Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
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Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm

Little update on my sisters’ crash recovery. She made it through surgery and has added five titanium screws to herself. Beats me by two. She is on crutches and doing PT now, three times a week. Although she says she is now able to get into her car and take herself to PT if necessary, our 85 year old father insists on carting her back and forth. Gives him something to do.

She says that this is the most rest she has had since she left home forty some years ago and she’s kind of liking it. Looks like she’ll miss the Birkie a second time in two years, though.
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Post by Desantnik-VDV » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:12 pm

Speedy recovery and to have full pedaling force! 👍
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Post by sidecarmike » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:44 pm

Barb and I have Day 6 bikes. Kind of a semi-recumbent. Not racers, but very comfortable. Even for an old fat guy with tin knees and a bad back.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 pm

Those are different.
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Post by chaos2 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:36 pm

switched out the 32mm semi slicks on my gravel bike for 40mm Kendas for winter riding. Feels like I'm riding a monster truck! :D
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Post by sidecarmike » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:41 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Those are different.
My son bought me a recumbent Rans Wave, but I just couldn't get used to it. These are about half way between that and a regular bike. They are actually set up to convert to electric, but we are happy as they set. https://day6bikes.com/
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:19 am

Time to put away the pricey bike.
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And bring out the less pricey winter bike.
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Sidecarmike-I see you are a cheesehead from Menomenee. I'm originally from Eau Claire.
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Post by tgtrotter » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:43 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Little update on my sisters’ crash recovery. She made it through surgery and has added five titanium screws to herself. Beats me by two.....
Thanks for the update. Sounds like good health, bones, longevity and accident prone runs in the genes. I'm 3 of 4.
Glad she's gonna be ok.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:41 pm

tgtrotter wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:43 pm
cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Little update on my sisters’ crash recovery. She made it through surgery and has added five titanium screws to herself. Beats me by two.....
Thanks for the update. Sounds like good health, bones, longevity and accident prone runs in the genes. I'm 3 of 4.
Glad she's gonna be ok.
We may be 4 for 4 in our family. Every one of the siblings has been in the ER at one time or another. My own Guardian Angel has been suspended several times for stepping out for a smoke break just before I have an 'Oops' or a 'Hold my beer...' moment.
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Post by sidecarmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:37 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
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Sidecarmike-I see you are a cheesehead from Menomenee. I'm originally from Eau Claire.
Whatever possessed you to move from God's Country to Illinoid?

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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:07 pm

You mean Illannoy? :wink:
My Dad got hired on to AMC in 1958, so we moved to Kenosha County. First job out of high school took me to Illannoy in 74 and left me there in 97. Current job is still in Illannoy but I work from home in the sticks now. For one more year. There are actually two Illanoys, Chicago and the Land of Lincoln. Kind of like Madison is 25 square miles surrounded by reality. The Land of Lincoln part is actually quite nice even if my Dad still calls me a FIB.

The Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire is built on our family farm. That farm was a great place to be a kid.
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