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Troul 10-13-21 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22268850)
I don't have enough garage depth to allow the car AND rack inside when mounted. Also, the constant beeping/warning when the rack interferes with both the backup camera and warning sensor would drive me further crazy!

you mean it'd make you a cyclepath?

rsbob 10-13-21 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22268850)
I don't have enough garage depth to allow the car AND rack inside when mounted. Also, the constant beeping/warning when the rack interferes with both the backup camera and warning sensor would drive me further crazy!

I completely understand. My rack interferes with my backup sensors and as soon as I put the car in R they go off. Luckily the camera has a clear view. My car barely fits in the garage with the rack on with enough room to get around the front of it. Had to hang a tennis ball on a string to show me exactly how far to pull in, but if your vehicle won’t fit with it on, then it just won’t.

My hitch rack weighs 50 lbs and is not to much work to get on and off but lugging it around to store it is more of a pain when I use it at least 4 times a week. Best of luck

jaxgtr 10-13-21 06:37 PM

So I have been working on my climbing and I will never be a mountain goat. I have been trying to complete the Stelvio route on Rouvy for a while and it kicks my but each time. 7% avg grade is killing me, hangs head, only did 4.5 miles over 55 mins, WTF.

biker128pedal 10-13-21 06:56 PM

An after work ride / mental health refresh today. An even 20 miles. Road from a part of the Indian Head rail trail down toward the Najamoy area and back. Had a nice hello from a lady heading out on the trail on her regular sit up bike. She left before I had my front wheel on and got back just as I was leaving. Better than me. She road longer. :thumb:

No rain and cool 70 F.

kahn 10-14-21 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22268896)
you mean it'd make you a cyclepath?

I don't use the cycle path that often but, yes, I'm more than half way there!!! And yesterday's chain jumping off the chain ring and getting jammed in between the chain ring and frame edged me closer.

15.x and 700 or so. Cold, chilly, gray. Almost the same route as two days ago.

Tights, full fingered gloves, three top layers. Soon enough my electric socks - YECH (but miraculous) and overbooties! Needed once the temps are below 50F.

kahn 10-14-21 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22269009)
I completely understand. My rack interferes with my backup sensors and as soon as I put the car in R they go off. Luckily the camera has a clear view. My car barely fits in the garage with the rack on with enough room to get around the front of it. Had to hang a tennis ball on a string to show me exactly how far to pull in, but if your vehicle won’t fit with it on, then it just won’t.

My hitch rack weighs 50 lbs and is not to much work to get on and off but lugging it around to store it is more of a pain when I use it at least 4 times a week. Best of luck

Years ago, I managed finding those concrete curb blocks they use to delineate the merge lines at good old Monster Recycling. They stop my rear wheels from going too far into the garage as I back up. They look like this:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dad3d836fb.jpg

bampilot06 10-14-21 09:34 AM

3.9 miles before I crashed.

kahn 10-14-21 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22269129)
So I have been working on my climbing and I will never be a mountain goat. I have been trying to complete the Stelvio route on Rouvy for a while and it kicks my but each time. 7% avg grade is killing me, hangs head, only did 4.5 miles over 55 mins, WTF.

I have driven it! And a few of those other insane passes. I admired the bike riders and was aghast at the buses with their ram horn extended mirrors passing the bikes! Up, UP and away. Amazing cycling - not for me. We hiked and did Via Ferrata.

kahn 10-14-21 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22269711)
3.9 miles before I crashed.

Hope you AND the bike are okay.

bampilot06 10-14-21 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22269718)
Hope you AND the bike are okay.


Figuring out both now.

jaxgtr 10-14-21 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22269715)
I have driven it! And a few of those other insane passes. I admired the bike riders and was aghast at the buses with their ram horn extended mirrors passing the bikes! Up, UP and away. Amazing cycling - not for me. We hiked and did Via Ferrata.

What makes it bad for me is that I live at 8ft above sea level and the highest point in the 150 mile radius is a bridge and that is 175ft. So I have to suffer on a trainer when I want to go up up and away

jaxgtr 10-14-21 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22269711)
3.9 miles before I crashed.


Bummer, I hope you are ok

ofajen 10-14-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22269718)
Hope you AND the bike are okay.

Roger that! No fun. Hoping for the best!

Otto

ofajen 10-14-21 07:03 PM

I did just over 17 miles. Rode a little faster today, as I had to get home in good time to take dinner (ribs) out of the oven.

Otto

kahn 10-15-21 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22270204)
What makes it bad for me is that I live at 8ft above sea level and the highest point in the 150 mile radius is a bridge and that is 175ft. So I have to suffer on a trainer when I want to go up up and away

While we have two relatively close bike paths that are fairly flat (and boring) once you get to them most 10-15 miles rides have gains of about 700 feet and more elevation can be easily added. It was all that glacial carving! I can lose 80 feet within three blocks of my house.

While I don't really pedal below sealevel, it has rolling hills in the residential neighborhood to my west and then some drops and climbs for 700+ feet.

I know you are flat. Many years ago, my parents purchased a condo in Fort Lauderdale. They were not amused when I suggested if I was going to inherit property I would prefer something in the mountains of Colorado.


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bampilot06 10-15-21 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22270209)
Bummer, I hope you are ok

The important thing is the new bike is okay.


38.9 this morning.

jaxgtr 10-15-21 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22270923)
The important thing is the new bike is okay.


38.9 this morning.

excellent news

mschwett 10-15-21 11:16 PM

44.5 miles, 4,375 feet. most of the climbing on gravel. kicked my ass again.


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haroldb175 10-16-21 05:32 AM

around 30 miles.

jaxgtr 10-16-21 04:08 PM

61 today outside. Very warm and steady wind from the west. Cold front coming through tonight, suppose to be glorious with a high of 74 tomorrow, but I will be sitting at a restaurant with some of my wife's friends. :notamused:

ofajen 10-16-21 05:26 PM

34 miles. Perfect 60 degree temps, sunny and windy!

Otto

bike eagle 10-17-21 04:30 AM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22271702)

Nice looking trail! Where is it? My wife and I are RVers and love trying out new trails. Thanks!

Troul 10-17-21 09:35 AM

44 Miles O.D. Teeth chattered for the first few miles.

kahn 10-17-21 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22272433)
61 today outside. Very warm and steady wind from the west. Cold front coming through tonight, suppose to be glorious with a high of 74 tomorrow, but I will be sitting at a restaurant with some of my wife's friends. :notamused:

Oh, the sacrifices made in the name of domestic harmony!

kahn 10-17-21 09:41 AM

23.2 (can't omit the .2) and a gain of 1,180 feet. Really glorious day compared to the dreck we've been having.



https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d84b8cffe2.jpg

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ofajen 10-17-21 03:53 PM

21 miles with more hills today. About 60 degrees again and sunny with a bit of wind. Very nice!

Otto

rsbob 10-17-21 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22273093)
23.2 (can't omit the .2) and a gain of 1,180 feet. Really glorious day compared to the dreck we've been having.



https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d84b8cffe2.jpg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...173a810ed0.jpg

One of my favorite in-town rides.

The Chemist 10-17-21 05:45 PM

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kahn 10-17-21 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22273504)
One of my favorite in-town rides.

You actually tread over to this side of the great barrier reef, well, lake? :p

kahn 10-17-21 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by The Chemist (Post 22273523)

You actually are convincing me it may be time to travel again. Shanghai was the last City in a two week China trip and the entire trip was phenomenal. Actually, Google keeps throwing me images from exactly two years ago and China was it. Followed quickly by a trip cross country skiing in the Dolomites the following Feb. Both were a great way to end travel but maybe it's time to get back in the saddle, well, the airplane seat!


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