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08-30-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By reverborama

It was July 3rd several years ago. After an...

It was July 3rd several years ago. After an Alley Cat there was a party at a participants house. I headed home from there around 10 or 11PM. It was very dark. I was heading down a residential...
08-29-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By reverborama

I've had three good crashes in the last 15 years...

I've had three good crashes in the last 15 years and managed to walk (ride, actually) away from each of them with no more than some good scrapes and a couple of broken helmets. One was when a bunch...
08-09-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By reverborama

Yeah, this turned out to be a tough one. The...

Yeah, this turned out to be a tough one. The start was delayed by an hour due to thunderstorms, and even then it was raining when we rolled out. The first 20 miles were uneventful (if a little wet)...
08-05-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By reverborama

Congrats. I turned 63 earlier this week and will...

Congrats. I turned 63 earlier this week and will ride the 62 mile Tour de Tonka route Saturday and sneak in an extra mile after the finish line! Always fun to ride your age!
08-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,376
Posted By reverborama

I second (third or fourth) the recumbent trike...

I second (third or fourth) the recumbent trike suggestion. At 63 I hope I have another decade on 2 wheels at least, but my plan is, when that gets difficult, to switch to a recumbent trike.
05-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,091
Posted By reverborama

Here are a couple of shots of my bike haulers...

Here are a couple of shots of my bike haulers that I literally threw together in a few minutes from stuff I had laying around.

This is how I haul road bikes in the back of my pickup. Note the old...
04-23-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By reverborama

With any laced shoes used while biking, after...

With any laced shoes used while biking, after tying them I twist the dangley bits into one "cylinder" and tuck them under some crossed laces at the front of the shoe. Next time I lace up I'll post a...
04-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By reverborama

I ordered a pair of those last fall directly from...

I ordered a pair of those last fall directly from the Giro site. I like them. I have pretty big feet and not all brands work. I got the 15 and they are just big enough (I wear a 14 in Adidas).
03-03-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By reverborama

It looks like highs in the 40s even touching 50s...

It looks like highs in the 40s even touching 50s here for the next week anyway. Last night I went out on (relatively) skinny tires for the first time this year. The real danger is the refreezing...
03-02-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By reverborama

If you are desperate, the screws that hold in...

If you are desperate, the screws that hold in your bottle cages have the same threading as the cleats. I had to fix a woman's shoe during an Alley-Cat I was working. She was able to finish the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,300
Posted By reverborama

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By reverborama

Most of my winter riding is on streets or bike...

Most of my winter riding is on streets or bike trails where I run 7 and even higher. On the single track it's 2 to 5 depending on conditions. I prefer to find the sweet spot and get a reading on...
02-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,802
Posted By reverborama

One spring, after a particularly snowy winter...

One spring, after a particularly snowy winter that had 5 foot piles of snow next to my driveway, the wife and I did a bicycle tour on the eastern side of Switzerland hitting Germany, Austria, and...
02-04-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,894
Posted By reverborama

Rafter hooks for the bikes that aren't ridden...

Rafter hooks for the bikes that aren't ridden much. Fat bike has a PVC stand that I made from many plans found on the Internet. Regular 3-season ride leans against the garage wall.
02-01-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,596
Posted By reverborama

I have a Fuji Supreme that does permanent duty on...

I have a Fuji Supreme that does permanent duty on a Kinetic dumb trainer in front of the TV in the basement. I hooked up the cheapest computer I could find that tracked cadence. I like to watch The...
01-28-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By reverborama

I would ride without a helmet before I would ride...

I would ride without a helmet before I would ride without eye protection. I get hit with bugs all the time during the warmer months. I can't believe there aren't more pro cyclists wearing eye...
01-28-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By reverborama

I ride a Kona Wo fat bike with studded Vee Tire...

I ride a Kona Wo fat bike with studded Vee Tire Snow Shoe Xls. Off road I run about 5lbs, on road 7-9. Lots of people run lower pressure than me. It's almost a contest. In the summer without...
01-23-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,062
Posted By reverborama

Haters gonna hate. I can think of a couple of...

Haters gonna hate. I can think of a couple of good uses I would have for a bike like this. For instance, my commute, back when we all went into the office, is 26 miles each way by bike. It's just...
01-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,631
Posted By reverborama

I think I feel and look younger because I ride. ...

I think I feel and look younger because I ride. And I know plenty of people 10, 20, 30+ years younger than me that can't do the things I do. I have friends with high school kids who couldn't do a...
01-20-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,860
Posted By reverborama

I had a beer while riding the trainer last night....

I had a beer while riding the trainer last night. I enjoy riding to brewpubs. Having watched several friends die of alcohol related issues I'm a fairly light drinker.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-19-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,300
Posted By reverborama

It was great -- conditions we perfect. And yeah,...

It was great -- conditions we perfect. And yeah, I've been following the story for a couple of years. Amazing that they finally got it done!
Forum: Fatbikes
01-17-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,300
Posted By reverborama

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01-15-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,911
Posted By reverborama

During the summer I ride a gravel bike w/ SRAM...

During the summer I ride a gravel bike w/ SRAM Apex 1x. 40 tooth chainring, cassette is 11-42. Prior to that I rode a 50/34 paired with 12-26. Winter is mainly fatbike riding 36/22 11-36. A lot...
01-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,802
Posted By reverborama

Just came in from shoveling. If the snow is...

Just came in from shoveling. If the snow is light and fluffy most of it gets done by my snow blower. If it is heavy and wet like today I blow what I can and shovel the rest. The stuff at the end...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-01-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,300
Posted By reverborama

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12-28-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,112
Posted By reverborama

We had a bunch of snow in October then nothing to...

We had a bunch of snow in October then nothing to speak of until a day or two before Christmas so I got in a lot of cool/cold weather riding. I liked being able to ride road/gravel bikes without...
12-28-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,758
Posted By reverborama

I'd ride that bike!

I'd ride that bike!
12-23-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,430
Posted By reverborama

The bike went into the garage as soon as I had my...

The bike went into the garage as soon as I had my driver's license. It was cars and motorcycles except for a brief period in the mid-80's when I worked at an auto parts store and, ironically,...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By reverborama

Nice!

Nice!
12-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By reverborama

I agree completely. Climate <> Weather. But the...

I agree completely. Climate <> Weather. But the deniers jump all over weather that is colder than normal but go dead silent when it is warmer. I find that amusing.
12-13-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By reverborama

Argh! The streak is broken. I had so many...

Argh! The streak is broken. I had so many things to to do yesterday I forgot to go for a bike ride. I realized it when I woke up this morning.

227 days isn't bad. And I am thankful that the...
12-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By reverborama

The climate change deniers were all "Where's your...

The climate change deniers were all "Where's your Global Warming now?!" when we got a good bit of snow in October. They seem to be on mute now.

It's all melted except the biggest piles by now. ...
12-08-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 80,726
Posted By reverborama

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Rebuilt my American Flyer muscle bike from junior high.
11-30-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By reverborama

Welp, did a ride on the Minnesota River Bottoms...

Welp, did a ride on the Minnesota River Bottoms today which extends the streak of riding every day to 8 months. With the current "pause" issued by our governor and the latest surge in cases we're not...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-15-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,300
Posted By reverborama

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11-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,428
Posted By reverborama

Put some cleats on the Giro Rumble VR this...

Put some cleats on the Giro Rumble VR this morning and took them out for a quick spin around the neighborhood. I like them. I wore a heavier winter sock and the fit was adequate. These do not have as...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-14-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By reverborama

Update: I put an extension on the original but I...

Update: I put an extension on the original but I wasn't happy with how long it was for mud coverage so I dropped a note on the local FB neighborhood group to see if I could scavenge up a now-useless...
11-14-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,428
Posted By reverborama

Bump I wear a US 14. Size 14 Adidas running...

Bump

I wear a US 14. Size 14 Adidas running shoes fit me perfectly. In Keen shoes (not the bike sandals) I wear a 15. I need a little extra width in the toe box, particularly on my left foot. I...
11-11-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By reverborama

I find that hiking uses my leg muscles...

I find that hiking uses my leg muscles differently than biking. I rode a lot this summer but when we took a trip to the Smokey Mountains. We alternated biking, hiking, biking, hiking. The hiking...
11-11-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By reverborama

Here in Minnesota the past weekend was wonderful...

Here in Minnesota the past weekend was wonderful with temps in the 70's (F). I got out and had some beautiful rides Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Monday the rain and snow started. Yesterday I put...
11-02-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By reverborama

I doubt I need to explain to anyone 50+ why I...

I doubt I need to explain to anyone 50+ why I love Halloween. This year was going to be a bust so we skipped town and drove up to Cuyuna State Park. On the way we did a quick hike in Crow Wing...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By reverborama

Rear Rack on the Cheap

I decided to throw a rear rack on my Kona Wo but I'm cheap. They want a whole lot of $$ for them. So I looked at what I had laying on the shelf and there was a Pletscher rat-trap rack I'd pulled off...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By reverborama

I feel your pain (literally -- I wear 14s) Have a...

I feel your pain (literally -- I wear 14s) Have a look at this thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1204182-tales-woe-big-foot-cyclist.html
10-23-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,427
Posted By reverborama

While I don't have any direct experience knowing...

While I don't have any direct experience knowing what poop tastes like I can say that my wife likes those little packets of drink mix like Gator-ade and Propel (and others) make. I think they are...
10-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,136
Posted By reverborama

Ouch! Glad you had the lid on. Sorry about the...

Ouch! Glad you had the lid on. Sorry about the bike! Forecast is for upwards of 8 inches tomorrow so you have plenty of time to get the road/gravel bike sorted out.
10-14-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By reverborama

I'll be doing both. I have the Fuji Supreme that...

I'll be doing both. I have the Fuji Supreme that does permanent duty on the trainer in the basement in front of the TV and I have a fatbike with studs. It's going to be a sucky winter because I...
10-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,032
Posted By reverborama

We did a very wiggly ride on mixed use paths...

We did a very wiggly ride on mixed use paths today so it kept changing our direction with the wind. Sometimes it was hard, sometimes I was pretty sure I could ride in the pro peleton.

There are...
10-08-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By reverborama

BwaHAHAhawhahah! Yeah, I think most of us have...

BwaHAHAhawhahah! Yeah, I think most of us have said that.
10-05-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By reverborama

That's a good way to do it!

That's a good way to do it!
10-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,389
Posted By reverborama

I guess I'm lucky (?) in that the majority of my...

I guess I'm lucky (?) in that the majority of my riding is solo, the rest being with my wife. I do a handful of big events in the summer but none this year. Since March I have ridden 3 times each...
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