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08-01-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,608
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: 40
Views: 4,608
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: 40
Views: 4,608
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: 7,260
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: 7,260
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: 196
Views: 19,872
Posted By iowa mark

Witness protection gave it to me.

Witness protection gave it to me.
06-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,367
Posted By iowa mark

My blue bike

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04-23-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,299
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: 148
Views: 10,031
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: 519
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: 519
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: 3,677
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: 3,363
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: 1,031
Posted By iowa mark

Jeff does some beautiful work.

Jeff does some beautiful work.
10-21-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,215
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: 1,808
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: 364
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: 4,381
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: 1,806
Views: 326,009
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: 3,091
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: 4,307
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: 3,070
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: 327
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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