Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread! - FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,297
Send a message via AIM to Badger Biker
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

As I sit here in bed trying to minimize my movement on my left hip because of the road rash I received this weekend at Collegiate Road Nationals for the Midwest conference, I wondered who else out there is big into cycling. 8) I've seen talk about cycling in other threads, but decided to post this up because there was never an "official" cyclists' thread ... there is now!

I've been riding/racing since my senior year in highschool, when I joined my HS's MTB team (Which sadly disbanded this year finally, after 4 years of running) And now I am part of the University of Wisconsin Cycling Team, and I race road bikes and mountain bikes for them. Whee!
<plug> http://www.uwcycling.com </plug>

Anyways, I ride a heavily modified Trek Fuel 90 for MTB:



My road bike is a Salsa Campéon that I built up from the frame:



I'm my own mechanic, and I'm trying to learn as much about cars as I know about bikes these days

So what else do you guys do? Commuters? Weekend Warriors? Professional Racers? MTB? Road? Free riders? BMX?

Inquiring minds want to know!

On a side note: Go Lance in '04!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[size=10px]No longer a 3 owner!!![/size]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Visit these guys ... they rock!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[size=7px]AND[/size]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Badger Biker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 03:44 PM
F1 Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Westland, MI
Posts: 4,781
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

I'm a casual biker. I have a diamond back sorrento mt. bike. I usually go to either island lake state park, or kensington metro park in my neck of the woods. Other places I've been is Accadia park, maine, and Haleakala in Hawaii.

2004 black mica 3s w/5-spd
AEM CAI | Vibrant exhaust| advanced timing
mica3speedy is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 12:26 AM
F1 Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BCMazda3.com
Posts: 6,290
Send a message via AIM to Absinthe Send a message via MSN to Absinthe
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

Nice bike!

My friends have MTBs: K2 Proflex 856, fully-chromed K2 Proflex 857 with XTR parts, and Cannondale Jekyll.
I used to ride with them on my BMX :P. It's a GT Vertigo. For sale, btw.

[size=10px]·÷±‡± | 5-SPEED MAZDA3 SPORT GT - WINNING BLUE | ±‡±÷·


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[/size]
Absinthe is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2004, 12:55 AM
Short Track Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Streamwood, IL (Chicagoland)
Posts: 145
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

I'm a casual bicyclist. I can barely dismount without pulling a muscle, but I do a 14 mile ride through a local forest preserve when the weather is good enough (paved, level paths). My Specialized Crossroads "hybrid" bought-on-sale-for-$170 bike has been literally living in the trunk of my Mazda3 for over a month so I can ride immediately after work.

-Robin

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
prismglass is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2004, 02:58 PM
Grand Am Series
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis), MO
Posts: 478
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

I have a Trek 930 from 1998, but last year I completely changed out the components. About All I kept was the frame, handle bars, brakes, and wheels. It was 8 speed, but I converted it to Shimano XT 9 speed. I like the Fuel, but can't afford one. I love single track, and there are a handful of good trails in my area. I also ride around town and on gravel trails for exercise.

I want a road bike, but once again no money for it. My dad just bough an Eddie Merks frame from E-bay, and absolutely loves it.

Mazda 3 S Sedan, AT
// Titanium Gray // Sport Package // Moonroof-6 Disc Package // Spoiler // Mud Flaps // Red Calipers // Axela Badge //12" Sub//
Ryan329 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 11:30 AM
Short Track Racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 154
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

Avid cyclist here! I work part time a bike shop 2 days a week....after my 'Real job'.
Have a '02 Trek 2300 road bike, and a Marin hard tail....I'm more of a roadie.

My biggest disappointment with the 3.....no clips yet for my Yakima rack. Haven’t tried to get the road bike in the back of the sedan yet, but I think it will fit. I can get a trunk rack cheap, but all it takes is a 5 mph bump to destroy the bike. Paid 2K for the bike.

Nice Salsa frame. I take it you like the Cane Creek wheel sets? I have Bontrager's on the Trek.
pez11 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 12:09 PM
civiclad
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

I'm also a casual rider - 2003 Nakamura Grinder MTB.
I bike at least once per week during the summer...mostly on weekends.
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,297
Send a message via AIM to Badger Biker
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by "pez11"
Avid cyclist here! I work part time a bike shop 2 days a week....after my 'Real job'.
Have a '02 Trek 2300 road bike, and a Marin hard tail....I'm more of a roadie.

My biggest disappointment with the 3.....no clips yet for my Yakima rack. Haven’t tried to get the road bike in the back of the sedan yet, but I think it will fit. I can get a trunk rack cheap, but all it takes is a 5 mph bump to destroy the bike. Paid 2K for the bike.

Nice Salsa frame. I take it you like the Cane Creek wheel sets? I have Bontrager's on the Trek.
Aye, I am totally in love with the CC wheels. They were originally invented by a bike shop here in Madison - Crono Metro - and then they sold the design to CC later on, so I see the wheels more often around here and came highly reocmmended to me as a result.

I am staying away from trunk-racks like the Saris Bones rack, worked great for my Vibe, but with the spoiler on the 3, I don't see it working as well. I'm going to be adding a hitch rack to my car w/an aftermarket 2"hitch, and that should also help me with gas mileage as well.

I'm currently road-bike-less because I bent my rear derailleur hanger when I crashed so many weeks ago and never noticed it. ... ... part is on order, so another week or so. Yippie


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[size=10px]No longer a 3 owner!!![/size]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Visit these guys ... they rock!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[size=7px]AND[/size]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Badger Biker is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 12:30 AM
Moped Rider
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 18
Self-proclaimed Official Cycling Thread!

Good to see other avid cyclists with a Mazda 3. I'm somewhat impatiently waiting for Yakima to design clips/mounts for the 3. I have $400 worth of Yak rack stuff, so I hope they come thru.

I currently own a Giant TCR Carbon team road bike with full campy record, a Giant NRS Air FS mountain bike, a VooDoo single speed and a Ionic (geared) hardtail. Obsessed? Maybe. During the cycing season, I ride up to 6 days a week..mostly road. When I saw the Mazda 3 at the Phoenix Auto show last year, I new I would own one eventually...perfect car for cyclists...apparently the organizers at the Giro d'Italia agreed!

Solar Yellow 5-door, clear bra, near limo rear tint, 3.5 stub (w/bad reception), and finally a Yakima roof rack
bikeboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs > Misc > Lounge

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome