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08-26-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By Chandne

Some of us should try to do it as a small group...

Some of us should try to do it as a small group next year. There is a restaurant at the base for after. That would be very cool.
08-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, it is a heck of a climb!! Each time I ride...

Yeah, it is a heck of a climb!! Each time I ride it, I know not to push it all all. It is the only climb I do that is 100% scenery and no pushing hard. After 12K, it just gets harder and harder to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,516
Posted By Chandne

Well, I have mountain biked up some 20% grades...

Well, I have mountain biked up some 20% grades and it is simply easier/faster for me to walk the darn slope. There is not enough weight over the front there though and the ground is pretty loose on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,516
Posted By Chandne

10%-20% grades for two hours. Damn...you guys...

10%-20% grades for two hours. Damn...you guys are gluttons for serious pain. That is, like a poster said, why they invented e-bikes. I'll be faster walking my bike up that. But yes...34, if not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Chandne

That us what I would do, unless the new wheelset...

That us what I would do, unless the new wheelset is light and you like it. I always go for as light as I reasonably can on the wheels (the Zipps/ENVEs are light enough for me) and since I climb a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,483
Posted By Chandne

The nice thing about hookless rims is that the...

The nice thing about hookless rims is that the rim bead area is so much stronger. It takes a lot to hurt those over the hooked-bead rims.
08-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Chandne

Depends on how long they keep her. If it is just...

Depends on how long they keep her. If it is just temporary/hours, it is not a good deal at all.
08-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By Chandne

You will get some reception (I do with VZ) up on...

You will get some reception (I do with VZ) up on that Evergreen side but not once you get close to the top. After that, pretty much nothing. One option is this- go to the store at Echo Lake and log...
08-04-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By Chandne

Most of them are simply expansion cracks a few...

Most of them are simply expansion cracks a few inches apart. Just above the lake- it is so steep, that you have some more dips and undulations. All you have to do is slow down on the DH right there...
07-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 214,978
Posted By Chandne

55 miles and almost 6,500 ft of elevation gain...

55 miles and almost 6,500 ft of elevation gain starting from 8,000 ft to 13,000 ft, Beautiful but I could feel the thin air after 12K....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chandne

I now have a pretty ideal setup. I did not like...

I now have a pretty ideal setup. I did not like any of the trainers that use the rear tire so I got a Wahoo Kickr....game-changer for me. I then added the Wahoo CLIMB. Now Zwift is quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Chandne

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is...

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is in a good range for your weight, rim width, etc. Stay off the saddle. Make sure your front wheel has some weight on it but don't hold it like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chandne

I'm guessing rim brakes are pretty done and I...

I'm guessing rim brakes are pretty done and I will also predict that tubeless-ready rims will be more and more commonplace. I'm not sure yet about hookless on road, but it seems like that may also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By Chandne

Great choice! Assos makes great bibs that fit me...

Great choice! Assos makes great bibs that fit me well and are very comfy. Rapha does too, but except for the Classic ones, can be a LOT more compressive. I like them but my buddy says they drive...
07-11-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 214,978
Posted By Chandne

58 miles and 4,850 ft from Idaho Springs, CO to...

58 miles and 4,850 ft from Idaho Springs, CO to the top of Loveland Pass. Beautiful scenery!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,127
Posted By Chandne

Over using Gatorskins? LOL

Over using Gatorskins? LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,127
Posted By Chandne

Agreed. It feels slower for some on the first...

Agreed. It feels slower for some on the first ride, but isn't. My riding buddy has been on 23s and 25s at 100-110 PSI or so for years. He is a pretty strong rider. So this weekend, he was doing...
06-30-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,682
Posted By Chandne

It is hard to tell unless you do a lot of rides...

It is hard to tell unless you do a lot of rides with similar tires and positioning. I had a SL4 Roubaix as well and after a couple of years, I switched to a BMC and when I ride the Roubaix again, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By Chandne

We usually get "caught" in a quick rain storm and...

We usually get "caught" in a quick rain storm and I only pack a jacket if riding higher up near 10,000 ft or if it is colder near Denver. I used to carry or wear (rarely wearing) a 7Mesh waterproof...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,138
Posted By Chandne

That sucks! You are very persistent so I'm sure...

That sucks! You are very persistent so I'm sure you will find these guys. Keep at it.
06-27-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,162
Posted By Chandne

29er mid fat (29x3) is gaining a little traction...

29er mid fat (29x3) is gaining a little traction but regular fatbikes are still 26" or 27.5", predominantly. They are very popular here in Colorado. Pushing a 29x4.6 would be pretty awful and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Chandne

I'd say replace them with the 25s, and I'll...

I'd say replace them with the 25s, and I'll explain why. With the GP4000s, the 23s measure almost 25 and the 25s measured almost 28, on all my bikes. The 5000s have been "rightsized" (according to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,138
Posted By Chandne

I get that! Don't lower yourself.

I get that! Don't lower yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,138
Posted By Chandne

C'mon man, you know tenacity and persistence are...

C'mon man, you know tenacity and persistence are a cyclist's best traits. Why let them get the satisfaction of never seeing you show up again? You should start with "hey guys, great ride last time"...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,138
Posted By Chandne

So what if you didn't have a jersey or helmet on,...

So what if you didn't have a jersey or helmet on, and so what if you passed them, got caught, and proceeded to crash...at least you had shorts on. It was very snobbish of them to not let you hang...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Chandne

I don't particularly like any rack that clamps on...

I don't particularly like any rack that clamps on the tubes of a bike. I use a rack (1UPUSA) that clamps on both tires but if you do not want to spend much money, look at one you can simply hang...
06-17-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Chandne

I generally have been going wider over years. ...

I generally have been going wider over years. I'm 6' and have longish arms. I really like bars in the 780-790 mm range. My favorite is the Syntace line in carbon with a 25mm rise and I think a 9...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,095
Posted By Chandne

Oh darn! He was one of the best options in...

Oh darn! He was one of the best options in steel. That is too bad.
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chandne

Love the idea if more abs/lower back/upper back...

Love the idea if more abs/lower back/upper back strengthening. I have started that too and it does help in many ways. I also like the idea of using some inner tube to add some high pressure areas...
05-17-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chandne

I had hands going numb and some pain too. Gel...

I had hands going numb and some pain too. Gel did not help...it is too soft/squishy and bottoms out. I tried two types/brands. You need firmer support that has give but does not bottom out. Flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,047
Posted By Chandne

If the bike can support the wide tires you want...

If the bike can support the wide tires you want to use, it depends on the frame. Besides the Trek Domane, gravel bikes are generally a bit more compliant and sturdy even, so most do that- get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By Chandne

If you are in the US (Leisure Lakes, FL maybe?)...

If you are in the US (Leisure Lakes, FL maybe?) I'd absolutely get the Cannondale. If something happens, you can get local dealer support, plus those Synapses are well liked and reviewed well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Chandne

I have use the Kuat NV, Saris Holdup (I think...

I have use the Kuat NV, Saris Holdup (I think that was the name), Thule T2, Sportworks T2, and the Kuat Sherpa. 1UPUSA trumps them all, PLUS it is all made here...Wisconsin, I think. Love that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,158
Posted By Chandne

Will be nice if they build a more compact unit. ...

Will be nice if they build a more compact unit. I can't give up my saddle bag.
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