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07-10-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,273
Posted By fallsjohn

I'm with a regional parks and recreation agency...

I'm with a regional parks and recreation agency and today met with the staffs of two marinas, approved some shoreline projects, met with engineering on some restroom and shower facilities, and...
06-30-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By fallsjohn

For all you folks who enjoy the Tour, get the...

For all you folks who enjoy the Tour, get the blueray "Chasing Legends" and watch it on an HD TV. Absolutely incredible. It follows the Columbia team in 2010. My son got it for me last year and I...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-30-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,129
Posted By fallsjohn

There are good campgrounds a bit west of Holmes...

There are good campgrounds a bit west of Holmes County at the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District's Pleasant Hill Lake Park and Mohican State Park. Also great road riding around those two parks...
06-25-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,718
Posted By fallsjohn

My Honda Civic was built in Ohio, now has 190,000...

My Honda Civic was built in Ohio, now has 190,000 miles on it, still runs like a top, gets 45 mpg, and my bike easily fits in the trunk with the front wheel off and the seats down.
06-24-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,368
Posted By fallsjohn

Well said George. We've raised two fine young...

Well said George. We've raised two fine young men, two really good people who will treat other people with respect and kindness. They're both moving out at the end of the summer, and though they'll...
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By fallsjohn

I got my classic '88 World Sport for $25 on...

I got my classic '88 World Sport for $25 on craigslist, but I have been offered $125 for it. It is heavy, but I love it and have put thousands of miles on it over the last 5 years.
05-12-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,368
Posted By fallsjohn

I love this forum because it's the only place I...

I love this forum because it's the only place I get called a young one at 55.
02-20-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By fallsjohn

How cool is that thing?!

How cool is that thing?!
01-31-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,267,579
Posted By fallsjohn

Didn't ride today, but road this past Sunday and...

Didn't ride today, but road this past Sunday and got caught in a complete surprise, complete whiteout. Road 5 miles home not being able to see anything. Quite the adventure. Oddly quiet and enjoyable...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,393
Posted By fallsjohn

I got lucky and found an '88 World Sport in great...

I got lucky and found an '88 World Sport in great shape on CL for $25 about 5 years ago. It got me back onto biking and onto this website. I am a recreational rider and have put a zillion fun miles...
01-12-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By fallsjohn

I'm in shorts down to 40 or so. Lower than 40...

I'm in shorts down to 40 or so. Lower than 40 I'll put on some windproof sweats. Under 30 I'll actually throw some old fashioned long underwear on. I have "technical" "breathable" stuff for...
01-12-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 871
Posted By fallsjohn

NE Ohio. 40's and rain but 4"-6" coming tomorrow....

NE Ohio. 40's and rain but 4"-6" coming tomorrow. Easy winter so far with lots of biking. Haven't had to shovel my driveway yet this year. Last year by now we had 40 or 50 inches.
12-26-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,846
Posted By fallsjohn

My favorite car - 1974 Opel Manta, the "poor...

My favorite car - 1974 Opel Manta, the "poor man's BMW." My best car - 2000 Honda Civic - 180,000 and counting, and 45 mpg. My worst car, and the single worst car ever manufactured - 1969 Fiat 850...
11-29-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 320,912
Posted By fallsjohn

I am 55, live in northeast Ohio, and ride an 80's...

I am 55, live in northeast Ohio, and ride an 80's Schwinn World Sport. I have not gotten on a new bike because I don't want to know what I'm missing, but I'm damn happy with the World Sport. Been...
Forum: Introductions
11-29-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By fallsjohn

Welcome! I actually lived in Swansboro and travel...

Welcome! I actually lived in Swansboro and travel there a few times a year. My best friend worked on the base as a civilian in the Environmental/Natural Resources Division. He was tragically killed...
Forum: Introductions
11-25-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By fallsjohn

Welcome Ron, from another NE Ohio guy. You'll...

Welcome Ron, from another NE Ohio guy. You'll learn a lot here as I have. I ride an 80's Schwinn World Sport and you'll find me on the Towpath Trail, the Summit Hike and Bike Trail, and all of the...
11-19-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,279
Posted By fallsjohn

At about 10 years old, I'd ride by a girl I liked...

At about 10 years old, I'd ride by a girl I liked and pretended to crash. Worked every time.
11-19-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,279
Posted By fallsjohn

I've got a great biking friend in KC. I'd be up...

I've got a great biking friend in KC. I'd be up for that. Maybe the Ozarks just south of there. Nice terrain and country roads. And by the way, my ride last Sunday started out at 22 degrees. Hot's...
11-19-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By fallsjohn

My first "real" job out of college was working...

My first "real" job out of college was working for the City of Sanibel on Sanibel Island. Used to do alligator surveys at night from a canoe. Shined a light out in the water, counted the red glowing...
07-24-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,267,579
Posted By fallsjohn

Drumnagorrach - 55 sounds good compared to the...

Drumnagorrach - 55 sounds good compared to the 155 we've had here in the midwest. Did 35 sweaty miles today through the Cuyahoga Valley. Best part was that it was with my son who just fixed up an old...
07-22-11, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By fallsjohn

I've got an 88 World Sport bought for $25 on CL...

I've got an 88 World Sport bought for $25 on CL about 5 years and thousands of miles ago. New saddle, new tires and tubes, and that's it. Love it but am starting to think about what a nicer bike...
07-17-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By fallsjohn

I have a tiny 2000 Honda Civic. My 88 Schwinn...

I have a tiny 2000 Honda Civic. My 88 Schwinn World Sport fits perefectly in the trunk with seats down and the front wheel off (of the bike, that is).
06-27-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,623
Posted By fallsjohn

Thanks all! I now know a ton more about disc...

Thanks all! I now know a ton more about disc brakes then before. Now, about my Civic' discs.......
06-26-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,623
Posted By fallsjohn

Disc Brakes - wave of the future?

I know absolutely nothing about disc brakes (except the ones on my Civic), but the concept seems to make sense. Are they better? Will all bikes have disc brakes someday? Can I assume a bike with...
06-25-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,267,579
Posted By fallsjohn

About 30 miles on the Towpath Trail in NE Ohio....

About 30 miles on the Towpath Trail in NE Ohio. Felt like a fall day. - mid-60's. Long sleeve-T actually felt good.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-10-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 98,860
Posted By fallsjohn

Born in the Big Apple. Lived in East Lansing....

Born in the Big Apple.
Lived in East Lansing. I'm relatively sure I graduated from MSU.
Moved to Swansboro, NC with no job.
First real job on Sanibel Island, Florida.
Moved back to Ohio. Yeh, I...
06-08-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 19,011
Posted By fallsjohn

As Barney Fife used to say "I'm up, I'm down, 168...

As Barney Fife used to say "I'm up, I'm down, 168 1/4 - 168 1/2." (6' even).
06-08-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,472
Posted By fallsjohn

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio here. Great nearby rides in...

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio here. Great nearby rides in and around the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By fallsjohn

The Tour de France - No bike talk?

Am I the only one that would like to see and hear about the bikes being used during TV coverage of the Tour? It's almost like they go out of the way to never say anything about the bikes. Seems like...
Forum: Touring
06-05-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By fallsjohn

TOLOCOMan: $35 sounds like a good option. That...

TOLOCOMan: $35 sounds like a good option. That would allow much more time in the Zion/Bryce area.
Forum: Touring
06-05-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By fallsjohn

Thanks for the advice everybody. I thought of...

Thanks for the advice everybody. I thought of Vegas because it's usually the cheapest place to fly to, but Salt Lkae City may be a possibility too. I'm thinking about mid-September assuming the...
Forum: Touring
06-03-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By fallsjohn

vegas to zion

I'm thinking of flying to Vegas and biking to Zion for a week of camping and hiking. Can't believe I'd be the first to think of this. Are there secondary roads that roughly follow the interstate from...
04-03-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By fallsjohn

Unfortunately I work 50 miles from home and can't...

Unfortunately I work 50 miles from home and can't move closer yet. Fortunately I love the job. At home though, I ride everywhere. Saves gas and I'd rather anyway. Got caught in an "instant" ice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,337
Posted By fallsjohn

I'm 51, 6' 160, 20 pounds heavier than HS....

I'm 51, 6' 160, 20 pounds heavier than HS. Wouldn't want to weigh 140 again. Just getting back into biking last summer I noticed my biggest difference on the basketball court. I'm running high school...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By fallsjohn

There's good and bad in all groups. Last summer,...

There's good and bad in all groups. Last summer, a guy on an $8,000 Specialized complimented me on my 88 World Sport and couldn't believe I had just climbed the same hill he had. He offered to let me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,233
Posted By fallsjohn

Northeast Ohio winters never bothered me until...

Northeast Ohio winters never bothered me until this year. I wonder if my just getting back into biking last summer and being pretty much obsessed right now has anything to do with it? 6 more inches...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,095
Posted By fallsjohn

Have your parents read this thread -it might...

Have your parents read this thread -it might help. I couldn't imagine forcing either of my sons to participate in a sport they didn't like. As an aside, two of my favorite phrases/quotes are on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,837
Posted By fallsjohn

Reading this thread I'm feeling safer on my...

Reading this thread I'm feeling safer on my all-steel frame. Is weight saving the only reason CF forks are used? Does anybody ever replace a CF fork with steel?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,837
Posted By fallsjohn

Is weight savings the main reason for using CF...

Is weight savings the main reason for using CF forks? Reading this thread I'm thinking I'm much more safe on my all-steel frame. Does anybody ever replace a CF fork with steel?
03-13-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,310
Posted By fallsjohn

Nice bike. It looks exactly like my 88 I picked...

Nice bike. It looks exactly like my 88 I picked up last summer for $25. I would have paid much more. Like you I just got back into biking last summer and probably put over 1000 miles on it. Can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By fallsjohn

Thanks for all the great input! Just what I...

Thanks for all the great input! Just what I needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By fallsjohn

Modern Steel Frames vs Aluminum/Carbon

Relative newbie rediscovering cycling after 20 years and looking to upgrade from my 88 Schwinn World Sport. Reading a lot about aluminum frames, carbon forks etc. Also have read a little about...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-05-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By fallsjohn

dewaday -I agree with many of the posts. Stay...

dewaday -I agree with many of the posts. Stay south.
Southern Ohio, especially eastern, is surprisingly beautiful and DO NOT MISS Hocking Hills State Park. An amazing place of cliffs, sheer rock...
12-27-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,214
Posted By fallsjohn

Little Darwin - took the political compass test...

Little Darwin - took the political compass test and am in the lower left quadrant as well. Me, your friends and Gandhi. I will assume Gandhi was an avid biker, cycling through India while leading the...
12-26-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,902
Posted By fallsjohn

51 here and nowheres near grown-up and no plans...

51 here and nowheres near grown-up and no plans to ever do so.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-04-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By fallsjohn

My son will be learning to snowboard at...

My son will be learning to snowboard at Brandywine and Boston Mills. If the pavement's dry I'll ride my usual Akron/Peninsula - Riverview Route, watch him from my saddle and dream of days in the...
11-26-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,036
Posted By fallsjohn

Still pretty much of a newbie, and after...

Still pretty much of a newbie, and after completing my first riding season in along time, and on an 88 World Sport, I'm starting to think of an upgrade. I want to stay vintage - I'm definitely...
11-21-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,895
Posted By fallsjohn

Lotek asked a good question - why wouldn't you...

Lotek asked a good question - why wouldn't you want to ride a classic bike? I know there was a thread on this before but - are new road bikes so much more technologically advanced that if I hopped on...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-02-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 98,860
Posted By fallsjohn

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio between Akron and Cleveland....

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio between Akron and Cleveland. Ride a lot in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Just got back into biking after 20 years. I'm riding an 1988 Schwinn World Sport and love it. Any...
11-01-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,757
Posted By fallsjohn

I have an 88 I got for $25 this summer and I love...

I have an 88 I got for $25 this summer and I love it. I've put a few thousand miles on it and it rides, shifts and brakes great.
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