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SKPC

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2018
1,034
5,837
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Utah - United States
Felt lazy and didn't want to get on the bike tonight but rode anyway. About 2200ft of climbing and 2 hrs ride time. Off my game a bit, but was still able to sucker-punch some hotshot millennial chicks into trying to catch me on the climb. Stayed just out of reach though while forcing the pace....old guys rule.:p Beautiful out tonight. Lots of pics on the way back down. Rode the Ibis today. Enjoy your rides all.
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This is the one of the Silver King Mine structures at 8000 feet elevation. The George Hearst family of the Hearst Castle fame started the Ontario Mine in the late 1800's producing $50 million in silver, which financed their families California Castle on the Central Coast. https://historicparkcityutah.com/news/park-citys-history
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The "Bonanza Mine" buildings nearby...
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Cycleology

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Sep 25, 2016
18
11
63
Yesterday

WE went on a ride. My wife went with me for a 20+ mile cruise with several stops along the way.
Im riding 36 Electric with locking truss fork, OG black and Ivory b/c fenders, awesome rack I bought from Scott(Thanks again),best T.10 pedals, rebuilt triple drop rims, skip tooth 22 to 10 ratio(easy cruiser), fender bomb,...I could go on...
My wife's rider is a Raleigh Retroglide with Hot pink rims, hand-made padded seat cover and basket liner to match, custom options just for her...etc.
The Wedge is big right now so there were News Vans down there and lots of tourists to see.... View attachment 166483 View attachment 166482 View attachment 166484 View attachment 166485

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That is a larger than normal sprocket on the back of that green Raleigh???
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,370
7,881
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Felt lazy and didn't want to get on the bike tonight but rode anyway. About 2200ft of climbing and 2 hrs ride time. Off my game a bit, but was still able to sucker-punch some hotshot millennial chicks into trying to catch me on the climb. Stayed just out of reach though while forcing the pace....old guys rule.:p Beautiful out tonight. Lots of pics on the way back down. Rode the Ibis today. Enjoy your rides all.
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This is the one of the Silver King Mine structures at 8000 feet elevation. The George Hearst family of the Hearst Castle fame started the Ontario Mine in the late 1800's producing $50 million in silver, which financed their families California Castle on the Central Coast. https://historicparkcityutah.com/news/park-citys-history
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The "Bonanza Mine" buildings nearby...
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So....You felt lazy, didn't want to ride, but did. You crush the young competition in a 2200 ft climb in a time approximate of 2 hours. That equals an average of 18.33 ft of climb per minute. WOW....I wonder what you would do, full of piss and vinegar? :p
Anyway great job. The history of Park City was very interesting. THX
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
7,365
41,942
Beach Cities, CA 92708
Looks like a great way to spend the day off!! ;) What happened with the fishing pole you found this morning?
Someone said it looks like I'm trolling; I still have it.
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That is a larger than normal sprocket on the back of that green Raleigh???
Yes! 22 tooth rear cog makes the ride easier; like newer bikes.
She is still riding the same gear on her 1959 Western Flyer; like a champ!
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A fresh Mt. Tam finisher with local legends @fat tire trader Loren, & @tryder
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,370
7,881
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
I took my '72 Varsity , which I switched the tour handlebars set up for the dropbars for a maiden trail ride today.
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Storms last night left all kinds of debris on trail. I moved a lot of limbs and stuff off the trail.
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The end of the line today
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And no good deed goes unpunished
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A good ride none the less.
 

Balloonoob

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 24, 2019
826
1,743
35
Longmont Colorado
Another errand. Too lazy to pull out the Collegiate and hook up trailer. So I improvised with the bike already in driveway after running out of fuel while power washing deck.
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Now you made sure to remove the strapping, set it on the ground to fill, fill, then put back on the bike with said strapping for safety reasons. Right? LOL.
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,370
7,881
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Another errand. Too lazy to pull out the Collegiate and hook up trailer. So I improvised with the bike already in driveway after running out of fuel while power washing deck.
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And I'm sure you had the correct placard displayed somewhere on your bike.:p.
I'm sure the fumes made for a great ride.:astonished:
 

SKPC

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2018
1,034
5,837
62
Utah - United States
So....You felt lazy, didn't want to ride, but did. You crush the young competition in a 2200 ft climb in a time approximate of 2 hours. That equals an average of 18.33 ft of climb per minute. WOW....I wonder what you would do, full of piss and vinegar? :p
Anyway great job. The history of Park City was very interesting. THX
Yes Sven, but I am already full of Piss & Vinegar. Advanced age does that to us. To be honest, these speedy gals caught me on the last 500 vertical to the top, not the entire 2200 feet. I was at 65% heart rate and then heard and saw them coming so ramped it up and dusted them. This particular climb to the summit takes me typically 1.25 hours, so you climb a bit faster than your calculations. The balance of time is spent descending, which is the real reward at the end of the climbs. A strong "average" pace with that kind of climbing and ride duration is around 7+mph up and down. A really fast death pace can go up to 7.8 to 8+mph average. which is race pace. Mid-year the legs stop hurting and it becomes a mental thing. I love to climb, and I will always embrace it as it is half of the sport. You climb for the reward, the down. It also sets you apart from the lift-serviced riders(increasing daily) and the now electrified/motorized MTB's that currently are threatening our communities trail system and lifestyle. It is quickly becoming a problem here and we are struggling with how to regulate them. Electric bikes are great, but belong on pavement for the most part. I live in paradise, so when I am down or feeling bad or sorta lazy I just pull myself up from the bootstraps, quit complaining and go ride. I eventually felt better 1/2 way up. Still hanging at 62 yrs of age and very proud of it. If any Cabers are travelling through the area, PM me and I can tour you around and/or provide a custom designed ride to match your style and capabilities. All comers welcome: Ride on mates! skpc
One more pic from last night.
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Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
855
2,859
Colorado
Yes Sven, but I am already full of Piss & Vinegar. Advanced age does that to us. To be honest, these speedy gals caught me on the last 500 vertical to the top, not the entire 2200 feet. I was at 65% heart rate and then heard and saw them coming so ramped it up and dusted them. This particular climb to the summit takes me typically 1.25 hours, so you climb a bit faster than your calculations. The balance of time is spent descending, which is the real reward at the end of the climbs. A strong "average" pace with that kind of climbing and ride duration is around 7+mph up and down. A really fast death pace can go up to 7.8 to 8+mph average. which is race pace. Mid-year the legs stop hurting and it becomes a mental thing. I love to climb, and I will always embrace it as it is half of the sport. You climb for the reward, the down. It also sets you apart from the lift-serviced riders(increasing daily) and the now electrified/motorized MTB's that currently are threatening our communities trail system and lifestyle. It is quickly becoming a problem here and we are struggling with how to regulate them. Electric bikes are great, but belong on pavement for the most part. I live in paradise, so when I am down or feeling bad or sorta lazy I just pull myself up from the bootstraps, quit complaining and go ride. I eventually felt better 1/2 way up. Still hanging at 62 yrs of age and very proud of it. If any Cabers are travelling through the area, PM me and I can tour you around and/or provide a custom designed ride to match your style and capabilities. All comers welcome: Ride on mates! skpc
One more pic from last night.
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I couldn't agree more, Pete. Climbing is the best part of riding as far as I'm concerned. Especially on a mountain bike. (And you're in shape.;)) Races are won on the climbs! Personally, it's akin to a runners high. Once you get in rhythm with your cadence and breathing climbing is a blast and it's fun snapping the
legs off youngsters. :)







(Disclaimer: I would not try this right now due to my job keeping me off the bike the past few years. But I'm getting back little by little.)
 

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