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Posted By FL_MarkD

I see Amanda passed 60,000 miles today. A great...

I see Amanda passed 60,000 miles today. A great accomplishment. She just keeps putting in big miles day after day. Incredible.
09-26-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,907
Posted By FL_MarkD

rm -rf nailed it. you can ride with my group...

rm -rf nailed it. you can ride with my group anytime :)
09-03-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By FL_MarkD

Glad to hear the good news. Best wishes for a...

Glad to hear the good news. Best wishes for a manageable next visit and plenty of time after that to tell stories :)
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Views: 32,097
Posted By FL_MarkD

It is quite an accomplishment for her to ride one...

It is quite an accomplishment for her to ride one day like that, let alone 90 in a row. I live in the area and can tell you that most people can't stand to walk around in this heat/humidity, let...
07-07-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By FL_MarkD

I also wanted 36 spoke wheels and ended up going...

I also wanted 36 spoke wheels and ended up going custom. A regular on another forum does wheel builds and had great reviews. I had H+Sons black 36 hole Archtype rims, Ultegra hubs, Sapim race...
Replies: 162
Views: 21,229
Posted By FL_MarkD

There is a reason it is called Flatwoods.... It...

There is a reason it is called Flatwoods.... It is nearing summer in this area, storms most everyday so you are right the elevation change must be barometric. That is the same location that Kurt...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,470
Posted By FL_MarkD

Very simple, he is insistent on making this about...

Very simple, he is insistent on making this about his opinion.....

Thanks Neil for all you do. In fact as a reader on CGOAB, and one that has enjoyed many good journals, I need to contribute...
03-29-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,937
Posted By FL_MarkD

Congrats, sounds like a good plan for the summer...

Congrats, sounds like a good plan for the summer tour! From what I read, the touring bug can cause long term illness :)

Mark
03-18-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,685
Posted By FL_MarkD

Congrats on the new bike and the new 'addiction'....

Congrats on the new bike and the new 'addiction'. Great to hear.
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Views: 21,229
Posted By FL_MarkD

I have been watching Kurt lately too. He has...

I have been watching Kurt lately too. He has been putting in impressive miles not too far from where I live. c.miller64 very cool you joined him for one of the rides. Seems the group at Flatwoods...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,844
Posted By FL_MarkD

I work at home, live in Florida. Flip flops are...

I work at home, live in Florida. Flip flops are my main footwear. My latest two pairs have been Sanuk. Latest are these 'Beer Cozy' and they are light and comfortable. I see they make a 'light'...
11-26-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By FL_MarkD

I live north of Clearwater in the small town of...

I live north of Clearwater in the small town of Holiday. There are plenty of good roads to ride and in close proximity to the Pinellas Trail and Suncoast Trail. Great fishing from the shore and...
Forum: Southeast
03-19-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By FL_MarkD

The trail is perfectly safe to ride solo. Bring...

The trail is perfectly safe to ride solo. Bring your own water, the Pasco part of the trail does have some water that is put out by the parks department, but you can't depend on it. As far as bike...
01-17-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,118
Posted By FL_MarkD

Brown Varsity around 1971 was my first 'ten...

Brown Varsity around 1971 was my first 'ten speed'. Heavy, clunky, strong but it took me a lot of places. I could wheelie that thing for a block. All it took was a spoke wrench once in awhile and...
09-18-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By FL_MarkD

Did SAGBRAW (Bike Wisconsin) a couple of years...

Did SAGBRAW (Bike Wisconsin) a couple of years ago and one of the stops was in Sturgeon Bay for two nights. Unfortunately our ride day there turned into a rainout. However we did stay in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,515
Posted By FL_MarkD

Same here, middle age onset asthma and especially...

Same here, middle age onset asthma and especially Exercised Induced Asthma. Tried several things and for me a pre-treat with albuterol and a daily Singulair (now in generic and cheaper) works well....
02-05-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By FL_MarkD

For cross state and multi-day tours this site has...

For cross state and multi-day tours this site has a great state by state list: http://www.bikingbis.com/ Also has a lot of other interesting information. Other than that, google or bing are...
12-09-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,591
Posted By FL_MarkD

Nice setup. Even though we have good winter...

Nice setup. Even though we have good winter weather here in West Central Florida we still do the Tue/Thur garage sessions. Sat/Sun morning rides outside. Our Tue/Thur sessions are usually with...
11-19-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,322
Posted By FL_MarkD

Had a Mazdaspeed3 and it easily handled my 54cm...

Had a Mazdaspeed3 and it easily handled my 54cm bike without removing the front wheel, but with bars turned. Just traded it in for a Mazda CX-5 and so far like it a great deal. Plenty of room...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,661
Posted By FL_MarkD

I used them last year and they were easy to use,...

I used them last year and they were easy to use, I purchased the eBike Shipper box and it worked great. They can sell you a FedEx shipping label cheaper because they buy in bulk from FedEx and get a...
06-01-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,500
Posted By FL_MarkD

I don't always ride to the Saturday club rides...

I don't always ride to the Saturday club rides (14 miles one way) and when I drive my bike is inside. Plenty of room in my Mazdaspeed3 for my bike without taking the front wheel off, just turn the...
05-20-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,385
Posted By FL_MarkD

If I don't have 'helmet strap' white sideburns...

If I don't have 'helmet strap' white sideburns then I know I am not riding enough :) The sweat caps are what I use and I thin they will help with your problem. Use the suntan lotion and as said...
03-05-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,598
Posted By FL_MarkD

I also live in the Tampa Bay area and know all...

I also live in the Tampa Bay area and know all too well the dangers of riding in this area. But just one note regarding the three cyclists involved in the accident in Lakeland. They were riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By FL_MarkD

Also the Make a Wish (Oakley Transitions) 100...

Also the Make a Wish (Oakley Transitions) 100 charity ride on the 19th in Dunedin. Still nice that there is a local swap meet, doesn't seem to happen too often in this area.

Mark
Forum: Southeast
01-06-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By FL_MarkD

I have eaten at the Shamrock Inn in Floral City...

I have eaten at the Shamrock Inn in Floral City and it was good. Nice place to stop for breakfast or lunch. Right off the trail, 100 feet East on Orange St and next to the bike shop. As I also...
11-03-11, 01:15 PM
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Views: 24,630
Posted By FL_MarkD

CoQ10 made a difference for me. I have been on...

CoQ10 made a difference for me. I have been on simvastatin for several years and Crestor before. I did notice much less post-ride muscle soreness.

My .02.

Mark
10-02-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By FL_MarkD

Very cool, I'll bet it does move right along. I...

Very cool, I'll bet it does move right along. I missed that ride today, I've done it a few times before. It was 'cold' up there this morning from what I hear. Hope you had a good ride.

Mark
09-04-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By FL_MarkD

John_V, I was riding in Pinellas County on...

John_V, I was riding in Pinellas County on Saturday in a group ride. A gentleman on a Next framed bike rode with us. He was old enough to qualify to post in this sub-forum, and was pacing along...
Forum: Southeast
08-31-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,693
Posted By FL_MarkD

If we can get the temps to drop a bit, it will be...

If we can get the temps to drop a bit, it will be fun to go out to San Antonio again. :D

We found a pretty steep hill out there this year that I hadn't ridden before. After taking Trilby road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By FL_MarkD

This is my method too. Works great for when you...

This is my method too. Works great for when you have to help the fred with a rear wheel puncture and notice that chain cleaning is not in his repertoire. I guess a sock would work just as well and...
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By FL_MarkD

I use the 'ziploc' solution as mentioned above by...

I use the 'ziploc' solution as mentioned above by carbonfiberboy and others. Two scoops in a snack size baggies and then double bag them in a normal sandwich style baggie. Just be careful loading...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By FL_MarkD

For me the most recent issue with my IT was...

For me the most recent issue with my IT was directly related to new shoes/cleats. Following an adjustment of the cleat position and a rest to let the IT band 'heal' I was good to go. Changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,386
Posted By FL_MarkD

I believe you have a lose nut behind the...

I believe you have a lose nut behind the handlebars. If that is fixed, the trek will ride like new.

WD-40 and duct tape can fix anything, you are half the way there.
05-04-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By FL_MarkD

Stapfam, that is exactly the noise problem that I...

Stapfam, that is exactly the noise problem that I have. Luckily there are not many hills in my region. :)

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,422
Posted By FL_MarkD

My right foot points out quite a bit. Bad cleat...

My right foot points out quite a bit. Bad cleat alignment caused some significant IT Band pain in my right knee. I adjusted the cleats to match my foot angle and no more problems. I do have a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,215
Posted By FL_MarkD

I have a Rudy Project Zuma and it vents well and...

I have a Rudy Project Zuma and it vents well and has a bug net. Works for me along with a Halo sweat band and I also sweat a lot. Worth a look.

Mark
Forum: Southeast
04-24-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By FL_MarkD

Yes, I took a couple of hits to the mouth on my...

Yes, I took a couple of hits to the mouth on my Saturday ride in northern Pinellas county. They sure taste bad! :) Hope they don't last too long and glad I am not doing too much car driving as...
03-23-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By FL_MarkD

Nothing like riding with old buddies. I have a...

Nothing like riding with old buddies. I have a riding buddy that finally is recovered from some injuries and he has quickly surpasses most all of us in his ability to log the miles. Great to see...
Forum: Southeast
03-23-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,687
Posted By FL_MarkD

Ron, glad you enjoyed the ride and the area. I...

Ron, glad you enjoyed the ride and the area. I did ride, but unfortunately my exercise induced asthma reared its ugly head. Sometimes I am fine, other times it stops the ride. I forced 11 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By FL_MarkD

Thick rubber band, stays in place while you...

Thick rubber band, stays in place while you adjust and tighten.

Mark
Forum: Southeast
03-16-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,687
Posted By FL_MarkD

I will be there and plan to do the 100 mile ride;...

I will be there and plan to do the 100 mile ride; first north and get the hilly (road section) out of the way and then south. I will be wearing my new Tampa Bay Rays jersey (picked it up online at...
03-11-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By FL_MarkD

It's been several years, but the wife and I did a...

It's been several years, but the wife and I did a few long weekends on Anna Maria Island. For walks on the beach, some good local restaurants, and short drives to other interesting areas it is hard...
03-11-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By FL_MarkD

Very nice report! I did the hills in San...

Very nice report!

I did the hills in San Antonio (the other hilly part of Florida) last weekend. Just for reference for others; 47 miles and 2000 ft +- of climbing. Good practice for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By FL_MarkD

No, Cav just crashed again, that is why he was...

No, Cav just crashed again, that is why he was crying.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,536
Posted By FL_MarkD

I use Nuun tablets for electrolyte replacement...

I use Nuun tablets for electrolyte replacement and either Hammer Gel or Hammer Perpetuem (over 60 mile rides) for energy. Works for me and everybody needs to find what works best for them. :)
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03-05-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By FL_MarkD

Living in West Central FL our cycling club...

Living in West Central FL our cycling club attracts a number of seniors. Plenty of 65 plus riders that can ride all day or out ride the younger riders for 40 miles. I rode sweep one day and had...
Forum: Southeast
03-04-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By FL_MarkD

Have a good ride. Sunday does look like a...

Have a good ride. Sunday does look like a washout and I have Phillies/Rays tickets :( . I will be in San Antonio cursing the 'hills' on Saturday.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,169
Posted By FL_MarkD

In fact, they will be happy you left. :) Dogs...

In fact, they will be happy you left. :) Dogs are a lot of work, but give back a lot. Tough call, glad I can work at home and don't feel bad leaving the dog on the weekends to ride.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By FL_MarkD

And now you know why dealing with the local bike...

And now you know why dealing with the local bike shop (LBS) is sometimes a necessity. There are several reason it might not work, but only someone with some experience can look at it and tell you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By FL_MarkD

Read the crazyguyonabike journals and articles...

Read the crazyguyonabike journals and articles and you will learn all you need to know. The Surly LHT is one of the more common selections.

Mark
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