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Not enough snow to ride. Too much mud to ride. Weather not nice enough for a road ride. I guess I'll just have to stick to reading about cycling today. If anyone gets a good ride in today, post a picture.
 

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Wow. Put a beater together with fenders and go ride your damn bike.
I wish I had a beater today. Yesterday I spent more time cleaning my bike after riding it than I did riding it. Snow flakes just started coming down, so hopefully there is something measurable by tonight so I can make some fresh tracks...even if it just on my street!
 

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Very nice pics. Typically Colorado offers year round cycling....except for these transition days where it goes from 70F one day to snowing the next day. The pavement and dirt stays too warm and the moisture just melts and makes a mess.
 

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Hey C.
What racks are you using on your pugs?
 

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Perfect day to take apart my eccentric BB on the single speed; rebuild my titus's front brake. JensonUSA order arrived in mail yesterday, time to swap bars on my commuter bike. Spin in basement, while watching Manchester United loose to Liverpool, Steelers game just started. Beer. Pizza. Surf Internet. Rinse and repeat.
 

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jkaber said:
Not enough snow to ride. Too much mud to ride. Weather not nice enough for a road ride. I guess I'll just have to stick to reading about cycling today. If anyone gets a good ride in today, post a picture.
What are some of your road routes from home?

I rode 86 w to Perry to PlumCreek to Ridge Rd back into our community recently to try the new extension on Plum Creek. You head south often? How about out lake gulch?

Do you map them with GPS?
 

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What are some of your road routes from home?

I rode 86 w to Perry to PlumCreek to Ridge Rd back into our community recently to try the new extension on Plum Creek. You head south often? How about out lake gulch?

Do you map them with GPS?
My favorite rides are:

86 to 83, Russelville Road (and some of the neighborhoods in that area) and then Lake Gulch to town and back up the hill to Founders.

I also ride out to Palmer lake and Larkspur pretty regularly. Most of my road rides are right around 60 miles. This year I've mountain biked a lot more than road. I think it was all the rain we had. I hate getting stuck out in the rain on a road ride, but somehow it does not seem as bad on a mountain ride.
 

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Hey C.
What racks are you using on your pugs?
i just did a spec of my pug on my blog for someone who was intrested velopax and theres a link to the racks,there cheapy lightwieght rear mtb racks im running for mudgaurds,i found last winter my ass froze on cold days after sitting for an hour along 10 miles of beaches if wet from water splashes combined with a cold tailwind!,they were only £30 for the pair too :)
 

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jkaber said:
My favorite rides are:

86 to 83, Russelville Road (and some of the neighborhoods in that area) and then Lake Gulch to town and back up the hill to Founders.

I also ride out to Palmer lake and Larkspur pretty regularly. Most of my road rides are right around 60 miles. This year I've mountain biked a lot more than road. I think it was all the rain we had. I hate getting stuck out in the rain on a road ride, but somehow it does not seem as bad on a mountain ride.
Russelville Rd is part of the 40 mile E-Rock ride we did this year. That part of the area is pretty nice. I may have to try from home to Palmer Lake and back some time.

I hate climbing up 86. No shoulder and cars blow. Try the new plum creek extension. Nice shoulder on east bound side and you can nearly go the speed limit heading west bound. Twisty road makes for a fun decent.
 

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Russelville Rd is part of the 40 mile E-Rock ride we did this year. That part of the area is pretty nice. I may have to try from home to Palmer Lake and back some time.

I hate climbing up 86. No shoulder and cars blow. Try the new plum creek extension. Nice shoulder on east bound side and you can nearly go the speed limit heading west bound. Twisty road makes for a fun decent.
I did the 100 mile E-rock this year on my SS Van Dessel. I'm not sure if I'll do that again. No shoulder and cars no longer phase me. I have had people throw things at me, shout things, spit, and last year people started calling the cops w/ bogus claims and CR PD loves to give citations to cyclists. I nearly got thrown in jail this summer when a cop pulled me over because someone said I was climbing the hill from town up 86 on the wrong side of the road. I turned blue in the face trying to convince the cop that I would not ever do that. They even called for back up after it started getting heated. I was furious. This is one of the other reasons I have been getting back into mountain biking!
 

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Get a trainer for $20 off craigslist, do intervals for an hour, get stronger for more riding outside fun! :) I know people hate indoor riding, it does suck, but just an hour of intervals mixed in with your normal riding would make a noticeable difference in not too long.
 

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jkaber said:
I did the 100 mile E-rock this year on my SS Van Dessel. I'm not sure if I'll do that again. No shoulder and cars no longer phase me. I have had people throw things at me, shout things, spit, and last year people started calling the cops w/ bogus claims and CR PD loves to give citations to cyclists. I nearly got thrown in jail this summer when a cop pulled me over because someone said I was climbing the hill from town up 86 on the wrong side of the road. I turned blue in the face trying to convince the cop that I would not ever do that. They even called for back up after it started getting heated. I was furious. This is one of the other reasons I have been getting back into mountain biking!
Your luck sucks. CRPD has been pretty good to me. It might be the Bicycle Colorado "Share the Road" jersey I ride, when on the road with cars. I think I can get my wife to try for the metric century or full century this year. We'll bring all 18 speeds with us though.
 
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