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Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-21-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By EricL
I'm with you. I used to go up there just about...

I'm with you. I used to go up there just about every year from when I was a small child until they brought the gambling. Drove around up there recently and it's just sad now. However if I'm ever on a...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-29-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By EricL
Sorry you haven't found ideal conditions for...

Sorry you haven't found ideal conditions for cycling. I have been here for decades and the traffic over the last few years is like nothing I remember. Lots of people are moving in. The Denver area is...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-04-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By EricL
MunichMan, I couldn't find any rentals around...

MunichMan, I couldn't find any rentals around here for even $200 a week. I concur with randallr that you should consider bringing your own bicycles.
Forum: Mountain - Plains 01-26-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By EricL
Lookout

I've ridden Lookout mountain west of Denver here twice this month and it's been great. This is the first time I've gone into the hills in January. The road itself and the ones around it are in good...
Forum: Commuting 12-31-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,186
Posted By EricL
To me it's all about how FAR the ride is. I'll go...

To me it's all about how FAR the ride is. I'll go a few miles in below zero temps. My actual commute is about 20 miles and as the ride goes on it gets harder and harder to keep everything...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 12-18-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By EricL
A friend of mine does the FDR and PHP rides...

A friend of mine does the FDR and PHP rides regularly. I'm considering joining in this Spring. From what I hear they are fast - average 25mph+ usually, and competitive. I think if you want to get a...
Forum: Commuting 10-14-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By EricL
I think I know what you mean and I'll say around...

I think I know what you mean and I'll say around 15mph, on the roads where bikes have full lane access and the speed limit is 25-35mph. No idea what the rest of your commute is like and no idea what...
Forum: Commuting 10-11-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,812
Posted By EricL
482005 A mix of 2 or 4 lane roads, bike lane...

482005
A mix of 2 or 4 lane roads, bike lane most of the time, suburban streets and MUP's. I'm on a MUP for about 9 of these miles. Start on the west side of Denver metro area, the low point after...
Forum: Foo 09-19-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 16,723
Posted By EricL
1994 ... ...

1994 ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QKKqFZHU3s
Forum: Mountain - Plains 09-08-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By EricL
Thanks for the great read and pics. I had never...

Thanks for the great read and pics. I had never thought of going anywhere near that area but now it's on my list!
Forum: Commuting 09-05-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By EricL
That is funny, I feel exactly the same way. I'm...

That is funny, I feel exactly the same way. I'm closing in on 3000 miles of commuting for the year and maybe one day a month I got up excited to do it. But like you said, I am always glad I did,...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 09-05-15, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By EricL
Thanks for the coupon and the road report. I...

Thanks for the coupon and the road report. I lived right on the border of the North Slope Recreation Area for a few years - some fun mountain biking up in there, and very isolated (at least it was)....
Forum: Mountain - Plains 09-01-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By EricL
You might try writing down the locations of some...

You might try writing down the locations of some of your rougher areas of your commute and call the city about it. Don't know about Westminster so much but surprisingly I've seen rather quick results...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 09-01-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By EricL
I think someone else suggested this on this forum...

I think someone else suggested this on this forum in the last few years. Today I did just that. Rode my Trek 2.1 from Bergen Park to the top. My wife met me there with my full suspension mountain...
Forum: Commuting 08-24-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By EricL
Second the thank you for posting. Just like in...

Second the thank you for posting. Just like in the US, there are nearly idyllic and not so nice cycling environments. They mentioned The Netherlands in this video - I was in Amsterdam recently and...
Forum: Commuting 08-24-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By EricL
I've had the exact same thing happen to me more...

I've had the exact same thing happen to me more than once, in the dark and in the daylight. Every time, as someone else mentioned, it was cell phone related.
Forum: Commuting 08-22-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,876
Posted By EricL
I draft and have been drafted. Only happens once...

I draft and have been drafted. Only happens once or twice a year that I match speed and route with someone enough for it to happen. When it does we're usually doing around 25mph. Not a big deal, the...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,433
Posted By EricL
Actually I have a couple of slight variations I...

Actually I have a couple of slight variations I can make from day to day, but changing it too much makes it longer and it's already about 22 miles each way
Forum: Commuting 08-11-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,433
Posted By EricL
+1

+1
Forum: Commuting 08-01-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,246
Posted By EricL
I commuted almost 500 miles in July, going home...

I commuted almost 500 miles in July, going home between 4 and 5:30pm most days. Pretty sure it was upper 90's to 100 a few times. Gotta say I love it. I fill up a 24 oz bottle of ice water and mix in...
Forum: Commuting 07-11-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,202
Posted By EricL
Great video, made me feel good and I've never...

Great video, made me feel good and I've never been anywhere near Minneapolis. I think my city is getting there quickly, lots of good stuff going on. Plus we're right next to Boulder (or Boulder is...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-25-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By EricL
I would suggest Academy (21 then 83) out of...

I would suggest Academy (21 then 83) out of Colorado Springs. You can head west on 105 through Monument from there or keep on 83 all the way into Parker then Denver.
You mention Woodland Park so...
Forum: Commuting 05-17-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By EricL
I was with ya on the title, so opened the thread...

I was with ya on the title, so opened the thread and got a damn good laugh from the first two sentences. I am also somewhat selfish and would probably think the same thing and then chastise myself...
Forum: Commuting 04-18-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,492
Posted By EricL
Blowing a red light = not slowing down at all. ...

Blowing a red light = not slowing down at all.
Running a red light = crossing the intersection while the light is red.
Big difference. The former is always a risk, but if you stop, there is no...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By EricL
So I took the bike to my LBS. One of the...

So I took the bike to my LBS. One of the derailleur bolts was loose, I didn't have the cable tight enough and the high limit screw needed a turn. The guy said I was "damn close" and he doesn't see a...
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