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This is what RAGBRAI is all about
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 4.

The Cheetah
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 2.

Obituaries of two cool cyclists who died (naturally) last year
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jan 5.

The type of U lock matters.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B May 14, 2015.

LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Nov 5, 2014.

How is that Chainlink website "tuneup" coming along?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by dan brown Apr 28, 2014.

Here is your chance to own the coolest bike of all time
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony L Mar 8, 2014.

It started with a flat tire.....
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Markus Jun 14, 2013.

I'm a Car Guy...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Waller Jun 23, 2013.

 

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Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Olympic Cycling - Schedule & Updates!
"UCI ban in 3.....2......1...."
Aug 10
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Olympic Cycling - Schedule & Updates!
"Interesting piece on the bikes that are going to be used by the US Women's team pursuit squad this Saturday (one of my personal favs even though Michael A finds it boring) The drive train is on left side for aerodynamics as well as having…"
Aug 10
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Olympic Cycling - Schedule & Updates!
"No need to compound it here. I was wrong. Even though I doubt many here know who Spartacus is without the google."
Aug 10
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Olympic Cycling - Schedule & Updates!
"I got called out for posting spoilers on FB. I should've known better."
Aug 10
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Watching Olympic Cycling Competition - Full Schedule
"Good day for the old folks"
Aug 10
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Watching Olympic Cycling Competition - Full Schedule
"SPARTACUS!"
Aug 10
Michael B commented on Brett Ratner's page Help a Runner Prepare for Her First "Century" on a Bike!
"Working Bikes has gently used cycling clothes btw http://www.workingbikes.org/the-shop/"
Aug 5
Michael B commented on Brett Ratner's page Help a Runner Prepare for Her First "Century" on a Bike!
"I'm a runner with a cycling problem or a cyclist with a running problem depending on the day. I'm a 5 time Boston Marathoner, among many, many other races of just about every distance. I cross train on a bike by doing endurance rides. More…"
Aug 4
Michael B replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"The first couple times I did it I liked to race it for time and against my friends. I tried to get finished & be the first one on my team to the overnight town. I'm kind of past that now somewhat. Being a flatlander I love to mash the hills…"
Aug 4
Michael B replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"I'll also add that you still are riding almost 500 miles for the week if you're doing the additional loops. Not something that is easily done even without drinking."
Aug 4
Michael B replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"Actually the reputation of RAGBRAI was that it there was much more debauchery in the early days. For me it has never been a traveling party. What makes it special as someone who rides in the city daily is that for one week bikes rule & cars…"
Aug 4
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"While RAGBRAI has always been popular, I don't recall it being a drink-all-day sort of event back in the day. (I could certainly be wrong.) By "victim of its own success" I lump it with things like SxSW and Burning Man which both used…"
Aug 4
Michael B replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"Victim of it's own success?!? I can't say I know what you mean by that statement. I am a light drinker at best. For me it's all about the ride. You'll see cyclists of every type imaginable all of whom make it their own. I find it…"
Aug 4
Yasmeen replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"I don't drink very much and have a great time. There's also people-watching, small festive towns, so many hills, and lots of homemade pie. "
Aug 4
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"As a non-drinker, that story in particular turns me off to the whole RAGBRAI concept. I guess I should have ridden it when I was a grad student at Iowa in the 70s. Sounds like RAGBRAI a victim of its own success."
Aug 4
George Schick replied to Michael B's discussion This is what RAGBRAI is all about
"Michael - my understanding of the RAGBRAI has always pretty much been in line with the description in the link above from Kevin - a kind of cross between Lollapalooza and a rolling biergarten. So this relative of mine (who couldn't attend the…"
Aug 4

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser, Track, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
The beer

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At 10:47am on December 24, 2012, Serge Lubomudrov said…

Michael, I guess it was you running on the LFT? Sorry, didn't see you: tunnel vision. Though, I have to say that if it were a group of shapely women instead of middle aged dudes, I would probably notice them ;)

At 11:28pm on April 20, 2011, chixieonfixie said…

Michael - send me a pic of that paramount for sale..why are you selling it?

 

 

At 1:06pm on September 7, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Hey, Michael! How was your run?
At 3:15pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
I have no doubts it is, though it is still on my "to be read soon" list.

I was taking pictures there:

At 3:00pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Gee, are there so many Michaels? . . . A had to be more specific: did you go to the David Herlihy's book event at the Cellar? And by "met" I didn't mean "introduced."
At 1:59pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
We might have met at the Wine Cellar few weeks ago, Michael.
At 2:55pm on July 23, 2010, Sol said…
And I am looking forward to riding with you as well. It just hit me today that we are actually leaving tomorrow. I can't wait.
At 5:57pm on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Postscript: Hi Michael
One other thing of our previous thread that raises a question is that when I took a good look at the bike in the sunlight this afternoon one can clearly see blue paint showing through in various places on the frame and chain case. That along with the plastic fenders and no locking fork raise the question of whether this might be a parts bike salvage. This isn't anything I can't live with-I'm just wanting to establish what the bike is and to get your thought. My lbs says that he sold a lot of these bikes and there were not any plastic fenders. Did you buy it from a private party or a bike shop? Anyway, that's the latest. Jim
At 2:44pm on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Michael, yeah you definitely did a great job of packing. And I appreciate your observations-I think the variation in manufacture that you mention is likely the case. I'm taking it down to the lbs next week and look forward to some good times with it. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend. Jim
At 11:42am on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Hi Michael,

Please see my earlier post re comments and questions. Also, how do we reconcile that this Superbe does not have the fork lock which is a signal item for that model? BTW, the lugs on this model are really nice. Regards. Jim
 
 
 

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