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03-18-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By iowa mark

Des Moines register early sixties. Up at 6:00 and...

Des Moines register early sixties. Up at 6:00 and a couple miles to the paper office to pick up the dailies. and all done in time to head to school. Learned to love Dad's reperked coffee, the money...
03-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By iowa mark

Thank you all! I will be keeping my eyes open for...

Thank you all! I will be keeping my eyes open for something to get me down around 28 or 30 on the small end. right now I'm at 39/53, so a 30/40/50 maybe. I wish I had found this forum a long time...
03-17-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By iowa mark

Campy triple?

I'm thinking about adding a ring to my Campy equipped Trek 2200. !994 8 speed Veloce with a double chain ring and an extra click in the front shifter. Makes me think it could be a 2 or 3 ring...
03-14-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,025
Posted By iowa mark

I ride most of my miles solo, so I get to pretend...

I ride most of my miles solo, so I get to pretend I'm all kinds of riders at any given moment. Years ago I got over the idea that I could be the fastest rider, or own the most state-of-the-arts...
03-03-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,567
Posted By iowa mark

Several one day rides taken out of Sasebo Japan...

Several one day rides taken out of Sasebo Japan while in my uncle's boat club back in the early 70s. Up into the hills overlooking the bay and out into the stepped fields complete with oxen and...
01-27-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By iowa mark

Jeff does some beautiful work.

Jeff does some beautiful work.
10-21-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,214,421
Posted By iowa mark

Give or take 30 miles around Lake Okoboji this...

Give or take 30 miles around Lake Okoboji this afternoon. 50 degrees and gusts to 25mph. Wore to too much and worked up a bit of a sweat. Well, then you just have to keep going or get a chill. I had...
09-29-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By iowa mark

I bought an old GT STS bike a couple of years ago...

I bought an old GT STS bike a couple of years ago because most of my riding was on gravel rural roads. The bike is way overkill for this, but so much nicer to my knees and ass. The down side is when...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By iowa mark

The constant beat on the Stones "Midnight...

The constant beat on the Stones "Midnight Rambler" on the uphill and "I'm Free" by the Who sailing down.
03-13-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,740
Posted By iowa mark

Several years ago, I took off on a Sunday morning...

Several years ago, I took off on a Sunday morning ride on the gravel roads that fan out from our house in rural Iowa. After a few miles I realized that I hadn't taken this dead end road ever, and...
02-01-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 312,142
Posted By iowa mark

1. GT STS 2. Centrum silver for old men 3. A...

1. GT STS
2. Centrum silver for old men
3. A lifetime of construction and factory mechanical and fabrication work has taken it's toll on this poor body. Maybe knocked me back by 20-30% from my...
01-22-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,593
Posted By iowa mark

I used to be 6-3 and now about 6-2, but my feet...

I used to be 6-3 and now about 6-2, but my feet were size 12 and have gone to size 13. I may be melting!
01-21-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,222
Posted By iowa mark

For years now I've ridden gravel on what bike I...

For years now I've ridden gravel on what bike I had. My biggest take away is the rider seeing ahead of the tires. It is a constant set of adjustments based on moisture content of the fluff, size of...
01-21-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By iowa mark

The vast majority of my area is a patchwork of...

The vast majority of my area is a patchwork of gravel roads with the occasional blacktop slicing through them. I can ride the twenty miles to work every day and only cross paving three times and ride...
Forum: Introductions
01-20-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By iowa mark

Just another bike rider

Been a bicycle rider for most of my life. Never owning anything too fancy or fast, Schwinn, Fuji, Panasonic. Most riding revolved around decompressing and finding some alone time. Living out in rural...
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