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Old 03-01-2011, 07:43 PM   #19066
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Watching American Flyers.

I've ridden those roads!

How nifty is that?!

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #19067
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Ricardo, you have more patients than I do, I do build wheels and have built them for others but I'm not a pro at it.
Man try building a BMW GS wheel if you want to talk about "Patience", Fuck me all that "Cross spoke" thing makes you nuts, I build five of them, three 21" one 19" and one rear but For sure I will leave it to Woody and his team for the next one.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:53 PM   #19068
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Watching American Flyers.

I've ridden those roads!

How nifty is that?!

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I love that movie so much, Even if I did not like bicycles i'm sure i will love it just the same
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:26 PM   #19069
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I FOUND IT!!! Only took a half hour of googling all kinds of phrases and words...

I lost 320 pounds bike riding

Coincidently found these Also...

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and...

I was morbidly obese then I rediscovered cycling


Ricardo, I've only done 3 moto wheels, all dirt bikes, no beemers, all had rims re-laced, all survived, I think
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:01 PM   #19070
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Oh, I've suffered. Thank God for Vicodin. Hopefully you can find the link.
If I may throw out...Don't underestimate how many pounds of muscle you gain when losing 30lbs from riding a bike. I am 50ish pounds over weight, and after a few years of hard riding, I have lost almost no weight, but I have lost inches around my waist, and gained a lot of muscle in my legs, ETC.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:59 AM   #19071
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If I may throw out...Don't underestimate how many pounds of muscle you gain when losing 30lbs from riding a bike. I am 50ish pounds over weight, and after a few years of hard riding, I have lost almost no weight, but I have lost inches around my waist, and gained a lot of muscle in my legs, ETC.
You are correct! I tried to explain that to an old girlfriend who had been working out for about 2 or more months. She called me crying that all that work and only lost 1 pound. I asked her how her clothes fit and she had dropped like 2 or 3 sizes. It took a while to convince her muscle weighed more than fat. When you go from near career couch potato to cyclist and gym freek, things happen! She went from being soft and slightly padded to lean and strong.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:32 AM   #19072
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You are correct! I tried to explain that to an old girlfriend who had been working out for about 2 or more months. She called me crying that all that work and only lost 1 pound. I asked her how her clothes fit and she had dropped like 2 or 3 sizes. It took a while to convince her muscle weighed more than fat. When you go from near career couch potato to cyclist and gym freek, things happen! She went from being soft and slightly padded to lean and strong.
I took up bike riding to get fit (especially for riding dirt bikes - at first I was pooped after just 2 or 3 hours) and I was obsessive about weighing myself. It's about the worst thing you can do IMHO when trying to lose weight and get fit. I haven't weighed myself in a couple years now - every now again I catch myself as I step onto the scales but I stop myself since it just isn't worth it. I could give a shit how much I weigh - I'll never be uber-slim and that's just fine, I have accepted that, I just want to ride bikes and be able to do it for longer.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:01 AM   #19073
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Watching American Flyers.

I've ridden those roads!

How nifty is that?!

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Cool. Thanks for the memory jog as I haven't watched it in many years. Just put it in the Netflix queue. Sent you a PM re: a bike for sale.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:41 AM   #19074
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I agree with everything said about the weight. Gone from a 44 to a 40 in pants size. What I am learning now is about how to ear right, when to take a break when riding, ect. Would like to get down below the max frame weight load of the manufacture of my bike.

Also, thank for the links Mgorman.


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I took up bike riding to get fit (especially for riding dirt bikes - at first I was pooped after just 2 or 3 hours) and I was obsessive about weighing myself. It's about the worst thing you can do IMHO when trying to lose weight and get fit. I haven't weighed myself in a couple years now - every now again I catch myself as I step onto the scales but I stop myself since it just isn't worth it. I could give a shit how much I weigh - I'll never be uber-slim and that's just fine, I have accepted that, I just want to ride bikes and be able to do it for longer.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:26 AM   #19075
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I would have been riding as an extra for that film, if I had not been contracted to BMW to ride the motorcycle for the Coors Classic.
But, we got to help host the premier in Denver.

Bits of trivia:
The cycling shorts Costner wore had to be taken in his legs were so skinny.
He fell on the monument and broke his collar bone.

The extras made him ride "The Wall" many, many times after he was overheard bad-mouthing cyclists.

After the descent off the monument he had a new opinion of tough.

Part of the climb they did where the "Russian" is pushing Costner's character is actually downhill on the pass from Bergen park to Mount Evans.

When the helicopter takes off above the race from the Coors brewery the BMW motorcycle crew is a very tiny red blob in the lower left corner of the screen, or was. I was kneeling beside a motorcycle re-tightening a clamp on a leaking fuel line. We were riding pre-production 1984 K-model BMW's. All of the K-bikes overheated on the mountain passes, except mine. No idea why.
The bike race had a fuel contract with 7-Eleven who sold gas with alcohol in it. This stuff ate all of the rubber in the fuel systems, leading to gummed up works in every bike.
Most of the stores would not accept the fuel cards we had so I stopped going there.

My daughter, (the lawyer), and the bike I rode for the 1984 Coors Classic, where the movie was filmed. They also spent a lot of time filming before and after the race lots and lots up on the Morgul-Bismark course.
13 miles of near perfect training grounds.



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Watching American Flyers.

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How nifty is that?!

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:23 AM   #19076
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Mercury264...

I use the notches in my belt to remind me that I need to pedal more, eat less! which remionds me, I'm up a notch over the winter



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I would have been riding as an extra for that film, if I had not been contracted to BMW to ride the motorcycle for the Coors Classic.

Now that is a dream job, riding motorcycles for a living, at a bicycle race no less! I ride moto at our clubs race up here in Orrville and have at a couple other races just for the ride. This past summer we had an official moto-ref who was such an asshole to our registration girls, I felt we had no choice to write a letter of reprimand to USAC. When the insignificant disfunctionary was ready to leave he asked the best road home. I gave him my opinion and he replied with "I ain't riding no F*ing gravel roads". So I told him to point his KLR south until he hit the Ohio River and don't ever come back. In all my years of racing moto or pedal, I have never met a bigger imperonator of the male member. Hopefully he's been nutered and can't reproduce! (sorry about that rant)


Just got an invite this afternoon to another pedaling movie playing downtown here in Massillon..

Breaking Away (1979)
"A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl."
- The Greatest Bicycling Movie of All Time.
- Hilarious, Heartwarming, Inspiring
April 8-10
The Lions Lincoln Theater
156 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 10 at 6:00pm
Sponsored by Ernie's Bicycle Shop
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078902/
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3787129113/
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:35 AM   #19077
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Bits of trivia:
The cycling shorts Costner wore had to be taken in his legs were so skinny.
He fell on the monument and broke his collar bone.

The extras made him ride "The Wall" many, many times after he was overheard bad-mouthing cyclists.

After the descent off the monument he had a new opinion of tough.

Thanks for sharing this excellent story about Danceswithbaggybikeshorts.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #19078
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Im getting the itch to get back out there.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:45 AM   #19079
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No living involved. Working as a ref/marshal cost me about my a good bit every year.
The writer of both films lived in Denver, may still We would run into each other every once in a great while out riding. when we rode along together he would stop once in a while and fire up a cigarette.

Gave me a chance to talk bikes instead of just pounding out miles with my voices in my head as company.
"Breaking Away" is the story of the little 500 race at Indiana University.

Little 500

I quit riding motorcycles as an USCF official after several races and officials got sued over incidents. Usually some spectator walking out into the peleton. There is a load of exposure financially when working these things. I decided I didn't need that much adventure. And besides my daughters were up to an age where I was spending all my time with them and their activities, something of mine had to go.Bicycle racing got the call. That left work and family.
While I was in college, (late bloomer/third career), I used motorcycles from our shop and added some lettering for advertising. It worked I got the front page of the sports section a few times.

We usually found the biggest jerks drove Saab 9000's for some reason, though one golfer in a 3-series BMW did attempt to vie for the lead. While not able to push some tough contenders from the lead, I think the Sheriff, gave him an award for his effort.

A few bikes we used,







We also had an R100 RTPD, an R80/GS, K100, K100LT, K100RS, K75, an R80 with an S fairing, and my old silver R100S.

The best gigs by far were as a photographer's platform. Much better viewing of the actual racing and these gigs paid well. I worked Triathlons, marathons, 5 and 10K's as well as bicycle races. These are loads of fun compared to the pre-dawn to past dusk work of a marshal or official. As a marshal you are so far away from the race to do a good job, you never should see the race. And we rarely did. One one occasion we were hastily drafted to be the lead into town since the car was not going to make the several 90 degree corners. We had two leading police bikes, (Harley Davidsons), they stuck to the posted speed limit of 35 mph while ourselves and the peleton sprinted past at about 50 up main into Estes Park.
The cops wanted to ticket us for blaring our horns, and there was a lot of yelling.
Later the state patrol got caught in a patrol car by the peleton coming off a pass at about 55 or better. The commander in the car was really pissed the bicycles were passing him. They were under the mistaken impression a bicycle race was similar to a parade. A stately and orderly procession. I guess the word "race" only meant one thing to them.

Oh, there are hazards to riding with photographers... They sometimes lose track of reality and do some dumb things.
I had a big TV cameraman sitting backwards on the RTPD, and as we rounded a downhill corner during filming a circuit race he wanted a different angle so hooked his massive arm around my neck and leaned way off the bike, nearly tearing my head off and choking me to tunnel vision before I could get stopped at a pullout and explain how choke-holding the driver of the motorcycle was bad for both of us.

During the Coors Classic in 1981, a Video guy jumped off a Goldwing, (Beta-Cam) with his tape deck strapped to the top of the top box, he hops off on the left and runs around to the right side and then decided to run down the slope for a shot of the peleton rising out of the pavement between the mountain Spring flowers. Well, remember that tapedeck tied to the top box?
He didn't. he gets to the end of the tether, and is jerked off is feet, onto his back, (camera is at his shoulder), and these Beta-Cam guys all looked like NFL-sized people. The poor motorcycle pilot is a not too tall semi-round retired guy wearing shorts and a beanie-type hat. The bike is jerked by the tethered camera and deck much more than his short and bare little legs can handle. Motorcycle, rider, cameraman and camera all tumble down the rocky slope to the edge of the river. I seem to recall the networks spent a good sum buying the pilot a new bike and is bodily repair bill. The camera exploded into something over $50,000 of trash. We had a great view of this action, but no pictures since our job was to keep cars out of the bike race not take pictures. That and a few other small incidents kept me away from camera work for a good bit. I got into it as a platform for a few small female photographers who seemed to understand that motorcycles could be both a great vantage point to shoot from and dangerous. They would tell me what they were going to do before doing it and we would discuss what was not a good idea before firing up bike and camera.
The sidecar worked really well for the big Beta-Cam guys. Gave them a nice stable platform with plenty of handholds so they didn't have to crawl all over me.


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Mercury264...
I use the notches in my belt to remind me that I need to pedal more, eat less! which reminds me, I'm up a notch over the winter
Now that is a dream job, riding motorcycles for a living, at a bicycle race no less! I ride moto at our clubs race up here in Orrville and have at a couple other races just for the ride. This past summer we had an official moto-ref who was such an asshole to our registration girls, I felt we had no choice to write a letter of reprimand to USAC. When the insignificant disfunctionary was ready to leave he asked the best road home. I gave him my opinion and he replied with "I ain't riding no F*ing gravel roads". So I told him to point his KLR south until he hit the Ohio River and don't ever come back. In all my years of racing moto or pedal, I have never met a bigger imperonator of the male member. Hopefully he's been nutered and can't reproduce! (sorry about that rant)


Just got an invite this afternoon to another pedaling movie playing downtown here in Massillon..

Breaking Away (1979)
"A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl."
- The Greatest Bicycling Movie of All Time.
- Hilarious, Heartwarming, Inspiring
April 8-10
The Lions Lincoln Theater
156 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 10 at 6:00pm
Sponsored by Ernie's Bicycle Shop
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078902/
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3787129113/
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:47 AM   #19080
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I use the notches in my belt to remind me that I need to pedal more, eat less! which remionds me, I'm up a notch over the winter






Now that is a dream job, riding motorcycles for a living, at a bicycle race no less! I ride moto at our clubs race up here in Orrville and have at a couple other races just for the ride. This past summer we had an official moto-ref who was such an asshole to our registration girls, I felt we had no choice to write a letter of reprimand to USAC. When the insignificant disfunctionary was ready to leave he asked the best road home. I gave him my opinion and he replied with "I ain't riding no F*ing gravel roads". So I told him to point his KLR south until he hit the Ohio River and don't ever come back. In all my years of racing moto or pedal, I have never met a bigger imperonator of the male member. Hopefully he's been nutered and can't reproduce! (sorry about that rant)


Just got an invite this afternoon to another pedaling movie playing downtown here in Massillon..

Breaking Away (1979)
"A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl."
- The Greatest Bicycling Movie of All Time.
- Hilarious, Heartwarming, Inspiring
April 8-10
The Lions Lincoln Theater
156 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 10 at 6:00pm
Sponsored by Ernie's Bicycle Shop
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078902/
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3787129113/
Exactly what I do - in general, if my clothes fit better, I know I'm heading in the right direction.
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