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12-11-2009

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08-28-2015 11:37 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • My names mike Frye and I build custom frames as a hobby (true temper tubes) I used to own a LBS
  • bicycles, being a curmudgeon ,computers(old is ok if it works)
  • Full time student at Portland State University (until my lone dries up)
  • 97006
  • Beaverton
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: An aspect of health and fitness on 08-21-2015 at 03:04 AM
    Good Ideas, good sentiments, I still hate to have to drive my car to the jim so I can ride a
    trainer going nowhere fast.

  • Posted in thread: Switching from 10 speed to 11 speed on 08-15-2015 at 09:10 AM
    The next question is why spend the money on switching from a 10 to 11 when you know that 12 is
    just around the corner? I'm going to be going to Interbike this year and maybe they'll come out
    with 12 t...

  • Posted in thread: An aspect of health and fitness on 08-15-2015 at 08:51 AM
    The question is how many calories should a rider eat before he turns into Jabba the Hutt? Back
    when I used to ride 200 miles a week on a fixed gear it wasn't a problem. I simply ate anything
    I wanted ...

  • Posted in thread: What to carry for a 100-200 mile tour. on 07-21-2015 at 01:54 AM
    I think that this may be your first long ride. If that's the case it's always helpful to think
    about "Bonking" or "hitting the wall" while you are riding. I used to work for a guy who
    coached the Olym...

  • Posted in thread: Indicators for bicycles on 06-29-2015 at 08:15 AM
    Once a long time ago I used to give safety lectures to the Sherwood elementary school kids.
    There I showed them the correct way to use turn signals. It's really not that difficult and I
    still use them...

  • Posted in thread: Cycling Tip for Beginners - Use a Gel Seat on 05-09-2015 at 05:45 AM
    I like the idea of renting a saddle if you can. the local bike shop if they do a good job than
    usually they can set you up with something that will actually work. I was kind of lucky
    learning from a f...

  • Posted in thread: Cycling Tip for Beginners - Use a Gel Seat on 05-08-2015 at 07:06 PM
    Yes it is a saddle and yes gel helps keep chafing and feels really good. Back when I did retail
    I used to tell my customers the only real hard asses in sports were cyclists.The reason for
    this is that...

  • Posted in thread: Any other Clydesdales out there? on 05-03-2015 at 05:52 AM
    The main problem I seem to have since I moved back to the suburbs, is that cars just don't seem
    to see me. I'm still trying to get over the last big shunt I had, this involved me riding in
    the bike la...

  • Posted in thread: Any other Clydesdales out there? on 05-02-2015 at 12:05 AM
    I checked to day on my digital scale this morning and it was showing 190 lbs. Unfortunately I
    think that it is caused by the loss of muscle fiber. I tried to pump up a set of car tires and
    boy I got w...

  • Posted in thread: Freeway Riding - Mostly in the West on 04-17-2015 at 07:47 AM
    I think we are in agreement here, there are spots were you have to ride on the only accessible
    road. But there is a point where you have to draw a limit to what is appropriate. Good old
    Newtonian phys...

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