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07-13-16, 08:39 PM
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Views: 791
Posted By wn rider

Cycling in Geeolong

Greetings,

My wife and I, along with our son, will be traveling to Geelong towards the end of next week for about a 2 week stay. While there, I was hoping my wife and I might be able to do at...
12-14-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By wn rider

I have the same bike as you do and, for me, there...

I have the same bike as you do and, for me, there is no way I would do it. I like having the ability to get some low gearing for the steep, long climbs that I will occasionally do. I know there is...
10-08-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,018
Posted By wn rider

I tend to have this same reaction but after a...

I tend to have this same reaction but after a recent incident I am rethinking this.

My wife and I had two encounters with the same driver, one time him blowing a stop sign at high speed across...
10-08-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,497
Posted By wn rider

Having had ongoing problems with front shifting...

Having had ongoing problems with front shifting on our Co-Motion, I replaced our stock Truvativ rings with the Wickworks 53-39-30 road triple along with swapping the 105 FD for the Ultegra FD....
08-15-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By wn rider

The Bob Cook Hill Climb map shows 6915' of climb...

The Bob Cook Hill Climb map shows 6915' of climb and 6575' of elevation gain.
08-14-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By wn rider

If you didn't have any problems at 10,000 ft, you...

If you didn't have any problems at 10,000 ft, you might be fine. That's one of the problems with these mountain rides, though. You never are quite sure how your body will react to high altitude. We...
08-13-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By wn rider

I am about 170 lb so definitely not like my 130...

I am about 170 lb so definitely not like my 130 lb friend who climbs like a mountain goat.

I tend to prefer a little higher climbing cadence than many so I actually changed the gearing on my...
08-13-15, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By wn rider

Reflections on my first Mount Evans climb

This past Monday I was able to go with a friend of mine and ride from Idaho Springs to the Mount Evans summit. This was something I have wanted to do and was finally able to get it arranged. I have...
04-23-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By wn rider

Recently, I also came across a tandem for sale on...

Recently, I also came across a tandem for sale on the Tandem Club Classifieds that I am almost positive was a scam. This was a red '08 Supremo with S&S couplers, supposedly housed in El Campo, TX....
02-27-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By wn rider

You may very well be correct but be sure that you...

You may very well be correct but be sure that you check out the clearance yourself before you spring for the new cranks. I upgraded my Co-Motion to the Gates Centertrack and was able to stay with the...
02-26-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By wn rider

I have the same bike (2011) but have a triple...

I have the same bike (2011) but have a triple (50-39-30) on the front. When I rode the Triple Bypass I had a low gear of 30-28, which was fine, but I am glad that I had the low gear by the end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,962
Posted By wn rider

Normally, but I did see a guy on one at the...

Normally, but I did see a guy on one at the Markleeville Death Ride last year. Lots of climbing on that ride but I don't know if he actually did the whole ride or not.
01-22-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By wn rider

I bought our CDX centertrack belt/rings from...

I bought our CDX centertrack belt/rings from Precision Tandems but it was a couple of months back. Looks like they still have it listed on their website, http://precisiontandems.com/catframepart.htm,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By wn rider

This is certainly true. According to the...

This is certainly true.

According to the information on their website, the KK Road Machine power/speed correlation was established for a, "rider assumed to be 165 lbs, riding a 23 lb bike with...
01-15-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By wn rider

The discussion/suggestions in this thread along...

The discussion/suggestions in this thread along with the article has provided some interesting and timely food for thought for me. A couple of days ago I decided that it was probably time for me to...
01-05-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By wn rider

My wife and I just finished our first year on the...

My wife and I just finished our first year on the tandem. We have had a few "grumpy" rides, when I haven't been as good about communicating as I should have been, but overall we have really enjoyed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-13, 01:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,759
Posted By wn rider

We will be in the Geelong area for about 2 weeks....

We will be in the Geelong area for about 2 weeks. I would really like to ride the Great Ocean Road. Looks like it would be fabulous.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,759
Posted By wn rider

Great set of photos. Planning on going to...

Great set of photos. Planning on going to Australia in May. Hope to do a little cycling if weather permits.
12-22-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,493
Posted By wn rider

Congratulations on those putting up the huge...

Congratulations on those putting up the huge mileage numbers. Very impressive.

This year I managed about 3800 miles and 180,000 ft of climbing. Almost half of the miles were with my wife on the...
12-18-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By wn rider

Wow. I have worked in the field of engineering...

Wow. I have worked in the field of engineering for over 25 years and sometimes you have to wonder what the heck is going on with some of the products that make it into production. Sure there is a...
12-17-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By wn rider

Yes, this is what I have experienced. I...

Yes, this is what I have experienced.

I ordered a N-Gear Jumpstop and will see if I can improve the granny performance and not run into problems with cable travel for the big ring shift. As...
12-15-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By wn rider

I appreciate the responses and suggestions. Its...

I appreciate the responses and suggestions. Its been icy and cold in the midwest lately so I will have some time to try a few things over the holidays. Thanks folks.
12-13-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By wn rider

FD Frustrations

After riding a friends Burley for a few hundred miles, my wife and I finished our first year on our Co-Motion. We have had a great time together and I have been really pleased with the bike with the...
10-27-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 554,570
Posted By wn rider

Had a beautiful weekend in the midwest and was...

Had a beautiful weekend in the midwest and was able to get out both days. We are getting close to the end of our first year on the tandem and we have both really enjoyed riding together. Hoping for...
08-17-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,178
Posted By wn rider

Looks like your ride will be primarily between...

Looks like your ride will be primarily between 6500 ft and 8000 ft. Arnie Baker has written a book on "Altitude, Climbing, Endurance Training for Cyclists" and he notes that you should certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,238
Posted By wn rider

Beyond the previously mentioned lightening, hail,...

Beyond the previously mentioned lightening, hail, and heavy rains/visibility issues, the winds that sometimes precede the storms can be a big problem. Wind gusts in many thunderstorms will routinely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,307
Posted By wn rider

Agree with you on that point. It was the first DR...

Agree with you on that point. It was the first DR for me and I felt good throughout the day until that last couple of miles up Carson. I was very glad to see the top. Overall, though, it was a very...
07-14-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By wn rider

Advise worked out very well. My wife finished the...

Advise worked out very well. My wife finished the Monitor and Ebbetts climbs and you were right, they were very scenic. Another advantage of this 2 pass route is you pass the lunch break twice. :)...
07-05-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By wn rider

I am 51 and also did the eastbound Triple Bypass...

I am 51 and also did the eastbound Triple Bypass last year. I was in reasonably good shape for the ride and really enjoyed it but I would also recommend you get the smallest climbing gears you can. I...
07-02-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By wn rider

Thanks folks for the information, I appreciate...

Thanks folks for the information, I appreciate it.

I am really looking forward to the DR this year. I did the Triple Bypass in Colorado last summer and had a great time. DR looks like it will be...
07-02-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By wn rider

Death Ride Questions

Going to take a stab at the Death Ride for the first time this year and had a couple of questions that I thought some of the vets could answer.

I talked my wife into going out and doing the ride...
Replies: 49
Views: 4,058
Posted By wn rider

Got in 1,035 miles and 40,000 feet of climbing...

Got in 1,035 miles and 40,000 feet of climbing for June. First 1000 mile month for me so it was a good month. June is about my best month for logging miles due to weather and work (it always gets in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,140
Posted By wn rider

No mass for the photon, at least based on what we...

No mass for the photon, at least based on what we know today.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,140
Posted By wn rider

Hmmm, .... and the mass of a photon is ... ? ...

Hmmm, .... and the mass of a photon is ... ? :rolleyes:

Love bike physics!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,160
Posted By wn rider

I think most these models assume steady-state...

I think most these models assume steady-state conditions so, as you stated, the requirements to accelerate to a given speed would not be considered but would be very relevant in a real scenario.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By wn rider

I'm currently using the exact same saddle and...

I'm currently using the exact same saddle and size on my road bike and really like it. I measured closer to a 143 on the Ass-O-Meter but read several posts from owners suggesting to size up on this...
04-19-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,023
Posted By wn rider

I too am WAY behind last year's mileage. 550 mi...

I too am WAY behind last year's mileage. 550 mi outside in March/April last year, 260 this year. Tired of the trainer!...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By wn rider

It is interesting but it seems Mr. Swanson didn't...

It is interesting but it seems Mr. Swanson didn't bother to get his units correct in his narrative. He says that both stiffness measurements are in terms of N-m when, in fact, neither are. Torsional...
04-16-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By wn rider

A few Fig Newtons + ...

A few Fig Newtons +
http://blog.foodem.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Grandmas_Big_Cookie_Peanut_Butter.png
Only time I don't feel guilty eating them. :)
04-10-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,063
Posted By wn rider

I am about the same as you. 51 y/o, resting HR in...

I am about the same as you. 51 y/o, resting HR in mid 50's, max HR measured at the end of a hard sprint about 196. One of my favorite workouts is some hill climbing intervals where I end up seeing HR...
04-09-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By wn rider

Had some great riding weather a few days ago here...

Had some great riding weather a few days ago here in the midwest. About 70 deg, sunny, and light breezes.

Today: blizzard conditions, 15 deg, -12 deg wind chill, everything shut down. Couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By wn rider

Definitely agree with this. Personally I would...

Definitely agree with this. Personally I would rather ride the hills than deal with those dang headwinds. Seems like the winds just beat you up. I think the other thing that makes it tough is that...
03-03-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25,915
Views: 2,642,564
Posted By wn rider

Have had the itch to get off the trainer and...

Have had the itch to get off the trainer and outside and finally had some temps in the 50-60's. Got out both yesterday and today but the winds were tough. Wunderground says my westbound leg was into...
03-03-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By wn rider

Yep, these were done in Colorado. ...

Yep, these were done in Colorado.



Agree, pretty easy to find 5+% climbs around 2 miles even in our "flat" state.


A nice resource on climbing is Arnie Baker's book "Altitude Climbing...
03-02-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By wn rider

You are right that it will depend on the grade...

You are right that it will depend on the grade and length. If you have a short steep hill, sure, stand up and hammer it out. Climbing while standing will result in higher power output at the ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,050
Posted By wn rider

+1 Love my Romin Evo

+1 Love my Romin Evo
02-08-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By wn rider

Road Tire Comments/Suggestions

After riding a friends Burley Duet for a while, my wife and I made the leap into tandemland by purchasing a Co-Motion Mocha that we plan on riding mostly on roads but also some gravel from time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By wn rider

Agree 100% on the gels. I have a cast iron...

Agree 100% on the gels. I have a cast iron stomach with regard to just about anything but those gels do not agree with me when I ride.

Also, don't try out a new fuel source on ride where you will...
Replies: 49
Views: 4,058
Posted By wn rider

Looked back on last year and had 939 mi in June....

Looked back on last year and had 939 mi in June. Not quite enough. That would be a nice goal for this year since I have a couple of tough rides scheduled for July and need to get in better shape than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,201
Posted By wn rider

Recognizing that for most rides, there are lots...

Recognizing that for most rides, there are lots of factors that impact Calories burned, there is one situation that is commonly encountered that one can get a good lower bound on the Calorie burn.
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