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Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By RJBTrek

Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By RJBTrek

Ok...I tried sending a private message twice but...

Ok...I tried sending a private message twice but got hung up both times....I really dislike this new forum software!!

PSI, Would you consider having used bikes in your vendor booth? If so, what...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By RJBTrek

I did not see a response to this question. I"m...

I did not see a response to this question. I"m also looking to see if they have BMX bikes. I heard they have a "Singles corner" (individuals selling a single bike) and I have a ProConcept 20" BMX...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

It was my first cross race and I had a blast!!...

It was my first cross race and I had a blast!! I've been recovering from an injury since Sept and had 3 rides during that time prior to my race. It showed but still had a blast. It was a great venue....
Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By RJBTrek

I sent a note last night thanking him and that I...

I sent a note last night thanking him and that I certainly will keep ILR in mind for future events.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,842
Posted By RJBTrek

Yes, it is dangerous. Pot holes, car parts, etc...

Yes, it is dangerous. Pot holes, car parts, etc come up quick. Cars don't expect you. If you do ride, have LOTs of blinky lights on your back. Your Mom knows because she has driven and all of a...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-19-09, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By RJBTrek

Race Across The Sky - Oct 22nd Film Debut

FYI.....
Marcus Theater Addison

NCM Fathom and Citizen Pictures present an exclusive One Night Event in select movie theatres nationwide on Oct. 22, 2009, at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT/ 6 p.m. MT/ with...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-02-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By RJBTrek

....or as I tell my kids when describing my...

....or as I tell my kids when describing my sports accomplishments of my youth ...The older I get, the better I was
Forum: Great Lakes
09-30-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By RJBTrek

I'm still recovering from a crash in early July. ...

I'm still recovering from a crash in early July. I recently staretd work on my core..situps, weight lifting, etc. I feel better and my lastest ride was almost pain free.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-26-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,091
Posted By RJBTrek

I decided not to race because I thought the field...

I decided not to race because I thought the field was filled but because my back was hurting to the point when I got up that I said to myself, "enough is enough". I'm soooooo depressed with the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-26-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,091
Posted By RJBTrek

Good luck everyone!! I'll not be racing this...

Good luck everyone!! I'll not be racing this weekend.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-25-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,091
Posted By RJBTrek

Does anyone know if the fields are filled? I did...

Does anyone know if the fields are filled? I did not register since I have been dealing with lower back and neck issues since my crash in July. Last weekend I was basically on the sofa all day and...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By RJBTrek

You were closer to the crash than I was. Glad...

You were closer to the crash than I was. Glad you were not in it!! Yeah, I work real hard and was closing on them but the group seemed to surge between the second and third turn.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By RJBTrek

It was a great venue for the race. I rode the...

It was a great venue for the race. I rode the 40+ 4/5 and got stuck behind the crash in the first lap just after we crossed the Finish. We had about 1 mile of less racing and the group was split. ...
09-11-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By RJBTrek

I'm running PR3s and reduced the PSI from 120 to...

I'm running PR3s and reduced the PSI from 120 to 90 and was sliding around while racers around me held firm.

Heard good things about the the Vittoria Evo Pave CG tubulars (above and from...
09-11-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By RJBTrek

Race tires for rain?

I would like to hear feedback on which tires are good to race in the rain.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-09-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

Sounds good and I can use the practice. However,...

Sounds good and I can use the practice. However, I'm resting this week. I've been dieting and working very hard for the road race this weekend coming up and am just plain tired. I knew I was in...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-01-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

Argggg....Just finished a training ride with a...

Argggg....Just finished a training ride with a small group of cross riders. The ride that included obstacles and this is the first time I tried the dismount/mount. I still have the family jewels...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-22-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

I did not realize it was a three pager...I like...

I did not realize it was a three pager...I like the first two and agree with John on the golfer. BUT....that is a nit. It looks good. I like the Super Girl endorsment!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
08-22-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

My two cents.....I preferred the first one. In...

My two cents.....I preferred the first one. In the second flyer, you have the golfer as the prominent image and I think it should be the riders.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-22-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

Thanks for the advice on the tires. I was...

Thanks for the advice on the tires. I was training with some guys from Village Cycle team and they also advised for lower tire psi. They said even with dry conditions, it smooths out the course. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-19-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

The bike I have has 35mm nobby tires and they...

The bike I have has 35mm nobby tires and they seem large. What tires do run and are you happy with them?
Forum: Great Lakes
08-19-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,164
Posted By RJBTrek

Just recieved my new kit in the mail last night...

Just recieved my new kit in the mail last night and wore it this morning. Looks and fits great!! Thanks PSI for managing this!
Forum: Great Lakes
08-18-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By RJBTrek

What group were you in? Was it the right group...

What group were you in? Was it the right group for you? My avg speed could be 22+ for quite a distance but working with others. Not sure I'd maintain that avg for the whole race. My concern is...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-17-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,964
Posted By RJBTrek

I looked at the video and the guy in green that...

I looked at the video and the guy in green that crashed I believe was between 18th and 22nd. That's top 20 in turn 4. Yeah, he's going for it. So would I. Ya never know when the third place guy...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-16-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

Now that cyclocross season is closing in, a...

Now that cyclocross season is closing in, a number of us will start cyclocross specific training on Tuesday nights. PSI, you're working in Elk Grove, we'll have the training close to Alexian...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-16-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

very cool!!

very cool!!
Forum: Great Lakes
08-13-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By RJBTrek

Ooooppss...I decided that it was good if I...

Ooooppss...I decided that it was good if I listened first...then I did my edit.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-11-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By RJBTrek

This is really not that bad. They are talking...

This is really not that bad. They are talking about riders that don't ride on the side. I don't understand when I find a rider going down the middle of the lane with no intention to turn or avoiding...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-09-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By RJBTrek

The rain was a factor for me in this race and I...

The rain was a factor for me in this race and I have to get new tires! Even though I took air out, so that I was around 95 psi on both the front and back, I was slipping through the 90 degree turns....
Forum: Great Lakes
08-07-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,964
Posted By RJBTrek

...and you don't find too many 35+ plus races....

...and you don't find too many 35+ plus races. I'm still looking to find the 45+ cat 4/5. Actually, I'm looking for the out-don't-care-what-age-but-must-be-slower-than-RJBTrek category.

Good luck...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-07-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By RJBTrek

I can't help you on this one but am interested...

I can't help you on this one but am interested with what you hear back.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-06-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By RJBTrek

From the cat1 race on Sat ...

From the cat1 race on Sat

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e155/RJBTrek/DSC_0417.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e155/RJBTrek/DSC_0415.jpg
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Forum: Great Lakes
08-05-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,964
Posted By RJBTrek

The Sat 35+ 4/5 filled while I was trying to...

The Sat 35+ 4/5 filled while I was trying to register...arrrrgggg. I had started then was distracted. Started over and BAM...gone. I can't race Sun so Sat was it for me.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-04-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

I guess this guy got tired of the fan abuse... ...

I guess this guy got tired of the fan abuse...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwRJnui8-hc&feature=related
Forum: Great Lakes
07-30-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By RJBTrek

I think it is 400 - 500 meters. I've riden this...

I think it is 400 - 500 meters. I've riden this twice and it seems the finish is always further away than you think.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-30-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By RJBTrek

This is the second time you hosted a women's...

This is the second time you hosted a women's team!! Is that luck or do you request it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 29,299
Posted By RJBTrek

see the thread I started yesterday... ...

see the thread I started yesterday...
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=568187
Forum: Great Lakes
07-30-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

Just because you don't see a teepee or eagle head...

Just because you don't see a teepee or eagle head dress does not mean native americans are not here. My blonde hair/blue eyed daughter does not look half Indian. American Indian Center of Chicago ...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-30-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By RJBTrek

I'll be there. I'm hosting riders from Team...

I'll be there.

I'm hosting riders from Team Kahala Lagrange and will be racing Sunday morning in the 30+ cat5.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,614
Posted By RJBTrek

From my experience....It takes longer to heal. ...

From my experience....It takes longer to heal. The skin grows back faster if you don't scab over. I had enough road rash to compare methods. The scab tends to crack and reopen. I'm sure there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,614
Posted By RJBTrek

I did have fluid build up under the Tegaderm...

I did have fluid build up under the Tegaderm dressing. To remove the fluid I would smooth the patch down forcing the fluid out the bottom of the patch. I had less issues with fluid build up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,614
Posted By RJBTrek

Road Rash Cure - my experience

I crashed in a Cat4 race on July 6th and ended up with quite a bit of road rash; lower leg, hip, back, butt, and arm. I used this opportunity to compare road rash treatments. This is based my...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-29-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

I took the plunge and bought a cylocross bike. ...

I took the plunge and bought a cylocross bike. Not to the hard part....learning to jump off the bike without a foot ramaining clipped and remounting without damaging the family jewels!
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By RJBTrek

The Part of Higgins I rode was between Mecheam...

The Part of Higgins I rode was between Mecheam and Roselle. The road itself is a mess and (I believe) scheduled for repair before winter. Lots of broken asphalt on the shoulder. I live close to...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By RJBTrek

I only ride on Roselle to get across I90. ...

I only ride on Roselle to get across I90. Otherwise, I use less busy roads. I try to avoid the bike paths along Schaumburg and Mecheam since people tend to pull out/in as you are crossing. I use...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,107
Posted By RJBTrek

Hmmmm....

Hmmmm....
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

Well yes and no. If I don't have a bike that...

Well yes and no. If I don't have a bike that would come close to working for cross, I would be discouraged. I was considering using my Trek 5000 road bike but the brakes only allow a thin slick...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

That's because you are young and strong...I need...

That's because you are young and strong...I need every advantage I can get!!
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 14,165
Posted By RJBTrek

This is inspiring...I was considering getting a...

This is inspiring...I was considering getting a cross bike or new wheels. I was given the advice, "Forget new wheels, cross is FUN". Now that I have to get a new wheel (mentioned in the Crash 4...
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