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06-19-20, 04:58 PM
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Posted By k0guz

A few miles north of Fruita, Colorado. These...

A few miles north of Fruita, Colorado. These folks have very few neighbors, but take a lot of pride in their home.

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05-27-20, 07:24 PM
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Posted By k0guz

My 75th birthday was on Saturday. Traditionally,...

My 75th birthday was on Saturday. Traditionally, bike riders try to ride their age on or near their birthday. I took a mulligan, and rode 75 kilometers instead of 75 miles. In order to do that, I...
05-21-20, 03:54 PM
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Posted By k0guz

Iris garden north of Grand Junction, Colorado....

Iris garden north of Grand Junction, Colorado. Click on picture to see video.

https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49920223438_8cd6de2125_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j4hcey)

risGarden...
04-07-20, 08:32 PM
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Views: 306
Posted By k0guz

Signs have appeared on the local bike paths to...

Signs have appeared on the local bike paths to encourage social distancing.

Grand Junction, Colorado
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49747604053_2fe1a7759f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iN2tvg)...
04-05-20, 07:04 PM
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Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

On a favorite route north of Grand Junction,...

On a favorite route north of Grand Junction, Colorado, a local bicycle enthusiast created an oasis on his ranch some 22 years ago with a bench, a freeze-resistant water fountain, shade trees and a...
04-01-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By k0guz

Pictures during the pandemic

Colorado encourages solo bike riding and bike repair shops are considered essential businesses. I took a short ride yesterday along our Riverfront Trail; it has never, ever been so busy. Everyone was...
03-22-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By k0guz

Local Business - Pix and Stories

Most health departments recommend solo or small group bike riding as a very good way to stay healthy in these days of the Coronavirus. There are hundreds of local businesses and coffee shops which...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By k0guz

They killed Escobar 25 years ago, and it's very...

They killed Escobar 25 years ago, and it's very sophisticated and very enjoyable to visit. The climate year around in Medellin is perfect. You do need to know Spanish, though.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By k0guz

There are several sites out there that do a...

There are several sites out there that do a slightly better job than Google, at the cost of convenience and speed. Strava uses your own history over the route, if you've taken it, and...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By k0guz

I was there 50 years ago in the Peace Corps, and...

I was there 50 years ago in the Peace Corps, and went back with my son and grandson last year. It certainly has changed. A lot. Bicycle commuting is very common, particularly in Bogota and...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By k0guz

Third world?

We visited Medellin, Colombia, last July. For commuters, at most of the outlying Metro stations, there's free, attended bike parking. For the price of a ticket, about US $1.50. This is not a third...
01-22-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,674
Posted By k0guz

Lots of ideas, and I hope a couple of them will...

Lots of ideas, and I hope a couple of them will work out. I've done a few organized rides back before I retired, (Ride the Rockies, GRABAAWR (http://www.bikewisconsin.com/grabaawr/grabaawr.htm) and...
10-21-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By k0guz

Here's another thought. How soon will Strava...

Here's another thought.

How soon will Strava appear in a murder mystery or spy thriller as an alibi? "I couldn't have been at the scene of the crime. Look at my Strava ride report!"


:speedy:
10-18-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By k0guz

I agree with the others here; I've used Strava...

I agree with the others here; I've used Strava for about three years and really like it. I'm never going to get KOM, but occasionally make a personal best, and it does let me know when I need to...
09-08-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

These pictures are awesome. You know where they...

These pictures are awesome. You know where they were taken, but we don't. Please include a little bit of detail with each picture.
08-30-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,735
Posted By k0guz

+1. Oh, wait a minute, Google+ is history. It...

+1. Oh, wait a minute, Google+ is history. It will take time to get yourself back to where you were, if you want to. But if you don't, no harm done. You're still doing much better than the old...
08-30-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,735
Posted By k0guz

I was in the same boat you were. I used to ride...

I was in the same boat you were. I used to ride quite a bit, but got seduced by a motorcycle and didn't ride my bike for years. Then I crashed the motorcycle and went back to biking. First trip...
08-30-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By k0guz

Chicago

This may belong in another thread, but since I'm 24 years on the far side of 50, and most of the other sections don't seem to get much activity, and since I have learned to know and trust the people...
08-05-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Banks, Oregon, southern terminus of the...

Banks, Oregon, southern terminus of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. (https://www.traillink.com/trail/banks-vernonia-state-trail/) The wig-wag crossing signal operates; you push a button and it clangs...
06-04-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 600,643
Posted By k0guz

2016 REI Mazama steel frame, the last year they...

2016 REI Mazama steel frame, the last year they made it in this configuration. Extremely comfortable and fast enough. I won't get any Strava KOM's on this one, but once in a while get a PR.

Grand...
05-26-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

I just visited Portland, and took a number of...

I just visited Portland, and took a number of pictures of their biking infrastructure, which is truly awesome.

One of the most remarkable discoveries was the commuter tram that runs from a lot of...
05-05-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Welcome to our part of Colorado. There's lots to...

Welcome to our part of Colorado. There's lots to see on your road bike, particularly north of Grand Junction and east of Fruita.
04-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

I love this picture, but ... where is it? Please...

I love this picture, but ... where is it? Please include a few words about pictures so that the rest of us will have a good idea where they were taken and what we're looking at. Thanks!
04-22-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Apparently, some bike riders were ignoring the...

Apparently, some bike riders were ignoring the signs and riding through the construction zone. Imagine that!

Near Grand Junction, Colorado.
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04-22-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 600,643
Posted By k0guz

My REI Co-op branded with carbon fiber frame....

My REI Co-op branded with carbon fiber frame. It's a great bike at a reasonable price. For the same amount of energy, I go at least 3 mph faster than on my steel gravel grinder.
...
03-31-19, 06:50 PM
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Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Your pictures are great, and so is your Wordpress...

Your pictures are great, and so is your Wordpress blog, but I wish you'd include some descriptions of where they were taken, and other observations you may have. Frankly, until I saw them, I never...
02-28-19, 09:37 PM
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Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Magic secret: Flickr

Magic secret: Flickr
02-28-19, 03:28 PM
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Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Stopped at a Little Free Library along the way....

Stopped at a Little Free Library along the way. Out in the country, it still had a very eclectic selection of books. I found one to borrow...
...
02-28-19, 03:23 PM
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Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

I think it's sort of funny. At least they were...

I think it's sort of funny. At least they were trying!
12-10-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,639
Posted By k0guz

Makes me wish this forum software had a simple...

Makes me wish this forum software had a simple thumbs up or +1. That's great!
12-09-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 600,643
Posted By k0guz

My REI Co-op carbon fiber ARD 1.4 parked near a...

My REI Co-op carbon fiber ARD 1.4 parked near a piece of under-freeway art in Fruita, Colorado:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1924/31754489788_f4d068a397_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qo34vf)
...
12-07-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,644
Posted By k0guz

No, no, tell me it isn't so...:troll:

No, no, tell me it isn't so...:troll:
11-16-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,676
Posted By k0guz

It sure worked for K Mart and Sears...

It sure worked for K Mart and Sears...
11-11-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,500
Posted By k0guz

Goal for the year was 2000 miles. Am now up to...

Goal for the year was 2000 miles. Am now up to 2250, thanks to a ride on the Katy Trail in May.
11-02-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By k0guz

First of all, congratulations to the person who...

First of all, congratulations to the person who started this thread. The Katy Trail is an unmatched experience. I rode it with a friend in 5 days this last May; our spouses came along and drove...
10-29-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1959/30685963157_85...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1959/30685963157_85738a4304_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NKBzLi)
20181029T121040 (https://flic.kr/p/NKBzLi) by Steve Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/7247047@N03/),...
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,761
Posted By k0guz

Every state's laws are different, which makes it...

Every state's laws are different, which makes it dangerous to generalize about what happens when a railroad is abandoned. Before retiring, I practiced law, and dealt with these issues for my clients,...
Forum: Touring
10-27-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,761
Posted By k0guz

Sorry, I forgot to post a link to my blog about...

Sorry, I forgot to post a link to my blog about the trip. Both the Katy Trail and Rock Island Extension were great. Here's a link to my blog. (http://steveandgeorgia.net/Weblog/?p=1642)
10-27-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,268
Posted By k0guz

Well, I'm 73, and when it was time to get a new...

Well, I'm 73, and when it was time to get a new road bike to supplement my 18 year old Bianchi steel frame (I could never replace it!), I ordered a Co-op from REI that has a great carbon fiber frame,...
Forum: Foo
10-11-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,950
Posted By k0guz

"I'm from Milwaukee, and I ought to know It's...

"I'm from Milwaukee, and I ought to know
It's draft brewed Blatz beer wherever you go..."
10-01-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Here's the link to the route I took:...

Here's the link to the route I took: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/695643?units=miles. (https://www.plotaroute.com/route/695643?units=miles)

There are a lot of people who have retired to this...
09-30-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

On one of the more beautiful routes in western...

On one of the more beautiful routes in western Colorado (https://www.plotaroute.com/route/695643?units=miles). The temperature was perfect (80), it was slightly overcast, and I was tempted to stop at...
Forum: Foo
09-22-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,950
Posted By k0guz

Or "Brusha Brusha Brusha with the new...

Or "Brusha Brusha Brusha with the new Ipana."
Forum: Foo
09-21-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,950
Posted By k0guz

Old Ad Jingles and Sunday School Songs

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As I ride along, my mind sometimes wanders and becomes fixated on old songs and...
09-16-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Minimalist: ...

Minimalist:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/44686613341_3bb50311b8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b5NzhH)

IMG_20180913_114646087_HDR (https://flic.kr/p/2b5NzhH) by Steve Carter...
09-06-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,533
Posted By k0guz

Too bad this forum doesn't have a "like" button,...

Too bad this forum doesn't have a "like" button, because your post deserves one! My wife of 43 years said the same thing, even though I'm now retired and not working hard. But my new bike does bring...
09-06-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 600,643
Posted By k0guz

After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I...

After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I decided it was time to spring for something newer, and one where I could buy parts without having them imported from Italy or found on eBay.. I bought...
08-19-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,696
Posted By k0guz

I think the "Beacon" feature is worth the money,...

I think the "Beacon" feature is worth the money, although I also get the "where are you" messages when I've stopped to visit with someone. I also like the feature which lets you filter the results...
08-18-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

Bucket list. Fort Collins, Colorado Municipal...

Bucket list. Fort Collins, Colorado Municipal Railway. Lovingly restored 1920's single operator Birney electric streetcar runs weekends. No bike racks. :mad:
...
08-17-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,741
Posted By k0guz

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/30228075688_af...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/30228075688_afa9e228e5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N49MLL)

IMG_20180817_114618744 (https://flic.kr/p/N49MLL)
by Steve Carter, on Flickr

The Union Pacific...
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