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04-10-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By iowa mark

For a day trip, make a run up here to Okoboji,...

For a day trip, make a run up here to Okoboji, Spirit Lake. Nice 20 to 50 mile trails around the lakes.
03-07-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25,809
Views: 2,607,581
Posted By iowa mark

About 20 miles to and around the mud lake trail...

About 20 miles to and around the mud lake trail outside North Sioux City S.D. Crushed limestone and wet sand made the first ride of the season a work-out. The bike needs a bath.
02-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By iowa mark

All you need now is a 7-11 and a small hand gun....

All you need now is a 7-11 and a small hand gun. I'll bet 40mph gusts off the Atlantic feel a lot like 40mph gusts from North Dakota.
02-13-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By iowa mark

Northwest Iowa

Northwest Iowa
01-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,333
Posted By iowa mark

Lucky for me, I happen to be 6'-3" with long legs...

Lucky for me, I happen to be 6'-3" with long legs and the few people that have brought up lending them a bike were shorter. I would explain to them about frame sizing and crank arm dimensions, and...
01-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 67,494
Posted By iowa mark

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Me and my way overkill gravel bike.
01-23-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,047
Posted By iowa mark

35 years living in rural northwest Iowa where the...

35 years living in rural northwest Iowa where the snow comes at you sideways and 6 inches will pile to 6 feet in all the wrong places. There is always a shovel by the back door to use to break a...
10-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,310
Posted By iowa mark

Someone has got to set all you geezers back on...

Someone has got to set all you geezers back on the right road! Of course he should not leap off the cliff with a new bike. He could break a hip! He could have a heart attack! he could deprive his...
10-04-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,555
Posted By iowa mark

You know you're getting old when at the meeting...

You know you're getting old when at the meeting to set up festivities for your 50th high school class reunion, you smile and propose a group bike ride around town on the 10-12 miles of paved path on...
04-12-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By iowa mark

Tuesday the temp was sneaking up to around 65...

Tuesday the temp was sneaking up to around 65 degrees. The road bike and a pair of shorts did our first of the year 30 miles around the lake. Wednesday the temps were +/_ 50 and there was some wind....
01-24-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 681,444
Posted By iowa mark

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First full carbon for this 67 year old.
10-19-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25,809
Views: 2,607,581
Posted By iowa mark

Milford to Milford, by way of West lake Okoboji....

Milford to Milford, by way of West lake Okoboji. About 30 miles if you stop in Spirit Lake for a snack. Beautiful day, and not many left this year like this.
08-01-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,592
Posted By iowa mark

Well, for all of you that are looking for a...

Well, for all of you that are looking for a conclusion to my poor bike laments, I bought a Raleigh Competition full carbon replacement and am back out on the pavements. I also bought a used...
07-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,592
Posted By iowa mark

The trail is a nice easy paved few miles along...

The trail is a nice easy paved few miles along the local river and through a few parks that I've taken several times. The issue, I guess is the loss of one more thing in my life that shouldn't matter...
07-07-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,592
Posted By iowa mark

When do you say enough and put them down?

I went out on a nice morning ride the other day on one of our local trails and was just getting up on the pedals when CRUNCH. Caught a rock in the wheels of the rear derailleur and mangled...
06-22-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,655
Posted By iowa mark

Please reread my post before you interject your...

Please reread my post before you interject your own blanket statement. Some of the judgements are made because of them knowing me and my leanings as far as social norms or political opinions, but...
06-17-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,655
Posted By iowa mark

In very blue collar, right wing, Nascar lov'in,...

In very blue collar, right wing, Nascar lov'in, crew cab long box turbo smoker driv'in, NRA membered, Trump world northwest Iowa, my riding bicycles usually stop the folks at work cold. The response...
06-09-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 40,330
Posted By iowa mark

Witness protection gave it to me.

Witness protection gave it to me.
06-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 44,510
Posted By iowa mark

My blue bike

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04-23-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,108
Posted By iowa mark

Nobody picked REO speedwagen and "Keep push'in...

Nobody picked REO speedwagen and "Keep push'in on"?
03-18-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,369
Posted By iowa mark

Des Moines register early sixties. Up at 6:00 and...

Des Moines register early sixties. Up at 6:00 and a couple miles to the paper office to pick up the dailies. and all done in time to head to school. Learned to love Dad's reperked coffee, the money...
03-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By iowa mark

Thank you all! I will be keeping my eyes open for...

Thank you all! I will be keeping my eyes open for something to get me down around 28 or 30 on the small end. right now I'm at 39/53, so a 30/40/50 maybe. I wish I had found this forum a long time...
03-17-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By iowa mark

Campy triple?

I'm thinking about adding a ring to my Campy equipped Trek 2200. !994 8 speed Veloce with a double chain ring and an extra click in the front shifter. Makes me think it could be a 2 or 3 ring...
03-14-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,671
Posted By iowa mark

I ride most of my miles solo, so I get to pretend...

I ride most of my miles solo, so I get to pretend I'm all kinds of riders at any given moment. Years ago I got over the idea that I could be the fastest rider, or own the most state-of-the-arts...
03-03-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,748
Posted By iowa mark

Several one day rides taken out of Sasebo Japan...

Several one day rides taken out of Sasebo Japan while in my uncle's boat club back in the early 70s. Up into the hills overlooking the bay and out into the stepped fields complete with oxen and...
01-27-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By iowa mark

Jeff does some beautiful work.

Jeff does some beautiful work.
10-21-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25,809
Views: 2,607,581
Posted By iowa mark

Give or take 30 miles around Lake Okoboji this...

Give or take 30 miles around Lake Okoboji this afternoon. 50 degrees and gusts to 25mph. Wore to too much and worked up a bit of a sweat. Well, then you just have to keep going or get a chill. I had...
09-29-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,294
Posted By iowa mark

I bought an old GT STS bike a couple of years ago...

I bought an old GT STS bike a couple of years ago because most of my riding was on gravel rural roads. The bike is way overkill for this, but so much nicer to my knees and ass. The down side is when...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By iowa mark

The constant beat on the Stones "Midnight...

The constant beat on the Stones "Midnight Rambler" on the uphill and "I'm Free" by the Who sailing down.
03-13-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,425
Posted By iowa mark

Several years ago, I took off on a Sunday morning...

Several years ago, I took off on a Sunday morning ride on the gravel roads that fan out from our house in rural Iowa. After a few miles I realized that I hadn't taken this dead end road ever, and...
02-01-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,508
Posted By iowa mark

1. GT STS 2. Centrum silver for old men 3. A...

1. GT STS
2. Centrum silver for old men
3. A lifetime of construction and factory mechanical and fabrication work has taken it's toll on this poor body. Maybe knocked me back by 20-30% from my...
01-22-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,929
Posted By iowa mark

I used to be 6-3 and now about 6-2, but my feet...

I used to be 6-3 and now about 6-2, but my feet were size 12 and have gone to size 13. I may be melting!
01-21-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,235
Posted By iowa mark

For years now I've ridden gravel on what bike I...

For years now I've ridden gravel on what bike I had. My biggest take away is the rider seeing ahead of the tires. It is a constant set of adjustments based on moisture content of the fluff, size of...
01-21-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,764
Posted By iowa mark

The vast majority of my area is a patchwork of...

The vast majority of my area is a patchwork of gravel roads with the occasional blacktop slicing through them. I can ride the twenty miles to work every day and only cross paving three times and ride...
Forum: Introductions
01-20-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By iowa mark

Just another bike rider

Been a bicycle rider for most of my life. Never owning anything too fancy or fast, Schwinn, Fuji, Panasonic. Most riding revolved around decompressing and finding some alone time. Living out in rural...
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