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Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By gattm99

Hey guys, the trip got postponed until July 1st. ...

Hey guys, the trip got postponed until July 1st. Leaving Chicago and riding to Ludington MI, cross on ferry to Wisconsin and back to Michigan. The temps in late May and early June were way cooler...
06-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By gattm99

One year after the plantar fiscitis surgery her...

One year after the plantar fiscitis surgery her foot still hurts some.

She has categorically refused tandems, and I don't think she's got any interest in riding a trike or recumbent. We tried a...
06-10-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By gattm99

thanks for the advice. I used to think a lot of...

thanks for the advice. I used to think a lot of this was in her head, but her spinal MRI confirmed it was not. Her weight loss system is pretty much the ideal model. She keeps a detailed calorie...
06-10-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By gattm99

Need advice for my wife

My wife got serious about her health around 2009-2011 she lost 100 pounds. She exercised all the time, and did lots of rides with me, we even did a couple of cycling vacations. in 2012 A...
06-10-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By gattm99

Just a quick update. The original doctor I saw...

Just a quick update. The original doctor I saw ordered a complete bloodwork. He called back when I was at work and told my wife everything was normal, but I had slightly high triglycerides. He wasn't...
05-24-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By gattm99

Wow, great article, I'm over 40, take motrin...

Wow, great article, I'm over 40, take motrin frequently. Ride about 10 hours a week, don't get enough sleep, don't eat beets of leafy vegetables, and have had stomach acid issues my whole life and...
05-24-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By gattm99

Yeap that's exactly how I would describe it. I'm...

Yeap that's exactly how I would describe it. I'm going to try some sodium nitrate and see what happens. I already have a gram scale.
05-24-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By gattm99

I felt completely normal during the stress test. ...

I felt completely normal during the stress test. It seems to come and go for me, I did take the day off work, slept in, drank extra water and was pretty amped up.

The occurrence of symptoms...
05-23-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By gattm99

Left Arm tightness revisted

I'm 40, riding about 100 miles a week and overweight.

I made post here long ago about left arm tightness I was feeling when I started working out. So I hop on my bike, and 10 minutes in I'm at...
Forum: Foo
04-10-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By gattm99

Thanks for all the tips, especially the tip about...

Thanks for all the tips, especially the tip about rotating the pads in. Had to borrow special tool. Turned out the caliper boot was damaged and cylinder was a bit pitted. Replaced caliper and all...
Forum: Foo
04-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By gattm99

Automotive brake help

Hey need an opinion. I've got a 2010 Dodge Caravan. About 6 months ago it started squeaking when drove for 30 or so minutes on the highway. Wife drives it to work a short distance and around town,...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By gattm99

Got my frame today, Breezer Inversion and he...

Got my frame today, Breezer Inversion and he threw in the hydo brakes.

fietsbob, I like building my own bikes. I've only bought one bike new, and stripped the cheap parts off the frame before I...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By gattm99

thru axle Touring Wheels

I've had a 58cm Nashbar touring bike for years and never really liked it. It just never seemed to fit right, I think it's just too big. I usually ride 56 road bikes that have top tubes around 55cm ...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By gattm99

This is the book my friend is getting. ...

This is the book my friend is getting.

https://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Guide-Lake-Michigan-Trail/dp/0981895220
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By gattm99

Hey guys, I'm not a frequent bike forums user but...

Hey guys, I'm not a frequent bike forums user but this June Tour is taking shape. We just started an email chain to discuss the trip. If anyone is interested my email is mattgholson at gmail.com...
Forum: Touring
02-13-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By gattm99

Thanks for all the feedback. My friend wants to...

Thanks for all the feedback. My friend wants to do some kind loop where we cross the lake on a ferry, like North on the East shore and south on the west shore, but I don't think I'm for the distance...
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By gattm99

Michigan Early June

Me and a buddy are going to do a self supported tour in Michigan. We haven't looked too specifically at a route yet and would like to incorporate a ferry maybe. I'd like to find people to go with...
03-07-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By gattm99

THere's a thread below where I converted it.

THere's a thread below where I converted it.
03-05-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By gattm99

Riding the e-bike with my wife

So we've got a few nice rides in with her on the e-bike and me on my road bike.


On the flats I'm fine, I can draft if I have too and keep up.

On the downhills I'm dropping her bad. She's...
Forum: Southeast
03-05-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By gattm99

Spring Break

Coming from Southern Illinois and looking for a nice place for some road riding the last week March. A few years ago we did Chief Ladiga trail and stayed at Mt. Cheeha in Alabama. Ideally looking...
01-16-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By gattm99

Got it all done https://youtu.be/iMFCRnOqFIU

Got it all done

https://youtu.be/iMFCRnOqFIU
12-10-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By gattm99

Yes, very pretty, lots of short steep hills in...

Yes, very pretty, lots of short steep hills in the Shawnee. Miles and miles of beautiful empty roads. You should come down here and ride in April around Garden of the Gods. I'll give you a tour! ...
12-06-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By gattm99

That looks good, now 36v 15Ah or 48v 12.5 My...

That looks good, now 36v 15Ah or 48v 12.5

My guess is to ride with me around 16-18 mph she'll need the motor to produce around 100 watts and 250-300 on hills.
12-05-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By gattm99

Decided to buy the 400 dollar BBs02 from luna,...

Decided to buy the 400 dollar BBs02 from luna, but didn't get a battery. Not sure on battery yet. I'd like to have at least 20 mile of range with her pedaling.

I generally average around 15-18...
12-02-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By gattm99

Advice for converting this bike

Hey guys,

I recently acquired this bike for my wife. It fits her well enough, and she's been riding it a bit on the trainer. She wants to ride roads with me but has a knee issue that gives her...
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,356
Posted By gattm99

msquared, here are my thoughts. I rode a B017...

msquared, here are my thoughts. I rode a B017 for a several years and it started good but the second year I had it I began getting saddle sores and pain in the same area. My sit bones were fine, in...
Forum: Touring
06-22-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By gattm99

The first day on the B17 was awesome, the second...

The first day on the B17 was awesome, the second as well. I had some very minor discomfort on the 3rd day but not bad. On the 4th day it felt as if my left sitbone was bruised. The saddle has some...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By gattm99

Finished my Tour

I was asking questions here last month or so in preparation for my tour on my Nashbar Touring Bike. Well I'm back and I've learned alot.

The B-17 held out great for the first 4 days but was...
Forum: Touring
05-31-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By gattm99

Thanks but I think you misunderstand. I'm riding...

Thanks but I think you misunderstand. I'm riding a bike, not hiking.
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By gattm99

route advice

Here's what I've got so far.

I live in Southern Illinois very close to TransAM. A friend who wants to try loaded touring and I are going to drive over to Farmington MO and ride a loop to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By gattm99

Well good news the saddle has been ridden about...

Well good news the saddle has been ridden about 150 miles and is OK. I tightened it about one turn and added a bit of oil to the dry cracking areas. Just to review I coated this saddle well in...
Forum: Touring
05-24-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By gattm99

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7435/26513015454_dbc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7435/26513015454_dbcd380fe7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GoS8N7)P5150111 (https://flic.kr/p/GoS8N7) by Matt Gholson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13483971@N00/), on Flickr...
Forum: Touring
05-23-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By gattm99

rhm, I have a B17 frame, how much for new leather?

rhm, I have a B17 frame, how much for new leather?
Forum: Touring
05-22-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By gattm99

The pictures! ...

The pictures!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4192/34701104061_b618788d64_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/USqegB)IMG_9926 (https://flic.kr/p/USqegB) by Matt Gholson...
Forum: Touring
05-22-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By gattm99

Brooks Saddle Advice

I've got my touring bike rideable and have this B17 currently on it. It was a given to me by a friend who has long since quit riding. The saddle is about 25 years old and sit in his garage unused...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By gattm99

Slight problem, the travel agent is right in...

Slight problem, the travel agent is right in front of the rack mount. The pads have the wide spacers for narrow rims in, if I switch them around that may bring it in enough, but I doubt it.
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By gattm99

Thanks for the info. I have the matching 8 speed...

Thanks for the info. I have the matching 8 speed Dura Ace rear derailleur, but I was not aware of the cable pull compatibility. The derailleur has even been modified with a medium cage cage that...
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,725
Posted By gattm99

I live next door to my post office and actually...

I live next door to my post office and actually worked for the USPS for about 3 years, the first 2 were custodian.

As far as I know we never had an individual sleeping in the lobby, though we...
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By gattm99

Yeah, generally it just has a really long top...

Yeah, generally it just has a really long top tube and short headtube for it's frame size, 58. I'm used to riding short wheelbase race geometry and found it strange. ALso the Nashbar fork is like a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By gattm99

Nasbar Build

I'm rebuilding my Nashbar Touring Bike and looking for a bit of advice. This is the aluminum frame they used to sell.

I used it on a couple of tours and just found it a bit weird. I was mainly...
Forum: Touring
05-08-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,141
Posted By gattm99

I think that the danger is overblown, if your...

I think that the danger is overblown, if your saddle is currently working for you and you're not experiencing numbness you have nothing to worry about. For long distance riding I think I would...
05-04-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By gattm99

Two friends bought into belt drive for single...

Two friends bought into belt drive for single speed mountain biking. Both friends had trouble with worn out belts and pulleys very quickly. Both had broken belts rather quickly. Trail conditions...
05-01-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By gattm99

I'd save my money, people should learn to fit...

I'd save my money, people should learn to fit themselves on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By gattm99

Time Trial Series Ideas

So me and a few friends started a time trial series last year on Strava. We had bi-weekly meets and used Strava for timing. The system I came up with scoring goes as such,

you get one point for...
04-25-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By gattm99

Thanks, your definitely in awesome shape. It...

Thanks, your definitely in awesome shape. It seems like I remember back when I was riding 6000 a year I could go hammer out a tough 3 hour ride and feel fine.

I appreciate all the advice, what...
04-24-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By gattm99

Thanks again for the advice, but no time to go to...

Thanks again for the advice, but no time to go to the doctor, had to fix up my gravel bike Saturday night.

Rode with a small group, 2 of which are training for DK200. I got a good nights sleep...
04-22-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By gattm99

So lets say you go out and do a ride for 3 hours...

So lets say you go out and do a ride for 3 hours and average around 80% of your heart rate in the morning. How do you feel in the afternoon, evening?

Just a short history been riding since the...
04-21-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By gattm99

hey thanks again for the feedback. One of the...

hey thanks again for the feedback. One of the reasons I haven't just gone to the doctor is that in the past when I've gone to the doctor, in nearly every case it's been kind of a waste of time or a...
04-21-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By gattm99

Left Arm feeling, Heartrate, Feeling Dead After Hard Rides

I just did the first in a series of fun TTs with a group last night. In the past years I've averaged around 20-21 on this course but last night I was only able to get 18 mph. I've been having some...
04-15-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By gattm99

Far be it for me to judge, but I think your plans...

Far be it for me to judge, but I think your plans are a bit nuts, unless you're preparing to ride through a war torn country, zombie apocalypse, frigid wasteland ect...

At your weight you can...
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