot somebody in the knee, they quit coming after you and they're still alive. If you...
08-24-04, 09:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,685
Posted By countryrider

Matt, never will I admit to advocating violence,...

Matt, never will I admit to advocating violence, because I'm not. I don't think it would be easy to shoot somebody either, but I think if they are coming at you with a weapon it makes it a whole lot...
08-23-04, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By countryrider

You know, I think Ritchey made a folding bike...

You know, I think Ritchey made a folding bike that was the size of a normal roadstyle bike. It isn't small like other folders. He might be able to get a case for it, and bring it as luggage. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By countryrider

You're welcome. Glad I could help. I wasn't...

You're welcome. Glad I could help. I wasn't sure about the orange, but I thought it was pretty sweet once I got to see it. Good luck in your tris, and have fun.
08-23-04, 11:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,900
Posted By countryrider

lol my friends drink those I'll definitely give...

lol my friends drink those I'll definitely give you that one
08-23-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,900
Posted By countryrider

Using the term apartheid for separation is like...

Using the term apartheid for separation is like using the word Holocaust for a sacrafice consumed in flame. People are going to associate it with the most popular meaning for the word. It's like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By countryrider

Daily Commute I know that Trek replaces within...

Daily Commute I know that Trek replaces within one year of sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By countryrider

I thought the Madone 5.2 was basically the same...

I thought the Madone 5.2 was basically the same frame as the Madone 5.9, but with Ultegra parts. That would explain the price. The base madone 5.9 frame and fork is $2,799.99 I got these prices...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By countryrider

If the lawyer is going to subpoena that part of...

If the lawyer is going to subpoena that part of this document though, his lawyer would probably subpoena the rest of the document to show the context behind the message. The fact that he did the...
08-23-04, 08:34 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,685
Posted By countryrider

Gun advocates use examples of other things used...

Gun advocates use examples of other things used to kill to make people think about what they say. They are trying to advocate responsible gun ownership, but it is difficult to do if nobody listens. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-04, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By countryrider

Try checking out their project one design your...

Try checking out their project one design your own bike thing. It'll give you the choice between just a frame, and a full bike. I believe the Madone 5.9 was $2,999 for just the frame. I could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-04, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By countryrider

If you don't have to shift extremely quickly like...

If you don't have to shift extremely quickly like a line sprint, I'd go with the new Trek 1000. You can check out the specs but there shouldn't be too much of a diff between the two anymore. The...
08-22-04, 08:37 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,685
Posted By countryrider

I'd never carry a gun on a bike, but I believe...

I'd never carry a gun on a bike, but I believe that guns are fine to own. We live in Wisconsin so of course we own several and hunt as well. I think those that advocate getting rid of all guns are...
08-21-04, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,150
Posted By countryrider

I didn't want to say Lance would have never been...

I didn't want to say Lance would have never been a great tour rider simply because it would have been very sticky with some people stoutly defending the man who's been in yellow for the last six...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-04, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By countryrider

You're lucky. My friend always gives me a bad...

You're lucky. My friend always gives me a bad time about the helmet looking kind of silly, but I always tell him that you should always wear one. You use clipless pedals right? I'm just wondering...
08-20-04, 09:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,086
Posted By countryrider

I am one that thinks that lifting helps a little,...

I am one that thinks that lifting helps a little, but I wouldn't go with the stronger rider always beats a weaker one mantra. Tyler, Mayo, and the like had problems because of the first week of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-04, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By countryrider

I'm a 10 easily. I can put my hands 4 or 5...

I'm a 10 easily. I can put my hands 4 or 5 inches below my feet. Splits are no problem too. Most of it was natural but I'm sure that Karate helped a bit.
08-17-04, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,150
Posted By countryrider

You can't make any big predictions about what...

You can't make any big predictions about what would have happened if he wouldn't have gotten cancer, but he admits that before cancer he hated training. He was also a heavier rider, not just weight...
08-17-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,086
Posted By countryrider

I still can't help but think that weight training...

I still can't help but think that weight training has helped me at least a bit. If you lift for sheer weight, then you're right your endurance will go down. I know guys that can bench press 280...
08-16-04, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By countryrider

yeah, we just had a big discussion about this...

yeah, we just had a big discussion about this about a month ago
08-15-04, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By countryrider

It depends on your age a little bit. The average...

It depends on your age a little bit. The average male needs 2000-2500 calories a day and then 50 calories less for each year past thirty. So if your body needs 2500 calories at 30 at 35 it's only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By countryrider

Look for a lightly used road bike. Ask your LBS...

Look for a lightly used road bike. Ask your LBS for any suggestions or if they have a used bike for sale. I don't know if I'd go new simply because he will grow a bit more. Maybe a lot more. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-04, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By countryrider

The only review I've seen on a BMC bike was in...

The only review I've seen on a BMC bike was in the August issue of Bicycling magazine. It was a BMC Streefire SSX Team. $699 for frame and Easton fork. The frame is Aluminum, and the component...
08-13-04, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By countryrider

Riding into the wind carries a different kind of...

Riding into the wind carries a different kind of resistance than riding uphill. When riding into the wind aerodynamic drag and wind speed are the forces that are used. When riding uphill gravity is...
08-13-04, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By countryrider

It probably isn't worth the cost. After...

It probably isn't worth the cost. After replacing the wheelset and componentry package you could probably buy a decent entry-level road bike. Or a used road bike. The wheelset will cost you over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-04, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By countryrider

You are probably just riding on too small of a...

You are probably just riding on too small of a rear cog. The front cogs are larger, but the rear cogs are smaller as well. So, in essence you're creating a much greater difference if you're on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-04, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By countryrider

I have yet to race, I want to get into a few next...

I have yet to race, I want to get into a few next summer though. www.bfw.org/new_bfw/events/calendar.php#August This gives a calendar to events in Wisconsin. I see that there are a few down by...
08-11-04, 09:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,479
Posted By countryrider

You know the guys on Team Quest, but some of the...

You know the guys on Team Quest, but some of the other teams might turn the other way a few times. I know a few guys who fight ISKA full contact bouts, a few K-1 fighters, and a lot of local guys...
08-11-04, 12:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,557
Posted By countryrider

You can't ever expect something like this to take...

You can't ever expect something like this to take off so well. It became a bit of a phenomenon. Nobody should make a significant profit off of this except for the foundation. Unfortunately the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-04, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,453
Posted By countryrider

I got nothing when I turned 18. How in the world...

I got nothing when I turned 18. How in the world did you pull that off? I'm trying to save enough money over the next couple years to buy myself a 5900 SL. You better take good care of your mom. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-04, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By countryrider

I am 5'8" even and I have a 30.5" inseam. I ride...

I am 5'8" even and I have a 30.5" inseam. I ride a 52. I would say you're probably in the area of a 52 or a 54 more than a 56. Go to the local bike shop see if they have something in a similar...
08-11-04, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By countryrider

Most of Wisconsin is involved in some sort of...

Most of Wisconsin is involved in some sort of outdoor activity. I don't know anyone who doesn't hunt or fish. Even most of the girls will gladly go huntin granted you gut the deer for them after...
08-11-04, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By countryrider

The Giant got good reviews in Bicycling Magazine....

The Giant got good reviews in Bicycling Magazine. Their staff voted it the number one entry level road bike of this year. One notable comment is that they said it is upgrade worthy as you grow as a...
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