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Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-07, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By mmartens

I did it last year, and I'm planning to do it...

I did it last year, and I'm planning to do it again this year. It's a very nice ride with managable hills. You're right though about only 20 or so people actually tackle the century. It can get...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-02-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By mmartens

Check out the Kettle Moraine. The south unit in...

Check out the Kettle Moraine. The south unit in Walworth county is pretty wooded and not too hilly. The north unit in Sheboygan is heavily wooded with lots of roller hills. Both make for great...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By mmartens

I'd second taking State Hwy 64, especially if you...

I'd second taking State Hwy 64, especially if you are looking to take a beeline across the state. The road is less traveled than US Hwy 10 and if I recall correctly, it has a decent shoulder. The...
Forum: Touring
06-27-07, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By mmartens

State Hwy 10 from Appleton to just east of...

State Hwy 10 from Appleton to just east of Stevens Point is now a four lane divided highway with a 65mph speed limit. I'm not sure if bicycles are allowed on it or not, but I wouldn't ride it. The 4...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-25-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By mmartens

I'm riding in it. Driving in from Wausau on...

I'm riding in it. Driving in from Wausau on Saturday. Weather looks good, albeit a little cool. Hopefully the wind will subside.
Forum: Touring
05-11-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,382
Posted By mmartens

The REI Half Dome 2 HC is an excellent tent. A...

The REI Half Dome 2 HC is an excellent tent. A little heavier than most, but roomy with separate vestibules on either side.

Michael
05-05-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By mmartens

How about: http://www.groovygreen.com/

How about:

http://www.groovygreen.com/
Forum: Touring
09-09-06, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By mmartens

I had a hard time putting the brackets on too....

I had a hard time putting the brackets on too. But I did the same procedure as you outlined. First put the bracket on loose and then wedge the shim in place. It took about an hour to get them...
09-06-06, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By mmartens

No change to training before giving blood. Day...

No change to training before giving blood. Day of, drink plenty of fluids and eat a good meal. Treat the day after as a recovery day. Take an easy ride if you choose. Depending on your level of...
Forum: Touring
06-26-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By mmartens

I don't think the color matters as much as the...

I don't think the color matters as much as the material the cap is made out of. I use the coolmax Headsweats. They do an excellent job wicking away sweat and cooling your head. I wear either black or...
Forum: Touring
06-02-06, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By mmartens

I've used the liquid body wash and shampoo. They...

I've used the liquid body wash and shampoo. They work very well and have a pleasant smell. I think carrying a bottle of the liquid would be more economical than packets of wipes. All you need is a...
Forum: Touring
05-30-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By mmartens

I suppose if you where couped up in the tent for...

I suppose if you where couped up in the tent for two weeks straight, it would get cramped pretty quick. But since you're only using the tent for sleeping, it wouldn't be so bad.

The Half dome 2+HC...
Forum: Touring
05-30-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By mmartens

I finally had a chance to set up the REI Half...

I finally had a chance to set up the REI Half Dome 2+HC I bought during their dividend sale. I haven't had a chance to use actually use it in the wild, but here are my impressions while putting it up...
Forum: Touring
05-17-06, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By mmartens

I use a sheet of 2 mil polyethylene. Its...

I use a sheet of 2 mil polyethylene. Its available at home improvement/hardware stores. Usually you can find plastic sheeting near the window screens or paint sections. Painter's plastic is too thin...
05-13-06, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By mmartens

Congratulations on a great start. Eating right...

Congratulations on a great start. Eating right and exercise should be a lifestyle change. Don't think of it as a diet, otherwise you'll find yourself back where you started in a couple of years. Make...
Forum: Touring
04-28-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By mmartens

It sounds like we will. It always seems like the...

It sounds like we will. It always seems like the slowpokes have the most fund.

Michael
Forum: Touring
04-28-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By mmartens

I don't think the hills will be too bad. Eric and...

I don't think the hills will be too bad. Eric and Kathy do an excellent job mapping the course and they usually put together a route that appeals to a broad variety of riders. Some people like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By mmartens

Check out Mt. Borah http://www.mtborah.com/ ...

Check out Mt. Borah http://www.mtborah.com/

They've got an excellent price point and all of their apparel is made in the USA. although the chamois in their shorts are imported.

Michael
Forum: Touring
04-23-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By mmartens

I did SAG last year. I live in Wausau, so I've...

I did SAG last year. I live in Wausau, so I've Sagged the last three times the tour has made the Wautoma to Ashland route. Last year I was one of the roamers and sweep vehicle, so you usually didn't...
Forum: Touring
04-19-06, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By mmartens

I'll be on the tour. My bike will be easy to...

I'll be on the tour. My bike will be easy to spot. Its the rootbeer colored Randonee with the antenna. I'll be running ham radio mobile on the bike. I SAGged three tours, but this will be the first...
Forum: Touring
03-19-06, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By mmartens

REI has some bike shorts and Jerseys in kid's...

REI has some bike shorts and Jerseys in kid's sizes. They're not terribly expensive. I bought a pair for my daughter.

http://www.rei.com/category/4500813.htm?vcat=REI_SSHP_CYCLING_TOC

Michael
Forum: Touring
02-28-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By mmartens

I'll be on the Northwoods tour also. Maybe we'll...

I'll be on the Northwoods tour also. Maybe we'll run into each other (not literally, I hope).

Michael
02-16-06, 01:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,872
Posted By mmartens

Oatmeal, no milk. A couple spoonfuls of raisons...

Oatmeal, no milk. A couple spoonfuls of raisons and a little brown sugar. A couple cups of coffee, black. This usually holds me over until lunch. Bob's Red Mill multigrain cereals are great, they...
02-05-06, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By mmartens

For a ride of that distance I'd usually start...

For a ride of that distance I'd usually start with a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of coffee if its a morning ride. Starting out later in the day, I may eat a peanut butter sandwich or an energy bar to...
02-04-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,587
Posted By mmartens

I agree, diets are short terms fixes and the...

I agree, diets are short terms fixes and the weight will come back on once you leave the diet. If you want to lose weight you need a lifestyle change with slow, regular weight loss. Their is lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,719
Posted By mmartens

As an early morning rider (I'm out by 5:15am,...

As an early morning rider (I'm out by 5:15am, sunrise is 6:18am) be sure to take a familiar route. Things look different at night than in the daytime. Plus road hazards are next to impossible to spot...
08-30-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By mmartens

I second getting a subscription to Cook's...

I second getting a subscription to Cook's Illustrated. As a long time subscriber, the magazine is worth it's weight in gold. Not only do you get foolproof recipes, but also a nice article on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By mmartens

Hand wash them in Woolite or, my favorite Dr....

Hand wash them in Woolite or, my favorite Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap. Rinse well. Don't wring them out, lay the shorts on a bath towel, roll it up and blot the excess water. Hang shorts to dry...
Forum: Touring
08-05-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By mmartens

I've got a 2005 Randonee. I don't know if the...

I've got a 2005 Randonee. I don't know if the frame itself changed much between 2000 and 2005, but I'm also 5'10" with a 32" inseam. The bike is a 55cm. I tried the 52cm and it felt too small. The...
Forum: Touring
06-16-05, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,072
Posted By mmartens

I just purchased an REI Randonne and it came with...

I just purchased an REI Randonne and it came with two spare spokes and a nifty spoke holder right on the chain stay. I haven't had any problems with the bike yet, but its just getting broken in with...
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