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04-15-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By jbmadtown

Thanks! One of my favorites. You can order it...

Thanks! One of my favorites. You can order it from twinsix!
04-15-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,095
Posted By jbmadtown

Hi NorCal! Dipping my toe back into the forums...

Hi NorCal! Dipping my toe back into the forums after a couple years incommunicado. Moved here from Boston (not much riding there due to grad school. Before that I was in Madison, WI- where I picked...
04-15-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By jbmadtown

Nice report CCCorlew (I also noticed the Astana...

Nice report CCCorlew (I also noticed the Astana kit!) Hats off to the Almaden club for all of their efforts! I am a newbie to this area and the riding here never stops impressing me- this ride was no...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By jbmadtown

I met up with a group of riders down here in JP...

I met up with a group of riders down here in JP and we hopped on to the Marathon route in Brookline around 7ish. What a great day to be out on a bike! I was shocked at the number of riders at the...
Forum: Northeast
01-11-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,212
Views: 895,086
Posted By jbmadtown

haha. Speaking of winter weight gain... I'm up 5...

haha. Speaking of winter weight gain... I'm up 5 lbs already. I Got back on the commute wagon today after a long and indulgent vacation. The legs felt surprisingly good and I remembered to wear my...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 41,412
Posted By jbmadtown

I'll play! Thanks to our car being stolen my wife...

I'll play! Thanks to our car being stolen my wife and I are starting the year car-free. Today was my first commute of the year b/c of vacation, so this is a modest start. I should get around 35-40...
Forum: Northeast
12-13-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8,212
Views: 895,086
Posted By jbmadtown

+1, nice work Zipp. I've kept at my commutes...

+1, nice work Zipp. I've kept at my commutes from Forest Hills to Kenmore, but nothing of any distance over 5 or 6 miles at a time. Tonight's rain wasn't bad at all- it was warm enough. Studs are...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By jbmadtown

Thanks Jim and DX. I've come across a few...

Thanks Jim and DX. I've come across a few charity rides that do have a cap. Good to know of the registration deadline, though!
Forum: Northeast
08-05-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By jbmadtown

Hi all- I'm a transplant from the Great Lakes...

Hi all- I'm a transplant from the Great Lakes forums. I just moved to Boston (JP) from Madison, WI. I'm starting Business School at BU this fall. I'm really interested in Hub on Wheels (would do...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By jbmadtown

I recently switched to the FSA Wing Pro bars...

I recently switched to the FSA Wing Pro bars (Aluminum). Super comfortable bars for my smaller hands and the price was right. I've been quite happy.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,732
Posted By jbmadtown

I know my presence won't be missed- but I'm out. ...

I know my presence won't be missed- but I'm out. A nice little camping/mountain biking trip is shaping up for that weekend.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-07-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,732
Posted By jbmadtown

I think I see enough of a B group forming. I'm...

I think I see enough of a B group forming. I'm in!
Forum: Great Lakes
05-03-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By jbmadtown

Somehow Schilling (the organizer) manages to find...

Somehow Schilling (the organizer) manages to find the most remote-feeling of the area's back roads for this ride. What a classic day of cycling on a very scenic route. Don't assume there aren't...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-23-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,697
Posted By jbmadtown

Bravissimo! Quite the looker.:love:

Bravissimo! Quite the looker.:love:
Forum: Great Lakes
04-17-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By jbmadtown

Good idea, just sent you an email.

Good idea, just sent you an email.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By jbmadtown

I'm in. I know that Sekaijin is in as well. ...

I'm in. I know that Sekaijin is in as well.

*edit* for the 55 mile route. Should be enough for this early in the season!
Forum: Great Lakes
03-26-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By jbmadtown

laryanshabaz- I'd probably be down (up?) for a...

laryanshabaz- I'd probably be down (up?) for a ride in Cross-plains that weekend. PM or post when/if your plans firm up for that weekend. Not sure whitesox would be interested in a hilly ride the...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-26-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,145
Posted By jbmadtown

I went to Kenyon College (Gambier, OH in Knox...

I went to Kenyon College (Gambier, OH in Knox County, near Mount Vernon) It's beautiful countryside and there are some nice rolling hills, some steeper climbs, and lots of empty back roads in that...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-26-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By jbmadtown

I'm usually able to free up time so post the...

I'm usually able to free up time so post the details and I'll probably be able to make it... then get dropped :)

*Edit* I lied. A 4pm start date is really the earliest I could swing during the...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-11-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By jbmadtown

Why yes. Yes it is! Here's the thread on MB.com...

Why yes. Yes it is! Here's the thread on MB.com http://www.madisonbiking.com/viewtopic.php?id=270&p=4

This is the first "Saturday Social Ride" of the season, future rides will leave at 10am on...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-11-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By jbmadtown

meh, I'll miss Bike O'Rama- not in the market for...

meh, I'll miss Bike O'Rama- not in the market for bike stuff. Some of us are meeting Saturday at 1pm at Hubbard Avenue Diner for a 15 mile social ride, then pie. Who doesn't like pie?
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,318
Posted By jbmadtown

1) Glad I don't have kids yet. 2) Enjoying the...

1) Glad I don't have kids yet.
2) Enjoying the way my legs feel after my first road ride of the year. Only 15 miles, but it's a start.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

Any reports on the arb today?

Any reports on the arb today?
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,393
Posted By jbmadtown

+1, Do it Wiswell! By August you could probably...

+1, Do it Wiswell! By August you could probably make a run at the 200K, you're a strong rider! Are you in for the Quadrupedal this year?
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

Hey all you Madison locals: Thought I'd take this...

Hey all you Madison locals: Thought I'd take this opportunity to plug www.madisonbiking.com. We think of ourselves as a friendly subset of BF Great Lakes. Our flagship rides are low-key Saturday...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,393
Posted By jbmadtown

Thanks for the tips! I've spent some time in Mass...

Thanks for the tips! I've spent some time in Mass (prior to road biking days) and do recall a lot of great terrain. There's also an outside chance I end up in Berkeley... if they decide to admit me...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,393
Posted By jbmadtown

I'm sorry that I'll miss this ride (moving to the...

I'm sorry that I'll miss this ride (moving to the East Coast). I've done it all three years and I really like it.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-02-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

I removed my studded tires from my commuter bike...

I removed my studded tires from my commuter bike last night. I know, too early, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Here's hoping for ice-free riding!
Forum: Great Lakes
02-28-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

Anyone ridden the CCT trail since the ice-storm...

Anyone ridden the CCT trail since the ice-storm Thursday night? I'm thinking of giving it a go today- guess I'll leave the studs on just in case...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-17-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

Sounds Huge.

Sounds Huge.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-12-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

I just rode South from Machinery Row and turned...

I just rode South from Machinery Row and turned around almost as far as Fish Hatchery Rd. Most places are quite dry (but sandy) but there are a couple long stretches of ice/snow where the path just...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-19-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By jbmadtown

1) Install a triple. 2) Don't worry about the...

1) Install a triple.
2) Don't worry about the hills.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-19-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By jbmadtown

Here's ...

Here's (http://www.midwestscenic.com/tsr-faq.php)your answer:

"Q. What does the ride fee include?
A. The ride fee includes campsites and use of facilities in overnight towns, indoor camping...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By jbmadtown

I've found the only way to keep my bottles from...

I've found the only way to keep my bottles from freezing when it's below 15 is to carry them inside my jacket. You look freakish and you'll probably have to stop to unzip and drink, but they won't...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-17-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By jbmadtown

I saw a gorgeous vintage Paramount frameset (sky...

I saw a gorgeous vintage Paramount frameset (sky blue w/ white panels and chrome lugs, I think very similar to this (http://www.rideyourbike.com/images/customers/danhoffmanschwinnparamount.jpg)...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-17-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By jbmadtown

I saw that banner ad and thought the same thing. ...

I saw that banner ad and thought the same thing. Did you read the description? Wow. (Also- Competitive Cyclist needs an editor for their web content.)
Forum: Great Lakes
01-17-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By jbmadtown

Woke up really sick this morning, not gonna make...

Woke up really sick this morning, not gonna make it. Why do I always get sick on weekends?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By jbmadtown

sounds like a plan.

sounds like a plan.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By jbmadtown

I'm very close to Machinery Row, but could meet...

I'm very close to Machinery Row, but could meet up w/ you anywhere in the downtown vicinity. Looking forward to meeting you!

I'll post the ride on madisonbiking.com to see if I can recruit anyone...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,149
Posted By jbmadtown

Last year I had to settle for riding the route...

Last year I had to settle for riding the route solo the next day. This year I intend to make it for the group ride. Are there bonus points for argyle or tartan plaid?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By jbmadtown

I'm interested in a CCT ride- as long as you...

I'm interested in a CCT ride- as long as you really mean "conversational pace". Noon-ish?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

Thanks for the tip on the BFW ride, Stahr. I'll...

Thanks for the tip on the BFW ride, Stahr. I'll try to join up!
Forum: Great Lakes
01-14-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

Hey- I wondered if you were still out there! I'll...

Hey- I wondered if you were still out there! I'll admit that I haven't been macho enough to brave the cold. I'll see about riding to work later on this week. According to Accuwether Saturday looks...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-12-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By jbmadtown

I'll probably be up for riding the HHH route...

I'll probably be up for riding the HHH route leading up to the event, but I've decided I don't need to pay to ride it with 2,000 of my closest cycling buddies. I do think I'll do the quadrupedal...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-11-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,972
Posted By jbmadtown

HA! Not quite 50,000, but I did sell enough to...

HA! Not quite 50,000, but I did sell enough to cover my share of the table fee, a hot dog and a gently used Fizik Arione ($40!). Sorry I didn't join you and Jose Perez for lunch, but I wanted to stay...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By jbmadtown

Omfg!! Glad you're ok!

Omfg!! Glad you're ok!
Forum: Great Lakes
01-03-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,972
Posted By jbmadtown

That's Budget Bicycles on Regent Street- you're...

That's Budget Bicycles on Regent Street- you're thinking of their used bike warehouse which is on Regent and Brooks street, just West of Park St.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-02-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,972
Posted By jbmadtown

Muramoto is darn good sushi. What's your...

Muramoto is darn good sushi. What's your preferred place?

I'll be around the swap as well, looking to score a saddle. (used Arione, anyone?)

Look for the loosely organized madisonbiking.com...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-31-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,531
Posted By jbmadtown

I did the whole loop today (after the plow,...

I did the whole loop today (after the plow, evidently) Clear blacktop in the sunny spots and snow and ice in the shady spots. Some treacherous ice in the hilly section between Fish Hatchery Rd and...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-31-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,844
Posted By jbmadtown

I just finished my last ride of the season- 23...

I just finished my last ride of the season- 23 miles of plowed bike path. That brings my logged total to 2400 for the year. I was hoping for 3000, but it wasn't meant to be- still a good year on the...
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