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    Do bike path miles count?

    28 miles with the singlespeed.

    Home - CC bike path - Ralston Creek Bike Path - Fairmont Trail - Home

    The Surly Tuggnuts performed well. I like!

    Edit: Yes, I was spinning like a hamster.
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    Yes it does count, just like Rep Points. +rep for the miles alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    Yes it does count, just like Rep Points. +rep for the miles alone.
    I already gave you a + in another thread, it won't let me add anymore. Stupid system.

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    No. They're roadie miles. So divide by 50.
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    they don't count unless it's on this:


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    Not unless you make a thread about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Yes. But they're roadie miles. So divide by 50.
    ^^^This^^^^ (fixed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    ^^^This^^^^ (fixed).
    on at least 90 gear inches

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    the only parts that count are the uphill sections, and portions where you're spinning at least 150rpms.

    otherwise it's just coasting and pedestrian avoidance.

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    I hope so

    But I can see where the divide by half rule makes sense.

    We did this one last weekend - 87 miles around Denver, all bike path.

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    And we did this one yesterday - 68 miles. All bike path. Hit 40 mph coming down the path by c470, the bright green area on the left side of the map.

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    Nice job

    Looks like a great ride for a snowy/wet saturday.

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    40, lulz

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    If yer on the bike and having fun, it counts

    lulz(credit to the chicken) at the dorks who think they are too procore to ride a bike path

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    28 miles with the singlespeed.

    Home - CC bike path - Ralston Creek Bike Path - Fairmont Trail - Home

    The Surly Tuggnuts performed well. I like!

    Edit: Yes, I was spinning like a hamster.
    Did you ride the singletracks off the Ralston Creek trail between Wads and Tucker Reservoir?
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    Ask your legs and lungs. Anyone else's opinion is uninformed.

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    I guess if you're on a fixie you'd just divide by 25.
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    If you rode like this guy you can count all of the miles

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    If you're on 2 wheels pedaling and there's a smile on your face, it all counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    If you rode like this guy you can count all of the miles

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    How does he start/stop? Im so confused by this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs View Post
    Did you ride the singletracks off the Ralston Creek trail between Wads and Tucker Reservoir?
    No, they are not legal trails. Besides, they were pretty wet and muddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    they don't count unless it's on this:

    And in the KC approved team kit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    No, they are not legal trails. Besides, they were pretty wet and muddy.
    I'm curious. In what sense are they not legal? They're pretty well worn and highly used trails for not being legal. In your opinion, does a trail have to be officially designated or something along those lines to be "legal"?
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    I don't understand the "count" thing?

    Did you find that the tugnut on the disc side was necessary? Seems like the force from the disc brake pushes the axle towards the front of the bike in the dropout when you slam on the rear brake.

    Nice looking frame though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs View Post
    I'm curious. In what sense are they not legal? They're pretty well worn and highly used trails for not being legal. In your opinion, does a trail have to be officially designated or something along those lines to be "legal"?
    There is a big giant wooden sign along the bike path that says, "Stay On Trail". So, yes the dirt path is illegal. I am not blaming bikes for this one, I know the runners and dog walkers are to blame.

    I think making a dirt trail next to a paved trail is kind of pointless and distracting. I never liked the one along the Cherry Creek bike path either. I just think it's another form of widening and braiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canyonrat View Post
    I don't understand the "count" thing?

    Did you find that the tugnut on the disc side was necessary? Seems like the force from the disc brake pushes the axle towards the front of the bike in the dropout when you slam on the rear brake.

    Nice looking frame though.
    Count when riding a mountain bike on a paved path.

    I never had a problem when braking. All the issues were caused on strenuous uphill climbs. It would force the two screws on both sides on the dropouts off the frame. The Tuggnuts seem to have solved it. Besides, what good is one sided bling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    I never liked the one along the Cherry Creek bike path either. I just think it's another form of widening and braiding.
    I plead guilty to that one. We burned it in when the rollerbladers took over the "bike" path. A few sections were there long before, but we added some new sections to make it connect. You used to be able to ride it all the way from downtown to Cherry Creek. Great winter riding.

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    Count for what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    There is a big giant wooden sign along the bike path that says, "Stay On Trail". So, yes the dirt path is illegal. I am not blaming bikes for this one, I know the runners and dog walkers are to blame.

    I think making a dirt trail next to a paved trail is kind of pointless and distracting. I never liked the one along the Cherry Creek bike path either. I just think it's another form of widening and braiding.
    Huh. I've never seen that sign, even though I ride in that area a lot. If I remember correctly, aren't those wooden signs mainly along the golf course? There's also some fun little trails buoth west and east of that area.
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    According to EGOLadd... uh, Geoladders, if it's 50% pavement or less, it counts. I define pavement as asphalt based. Concrete doesn't count as pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs View Post
    Huh. I've never seen that sign, even though I ride in that area a lot. If I remember correctly, aren't those wooden signs mainly along the golf course? There's also some fun little trails buoth west and east of that area.
    Both of my kids go their first taste of dirt on those trails, in one's case, "taste" is actually literal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    lulz @ uncle FAIL
    Yeah you're soooo cool on your fixie...



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    lulz @ uncle FAIL's constant FAIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobGolden View Post
    Both of my kids go their first taste of dirt on those trails, in one's case, "taste" is actually literal.
    Hopefully the statute of limitations has run ... Schnauzers might prosecute.

    Those trails are still fun, especially on a cross bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    lulz @ uncle FAIL's constant FAIL
    Fixie FAIL...
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    lulz, uncle FAIL and homophobia

    double FAIL

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    Fixie win:

    Crazy Bike

    I like how the bike dutifully pedals itself while she does her stunts. What else could she have done, a one-handed handstand on the saddle going backwards?
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    I don't click on random links, but if that's a vid of Ines Brunn, she could outride uncle FAIL on a bad day.

    more lulz for uncle FAIL

    a revered cycling authority and the above mentioned have a little to say to the myopic, like our obviously challenged and bigoted uncle FAIL
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    If it helps any, my 60 year old mother started riding bicycles about 2 months ago and rides at least 30 miles several times a week on the local bike path on her "singlespeed" Schwinn Comfort bike. I guess it counts but it's probably not something worth bragging about.

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    only counts if there is no dry dirt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    I don't click on random links, but if that's a vid of Ines Brunn, she could outride uncle FAIL on a bad day.

    more lulz for uncle FAIL

    a revered cycling authority and the above mentioned have a little to say to the myopic, like our obviously challenged and bigoted uncle FAIL
    He says with three random links in his reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    I don't click on random links, but if that's a vid of Ines Brunn, she could outride uncle FAIL on a bad day.

    more lulz for uncle FAIL

    a revered cycling authority and the above mentioned have a little to say to the myopic, like our obviously challenged and bigoted uncle FAIL
    Real fixies do it in circles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    He says with three random links in his reply.
    wow, you learned something

    well done, spandexboi

    also, moar lulz, tio FAIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    only counts if there is no tacky dirt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    wow, you learned something

    well done, spandexboi

    also, moar lulz, tio FAIL
    Dam you love the sound of your own voice. If there's one thing I've learned it's to not even glance at your ramblings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    wow, you learned something

    well done, spandexboi

    also, moar lulz, tio FAIL
    Sorry you didn't make the cut.


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    Why do some many threads devolve into a pissing match?
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    too many IKE's on this forum these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs View Post
    Why do some many threads devolve into a pissing match?
    Oh come on...
    As if the topic "do bike path miles really count" wasn't a troll waiting to be
    kicked? What did you think would happen?

    I though we were just shooting the bull and killing time? Here, maybe this will cheer you up. Have a present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    He says with three random links in his reply.
    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    If there's one thing I've learned it's to not even glance at your ramblings.
    you're doing a fantastic job there, champini

    lulz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs View Post
    Why do some many threads devolve into a pissing match?
    "Devolve" = hand down, as in property devolving to next of kin after the owner dies.

    PISS ON!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    lulz @ uncle FAIL
    Looks like Oxford. I'll look for the chicken riding a bike on my next commute home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    "Devolve" = hand down, as in property devolving to next of kin after the owner dies.

    PISS ON!
    2. To degenerate or deteriorate gradually: After several hours the discussion had devolved into a shouting match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crit Rat View Post
    Ignore list is the only real solution.
    Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    "Devolve" = hand down, as in property devolving to next of kin after the owner dies.

    PISS ON!
    When in Rome ... I guess ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapes View Post
    Looks like Oxford. I'll look for the chicken riding a bike on my next commute home.
    good call

    for moar lulz, i was wearing my karatechicken t-shirt that day and riding with superpower

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