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09-24-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By jimbojonez

Hey all, still making some adjustments to my...

Hey all, still making some adjustments to my routes from all the great advice here, i really appreciate it and will check in with my final routes soon. Looking forward to the trip.
08-24-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By jimbojonez

Thanks for all the replies on recommended Brew...

Thanks for all the replies on recommended Brew Pubs, i had seen this guide here http://www.denver.org/dining-nightlife/bars-clubs/beer-aficionado-guide and was planning on hitting most of those...
08-24-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By jimbojonez

Thank you for the advice, I put this together...

Thank you for the advice, I put this together just looking on Google maps and this is exactly what i was looking for. Ill probably avoid Apex Park all together and take 6th ave.
08-22-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By jimbojonez

Visiting Denver in October, Looking for Rails-to-Trails and Other Recommendations

Hello from the Great Lakes region (Madison, WI specifically)

I'm visiting Denver in early October and staying the the Lakewood and Wheat Ridge Area.

I already have one day planned doing a loop...
05-31-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,900
Posted By jimbojonez

I have a blog post on replacing the handlebars on...

I have a blog post on replacing the handlebars on a Trek 7.5FX that may be of interest
http://bartsbiking.com/?p=510
05-29-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,460
Posted By jimbojonez

I ride on Rail Trails 70% of the time and...

I ride on Rail Trails 70% of the time and pavement 30% and i really like the Schwalbe touring+ 700x32 tires
Forum: Great Lakes
05-29-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By jimbojonez

I ride year around in Madison and i have 2 bikes ...

I ride year around in Madison and i have 2 bikes

-Marin 29er Hardtail mountain bike for the winter and mountain biking during the summer. Complete with disc brakes, spiked tires and fenders.
...
05-16-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By jimbojonez

I have a 2011 7.5 with over 5k miles on it and it...

I have a 2011 7.5 with over 5k miles on it and it still runs like a dream (I do take great care of it). 600 is probably exactly what its worth if it only have a few miles on it, but id still try to...
05-02-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 41,736
Posted By jimbojonez

I bought a new Trek 2011 7.5fx last year...

I bought a new Trek 2011 7.5fx last year specifically for distance and did 80+ miles at least 15 times and 4 centuries. Extremely comfortable once you get a nice gel seat and add some bar ends. All...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-28-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By jimbojonez

Ive ridden all of these trails, here are some...

Ive ridden all of these trails, here are some blog posts about them from last summer with photos, maps and reviews.
'4 Trails Area' (Great River, LaCrosse River, Elroy-Sparta, Great River) -...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-20-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By jimbojonez

If your interested in riding on rails to trails...

If your interested in riding on rails to trails paths i cant recommend Madison enough as a starting point enough.

You have the Military Ridge and Badger trail all starting here. From there you can...
03-20-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By jimbojonez

I put a few thousand miles a year in on Rails to...

I put a few thousand miles a year in on Rails to Trails in Wisconsin.

My main trail bike is a Trek 7.5 FX and i use 32mm tires after the trail is groomed. I find these perfect and you could...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-28-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,082
Posted By jimbojonez

Ive biked the 4 trails a few times this year. ...

Ive biked the 4 trails a few times this year.

The bugs along the trail are absolutely awful this year, especially at the free campgrounds (I didnt stay the night at that campground, but stopped...
07-12-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,857
Posted By jimbojonez

Mine are very similar to the OPs setup ...

Mine are very similar to the OPs setup

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v0apYY9x_5s/TdsOth-SsmI/AAAAAAAADyw/RbAVPTnahhs/s640/P1010262.JPG
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07-10-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By jimbojonez

I have never had my phone come off this mount...

I have never had my phone come off this mount because of road conditions, the mount snaps into the base very securely. I did have my phone get ripped off the mount once when i first owned it when i...
07-08-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By jimbojonez

I got mine for my Droid 1 at amzer.com might want...

I got mine for my Droid 1 at amzer.com might want to check out google and amazon to. Try to find one specifically made for your phone as it will be more secure than a universal. Ive put over 6000...
07-05-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

Thanks, this is my first year really taking...

Thanks, this is my first year really taking photos and i take a lot of trash, but everyone once in a while i find a good one like this at the end of the day.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-05-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By jimbojonez

Mini-Tour of the 4 Trails Area in Western Wisconsin

I took a 3 day tour of the '4 Trails Area' in Western Wisconsin.

This was my first solo multi-day tour and encompassed the "400" State Trail, The Elroy-Sparta State Trail, The La Crosse River...
07-05-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

I took a 3 day tour of the '4 Trails Area' in...

I took a 3 day tour of the '4 Trails Area' in Western Wisconsin. 200 miles total

Link to my blog post http://bartsbiking.com/?p=775
...
07-01-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,924
Posted By jimbojonez

I did 2 centuries and many 80 mile plus rides...

I did 2 centuries and many 80 mile plus rides last year on a peice of **** bike with no ergon grips or bar ends. Yes i am way more comfortable this year with bar ends and Ergon grips, but using that...
07-01-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By jimbojonez

I know that a Schwinn bike pump i had was a piece...

I know that a Schwinn bike pump i had was a piece of *** and it broke on me last week at a time that was a real pain in the ass. That is my only comment on the Schwinn brand , sorry for nothing more...
06-29-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,612
Posted By jimbojonez

As some people mentioned above, if your planning...

As some people mentioned above, if your planning on riding the rails to trails type trails in Wisconsin 45mm is complete overkill. I live in Madison and ride many of the trails in central Wisconsin...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-29-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By jimbojonez

I take this trail regularly, you can find more...

I take this trail regularly, you can find more information about it on my blog, specifically the Military Ridge page. http://bartsbiking.com/?page_id=59

The trail is a smooth limestone surface, i...
06-28-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,404
Posted By jimbojonez

You can easily switch out the stem to either an...

You can easily switch out the stem to either an adjustable one or one with a higher angle.

You should be able to talk your LBS into doing the labor for free if they dont offer if your buying the...
06-23-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By jimbojonez

I cant speak to the 7.6, as i dont have one, but...

I cant speak to the 7.6, as i dont have one, but i do have a 7.5 and that is easily a 150$ upgrade over the 7.3 for the carbon fork alone. I am 215 and the 7.5 holds up with my weight and a packed...
06-15-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By jimbojonez

Depending on the condition of the components and...

Depending on the condition of the components and what would need to be fixed and replaced, its probably worth it.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-15-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By jimbojonez

Nice, thats quite a trek. I do most of my riding...

Nice, thats quite a trek. I do most of my riding on trails and enjoy the peacefulness and views as opposed to road biking.

In the next month im planning on doing all of the "4 Trails" in back to...
06-14-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By jimbojonez

I actually did my first century of the season on...

I actually did my first century of the season on my Trek 7.5 FX last weekend (actually 114 miles). I had done a few 80 and 90 mile rides this season already.

I have Ergon GP1 grips along with...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-13-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By jimbojonez

Weekend Ride - Reedsburg, WI to Sparta, WI on the 400 and Elroy-Sparta State Trails

i took a ride from Reedsburg, WI to Sparta WI and back along the 400″ State Trail and Elroy-Sparta State Trail. This route was about 114 miles round trip after some biking in Sparta to get lunch....
06-13-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

i took a ride from Reedsburg, WI to Sparta WI and...

i took a ride from Reedsburg, WI to Sparta WI and back along the 400″ State Trail and Elroy-Sparta State Trail. This route was about 114 miles round trip after some biking in Sparta to get lunch....
06-11-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By jimbojonez

I ended up replacing the whole handlebar. I have...

I ended up replacing the whole handlebar. I have a write up about it on my blog http://bartsbiking.com/?p=510
06-11-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,561
Posted By jimbojonez

If i had a friend who bought a WSD i would...

If i had a friend who bought a WSD i would constantly give them ****.
06-10-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By jimbojonez

Grats, i got mine 2.5 months ago, got around 1300...

Grats, i got mine 2.5 months ago, got around 1300 miles on it and i love it.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NG_4A8VZsIY/Tcfms-YC1EI/AAAAAAAADno/NE1kyy9Iz2o/s640/P1010203.JPG...
06-09-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 35,545
Posted By jimbojonez

I love this bike, i have absolutely no regrets...

I love this bike, i have absolutely no regrets about getting it. I have meant to put a full review of it on my blog but haven't been able to find the time to finish it. The biggest difference between...
06-09-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 35,545
Posted By jimbojonez

I wouldn't worry about the tires on the 7.3 I...

I wouldn't worry about the tires on the 7.3 I have a 7.5 FX and they use the same tires. I have 1400 miles on the tires since i got the bike 2.5 months ago, with 2/3 of my miles on limestone trails...
06-09-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 35,545
Posted By jimbojonez

One thing to consider is the 7.2 and the 7.3 use...

One thing to consider is the 7.2 and the 7.3 use different bar and grip combinations. The 7.2 has a standard handlebar while the 7.3 and up have the Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone Handlebars. The...
06-05-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By jimbojonez

I have a Trek 7.5 FX which has a carbon fork. I...

I have a Trek 7.5 FX which has a carbon fork. I do most of my biking on limestone trails and the carbon fork makes a noticeable difference with trail vibration and impact. Personally i hate...
06-05-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,432
Posted By jimbojonez

I have a 2011 7.5 FX. I'm barely 6'1", i have a...

I have a 2011 7.5 FX. I'm barely 6'1", i have a 22.5, you need at least that size. Even if your not sure you need to at least test ride a 22.5. The problem is just the geometry of where everything is...
06-02-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By jimbojonez

I have a 7.5 fx without disc brakes ive gotten in...

I have a 7.5 fx without disc brakes ive gotten in over 1200 miles since i got it 2 months back and dont really see any reason to upgrade them.
06-01-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By jimbojonez

Im not an expert, but sound like something a 5...

Im not an expert, but sound like something a 5 minute derailleur adjustment will fix.
06-01-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

Fixed, i had meant 1200. I had read some...

Fixed, i had meant 1200.

I had read some reviews that said offroad trails would tear these tires up, but that is not the case at all
Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By jimbojonez

I am aware where the Sugar River passes thru...

I am aware where the Sugar River passes thru Monticello and that it is right next to the Badger but i never took a look for where the restrooms the sign speaks of are, Monticello just never happens...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By jimbojonez

Thanks, i actually do mention they are a half a...

Thanks, i actually do mention they are a half a mile off the trail in my blog, i have never gone off the trail in Monticello and am going by the sign that is on the trail.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By jimbojonez

South Central Wisconsin & Madison Area Trail Biking Blog

If anyone is interested, i have a blog that covers trail biking in south central Wisconsin and the Madison area.

http://bartsbiking.com/

My blog has maps, mileage charts, photos and trail...
05-31-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

Thanks, i just use the 700x32 hard case tires...

Thanks, i just use the 700x32 hard case tires that came with my Trek. The trails up here are very smooth so no reason to go wider. Ive got around 1200 miles on them so far, around half on trails and...
05-31-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

I took a ride along the Badger State Trail from...

I took a ride along the Badger State Trail from Madison, WI to Orangeville, IL and back. Around 90 Miles Total.

Here are some links
-Blog Post (http://bartsbiking.com/?p=613)

-Badger State...
05-31-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By jimbojonez

Its not normal, it just needs a derailleur...

Its not normal, it just needs a derailleur adjustment. My LBS will do derailleur adjustments free for the lifetime of a bike along with a 1 free full maintenance tune up, you should check if yours...
05-29-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 503,367
Posted By jimbojonez

I took a ride along the Military Ridge State...

I took a ride along the Military Ridge State Trail from Madison, WI to Dodgeville, WI and back. 85 Miles Total

Here are some links
-Blog Post (http://bartsbiking.com/?p=582)

- Military Ridge...
05-28-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By jimbojonez

If you have a 2011 Trek 7.5 fx you will not be...

If you have a 2011 Trek 7.5 fx you will not be able to install these grips. Trek used a custom Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone handlebar and the bar is not solid the whole way thru. I assume you...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-23-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By jimbojonez

The Badger and Sugar River trails are both...

The Badger and Sugar River trails are both excellent trails. I have a page on my blog with maps, mileage charts and photos of the trails.

http://bartsbiking.com/?page_id=57
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