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11-20-18, 07:26 AM
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Posted By DougG

9.5-lb Road Bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPn4RNvn4EE

This is amazing! This guy has carbon pieces that I didn't know you could even do with carbon fiber.
11-19-18, 07:35 AM
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Views: 120,398
Posted By DougG

I use this "Dave Guy" model mudguard by PDW. It's...

I use this "Dave Guy" model mudguard by PDW. It's nice because the shield itself goes on an off with snaps so I can just leave the mounting on the bike all the time and quickly put the guard on when...
11-01-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By DougG

I did it back in 2012 as an organized,...

I did it back in 2012 as an organized, fully-supported group tour (Road Scholar). We didn't do the whole thing, but started in Sedalia and rode to St. Charles in 6 days, with the longest day 50 miles...
11-01-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By DougG

Michigan allows Class 1 ebikes on all MUPs by...

Michigan allows Class 1 ebikes on all MUPs by default unless specifically prohibited. I don't see this as much of a problem since the bikes that most pedestrians complain about are the groups of...
10-25-18, 01:09 PM
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Posted By DougG

I grew up in Cincinnati, so know the hills...

I grew up in Cincinnati, so know the hills whereof you speak! I've never ridden in the area as an adult, but have done some other hilly areas of the state (Amish country in NE Ohio for example).
10-25-18, 06:20 AM
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Posted By DougG

Good choice. I have a Specialized Crosstrail,...

Good choice. I have a Specialized Crosstrail, which is the Specialized equivalent of the DualSport. It's one of three (now two) bikes that I own, but sees the most mileage by far. I ride mainly on...
10-21-18, 06:37 AM
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Posted By DougG

They say that 70 may be the new 50, but 9PM is...

They say that 70 may be the new 50, but 9PM is also the new midnight! :D
Forum: Great Lakes
09-16-18, 11:08 AM
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Views: 96,367
Posted By DougG

I'm in Rochester (n of Detroit) and am very...

I'm in Rochester (n of Detroit) and am very familiar with the Michigan trail system. You have an interesting business and collection of bikes, plus some great trails to ride them on! We're doing OK...
08-29-18, 06:04 AM
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Posted By DougG

Does this mean you won't be entering...

Does this mean you won't be entering Paris-Roubaix next year? :D
08-25-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,396
Posted By DougG

I have a Garmin Edge 1000 that I always use on...

I have a Garmin Edge 1000 that I always use on whichever bike I'm riding. It can talk Bluetooth with my smartphone and at the end of a ride it uploads to Garmin and from there is pushed to Strava. I...
08-19-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By DougG

I ride in mostly flat areas by necessity and find...

I ride in mostly flat areas by necessity and find that riding like that at a steady speed & cadence can be quite tiring over the long run. I much prefer rollers where my cadence and force on the...
08-04-18, 06:50 AM
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Posted By DougG

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is my group of "gravel grinders" that rides every Tuesday from the...
06-19-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 120,398
Posted By DougG

+1 on the Transit rack. Put it on when I bought...

+1 on the Transit rack. Put it on when I bought the bike in '13 and it's still serving me well. Useful as a rear fender also.
05-23-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By DougG

I was in my late 50s and rode mostly doing "sport...

I was in my late 50s and rode mostly doing "sport touring" on BMWs. I was always a very defensive rider and never had a seriously close call. That's basically what I could see coming. I remember one...
05-21-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By DougG

"Someday" has arrived for us

Just as background, I've never approached bicycling primarily as a competitive or achievement-based activity; I just get enjoyment out of exploring the world on two wheels. After all, I spent 35+...
05-21-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By DougG

I just got a Saris SuperClamp EX for my new car,...

I just got a Saris SuperClamp EX for my new car, replacing an old Thule tray rack that was much bulkier and heavier to manage (the Saris is only 35 lbs). It's higher than the price range mentioned,...
05-17-18, 06:33 AM
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Views: 120,398
Posted By DougG

I'm surprised to hear that. My first disc brakes...

I'm surprised to hear that. My first disc brakes were mechanical ones on a Giant Sedona that were not so great, but I have had no complaints about the hydraulics on my first-generation 2013...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-17-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 96,367
Posted By DougG

Ferndale in what state? If it's the one in the...

Ferndale in what state? If it's the one in the Detroit area, I was actually thinking of putting my bike on the rack the next time I take my Subaru into Hodges for service and riding around the area...
05-02-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By DougG

That's good advice and I realize that I totally...

That's good advice and I realize that I totally suck at taking time to stretch after rides or runs.
04-24-18, 06:30 AM
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Posted By DougG

Finally got my first ride of the year in...

Finally got my first ride of the year in yesterday with 13 miles on my favorite local rail-trail. With the weather we've been having, this is the latest first ride that I can recall, and I can see...
04-10-18, 07:21 AM
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Posted By DougG

LOL -- now you're talking my speed! Speaking...

LOL -- now you're talking my speed!

Speaking of which, I'm still trying to get out for the first time this year but we had snow again overnight! Now I'm looking at Thursday afternoon when it might...
04-07-18, 08:14 AM
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Posted By DougG

Sunshine is overrated ;). My wife and I spent a...

Sunshine is overrated ;). My wife and I spent a couple weeks in Tucson and were going nuts by the end from the unrelentingly bright sunlight (March). Every time going outside it was wide-brimmed hats...
04-06-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By DougG

Since bibs don't have a tight waistband, there's...

Since bibs don't have a tight waistband, there's more leeway in finding the correct size for your particular build. I had Garneau and Sugoi bibs in L, and some really nice Giordanas in the same size...
04-01-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 120,398
Posted By DougG

One thing about getting yourself into a more...

One thing about getting yourself into a more upright riding position is that you might then start thinking about a new seat since you'll be changing and increasing the load on your hindquarters. My...
03-28-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By DougG

That makes a lot of sense. I've generally tried...

That makes a lot of sense. I've generally tried to keep doing things like you mention, but find that it's a thin line between doing it until it's just sore and triggering a major episode like I've...
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