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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By nvr

I'd be riding something, but it ain't gonna be a...

I'd be riding something, but it ain't gonna be a bike :thumb: Avoid the Bulldog cafe, and ask where the "bowling alley" is. Take in a show...it's a cultural experience. ahh....memories.

on...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-04-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By nvr

Cat 3 now? Wow, I HAVE been gone a long time. ...

Cat 3 now? Wow, I HAVE been gone a long time. You won't be alone...we'll all be there for moral support :thumb:

Udder IS a great century ride, pasta and company at the end is nice too.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-29-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,311
Posted By nvr

ughh..problems at work with month end processing...

ughh..problems at work with month end processing made for a very looong night. I just laid on the couch to shut my eyes a little bit, next thing I know it's 8:30. Hope you guys are having fun while...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-27-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By nvr

...and it's gone! Thanks again Barrettscv. ...

...and it's gone! Thanks again Barrettscv. Enjoy the suffering...and unlimited free beer at the end!
Forum: Great Lakes
05-25-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By nvr

HHH slot for sale

I registered and paid for my HHH (Horribly Hilly Hundreds in WI) slot months ago, but due to unforseen circumstances (at the time), I won't be able to participate. Complete bummer, I use this as...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-24-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,311
Posted By nvr

I'll switch with him...he can ride my 27lb steel...

I'll switch with him...he can ride my 27lb steel 46/17 single speed sans 'pooter. Bonus...it's got spd platforms!
Forum: Great Lakes
05-24-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,311
Posted By nvr

Yeah it has been a while. I haven't done any...

Yeah it has been a while. I haven't done any serious riding in the last few months besides commuting and rides to the donut shop. I've still got my HHH maps and a reasonably good sense of direction...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-24-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,311
Posted By nvr

Count me in. Holy cow I have to get up early to...

Count me in. Holy cow I have to get up early to get way up there.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By nvr

Gotta love winter commuting

These were taken about 5:30am on the way to work. Barely a breeze, calm waters, fresh snow, and no one around (to see me falling 2 miles later).

Love those Sidi Diablo's...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By nvr

I use the Performance house brand campus pedals...

I use the Performance house brand campus pedals on my commuter/ice cream bike. I've never had an issue flipping the pedal to the "right" side in traffic. Either side is good enough to get across...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-10-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By nvr

Cool videos...all you racing types should do this...

Cool videos...all you racing types should do this so we can all feel like we were there. Awesome job on the finish especially considering this was your first race :thumb: hmmm..think I'll get a cx...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-05-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 27,257
Posted By nvr

Trainer? Rollers? It's it's not even cold...

Trainer? Rollers? It's it's not even cold yet!!! Sorry to say it, but you guys got soft. Come on...man up!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
11-05-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,417
Posted By nvr

Always good to be aware of your surroundings...

Always good to be aware of your surroundings period. I second the get a good light to see. There are still runners, dog walkers, and even other bikers out there that seem to just appear out of no...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,717
Posted By nvr

I park in Chicago and I've even had my bottle...

I park in Chicago and I've even had my bottle cages stolen so yes I take my lights and batteries with me. Well, the taillight stays on because it's a pain the adjust, but it's superglued to the...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-04-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By nvr

I live right by the Chain. Nice roads as long as...

I live right by the Chain. Nice roads as long as you stay off 176. I could do part of the ride depending on the day you decide to ride. Do you have a definite route yet? I can get from the loop...
07-28-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,717
Posted By nvr

Depends on the pedal. I've taken rides to DQ...

Depends on the pedal. I've taken rides to DQ with just sandals on with the SPD-SL's. Can't ride the eggbeaters without clipping in though.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-26-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By nvr

Those tunnels are very cool, and a little creepy...

Those tunnels are very cool, and a little creepy if you've just watched Underworld the night before. I wouldn't ride anything less than a 32mm. Plan on having everything you might need at camp...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-24-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By nvr

389th. Not bad for my first century of the year...

389th. Not bad for my first century of the year ;) Teenage daughter wants to give up navigating to ride it with me next year. Guess we should start her training now.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-23-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By nvr

12-173-41 wouldn't be torture. Just a lot more...

12-173-41 wouldn't be torture. Just a lot more exits to take that way.

94 south of the border is going to suck, especially between 6-9am. It's under construction from Grand Ave to Half Day Rd...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-20-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By nvr

This has been my best RAIN to date. I finished...

This has been my best RAIN to date. I finished around 9:25 total time, 7:50 ride time. I showed up just as the ride started. It took a while to move up from the back of the pack, but I was feeling...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-17-09, 05:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,842
Posted By nvr

I've felt so out of the BFNIC loop this year with...

I've felt so out of the BFNIC loop this year with my work being so busy. Sorry to see so many of you RAIN regulars aren't going to make it this year. Maybe SmokinMiles and I'll will bump into each...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-18-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,238
Posted By nvr

I'll be driving up in the morning so no dinner...

I'll be driving up in the morning so no dinner for me again this year. Think I'll sport the BFNIC jersey and fenders as well. I don't mind sprinkles here and there, but let's hope it doesn't...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-15-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By nvr

Cripes I missed another one!

Cripes I missed another one!
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,291
Posted By nvr

Professional dress here is button down shirt,...

Professional dress here is button down shirt, tie, dress pants. I'm the only bike commuter here (17 miles), and I think it's sad that I'm one of the best dressed here. I iron my own shirts and...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-15-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By nvr

What's wrong with parking in one of the lots...

What's wrong with parking in one of the lots along the lakefront path? Say...Recreation Drive? 5ish miles north of the loop, but you can head straight to the streets from there instead of the...
05-14-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 365,474
Posted By nvr

HAVE Used Crank Brothers Quatrro SL black...

HAVE

Used Crank Brothers Quatrro SL black clipless pedals. 2 sets of cleats... cleats for 3 bolt and spd pattern. Can be used with MTB and Road shoes.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-12-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By nvr

Don't worry...we'll catch up while he crawls out...

Don't worry...we'll catch up while he crawls out of the ditch :roflmao2:
Forum: Great Lakes
05-12-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By nvr

I'm planning on the Udder. /me likes the...

I'm planning on the Udder. /me likes the spaghetti. BFNIC usually has a big turnout.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By nvr

I'd need a 7 hour lunch break to make it all the...

I'd need a 7 hour lunch break to make it all the home and back to work. Once in a while I'll make lunch runs, or just lay in the grass by the lake. Poor, lazy suckers here limit themselves to a 3...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,141
Posted By nvr

The outcome definitely sucked, but you can't be...

The outcome definitely sucked, but you can't be mad at the guy. He did say upfront that he was slower, maybe you should have asked how much slower. It's a team TT, I think you should have stuck...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By nvr

I think you can do better even if it does come...

I think you can do better even if it does come with a rack and fenders. Specialized Hardrocks are a dime a dozen on craigslist here. More like $100-$150, add a rack and fenders from ebay and you...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By nvr

It was only a cheap $3 wire cage. I just didn't...

It was only a cheap $3 wire cage. I just didn't understand why they'd take that of all things. I wish I could use the allen bolt and ball bearing or bondo idea, but this is a 92 carbon/aluminum...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By nvr

Thieves 2 - Me 0

Well it happened again. The first time it happened I walked outside after work to find my wheel stolen. Being an impatient dummy I left the front wheel unlocked. Lesson learned, never repeated...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,789
Posted By nvr

Totally ghey. I'm diggin it.

Totally ghey. I'm diggin it.
05-05-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By nvr

Dumb question, but the tube is deflated right?...

Dumb question, but the tube is deflated right? Some brands are easier than other to put on. A 700cx19mm rim can take a 28mm tire. I've had Kenda Kontenders and Kenda Kompetitions that I can take...
05-04-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,244
Posted By nvr

Well you ruled out the crank arm hitting the...

Well you ruled out the crank arm hitting the derailleur. Is the derailleur cable angled out? Maybe your shoe is hitting it. Have you put it on a stand, or suspended it? Is it only one side/one...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,548
Posted By nvr

The OCR3 is a good "do everything" bike. I have a...

The OCR3 is a good "do everything" bike. I have a 2005 OCR3 that I still commute on, as well as rec rides. I've put over 8000 miles on it and it's still ticking. You can fit a rear rack and panniers...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-02-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By nvr

Guess I'm not making it. I could have brought...

Guess I'm not making it. I could have brought the Trek too :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,182
Posted By nvr

Here's mine. Nail through the tire, tube, and...

Here's mine. Nail through the tire, tube, and rim. JBweld and still in service 2 years later.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa25/sp1toon/Wheel/Reynoldshole.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,003
Posted By nvr

:thumb: +1 Makes my whole life convenient.

:thumb: +1 Makes my whole life convenient.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By nvr

The lakefront is a great place to ride. I know...

The lakefront is a great place to ride. I know you'll really enjoy having it right at your doorstep, and I consider it lucky that you're more on the south end of the path because it's usually less...
04-30-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By nvr

I had a clicking only while pedaling...turned out...

I had a clicking only while pedaling...turned out the front derailleur was angled out just enough that the crank arm would barely touch it, but man it was annoying.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-30-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,842
Posted By nvr

I'm in for sure. I like collecting the keychains....

I'm in for sure. I like collecting the keychains. Forecast looks like scattered showers and rainbows if you believe the jersey, and the jersey's never been wrong. I'd offer to split a hotel and...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,689
Posted By nvr

I've wear Craft rain pants like this...

I've wear Craft rain pants like this http://www.amazon.com/Craft-Bullet-Rain-Pant/dp/B000R9A7WA for chilly mornings. I picked them up for sale at the Performance Bike shop for about $50. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-28-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By nvr

Wow! This will be a trip to remember. Pack the...

Wow! This will be a trip to remember. Pack the arm/knee warmers, and an extra sock. And yeah, we're gonna need pics!
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,637
Posted By nvr

17.5 miles one way...usually and hour plus change...

17.5 miles one way...usually and hour plus change depending on lights. Today took 1:20 Friggin headwind :mad: Gonna fly on the way home!
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,637
Posted By nvr

17.5 miles one way...usually and hour plus change...

17.5 miles one way...usually and hour plus change depending on lights. Today took 1:20 Friggin wind :mad:
Forum: Great Lakes
04-27-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,977
Posted By nvr

Old age. The end. I can gain 5 lbs just...

Old age. The end.

I can gain 5 lbs just at dinner especially if it's pasghetti night.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-26-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,800
Posted By nvr

That would be our B group :thumb: We started out...

That would be our B group :thumb: We started out of the parking lot with the usual BFNIC 20+mph warmup. I'm not surprised anymore, I just expect it. I kept up for a little while, but with that wind...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-25-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,800
Posted By nvr

It's a Race Cut Large. I'll bring it so you can...

It's a Race Cut Large. I'll bring it so you can check it out.
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