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Forum: Great Lakes
03-20-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,326
Posted By velomedieval

I hear ya. I feel like I'm living in...

I hear ya.
I feel like I'm living in Bladerunner.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-19-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By velomedieval

Unfortunately, a good number of the roads on the...

Unfortunately, a good number of the roads on the good rides around here are currently closed by the county due to high water. Doesn't look like we have much respite from the rain, either.

Mike's...
Forum: Foo
03-12-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By velomedieval

The guy has a whole series of "Stormtroopers in...

The guy has a whole series of "Stormtroopers in Love" photos. Can't remember his name. Some of them are pretty racy. Most of them are slightly disturbing (which could be a good thing, if you're into...
Forum: Foo
03-12-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,194
Posted By velomedieval

I was wondering about glass as well, but then...

I was wondering about glass as well, but then again who's to say it just happened? It may have been sitting there a couple days. Glass gets swept up, the guy isn't looking because he's already seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,723
Posted By velomedieval

That would explain the huge smile on her face. ...

That would explain the huge smile on her face.


Jersey off (careful not to dump out the pockets!), bibs down, squat (careful not to pee in shoes). Still, I regularly ride 60+ mile routes and...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-10-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By velomedieval

I've not been on the road since December (but the...

I've not been on the road since December (but the trainer has seen plenty of action). Tomorrow: a high of 45, then three days of mid-50s. I'll take my chances with the rain, it's the ginormous...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-09-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By velomedieval

The route is here...

The route is here (http://www.routeslip.com/routes/20379), scroll down for elevation.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 25,326
Posted By velomedieval

And how! The idea of wearing lace and skinny...

And how! The idea of wearing lace and skinny straps during a climb makes me chafe just thinking about it. :eek:

I like the RR kit, but yeah, some of those pics make the green look pea-ish.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-24-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By velomedieval

Triri's RAINSTORM info page is here...

Triri's RAINSTORM info page is here (http://triri.org/storm.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By velomedieval

I swapped out my 12/25 for a 12/27 last summer....

I swapped out my 12/25 for a 12/27 last summer. Nothing else needed.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-10-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,942
Posted By velomedieval

Ah. That's true. I'm not really thinking about...

Ah. That's true. I'm not really thinking about SAG, just getting to Terre Haute and back to Bloomington from Richmond. I guess the ugly white van would be a better choice.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-10-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,942
Posted By velomedieval

Hmmm. Maybe we should look into renting a bus...

Hmmm. Maybe we should look into renting a bus instead of a van?
Forum: Great Lakes
02-08-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,942
Posted By velomedieval

I really, *really* want to do it this year. Need...

I really, *really* want to do it this year. Need to come up with a Bloomington contingent and a SAG plan (or at least a ride home). I think Matt Deaner and another local guy did it without SAG last...
Forum: Foo
02-07-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 28,643
Posted By velomedieval

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/71599906.jpg?v=1&c=...

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/71599906.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=0A988CE895E095AA3F28C7ACAA0B8555A40A659CEC4C8CB6
Forum: Foo
02-07-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,213
Posted By velomedieval

I've been striving for that for a year and a...

I've been striving for that for a year and a half. It is a wondrous thing, but I barely remember it.

Another wondrous thing was having this as my daily view as I ate my lunch. Even more wondrous...
02-04-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,201
Posted By velomedieval

I printed out many, many pages from his website,...

I printed out many, many pages from his website, including the English/French cycling glossary, put it in a three-ring binder and took it to France with me when I did my cycling tour. His memoirs...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 38,595
Posted By velomedieval

What a shame. Thanks for sharing, Sheldon...

What a shame.

Thanks for sharing, Sheldon Brown. Youv'e left a wonderful legacy.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-23-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 264,912
Posted By velomedieval

Next year: BF meetup? I almost made a thread...

Next year: BF meetup? I almost made a thread about Hope and then it slipped my mind altogether.

The pork was a poor choice, I think (curious to see what my Jewish friend thought), and the number...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-22-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 264,912
Posted By velomedieval

103 miles at the Hope Ride, sans questionable...

103 miles at the Hope Ride, sans questionable lunch and long lines at most SAG stations. Good ride, will probably do it again next year (but bring my own sandwich).
08-16-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,598
Posted By velomedieval

..."And when we returned, we found orders for...

..."And when we returned, we found orders for three million wrist bands waiting to be filled..."

:D Excellent news!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,198
Posted By velomedieval

Ugh. My former LBS slapped one of these on after...

Ugh. My former LBS slapped one of these on after they sold me a Lemond that didn't fit me. Apart from looking horrible, I lost a lot of control of the bike's steering. I hated riding that bike...
08-15-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By velomedieval

Well that was easy. I just gave it a good...

Well that was easy.
I just gave it a good cleaning-- mild solution was fine.
Thanks!
08-15-07, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By velomedieval

Cleaning a Schwinn seat?

Hi all,
I just received a green and white Schwinn seat that I bought off eBay this weekend. It seems to be in good condition, but it's really filthy. The cobwebs and dead bugs stuck underneath I can...
08-15-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,598
Posted By velomedieval

Did you pay through Paypal, LowCel? If the...

Did you pay through Paypal, LowCel? If the company flakes out and never responds, you can always file a complaint with Paypal for the money back. I think you have 45 days. I hope that's not the case,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 22,232
Posted By velomedieval

The eyebrows are fine, but...is there something...

The eyebrows are fine, but...is there something furry crawling down the back of your shirt?:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By velomedieval

Good job! The heat adds another five miles at...

Good job! The heat adds another five miles at least, I think.;)
08-09-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By velomedieval

I tried tilting my nose up to get rid of wrist...

I tried tilting my nose up to get rid of wrist fatigue and ended up with the chafing of my life in a place I had no desire to be chafed. This was on my road bike, so I tilted the seat down to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By velomedieval

el twe-- that's fantastic!

el twe-- that's fantastic!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By velomedieval

I scooped a hornet into the armhole of my...

I scooped a hornet into the armhole of my sleeveless jersey last month. It got under my bra strap and stung my back four times. I hope I squashed the b-tard while I was swatting the crap out of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,176
Posted By velomedieval

I'd rather ride when it's 40 degrees than when...

I'd rather ride when it's 40 degrees than when it's 96 (with 56% humidity). But if I ride in the heat, I try to chose routes with large shady stretches. A long, treeless route sucks in this weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,164
Posted By velomedieval

I use a Chuck Harris mirror...

I use a Chuck Harris mirror (http://imageevent.com/mderks/helmetmirrors) that attaches to my helmet. They're tricky to track down, as he doesn't have a website, but they're pretty much indestructible...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,383
Posted By velomedieval

I'm so sorry to hear this. I thought of Jay...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I thought of Jay recently and wondered how he was doing. I hope his family can find some answers that will give them some sort of closure. Condolences to all his friends...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,691
Posted By velomedieval

I'm 5'5" and I started out on a stock Lemond that...

I'm 5'5" and I started out on a stock Lemond that never fit me correctly. Tried Specialized Ruby and a Scott Contessa and couldn't believe the difference in fit. I chose the Contessa and regularly do...
08-07-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By velomedieval

Good luck! Don't crush it!

Good luck! Don't crush it!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By velomedieval

I wipe mine off with Simple Green on a sponge--...

I wipe mine off with Simple Green on a sponge-- looks like new.
08-06-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By velomedieval

I PMed ya, stringbreaker. I've got the bike...

I PMed ya, stringbreaker.

I've got the bike all taken apart and am sanding and cleaning. It looks so sad right now. But shortly, it'll going to be gorgeous and I'm going to ride the hell out of it!
08-05-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By velomedieval

Yeah, the wheels are a mismatched pair. The front...

Yeah, the wheels are a mismatched pair. The front is some cheap Alex model. They're true and they roll, so they'll do for now.

Stringbreaker, I'm real tempted by your fork, but I'm repainting the...
08-04-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By velomedieval

Well, the proper fork is definitely on the list...

Well, the proper fork is definitely on the list to get. However, is it unsafe for me to ride with the current fork? I'm primarily working on this bike to ride it, so it's not a huge difference to me...
08-03-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By velomedieval

Wow! That looks just like mine! What's the...

Wow! That looks just like mine! What's the difference between the Tiger and the American? My eyes are untrained, but they look identical to me. How in the world do I tell the difference? I will say...
08-03-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By velomedieval

Thanks folks. It already has a new chain-- forgot...

Thanks folks. It already has a new chain-- forgot to mention that (much as I loved that bright orange color of the old one). And thanks for pointing out the fork. That one will do for now, but I'll...
08-03-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By velomedieval

Have I caught a Tiger?

Hi all!
Pardon all the questions, but I have a treasure I'd like to save. This poor old thing came into my possession last night and after I had a blast riding around the neighborhood until the sun...
08-03-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By velomedieval

Just got my third B-17 from Lickbike for $58. ...

Just got my third B-17 from Lickbike for $58.

Bought my first one from Wallingford because of the guarantee and don't regret spending the money. This time around, I just needed to save a bit.
Forum: Introductions
08-02-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By velomedieval

Hi! Greetings from Bloomington! Come down here...

Hi! Greetings from Bloomington!
Come down here some time and see how flat the terrain is.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,930
Posted By velomedieval

Yes, exactly. Most of the pick-up drivers I...

Yes, exactly. Most of the pick-up drivers I encounter around here are very patient and will wave as they pass (and usually wait until it's safe to pass).

To the second part of Robbie59's post,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,737
Posted By velomedieval

I'd like it better if it were black, but blue...

I'd like it better if it were black, but blue will do...
http://www.veloclothes.com/images/jerseys/vermarc/300/st_bernardus_jersey_300.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,930
Posted By velomedieval

I've had worse luck with minivans. Especially the...

I've had worse luck with minivans. Especially the ones with Indiana's special new "In God We Trust" license plate (seriously-- don't know why that is).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By velomedieval

The heat got to her, maybe?

The heat got to her, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By velomedieval

Cycles Groleau, 9 Cours Reversaux, 17100 Saintes....

Cycles Groleau, 9 Cours Reversaux, 17100 Saintes. It's a Bouticycle run and staffed by some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Great selection of bikes, clothing, gear, and good wrenches. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,571
Posted By velomedieval

593.31 miles. Wow-- more than I thought, but...

593.31 miles. Wow-- more than I thought, but seven little miles short of 600!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By velomedieval

Wow- that's amazing! I imagine the motivation to...

Wow- that's amazing! I imagine the motivation to not royally screw up while practicing some of those moves (especially with the handlebars) is pretty great.
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