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Routes / SS Badger Schedule, North Lakes Route 2
« on: April 09, 2014, 06:37:56 pm »
SS Badger ferry schedule for the North Lakes Route Section 2(Manitowoc, WI alternative)....

http://www.ssbadger.com/schedule-fares/

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Gear Talk / Re: Selle Anatomica Titanico X
« on: December 14, 2013, 07:52:50 pm »
Anyone considering one, now is the time~ $99 for any saddle....
http://selleanatomica.com/

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General Discussion / Re: Day Jobs?
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:32:14 am »
I know I can't take months to ride, but retirements 4 years away....for now it's nice short weekend/weeklong Inn to Inn rides.   5yrs from now perhaps longer.

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General Discussion / Re: Brooks Sadles
« on: August 01, 2013, 02:56:19 pm »
Jane, I am one (male) who was unable to ride my Brooks B17 Special.  After much advise from fellow forum members on adjustments etc I ran into medical issues that I just had to pass it on to a friend.  Beautiful saddle.
However, my wife now has a Brooks B17S (woman's version) and she loves it.  It is the only saddle she has been comfortable riding.  She is still in a break in period but has told me she loves it.
Just thought I'd throw this in.

If your medical issue was prostrate, Monarch Leather in Wisconsin will put a prostrate friendly cut out in.  Monarch Leather is the manufacturer for Selle AnAtomica saddles.  Contact Selle AnAtomica for details.

Medical issue was more complicated than that.  The hardness of the nose of the saddle caused "traumatic epeditamitis" which has sadly forced me to go to a noseless saddle (as recommended by my urologist).  Basically, I busted a you know what.  I am trying out a Nexride seat at this time but may be going to a recumbent in the future.  Funny, I had contacted Selle Anatomica and kept in touch with ideas but any type of nose on a saddle is out of the question.  As I said, my wife sure loves her brooks!

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General Discussion / Re: Need week long parking, Hudson WI
« on: July 26, 2013, 06:17:13 pm »
Have done a back lot of a church and offered a small $50 donation. 

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General Discussion / Re: Brooks Sadles
« on: July 21, 2013, 05:09:31 pm »
Jane, I am one (male) who was unable to ride my Brooks B17 Special.  After much advise from fellow forum members on adjustments etc I ran into medical issues that I just had to pass it on to a friend.  Beautiful saddle.
However, my wife now has a Brooks B17S (woman's version) and she loves it.  It is the only saddle she has been comfortable riding.  She is still in a break in period but has told me she loves it.
Just thought I'd throw this in.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tail Bone Pain
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:38:05 am »
Has she had a fit using a qualified bike-fit professional?  Most of these types of problems can me alleviated with a good bike fit.

Just spoke with my LBS and will be taking her in for a fit next week.  Thanks for the advise


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Gear Talk / Tail Bone Pain
« on: March 24, 2013, 01:15:08 pm »
My wife has been breaking in her new Brooks B17s on her trainer.  She likes it much better than her older gel saddle but has just started noticing a little soreness in her tailbone.  Anyone else have this concern and any suggestions?

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Gear Talk / Re: Selle Anatomica Titanico X
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:04:38 pm »
Last time I checked, Monarch Leather, the leather vendor to SA was charging $100 to cut a Brooks, so buying a Brooks saddle and sending it to Monarch Leather is an expensive way to go.

I did see on the SA site it is around $100.  I hate to do that to this Brooks I have been trying.  The black B17 Special with the copper rivets really is a thing of beauty but not why I got it.  Brooks gets great reviews but I ran into some issues with my, well you know.  No matter what way I adjusted it I just can't get it to be comfortable on my soft areas.  I only have about 22 bike trainer miles on it but just feel its not for me.  Even my Doctor suggested a switch.
Anyway, thanks for the comments and will consider the SAT saddle.  I will be calling them with a few questions and I have heard they have great customer service and a 30 day guarantee.
Joe

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Gear Talk / Selle Anatomica Titanico X
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:18:05 pm »
Any fans out there of the Selle Anatomica Titanico X?  Looking at the cutout design.  Have tried a Brooks B17 Special and just can't get away from the pain after many adjustments.  I know they make the imperial but thought I'd look into the SA brand- made here in Wisconsin.

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General Discussion / Re: Touring Question
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:19:44 pm »
My question is how do most of you find the time to ride across the U.S. with full time jobs and mortgages and the rest of the responsibilities of everyday life. I have a dream to cycle across the country but don't have 3 months to take off. Thanks Jim

I wonder the same.  My wife & I are new to all this and this year we will start on lite tours.  One week of vacation will be a 6 night and another week will be a 3 night "Inn to Inn" tour.  Simple.  But a good way to go if we can't travel far or long.
Just a thought....

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General Discussion / Re: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:31:29 am »
Saw your post in the Classified section and it seems taking a 65 lb dog and

1. Bike Tow Leash or Springer America
2. A water resistant blanket such as Tuffo brand with carrying case.
3. Water Proof Seal Line Bags for food.
4. Sleeping Bag for doggy.
5. Clothes and padded doggy shoes

goes against the minimalist and lightweight touring frame of mind...

Sorry, but have to agree with MidSouth.  This is getting interesting.

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General Discussion / Re: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:42:33 pm »
First of all welcome.  I really don't mean to pry, but you did mention not only are you broke but you are in college debt.  Perhaps before you start on your great adventure (and I encourage you to do so) it would be wise to find some way to pay off your school debt and save some money for your journey.  It would take some stress off of you and make for a more enjoyable ride with an also much favorable ride setup.  Hope it all works out for you.

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Gear Talk / Re: Brooks B67
« on: January 27, 2013, 07:09:10 pm »
Thanks Lucas.  I am waiting for a reply from Wallbike and am leaning toward B17 for me and the B17s for my wife.  I figure with their return policy we can't go wrong.
Thanks all for your input...Joe

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Gear Talk / Re: Brooks B67
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:41:56 am »
I think you're over-thinking things - analysis paralysis!  B-17 or B-67?  Pick one, order it from wallbike.com, and try it.  If you like it, you're done.  If not, return it (for a full refund) and try the other one.

Perhaps you are right...my first thought was the B17 and wallbikes return policy is so great it's worth a shot.
Thanks for your input.

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