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Forum: Touring
06-07-06, 11:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,113
Posted By Belugadave

30km/h maximum speed recommendation for the...

30km/h maximum speed recommendation for the Burley trailer? Is that true for all trailers? Obviously, this is a CYA manual recommendation because I'm sure everyone with a trailer has gone faster...
Forum: Touring
05-14-06, 02:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,824
Posted By Belugadave

To stick to your original question, I use a bike...

To stick to your original question, I use a bike to tour because it wouldn't be bike touring if I did it in an SUV. I bike tour because I enjoy it, it's an adventure and it's good for my health. I...
Forum: Touring
04-03-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Belugadave

I rode over it on the Bicycle Tour of Colorado in...

I rode over it on the Bicycle Tour of Colorado in late June of 2004. A week earlier, the Ride the Rockies bike tour got snowed out trying to go over it but the snow had all cleared off by the time...
Forum: Touring
03-23-06, 01:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,513
Posted By Belugadave

That's what I was thinking, the entire perimeter...

That's what I was thinking, the entire perimeter of the U.S. except I would leave from home in Denver and head south to the southern tier route and then make the loop around the country and then back...
Forum: Touring
03-21-06, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Belugadave

My wife and I tried the tandem thing, but she...

My wife and I tried the tandem thing, but she didn't like it, so instead she has gotten real good at drafting and we can cruise along pretty quick together.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-06, 01:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,298
Posted By Belugadave

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn't...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn't believe we went 25 posts without someone clarifying that all the talk lately about chocolate milk is as a "recovery" drink and not as a "sports drink." ...
Forum: Touring
03-15-06, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Belugadave

You guys are killing me here. Putting a...

You guys are killing me here. Putting a parachute on to "slow down" would be the last thing I would want to do and it would take all the fun out of those screaming fast descents that I enjoy so...
Forum: Touring
03-12-06, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,898
Posted By Belugadave

I do both backpacking and bike touring and I...

I do both backpacking and bike touring and I think they are very similar with both having weight weenies, comfort seekers and everyone in between. As we've seen here, no one tent will satisfy...
Forum: Touring
03-08-06, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Belugadave

I've never thought too much about the traffic on...

I've never thought too much about the traffic on these rides, but some people feel more uncomfortable with it. Some of the roads are real quiet mountain roads and others are more busy but usually...
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 12:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,026
Posted By Belugadave

Great list with some items I need to add to my...

Great list with some items I need to add to my list. A couple things I didn't see that I have on my list. I like to take a couple extra chain links and a chain tool. Maybe your multi tool has...
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 12:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,014
Posted By Belugadave

Cycco - good point about that stretch from...

Cycco - good point about that stretch from Trinidad to La Junta. There is NOTHING out there. I've done it before and I think there IS one house out there, but it didn't look like anyone was home. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-06, 01:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By Belugadave

Come to Colorado and you can ride up a paved road...

Come to Colorado and you can ride up a paved road to the top of Mt. Evans at 14,264 ft. And if you're really strong you can do the Mt. Evans Hill Climb race starting at 7,540 ft. and racing all the...
Forum: Touring
02-26-06, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By Belugadave

I've never walked down a hill on my road bike or...

I've never walked down a hill on my road bike or touring bike, but I have on my mountain bike. I'm not a very technical rider on my mountain bike and steep switchbacks with cliffs scare me, but on...
Forum: Touring
02-26-06, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,014
Posted By Belugadave

I personally do not like using a camelback for...

I personally do not like using a camelback for riding because it's just too sweaty for me (I sweat a lot). Everywhere that it touches me including the straps over the shoulders just gets totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-06, 10:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,388
Posted By Belugadave

Just in time! I got my February Century in...

Just in time! I got my February Century in today. My wife's in the Century a Month Club also since she did both the January and February centuries with me. Beautiful day in Denver for a long ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Belugadave

Oh, and as to the original post, the advantage of...

Oh, and as to the original post, the advantage of extra weight going downhill does not make up for the disadvantage of that weight going up the hill. I agree with the above posts.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Belugadave

Sorry fmv, but you must not get much opportunity...

Sorry fmv, but you must not get much opportunity to go down hills with riders that are heavier than you are. I'm over 200 pounds and I'm always amazed at how much affect gravity has when descending....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By Belugadave

You seem to be a little inconsistent here: ...

You seem to be a little inconsistent here:

So getting to the point where you feel like throwing up is not difficult? I think it goes without saying that it is supposed to be HARD to reach your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 01:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By Belugadave

I'll tell my wife you said it was OK.

I'll tell my wife you said it was OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 01:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By Belugadave

If you can maintain a certain heart rate for more...

If you can maintain a certain heart rate for more than 20 seconds, then it is not your Max heart rate. I think of Max heart rate as something you just hit momentarily after doing an all out long...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By Belugadave

I personally don't have any issues with my feet,...

I personally don't have any issues with my feet, or at least that I'm aware of. My feet are very comfortable and don't get sore, even on 100 mile rides. I don't know if I have flat feet or arched...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 12:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,885
Posted By Belugadave

I think this says it all regarding this thread. ...

I think this says it all regarding this thread. I like to think of myself as a pretty strong rider, but I'm not one of those fast people and the reason I know that is that I've seen them out there...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-06, 05:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,466
Posted By Belugadave

There is another alternative to going with a...

There is another alternative to going with a compact or a triple and it has worked well for me. I started out with a 53/39 double and a 12-27 cassette when I bought my bike used and didn't know much...
Forum: Touring
02-12-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Belugadave

Thanks for the info. and yes, we are looking at...

Thanks for the info. and yes, we are looking at mid April. I didn't realize the Grand Canyon rim was at such a high altitude. I agree, it's probably pretty risky with chance of snow. I will have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Belugadave

You DID win!! You got a great workout and you'll...

You DID win!! You got a great workout and you'll be stronger for it. You just need to remember that the wind is your friend. That's what I keep telling myself and it is working. You know you're...
Forum: Touring
02-11-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By Belugadave

I think you've got your answer right there. ...

I think you've got your answer right there. Those little individual servings don't weigh much and should work great.

I don't drink coffee because I've never liked the taste of it, but I bought...
Forum: Touring
02-11-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Belugadave

I'm glad you posted this. Your trip sounds...

I'm glad you posted this. Your trip sounds great! I was just thinking about trying to plan our annual loaded spring bike tour for somewhere around the Grand Canyon, but I don't know anything about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 11:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,624
Posted By Belugadave

Do you mean like this? Sorry about the ugly...

Do you mean like this? Sorry about the ugly legs, but I think it makes the point.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Belugadave

Now there's a Fred for you.

Now there's a Fred for you.
Forum: Touring
02-05-06, 12:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,738
Posted By Belugadave

I use the Shimano SH-TO92 also and they have been...

I use the Shimano SH-TO92 also and they have been great. Definitely stiff enough for long rides, I've never had any hot spots or sore feet.

I feel sorry for FarHorizon and Thrifty1 not being able...
Forum: Touring
02-04-06, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Belugadave

To each his own. Sometimes, Quantity IS Quality,...

To each his own. Sometimes, Quantity IS Quality, like one day for me in New Mexico, fully loaded we went 145 miles because it was mostly downhill and with the wind. Only 8 hours ride time because...
Forum: Touring
02-04-06, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Belugadave

I've also done this tour twice and really enjoyed...

I've also done this tour twice and really enjoyed it both times. You don't have to worry about it being cancelled (unless the organizers just decide to stop) because the "possible" ban in Colorado...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By Belugadave

I can see by all of these posts that that is why...

I can see by all of these posts that that is why they don't make an 11-25 cassette - none of you would want it. I think it's a great combination. I would hate to be without my 11. I say, 53-11 all...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Belugadave

I also think it's because they are setting up for...

I also think it's because they are setting up for a turn. What are the odds that both riders would be pedaling and have their feet at the very bottom of the stroke at the exact same time?
01-16-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,146
Posted By Belugadave

Does anyone have any pictures of a worn out,...

Does anyone have any pictures of a worn out, needs replacing, shark fin looking chainring? I don't have any problems with skipping, but I have over 23,000 miles on my Ultegra 53/39 setup and it...
Forum: Touring
01-16-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,026
Posted By Belugadave

I knew I would get a rise out of someone, but...

I knew I would get a rise out of someone, but it's not "Horsepucky". It's a fact that if you are stronger and in better shape, you don't need the lower gears. Haven't you ever been passed by...
Forum: Touring
01-15-06, 10:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,026
Posted By Belugadave

Another option, since it looks like you don't...

Another option, since it looks like you don't want to spend the money for a whole new crank, is to just get in better shape and the 30/32 low gear will be fine, even fully loaded going up steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-06, 12:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,388
Posted By Belugadave

I'm in!! I did a century a month last year and...

I'm in!! I did a century a month last year and want to do it again this year. I just did my January century yesterday. It was a beautiful day in Denver and I picked a real flat route so it went...
01-07-06, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,289
Posted By Belugadave

Thanks Stuart and Bob. We had a great ride today...

Thanks Stuart and Bob. We had a great ride today and completed a century on a truly beautiful Janurary day. We rode the Platte Trail way up north and then got on Riverdale and rode it all the way...
01-06-06, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,289
Posted By Belugadave

Thanks Stuart, I know the south end of town...

Thanks Stuart, I know the south end of town pretty well, so I love hearing about new places to ride up north. I live down by the Southglenn Mall (soon to be redeveloped) at Arapahoe Rd. and...
01-06-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,893
Posted By Belugadave

A long time ago I had a bike computer that didn't...

A long time ago I had a bike computer that didn't stop automatically when I stopped during a ride and I hated it because there was no comparison between one day when I made it through all the traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-06, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,743
Posted By Belugadave

Wow! I guess I'll have to try some bibs. I...

Wow! I guess I'll have to try some bibs. I don't have any problems with the waist band of regular shorts or keeping the boys in place, but there still seems to be a lot of other positive comments...
01-06-06, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,289
Posted By Belugadave

DataJunkie - when was it you last went down the...

DataJunkie - when was it you last went down the Platte and hit the detour? I was last on it in late November and there wasn't any detour.
01-06-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,289
Posted By Belugadave

Excellent Bob!!! Thanks for the info and the...

Excellent Bob!!! Thanks for the info and the website. We're planning to do a Century tomorrow to keep up with my Century a Month goal and you've opened up some new territory for us.

On previous...
01-05-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,289
Posted By Belugadave

Thanks, the "Bicycling The Greater Denver Area...

Thanks, the "Bicycling The Greater Denver Area Route Map" that I have shows the Platte/Front Range bike path ending at 104th, but it seems like someone told me it goes further than that but I haven't...
01-05-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,289
Posted By Belugadave

Hey, does anyone know how far the Platte River...

Hey, does anyone know how far the Platte River trail goes to the north? I'm planning to ride up there on Saturday and was wondering if it goes past 104th.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 12:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By Belugadave

This thread is really hilarious and I totally...

This thread is really hilarious and I totally agree with everyone that badsac needs to have is blacksack checked out by a Doctor - something's not right there.

As far as the original question, I'm...
12-22-05, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,279
Posted By Belugadave

Yes, I did century a month (100 miles) during...

Yes, I did century a month (100 miles) during 2005 and I plan to do it again in 2006 along with hopefully trying 200k, 300k and 400k brevets with the intention of building up to do something real...
12-20-05, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,254
Posted By Belugadave

My signature quote came from my wife -

My signature quote came from my wife -
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-05, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By Belugadave

That's too bad it didn't work out for you. I've...

That's too bad it didn't work out for you. I've got a Performance store only 10 minutes away so it's easy to go and buy things there. They've always been real good about matching catalog and...
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