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mileage2762004

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Planner in the Middle of Nowhere

Okay, the week is nearly over, how many of us rode all 5 work days?

I had to drive wednesday, had a meeting that evening. But 4 out of 5 ain't bad.
 

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mileage2762004 said:
Okay, the week is nearly over, how many of us rode all 5 work days?

I had to drive wednesday, had a meeting that evening. But 4 out of 5 ain't bad.

:( I only rode to work today. I had meeting M, Tue, and Wed. Thursday it rained :m: and :w: .

I generally ride once or twice a week anyways.
 

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PlannerByDay said:
I generally ride once or twice a week anyways.

Made it out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

I may go for a ride tonight (yes I know that won't count as a commute) But then again, the pool sounds good, I may go tomorrow.

June is the big bike month in Colorado and at work. Get a t-shirt if you bike to work four times in June.... :cool:

Hey Mileage, you guys burning up in West. NE?
It's toasty down here...
 

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mileage2762004 said:
Okay, the week is nearly over, how many of us rode all 5 work days?

I had to drive wednesday, had a meeting that evening. But 4 out of 5 ain't bad.

Our bike to work week is in a few eweeks.

I hope to ride once or twice. The ride is 20 miles each way, with almost no good way to get there.
 

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donk said:
Our bike to work week is in a few eweeks.

I hope to ride once or twice. The ride is 20 miles each way, with almost no good way to get there.

Sounds like my new commute... :-@ Curse you, ZMan for moving so far away!
 

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Made it out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

I may go for a ride tonight (yes I know that won't count as a commute) But then again, the pool sounds good, I may go tomorrow.

June is the big bike month in Colorado and at work. Get a t-shirt if you bike to work four times in June.... :cool:

Hey Mileage, you guys burning up in West. NE?
It's toasty down here...

No kidding Zman

been in the 90's the last few days, went directly from winter to summer (first part of May had below freezing nights.)
 

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Mr. Plannerbabs and I tricked our bikes out with super-bright halogen headlights and taillights--now we don't have to stop riding at dusk! Spend most of the weekend on our bikes--rode to the bike store, and had to ride our bikes right into the store because they didn't have a bike rack. What kind of flippin' bike store doesn't have a bike rack? Granted, it was a big box, but still.... :(
 

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The girlfriend got a bike this weekend. You could maybe call it a bike, but it is a cheap Wal-Mart one. (Which has left me with pangs of guilt and personal anguish ever since) Now she can join me on rides.

Do you guys ride with your SOs, or is this a solitary hobby for you?

Biking for me was always a solitary hobby and I had gotten used to going out and cranking out the miles at my own pace. I don't know what it is, I usually feel exicted that my GF wants to do something with me, but I'm not as excited about this. I don't know what it is.
I guess I'm trying to see if there are any other similar situations out there.
 

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Plannerbabs said:
Mr. Plannerbabs and I tricked our bikes out with super-bright halogen headlights and taillights--now we don't have to stop riding at dusk! Spend most of the weekend on our bikes--rode to the bike store, and had to ride our bikes right into the store because they didn't have a bike rack. What kind of flippin' bike store doesn't have a bike rack? Granted, it was a big box, but still.... :(

My LBS doesn't have a rack either. It is assumed you'll ride in. Or leave it outside against the wall.

[ot]Anyone catch the Cialis Rideof the Day on the Giro D' Italia on OLN this weekend? Talk about a new low for cycling! "Towards the end of each days stage, Phil Liggett would announce the winner of the "Cialis Ride Of The Day."

It was almost this bad:
OLN said:
Phill, "Look at Ivan Baso, Bob. He's really dragging it in the dirt today. He can barely get it up this mountain."
Bob, "So your saying his riding style is More of a Mini Cooper than a Grand -Prix Motor Car, eh Phill?

Phill, "Yes Bob, Ivan Baso wins stage 14's Cialis Ride of the Day.
[/ot]
 

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Biking is mostly a solitary activity for me, stemming from the years when I didn't have a car and relied on my own two wheels to get around. Now that we both have nice, functioning bikes, Mr. Plannerbabs and I are riding more together. On the one hand it's a lot of fun, exploring new areas together and just hanging out, but on the other hand I'm very aware that there's another bike in my field of vision, and it worries me. I used to want to be a bike messenger, and would ride my old 10-speed in heavy traffic to "practice", so I'm used to doing kind of crazy stuff. Mr. Plannerbabs, who used to ride upwards of 20-30 miles a day w/one of his friends, can more than keep up, but I feel responsible for him, and am also not used to sharing the road/trail with another bike in such proximity. So, short answer, it's fun, but takes some getting used to if you're used to riding alone.
 

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Plannerbabs said:
Biking is mostly a solitary activity for me, stemming from the years when I didn't have a car and relied on my own two wheels to get around. Now that we both have nice, functioning bikes, Mr. Plannerbabs and I are riding more together. On the one hand it's a lot of fun, exploring new areas together and just hanging out, but on the other hand I'm very aware that there's another bike in my field of vision, and it worries me. I used to want to be a bike messenger, and would ride my old 10-speed in heavy traffic to "practice", so I'm used to doing kind of crazy stuff. Mr. Plannerbabs, who used to ride upwards of 20-30 miles a day w/one of his friends, can more than keep up, but I feel responsible for him, and am also not used to sharing the road/trail with another bike in such proximity. So, short answer, it's fun, but takes some getting used to if you're used to riding alone.

Thanks. I needed someone to share a similar experience. :)
Maybe we'll try the trail tonight.
 

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Cranked out 130 km yesterday with the GF and friend of hers. odd thing is that while it was a "group" ride, they are both training for a triathalon, so we kind of rode separated by a bikes length as they did not want to draft. Climbed the niagara escarpment 4 times. This is the first person i have dated that likes to ride.

It is good to know that my legs can still do stupid things. That ride nearly doubled my mileage for the year. The weather has sucked this spring for riding.
 
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zmanPLAN said:
Biking for me was always a solitary hobby and I had gotten used to going out and cranking out the miles at my own pace. I don't know what it is, I usually feel exicted that my GF wants to do something with me, but I'm not as excited about this. I don't know what it is.
I think your first sentence spells it out clearly. It was your thing, your escape, where you could go at your own pace. But maybe you can do both - sometimes go by yourself, sometimes with the GF.

I have been on one ride with my bf and enjoyed that - we explored an old rail trail. Would like to do more rides together.

donk - wow! That is a heck of a distance 8-!
 

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JNL said:
I think your first sentence spells it out clearly. It was your thing, your escape, where you could go at your own pace. But maybe you can do both - sometimes go by yourself, sometimes with the GF.

I have been on one ride with my bf and enjoyed that - we explored an old rail trail. Would like to do more rides together.

donk - wow! That is a heck of a distance 8-!

Well, I will still have my commute. And I know my GF will want to "leisure it". So far I really like the JNL plan. Tuesdays and Thursdays while my GF is in class, I will crank out miles on the farm roads near my new house. As well as the occasional partial commute. On the weekends, a leisurely (sp?) ride on the trail with the GF will be good. If I get a road bike, then I can go with a friend who rides roadies too.
Maybe this isn't a bad thing at all. Maybe my new goal is to get her into it and therefore justify a reason to get her a good bike (i.e. get rid of the Wal-Mart special sitting in my apt. right now...)
 

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donk - wow! That is a heck of a distance 8-!

They are training for a full iron man distance tri. The ride they will be doing before the marathon is 180 km. It was a really nice day, have a bit of a sun burn on my arms. Only thing was it took us 6 hours (ride time, less stops ) to do, when it really should have only been 4:45.
 

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Why are Mom-wagen drivers such impatient idiots? My sister called me because she almost ran into the rear of a Mom-Wagen, who in fact clipped another cyclist.

I remain confused as to why an affluent suburbanite thinks it is safer to pilot these giant Lexi and M Class and Navigator TRUCKS down narrow suburban roads.
 

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donk said:
This is the first person i have dated that likes to ride.

That is great DONK, Mrs. PBD is very active and we enjoy many of the same things. On our first real date we went kayaking and then out to dinner, on the sencond date we went to a local state park to mountain bike and then out to lunch.

We still ride, but mostly on the road, although I hope to be able to get back on the mountain bike soon.

And the great thing about it is she can keep up with me.

Sounds like a great woman Donk, having something in common like cycling is awesome. Good luck with her.
 

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Got to explore some new trails this weekend! :-D Was out riding on a country road near a small town in the north-central part of the state, and found a brand-new parking lot and brand-new park building, with brand-new signs pointing to trails, with brand-new crushed limestone laid down (a little deep, but it's new, and I'm not complaining). Some of the trails weren't even done yet, and since it was a drizzly Sunday, everyone else was at home watching the race, so I had the trails all to myself. :-D Some nice twisties and paths through woods and fields, leading downhill (whee!) to the river. I love my new bike. :-D
 

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Jordanb and I did a nice 60km bike tour of Toronto when he swung back through town the other weekend. I took a bunch of pics which I will have to upload one of these days...
 

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Did a 45 mile ride yesterday. Followed Ellicott creek to the Erie Canal and then followed that out to the Niagara River which was quite crowded being memorial day. Crossed the river to Grand Island with plans to ride to Niagara Falls but ended up following the shore of the island which was longer than I thought and decided to go to the falls some other time. A bit sore when I got home but otherwise felt fine.
 

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May God have Mercy upon my soul. Last night I bought a recumbent! (Photo of a similar bike)

Can anyone recommend a good ponytail style to go with my new found barcolounger on wheels?

How about a straw hat and a white beard too.

Are you going to be a jerk while riding past me? (Sorry the recumbent guys in my town (soon to be the Town Next Door) are jerks...)
 

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How about a straw hat and a white beard too.

Are you going to be a jerk while riding past me? (Sorry the recumbent guys in my town (soon to be the Town Next Door) are jerks...)

Really? So why are they jerks? What have they done to you? Recumbent guys (and gals) around here are sort of the "Dude" types from the Big Lebowski. You couldn't ruffle them if you tried.
 

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el Guapo said:
May God have Mercy upon my soul. Last night I bought a recumbent! (Photo of a similar bike)



Can anyone recommend a good ponytail style to go with my new found barcolounger on wheels?

You do realize that you now need to re-gain at least 40 pounds for full membership in The Brotherhood? Plus, as noted below, the ZZ-Top style beard and, for good measure, at least a couple of tie-died shirts. :-D
 

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el Guapo said:
Really? So why are they jerks? What have they done to you? Recumbent guys (and gals) around here are sort of the "Dude" types from the Big Lebowski. You couldn't ruffle them if you tried.

I just almost got run over by a couple of them while riding the local trail. Speeding and riding two a breast, not yeilding to single file when being approached by me or other bikers. Oh and they never waved "Hi" either.

But these guys were in those fully enclosed recumbents, so maybe they are a different breed. So I could be wrong... but rarely am.. ;-)
 

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Can you compromise and ride to the lecture? It sounds as though it'd be really interesting...

So I try to do this, and here is what happened.

Decided to skip teh leg ripper to go for an easy ride with friends in teh city and then go to this lecture.

On my way to teh meeting place, I ended up getting a flat, no problem, I pull out my spare tube and air cartridge. Change the tire, don't feel anything in the tire, great, thread the cartridge on, it does not fully engage and sprays more CO2 on me then into teh tube, no proble, pull out the back up one, same thing. Get enough airt into the tire to ride it to a gas station, use teh pump to inflate to a riding a pressure,, hop back on teh bike ride for about 30 seconds, then bang, tire goes. Turns out I cut the tire open. The pisser, is that the tire only has about 300k on it and it is a long distance tire that is good for 3000 k. Then I had to walk to my buddies house as I had no change, for the streetcar and I had forgotten my cell phone.

So I end up not getting a ride in, not seeing the speaker I wanted to and having to buy new parts. The cost breakdown is 2 cartridges ($3 each), 2 tubes ($8 each) and one tire $75.
 

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donk said:
So I try to do this, and here is what happened.

Decided to skip teh leg ripper to go for an easy ride with friends in teh city and then go to this lecture.

On my way to teh meeting place, I ended up getting a flat, no problem, I pull out my spare tube and air cartridge. Change the tire, don't feel anything in the tire, great, thread the cartridge on, it does not fully engage and sprays more CO2 on me then into teh tube, no proble, pull out the back up one, same thing. Get enough airt into the tire to ride it to a gas station, use teh pump to inflate to a riding a pressure,, hop back on teh bike ride for about 30 seconds, then bang, tire goes. Turns out I cut the tire open. The pisser, is that the tire only has about 300k on it and it is a long distance tire that is good for 3000 k. Then I had to walk to my buddies house as I had no change, for the streetcar and I had forgotten my cell phone.

So I end up not getting a ride in, not seeing the speaker I wanted to and having to buy new parts. The cost breakdown is 2 cartridges ($3 each), 2 tubes ($8 each) and one tire $75.

Damn that sucks! Can I add to an amazingly similar story:

"I wait for the bus for over an hour in Yountville (north of Napa, CA). The bus pulls up, there are already two bicycles on the rack-and the driver won't let me on :-@ I stary walking the EIGHT MILES back to my car. (No cell phone with me, nobody home when I try the pay phones). Luckily, a fellow cyclist picks me up a mile down the road and ferries me back to the car."
 

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Gotta love being a high level volunteer, off for an (nearly) all expense paid trip to mountain bike nationals at Mt Ste Anne this weekend. Should be a weekend of some of the best mtb racing in Canada for a long time.
 

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donk said:
Gotta love being a high level volunteer, off for an (nearly) all expense paid trip to mountain bike nationals at Mt Ste Anne this weekend. Should be a weekend of some of the best mtb racing in Canada for a long time.

Sounds like a lotta fund. Enjoy.
 

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I recently purchased a used EZ-1 from my local bike store. Here are my major impressions now that I have a whole 10 miles on the bike.

1. You have to steer. The old body english does nothing for you. Steering is key to keeping my skin off the concrete.
2. The steering is lightning fast. With the smaller front wheel a little tilt is all it takes to make corners.
3. Clipping in is slightly more difficult. I imagine this will change as I gain more experience.
4. I can see things so much better. I'm not looking at the 20 feet of road ahead of me. In the recumbent riding position I'm a better observer of my environment.
5. I can really feel the downhill speed build quickly. Way Cool!
6. What a dog it is going up hill. I see this as a minor downside for all of the other upsides.
7. People are very friendly towards the "bent." I let four total strangers ride it yesterday. It is a friendmaker. As an typical Type-A, outgoing, chatterbox, I can now talk to even more people. (My wife's number one beef with me is I talk to total strangers - and they seem to enjoy the conversations.) Way Cool.
8. I can bolt stuff almost everywhere on this thing. And, I do so love to "accessorize" my bicycles.
9. I'll need 2 spare tubes instead of the usual one because of the different tire sizes.
10. My pockets need to be on the front of the jersey now.

Just my $.02 - You're opinions will differ.
 

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el Guapo said:
I recently purchased a used EZ-1 from my local bike store. Here are my major impressions now that I have a whole 10 miles on the bike.

Just my $.02 - You're opinions will differ.

Keep reporting. I have been thinking of a recumbent.
 

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donk said:
So I try to do this, and here is what happened.

Decided to skip teh leg ripper to go for an easy ride with friends in teh city and then go to this lecture.

On my way to teh meeting place, I ended up getting a flat, no problem, I pull out my spare tube and air cartridge. Change the tire, don't feel anything in the tire, great, thread the cartridge on, it does not fully engage and sprays more CO2 on me then into teh tube, no proble, pull out the back up one, same thing. Get enough airt into the tire to ride it to a gas station, use teh pump to inflate to a riding a pressure,, hop back on teh bike ride for about 30 seconds, then bang, tire goes. Turns out I cut the tire open. The pisser, is that the tire only has about 300k on it and it is a long distance tire that is good for 3000 k. Then I had to walk to my buddies house as I had no change, for the streetcar and I had forgotten my cell phone.

So I end up not getting a ride in, not seeing the speaker I wanted to and having to buy new parts. The cost breakdown is 2 cartridges ($3 each), 2 tubes ($8 each) and one tire $75.
Yikes. Maybe that wasn't such a great idea after all....sorry....
I've started doing my field work by bike, or at least some of it. It's a nice way to get necessary work done, and still get a nice ride in. Rode around a huge (400+ acre) industrial park this afternoon, to get an idea of its layout and uses. Hardly any traffic at all, except semis, wide, smooth roads, nice cool breeze when it wasn't sweltering...if only all of my field work could be like that.
 

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el Guapo said:
I recently purchased a used EZ-1 from my local bike store. Here are my major impressions now that I have a whole 10 miles on the bike.

1. You have to steer. The old body english does nothing for you. Steering is key to keeping my skin off the concrete.
2. The steering is lightning fast. With the smaller front wheel a little tilt is all it takes to make corners.
3. Clipping in is slightly more difficult. I imagine this will change as I gain more experience.
4. I can see things so much better. I'm not looking at the 20 feet of road ahead of me. In the recumbent riding position I'm a better observer of my environment.
5. I can really feel the downhill speed build quickly. Way Cool!
6. What a dog it is going up hill. I see this as a minor downside for all of the other upsides.
7. People are very friendly towards the "bent." I let four total strangers ride it yesterday. It is a friendmaker. As an typical Type-A, outgoing, chatterbox, I can now talk to even more people. (My wife's number one beef with me is I talk to total strangers - and they seem to enjoy the conversations.) Way Cool.
8. I can bolt stuff almost everywhere on this thing. And, I do so love to "accessorize" my bicycles.
9. I'll need 2 spare tubes instead of the usual one because of the different tire sizes.
10. My pockets need to be on the front of the jersey now.

Just my $.02 - You're opinions will differ.

I know someone with a recumbent and here are a few thing he tells me.

1) you must clip your feet into the peddles because if you don't you strain you legs trying to holding them up all the time.

2) after a long ride, because you were sitting down in a reclining position you get the woobley noodle leg feeling much more and faster.

Post subject: Editorial as published in the Kalamazoo Gazette

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On Sunday April 17TH many lives were dramatically changed. It was a beautiful afternoon, warm and inviting and two good friends of mine jumped on their bikes to get some fresh air and exercise. They were riding on a Kalamazoo County Road when they were hit from behind by a mini van. The location in which they were struck on this road had a least a mile of visibility in both directions. As I sit here and write I ask myself WHY were they hit? HOW could this have happened? How could they NOT have been seen? They were in brightly colored clothing; they were riding on the edge of the road in single file, they are seasoned cyclists. The accident wasn’t malicious in nature; it wasn’t as though the person who hit them wanted to take them out. But they did and my friend’s and their family’s lives have changed because of it.

I write this letter to you because the Gazette never covered this accident. I believe that people in our community need to be aware of accidents that happen on our roads so that the awareness of “sharing the road” is heightened. More and more people are getting out on the roads to ride bikes, walk and roller blade. The roads are for everyone (legally as well as figuratively). It would be wonderful to have bike lanes throughout the county to encourage people to be active. Yet until that time, we need to share the space that we have on the roads with all people young and old.

This accident occurred, not because of a bike lane issue, but that of the driver being distracted at the time of impact. Whether it was because they reached for a cell phone, turned their head to speak to someone in the back seat, swerved because of spilled coffee on a new shirt, who knows? Who cares? My friends were hit from behind; they didn’t even know it was coming.

We, as adults, are responsible for our actions when we turn the key to these powerful machines. Our actions affect others. We all need more conscious awareness in our driving. Driving is not the time to: put on makeup, have an emotional conversation, eat a meal, talk on the phone, or the numerous other activities that go on. It is a time to be aware of all that is around you as you move along at 50 – 60 mph. The bad judgment of this driver has changed people’s lives forever.
I am eternally grateful that my friends are alive. It is truly a miracle. One of my friends is still bedridden for the next three weeks; she has already been in bed for over a month now, the first two weeks in and out of Intensive Care. This is only the beginning of her road to recovery. My other friend is slowly healing her numerous injuries.

Even with all this, I must say that I feel horribly for the person who hit my friends. I cannot imagine having to live with knowing how much suffering I had caused. I know I have, we all have, been distracted while driving before and scared ourselves back to consciousness.

Please, please don’t let this horrible accident happen to you.
Please drive with a heightened awareness.
Please share the road.

As a result of this accident a number of local cyclist have organized the "Ride For Awareness".

Here is a link to the website.

This is beginning to become a pretty big event. I will be participating with my wife and I can see this becoming a annual event that gets pretty big.

Following the event I will post any newspaper articles and my thoughts on the event.
 
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"Share the road" indeed! This past weekend, I was on a solo ride out to Multnomah Falls and back, going downhill at about 35 mph. No shoulder on this particular stretch of road. Some fine citizen in a SUV gets right on my rear wheel and leans on the horn for about 30 seconds or so until he can pass me safely. I can only imagine what was going through his head...mostly air, I'm guessing. :-{ :-@ :-{ :-@
 

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el Guapo said:
May God have Mercy upon my soul. Last night I bought a recumbent! (Photo of a similar bike)

Can anyone recommend a good ponytail style to go with my new found barcolounger on wheels?

I am looking up at the sky, expecting to see the Lord coming back. First, eG sells the Volvo, and now he gets a 'bent.

You will love it, Guap! I have exactly the same bike, right down to the blue color. It's fun to ride, albeit a bit slow; the downside is that after a while you will start wanting a bigger one with underseat steering and a high price. I have had this problem from the beginning, but it was enough to get my wife to agree to let me have this one.

I do not now, and never will have, a pony tail. I tried a beard once, but it looked crappy. Ride on!
 

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Yeeha.. off-road!

Last Saturday the bf and I went out to a mountain bike track in a coastal park.. first time I've ridden a track like that and it was fun!!! Some really steep drops and I almost came off a couple of times... a good buzz :) Great views of the coastline too. We rode back along the beach and even though it was windy and raining a little, it was really cool and there was a big rainbow! :)

I'm glad I ended up buying a bike with suspension - tried riding down some steps and the suspension made it easy!

Tomorrow I will be riding on the flat - going to cycle round some of the bays here in the city with a couple of girlfriends.
 

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Michigan Public Radio- Pedaling for Stories

This is interesting so I thought I would pass it along.

On Michigan Public Radio News Director, Michael Leland, is biking across the state, visiting a few towns and points of interest and will be gathering stories along the way.

It is pretty interesting. Take a listen.
 

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The Tour

Okay, it's time to start talking about the greatest event in cycling. The Tour de France. Starts Saturday with Lance working toward his seventh victory.

Anyone following it?:)
 

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Was hiking with the pack (my three dogs) on a very narrow, poor visibility, very steep single track in the Oakland Hills yesterday. Two crazy mountain bikers came barrelling downhill and came to a screeching halt literally at nose end of the first dog.

Ironically, we then ran into a work crew of volunteers installing a barrier and a "no bicycles" sign on the trail.

As a roadie who also does a lot of hiking, can't say I like the crazy-risky side of mountain bikers very much. Especially on shared trails. :-c
 

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mileage2762004 said:
Okay, it's time to start talking about the greatest event in cycling. The Tour de France. Starts Saturday with Lance working toward his seventh victory.

Anyone following it?:)

I have the timetable with all of the stages and distances pinned up on my wall in work, and I am awaiting the start with bated breath. In order to make this like some kind of Ryder Cup type event, I'm going to pin my colours to the wall and state that I am supporting the German Team Telekom's Jan Ullrich to dethrone Lance Armstrong. I'm sorry but 6 titles is enough! Europa Abu!:)

It runs through Karlsruhe in Germany this year, which is a beautiful and very modest city in terms of its everyday scale (end of stage 7) watch out for it.
 

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mileage2762004 said:
Okay, it's time to start talking about the greatest event in cycling. The Tour de France. Starts Saturday with Lance working toward his seventh victory.

Anyone following it?:)


2 awesome sources of coverage

www.eurosport.com and www.cyclingtv.com

I for one hope the race unfolds in one of 2 ways. Ullrich steps up and wins OR armstrong wins, by wearing the yellow jersey from start to finish and takes a few of the other jerseys like Merkx would. I would prefer for Armstrong to lose. Maybe Levi will step up this year?
 
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donk said:
I would prefer for Armstrong to lose.

What, and miss out on all of the wonderful Armstrong-driven angst and woe in the French media?

Voudriez-vous un peu de fromage avec cet vin? ;-)
 

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mileage2762004 said:
Okay, it's time to start talking about the greatest event in cycling. The Tour de France. Starts Saturday with Lance working toward his seventh victory.

Anyone following it?:)

In honour of the Tour and a local rider who has actually worn the yellow jersey, combined with my new digital camera, here are a few pictures of Steve Bauer, one of North America's greatest cyclists.

sb3.jpg


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sb1.jpg


Wonder if Lance will be doing this in 15 years?

A few other pictures from the races that day. The race was held at the CNE grounds in association with the CHIN Canada Day Picnic. I'll post a few more with interesting back drops.


The Kids Race
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The Pro's race
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windmill.jpg


TO's lone windmill on the lakeshore

Sorry about the multiple posts and the image quality of this last one, still learning the camera and I have not figured out teh new "edit button". :-$
 
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Bush Says He's Fine After Bike Accident

Headline and Article from the AP Wire:
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationw...57105.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

Highlight:

"GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Fresh bandages on his left hand from a mountain biking accident, President Bush said Thursday he's doing well -- and so apparently is the Scottish police officer with whom he collided.

"It just goes to show I should act my age," Bush, who turned 59 on Wednesday, joked with reporters.

Bush lost control of his bike Wednesday on a slick stretch of pavement and ran into the local officer, who was on foot, knocking him over.

"When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall. Otherwise, you're not riding hard," Bush said.
 
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