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I had it on my old phone but never downloaded it onto my S4. It seemed to work ok with stuff on the road and off. To be honest I don't know why I don't have it on the new phone.
 

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I just started using it. It is pretty cool. Keeps track of miles on the bike. Keeps me pushing hard to up my rank on the trails I ride, but also makes me realize how slow I am!
 

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I forgot to download it today before my ride, I remembered as I was pulling up the first hill in the woods. I did just shy of 12 miles today at Hartshorne and it kicked my ass. I guess I overestimated how bad a shape I was in. I thought after a few Huber rides I would be ok but I was sucking wind on every other climb. I think the only reason I finished was there was a ton of hot chicks walking/hiking/running/riding today and I couldn't NOT finish and uphold some semblance of self esteem.:homer:
 

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Rode almost 13 miles on Saturday evening. Sunday before work I went for a quick 10 mile ride, and on the way down I went over the bars!! Made for a long day of climbing through an attic!!

Looks like ran for the next few days so I won't be riding.
 

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Did 11.5 today in Huber by myself. First lap was slow(ish) but by the 2nd I was warmed up enough to push it harder and faster. I ran into 3 horses with riders for the first time in about 12 years. You occasionally see droppings on the trail but I never see the actual animals anymore. They seemed pretty surprised that I pulled right over and let 'em pass as to not spook 'em.
 

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Did just shy of 12 miles today in Huber. It felt like I hadn't ridden in years. The damp cold always gets to me like today, but if it's dry it's no big deal. Saw lots of joggers and dog walkers for a mid day ride.
 

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Finally remembered to download the Strava app and used it today. It says I did 11 miles exact while my bike speedo says I did 11.45. Now I'm not sure which is accurate. Tons of people in the woods today including three road weenies on mt. bikes who made me feel very old and lazy. First lap was cold but I warmed up after that.
 

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Good on you bro. Do a couple for me. Zeroed out my odo with the new year and only did 505 miles last year on that bike offroad... but I did it in half a year when my shoulder healed up after surgery. That coupled with the 200 or so I did on the other bike means I rode more than in the last 10 years. '05 was the last year I put serious miles on the bike but I'm definitely gonna beat that number this year.
 

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Riding the couch lately, too cold outside. Also have a pile of 4x4 and bricks in the basement I've been doing ghetto trials on, trying to sharpen my balance skills.
 

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Got 1 lap (16 miles) in at the 24 hr course today on the SS. Race is in a month, need to get out more. Az in January is hard to beat!
 

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Man I cleaned the bike and took apart the rear and lubed everything up right after New Years thinking I would be able to get some winter riding in. Fat chance. It's been under 35 with snow on the ground ever since.
 

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That sucks!! I have been riding in 75 weather, been awesome. Took 2 weeks off to go race KOH, and was back on my bike the Sunday after the race.

Looking to do a 30+ mile ride next weekend.
 

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Trails are starting to clear of mud and snow. The most tame trail in Denver area is 99% dry. It's an 8 mile loop with about 600 ft of climbing. Good trail to get back in shape for the spring. The better trails might be rideable this weekend.

We went to Pueblo State Park south of Denver two hours on Saturday. They're all clear because it's pretty much a desert. There's 40 miles of trails in Pueblo south shore. Lots of pedaling, mostly flat. Quick ups and downs. Lots of turns and none are banked. The soil is really loose rock and dirt. Wasn't my favorite place but was free of snow and mud.

Trying to get the suspension tuned and getting used to the 29er handling differences.

Pic1: Bear Creek lake Park yesterday evening
Pic2: Pueblo Reservoir South Shores
 

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I finally ran out of excuses and got on the bike today. I don't know whey getting going is always so tough for me. It's a fun sport that I love doing when I'm doing it. I clocked just short of 11 agonizing miles. Note to self get some chamois butter to aid in fat-ass chafing.
 

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Rode Continental Divide Trail #1101 (Wyoming Trail) near Steamboat on 4th of July. Trail was in decent condition but there is a ton of standing water requiring portage. Must have had to get off the bike and carry it 15 times. We started at Buffalo Pass and were going to go all the way to Rabbit Ears, but both riders we encountered said that the trail was trashed past the Fish Pass cutoff. So we took Fish Pass down to Long Lake and used FR 310 back up to Buffalo Pass. FR310 was boring dirt road but good views.

I was on the rigid single speed since I was with my fiance.

First picture is pretty much at the summit, about 10,100 ft.

They run transmission lines in the damnest places in CO.
 

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I loaded up for an overnight trip. I left my house and rode the river trail to Chatfield State Park. I then entered Waterton Canyon which is a dirt road for about 6 miles. Then the Colorado Trail starts. Segment 1 is a bitch of a climb, especially with 15-30 pounds of extra shit (I never weigh my bikepacking rig). I made it to Segment 2 (The Platte River again) and was going to try and continue all the way to Segment 3, but decided to turn around and go home. One reason is because I underpacked food and ran out by 4:30pm, so didn't have any food for the next day. Bonked pretty hard at about 50 miles. Turned out to be a pretty long day.

almost 70 miles and 5600ft of climbing.
 

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Made a multi day trip to Crested Butte.

Only was able to ride one trail due to rain, and it was very muddy.

Did the 401 Trail. Considered one of the big Colorado/West USA rides. It's pretty tame, solid blue green/blue. The thing that makes it difficult is that during the summer time the wildflowers are 4' tall and makes it hard to see what's coming up. Rained for over 12 hours the day before so there was lots of mud on the trail.

Don't have many pics. Took this one of my fiancé while waiting for her to catch up.
 

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