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Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

The commute in this morning was very interesting,...

The commute in this morning was very interesting, about 1/2 way in I ran into Zin. I recoginized him from is avatar picutre a couple of years back when he still lived in Montanna. It was nice to...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By RicardoJM

+1 on the Marathon Plus. I'll have 1 year (and...

+1 on the Marathon Plus. I'll have 1 year (and 1,800) miles with mine next month and they have been bomb proof. They are not showing that much wear and will definately last longer than any other...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-06, 09:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,195
Posted By RicardoJM

Another Marathon Plus user, if your looking for...

Another Marathon Plus user, if your looking for flat free and durability get these tires. At a Schwalbe booth this summer, I had a chance to see a cross section of the Marathon Plus tire, it is...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By RicardoJM

I recently switched to a RANS Tailwind recumbent....

I recently switched to a RANS Tailwind recumbent. I had been commuting an older mountain bike frame. My commute is mostly on path, so traffic is not a concern for me. I really enjoy riding on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By RicardoJM

Put me in the pack-it cube bunch. I load it up...

Put me in the pack-it cube bunch. I load it up in the evening before going to bed and pop it into my a small wet/dry bag and strap it to the rack. My clothes arrive clean, pressed and wrinkle free....
Forum: Commuting
01-03-06, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By RicardoJM

1809 miles 1 out of every three work days on...

1809 miles
1 out of every three work days on the bike
201 days had some bike mileage
Forum: Commuting
11-15-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Nice commute in this morning. The temps were...

Nice commute in this morning. The temps were right around 20 and there was no wind to speak of. We had a light dusting of snow yesterday evening, but the path was in very good shape this morning. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By RicardoJM

Before starting to ride on a recumbent, I used a...

Before starting to ride on a recumbent, I used a packing cube to keep my clothes from getting wrinkled. To keep everything dry, I put the cube in a wet/dry bag. The bundle is strapped to my rear...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-05, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By RicardoJM

I had a similar issue. The shifter would not...

I had a similar issue. The shifter would not engage at low temperatures. After trying several different things (many of which others suggested in this thread), I came to the conclusion that at low...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By RicardoJM

You might want to also consider getting off the...

You might want to also consider getting off the light rail at 10th and Osage. This would let you hop the C or D line. Getting to Union Station will not be as fast as the other options you have been...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Its been a while since I've posted, but I have...

Its been a while since I've posted, but I have been biking to work regularly. This week I've been riding a recumbent (Rans Tailwind) on in. The first day was a bit different, but now I really like...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-05, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Nice ride in this morning. We are in Burlington...

Nice ride in this morning. We are in Burlington VT this week. Yesterday evening we rode out on the Causeway. This morning we rode from downtown to the offices in Colchester. Had a nice breakfast...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By RicardoJM

Commute in Burlington VT next week

I will be in Burlington next week with several people from work for meetings in Colchester. We are considering biking to work. We have hooked up with Localmotion for bike rentals and are wondering...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

The temps were a little low this morning (low...

The temps were a little low this morning (low 50s) but there was no wind. It was such I nice morning I seemed to have not kept a good count of others, seems I saw about 8 others out on bike. Though...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

A bit nippy this morning with temps in the low...

A bit nippy this morning with temps in the low 30s and a slight headwind. The sky is overcast and spitting mist. I managed to forget my helmet this morning, I don't recall the last time that...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-05, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Heading home on Friday we found a new bridge open...

Heading home on Friday we found a new bridge open and the detour we've been taking the last month is no longer needed. Fresh concrete and a new view is much better than the old pavement and tractor...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Nice ride in this morning. The temps were in the...

Nice ride in this morning. The temps were in the low 40's. The wind started calm, but the last few miles it picked up and was a strong head wind. There were 4 others out on bikes that I saw this...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-05, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Carbon copy of yesterday morning, temps in the...

Carbon copy of yesterday morning, temps in the low 30s and no wind. There were 5 others out on bikes this morning.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

The ball game was great Monday afternoon, our...

The ball game was great Monday afternoon, our team won with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. My Dad and I scored some great seats on the first level, enjoyed a hotdog and some...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-05, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

It is a great day to be out on the bike. This...

It is a great day to be out on the bike. This morning the temps were in the mid 40s and the slight wind was at my back. There were 8 others out on bikes this morning. Today is the season opener...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Wow, temps in the mid 40s this morning and little...

Wow, temps in the mid 40s this morning and little to no wind. There were seven others out on bikes that I saw this morning. We had yesterday off, the temp was up in the 70s and wind was blowing, so...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-05, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Temps were in the low 30s and there was no wind. ...

Temps were in the low 30s and there was no wind. The weather was cloudy and so there was no sunshine. I ran into two other people out on bikes this morning. I saw a fox chasing geese near Ruby...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Big tail wind this morning, the kind where you...

Big tail wind this morning, the kind where you feel no air in the face when you moving at 20 mph. The temps were in the mid 30s and I saw three other people out on bikes this monring. One of them...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

It was a great morning. The temps were in the...

It was a great morning. The temps were in the mid teens and there was no wind. I noticed that I am not as sweaty when I get into the office. There were a few icy spots here and there, but overall...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By RicardoJM

I don't have anything to add on your specific...

I don't have anything to add on your specific route. I would encourage you to invest in the maps listed at the Bike Denver website. I would add that you should get the RTD System map as well. With...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-05, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Since last riding, I service my rear derailleur...

Since last riding, I service my rear derailleur and put some new rubber on. The ride is this morning was smooth and fine. There was no wind and the temps were in the upper 20s. The afternoon temp...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-05, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Based upon last friday's ride home, it seems I've...

Based upon last friday's ride home, it seems I've fallen a little out of cycling shape over the winter. As I start back to riding more often it seems I'll have to work up to it. So this morning, I...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Wow, I think I am going to make my goal of riding...

Wow, I think I am going to make my goal of riding in at least once a month. I was able to get it done 3 times in January, but February was a bit of a challenge it has been too cold (for me) in the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Another good morning ride. The temps were in the...

Another good morning ride. The temps were in the high 30's - low 40's and no wind. I saw 8 other people out on bikes this morning. This must be the time of year for trail construction projects. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Nice ride in this morning. The temps were in the...

Nice ride in this morning. The temps were in the 40's and there were some very strong gusts of wind in my face. I saw 8 other people on bikes this morning. Looks like the good weather will extend...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

The Denver area is going through a warm up...

The Denver area is going through a warm up period. The commute in yesterday was good. Temps were in the low to mid 30's along the river and there was not any wind. I saw 2 other people on bikes. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-05, 08:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By RicardoJM

I'm a little late to this thread, but am glad I...

I'm a little late to this thread, but am glad I am able to report the following:

1,411 miles commuting
1,755 total miles

I have really enjoyed getting back on my bike and am excited about...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-04, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

As the fall started to roll in and things cooled...

As the fall started to roll in and things cooled down, I set a goal to ride in (all the way from home) at least once in every month of the year. December is good and I'm still on track. This...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-04, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By RicardoJM

Who would have been responsible?

This evening as I was getting on the bus downtown, there was an employee from the bus company that was directing bus traffic. This guy decided to give me a hand in securing my bike in the bike rack....
Forum: Commuting
12-05-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By RicardoJM

I bought the exact Bontrager Kevlar Select tires...

I bought the exact Bontrager Kevlar Select tires you are looking at in the spring. I have over 1,200 miles on them with no flats. My commute is about 34 miles round trip through a mix of dirt, bike...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-04, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By RicardoJM

Thanks for all the input. Based upon the ideas,...

Thanks for all the input. Based upon the ideas, I stopped by CycleAnalyst to see if they might have an old part that would do the trick.

They took my bike, put it in the rack and verified it...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By RicardoJM

I ride from the south on in to downtown. I have...

I ride from the south on in to downtown. I have the DBTC Map and City of Denver Map, both of these are excellent resources for figuring out how to get around.

In the DBTC Map, I can see a south...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By RicardoJM

Thanks Raymond. I just noticed by typos, how...

Thanks Raymond. I just noticed by typos, how embarassing.

This is original equipment from the mid 90's, I would be suprised if it is still covered under warranty. Ten years is a good long...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-04, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By RicardoJM

Break/Shifter Combination Issues

My rear shifter does not work consistently when the temperature drops below 50. It will shift up in gear, but doesn't always shift down. It feels like there is a tab that does not engage, sometimes...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-04, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

I had a nice ride in this morning. It has been...

I had a nice ride in this morning. It has been quite a while since I have ridden to work and it was like traveling a brand new route. There are allot of changes to trees, plants and yards that have...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-04, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Nice ride home this evening. I am taking a route...

Nice ride home this evening. I am taking a route that is primarily on surface streets so I do not see as many bikes as when I take the path. There was a big breeze this evening, most of the time...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-04, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

I drove in this morning, then went for a ride...

I drove in this morning, then went for a ride before starting my day. I know that it is technically not commuting. With the sun coming up later, this approach lets me get in a good ride and get...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-04, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Wow - I did my first commute in on a fixed gear. ...

Wow - I did my first commute in on a fixed gear. It was a slightly different route than usual, just over 16 miles. It didn't seem like I was going very fast, but it turned out to be my 3rd best...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

A great morning for riding. Temps were in the...

A great morning for riding. Temps were in the upper 50's and there was no wind at all. I counted 21 other bikes this morning. Two of them were recumbents being ridden by kids going to school. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-04, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,202
Posted By RicardoJM

Very supportive. Our campus has a work out room,...

Very supportive. Our campus has a work out room, showers and bicycle racks that are under cover of a porch. We also have several bike lockers on the grounds that seem to be in permanent use.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-04, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,738
Posted By RicardoJM

Denver is very good. I am able to make my 17...

Denver is very good. I am able to make my 17 mile commute mostly on trail and path, there are only 2 miles of surface street and even those are light traffic areas. The city has a grid system of...
08-27-04, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By RicardoJM

Having tried it - I like it (Long)

I just finished converting my Miyata 710 to fixed and went on my maiden voyage. I started commuting to work earlier this year and have really enjoyed getting back on my bike. I came accross Bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-04, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

Temps in the upper 50s and no wind this morning. ...

Temps in the upper 50s and no wind this morning. There were 14 other bikes out and about. As the sun is rising much later than a month ago, I have have moved my morning departure window out a bit. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By RicardoJM

You might want to pick up a copy of the Denver...

You might want to pick up a copy of the Denver Bike Map. It is $5 if you pick it up at the City Building. This is a very good resource for biking in the city of Denver, plus it shows the location...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-04, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,987
Posted By RicardoJM

I finally nailed it, one hour from my door to the...

I finally nailed it, one hour from my door to the company grounds. This has been a goal of mine since I first started commuting earlier this year. I know there is still room for improvement and...
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