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03-24-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,371
Posted By nmichell

I decided to move into the modern world this past...

I decided to move into the modern world this past summer and got a new wheel with a PowerTap hub. I figured I'd also change the gearing, so I got a new cassette, chains and chainrings. You have to...
02-17-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By nmichell

I've crashed a couple times due to trolley and...

I've crashed a couple times due to trolley and train tracks, even though I'm usually pretty aware of them. The last one was on a trip to Santa Fe -- I fell pretty hard at the beginning of a ride but...
01-27-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By nmichell

Ride the Rockies this year?

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Anyone looking at Ride the Rockies this year? The route includes a lot of places I...
01-06-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By nmichell

After a few cold days (4 degrees on New Year's...

After a few cold days (4 degrees on New Year's morning), we had a few days that got into the 50s! Got out a couple times this week, not bad for January. Lots of folks had the same idea, there were...
10-12-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By nmichell

BTC bites the dust?

Never to early to think about next year, so I decided to look up the Bike Tour of Colorado, and immediately started seeing articles about how they've bounced checks to the community groups that...
08-25-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By nmichell

Well thank god the bike is in good shape :) But...

Well thank god the bike is in good shape :) But seriously, very sorry to hear about the accident and I hope the hip replacement and the recovery go well. Frankly, you're in such great shape that I...
06-16-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,726
Posted By nmichell

I haven't posted often, but I've followed your...

I haven't posted often, but I've followed your updates, and I'm glad to hear of Rowen's progress. Best wishes to you both.
04-15-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By nmichell

Beautiful !!! Love the full-size frame pump.

Beautiful !!! Love the full-size frame pump.
04-15-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By nmichell

First steps are the toughest! Keep it up.

First steps are the toughest! Keep it up.
03-26-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,246
Posted By nmichell

Boy, I love some of the great photos here! I've...

Boy, I love some of the great photos here! I've done Vail Pass both ways a few times, and while it's a good climb, it's nowhere near my favorite in Colorado. I might be a bit biased against it, as...
02-19-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By nmichell

Can't really help you with the routes, as I've...

Can't really help you with the routes, as I've never been there. But coincidentally, my wife and I will also be there in July doing a supported tandem tour in Glacier. Really looking forward to it!
11-19-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By nmichell

Jppe, you are a beast! But the bigger kudos go...

Jppe, you are a beast! But the bigger kudos go to your wife, who was willing to be a stoker for 450 miles after only 2 training rides. I'm super impressed. My wife and I have had a tandem for a...
11-06-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By nmichell

Congratulations! That's pretty good for the...

Congratulations! That's pretty good for the first time in 50 years :-) When I first got my wife to go cycling, she went to the end of the block and stopped. (That was 20 years and thousands of...
11-06-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,943
Posted By nmichell

This! Doctors talk about hazard ratio -- the...

This! Doctors talk about hazard ratio -- the risk of an event (ie heart attack) compared to a control group. Exercise lowers the hazard ratio, so do statins. But the ratio never goes to zero! ...
11-04-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,943
Posted By nmichell

The genetic lottery sucks. I knew a guy that was...

The genetic lottery sucks. I knew a guy that was about 40, did Ironman triathlons, even qualified for Hawaii. Out on a bike ride and had a heart attack -- the good news being he survived. Doc said...
10-06-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,037
Posted By nmichell

This is an interesting thread. What makes a...

This is an interesting thread. What makes a "bad" ride? I don't usually keep track of my speed well enough to know if I'm going faster or slower than the last time, and even if I am, it might be...
10-02-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,058
Posted By nmichell

Whoa whoa whoa -- Only computer science geeks are...

Whoa whoa whoa -- Only computer science geeks are allowed to use recursion in ordinary conversations. You must first prove you are such a geek by reposting your reply in hexadecimal ascii code, or...
09-17-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,153
Posted By nmichell

And here I thought this thread was going to be...

And here I thought this thread was going to be about bikes that cost as much as a Porsche. I'd still go for the bike :-)
09-12-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By nmichell

Congratulations on the big accomplishment!!

Congratulations on the big accomplishment!!
09-12-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,158
Posted By nmichell

Sounds like fun! My wife had an electric bike...

Sounds like fun! My wife had an electric bike "back in the old days" -- it had a lead acid battery and weighed 75 pounds. This sounds a lot better :-)
09-12-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By nmichell

60 is the new 40 ...

miles, that is. I retired in May, and all my rides seem to have become about 50% longer. Easy rides went from 15 to 25 miles, medium rides go 50 miles now instead of 30, and my long rides are up to...
09-12-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By nmichell

This is a language issue I think. You can't be...

This is a language issue I think. You can't be pedaling at a different cadence on a regular tandem -- you might be out of phase, but the frequency is the same. But the daVinci has separate...
08-26-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By nmichell

Some great advice here! My wife and I have a...

Some great advice here! My wife and I have a daVinci with two freewheels, so the stoker can coast when she wants to (as can the captain, I suppose). You still need to be in sync, otherwise it feels...
07-24-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By nmichell

I like to get out early -- it's the best time to...

I like to get out early -- it's the best time to ride. But I also want it to be LIGHT outside when I ride. I tend to be asleep at 3am, and as for cycling though the night ... :eek:
07-06-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By nmichell

Well, sadly the Triple Bypass has been cancelled...

Well, sadly the Triple Bypass has been cancelled due to nearby fires. I'm very bummed, but this is just an inconvenience for me. Thoughts and prayers for the firefighters and those who had to leave...
07-02-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By nmichell

You have passed the first test by ordering your...

You have passed the first test by ordering your bikes -- Congratulations. Owning a bike is not actually mandatory in Colorado, yet. But hiking boots might be :)
06-29-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By nmichell

Thoughts on training for The Big Ride

I did the Copper Triangle last year, 80 miles and 6500ft of climbing in the Colorado Mountains. Frankly, the final climb up Vail Pass almost killed me, but I finished the ride. So naturally I...
06-29-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By nmichell

Greetings and welcome Susan. I confess that I...

Greetings and welcome Susan. I confess that I cannot tell you what bikes I had as a kid, but I do remember having a sting-ray bike with a banana seat :-) Northern Colorado is a great place for...
06-27-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By nmichell

Congrats on both the ride and the fundraising.

Congrats on both the ride and the fundraising.
06-27-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By nmichell

Thanks Jppe, I'm also surprised to hear BTC is...

Thanks Jppe, I'm also surprised to hear BTC is that small -- I hope they can keep going. I'm glad to hear both events were well run.
06-24-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By nmichell

Love your posts, Jppe. Having now done RtR and...

Love your posts, Jppe. Having now done RtR and BTC back to back, I'd like to hear your impressions of the two rides (aside from the obvious differences in routes). And I'm sorry you're not sticking...
06-24-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By nmichell

I've really enjoyed your reports over the last...

I've really enjoyed your reports over the last two weeks. A bit embarrassed to say that I've lived in Colorado for many years and haven't done most of the routes you've reported on. (A little of...
06-18-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By nmichell

Congrats. Monarch is definitely on my "to do"...

Congrats. Monarch is definitely on my "to do" list. Have fun at the BTC. Hang around a little longer and you can do the Double Triple Bypass :-)
06-15-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By nmichell

Beautiful scenery. Looks like a good week this...

Beautiful scenery. Looks like a good week this year. Of course, I still think you are either crazy or a cleverly disguised machine to do RtR and BTC back-to-back.
06-04-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By nmichell

Thanks Jppe. I've gotten cramps before and I...

Thanks Jppe. I've gotten cramps before and I have a big ride coming up, so I'm a little worried about it. I think I'll pick up some, just in case.
08-27-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By nmichell

Awesome photos! I've been enjoying the ride...

Awesome photos! I've been enjoying the ride reports, but this one's the best. I'm going to make it to Yellowstone one of these days ...
08-10-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,234
Posted By nmichell

Out of curiosity (the only watt meter I own...

Out of curiosity (the only watt meter I own measures electricity), do you adjust your target watts for temperature? Where I live, there can easily be a 40 degree difference between morning and...
08-01-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,835
Posted By nmichell

I agree -- but when you are just starting out, or...

I agree -- but when you are just starting out, or in this case starting over, there are no junk miles.
07-28-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By nmichell

No gale force winds -- we were lucky with the...

No gale force winds -- we were lucky with the weather, it can be more than a little unpredictable up there. I did notice the ridge line you mentioned, since as you come up the drop off is always on...
07-26-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By nmichell

My next goal is to stay healthy and be able to do...

My next goal is to stay healthy and be able to do the whole Ride the Rockies route next year. A full coast to coast is beyond my ability to comprehend :)
07-26-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By nmichell

I have a triple with a 30/25 lowest gear. It was...

I have a triple with a 30/25 lowest gear. It was fine for this ride -- there was a lot of climbing, but it was never ridiculously steep.
07-25-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By nmichell

Bucket List Ride

Ride The Rockies did Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park this year, but I missed out due to an injury. But I got a 2nd chance on a group ride this past weekend. 44 miles round trip from the...
07-17-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,262
Posted By nmichell

Statins save lives, and there is a mountain of...

Statins save lives, and there is a mountain of evidence to support that claim. That said, if we could get everyone to follow a good diet and exercise regularly, then statins would only be needed for...
06-30-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By nmichell

I have a couple of Joe Friel's other books. I...

I have a couple of Joe Friel's other books. I checked this one out of the library and I'm about halfway through it. I'm finding it a bit repetitive, but worth the read.
06-26-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By nmichell

I saw this being handed out on RtR as well, but...

I saw this being handed out on RtR as well, but figured it was just hype. Thanks for the report -- I may pick up some.
06-22-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By nmichell

I thought the bike path up to Vail Summit was too...

I thought the bike path up to Vail Summit was too close to the freeway to be much fun, as well as being steep :) But the bike path down WAS dangerous. I was right behind the cycling medics that...
06-19-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By nmichell

Thanks for the picures jppe. I was signed...

Thanks for the picures jppe.

I was signed up and ready to go, when a few days before the start my foot swelling up like a balloon. I thought it a a sprain, but rest, ice and elevation didn't...
05-31-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,151
Posted By nmichell

Glad to know that pickle juice works for you. ...

Glad to know that pickle juice works for you. 100 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing, and I'd probably be passed out on the side of the road, pickle juice or not :( Congrats on finishing such a...
04-30-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By nmichell

What, still no pictures posted? < Taps foot...

What, still no pictures posted? < Taps foot impatiently > Now don't tell me you did your FIRST EVER century ride and have no photos?
04-30-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,701
Posted By nmichell

Thanks for the update, you certainly sound busy. ...

Thanks for the update, you certainly sound busy. You might need a vacation from retirement soon :)
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