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09-14-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Tandem427

It's still too wet to explore the trail system...

It's still too wet to explore the trail system around Colorado Springs. Gold Camp Road is washed out between the first and second tunnels. That gap goes a long way down. It may be a long time before...
09-01-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,763
Posted By Tandem427

I'm 59 and I went from over 300 lbs last year to...

I'm 59 and I went from over 300 lbs last year to 239 lbs today eating what I want without using portion control but... I also went from under 1000 miles cycling last year to 5468 miles so far this...
08-17-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,871
Posted By Tandem427

My Rans F5 has a 52/39/26 paired with an 11-34 so...

My Rans F5 has a 52/39/26 paired with an 11-34 so that works out to a 20.1-124.2 range and I use all of it on the average ride here. (4 to 40 mph)

Bigfoot has a 32/20 and an Alfine 11 with a 23...
08-04-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,718
Posted By Tandem427

8/2 - 50.4 miles 8/3 - 10.6 miles 8/4 - 59.6...

8/2 - 50.4 miles
8/3 - 10.6 miles
8/4 - 59.6 miles

MTD: 171.0 miles / 1000
YTD: 4987.0 miles / 7300, 23.09 miles/day
08-01-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,718
Posted By Tandem427

It will be hard to top last month so I'll just...

It will be hard to top last month so I'll just shoot for another 1000 miles and see how it goes. I would also like to get my weight well down past the 240lb mark.

8/1 - 50.4 miles, 50 seems to be...
07-30-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

7/30 - 50.3 miles :beer: I reached my goal...

7/30 - 50.3 miles
:beer:
I reached my goal with a day to spare. My first time to cycle 1000 miles in a month. Even sweeter considering my wife and I took off for a 4-day weekend in Steamboat...
07-30-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

7/28 - 14.0 miles 7/29 - 56.2 miles MTD:...

7/28 - 14.0 miles
7/29 - 56.2 miles

MTD: 953.4 miles / 1000
YTD: 4765.7, 22.69 miles/day

PowerBar Take on the Tour: 1647 km, 98%
07-28-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,510
Posted By Tandem427

A good ride experience is when I get into the...

A good ride experience is when I get into the zone and all systems are functioning at optimum efficiency. My endorphins are doing whatever it is that good endorphins are supposed to be doing and I...
07-28-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,171
Posted By Tandem427

I love climbing hills when I can feel the breeze....

I love climbing hills when I can feel the breeze. Hate it when I have just enough of a tailwind to create dead air and I end up drowning in sweat.

Flats? I don't know what that word means. :p ...
07-27-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

7/25 - 26.7 miles 7/26 - 35.1 miles 7/27 -...

7/25 - 26.7 miles
7/26 - 35.1 miles
7/27 - 39.2 miles

MTD: 883.1 miles / 1000
YTD: 4695.5 miles, 22.57 miles/day

PowerBar Take on the Tour: 1534 km, 91%
07-24-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

7/15 - 10.5 miles 7/16 - 53.5 miles 7/17 -...

7/15 - 10.5 miles
7/16 - 53.5 miles
7/17 - 42.8 miles
7/18 - 43.4 miles
7/19 - 2.1 miles
7/20 - 38.6 miles, Tour de Steamboat
7/23 - 33.1 miles

MTD: 782.2 miles / 1000
YTD: 4594.5 miles,...
07-15-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,511
Posted By Tandem427

I agree except that I weigh myself every morning...

I agree except that I weigh myself every morning using a Wii balance board. The Wii stores my weight and displays it on a graph so I can observe my trends from the past week or up to a year. I can...
07-14-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

7/10 - 10.2 miles 7/11 - 14.5 miles 7/12 -...

7/10 - 10.2 miles
7/11 - 14.5 miles
7/12 - 49.9 miles
7/13 - 35.6 miles
7/14 - 23.3 miles

MTD: 558.3 miles / 1000
YTD: 4370.7 miles, 22.41 miles/day

PowerBar Take on the Tour: 1012 km / 60%
07-10-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

7/7 - 54.1 miles, Garden of the Gods, some short,...

7/7 - 54.1 miles, Garden of the Gods, some short, steep sections. Granny gear at full intensity.
7/8 - 63.0 miles
7/9 - 60.4 miles, Rode the front range trail system to the Air Force Academy and...
07-07-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,682
Posted By Tandem427

Last month I only rode 751 miles out of 1000, so...

Last month I only rode 751 miles out of 1000, so I'll try for 1000 miles again. Hopefully, no wildfires and/or smoke this month. Stava's PowerBar Take on the Tour challenge will give me an extra...
07-02-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,582
Posted By Tandem427

I can easily hit 30 mph on the little hills east...

I can easily hit 30 mph on the little hills east of town and I often do it multiple times per ride. The lighter air at 6000' may have a little something to do with it. I checked my last 8 road rides...
07-02-13, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By Tandem427

I was just thinking about this the other day...

I was just thinking about this the other day while watching the TdF. When I rode a diamond frame bike into the wind I used to try to get as low as possible in the drops while gritting my teeth...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,193
Posted By Tandem427

Stradalli ...

Stradalli

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06-21-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tandem427

Wow, it seems like we put out one fire and two...

Wow, it seems like we put out one fire and two more pop up. We were getting a lot of smoke yesterday evening from the Wolf Creek pass fires. On MSN.COM, today's weather forecast for Colorado Springs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,729
Posted By Tandem427

No, but I got an exemption from the car gods...

No, but I got an exemption from the car gods since my car is under $1k. (car gods > bike gods)
06-18-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Tandem427

Excellent, thanks for posting! I'll have to check...

Excellent, thanks for posting! I'll have to check it out.

It's been 20 years since I last went touring, before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. But at least when I snored it scared off the bears...
06-18-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,641
Posted By Tandem427

I feel that when I am taking the lane I become...

I feel that when I am taking the lane I become part of the vehicular flow, as opposed to when I am riding on the shoulder. The vehicle in front always has the right of way, whether it is my bike or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 29,513
Posted By Tandem427

I'm sorry that I haven't had much time to respond...

I'm sorry that I haven't had much time to respond to this thread. I've been out riding my high quality bikes... every day. Slowly, to be sure, but I'm out there putting in my three or four hours, and...
06-18-13, 04:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,641
Posted By Tandem427

If you mean you pass cars at the red light that...

If you mean you pass cars at the red light that had previously changed lanes to pass you, then I think you have your answer. I'd be pissed off, too, if I were driving and you did that.
06-14-13, 06:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,042
Posted By Tandem427

I've had to adapt my riding due to the Black...

I've had to adapt my riding due to the Black Forest fire on the north side of town. Fortunately, a late-morning wind shift the past couple of days has allowed me to get out for some slow, easy miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 05:27 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 29,513
Posted By Tandem427

Jealous is putting it mildly. Bikes are not...

Jealous is putting it mildly. Bikes are not expensive. $5000, really? That is the price of a 10-year-old POS economy car.

I'll bet when you grow up you will get the giggles every time you drive...
06-12-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tandem427

I've lived here for 52 years and I never...

I've lived here for 52 years and I never considered the Black Forest to be such a big fire risk. It's a forested ridge separating Colorado Springs and Denver with a grid of roads all throughout....
06-12-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Tandem427

The smoke was much worse last year during June....

The smoke was much worse last year during June. In addition to the Waldo Canyon fire we had a lot of smoke from the big fires in Arizona and New Mexico blowing up this way.

I am about 20 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By Tandem427

+1 You can learn a lot about the wind by...

+1

You can learn a lot about the wind by watching the tumbleweeds. Often with a crosswind coming from my right I will see tumbleweeds launched high over a guardrail and then down at the road and...
06-08-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,042
Posted By Tandem427

Tough week battling high winds and thunderstorms....

Tough week battling high winds and thunderstorms.

6/4 - 10.2 miles
6/5 - 10.5 miles
6/6 - 16.4 miles
6/7 - 40.8 miles
6/8 - 10.0 miles

MTD: 218.6 miles
YTD: 3280.0 miles, 20.63 miles/day
06-03-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,042
Posted By Tandem427

6/1 - 60.4 miles, Buena Vista Bike Fest 6/2 -...

6/1 - 60.4 miles, Buena Vista Bike Fest
6/2 - 43.7 miles
6/3 - 26.5 miles

MTD: 130.7 miles
YTD: 3192.1 miles, 20.73 miles/day
05-31-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 7,042
Posted By Tandem427

I was over 900 miles for the month of May, so I'd...

I was over 900 miles for the month of May, so I'd like to see if I can bag 1000 miles in a month. If not this month then at least sometime over the summer.

Now that the snow is melting in the high...
05-31-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

This month I pushed myself hard to conquer the...

This month I pushed myself hard to conquer the Battaglia in Montagna challenge. As a result, I accomplished all of my goals early. So as a reward and a change of pace, this week I got out and enjoyed...
05-26-13, 06:02 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/25 - 38.7 miles MTD: 838.7 miles YTD:...

5/25 - 38.7 miles

MTD: 838.7 miles
YTD: 2986.5 miles, 20.60 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 814.8k/813, 100%, mission accomplished
05-24-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/24 - 20.1 miles, trail ride. 5/25 - 21.4...

5/24 - 20.1 miles, trail ride.
5/25 - 21.4 miles, beautiful day, I wish I had more time to ride.

MTD: 800.0 miles, and no, I didn't plan that
YTD: 2947.8 miles, 20.47 miles/day

Castelli's...
05-22-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/22 - 32.5 miles MTD: 758.4 miles YTD:...

5/22 - 32.5 miles

MTD: 758.4 miles
YTD: 2906.2 miles, 20.47 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 685.7k/813, 84%, day 10 of 14
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,897
Posted By Tandem427

The only concerns I have on my low-rider tadpole...

The only concerns I have on my low-rider tadpole trike is riding through crowded parking lots. No problems at all out on the open road.
05-21-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

You'll catch up. With a big holiday weekend...

You'll catch up. With a big holiday weekend coming up and a wedding to attend on Friday, I need to get as much as I can done early.

5/20 - 23.8 miles
5/21 - 49.2 miles

MTD: 725.9 miles
YTD:...
05-19-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/18 - 11.4 miles 5/19 - 40.9 miles MTD:...

5/18 - 11.4 miles
5/19 - 40.9 miles

MTD: 652.9 miles
YTD: 2800.7 miles, 20.15 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 515.9k/813, 63%, day 7 of 14
05-17-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/17 72.8 miles MTD: 600.6 miles YTD:...

5/17 72.8 miles

MTD: 600.6 miles
YTD: 2748.4 miles, 20.06 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 431.6k/813, 53%, day 5 of 14
05-16-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By Tandem427

When you walk out of the house and your glasses...

When you walk out of the house and your glasses immediately fog up. Happened in Iowa last year when the heat index was 118. I was visiting my wife's family and didn't have my bike with me. (good...
05-16-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Tandem427

"Retirement: It's Time to let Your Inner Child...

"Retirement: It's Time to let Your Inner Child out to Play"
05-16-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/16 - 44.6 miles. I rode the Mule to Angletech...

5/16 - 44.6 miles. I rode the Mule to Angletech to get the oil changed. The Alfine 11 hub, that is. After that I rode a rocky, technical trail through Ute Valley Park and I really noticed the...
05-15-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/15 43.8 miles MTD: 483.2 miles YTD:...

5/15 43.8 miles

MTD: 483.2 miles
YTD: 2631.0 miles, 19.49 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 242.7k/813, 29%, day 3 of 14
05-14-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/14 - 68.6 miles, 3025' elevation MTD:...

5/14 - 68.6 miles, 3025' elevation

MTD: 439.4 miles
YTD: 2587.2 miles, 19.31 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 172.2k/813, 21%, day 2 of 14
05-13-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/13 - 38.4 miles MTD: 370.8 miles YTD:...

5/13 - 38.4 miles

MTD: 370.8 miles
YTD: 2518.6 miles, 18.94 miles/day

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna: 61.8k / 813, 7%, day 1 of 14
05-12-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/11 - 13.5 miles 5/12 - 36.6 miles MTD:...

5/11 - 13.5 miles
5/12 - 36.6 miles

MTD: 332.3 miles
YTD: 2480.1 miles, 18.79 miles/day

Strava May Massive 534.8k / 1000

Castelli's Battaglia in Montagna starts tomorrow, May 13, on...
05-12-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Tandem427

While it does provide some interesting...

While it does provide some interesting alternative routes, it tends to favor river trails and rails to trails. While relatively flat, those routes can be rocky, bumpy, and full of sand and gravel. I...
05-10-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/9 - 13.3 miles 5/10 - 43.3 miles MTD:...

5/9 - 13.3 miles
5/10 - 43.3 miles

MTD: 282.3 miles
YTD: 2430.1 miles, 18.69 miles/day (goal was 10 miles/day, I'd like to see if I can hit 20 miles/day)

Strava May Massive: 454.3k / 1000
05-08-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tandem427

5/7 50.0 miles 5/8 10.7 miles. Light rain, more...

5/7 50.0 miles
5/8 10.7 miles. Light rain, more rain coming, flash flood warning through tomorrow night.

MTD: 225.6 miles
YTD: 2373.4 miles, 18.54 miles/day

Strava May Massive: 363.1k / 1000
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