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Gear Talk / Rain Gear
« on: August 28, 2007, 12:04:31 am »

Used this gear on Cycle Utah tour in 2006 rain/sleet/snow at 10000 plus
feet at Cedar Breaks and it performed wonderfully.

Gear Talk / Mirrors
« on: June 13, 2007, 03:56:04 pm »
Been using a Third Eye for a couple years and won't leave home without it.
Don't have any issues with it vibrating out of place etc.

Gear Talk / Chains
« on: June 26, 2006, 07:37:28 pm »
Is the shop replacing it with a quality chain? I would recommend buying a chain wear tool from like Park Tools and you can check the chain yourself.

It's possible to be wearing out a chain in 1000 miles I suppose. Lots of factors like how much maintenaqnce do you do on the chain between replacement, riding on flats or lots of climbing etc. I had 1700 miles on a Shimano Ultegra chain and the LBS mech said they are only good for like 700 miles. That cost a chain and cassette. I've been using Wipperman chains for a couple years now and have good results.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Tracking Elevation
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:06:34 am »
I've used the Garmin Edge 305. Works great.

Routes / California Wind Country
« on: July 19, 2007, 06:16:01 pm »
Try looking at this site.

If you are in town 08/19/2007 the Tour of Napa Valley Century is happening.

Routes / st george,ut "loop"
« on: March 29, 2006, 11:51:21 pm »

Are you planning on riding the route in June with Adventure Cycling? I was in Las Vegas and decided to check this ride out before doing it.

There is a fair amount of climbing out of Zion and also out of Panguitch to Cedar City. You'll want to have plenty of time in the saddle and climbing experience.

It's going to be a awesome ride though.

Here is a schedule I got from Adventure Cycling with a couple comments included from my drive of the route)

Day 1 6/3 4pm kickoff meeting

Day 2 6/4 St. George to Springdale ( Zion ) 42.8 miles, 2100 ft of climbing

Day 3 6/5 Springdale to Hatch 61.5 miles, 4500 ft of climbing (Long climb at start of day)

Day 4 6/6 Hatch to Ruby's Inn( Bryce Canyon ) 23.2 miles, 1000 ft of climbing

Day 5 6/7 Ruby's Inn to Panguitch 22.6 miles, 300 ft of climbing (Easy Day)

Day 6 6/8 Panguitch to Cedar City 62.6 miles, 4500 ft of climbing  *toughest day (If I got the route right on my drive this tops out at 10,400 feet)

Day 7 6/9 Cedar City to St. George 61.6 miles, 700 ft of climbing

General Discussion / Riding Los Vegas
« on: February 08, 2007, 05:10:13 pm »


They have some great route sheets online for the area.

General Discussion / How to spend nights on tour.
« on: July 31, 2006, 09:23:32 am »
You might also try searching for hosts willing to
put cyclists up for a night along your route.

General Discussion / Good Touring Saddle?
« on: July 10, 2006, 05:22:39 pm »
I'll be a second on the Brooks saddles. Though on Cycle Utah this year I was the only one with a Brooks saddle I didn't have any issues with it at all. Well broke saddle but I sure like it that way.

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