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Posted By friday1970

A countdown? A countdown is when you body says...

A countdown? A countdown is when you body says "you have 30 seconds to find a toilet. Go!". Happened to me twice so far on rides.
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Posted By friday1970

Preventing nature before a brevet. What works for me

Before a long Saturday 200-300k brevet, I have trick that I use to keep "nature" from happening during the ride.
3-4 beers on Thursday night. Parts of Friday are spent on the throne. Beer sh**s, per...
01-13-22, 11:40 AM
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Views: 11,354
Posted By friday1970

Great topics here. One that interested me is...

Great topics here.
One that interested me is what is a randonneuring bike. Based on my time with the Detroit Randonnuers, there is no one bike type or style.
Depending on the route is how I will...
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Views: 27,482
Posted By friday1970

I was the OP on this thread. Even though it's...

I was the OP on this thread. Even though it's been a year, I think I went with a new set of 165s for build at the time, which was a 1986 Trek Elance 330, converted to 650b, One reason was for saving...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,826
Posted By friday1970

The trouble I see happening with the GCN is...

The trouble I see happening with the GCN is eventually, they'll run out of subjects to talk about. Naturally, they'll have to add more content. Recumbents are almost a world in themselves. And GCN...
12-08-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By friday1970

If I had to pick new between Microshift and...

If I had to pick new between Microshift and Sensah, if money was less of a concern, Microshift all the way.
I have both a set of MS 10 speed brifters on one bike, and 11 speed Sensah groupset on...
10-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,648
Posted By friday1970

Old brytons, like the Rider 530/330 didn't need a...

Old brytons, like the Rider 530/330 didn't need a smartphone. They were decent and had long battery life (great for 200-400k rides). Newer ones, however, need a smart phone app to configure the menus.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By friday1970

I live in the Brighton area, and road bike almost...

I live in the Brighton area, and road bike almost exclusively. I'd say there is a quite a decent road biking scene. A lot of guys taking off from Hometown cycles on Grand River. See Shawn there for...
09-16-21, 12:10 PM
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Views: 3,213
Posted By friday1970

All depends on the surface. You said you have...

All depends on the surface. You said you have 27"x1.25 tires? You should be fine for surfaces like what I see on the GAP. I would lower pressures to 60psi to help absorb the small bumps.
08-27-21, 10:18 AM
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Posted By friday1970

I'm a young guy around these parts at age 50. But...

I'm a young guy around these parts at age 50. But I find my overall speeds are my faster this year than any of my previous. I cannot climb hills like I used to. But I think my mental strength is far...
08-27-21, 10:15 AM
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Views: 895
Posted By friday1970

I don't have any remedies or suggestions, other...

I don't have any remedies or suggestions, other than Vitamin C and Gatorade. This, and keep cycling to build your lungs back up.
I've been on the fence about getting this shot, even though I believe...
08-26-21, 12:34 PM
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Views: 8,252
Posted By friday1970

I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.

I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.
08-23-21, 12:13 PM
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Posted By friday1970

I just rode this up on the 11th of this month....

I just rode this up on the 11th of this month. What a tough ride for someone coming from the midwest. I stayed near Leadville for 3 nights to acclimate, and it probably wasn't enough. But after a...
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
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Views: 2,752
Posted By friday1970

You got this. What is your average pace? And what...

You got this. What is your average pace? And what type of bike and what tires? Just make sure to eat something sweet and full of calories about halfway. Drink plenty of water.
Also, since it's a few...
06-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,608
Posted By friday1970

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was...

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was there two years ago, and I loved how every business along the main drive seemed to be a local one.
06-08-21, 10:13 AM
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Posted By friday1970

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday...

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday rides "Adventure Saturday". I pick a slower, more comfortable road bike. I pick an different, interesting destination each time. (I live in Brighton...
06-07-21, 02:00 PM
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Posted By friday1970

If you bike enough, here's what might happen: ...

If you bike enough, here's what might happen:
It's Sunday. You had a great 62 mile ride on Saturday and your legs feel it a little. Grass is mowed. Tasks around the house are done, You've ate a...
06-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,608
Posted By friday1970

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7...

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7 weeks, I've done 100 mile+ rides on Saturday. Keep up the riding, even if you stick to the 100k rides. You're still getting out there, and keeping...
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Posted By friday1970

Anytime is a good time to start riding in RUSA...

Anytime is a good time to start riding in RUSA events. With our group in Detroit, you must register with RUSA first. For this year, most of us start together, and we split into groups within the...
05-20-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,691
Posted By friday1970

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted...

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted mirror on EVERY ride in which public roads are taken. Every car is scanned by me until it moves over the pass. I rely on it so much, I can no longer...
05-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By friday1970

It's really getting bad here in Michigan. Ever...

It's really getting bad here in Michigan. Ever since it was legalized for recreational use, I smell pot nearly every single ride, and I always smell it in our parks.
The other week I was riding my...
05-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,857
Posted By friday1970

On your mom! Just kidding When I was 12...

On your mom!

Just kidding

When I was 12 or so, I'd ride from NE Fort Wayne suburbs to Grabil to buy those large jawbreakers and other goodies from Souder's candy store, roughly 26 miles round...
05-12-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,814
Posted By friday1970

Do I see a bike boom coming? Absolutely not....

Do I see a bike boom coming?
Absolutely not. Why? Too many fat and lazy people.
"I never have time to exercise...." while stuffing their faces two hours plus out of the day, or binge watching GoT...
05-05-21, 09:54 PM
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Posted By friday1970

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS....

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS. I'm very proud of my restoration job on it. But I have to admit, it's not as fast as my aluminum framed/carbon forked bike, and not as fast. It's...
04-26-21, 02:46 PM
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Views: 4,837
Posted By friday1970

Now you might be looking at a new rear wheel....

Now you might be looking at a new rear wheel. That would up the price. So $130. plus a new wheel. possibly $60+. It's not good to fix all that only to have the worst part of the tire, the bearing, go...
04-26-21, 01:49 PM
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Posted By friday1970

How bad are the tires? I might be wrong, but it...

How bad are the tires?
I might be wrong, but it sounds more expensive to repair than it should be.
A decent pair of smoother gravel tires would run about 70-90. 7 speed chains should only be around...
04-13-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,845
Posted By friday1970

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually,...

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually, it's the opposite. "Don't build a wall". they screamed. Then when it's their turn...."Let's build a wall!". And the sheep cheered.
No different from...
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 108
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Posted By friday1970

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg...

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg staged a photo op despite Snopes's claim (Grouch Marx's 'Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes" works here), I am interested in what he has...
03-22-21, 02:37 PM
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Posted By friday1970

Mirrors. I wear them religiously. I see a car...

Mirrors.
I wear them religiously. I see a car coming up behind me much earlier than when I hear it. and I follow it until I know that it has moved over for me. If not, and I've had to do this, dash...
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Posted By friday1970

Wow! Just...wow! I checked the analysis to see...

Wow! Just...wow!
I checked the analysis to see about breaks. She hardly took any. Basically, 2.5 times more than my longest day ever.
03-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,195
Posted By friday1970

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP...

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP trail while being distracted looking at my GPS. A couple saw me as I flipped over. Would have made a great "instant karma" video had anyone been recording
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
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Posted By friday1970

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and...

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and Randonnuering can be two different styles of rides. It's beem explained to me that Audax events are where riders ride as a group. Randonnuering is group or self...
01-14-21, 03:02 PM
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Posted By friday1970

I should have been more specific. It more about...

I should have been more specific. It more about losing energy up a hill than anything drivetrain related. It makes more time to shift a gear while pedaling up a hill with DT shifters, at least for me...
11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By friday1970

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was...

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I...
11-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,390
Posted By friday1970

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island...

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island Lake Recreation Area, near Brighton Michigan.
...
11-20-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By friday1970

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I...

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I had to. I foolishly bought this larger bike at age 17, and tried to make it work for 30 years. It got harder as I got older. I was teared up as I gave...
11-18-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,785
Posted By friday1970

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood....

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood. Better than sex.
Well, maybe not. But almost as good
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 559,560
Posted By friday1970

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing...

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing more than the open road on a bike. It heals the soul, and clears the mind.
This is Southeast Michigan, not known for many vantage points to view...
11-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,811
Posted By friday1970

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to...

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to check out the others you've mentioned.
Also check out Dreamcatcher out of Korea. Though I consider them still part of KPop, they do have a distinct,...
11-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,377
Posted By friday1970

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/abs_d067953c0e457c478d6c444a41df0c9c5cdd105e.png
11-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By friday1970

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress. ...

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32792720560.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2be24c4djbSsgu
Very light and stiff. The only issue I've had with it was how...
10-16-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,568
Posted By friday1970

Tasty animals.

Tasty animals.
09-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,378
Posted By friday1970

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland...

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland Trail. An older couple were side by side, I slowed down and did my usual "on your left". The husband slowed up, veered right into his wife's rear...
09-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,293
Posted By friday1970

Fitty. Just turned it two weeks ago. I...

Fitty. Just turned it two weeks ago.



I dunno 'bout that. I bike 100+ miles a week. Two or three 15-30 mile rides during the week, and usually a 50+ mile ride most weekends. 5000+ miles for the...
09-28-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,127
Posted By friday1970

For me, it was due to the Schwinn Varsity my...

For me, it was due to the Schwinn Varsity my father bought me in late middle school. I was 14 years old then.
I'd take the 12 mile ride from my house in Ft Wayne IN to Souder's in Grabill for those...
09-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,121
Posted By friday1970

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind...

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind me long before they ever see me, how many cars, and if they are getting over (or not). I actually follow the cars' movements to ensure my safety.
I'm...
09-17-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,070
Posted By friday1970

and when they climb, they smile as they pass you....

and when they climb, they smile as they pass you. I've seen it!
09-10-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,577
Posted By friday1970

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase...

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase SIGNIFICANTLY during the first few lockdown months of Covid. I named one of my strava rides as "Bristol Motor Speedway" since I felt I was in traffic...
09-01-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,430
Posted By friday1970

As someone who has a lineage of males in our...

As someone who has a lineage of males in our family dying of heart attacks, reading stuff like this scares me.
I'm turning 50 this month, and I had a CT scan two years ago for the first time. They...
08-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By friday1970

While I don't think that it is because I am...

While I don't think that it is because I am getting older, I think that for me, it's things I've picked up along the way.

On my recumbent, I had to use mirrors to see what was behind me. There was...
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