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06-04-19, 09:51 AM
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Posted By k0guz

2016 REI Mazama steel frame, the last year they...

2016 REI Mazama steel frame, the last year they made it in this configuration. Extremely comfortable and fast enough. I won't get any Strava KOM's on this one, but once in a while get a PR.

Grand...
05-26-19, 07:28 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

I just visited Portland, and took a number of...

I just visited Portland, and took a number of pictures of their biking infrastructure, which is truly awesome.

One of the most remarkable discoveries was the commuter tram that runs from a lot of...
05-05-19, 08:23 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Welcome to our part of Colorado. There's lots to...

Welcome to our part of Colorado. There's lots to see on your road bike, particularly north of Grand Junction and east of Fruita.
04-22-19, 05:23 PM
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Posted By k0guz

I love this picture, but ... where is it? Please...

I love this picture, but ... where is it? Please include a few words about pictures so that the rest of us will have a good idea where they were taken and what we're looking at. Thanks!
04-22-19, 05:19 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Apparently, some bike riders were ignoring the...

Apparently, some bike riders were ignoring the signs and riding through the construction zone. Imagine that!

Near Grand Junction, Colorado.
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04-22-19, 05:13 PM
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Posted By k0guz

My REI Co-op branded with carbon fiber frame....

My REI Co-op branded with carbon fiber frame. It's a great bike at a reasonable price. For the same amount of energy, I go at least 3 mph faster than on my steel gravel grinder.
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03-31-19, 06:50 PM
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Posted By k0guz

Your pictures are great, and so is your Wordpress...

Your pictures are great, and so is your Wordpress blog, but I wish you'd include some descriptions of where they were taken, and other observations you may have. Frankly, until I saw them, I never...
02-28-19, 09:37 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Magic secret: Flickr

Magic secret: Flickr
02-28-19, 03:28 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Stopped at a Little Free Library along the way....

Stopped at a Little Free Library along the way. Out in the country, it still had a very eclectic selection of books. I found one to borrow...
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02-28-19, 03:23 PM
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Posted By k0guz

I think it's sort of funny. At least they were...

I think it's sort of funny. At least they were trying!
12-10-18, 07:25 AM
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Views: 7,487
Posted By k0guz

Makes me wish this forum software had a simple...

Makes me wish this forum software had a simple thumbs up or +1. That's great!
12-09-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,748
Posted By k0guz

My REI Co-op carbon fiber ARD 1.4 parked near a...

My REI Co-op carbon fiber ARD 1.4 parked near a piece of under-freeway art in Fruita, Colorado:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1924/31754489788_f4d068a397_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qo34vf)
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12-07-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,298
Posted By k0guz

No, no, tell me it isn't so...:troll:

No, no, tell me it isn't so...:troll:
11-16-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,940
Posted By k0guz

It sure worked for K Mart and Sears...

It sure worked for K Mart and Sears...
11-11-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,671
Posted By k0guz

Goal for the year was 2000 miles. Am now up to...

Goal for the year was 2000 miles. Am now up to 2250, thanks to a ride on the Katy Trail in May.
11-02-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By k0guz

First of all, congratulations to the person who...

First of all, congratulations to the person who started this thread. The Katy Trail is an unmatched experience. I rode it with a friend in 5 days this last May; our spouses came along and drove...
10-29-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1959/30685963157_85...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1959/30685963157_85738a4304_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NKBzLi)
20181029T121040 (https://flic.kr/p/NKBzLi) by Steve Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/7247047@N03/),...
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By k0guz

Every state's laws are different, which makes it...

Every state's laws are different, which makes it dangerous to generalize about what happens when a railroad is abandoned. Before retiring, I practiced law, and dealt with these issues for my clients,...
Forum: Touring
10-27-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By k0guz

Sorry, I forgot to post a link to my blog about...

Sorry, I forgot to post a link to my blog about the trip. Both the Katy Trail and Rock Island Extension were great. Here's a link to my blog. (http://steveandgeorgia.net/Weblog/?p=1642)
10-27-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,470
Posted By k0guz

Well, I'm 73, and when it was time to get a new...

Well, I'm 73, and when it was time to get a new road bike to supplement my 18 year old Bianchi steel frame (I could never replace it!), I ordered a Co-op from REI that has a great carbon fiber frame,...
Forum: Foo
10-11-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,273
Posted By k0guz

"I'm from Milwaukee, and I ought to know It's...

"I'm from Milwaukee, and I ought to know
It's draft brewed Blatz beer wherever you go..."
10-01-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Here's the link to the route I took:...

Here's the link to the route I took: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/695643?units=miles. (https://www.plotaroute.com/route/695643?units=miles)

There are a lot of people who have retired to this...
09-30-18, 08:08 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

On one of the more beautiful routes in western...

On one of the more beautiful routes in western Colorado (https://www.plotaroute.com/route/695643?units=miles). The temperature was perfect (80), it was slightly overcast, and I was tempted to stop at...
Forum: Foo
09-22-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,273
Posted By k0guz

Or "Brusha Brusha Brusha with the new...

Or "Brusha Brusha Brusha with the new Ipana."
Forum: Foo
09-21-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,273
Posted By k0guz

Old Ad Jingles and Sunday School Songs

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As I ride along, my mind sometimes wanders and becomes fixated on old songs and...
09-16-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Minimalist: ...

Minimalist:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/44686613341_3bb50311b8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b5NzhH)

IMG_20180913_114646087_HDR (https://flic.kr/p/2b5NzhH) by Steve Carter...
09-06-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,577
Posted By k0guz

Too bad this forum doesn't have a "like" button,...

Too bad this forum doesn't have a "like" button, because your post deserves one! My wife of 43 years said the same thing, even though I'm now retired and not working hard. But my new bike does bring...
09-06-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,748
Posted By k0guz

After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I...

After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I decided it was time to spring for something newer, and one where I could buy parts without having them imported from Italy or found on eBay.. I bought...
08-19-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,689
Posted By k0guz

I think the "Beacon" feature is worth the money,...

I think the "Beacon" feature is worth the money, although I also get the "where are you" messages when I've stopped to visit with someone. I also like the feature which lets you filter the results...
08-18-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Bucket list. Fort Collins, Colorado Municipal...

Bucket list. Fort Collins, Colorado Municipal Railway. Lovingly restored 1920's single operator Birney electric streetcar runs weekends. No bike racks. :mad:
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08-17-18, 12:58 PM
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Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/30228075688_af...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/30228075688_afa9e228e5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N49MLL)

IMG_20180817_114618744 (https://flic.kr/p/N49MLL)
by Steve Carter, on Flickr

The Union Pacific...
Forum: Touring
07-16-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,752
Posted By k0guz

Back on topic: this sounds intriguing. The...

Back on topic: this sounds intriguing. The itinerary, the mileage, the nature of the group. My only concern is getting me & my bike to Pittsburgh and back from Washington. I live in western...
Forum: Touring
07-08-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By k0guz

Edibles. :beer:

Edibles. :beer:
Forum: Touring
07-01-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By k0guz

Take it over to Grand Junction and Fruita. Lots...

Take it over to Grand Junction and Fruita. Lots of good riding here! Of course, you can also take your bike on Amtrak.
Forum: Touring
06-25-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By k0guz

Went the first week in May. Beautiful weather,...

Went the first week in May. Beautiful weather, not too hot, no rain.
Forum: Touring
06-23-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By k0guz

Do it! One thing I've learned over the years...

Do it!

One thing I've learned over the years is that experiences often don't live up to their advance billing. The Katy Trail was everything we hoped for and more.
Forum: Touring
06-23-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By k0guz

If I'd taken my good bike lock, I probably would...

If I'd taken my good bike lock, I probably would have stopped at the casino in Boonville. I'm glad I didn't! Did any of the slot machine zombies even notice your bike jersey and/or shorts? Bet not.
...
Forum: Touring
06-23-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By k0guz

Thank you. Most of the trail is not far from an...

Thank you. Most of the trail is not far from an intersecting county road, but there are long stretches without parallel roads, and a few where it's easy to imagine that you are in an Amazon...
Forum: Touring
06-20-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By k0guz

Katy Trail 2018

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/903/42195557472_387a8bd3f8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27hFgaA)

KatyTrail (https://flic.kr/p/27hFgaA) by Steve Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/7247047@N03/), on...
06-11-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/41299403655_dcc...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/41299403655_dcc5150e86_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25VueRH)
20180510T110956 (https://flic.kr/p/25VueRH)
Family excursion on the Katy Trail, Missouri by Steve Carter...
Forum: Touring
05-20-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By k0guz

Your governor is the source of endless amusement...

Your governor is the source of endless amusement for us nonresidents. :) And there appear to be a couple of detours even on the Katy Trail where adjoining landowners snapped up the right of way...
05-16-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

No, this is a thread for pictures, and since...

No, this is a thread for pictures, and since turtles seemed to be the topic d'jour, I thought I'd add my turtle discovery. The Katy Trail and the Rock Island Spur are both remarkable trails, though,...
05-15-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Roadside turtles along the Katy Trail in Missouri...

Roadside turtles along the Katy Trail in Missouri last week:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/968/42024482012_49bbf1c299_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/272ysoG)

Steve Carter...
Forum: Touring
05-15-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By k0guz

We rode on the Rock Island Trail last week from...

We rode on the Rock Island Trail last week from Chilhowee to Windsor then on the KT from Windsor to Sedalia (and eventually St. Charles).
...
04-29-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By k0guz

Salt Lake City Itineraries

We've been thinking of going to SLC and renting an AirBnB for a few days and trying out the Rail-Trails. The trip to Ogden, or to Provo, with a return via the FrontRunner commuter rail sure looks...
Forum: Touring
04-29-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,640
Posted By k0guz

We're leaving on May 5 to travel from Colorado to...

We're leaving on May 5 to travel from Colorado to do the Rock Island / Katy trail in Missouri. Staying in AirBnBs along the way. It should be interesting to see what it's like to do FLAT!
Forum: Touring
04-29-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By k0guz

We're leaving on May 5 to ride the Katy, but were...

We're leaving on May 5 to ride the Katy, but were thinking of starting in Pleassant Hill and using the Rock Island until Windsor. Any advice, except for the obvious watching out for cowpies?
04-29-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Never too soon to teach kids the value of wearing...

Never too soon to teach kids the value of wearing a helmet!
04-03-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

All purpose Memorial

Found north of Grand Junction, Colorado, this roadside display pretty much covers everything from Halloween to Easter. The cross is illuminated by solar powered LEDs.
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04-03-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 386,574
Posted By k0guz

Ha! It's exactly as shown in the photo, and the...

Ha! It's exactly as shown in the photo, and the view never changes, except that in a month or so it will be slightly greener, then it will get hot and be brown again until the winter when it's...
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