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08-02-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,826
Posted By friday1970

That bike is a thing of beauty

That bike is a thing of beauty
07-28-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By friday1970

Not much at all. Just give yourself and extra...

Not much at all.
Just give yourself and extra day of rest before attempting it, eat a big breakfast, drink plenty of water, and then start out slow. Around halfway, adjust pace to being comfortable,...
07-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By friday1970

It's been hot and humid here in Michigan too. ...

It's been hot and humid here in Michigan too.
For longer rides, I've now been doing these overnight, two in Michigan's thumb, and then another one on a variety of trails, all being 200k routes.
I...
07-16-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By friday1970

Earlier this year, I took a trip to Ohioplye and...

Earlier this year, I took a trip to Ohioplye and mapped a loop to Salisbury with a dip into Maryland using local roads.
I wont lie. It was the hardest 89 miles of my life. 10K+ft of climbing. I...
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By friday1970

Gotta admit, that's very impressive. Beats...

Gotta admit, that's very impressive. Beats anything I've done this year, save maybe my grueling 90 mile, 10k elevation ride in PA two months ago. Those constant hills near OhioPlye killed me. (I...
07-09-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By friday1970

2 of my bikes are 3x8 shifters on 2x8...

2 of my bikes are 3x8 shifters on 2x8 drivetrains. They work great. The front derailleur limit screws keep me from shifting the chain off the outside chainring.
07-09-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By friday1970

Jeez. Who steels a single wheel?

Jeez. Who steels a single wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By friday1970

I've seen one sidewall of a GP 4000 SII being...

I've seen one sidewall of a GP 4000 SII being blown out. It was a tour out of Fenton MI, if I recall correctly. A female cyclist had to make a call of shame when her sidewall blew out.
I've got...
07-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,105
Posted By friday1970

Just sounds creepy. "Hey, I passed you on the...

Just sounds creepy.
"Hey, I passed you on the trail today, thought you were pretty, and found you by using View Flybys, Wanna hook up?"
07-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 440,738
Posted By friday1970

This is my other Trek. A 1983 Trek 620, 50cm....

This is my other Trek. A 1983 Trek 620, 50cm. I've posted this bike in a different thread before, trying to figure out what year and model this was. It almost looks like the older brother to my other...
07-08-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 440,738
Posted By friday1970

Original paint. The photo may actually look...

Original paint. The photo may actually look better than reality. There are a few rust spots on the frame. I'm not the original owner and it has definitely seen some use from whoever owned it before...
07-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 440,738
Posted By friday1970

This is one of my Treks. A 1987 Trek Elance 330. ...

This is one of my Treks. A 1987 Trek Elance 330.
52cm. Converted to 650b using Pacenti wheels and Pari-moto tires. Tektro 559 brakes. Currently runs Microshift R8 shifters, RS-500 crankset, 105RD,...
07-06-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,375,188
Posted By friday1970

Roughly 112cm. It is so weird to look down and...

Roughly 112cm.
It is so weird to look down and see my front wheel sticking so far out in front of me. It does ride smooth though. Can't wait to ride it more.
07-03-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By friday1970

Come on, man. You can't hold out on us like this....

Come on, man. You can't hold out on us like this. Where in Alaska is this? I was thinking Seward Hwy, but no train tracks.
07-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By friday1970

In my dreams, it's usually my car. That, or all...

In my dreams, it's usually my car.
That, or all my USMC gear I've gotten ready for deployment. Seriously, I'd have it all sitting on my rack for inspection, I'd look away for a second, turn around,...
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,375,188
Posted By friday1970

Finally got mine done. 1986 Schwinn High...

Finally got mine done.
1986 Schwinn High Sierra.
Bought it via FB Marketplace for $30. And trust me, it wasn't in good shape. The frame was a little rusted, but no physical damage.
So stripped...
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By friday1970

What I know about converting to 650B is really...

What I know about converting to 650B is really about two things. Brake reach and pedal-to-ground clearance.
I recently converted an older Trek 330 to 650b. My only issue was the original brakes...
07-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,875
Posted By friday1970

So many things. 1) tire rolling resistance....

So many things.
1) tire rolling resistance. Slick tires with supple casings that absorb little bumps in the pavement. Higher tire pressures.
2) More aero position. Hybrids mean you probably sit...
06-28-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,830
Posted By friday1970

Well, thanks for the reply. You see, you're...

Well, thanks for the reply.
You see, you're replying under the assumption that I've either not had it yet and/or I'm currently sick.
Instead of running assumptions and virtue signaling to others'...
06-25-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,830
Posted By friday1970

I just go to convenience stores, gas stations,...

I just go to convenience stores, gas stations, liquor shops and buy whatever I can find. Even beer if I have to (or should I say, prefer to...)

Actually a month ago, since bars were shut down, I...
06-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,733
Posted By friday1970

+1 for Body Glide. My favorite anti-chafing...

+1 for Body Glide. My favorite anti-chafing prevention
06-25-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By friday1970

I have Microshift groupsets (shifters, FD, and...

I have Microshift groupsets (shifters, FD, and RD) on three bikes. I love them and have zero problems with them.
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By friday1970

I have roughly a 38" x-seam. Like you, my options...

I have roughly a 38" x-seam. Like you, my options are limited.
I do have an Optima Baron Lowracer. For my size, it has been tricky for me. I've found I cannot run a triple up front, at least while...
06-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,348
Posted By friday1970

You'll figure it out. But on a different...

You'll figure it out.
But on a different subject, near the end of a long 80+ mile ride, I love to pull up to a gas station or liquor store, grab a can of good cold suds tucked into a brown paper...
06-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,023
Posted By friday1970

1 Trucks with teen boys/young men. While most are...

1 Trucks with teen boys/young men. While most are good, there's always going to be some punk who will scream at a cyclist because he knows that we have no chance of catching up to him and smashing...
06-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By friday1970

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole...

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole families. Mom, Dad, kids, bikes all over the trail. Me swerving to avoid little ones on training wheels.
Not a bad thing.
06-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,911
Posted By friday1970

When you got passed, did he give you that "Lance...

When you got passed, did he give you that "Lance Armstrong Look'?

On one of my brevets last year, this subject came up. We all agreed that while we would not use one ourselves (currently, at...
06-12-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,742
Posted By friday1970

Here's a good question. How does aluminum frames...

Here's a good question. How does aluminum frames hold up against areas close to salt water? I plan to ship a bike to Okinawa, as something to use when I visit my in-laws. I'm assuming for the hot,...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By friday1970

Definitely the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, easily...

Definitely the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, easily my favorite trail in Michigan. I normally do the 60 out and back, with a stop at Cops and Donuts for a coffee and, of course, a donut. I used to stop...
06-11-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,765
Posted By friday1970

I have a small, but well maintained fleet of...

I have a small, but well maintained fleet of bikes. Most of my bikes have backup. For faster shorter road rides, I have two. For longer rides, like brevets, I have two. For mountain bikes, only 1,....
06-10-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,366
Posted By friday1970

Neither did the person referenced in the article....

Neither did the person referenced in the article. He just happened to be near the area where another person knocked over BLM signs. A twitter person decided the strava user was the culprit based on...
06-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By friday1970

How well do yellow tinted safety glasses work at...

How well do yellow tinted safety glasses work at night compared to clear ones? I'm planning on an overnight ride in late June, and I have clear glasses already. (Learned my lesson last year on a...
05-29-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By friday1970

If it's a 50-52cm, trust me, you don't want it....

If it's a 50-52cm, trust me, you don't want it. I'll just gladly contact the seller, purchase it myself, and then it will be of no one's concern anymore.....

J/K

Good rare find. I'd snag it if...
05-26-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By friday1970

I've got one of these on order, somewhere in...

I've got one of these on order, somewhere in transit from China. I'll be putting onto an MTB drop bar conversion, and I'm hoping it will be comfortable. And if so, maybe on other bikes where my rear...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-26-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By friday1970

As sad as I am to see this, I do appreciate the...

As sad as I am to see this, I do appreciate the update. Is Saginaw road open to use as a bypass?
Forum: Great Lakes
05-21-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By friday1970

Flooding in Midland. Anyone know Sanford bridge status?

As many of us have heard, the breaching of the dam in Edensville Michigan has caused massive flooding in Sanford and Midland. I've seen pictures of the parking lot for the Pere Marquette trailhead,...
Forum: Introductions
05-20-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By friday1970

Nothing better than stopping at a small...

Nothing better than stopping at a small convenience store for a cold beer and a rice ball.
I noticed your large list of bikes. Which one(s) did you take over there? I couldn't imagine having to TMO...
05-18-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By friday1970

I've got both, trainers and rollers. I love my...

I've got both, trainers and rollers.
I love my rollers far far more.
With my trainers, I focus more on strength training. And I can prop up a laptop and watch/stream videos as I ride in place.
But...
05-18-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,004
Posted By friday1970

Sorry if I don't have a photo of my bike. It's a...

Sorry if I don't have a photo of my bike. It's a 1987 Trek Elance 330 converted to 650b
I'd just like to say that since I can't pub crawl due to Covid19 restrictions, I made the most of what I could...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By friday1970

It looks like 90 mile round trip. I just built up...

It looks like 90 mile round trip. I just built up a bike with 650b wheels. I guess i could go lower on tire pressures and just make a weekend day of it. I could stop at a few stores in town, shops,...
05-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By friday1970

While not my color, that pic of the purple/pink...

While not my color, that pic of the purple/pink rockhopper above is pretty sweet.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By friday1970

Well, that's one hellava bummer. (Pun intended) ...

Well, that's one hellava bummer. (Pun intended)
I wonder if the markings from last year are still visible enough to navigate this ride. I am bummed that I haven't been able to participate in any...
Forum: Introductions
05-14-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By friday1970

Another SE Michigan cyclist! Welcome aboard. I'm...

Another SE Michigan cyclist! Welcome aboard. I'm out in the NW suburbs of Brighton, and work in Plymouth. After work, I'll take my bikes from the work parking lot and hit up Hines Dr, I-275 trails,...
05-14-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,606
Posted By friday1970

I'm in the camp that you stick on 165mm cranks....

I'm in the camp that you stick on 165mm cranks. 175mm would kill your knees, and that may cost you later in life. Also with 165mm cranks, this allows you to raise your seat higher in relation to your...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,594
Posted By friday1970

Often after a 200k ride, I'd love nothing more...

Often after a 200k ride, I'd love nothing more than a good nap. But I usually wake up after 2 hours, and the sleep wasn't good. And then at night, no sleep. So, strong coffee after a good ride helps...
05-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,573
Posted By friday1970

How many times have I been on rides thinking...

How many times have I been on rides thinking "I'll take it easy today", then someone passes me and then I think "It's on!".
I'm only 49, but I hope to God that when I turn 70, I can still do this. I...
Forum: Introductions
05-07-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By friday1970

Welcome to the forums! USMC? I was stationed...

Welcome to the forums!
USMC?
I was stationed there of and on for a total of 8 years, between '90-98, and I absolutely loved it there. And I get the fortunate chance to visit my in-laws there near...
05-06-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,992
Posted By friday1970

I do ride with earbuds and listen to music on the...

I do ride with earbuds and listen to music on the roads, but that all depends on where and if my mirror is attached.
If it's a heavy trafficked road with little to no shoulders, no. And if do wear...
05-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,969
Posted By friday1970

Just ride and don't worry about it.

Just ride and don't worry about it.
05-04-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,358
Posted By friday1970

Would people get triggered? Maybe. I would not...

Would people get triggered? Maybe.
I would not take it off and I would keep wearing it until someone does.
I wear a "This guy needs a beer" jersey quite often. To a recovering alcoholic, this might...
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