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04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,688
Posted By friday1970

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg...

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg staged a photo op despite Snopes's claim (Grouch Marx's 'Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes" works here), I am interested in what he has...
03-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,152
Posted By friday1970

Mirrors. I wear them religiously. I see a car...

Mirrors.
I wear them religiously. I see a car coming up behind me much earlier than when I hear it. and I follow it until I know that it has moved over for me. If not, and I've had to do this, dash...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By friday1970

Wow! Just...wow! I checked the analysis to see...

Wow! Just...wow!
I checked the analysis to see about breaks. She hardly took any. Basically, 2.5 times more than my longest day ever.
03-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By friday1970

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP...

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP trail while being distracted looking at my GPS. A couple saw me as I flipped over. Would have made a great "instant karma" video had anyone been recording
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,909
Posted By friday1970

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and...

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and Randonnuering can be two different styles of rides. It's beem explained to me that Audax events are where riders ride as a group. Randonnuering is group or self...
01-14-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,545
Posted By friday1970

I should have been more specific. It more about...

I should have been more specific. It more about losing energy up a hill than anything drivetrain related. It makes more time to shift a gear while pedaling up a hill with DT shifters, at least for me...
11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,979
Posted By friday1970

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was...

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I...
11-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,168
Posted By friday1970

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island...

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island Lake Recreation Area, near Brighton Michigan.
...
11-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By friday1970

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I...

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I had to. I foolishly bought this larger bike at age 17, and tried to make it work for 30 years. It got harder as I got older. I was teared up as I gave...
11-18-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,608
Posted By friday1970

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood....

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood. Better than sex.
Well, maybe not. But almost as good
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,289
Posted By friday1970

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing...

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing more than the open road on a bike. It heals the soul, and clears the mind.
This is Southeast Michigan, not known for many vantage points to view...
11-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,125
Posted By friday1970

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to...

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to check out the others you've mentioned.
Also check out Dreamcatcher out of Korea. Though I consider them still part of KPop, they do have a distinct,...
11-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By friday1970

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By friday1970

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress. ...

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32792720560.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2be24c4djbSsgu
Very light and stiff. The only issue I've had with it was how...
10-28-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,598
Posted By friday1970

You're on a bent? The bent's the easiest thing...

You're on a bent?
The bent's the easiest thing to ride on an indoor turbo trainer. I put my Optima Baron onto one, prop a laptop in front of me with headphones on my ears, and just sit back, pedal,...
10-16-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,310
Posted By friday1970

Tasty animals.

Tasty animals.
09-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,036
Posted By friday1970

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland...

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland Trail. An older couple were side by side, I slowed down and did my usual "on your left". The husband slowed up, veered right into his wife's rear...
09-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,860
Posted By friday1970

Fitty. Just turned it two weeks ago. I...

Fitty. Just turned it two weeks ago.



I dunno 'bout that. I bike 100+ miles a week. Two or three 15-30 mile rides during the week, and usually a 50+ mile ride most weekends. 5000+ miles for the...
09-28-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,147
Posted By friday1970

For me, it was due to the Schwinn Varsity my...

For me, it was due to the Schwinn Varsity my father bought me in late middle school. I was 14 years old then.
I'd take the 12 mile ride from my house in Ft Wayne IN to Souder's in Grabill for those...
09-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,813
Posted By friday1970

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind...

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind me long before they ever see me, how many cars, and if they are getting over (or not). I actually follow the cars' movements to ensure my safety.
I'm...
09-17-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,794
Posted By friday1970

and when they climb, they smile as they pass you....

and when they climb, they smile as they pass you. I've seen it!
09-10-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,598
Posted By friday1970

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase...

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase SIGNIFICANTLY during the first few lockdown months of Covid. I named one of my strava rides as "Bristol Motor Speedway" since I felt I was in traffic...
09-01-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By friday1970

As someone who has a lineage of males in our...

As someone who has a lineage of males in our family dying of heart attacks, reading stuff like this scares me.
I'm turning 50 this month, and I had a CT scan two years ago for the first time. They...
08-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By friday1970

While I don't think that it is because I am...

While I don't think that it is because I am getting older, I think that for me, it's things I've picked up along the way.

On my recumbent, I had to use mirrors to see what was behind me. There was...
08-28-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,339
Posted By friday1970

My favorite Youtube bike repair channel is "RJ...

My favorite Youtube bike repair channel is "RJ the Bike Guy". A few years ago, I didn't know much about bike repair, other than replacing tires/tubes. Now, I service my own bikes completely, all due...
08-15-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,151
Posted By friday1970

Go for it. I have a few bikes in my stable....

Go for it.

I have a few bikes in my stable. And I find myself repeating my riding every week. Tuesday, the fast bike on a short route. Fast as I can, all out, and usually 20-30 miles. Thursday,...
07-16-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,480
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
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: 72
Views: 6,950
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: 2,354
Views: 480,943
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: 2,354
Views: 480,943
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: 2,354
Views: 480,943
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: 7,084
Views: 2,673,664
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: 2,364
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: 3,782
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: 4,343
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: 633
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: 8,856
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...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
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...
05-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
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: 3,303
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: 55
Views: 3,308
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: 16,002
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: 4,302
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: 31,399
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: 31,399
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: 2,997
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: 879
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: 9,672
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: 1,306
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...
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