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03-18-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By dannwilliams

After nearly 15 years with a “dumb” trainer, I...

After nearly 15 years with a “dumb” trainer, I bought a Kickr Core in January. I have over 500 “trainer miles” since then. I haven’t been outdoors in 3 months on the bike. (A bunch of snow shoeing!)...
03-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,907
Posted By dannwilliams

Coming from a large family of low income, we all...

Coming from a large family of low income, we all had to do something if we wanted spending money. 10 was the age required to become a paperboy/girl in my town, Woodstock, IL. Delivery took place in...
01-29-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By dannwilliams

I had an “off” year last year, actually last 2...

I had an “off” year last year, actually last 2 years. I’d just like to get back to where I was before my crash.
01-27-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By dannwilliams

I purchased a smart trainer at the beginning of...

I purchased a smart trainer at the beginning of January and have been using it 3 or 4 times per week since. Loving it so far. I hope to be in great shape when outdoor riding starts!
12-25-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,650
Posted By dannwilliams

Exactly!!

Exactly!!
Forum: Touring
12-19-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By dannwilliams

I've been running these on my old mtb for over 10...

I've been running these on my old mtb for over 10 years! It is my do-all bike, grocery getter, rail-trail rider, winter beater, dirt trail. I rotate street, off road, and studded tires on these rims....
12-19-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By dannwilliams

Been nearly 2 months, how is the recovery...

Been nearly 2 months, how is the recovery progressing? I remember putting a stool beside the trainer, also! My first big dilemma came on my first outdoor ride. I dismounted in town, forgetting about...
12-12-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,366
Posted By dannwilliams

I now do it over the top bar occasionally, since...

I now do it over the top bar occasionally, since hip replacement. When the hip bothers, painful to swing it back over the seat.
09-27-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,713
Posted By dannwilliams

I rode an hour wearing the new glasses. I chose...

I rode an hour wearing the new glasses. I chose from the cycling category when ordering them, so expected the performance to be good. As I said previously, the quality is fantastic! I was not...
09-27-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,713
Posted By dannwilliams

Just received my prescription sunglasses from...

Just received my prescription sunglasses from SportRX this week. I have to say, the quality is top notch! Fit and comfort is superb. It took just over 4 weeks from ordering until I received them....
Forum: Touring
09-22-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,949
Posted By dannwilliams

I bought my Marrakesh this past April. I was...

I bought my Marrakesh this past April. I was stoked about getting a Brooks as standard equipment but understood they are not for everyone. After motor than 500mioes of saddle time, I swapped it for a...
09-16-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,386
Posted By dannwilliams

My sister lives south of the lake (Swamp Angel...

My sister lives south of the lake (Swamp Angel Road) and I do her loop around the lake when I visit. I was surprised at the amount of elevation!
Hope you are enjoying the new digs!
09-16-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 394,363
Posted By dannwilliams

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Serene Sunday morning...
09-03-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By dannwilliams

Great job on your recovery so far! During my...

Great job on your recovery so far! During my recovery almost 2 years ago, I was walking up to 3 miles after a few weeks! But the discomfort I experienced had my doc suggesting several shorter walks...
08-24-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,713
Posted By dannwilliams

I pulled the trigger and ordered a pair from...

I pulled the trigger and ordered a pair from SportRx. I have been using sunglasses I purchased from Performance many many years ago, with the prescription insert that rests on the nose piece behind...
08-24-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By dannwilliams

Switching legs is not as easy as one would think!...

Switching legs is not as easy as one would think! I had the left replaced after a crash in November 2016. I am a left leg unclip side. Last summer, I biffed it trying to get going using the other...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-23-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,744
Posted By dannwilliams

I wound up selling my house and moved on my...

I wound up selling my house and moved on my vacation. The trip in Michigan will be done at some time in the future
Forum: Foo
06-28-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By dannwilliams

I like that one!!

I like that one!!
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By dannwilliams

Mine came tilted a bit too far down, I kept...

Mine came tilted a bit too far down, I kept sliding off. After 2 rides, I tilted it up. After a couple more rides, realized I went too far and now the nose is a wee bit lower than level, and that...
06-13-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,212
Posted By dannwilliams

For me, I was forced to hit the ditch on a ride...

For me, I was forced to hit the ditch on a ride from an oncoming vehicle. Came down full weight on left shoulder and I believe it was the compression on that side that caused the injury. Took a good...
Forum: Touring
06-09-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By dannwilliams

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Nice rural Wisconsin roads...
06-09-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 394,363
Posted By dannwilliams

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#BikeTravelWeekend at Interstate Park, WI over looking the St Croix River.
Forum: Touring
05-30-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By dannwilliams

Sounds like a great time, enjoy!

Sounds like a great time, enjoy!
Forum: Touring
05-29-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By dannwilliams

Do ya think you'll be joining, or did the other...

Do ya think you'll be joining, or did the other plans win out? My friend Steve from Hammond is the only other person joining me. We'll be leaving RF around 10am and make a stop in Hudson at the bike...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-12-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By dannwilliams

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3 weeks away! Still have no confirmed riders to make my ride a "group"...
04-25-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By dannwilliams

I've gone over 50 a few times. Nice new blacktop,...

I've gone over 50 a few times. Nice new blacktop, nice long rural downhill, starts off with a nice slightly downhill before the bottom falls out. Pedaled for all I was worth, and I got the Strava...
04-24-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,305
Posted By dannwilliams

Got a different touring bike this spring, looking...

Got a different touring bike this spring, looking forward to another week of riding and camping in June.
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By dannwilliams

I just rode my Marrakesh today. I’ve only ridden...

I just rode my Marrakesh today. I’ve only ridden it a few times since I brought it home earlier this year, and have yet to ride it “loaded up.” I am finding it to be a nice solid comfy ride, and the...
Forum: Touring
04-15-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,841
Posted By dannwilliams

I’ve done Elroy-Sparta trail a few times. Great...

I’ve done Elroy-Sparta trail a few times. Great little towns along the trail. Plenty of camping along the trail, if you’re into that. And tunnels! Trails can be combined for about a hundred miles,...
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By dannwilliams

I think the LBS had me in mind when they set it...

I think the LBS had me in mind when they set it up, only thing I've done is tilt the nose up. Here are a few pics, there is 4.75" of seat post showing. Bars are about even with the seat, maybe a bit...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By dannwilliams

Just saying the el Mar went away when the...

Just saying the el Mar went away when the Timberjack arrived. Might be the same with the Vaya-Journeyman.
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By dannwilliams

I am 5'9" with a 32" inseam. The 57cm fits me...

I am 5'9" with a 32" inseam. The 57cm fits me perfectly. I am going to try the Brooks saddle for a while. If it ends up not working for me I have my old fizik saddle that I can use and sell the stock...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-11-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By dannwilliams

Less than 2 months away. I have a ride registered...

Less than 2 months away. I have a ride registered and welcome others to join me. Register...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 04:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By dannwilliams

El Mariachi-Timberjack

El Mariachi-Timberjack
04-02-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,559
Posted By dannwilliams

Sounds like you've been off the bike for a while?...

Sounds like you've been off the bike for a while? Give yourself time to acclimate to the saddle. Gradually increase time on the bike. If after a while you still feel uncomfortable, a different saddle...
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By dannwilliams

The Marrakesh is a stout, heavy bike. It is made...

The Marrakesh is a stout, heavy bike. It is made for carrying a load. BUT, the alternator dropouts on the rear makes it versatile, with the wheel forward, it will handle quite well, with it all the...
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,323
Posted By dannwilliams

I think the Vaya has been replaced by the...

I think the Vaya has been replaced by the Journeyman. I was actually in the shop, planning on getting the Vaya, and it was completely out of stock. Then the Journeyman came out a couple weeks later....
04-01-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By dannwilliams

Thanks

Thanks
04-01-18, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By dannwilliams

I also have the Garmin 520. I used to change...

I also have the Garmin 520. I used to change every year with the 500. I ride 3000-3500 miles/yr. I was not aware the 520 would let me know. Thanks!
03-31-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By dannwilliams

That is great! I always took it upon myself to...

That is great! I always took it upon myself to drop back on group rides and accompany the new or weaker riders. I remember when I was just getting back into it how I felt when in similar situations....
03-31-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By dannwilliams

How often?

How often should I be changing the batteries on my Garmin speed/cadence sensor?
03-30-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,672
Posted By dannwilliams

Couldn't get a car when I turned 16, so bought a...

Couldn't get a car when I turned 16, so bought a Schwinn Superior in '78. Sold it just a few years ago, wish I'd kept it.
Forum: Touring
03-29-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By dannwilliams

following

following
03-29-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By dannwilliams

Here are a few, I finally got around to it.

Here are a few, I finally got around to it.
03-28-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By dannwilliams

My thr came as the result of a fall on my bike,...

My thr came as the result of a fall on my bike, so my circumstance is different than yours. My knee never bothered me. Took a full year to feel “normal” but I still have an occasional bad day.
Forum: Touring
03-27-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,882
Posted By dannwilliams

Thanks! I checked these out and look to truly be...

Thanks! I checked these out and look to truly be the best of both worlds. I placed my order on REI, with the 20% off and my dividend, they are downright affordable. Can't wait for them to arrive and...
03-25-18, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By dannwilliams

Welcome to the club! I received mine in November...

Welcome to the club! I received mine in November 2016. I see they used staples for your incision, mine was “glued” shut. Quick and happy healing to you!
03-24-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By dannwilliams

Rear rack comes with the bike, Salsa Alternator...

Rear rack comes with the bike, Salsa Alternator Rack, front I had from my previous touring bike, Salsa Down Under Rack.
Forum: Touring
03-23-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,882
Posted By dannwilliams

Dontcha love how a topic can go so far off on a...

Dontcha love how a topic can go so far off on a tangent? Bunny hopping on a loaded touring bike!:lol:

I've been using clipless for almost 15 years now, but just wondering how flats work for folks...
03-23-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By dannwilliams

I've never ridden near Waunakee. I had to look it...

I've never ridden near Waunakee. I had to look it up to see where it is, near Madison. I do ride west of Madison, by Dodgeville. A couple times a year.
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