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08-18-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By Fribley

Unfortunately i didnt. I was only able to do 36...

Unfortunately i didnt. I was only able to do 36 "good form" situps and i needed to do 40. that was the first event and if you didnt pass one they didnt let you continue on with the others. I am...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,382
Posted By Fribley

i am not going to lie, i read the first two pages...

i am not going to lie, i read the first two pages of this thread and thats it. I can only take soo much of the same things said over and over. The basic principle is that a SUV is not very efficient,...
07-31-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By Fribley

Registering bicycles has both good and bad...

Registering bicycles has both good and bad arguements about it. I personaly am against it. I think the state oversteps its bounds in terms of vehicle registeration and fees. It would be hard to...
07-30-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By Fribley

I cant thank everyone enough for the support and...

I cant thank everyone enough for the support and suggestions. This has been weighing alot on my mind lately, weather i should even attempt it or not?, can i do it?, is it worth it? These are...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fribley

About a month ago i happened to stumble upon 2...

About a month ago i happened to stumble upon 2 very large farm pigs on the MUP. They initated persuit but gave up rather easily. The were hidden behind a tall grassy area and i didnt notice them till...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By Fribley

I had that happen. Bought a project bike from...

I had that happen. Bought a project bike from '79. No idea if tube was original or not but the rim tape hole wasnt centered over the rim hole and it had to wiggle the stem through and pull probably...
07-29-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By Fribley

i am 5'10" and weigh 258 lbs (down 20 lbs since...

i am 5'10" and weigh 258 lbs (down 20 lbs since the first of june). I am by no means a runner i have a 29" inseam and have pretty much never ran more then 1 mile in my life. The job is a Corrections...
07-29-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By Fribley

Running tips?

I know this has absolutely nothing to do with cycling but i was wondering if any of the clydes that do tri's have any running tips? I have a agility test for a new job possiblilty coming up next week...
07-29-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By Fribley

not to sound snobby but you didnt almost kill...

not to sound snobby but you didnt almost kill "one of us", you almost killed a guy on a bike going the wrong way... :)
07-27-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Fribley

Wow, thats quite the report. I hope he is/will be...

Wow, thats quite the report. I hope he is/will be alright eventually. Screw on caps are hard to use while riding, if i have to use one i unscrew it with my teeth and one hand while keeping on hand on...
07-25-08, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Fribley

Old Project road bike

This post might be more apt for classic and vintage but i figured i would post it here since i like you guys better. (and i dont really read classic and vintage, and i am a clyde)

Well last...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Fribley

I think thats a great price for that bike if its...

I think thats a great price for that bike if its in good shape. I have the 7100 about two months old now and i love it. Although my clydesdale butt has been popping spokes on the rear wheel lately,...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,995
Posted By Fribley

I am not trying to call you out by any means, i...

I am not trying to call you out by any means, i just think you bring up alot of interesting points. Most departments have strict "no warning-shot" policys. The weapon that one carries must always...
07-18-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,301
Posted By Fribley

Ouch man. You got hosed and nobody is going to...

Ouch man. You got hosed and nobody is going to own up to it. Someone needs to step up to it, its not like you bought a entry level mtb. I would say blame your shop, then again trek has enough...
07-18-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Fribley

Welcome to the addiction. I had never heard...

Welcome to the addiction.

I had never heard of Scott bikes before i decided to check out their website. I want a full review of the bike after you get some miles on it, i think i just found what...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Fribley

i popped a back spoke today throwing my back...

i popped a back spoke today throwing my back wheel off true, so i unlatched the back brakes. I almost ended up in traffic 3 times in the 12 miles home. Once i ended up flying out of the seat and...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,995
Posted By Fribley

Most people really arent educated on the use of a...

Most people really arent educated on the use of a fire arm as a defensive tool. Its rather easy to sit down at a table at a range and put some holes in the center of a target. Defensive shooting is...
07-18-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,618
Posted By Fribley

I ride alot of MUP's, i usually do the "on your...

I ride alot of MUP's, i usually do the "on your left" if the person isnt wearing headphones or anything, my bike came equipped with a little bell on it but nobody ever hears it. Most of the the time...
07-17-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Fribley

Hmm...kinda spilt replies but thanks for all the...

Hmm...kinda spilt replies but thanks for all the input. I still havent decided on this yet, but the registeration dosent close till Aug 10, so i have some time to mull it over, i think this weekend i...
07-17-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Fribley

ODRAM, 152 mile day...Possible?

I have been posting here for a few months now. I have a question or just want to pick some brains here. I was looking around on the internet last night for bike clubs and such and i stumbled across a...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By Fribley

possible hernia issue? stress from riding brings...

possible hernia issue? stress from riding brings it out? i dont really know. I have never had a problem with the boys being hurt by the saddle, they tend to stay out of the way pretty good.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,995
Posted By Fribley

This is a terrible tragedy no matter what all the...

This is a terrible tragedy no matter what all the discussion on this board is about.

The gun debate has been gone over and rehashed many many times. Had this person been carrying a gun he might...
07-14-08, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Fribley

Great job. I cant wait til i get the gumption to...

Great job. I cant wait til i get the gumption to do one. I just bought the bike a about 2 months ago and now i think i can start working on the swimming and running, that sounds like an awesome day. ...
07-13-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By Fribley

I wear those same shirts, i have their...

I wear those same shirts, i have their compression shorts that i wear under running shorts on shorter rides. My computer was a schwinn $10.58 from WM, my local one has a crap selection of gloves so i...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,597
Posted By Fribley

How do you P.I.T manuever a bike? Seems painful.

How do you P.I.T manuever a bike? Seems painful.
07-12-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,282
Posted By Fribley

Neil, I admit i dont know you, i dont know...

Neil,

I admit i dont know you, i dont know your story. I joined BF in may when i started cycling. I caught the tail-end of your tour and understand you rode 90 miles with broken ribs, thats...
07-11-08, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Fribley

It wont be long and this will change. I didnt...

It wont be long and this will change. I didnt think i would either, but i ended up buying spandex compression shorts from wal-mart, i wore them under running shorts. It was much better then just...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,442
Posted By Fribley

I was riding the flat mup the other day (about...

I was riding the flat mup the other day (about two weeks ago) someone must have gotten on at one of the crossroads and was pedaling behind me. I was going pretty slow since went really hard the day...
07-11-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Fribley

welcome to the community. You will...

welcome to the community.

You will absolutely love riding.
Congrats on the weight loss, if you are anything like me you probably still "feel" huge, but from those pictures you have already...
07-11-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,923
Posted By Fribley

I am glad this thread got posted. I was talking...

I am glad this thread got posted. I was talking to a coworker the other day about cycling, he was pretty impressed with how much i have been doing. He informed me that he has a full CF road/race bike...
07-11-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Fribley

Shouldn't she have been paying attention to...

Shouldn't she have been paying attention to driving rather then scrutinizing a cyclist? God i swear these drivers on our roads today are WAY too distracted, lets ban them...
07-11-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Fribley

First metric, sorta

Well i set out to ride 50 miles yesterday (i couldnt post last night for some reason) on my trek 7100, but about 7 miles in to my ride i noticed my front tire was soft, not flat just soft but i had...
07-11-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Fribley

i just bought a 7100 the step right above the...

i just bought a 7100 the step right above the 7000. I bought it about a month and half ago i have over 500 miles on it with no complaints, i did break a spoke last week not quite sure how, i think i...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By Fribley

I am pretty partial to nature valley oats 'n...

I am pretty partial to nature valley oats 'n honey bars when i ride. cheap, delicious, filling, and you can buy them anywhere.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,699
Posted By Fribley

I live in Michigan too(central to northern), this...

I live in Michigan too(central to northern), this thought has been at the back of my mind since i bought my bike a month and half ago. I am definitly going to try to ride as much as i possibly can...
07-06-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Fribley

i had that problem to begin with too, i tightened...

i had that problem to begin with too, i tightened the quick release up and made it pretty hard to clamp, then i wrapped a peice of eletrical tape around the seatpost right where it meats the frame,...
07-04-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Fribley

i just went on a ride with my brother today, we...

i just went on a ride with my brother today, we did about 15 miles (his longest ride thus far), i didnt have a chance to go home and change into my shorts so i did it with kahiki shorts and boxer...
07-04-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,154
Posted By Fribley

Well i guess for being 21 i am pretty lame when...

Well i guess for being 21 i am pretty lame when it comes to drinking, i think the most i ever consumed in one night was 13. (that was before i was trying to lose weight). But now since finding the...
06-30-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Fribley

Pretty much hit the nail on the head with this. I...

Pretty much hit the nail on the head with this. I wasnt noticing any problems with the bike since i bought it and figured i didnt really need to drive all that way to have them clean my drivetrain...
06-30-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Fribley

First set back..broken spoke

Well today i was going to set out on a metric century, i got about 2.5 miles in made a hard 90 degree turn and hurt a pop. I broke one of my back spokes off at the hub. So much for that metric...
06-30-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By Fribley

i am going to go out on a limb here and guess...

i am going to go out on a limb here and guess that everyone on this sub-forum didnt plan on getting them when they start either. I know i didnt...
06-29-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Fribley

Awesome story man!! Keep up the good work.

Awesome story man!! Keep up the good work.
06-29-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Fribley

CL bikes i have never heard of?

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/737409814.html

I have never heard of the brands of the two road bikes in this ad, i am very interested in them but am just kind of wondering about brand name...
06-29-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Fribley

Hmm...yes..yes it is. I guess thats what i get...

Hmm...yes..yes it is. I guess thats what i get for taking the guys post title and not really looking at the picture while i was rushing through this post at work. My bad.

what about these?...
06-29-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Fribley

Opinons on CL Bike?

Hey, i have been biking alot on my trek 7100 and have been wanting a road bike for a while. I came across this on CL and i think it is pretty nice for a decent price. What does everyone here think, i...
06-25-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Fribley

I think its pretty normal for you to stop every...

I think its pretty normal for you to stop every once in a while on longer rides. I do. I have noticed that any time i stop and get off the bike i feel some pain from riding, i dont feel it when i am...
06-25-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,638
Posted By Fribley

Well it seems me and the OP have the same...

Well it seems me and the OP have the same problem. I bought a my first bike - aTrek 7100 about 5 weeks ago and i find myself with roadbike fever. I have been riding my trek alot since i bought it,...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 12:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,437
Posted By Fribley

Someone on here metioned this i tried it today...

Someone on here metioned this i tried it today and it seemed to work pretty well. Take two normal/easy pedals with your right foot then powerstroke the third, then two more normal/easy ones and...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,262
Posted By Fribley

I had one of the officers at my department stop...

I had one of the officers at my department stop me in the parking lot at work. He jokingly pointed to a sign that hung saying "no skateboards/rollerblades/bicycles". Somehow I dont think I was what...
06-23-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,735
Posted By Fribley

A rock works as a hammer but a hammer works...

A rock works as a hammer but a hammer works better...thats the difference.
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