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07-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,591
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: 2,304
Views: 433,739
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: 2,304
Views: 433,739
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: 2,304
Views: 433,739
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,...
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 2,342,448
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...
07-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
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...
06-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By friday1970

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

+1 for Body Glide. My favorite anti-chafing prevention
06-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,109
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
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: 100
Views: 5,490
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...
05-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
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.
05-14-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,539
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...
05-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,504
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...
05-06-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,310
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...
04-29-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,574
Posted By friday1970

Reading these FL stories, I can't help be relate...

Reading these FL stories, I can't help be relate to similar things I experience here in Michigan. I've been coal rolled outside of the cities, three times in the last two years. I rolled into...
04-09-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,582
Posted By friday1970

Yep. Guilty. I read the article too fast and...

Yep. Guilty. I read the article too fast and assumed she penned the article, not shared it. I will punish myself with 10 all out 1/2 sprints.
04-09-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,582
Posted By friday1970

Snopes is calling this fake Please, before you...

Snopes is calling this fake
Please, before you go off reposting someone else's garbage, please VERIFY! A simple, 3 minutes of your time, all you would have needed, to see this was a fake story,...
03-25-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By friday1970

I ride my 80's classics on roller all the time....

I ride my 80's classics on roller all the time. Not so much my turbo trainers. But since steel does flex, clamping it down shouldn't be a problem. Your older steel skewers should easily handle the...
03-25-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By friday1970

Not one of my favorite guys. Not funny and I'll...

Not one of my favorite guys. Not funny and I'll shut up for now. But, if he's fixing his own bikes and riding, I'll give that guy a pass
03-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,299
Posted By friday1970

Yep. I ride alone, so social distancing is just...

Yep. I ride alone, so social distancing is just part of my ride anyways.
03-12-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By friday1970

It was cold outside, so I brought my bike project...

It was cold outside, so I brought my bike project indoors. Took off the cap covering the crankset bolt and put it on the floor. Went to use the bathroom for a few minutes. The cat found it and now...
03-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,986
Posted By friday1970

When I was in my teen days and if I had a problem...

When I was in my teen days and if I had a problem and I needed my mind cleared, bike riding always did it for me. Thinks like a break up with a good looking girl, argument with friends, etc.
Even...
02-28-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By friday1970

I'm sure you've already looked at this option,...

I'm sure you've already looked at this option, but I've used Origin8 cranks to build up my own crankset. I used a 155mm set for my recumbent. Depending on the color scheme you are going with, they...
02-27-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By friday1970

Deal? It was free! Not only free, but in a size I...

Deal? It was free! Not only free, but in a size I prefer. I'm still pinching myself that it's sitting in my living room. I still can't get over the counter lady looking outside at the bike in the...
02-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,203
Posted By friday1970

Colorado Springs. Quick access to climbs, and not...

Colorado Springs. Quick access to climbs, and not too far away from the flat plains. Best of both worlds.
02-12-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,455
Posted By friday1970

I guess a good set of rollers at home, preferably...

I guess a good set of rollers at home, preferably with 4.5in cylinders. If you master a pair of rollers at home, you can master almost anything on outside pavement.
01-28-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By friday1970

That is one of my biggest worries. I'm 49, 5'6",...

That is one of my biggest worries. I'm 49, 5'6", and 176 lbs. I'm faster now than I have ever been in my life. I'd like to lose 20lbs, but I do worry about how much muscle I'd lose. When I was in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,050
Posted By friday1970

Longest 194miles Average 35 miles (when...

Longest 194miles
Average 35 miles (when factoring in after work rides)
Shortest 15 miles. Anything less is a waste of time.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By friday1970

There is a cyclist I follow on Strava that...

There is a cyclist I follow on Strava that commutes daily. About six miles each way. He seems to do this daily, usually on non-rainy days. This is near Brighton. I might also do it this summer, but...
01-12-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By friday1970

Sounds like exactly what my daughter did for a...

Sounds like exactly what my daughter did for a cheer/dance team, as part of the Young Champion of America organization. In our league, teams were formed by cities participants were from. My daughter...
01-12-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By friday1970

No. You understood me very correctly. School vs...

No. You understood me very correctly. School vs school. Just like Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and other team and/or individual sports
01-03-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,931
Posted By friday1970

I'd love to know where the longest continuous...

I'd love to know where the longest continuous paved trail is in America. I've rode most of Michigan's paved trails, so I could use a nice adventure someplace else.
01-03-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,931
Posted By friday1970

The Cardinal Greeway in Indiana is a very nice...

The Cardinal Greeway in Indiana is a very nice trail. I think it is about 50 miles of paved trails, Gaston to Richmond and back. I think it goes another 10 miles north of Gaston, for a total of 61...
Forum: Recumbent
12-31-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By friday1970

I actually feel safer in my recumbent in traffic...

I actually feel safer in my recumbent in traffic when compared to my road bikes. It really comes down to my mirrors. With my recumbent, I have a mirror mounted to my handlebars. Being a lowracer...
12-25-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By friday1970

Not feeling Christmasy at all this season, I took...

Not feeling Christmasy at all this season, I took advantage of the warm night on the Eve (if you call 35'F warm) and went out for a ride in our local parks. Seeing the decorated houses, hearing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,084
Posted By friday1970

Now that I've had it on for a whole season, I...

Now that I've had it on for a whole season, I guess I can give a small review of it.

First is the shifters. The right shifter for the rear cogs has worked great. The single lever action works...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,324
Posted By friday1970

Old thread, but new to me. No real point to this...

Old thread, but new to me. No real point to this post. Just my history and what I am watching today
In an attempt to get my half-Japanese daughters more connected to their Japanese heritage, I...
12-06-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,137
Posted By friday1970

Rollers and earbuds

Rollers and earbuds. Good EDM and maybe a laptop propped up in front of me with a video shot from a bike ride on YouTube
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