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11-13-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By SKYLAB

I made it up Mt Ventoux for the first time just...

I made it up Mt Ventoux for the first time just this September; a day I shall not soon forget.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 21,342
Posted By SKYLAB

I'm 6ft and 172lbs. I lost 10-12 lbs in 6 months...

I'm 6ft and 172lbs. I lost 10-12 lbs in 6 months by changing the way I eat, not how much. And I did not modify my exercise routing either. I dropped most sugars - stayed away from white rice, cut way...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,720
Posted By SKYLAB

I've been fortunate enough to catch a month in...

I've been fortunate enough to catch a month in SoCal each of the last two springs - April/May - while it is mud season here at 9k feet in Colorado. I loved the riding in and around Dana Point; short...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,629
Posted By SKYLAB

Seems to me that one's pedaling style would...

Seems to me that one's pedaling style would affect this as well. Are you mashing or spinning more? Circles or squares? How much time do you spend out of the saddle hammering away? Certainly your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,629
Posted By SKYLAB

Guads FTW!!!

Guads FTW!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By SKYLAB

Changing positions more frequently as the grade...

Changing positions more frequently as the grade gets steep/long can help as well. Stand for a while and try to push through, then sit back down and work on cadence. HTFU helps quite a bit with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By SKYLAB

+1 on jabbing PCAD.

+1 on jabbing PCAD.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By SKYLAB

hmmm my PI covers work with my speedplay cleats....

hmmm my PI covers work with my speedplay cleats. Takes a lot of pulling and stretching, but I figure that's the case with any cover. I did not have to mod the covers at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,823
Posted By SKYLAB

PInching has never been an issue for me. But...

PInching has never been an issue for me. But shaved legs just look better. I'm not a hairy guy especially so i just take it up to the point where my shorts will cover it. Dave Moulton had the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By SKYLAB

Don't believe you were being bashed here...

Don't believe you were being bashed here DC....Moran is a rather legendary interwebs photo. The google shall show thee the way. And there are in fact plenty of folks who have probably posted 45k + on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By SKYLAB

+1. It also helps me to get my nose off of my...

+1.
It also helps me to get my nose off of my front wheel and look at where I am headed - the next switchback, some spot where maybe the road flattens slightly.....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By SKYLAB

CLimbing good.....descending not so good.

Climbing ability gets better with practice. I've gotten very comfortable climbing because I don't have a choice where I live here in Colorado. But my brain goes into over-drive around 45mph and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By SKYLAB

He's just BOTTO. Everyone gets the same equally...

He's just BOTTO. Everyone gets the same equally horrific treatment. Don't let him deter you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,506
Posted By SKYLAB

Or he could move to Belgium and ride keremisse...

Or he could move to Belgium and ride keremisse for a year. <snark>
09-15-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,915
Posted By SKYLAB

Thanks Dm...Nice find. I've considered Yeti in...

Thanks Dm...Nice find. I've considered Yeti in the past, albeit several years ago. Golden is not a far drive for me. What I really need to do is be able to ride a test bike for 2-3 days, get some...
09-15-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By SKYLAB

I've had good luck on 93 between 72 and 46....

I've had good luck on 93 between 72 and 46. Doesn't mean I like it though - too much traffic going too damned fast.
09-15-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,915
Posted By SKYLAB

OK. I give. After riding a Jet9 this weekend I...

OK. I give. After riding a Jet9 this weekend I will be buying a 29er next spring. The confidence I got from plowing down rock strewn ST here in Colorado, humping over logs, and grabbing the steep...
09-15-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By SKYLAB

Oh Michael! Just ride it. Of course I've never...

Oh Michael! Just ride it. Of course I've never done it at the end of a long ride. I usually use it as the start of a loop where I pick up Twin Spruce ( a GREAT climb!) which turns into GAP rd. and...
09-15-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,157
Posted By SKYLAB

Trail Ridge is not difficult at all, unless you...

Trail Ridge is not difficult at all, unless you hump it from fort Collins like some of the posters here have done. But TRR itself is a very gradual climb. The views and the flaming descent into Grand...
09-15-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,157
Posted By SKYLAB

Lots of great tough climbs here in Colorado. The...

Lots of great tough climbs here in Colorado. The steepest I've done is Dory Hill out of Blackhawk - and YES it is legal and I've never been hassled. That's a solid three miles of 10% average. Then...
09-15-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By SKYLAB

Fort Collins has some classic rides over...

Fort Collins has some classic rides over horsetooth and around Stove Prarie. you can also head north on some lightly used county roads past Masonville. And the town itself is VERY bike friendly, the...
01-14-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By SKYLAB

I still say its too early to be having to sign up...

I still say its too early to be having to sign up for a ride 7 months out! Doesn't anyone SKI anymore?
10-28-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By SKYLAB

That is definitely a deal. I started cleaning...

That is definitely a deal.
I started cleaning up the skate skis yeaterday. With two feet of snow on the ground by 9AM today Eldora Nordic could open before Thanksgiving this year. Looks as if I...
10-27-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By SKYLAB

you guys! I am impressed. I've pretty much...

you guys! I am impressed.
I've pretty much committed to putting the CF bike away for the winter and the Ti bike sits on the trainer as of sunday. It wasn't especially snowy (although for a while we...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 10,941
Posted By SKYLAB

My first clipless fall was on an mtb. I'd had the...

My first clipless fall was on an mtb. I'd had the pedals for the entire summer and really had not had issues. Then in early July we rode over the Divide from Rollinsville and down in to Winter Park,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By SKYLAB

Why not buy from the guy who started Moots...

Why not buy from the guy who started Moots cycles? Kent Eriksen. Pricey but Kent will build pretty much whatever you want.
10-23-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By SKYLAB

That climb out of Stove Prarie to the top of Rist...

That climb out of Stove Prarie to the top of Rist is stupid hard. Relentlessly steep.
I love it!
10-21-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By SKYLAB

The ride up and over Horsetooth to Masonville and...

The ride up and over Horsetooth to Masonville and back provides a little bit of climbing and you get the flat stuff in Ft Collins on Taft Hill to warm up and cool down on.
I don't live in the area...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By SKYLAB

"anit-music idiots"? UMD, I would have thought...

"anit-music idiots"? UMD, I would have thought better of you. I don't listen to music because I need my attention focused on the road and the cars coming up behind me.
I will listen to music when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,570
Posted By SKYLAB

XC skiing - skate and backcountry. Music -...

XC skiing - skate and backcountry.
Music - playing guitar and singing with friends, other musicians.
Reading - lots of medieval history lately.
Backpacking - nothing in the last year because of...
10-09-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By SKYLAB

It would sure be nice to have the XC areas ooen...

It would sure be nice to have the XC areas ooen up before thanksgiving. Been a number of years since its been cold enough for that. Snowed again last night. we're off to our best start in several...
10-05-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By SKYLAB

Call me before you go and i will join you....

Call me before you go and i will join you. However, why miss out on that great long descent into Grand Lake? Surely you could spend a night on the other side of the divide.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,011
Posted By SKYLAB

What?I suppse the car in the background jumped...

What?I suppse the car in the background jumped over him.
The guy in the back seat has his head out the window saying,"sorry dude".
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I guess you didn't look at the video. That's...
09-21-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By SKYLAB

Friend of mine hit 63 on my Ti bike coming down...

Friend of mine hit 63 on my Ti bike coming down from eldora ski area two weeks ago.
with a bad rear tire!
09-16-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,783
Posted By SKYLAB

After my PT on Wednesdays I've taken to riding...

After my PT on Wednesdays I've taken to riding from IBM on 63rd out to Nelson, then west to 36.
North on 36 to Hygiene rd, then returning to the parking lot at IBM via 75th/Monarch. This is a GREAT...
09-14-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By SKYLAB

The century route for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic...

The century route for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic on sunday was a good one. From Folsom field in boulder out to the top of Horseshoe and back. You could use this page...
09-11-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,783
Posted By SKYLAB

The CU Bicycle classic is this sunday. Costs <90...

The CU Bicycle classic is this sunday. Costs <90 to sign up. They have 100, 70, 50 mile options all of which head out north toward carter lake/Horsetooth.
Join us.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,333
Posted By SKYLAB

They eat the songbirds. Exactamundo my friend....

They eat the songbirds.
Exactamundo my friend. My cats are just fine indoors. They told me so. Lifes tough enough on the birds and tiny mammals up here without letting loose a couple of additional...
09-03-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By SKYLAB

SugarLoaf does not have all of the switchbacks...

SugarLoaf does not have all of the switchbacks that MAgnolia does, nor does it take off quite as steeply. Not to say it isn't steep. Just looking at that first pitch up off the canyon makes my guads...
09-02-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By SKYLAB

well i have to admit that awesome was not the...

well i have to admit that awesome was not the first adjective that crossed my mind that night. But, I could see his tracks from way up the road as I drove up, so it must in fact have been a killer...
09-02-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By SKYLAB

Trigger finger? you learn something new every...

Trigger finger? you learn something new every day.
I signed up for the CU Bicycle Classic yesterday by the way. Folsom out to Horsetooth and back for 100 miles on 9.13. Not sure about my fitness...
09-01-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By SKYLAB

oh man! Give the guy a chance to warm up! Its...

oh man! Give the guy a chance to warm up! Its only a few miles up canyon to the Magnolia turn off - its the first left after the tunnel. hmm it may be the only real left on the canyon. It would kill...
09-01-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By SKYLAB

oh man rich i am so sorry to hear that. I had...

oh man rich i am so sorry to hear that.
I had severe elbow tendonitis for a while before the shoulder surgery and it seemed to have a deleterious effect on my recovery post-op. I've been working...
09-01-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By SKYLAB

The finish on Rist is stupid steep after a long...

The finish on Rist is stupid steep after a long (beautiful) climb.
But what a reward on the other side. I especially like the road back to the south toward Masonville along the creek.
09-01-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,182
Posted By SKYLAB

Man! what a great find this thread is. We did...

Man! what a great find this thread is.
We did Trail Ridge a couple of weeks ago. Here's a shot with some elk, looking back Longs Peak way...
09-01-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By SKYLAB

Twin Spruce off of hwy 72 has some good long...

Twin Spruce off of hwy 72 has some good long steep sections before it turns to well maintained gravel and changes names to Gap rd.
Also Mountain Base rd off of hwy46 (golden gate canyon) is a...
09-01-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By SKYLAB

Just missed you by a week Rich. We rode from here...

Just missed you by a week Rich. We rode from here to allenspark and back just this last weekend. Much harder than Trail Ridge and my fitness is still rather early season, but beautiful.
Sounds as...
09-01-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By SKYLAB

WOW Magnolia is smooth? Thats hard to believe. I...

WOW Magnolia is smooth? Thats hard to believe. I lived off MAgnolia for 11 years from 83-94 and it's always seemed one of the worst washboarded roads in the Front Range. Much worse than Gap/Twin...
03-30-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,186
Posted By SKYLAB

"Today I added Olde Stage Road to my...

"Today I added Olde Stage Road to my been-there-done-that list.
I thought it would be less steep than Lee Hill. Ugh!
12% grades going up, but at least the back side down to Left Hand Canyon wasn't...
03-29-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,186
Posted By SKYLAB

I can't recall the user name either but the...

I can't recall the user name either but the avatar is one I am not likely to forget. That's not Scarlett J. is it?
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