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Forum: Touring
01-21-13, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Shemp

First tour with a toddler

Well, I caught something nasty last week and sat around the house not wanting to move or do anything, so what better time to update my crazyguyonabike journal?

We skipped a couple of summers, but...
08-11-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By Shemp

Ned Overend anyone?

Ned Overend anyone?
07-27-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,108
Posted By Shemp

Wow. Just when I thought this thread couldn't...

Wow. Just when I thought this thread couldn't get dumber.
07-18-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By Shemp

I've never bagged on Lance before and have always...

I've never bagged on Lance before and have always given him the benefit of the doubt over the years, but I'm really disappointed in the lack of help for Levi and effort toward the team competition...
10-17-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By Shemp

Trying to confirm... wil a Garmin 305 work with a Trek/Bontrager Duotrap?

If' I'm not concerned about a power meter, can a 305 be used with the Duotrap to continue to log HR, speed and cadence? I can't find anything definitive, and I see information that would indicate...
Forum: Touring
08-11-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,047
Posted By Shemp

Late to this, but the Escape is great for two...

Late to this, but the Escape is great for two bikes plus gear. We rented one a couple years back. Even with my 63cm frame all I had to do was pop off the front wheel of each bike and the seat posts...
Forum: Touring
08-11-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,984
Posted By Shemp

I'm late to this, but we did this in 2007. ...

I'm late to this, but we did this in 2007.

* Hwy 1A was not bad at all when we rode. It was later in the day. Few RV's. The only real "scary" vehicles were some large trucks near Canmore. ...
Forum: Touring
03-08-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,784
Posted By Shemp

Been a few years since I used them, but I used...

Been a few years since I used them, but I used http://www.sportsexpress.com/ to ship my bike. They used FedEx. I first read about them in one bike publication or another.
Forum: Touring
02-01-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By Shemp

That's the one I use. I kept a digital camera,...

That's the one I use. I kept a digital camera, mini DV camera, wallet, sunglasses, mp3 player, a couple Payday bars and keys inside. Also has a map window that you can flip up. I called Jandd...
Forum: Touring
02-01-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Shemp

My wife and I did the ACA Green Mountain Loop in...

My wife and I did the ACA Green Mountain Loop in 2006. I thought it was a great trip. Vermont drivers are the best. New York on the other hand.... It wasn't awful, but it was remarkably different...
Forum: Touring
01-08-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Shemp

I was thinking the cost to fly my wife and I and...

I was thinking the cost to fly my wife and I and all of our gear to another continent as being the cost prohibitive part. I can do two weeks of comfortable touring in the US/Canada for the cost of...
Forum: Touring
01-07-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Shemp

We drove through Glacier on the way home from the...

We drove through Glacier on the way home from the Icefields. Nice, but definitely only a day long in comparison. We drove part of the San Juan Skyway this year and it seemed awfully busy and...
Forum: Touring
01-07-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Shemp

The San Juan Islands are on my list to consider,...

The San Juan Islands are on my list to consider, especially if I can combine them with Victoria and the Olympic Peninsula via ferry.



Due to my limited time off, overseas travel is somewhat...
Forum: Touring
01-06-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Shemp

Does anything compare to the Icefields Parkway?

Didn't do a road tour last year and I missed it. :(

This year, I need to do one, but what compares to the Icefields which we did in 2007? I can't imagine any route compares, but I hope...
Forum: Touring
01-06-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By Shemp

Wish I had the time for that... someday!

Wish I had the time for that... someday!
Forum: Great Lakes
09-02-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Shemp

We have the most idiotic governor in the US and...

We have the most idiotic governor in the US and one of the 5 most ineffective bureaucracies in the States. Yet Illinois folks keep re-electing them.
08-16-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By Shemp

Shoe Sizing Between Brands

Can anyone share experiences with shoe sizing? I have some old 46 Specialized Rockhoppers (like 8 years old) that fit. but have seen better days. I wear a 47wide Shimano road shoe. I tried another...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-12-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Shemp

New 2008 Ride - Dixon, IL August 17th

Same group put on the "Old Mill Century" in Oregon, IL in years past. Now they're moving it to Dixon and calling it the Ronald Reagan Heritage Ride. It's 4 different 25 mile loops (cloverleaf), so...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-12-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Shemp

My state representative's office has them for our...

My state representative's office has them for our region and surrounding regions. IDOT used to mail them out for free too.
08-05-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Shemp

You show up in Medora, throw your gear in one of...

You show up in Medora, throw your gear in one of their trailers and your bike on the rack. They drop you off at the top and they drop the trailer with your gear off at the campground. You ride to...
08-05-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Shemp

Late late bump, but if anyone still wonders, the...

Late late bump, but if anyone still wonders, the Maah Daah Hey trail is a mostly endurance and concentration ride. I'll disagree with the other poster and say the North Dakota badlands aren't as...
Forum: Touring
07-28-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Shemp

No doubt a beautiful trip! Pack light!

No doubt a beautiful trip! Pack light!
07-20-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Shemp

I feel for Versus. I don't think they could ever...

I feel for Versus. I don't think they could ever make most bikeforums posters happy no matter what they did.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-20-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,565
Posted By Shemp

Such a bad summer for me, but I finally had a...

Such a bad summer for me, but I finally had a decent weekend, a 50 mile organized ride Saturday @ a 21mph average and 22 more miles today.
Forum: Touring
07-18-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Shemp

My first advice... don't do it. Anything but a...

My first advice... don't do it. Anything but a major US Highway. Granted, here in Illinois, I-88 picks up a lot of US 30 traffic, it's still not the best/safest bet.

I've ridden 30 from...
Forum: Touring
06-11-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Shemp

Perfect for me as I need a new rear wheel, but...

Perfect for me as I need a new rear wheel, but I've never bought off Craigslist and I'm way too far from Portland to do it in person.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-11-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,565
Posted By Shemp

Yup, tonight was nasty. Rode 25-30 miles from...

Yup, tonight was nasty. Rode 25-30 miles from 6-7:30 with those winds on an out and back. Almost too wiped out from the southerly ride to enjoy the return north.
Forum: Touring
05-30-08, 01:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,925
Posted By Shemp

Spokes (3 occasions). That's it.

Spokes (3 occasions). That's it.
Forum: Touring
05-28-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,386
Posted By Shemp

I personally can't imagine the sacrifice of...

I personally can't imagine the sacrifice of riding all day with all that weight on your back outweighs (pun intended) the trouble of removing 2 panniers from a rack. Cost is an issue if you insist...
Forum: Touring
05-28-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,386
Posted By Shemp

The only thing that comes to my mind... why?

The only thing that comes to my mind... why?
Forum: Great Lakes
05-23-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Shemp

Got the bike in the car, should be there around...

Got the bike in the car, should be there around 9ish. Big guy in all red on a red Madone for any other late arrivals looking for a riding partner.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-23-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Shemp

Anyone leaving a little later on Saturday? I...

Anyone leaving a little later on Saturday? I have like an 80 minute drive to get there and I'm not an early bird, especially since I'm going out to a friend's place for cocktails in an hour.
Forum: Touring
05-23-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Shemp

I was going to recommend Lake as well.

I was going to recommend Lake as well.
05-23-08, 02:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By Shemp

Hermosa Creek/Durango Shuttle

Spare me the lecture on riding both ways, this is a vacation with the wife and therefore, we shuttle sometimes. I'm lucky enough she'll ride as much as she does.

Anyhow, looking for who to call...
Forum: Touring
05-22-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Shemp

Forget finding a compromise bike. Get the right...

Forget finding a compromise bike. Get the right bike for the job, you'll be happier in the long run.
Forum: Touring
05-22-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Shemp

Which wheel?

I was hoping to get away with a new 36 spoke wheel (like a Mavic 719 with an XT hub), but I spoke briefly with Peter White, and he first recommended a 48h Phil Wood hub wheel. I choked up when I...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-22-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Shemp

Definitely some big rollers, especially the...

Definitely some big rollers, especially the farther north you get. The biggest insult is the last hill up to the campus at the end of day 1. You're already past the century mark and you have a big...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-19-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Shemp

TOMRV anyone?

It's a 2 day affair, bike from the Quad Cities to Dubuque on Saturday, stay at a dorm room there and ride back a different route on Sunday. A shorter option starts and ends in Preston, IA.

I...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-17-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Shemp

It looks like there are a fair share of cycling...

It looks like there are a fair share of cycling advocates posting for one. Secondly, there's no indication that this motorist was at fault in the article. Third, I've driven through Madison many...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-17-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,565
Posted By Shemp

It's a pathetic year for me. New job has taken...

It's a pathetic year for me. New job has taken most of my spare hours and I'm hardly getting out. It's showing in my speeds, fitness and shamefully, on the scale. did get out for 15 miles amongst...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-10-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Shemp

I may be there on the 24th, but if my wife joins...

I may be there on the 24th, but if my wife joins me, I won't be riding at a group pace.
Forum: Touring
04-02-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,365
Posted By Shemp

City Manager. Doesn't afford for long breaks...

City Manager. Doesn't afford for long breaks unfortunately. I used to be able to sneak in 2 week stretches when I was the Asst City Manager, but alas those days are gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,117
Posted By Shemp

Sounds like a 3rd grader who tells his mom, "you...

Sounds like a 3rd grader who tells his mom, "you don't have to pay for it, just write a check."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,117
Posted By Shemp

From now on: *All group rides should take place...

From now on:
*All group rides should take place on roads built exclusively for group rides
*No cycling road should allow vehicular travel
*Should the dedicated cycling road cross vehicular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,237
Posted By Shemp

You're more right than you know. Since the...

You're more right than you know. Since the insurance was actually a cooperative of counties, you can bet that more counties are going to have a serious discussion of the issue at the next meeting. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,237
Posted By Shemp

Bingo. The insurance carrier retains the...

Bingo. The insurance carrier retains the attorney, not the county.




$350,000 may only be 1% of their budget, but it doesn't mean $350,000 is easy to come by. It gets taken away from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-07, 01:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,237
Posted By Shemp

The ride has roughly 10,000 participants and...

The ride has roughly 10,000 participants and crosses through 15 to 20 counties and probably 50 different cities. Doubtful you could sign enough waivers to indemnify each jurisdiction and even then,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,237
Posted By Shemp

The guy dropped a wheel in the center line gap...

The guy dropped a wheel in the center line gap and went over the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,237
Posted By Shemp

Ragbrai banned from Iowa County thanks to cyclist's family

I predicted this when the lawsuit was first filed, and now it's happened. Ragbrai is banned because a county no longer wants to be held liable for cyclists' injuries or death after a cyclist who...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-11-07, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By Shemp

Ragbrai banned from Iowa County thanks to cyclist's family

I predicted this when the lawsuit was first filed, and now it's happened. Ragbrai is banned because a county no longer wants to be held liable for cyclists' injuries or death after a cyclist who...
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