I am into cycling. I got into it about 4 years ago. I do a couple big rides
every year and enjoy the challenge and relaxation of it.
Sections - (click on link below to goto a section on this page)
Upcoming Events (local and eventful)
Rides I have done
- TOSRV (Tour of the Sciota River Valley) - www.tosrv.org - This is a ride from Columbus
to Portsmouth Ohio. 2 day event, 100 miles per day, stay in Portsmouth. Mostly
flat with a few hills (follows the river). Very well supported ride.
- MS-150 (Multiple Sclerosis) - nationalmssociety.org - I participate with the Ohio
Valley Chapter and have done 1 of the Ohio Buckeye Chapter. Both are very well
- RAGBRAIŽ (The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across
IowaŽ) - www.ragrai.org -
is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. RAGBRAI is the longest,
largest and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world. Awesome ride. Average
about 50miles per day, camping along the way. You do not have to be super-fit
to ride this, if you can ride 50miles in 8hours, eat all day long, and pee in
a corn field, then you can do this ride. Make sure you dip your rear tire in
the Missouri river and front tire in the Mississippi.
I try to stay off the bike trails b/c there are too many obtacles, plus there
is a 20mph speed limit. But they are good for new riders and family outings.
www.ohiobikeways.net - very useful and updated site...links
to all the bike sites and maps.
contains info and maps of trails. The maps they have are somewhat accurate
(they are dated 2000), but you will find that some of the "planning or
programmed" for construction is already done. Direct links to maps are
below(the are big PDF's so I don't have the room here).
What I have
Diamondback Expert 1998 (guessing on year) - Bought it
used from a young fellow that worked at a local bike shop. He did replace the
fork with carbon metallic and wheels that he built himself. I have added a few
things myself for comfort like a San Marco seat and aero bars. It's a great
Cannondale 2.8 Series Triathlon/Time Trial
1994 56cm - R1000 frame(polished aluminum with
Diamond Black metallic fork) with R700 features. It's a good bike, super
light, but I haven't gotten used to riding it...I like my good ole Diamondback
Sears special mountain bike - Yep a "department store
bike". This is what I started on, until somebody told me I was crazy and
needed a real bike...boy was I glad I listened.
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