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04-27-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By dark13star

The way to ride Trail Ridge is early. Start at...

The way to ride Trail Ridge is early. Start at dawn and most of those drivers are still dreaming of their morning bacon before they try to haul their campers over the road.
02-24-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By dark13star

Shops are all over town. I don't know any that...

Shops are all over town. I don't know any that specialize in commuting though.

For rental, we have stations where you can pick up a bike and drop it off at another station. Check out:...
02-24-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By dark13star

A guy out at Schwab Cycles on East Colfax built a...

A guy out at Schwab Cycles on East Colfax built a nice set for my fixed gear.
11-28-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By dark13star

I sure thought I did too. Should have looked it...

I sure thought I did too. Should have looked it up, not like I don't have a device in front of me to do that with.
11-22-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By dark13star

There will be less climbing on the reverse. I am...

There will be less climbing on the reverse. I am pretty sure that your starting elevation in Avon is above the starting elevation in Bergen Park. Vail Pass is a big climb from that direction, but it...
08-31-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By dark13star

Congrats on completing it. Too bad about the...

Congrats on completing it. Too bad about the food, for the money they were charging.

There are rumors that they will complete the paving of it so that the new Quizno's Tour can have a stage ending...
08-23-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By dark13star

I've ridden all the routes, and it is a great...

I've ridden all the routes, and it is a great area. Why did they go DOWN High Grade Road though? The fun is going up it.
06-21-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By dark13star

I see this guy on Lookout all the time. I am...

I see this guy on Lookout all the time. I am assuming it is the same guy. How many crazy unicyclists can there be around here?
04-22-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By dark13star

Why? The longer your rides get, the tighter you...

Why? The longer your rides get, the tighter you will want your shorts to fit. Do a 50 mile xc and any fabric movement is just going to chafe you badly. Granted, your rides may not be that long, but...
04-17-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,543
Posted By dark13star

Wearing your Lycra doesn't make you a roadie in...

Wearing your Lycra doesn't make you a roadie in disguise, it makes you a cross country rider. I would say that 60-70% of the riders I see on the trail here in CO are wearing Lycra, me included....
04-11-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By dark13star

urbanknight is right about the importance of...

urbanknight is right about the importance of stand-over height for a mountain bike, but for some bikes, it will just never be an issue. This is the bike I bought this year.
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04-09-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By dark13star

Most "tubeless ready" bikes that I have seen come...

Most "tubeless ready" bikes that I have seen come with regular rims, but with strips pre-installed. I've seen this with both DT Swiss and Bontrager rims on bikes in shops. I've seen them with full...
04-09-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By dark13star

Be glad you had the surgery. Last time I did...

Be glad you had the surgery. Last time I did this, 10 years ago, I was 32 but still green-stick fractured the bone at that age. The doctors decided to let it heal with the bulge, instead of fully...
04-06-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By dark13star

I tested one and it was pretty good, but I opted...

I tested one and it was pretty good, but I opted to stick with 26" on a Yeti. I found the HF heavy, but I guess it depends on what you are looking for. I might have given the Super Fly a chance, but...
04-05-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By dark13star

If budget isn't an issue, get a second wheelset,...

If budget isn't an issue, get a second wheelset, even a cheap one and use it on the road. There just aren't any good compromises that I have found. Perhaps and 8 block xc would be ok on the road, but...
04-05-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By dark13star

What shoulder? ;) It is really sandy and...

What shoulder? ;)

It is really sandy and loaded with pot holes, or it least it was three weeks ago.
04-05-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By dark13star

I keep debating whether I want to register. It...

I keep debating whether I want to register. It does seem like a good opportunity. Just wondering how well they will pull it off.
04-01-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By dark13star

I believe this is the website you wanted, and...

I believe this is the website you wanted, and look what is on their front page ;)

http://www.trailsdenver.com/
03-30-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By dark13star

Did some mountain biking on Sunday, but was still...

Did some mountain biking on Sunday, but was still too muddy. Today I did a nice 25 miles of climbing through Red Rocks and Lookout Mountain.
03-29-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By dark13star

You need to do some measuring and then search for...

You need to do some measuring and then search for a fork with close to the same geometry. You want to measure from the center of the front axle to the bottom of the headset race. Then, go online or...
03-23-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By dark13star

By end of season last year, I made 30:29. Never...

By end of season last year, I made 30:29. Never been sub-30 though.
03-23-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By dark13star

I'm sure my 34 minutes will be super competitive...

I'm sure my 34 minutes will be super competitive ;)
03-22-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By dark13star

Just how many forks are on this bike?

Just how many forks are on this bike?
03-22-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By dark13star

I rode them and the GF was a little better...

I rode them and the GF was a little better handling, in my opinion. Both bikes felt too heavy and hard to maneuver for me though, so I went with a carbon 26" bike. I didn't get to take them on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,801
Posted By dark13star

Go ahead, but I've lived there and have decided...

Go ahead, but I've lived there and have decided that anywhere without mountains is not for me. I just ride down there when I visit my mother, enough to make me happy that I don't ride around those...
03-22-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By dark13star

I did ride it on the muddy "urban" trails...

I did ride it on the muddy "urban" trails yesterday along Cherry Creek and some of the southern parks. This bike rocks. It is so stable, even in snow.
03-22-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By dark13star

That's not a tubeless rim. It may have a tubeless...

That's not a tubeless rim. It may have a tubeless conversion kit in it, but either way, you can run tubes. I have DT Swiss rims with their tubeless conversion kit and I can still run tubes if I get a...
03-22-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By dark13star

Looks like down south is the only option this...

Looks like down south is the only option this week. Lakes Pueblo trails are supposed to be descent, but more snow tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,163
Posted By dark13star

My Carbon Synapse with Ultegra and a lightweight...

My Carbon Synapse with Ultegra and a lightweight wheelset is 16.5 lbs. Don't forget that team Liquigas raced the Synapse in Paris Roubaix a few years back, so it can be raced. It just has a bit...
03-21-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By dark13star

New Yeti ASR 5C

Well, I have my bike and now the front range is covered with melting snow with more expected on Tuesday. Why couldn't have come in last week for those sixty degree temps. Anyway, here is a quick shot...
03-21-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By dark13star

That's crazy. You can put a tube in a full UST...

That's crazy. You can put a tube in a full UST setup. That is how you get home when you slash a tire.

As C Law said, what kind of rims?
03-20-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By dark13star

The Hutchinson Piranha and the Maxis High Roller...

The Hutchinson Piranha and the Maxis High Roller are both semi-slick UST tires. Why not just run a tube and choose your tire though? You won't need to low pressure for your situation.
03-20-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By dark13star

Depends on the season. Early season, I like the...

Depends on the season. Early season, I like the open single track of the foothills because the snow melts and it dries out. Once it is hot, I like more forest, but I also like riding above tree line...
03-19-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By dark13star

I have a tube of Park grease that I use for...

I have a tube of Park grease that I use for anything needing grease. Pro Link Gold for anything needing oil.
03-19-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By dark13star

It's not like 29'ers are for advanced riders or...

It's not like 29'ers are for advanced riders or anything. You just need to ride the bike and see if you like it. I would at least compare it to a could of 26" bikes to see what you prefer.
03-19-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,715
Posted By dark13star

15mm Thru Axle Lock

So I just picked up my new Yeti ASR 5C last night and got the Yakima adapter so I could put it on my roof rack. The bummer here is that there is no good way to lock the bike to the rack now. I don't...
03-18-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By dark13star

Me too. Wait, that's all I ride... ...

Me too. Wait, that's all I ride...

Nevermind, need a new goal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Posted By dark13star

In daylight, it probably is. Both Type II and...

In daylight, it probably is. Both Type II and Type III cone cells in the eye are sensitive to yellow (550 nm) and many tests have found it to be the most noticeable color for people on average. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,801
Posted By dark13star

Great Sierra scenery Mr. Beanz.

Great Sierra scenery Mr. Beanz.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,801
Posted By dark13star

Here are a few more from Colorado. I do ride in...

Here are a few more from Colorado. I do ride in Denver too, but I prefer the mountains.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/2765012557_f72cafc254.jpg
Mesa Verde
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,801
Posted By dark13star

I ride the Colorado Rockies. The air is thin, the...

I ride the Colorado Rockies. The air is thin, the roads are what you would expect in the mountains, but the scenery is great.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/3761373075_df4a5e8e6e.jpg

In...
03-13-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By dark13star

Wow. I am picturing scenes from Deadwood. Don't...

Wow. I am picturing scenes from Deadwood. Don't sweat your bike though. Just clean it when conditions dry out.
03-13-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By dark13star

Mud won't hurt your bike, but do consider what...

Mud won't hurt your bike, but do consider what you will do to the trail. If it is too muddy, it is best to stay off. If it has muddy sections, plow through them. Better to clean your bike than widen...
03-13-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By dark13star

Must be some girl to get you out of CO :) ...

Must be some girl to get you out of CO :)

Best wishes. Sorry we won't get to ride together with the Hypoxia crew this year.

See you on facebook.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By dark13star

Not here in Denver. I just bought a new mountain...

Not here in Denver. I just bought a new mountain bike (carbon Yeti AS-R 5) and before I decided, I rode several bikes from multiple shops. All had other customers also buying expensive bikes. I...
03-09-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By dark13star

Nope, but didn't know about it. I will have to...

Nope, but didn't know about it. I will have to keep that in mind next year. Heading down there for the first week of May to ride the White Rim and some other trails. Hope I-70 is open by then.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,057
Posted By dark13star

Click on the link...

Click on the link...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,057
Posted By dark13star

312' is a hill by any measure. Mountains look...

312' is a hill by any measure. Mountains look like this (http://www.mountevans.com/).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,057
Posted By dark13star

Not laughing at the ride, it looks nice enough. I...

Not laughing at the ride, it looks nice enough. I am laughing at the fact that they call a hill that tops out at 312' above sea level as a mountain. That's some marketing.
03-06-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By dark13star

mje is right. I would go with September. I think...

mje is right. I would go with September. I think is our best riding month, but the mornings will be cold up high.
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