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10-08-19, 09:46 AM
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Posted By cyccommute

Just to be clear, I was talking about the section...

Just to be clear, I was talking about the section of Cherry Creek Trail within the City and County of Denver. That ends at Cherry Creek Res.

Kudos to the trail maintenance crews outside of the...
10-05-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Le Mechanic

Yeah, the majority of my commute is from the...

Yeah, the majority of my commute is from the Cherry Creek Reservoir southeast to Parker. There's definitely more commuters from the reservoir northwest to downtown, but it all gets plowed generally...
09-28-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,399
Posted By donheff

Leave the ebikes alone. This is akin to the...

Leave the ebikes alone. This is akin to the reaction to snowboards a couple of decades ago. You are on the wrong side of history suggesting a ban. We would be better served by more efforts at...
09-27-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,399
Posted By MikeyMK

It's kinda like what's happened with cars....

It's kinda like what's happened with cars. They're not only faster now, but far easier to drive fast. Power assisted everything, auto everything, and now even grandma's taking junctions at 50mph...
...
09-27-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,399
Posted By bikemig

I agree that jerks can be found on regular bikes...

I agree that jerks can be found on regular bikes as well as e bikes but there is a difference. Racer--real racers--tend to stay off the MUP and know what they're doing when they use it.

So we're...
09-27-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,399
Posted By trailangel

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It's not the electrics... although inexperienced riders with a new electric can be a...
09-26-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By sumgy

Don't ever visit Vietnam or Cambodia then.

Don't ever visit Vietnam or Cambodia then.
09-25-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By _ForceD_

A couple of years ago I (re)discovered an old ski...

A couple of years ago I (re)discovered an old ski ensemble I have left from back when I was skiing. The jacket is a bit more 'snug' these days...but I can still get it on...which is actually perfect...
09-19-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By wphamilton

Exactly what I do, around 20 and make it heavier...

Exactly what I do, around 20 and make it heavier long sleeved base layer and heavier jersey below 20, and I'm fine on commutes. You might want warmer if you're out longer. Under 10 or 15, maybe...
09-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By rumrunn6

I think a simple windbreaker (non cycling...

I think a simple windbreaker (non cycling specific) would suffice so long as it was long enough. got any pre-owned / consignment clothing stores near you? I would def. suggest trying it on & assuming...
09-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By linberl

Depending on where you live, you can offset some...

Depending on where you live, you can offset some car trips with an ebike. Calculate the savings on gas, wear n tear/maintenance and you can figure out how quickly the bike will pay for itself.
09-17-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By MikeDD

If you want to learn about e-bikes, go to...

If you want to learn about e-bikes, go to Electric Bike Review and the forums.
09-17-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By momsonherbike

And the ebike will make you want to ride it. It...

And the ebike will make you want to ride it. It won't sit in the corner of the garage, mocking you, mocking your lack of muscle, mocking your fat out-of-shape, age damaged body. Not at all. It will...
09-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By smullen

1st Time Riding an E-bike, tried one out.

I had read about these before, but never saw one.
Over the weekend I drove to the closest decent sized bike shop to me (I live out in the sticks) and checked out a few bikes. I went in just to look...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By itsivxx

If its not pouring rain or snowing I'm riding. I...

If its not pouring rain or snowing I'm riding. I rarely drive anymore knowing everywhere I need to go is within a few miles from me
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By tim24k

Well I’m not new to bicycle communing but have...

Well I’m not new to bicycle communing but have returned to it after a long recovery from a double hart bypass. Life is good and I’m still this side of the daisies.:)
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By terrymorse

Since you're just looking for a commuter, check...

Since you're just looking for a commuter, check out the bikes available on the Salt Lake City Craigslist (https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia).
09-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By randallr

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow...

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow it every day (though it's fun to get on it at 6am before they've plowed when it's snowing lightly - pretty). I use studded tires front and back....
09-05-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By wipekitty

I used to live in Denver and ride the Cherry...

I used to live in Denver and ride the Cherry Creek Trail, usually between 6th Ave. and downtown, but sometimes out to Colorado Blvd. In my experience, it was pretty well-maintained, and I was rarely...
09-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By Robert C

This discussion has fallen into the trap of...

This discussion has fallen into the trap of demanding direct comparisons. That is not the point in saying e-bike riders get more exercise than push-bike riders.

The real comparison is in how...
09-04-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By TakingMyTime

It took my wife way too long to learn where and...

It took my wife way too long to learn where and when to shift. But, now that she's finally listening to me she's really enjoying riding a lot more. In the beginning she was experiencing and doing...
09-04-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By jrhoneOC

Ride 2...What a difference a day makes!

OK..so I'm off work this week, so I decided to take the trail ride again this morning. I know what to expect and I wanted to get out there again. This was an entirely different result. While I was...
09-02-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By slomoshun

End your turmoil and go test ride it.

End your turmoil and go test ride it.
08-22-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,438
Posted By 55murray

Best free water ever, whatever I have on me when...

Best free water ever, whatever I have on me when I visit the center of Pittsburg, Indiana gets dumped and refilled from this natural, untreated spring:
...
08-16-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By TiHabanero

Alloo, addressing the winter commute machine I...

Alloo, addressing the winter commute machine I will give you my experience working in a shop here in the Rust Belt. Michigan uses a lot of salt on the roads and we had a customer that used a Giant...
08-15-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By bikeridesteve

Congratulations! Watch those <70 blood sugars,...

Congratulations! Watch those <70 blood sugars, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) range which can be quite dangerous on a bike. I'm a type 1 diabetic (44 years), have to reduce my insulin intake and...
08-15-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By phtomita

My commute is like 10 miles each way and after a...

My commute is like 10 miles each way and after a year or so I now feel ok to commute every day without need of recovery.
I don't race to work or home - I see bunch of fast riders, e-bikes passing...
08-15-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By mojojojo

I am 55 and have been biking to work 4 days a...

I am 55 and have been biking to work 4 days a week for the past 3 years. I telework one day a week but often bike that day at lunch. I suggest get a new bike and just keep going every day. The weight...
08-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By davester

Don't know what advice I can give...you seem to...

Don't know what advice I can give...you seem to be doing OK. The only suggestion I might make is to get a touring bike or other road bike to replace the beach cruiser. That'll make the commute much...
08-15-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By BobbyG

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to...

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to mention I carry my office clothes with me to work every day in a backpack (no sport coat). I keep shoes at the office. I keep a light jacket and cap at...
08-14-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By bargo68

Good job with the weight loss! I commute 5 days a...

Good job with the weight loss! I commute 5 days a week, 10 1/2 miles round trip. I've been commuting to the same job for about 13 years, so for me to build fitness or challenge myself, I take longer...
08-14-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By woodway

5 days a week, year-round for the last ten years....

5 days a week, year-round for the last ten years. My current commute is a little over 30 miles a day.

Build up to full time commuting. Ride extra one week, back off the next. Listen to your...
08-13-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By RH Clark

I just wanted to share with you guys because I am...

I just wanted to share with you guys because I am now 51. Both those pictures were taken in August one year apart. I know sometimes when we get older we give up changing radically. I just wanted...
08-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By momsonherbike

Boy, do I hear you loud and clear! I'm doing the...

Boy, do I hear you loud and clear! I'm doing the exact same thing - backing off from the epower and riding in higher gears because my legs are getting stronger. Not going to go full analog - I know...
08-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By linberl

Yesterday I was feeling super fit after pushing...

Yesterday I was feeling super fit after pushing so hard on my bike with the motor, so I went out "analog" and rode in a higher gear. Well, last night I couldn't sleep because my knee hurt so bad and...
08-12-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By momsonherbike

I guess to each their own. My ebikes are not...

I guess to each their own. My ebikes are not "transitionals", but rather stand alone under their own merit as recreationally encouraging and helpful.

I went from analog to electric because I found...
08-11-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By linberl

Read the article i posted - his experience is...

Read the article i posted - his experience is that he is getting essentially the same exercise analog and digital. And yesterday my experience was that I actually got more exercise than analog. The...
08-11-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By KraneXL

What is -- an exaggerated statistical statement...

What is -- an exaggerated statistical statement not based in real world context?

Its not just a question of calories burned, but the intensity over time. An e-bike is fine as a "transition" from...
08-11-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By momsonherbike

Thanks! That was a really good little article.

Thanks! That was a really good little article.
08-11-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By linberl

This guy explains it way better than I can - it...

This guy explains it way better than I can - it is what you do with your e-bike that matters. https://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-cheating/
Riding yesterday was really a revelation for me....
08-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,430
Posted By linberl

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I...

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I rode today with my adult son, PAS at a very low level, stepped my gearing up two cogs from my normal analog setting, and kept my usual cadence. It was a...
08-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By CyclingBK

Just starting again at 51, love it!

Thought Id make an intro here and welcome any comments, encouragement, and advice.

I started taking my fitness seriously about 2 years ago. Been in the gym doing the lifting/cardio thing...
08-03-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,885
Posted By JehD

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Try an Electra Cruiser 1 and change out the seat. Done
08-03-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,776
Posted By Brocephus

I haven't sifted through the whole thread, so i...

I haven't sifted through the whole thread, so i don't know if this has been mentioned, but some very common things I see inexperienced riders do, that slows them down and takes some of the fun out,...
08-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,776
Posted By spinnaker

And the very best advice (if you have not done so...

And the very best advice (if you have not done so already). SEE YOUR DOCTOR. And tell her or him what you are planning.

I also should say congratulations on wanting to get back into shape. That is...
08-02-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,776
Posted By KittyBikes

Beginner REALLY in need of guidance

Hello All,
When I was younger (teens) I was a slender woman and a good runner. Slow-ish but could go forever. In my adult life, lazy and overeating; gained weight and now I am diabetic. Tried to...
08-01-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,044
Posted By morycua

Fear is for the weak. Be aware and cautious but...

Fear is for the weak. Be aware and cautious but don't let the fear manifest itself in to reality.
08-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By bikemig

I commute regularly. It's only 6 miles roundtrip...

I commute regularly. It's only 6 miles roundtrip but hey its 6 miles. Winters are tough. I find studded tires really help as do a pair of mountaineering mittens.
08-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By pdlamb

Another daily commuter, with occasional...

Another daily commuter, with occasional exceptions (lightning, snow and ice, or I need the car at home), 19-20 mile minimum round trip. I started bike commuting a few years before Hurricane Katrina...
08-01-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By caloso

Daily commuter here. My direct route is only 4...

Daily commuter here. My direct route is only 4 miles so I can do it in my regular office clothes if I go slowly. But I will usually use one of the two legs to get in extra miles or do intervals....
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