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Forum: Commuting
04-20-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,448
Posted By Zin

47F at 4:30AM for the commute this morning. No...

47F at 4:30AM for the commute this morning. No wind. Saw a family of gray fox on my way along the Platte River trail.
Looks like it may rain on the ride home.
04-15-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 59,289
Posted By Zin

Hey y'all! Don't forge to check out the Club...

Hey y'all! Don't forge to check out the Club Hypoxia web site for additional group rides in Colorado Front Range area.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,448
Posted By Zin

I moved from Great Falls to Denver in 2006. I...

I moved from Great Falls to Denver in 2006. I sure remember those spring storms!
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,448
Posted By Zin

I'm happy to enter my first bike commute of the...

I'm happy to enter my first bike commute of the year. Thanks to a new job which allows me to once again be among the fine people that are bike commuters!

I have REALLY missed it!

My new...
01-07-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Zin

Nick, The best advice I can give from my own...

Nick,
The best advice I can give from my own experience is simply this...

1. Educate yourself about Type 2 Diabetes and the associated meds. Diabetes is a highly personal disease. As are the...
11-26-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Zin

Crew for Team Type 2 in RAAM'09!

Crew for Team Type 2 in RAAM'09!

Team Type 2, an 8 person team comprised of athletes with Type 2 Diabetes, is currently recruiting crew members to join our support team for the Race Across America...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Today was my first day back on the bike since...

Today was my first day back on the bike since returning from Texas late Monday night.

Temp was a bit chilly. I guess I was in Texas long enough to get used to the 75 degree mornings. Sunshine1...
09-12-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,245
Posted By Zin

When the snow comes here to the Denver area, I'll...

When the snow comes here to the Denver area, I'll be putting CX tires on my Trek Portland commuter. As long as you have clearance through the stays, fork, and brakes, it should be fine.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Low 50's and rain the entire way. This was the...

Low 50's and rain the entire way. This was the first time this entire year where I used all of my rain gear. The Portland was AWESOME! So, that is 2 days this week commuting in the rain. Monday was...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,421
Posted By Zin

HAHAHA! You haven't changed a bit in 2 years!!!! ...

HAHAHA! You haven't changed a bit in 2 years!!!!

Me and my trusty Trek Portland are on the left. Ken, a fellow I rode with one day on the way home is on the right. Bike commuting rocks!

EDIT:...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Nice cool ride in this morning. For the second...

Nice cool ride in this morning. For the second commute home this week, I managed to get into a 4 man pace line from downtown to where I turn off onto the BCT. Sure makes the commute go by faster when...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,929
Posted By Zin

My short commute days are 30 miles r/t. You will...

My short commute days are 30 miles r/t. You will have to experiment with carb levels vs. your meds vs. your exercise level. With my new commute distances this year, I am having to relearn this...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Went out to start the "spare" car to take it over...

Went out to start the "spare" car to take it over to my office this morning to leave here so I can bike commute on the two days that I'm in the office & the battery was dead. I sometimes have to made...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

40s and drizzle this morning. About the same,...

40s and drizzle this morning. About the same, only without the drizzle for the ride home. Was kind of cool to ride in different weather conditions.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Got about 5 miles into my 15 mile commute to...

Got about 5 miles into my 15 mile commute to lower downtown Denver and noticed a clanking sound when I would hit bumps on the trail. Looked back and noticed that I had either lost weight bearing bolt...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,690
Posted By Zin

HaHa!! Great question! I pass 4. Two right off...

HaHa!! Great question! I pass 4. Two right off the bike trail. One a block or so off. And one who's lot is joined right with the bike trail!
08-25-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 816
Posted By Zin

It has been nuts all day here in LoDo! My route...

It has been nuts all day here in LoDo! My route is the BCT to the PRT then to 17th & Wynkoop. No problems this morning, but now there is a police officer directing traffic at 17th & Wynkoop! Glad I...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Sunny & low 60s for the commute in this morning!...

Sunny & low 60s for the commute in this morning! Was strange to see military helicopters patrolling down town Denver! Not to mention the parades of Police riot patrols and Homeland Security vehicles....
Forum: Commuting
08-21-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Nice ride in this morning. Temp was 67F when I...

Nice ride in this morning. Temp was 67F when I left the house. Not a cloud in the sky. Ride home was warm and windy. Temp in the low 90s.

Noted a new chain-link fence which will apparently block...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,318
Posted By Zin

Thanks! Yep, it came with the black saddle...

Thanks!

Yep, it came with the black saddle and bar tape. I added the PlanetBike full fenders in place of the small ones that come stock. My understanding is they abandoned the brown due to...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Rumrunn, I've had my Trek 5200 road bike for...

Rumrunn, I've had my Trek 5200 road bike for years and it fits so well. So, I chose Trek because the fit works well for me. I chose this model because it is snappier road geometry. Disk brakes for...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Rumrunn6, the new rig is a 2008 Trek Portland....

Rumrunn6, the new rig is a 2008 Trek Portland. (My birthday present to myself.) :D
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/zinrider/Cycling/Portland/portland-1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,318
Posted By Zin

Thanks! It is the perfect commuter for my 30+ &...

Thanks! It is the perfect commuter for my 30+ & 50+ mile commute days.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,318
Posted By Zin

My birthday present to myself: 2008 Trek...

My birthday present to myself: 2008 Trek Portland. Fast. Agile.
Just picked it up Saturday. Today was its first commute.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/zinrider/Cycling/portland.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Today was the first commute on the new commuter...

Today was the first commute on the new commuter rig. It was a beautiful cool morning with higher humidity then we normally have. A welcome change.

Had an RTD bus rip past me only to pull over to...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Zin

I have only been able to test ride it. I have it...

I have only been able to test ride it. I have it on layaway at the LBS. Can't wait to get it on the road!
On the test ride it felt Awesome! I'll be putting full fenders and the Topeak disc/rack on...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Zin

Thanks for the clarification! My new toy,...

Thanks for the clarification!

My new toy, once I pay it off, will be a 2008 Trek Portland. I currently commute on the single speed or the MTB. Single speed is killing my knees, and I'm just way...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Zin

What qualifies as a "Very Long Commute?"

What qualifies as a "Very Long Commute?"
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Cool and sunny this morning. TV said the temp was...

Cool and sunny this morning. TV said the temp was about 52 when I left home. There was a little "bite" in the air. I almost stopped to put the wind vest on. Glad I didn't because once I was out and...
08-09-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By Zin

TeamType2 moving forward!

We should have our budget for TeamType2's 2009 RAAM entry set by the end of August! This is a huge step to getting TT2 rolling in '09!

We are still in need of cyclists with Type 2 Diabetes who...
08-09-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Zin

TeamType2 moving forward!

We should have our budget for TeamType2's 2009 RAAM entry set by the end of August! This is a huge step to getting TT2 rolling in '09!

We are still in need of cyclists with Type 2 Diabetes who...
07-26-08, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By Zin

No worries on the Jersey. Are you going to...

No worries on the Jersey. Are you going to Loveland to do any of the ReUnion rides? If so, keep it until after that. You can fly the Hypoxia colors. Should be interesting to see 50 or so folks in...
07-22-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By Zin

Hmm, I didn't find the first descent all that...

Hmm, I didn't find the first descent all that cold in compared to 2007 & 2006. This year I only had a long sleeve jersey on and a wind vest which was perfect.

DJ is right about staying to long at...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Zin

I have family in SA. When I ride down there, I go...

I have family in SA. When I ride down there, I go north of town into the 'Hill Country."
SA didn't seem like a bike friendly city at all. Especially when compared to just about any front range...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Dang DJ! Sorry to hear this! Hope you are going...

Dang DJ! Sorry to hear this! Hope you are going to be ok!
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Nice commute in this morning. Rode the MTB...

Nice commute in this morning. Rode the MTB instead of the single speed in an effort to give my knees some much needed R&R. Seems to have worked! I'm happy that even with riding the heavy MTB loaded...
06-25-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Zin

FIWI:There is an active threat in the Commuting...

FIWI:There is an active threat in the Commuting forum on this very topic. :) (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=433736)
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 958
Posted By Zin

Nope. I haven't been watching RTD at all. For me,...

Nope. I haven't been watching RTD at all. For me, it is a non-issue. I too prefer to ride the 15 miles downtown then home again after work. I must say, it does surprise me that RTD would be cutting...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 958
Posted By Zin

Regarding the BIKE-TRAIN combo commute. Sunshine...

Regarding the BIKE-TRAIN combo commute. Sunshine and I leased bike lockers at our nearest station to accommodate leaving the bikes there at the station. Since we are not the first station on the SW...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Matty- Head south on the Platte to just...

Matty-

Head south on the Platte to just south of Hampden. The Platte will cross the river to the eastern shore and the Bear Creek will continue straight. (simplistic I know) The BCT runs all the...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By Zin

Just watch that drop-off on some of those...

Just watch that drop-off on some of those mountain routes, DJ! :lol:

My route is nearly entirely on the Denver Bikeway network of trails. Several kibos or park potties along the way.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

DJ-Dude! You are WAY LUCKY! At one point, I had...

DJ-Dude! You are WAY LUCKY! At one point, I had to stand to keep the pedals turning into the wind on the Bear Creek Trail heading west toward home. (very flat!) UGH! :eek:

Think I will ride the...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

The commute home last night on the single speed...

The commute home last night on the single speed was brutal! Very gusty thunderstorm winds the entire way. Been having knee issues. That wind didn't help at all! Thursday's commute will be on a geared...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,689
Posted By Zin

Hey Bruce, Yeah, I recognized your mug in...

Hey Bruce,

Yeah, I recognized your mug in your avatar photo! I am not sure I'll be riding the Portland for RU. At this point I am not even sure I'll get to ride at RU. I am scheduled as the "On...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,689
Posted By Zin

This thread was a great read! I will be...

This thread was a great read!

I will be joining the "Portland" movement shortly! I put my 56cm 2008 Portland on lay away this weekend!
I have been looking for a replacement to my Biachi San...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,318
Posted By Zin

My single speed commuter. A 70's something...

My single speed commuter. A 70's something Bridgestone Kabuki. Rides like a dream!
I have since replaced the panniers with ones that accommodate my laptop, so no longer have the backpack to hassle...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,303
Posted By Zin

Hey Jen, You weren't down on the Bear Creek...

Hey Jen,
You weren't down on the Bear Creek Trail last Friday morning were you? I was taking photos of the creek from one of the bridges and was passed by a gal pulling a about a 2 year old child in...
06-19-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By Zin

A buddy of mine was up there last weekend....

A buddy of mine was up there last weekend. Amazingly there appeared to be no snow in his photos.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,480
Posted By Zin

I've been bike commuting with a laptop and...

I've been bike commuting with a laptop and pannier for several years now. Never had any damage to any of my employers laptops. Even though, I do NOT use laptop specific panniers. Never have. The only...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,480
Posted By Zin

I have to carry a laptop back and forth. Not a...

I have to carry a laptop back and forth. Not a nice, small, and light weight one either. :(
I tried it in my backpack that I use when I have to drive, it killed me. So, panniers for me on my...
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