Search: Posts Made By: Minnesota Expat
Showing results 1 to 50 of 164
Search took 0.10 seconds.
01-26-17, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Minnesota Expat

It's typical politics in Minnesota. Out-state...

It's typical politics in Minnesota. Out-state Minnesota (they hate being called out-state) resentment of the cultural and economic domination by the Twin Cities with some Democratic v. Republican...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By Minnesota Expat

That's a good deal. My son-in-law wanted to get...

That's a good deal. My son-in-law wanted to get into cycling and bought that rig new in 2015 for about $1,000. It's a good start.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By Minnesota Expat

I sold my carbon 2014 EVO SS 105 group on CL in...

I sold my carbon 2014 EVO SS 105 group on CL in April for $1,000. Minor upgrade to rims, bought some Campagnolo Zondas, but they were only $250. About $2,200 new at the LBS. Aggressive geometry.
...
Forum: Texas
11-28-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Yup. Good riding up that way. You can go as far...

Yup. Good riding up that way. You can go as far as you want on the county roads. If you want, there are some seriously steep grades, not long, but steep.

For the OP, if you've heading out April...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

That is real nice looking, old steel with the...

That is real nice looking, old steel with the right modern updates. How do you like the Fulcrum 3s? I considered the Fulcrums, but went with the Campagnolo Zondas. Basically the same wheel, but had...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

About $5K as you see it in the picture, not...

About $5K as you see it in the picture, not counting the pedals. The T-38 Interceptor Super Stiff (SS) frame set is 2,795 Euro, so there is some foreign currency fluctuation, plus the shipping...
Forum: Texas
11-20-16, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By Minnesota Expat

There's a few here :) What part of town, where do...

There's a few here :) What part of town, where do you live?

There's some great riding on the county roads north of 1604, east and west of 281. Also, to the northwest along either side of I-10. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

That Bianchi is very, very nice. A real beauty,...

That Bianchi is very, very nice. A real beauty, but my wife saw it on the monitor and vocalized a pre-emptive, "No!" :lol: I like your set-up. I had no idea that you could order a custom fit Bianchi,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Campagnolo Athena 11-speed group, Campagnolo...

Campagnolo Athena 11-speed group, Campagnolo Zonda wheelset, alloy Fizik seat post, stem and bars, and Brooks saddle. I'll upgrade the components and pedals as I get the cash, but I'm 56-yo and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Read 'em and weep.

Read 'em and weep.
09-28-16, 12:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,451
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Excellent place to stop after a ride down the...

Excellent place to stop after a ride down the Mission Reach.
09-27-16, 11:58 PM
09-27-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,755
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Hey Bulldog, you ride Broadway last weekend?...

Hey Bulldog, you ride Broadway last weekend? Blocked off from Mulberry all the way downtown. Nice, but lots of peds. Like the greenways.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,702
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Go for a few 40-50 mile group rides with a local...

Go for a few 40-50 mile group rides with a local team or club?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Diel, great grandson of the founder, is...

Diel, great grandson of the founder, is assembling the frame this week. Then it's off to painting tomorrow or next week! Half the fun here is buying and gathering together the components.
02-07-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,924
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Let's see, looks to me like Univ of Michigan...

Let's see, looks to me like Univ of Michigan cycling kit, Google name of cyclist, lives in Ann Arbor, is an auto engineer and rides or coaches with U of M club. U of M has one of the top 5 law...
02-05-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

I understand how that could be the case, how that...

I understand how that could be the case, how that could work, but I spent a lot of time looking at my scans with the radiologist and neurosurgeon and won't be fixed by physical therapy. It could have...
02-05-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Thanks! I just got back from my first pt...

Thanks! I just got back from my first pt appointment and we talked about cycling, post surgery and riding in the drops. Her assessment was, the physical requirements of my job probably set the stage...
02-05-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Yes. I would. I love my 2014 EVO. It's light,...

Yes. I would. I love my 2014 EVO. It's light, stiff, responsive going uphill and stable at 40mph downhill on a nice twisting road. Beautiful! I can only imagine the performance of the Hi-Mod.


...
02-04-16, 11:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Serious question. I have a co-worker that is...

Serious question.

I have a co-worker that is a medical professional and has some experience and training in the neurosciences. He suggested that cycling is a possible cause of my disc...
02-04-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

What?! Your spine doc said to get a better bike...

What?! Your spine doc said to get a better bike for your back, and you traded your 2015 SS EVO for a 2014 Hi-Mod SS EVO?! I'm sure it rides great, but excuse me for finding some fault in that logic!...
02-04-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Time for an update. I certainly appreciate your...

Time for an update. I certainly appreciate your long and considered replay. Thank you.

As it turns out, I also have a rupture between C6-C7. Heaven knows how I got near simultaneous injuries to my...
02-04-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By Minnesota Expat

This. +1. I would add, most drivers are way...

This. +1. I would add, most drivers are way under-insured.

But it's not just lost income. I'm dealing now with multiple ruptured disks (non-cycling related) and dealing with $100 co-pays for scans...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Minnesota Expat

No rides since a 12-mile bike commute on Dec...

No rides since a 12-mile bike commute on Dec 23rd. And we've had a four-week stretch of record warm weather in south Texas! Grrrrrrrrr...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Minnesota Expat

It'll trade you one repetitive stress injury and...

It'll trade you one repetitive stress injury and a rotator cuff tear for two ruptured disks! I have no idea how it happened, except maybe it's an indicator of an active life and being north of 50...
01-29-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Oh. Hey there!

Oh. Hey there!
01-29-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Yes. Your health insurance is your primary...

Yes. Your health insurance is your primary coverage. BUT, if you are hit by a driver, it is the drivers fault and you are awarded a bodily injury settlement, your health insurance company WILL file a...
01-29-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Absolutely agree about the treatment of law...

Absolutely agree about the treatment of law enforcement. I'm addressing the concerns of the OP about the point of insurance and what it can do for a cyclist.
01-29-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Not exactly. Your bike is one thing. If your bike...

Not exactly. Your bike is one thing. If your bike is damaged in an accident, you likely are "damaged" too. And your auto insurance can help. Really, do read this;...
01-29-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Well, consider this, from a bike injury lawyer in...

Well, consider this, from a bike injury lawyer in southern California;

https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/please-get-r-done/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Good site and good people. I spend a lot of...

Good site and good people. I spend a lot of timethere, especially during the pro race season. Overall, the site has astronger emphasis on the "culture" of road cycling versuscycling equipment (as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

It is a real work of art and craftsmanship....

It is a real work of art and craftsmanship. Almost as fun, is picking out and buying the components for the build. Can anyone identify the wheelset in the pictures? They must be Campagnolo, probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,639
Posted By Minnesota Expat

As we "speak", I am waiting on delivery for one...

As we "speak", I am waiting on delivery for one of those, that very frame (Interceptor Super Stiff) and color combination (Gritty Grey and Jaegher Orange)! Will post pictures!
01-18-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,387
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Good morning Salem, Just sent you a PM. I...

Good morning Salem,

Just sent you a PM. I like your Hirondelle, nice color. What kind of saddle is that? Did you put on the lighter rims? Do you have any closeup pics of the original rims/hubs and...
01-17-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,387
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Hey there, just saw your post. Still have those...

Hey there, just saw your post. Still have those rims and skewers?

- Minnesota Expat
01-05-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

All: I deeply appreciate all of the responses. On...

All: I deeply appreciate all of the responses. On my way out the door in a few minutes for my steroid injection (With a needle as big as a pencil lead, right into my spine. I might ride up and down...
01-03-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By Minnesota Expat

L4-L5 Disc Protrusion

Okay, 50 Plus cycling issues. Check. Threads about prostrate cancer, retirement, and 3-wheel bicycles. Check. May not like it, but this is the right place.

I'm 55-yo, ride about 2-3k miles a year,...
Forum: Texas
10-10-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By Minnesota Expat

San Antonio here. Commuting from San Marcos to...

San Antonio here. Commuting from San Marcos to San Antonio? Where are you working in San Antonio?

There are good rides north of the 1604 Loop in San Antonio. That's the edge of the Hill Country...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Okay, I'm from Minnesota (surprise, huh?) and...

Okay, I'm from Minnesota (surprise, huh?) and have lived in San Antonio for 8-years. Here's my view;

1) Coming from "up north", you'll be disappointed by the level of government services in Texas,...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Minnesota Expat

From Politico magazine; The States of Our...

From Politico magazine;

The States of Our Union ... Are Not All Strong, Our second annual ranking. By MARGARET SLATTERY, (http://www.politico.com/reporters/MargaretSlattery.html) January 20, 2015...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Minnesota Expat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL7n5mEmXJo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL7n5mEmXJo
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Hey, just giving you some ****e! But if Minnesota...

Hey, just giving you some ****e! But if Minnesota offers Park Tool, HED rims and builds, and Surly and LeMond bikes, not sure what I'd find in Oregon that I couldn't find at home :)



No, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Chris King? Not sure who that is, but if you want...

Chris King? Not sure who that is, but if you want state-of-the-art rims, you'll find them at HED Cycling in Roseville. And if you need any tools to build those rims, go to Park Tool in St Paul. So...
06-19-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,292
Posted By Minnesota Expat

10 mph?! I'm moving to Bedrock, IL! Cars here...

10 mph?! I'm moving to Bedrock, IL! Cars here routinely drive 10-20 mph over the speed limit.

It doesn't make riding less safe, not when you see them and they remain predictable. There are more...
06-05-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,653
Posted By Minnesota Expat

True that. My son still lives there and biked the...

True that. My son still lives there and biked the entire winter of 2013/2014 from his home in the St Paul MacGroveland neighborhood to his job downtown Minneapolis. I'll never know how he got down...
06-05-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,653
Posted By Minnesota Expat

$250 million for a new basketball arena? That's...

$250 million for a new basketball arena? That's curious. The legislature just negotiated down his proposed budget cuts to the Wisconsin state university system from $350 million to $250 million. And...
06-01-15, 11:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,187
Posted By Minnesota Expat

I don't know, if we're looking for incidents back...

I don't know, if we're looking for incidents back to 1992, that's 23-years. I've dumped it hard at least twice in just the last 2 1/2 years and I've ridden hard off and on for forty years. Goes with...
06-01-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,187
Posted By Minnesota Expat

Yeah, but I'm conflicted by a 71 year old riding...

Yeah, but I'm conflicted by a 71 year old riding a segment of the Tour de France on a real deal road bike. We're all dealing with older parents, hip replacements, osteoporosis, etc, and I cannot...
06-01-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,187
Posted By Minnesota Expat

So did I. No, I don't think we have...

So did I.



No, I don't think we have the same world view, but I am a careful student of political science and history. Bottomline, in the 2004 campaign there were three groups of people, (1)...
05-31-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,187
Posted By Minnesota Expat

No, it ISN'T reasonable to wonder how often he...

No, it ISN'T reasonable to wonder how often he crashes or falls when the press is not around. However, it IS a little wierd to continue obsessing about John Kerry more than 10 years after he ran for...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 164
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.