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Cycling Atheists

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A friendly questionaire for friendly cyclists

Started by Gallup's Mirror. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Jun 11, 2015. 1 Reply

“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” - H. G. WellsYour friendly three-step instructions:Answer as many questions as you like (the more the better), preferably with descriptions rather than a yes or…Continue

Tags: mountain, bicycling, road, cyclist, bicyclist

2012 USA Pro Cycling Challege host cities announced

Started by Scott A. Hunt. Last reply by Scott A. Hunt Dec 15, 2011. 2 Replies

I made it out to 4 stages this year.  With the addition of Boulder, 2012 will be even more awesome! …Continue

Mingus Mountain

Started by Dennis Paul Renner Jul 5, 2011. 0 Replies

Here is a ride I did recently,  Lots of climb makes for a great downhill ride.Continue

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Back Touring Again

Started by Dennis Paul Renner Jun 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Well the washing machine is running and most every thing is unpacked and put away.  I will have to set upthe tent in the yard tomorrow and wash it and let it dry, from ourweekend bike tour at Mormon…Continue

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Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on December 22, 2009 at 10:52pm
Another video of my RWS recumbent. CalPoly is using this concept to build their racer for 2010 competition this spring. Should be interesting to see how it does against more conventional designs. ">object>
Comment by Charlie Quaid on December 15, 2009 at 12:07am
Comment by Charlie Quaid on December 14, 2009 at 10:27pm
I ride for health and pleasure. I ride road in the East Bay Area of California. I try to get in a 15 - 30 mile ride or two each weekend with weekday rides when the days are longer. I especially like going fast downhill, which means I have to be willing to do some climbing. My 23 mile ride has about 2000 feet of climbing (and descending).
Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on December 14, 2009 at 3:56pm
Cycle Touring In December

Whew! Just got back from a Cycle tour. Yes we were cycle touring in December. We had near perfect temperatures for riding. Nine of us left Scottsdale, AZ around 10:15 Friday morning under partly cloudy skies. The reason I use the word cycling instead of bicycling is that a lot of our club members ride tadpole trikes. My wife and I were on our M5 tandem recumbent loaded to the hilt. She and I had two sets of Panniers and a bob trailer full of gear and food for the weekend. We only had a little over thirty miles to ride to get to our destination, Usery Regional Park, located slightly north of Apache Junction, AZ

We quickly set up our tent and the rest of our camp. We had eaten lunch on the road so we only had to contend with dinner. Glenda and I are both vegan so I prepared Punjabi eggplant over a bed of cooked buckwheat. Great eating for a tenting trip. While I was preparing dinner Glenda and her friend Maggie went for a walk around the campground. Glenda got some spectacular sunset pictures.
After dinner we walked over to the neighbors camp and watched a movie with them. It was quite chilly sitting out but we had plenty of warm clothes to keep us comfortable. By the time the movie was over we were ready for bed.

Saturday morning we slept in late. Later several of us walked down to the nature center to see what it had to provide and then we went for a hike. Glenda and Maggie and Daisy Maggie's dog walked around a hilly knoll while Bob and I hiked over it. Bob and I joined the girls on the other side and finish walking around the knoll completing a loop. Glenda and Maggie decided to walk back to camp while bob and I stayed for a nature walk on desert edibles. It was a most interesting talk on desert habitat and the plants that can be eaten.

By the time Bob and I got back it was time to start dinner. Tonight on the menu was fresh steamed broccoli over a bed of quinoa with a side of lentil dal; tasted great. After dinner again another movie and popcorn. By the time the movie was over the desert air was very cool, it felt good to crawl into a warm sleeping bag as we were serenaded by local group of coyotes. The next morning was time to break camp and head back to Scottsdale. The first part of the trip was several miles of down hill. On the way back we would be taking a different route that would be a little longer but add some scenery along the way. After lunch the cloudy sky began to sprinkle so several cyclists decided to put on their rain gear. With in a few miles it was once again blue skies so we stopped for those who needed to remove their rain gear. A few more miles and we arrived at our final destination. It had been a great weekend and I think we were all a little sad to see it end.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Denrnr/UseryParkTour#

Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on December 7, 2009 at 1:08pm
I thought some of you might like seeing a Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Steering bicycle that I designed and built. It is a recumbent and weights about 23 lbs. The componates are full Ultegra, the frame is chromoly nickel silver brazed. There is also a youtube video of this very differnt bicycle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMA7CTfbpwo Tell me what you think about it.

Comment by Scott A. Hunt on November 30, 2009 at 9:45am
Road and MTB. Endless opportunities for both here in Colorado.
Comment by Debra Susan Cotton on November 29, 2009 at 1:20pm
Cycling is a great life style choice. It is good for the planet, it's healthy, it's a great way to get your mind off of the stress in your life, and it is functional transportation. My favorite type of cycling is mountain biking. I like to spend as much time as I can in the outdoors. We have an awesome network of trails in Prescott, AZ and you can be from downtown to a lake in 30 minutes on beautiful singletrack trails. I also enjoy road riding. I have both an upright and recumbent road bike.
Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on November 28, 2009 at 12:03pm
Cycling Atheists

People bicycle for lots of reasons. Some just like the excitement, others like to compete, and still others ride instead of driving a car for environmental reasons. I think all would agree that cycling is fun and a great way to stay in shape.

I personally cycle for all the reasons stated above. This group is dedicated to cyclists and people who love the great outdoors.

I personally ride recumbents now for many reasons. First is the comfort and second is their aerodynamic performance. Still there is nothing wrong with an upright bicycle. I rode them for years.

I love to load up my bicycle and take off completely self-contained and ride for a weekend or several weeks at a time. It is an amazing feeling traveling under your own power. The smells, the wind, rain, sun, and all the beauty of the earth moves by at a speed that one can really enjoy. It is a form of freedom that I have never experience in a car.

I love the fact that cyclists are riding the most efficient vehicle ever designed. They can on average ride 912 miles on the calories of just one gallon of gasoline.
Pretty impressive! I once toured from Chicago to Lake Superior across to the St. Croix River, south to the Mississippi river and crossed east again to Milwaukee and back south to Chicago. Fourteen hundred miles of fun and adventure in my 5-week vacation on less than a thousand dollars. The calories used to power me along 1400 miles equal to a gallon and a half of gasoline.

As an atheist I try to apply logic and reason to how I live my life. I realize that the more I reduce my carbon footprint the better for all of humanity. Cycling fits in with this logic and a reduced carbon lifestyle. The fun is just an added bonus.

If you are not a cyclist yet perhaps you should look into this great alternative mode of transportation.
 

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A friendly questionaire for friendly cyclists

Started by Gallup's Mirror. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Jun 11, 2015. 1 Reply

2012 USA Pro Cycling Challege host cities announced

Started by Scott A. Hunt. Last reply by Scott A. Hunt Dec 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Mingus Mountain

Started by Dennis Paul Renner Jul 5, 2011. 0 Replies

Back Touring Again

Started by Dennis Paul Renner Jun 6, 2011. 0 Replies

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