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By balt

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#51 8 days ago

Cool thread! Nice to see a lot of us into cycling. I have 4 bikes: A new Cannondale Scapel for mountain biking (orange bike), a Felt Cross bike that I modified to use on the endless miles of gravel roads in SE Michigan (blue bike), and a KHS carbon fiber fat bike for winter riding and other soft, wet, and messy conditions (the black bike with a guy on it that looks suspiciously like me).

The fourth bike is a Trek 5000 carbon fiber road bike that I bought back in 2006. I used it for 4 or 5 seasons and put a lot of road miles on it, and did several organized century (100 mile) rides. However, as 2010 or 2011 approached, it seemed like the amount of distracted and/or careless drivers started to skyrocket, which probably ties in with the increase in cell phone use within vehicles. All my cycling friends started getting hit by vehicles and/or having really close calls (luckily nobody died). That's when I stopped riding paved roads and turned my attention to single track dirt trails and gravel roads (which have a lot less, and slower traffic in general). I probably should sell my road bike, but I hold onto in in hopes of participating in more large organized group rides in the future, as there feels like there's more safety in numbers on the road.

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#52 8 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

However, as 2010 or 2011 approached, it seemed like the amount of distracted and/or careless drivers started to skyrocket, which probably ties in with the increase in cell phone use within vehicles. All my cycling friends started getting hit by vehicles and/or having really close calls (luckily nobody died). That's when I stopped riding paved roads and turned my attention to single track dirt trails and gravel roads

Same here. I basically quit riding on the road around 2014 or 2015 after too many people were getting hit or killed. We had a group riding here in Kzoo several years ago where like 7 or 8 were killed from a guy in a pick-up truck. That pretty much sealed road cycling for me.

Have you ever done the ODRAM? That was one awesome ride in Michigan. Muskegon to Bay City in one day. IIRC, it was right around 150 miles.

#53 8 days ago

Love being on a bike almost as much as playing/working on pins. I have four in the stable currently. A Giant Defy, Cannondale Quick 6 and these two beauties. Cannondale Slice and the Dogma F10. Never have too many bikes OR pins!

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#54 8 days ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Same here. I basically quit riding on the road around 2014 or 2015 after too many people were getting hit or killed. We had a group riding here in Kzoo several years ago where like 7 or 8 were killed from a guy in a pick-up truck. That pretty much sealed road cycling for me.
Have you ever done the ODRAM? That was one awesome ride in Michigan. Muskegon to Bay City in one day. IIRC, it was right around 150 miles.

Man, sorry about losing those local people due to that guy that hit them in that pick-up truck. I remember that well, and it made me ill and furious. Horrible thing. I'm still upset about it to this day, and I suppose I always will be.

I did not ever participate in the ODRAM. It's something I'd like to do someday, but will I ever? I don't know. 100 miles is pretty tough on me. The best I ever did was 100 miles in 6 hours flat averaging 16.666mph, and that was when I was probably 40 years old. Now I'm 50. I was blown out at the end of that century too, LOL. I would probably surely be slower now, but that's probably a good idea. Pace myself and hope that I could finish those 150 miles in 10 to 12 hours.

#55 8 days ago

Awesome!!!!!

#56 8 days ago

its for sale too but i love the stealth look

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#57 8 days ago

this is my fav at the moment

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#58 8 days ago

my current project

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#59 8 days ago
Quoted from ralphcousman:

my current project

Wow, KILLER paint job!!

#60 8 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Wow, KILLER paint job!!

thanks, im thinking of selling it to fund a new pin..... its a brand new fuji d6 frame (old stock they don't make them anymore)

#61 8 days ago

Love this thread!

This Salsa Timberjack is my current ride. She's rigged up pretty heavy here - I rode the XWA last summer (La Push, WA to Coeur D'Alene, ID).

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#62 2 days ago

My grandfather in front of his Schwinn dealership, sometime in the early sixties.
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#63 1 day ago

Actually, if anybody can help me date this picture.

That's a Schwinn Hollywood or Fiesta in the window.
It's a color picture....when did that start?
My mom says 1957, but I think its later than that.

Thanks!!!!

Eric

#64 1 day ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

Actually, if anybody can help me date this picture.
That's a Schwinn Hollywood or Fiesta in the window.
It's a color picture....when did that start?
My mom says 1957, but I think its later than that.
Thanks!!!!
Eric

Schwinn catalogs are all on line. The Collectable Antique Bicycle Exchange (Cabe) is like pinside. You could post that picture in the right category and start a thread. You will most likely find your answer and hear a story or two about the store. Awesome picture.

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