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From Two Old Guys Take On A Continent by John Chimahusky & Ed Chimahusky

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Samuel Baldwin commented on Ed’s Epilogue

I’m happy to see you made it home.

6 months ago
John Chimahusky commented on Ed’s Epilogue

Ed says the rock formations were indescribable, but he has to admit that I tried to describe them!

6 months ago
Bill Shaneyfelt commented on Unpacking

Enjoyed the whole tour. Especially, of course the nature photos! Thanks for the efforts!

6 months ago
Kelly Iniguez commented on Unpacking

I enjoyed this equipment analysis. Thank you!

6 months ago
George Hall replied to a comment by John Chimahusky on Statistics

I understand. But RWGPS does calculate the separate climbs and keeps a list of them with their average grades - it doesn't do that for every little segment, but it does capture a lot of the climbing segments. That's probably as close as you can get to having an average grade for the day's climbing. I have the basic subscription - I don't know if the free version has that capability.

6 months ago
John Chimahusky replied to a comment by George Hall on Statistics

As an example of what I'm talking about, take our biggest climbing day ending in Atchison, Kansas. All that climbing, and we ended up within 10'-20' of the elevation where we started. The climbing consisted of many dozens of smaller hills from a few feet to over 200'. It's just not practical to break out all the hills to get a true look at the average grade of the ascents. They're lost in the sauce.

6 months ago
Ed Chimahusky commented on Statistics

Correction…I was looking at the itinerary w/o rest days…Sarah’s listed dates are correct for the reason I mentioned

6 months ago
Ed Chimahusky commented on Statistics

Except for maybe speed averages I’ll stick with John’s miles and climbing numbers. There were times when my GPS, for whatever reason, did not save the ride.

6 months ago
Ed Chimahusky commented on Statistics

We made up a day between 6/17 and 6/19 when we skipped Hatchet Campground after Dubois and went to Colter Bay, and the next day went to Grant Village skipping Headwaters campground. Therefore we turned 2 camping nights into one.

6 months ago
Sarah Gordon commented on Statistics

June 28/29 is when you cut a day out of your itinerary. I remember because I sent you a package around that time and was worried it would miss you because you were going to arrive earlier than expected to where I sent it.

6 months ago
John Chimahusky commented on Statistics

I know I can identify the highest instantaneous grade on a particular climb, but I want to know the average grade of all the climbing on a particular day or over a particular distance, which is what I can’t do.

6 months ago
George Hall commented on Statistics

You wrote; "If our GPS units kept a separate record of miles of climbing I could figure out what the steepest uphill days were, but they don't." You mentioned using RWGPS - the RWGPS map of each day's ride includes the steepest grade (the steepest grade it was able to calculate anyway). It's shown near the top left under the map name, and if you hover on it the map will show you where that grade is located. Also, if you scroll lower on the left below the cue sheet, you will see a listing of climbs that RWGPS calculated - and if you hover on any of these the map will light up their location. RWGPS maps are actually pretty awesome tools.

6 months ago
Ed Chimahusky replied to a comment by Mike Ayling on a photo in Day 87 - July 29 - Homeward Bound

Sort of cold outside though

6 months ago
Dorothy Shinstock commented on Day 87 - July 29 - Homeward Bound

Great accomplishment!
Great job!
Welcome home!

6 months ago
Mike Ayling commented on a photo in Day 87 - July 29 - Homeward Bound

That's a decent tail wind!!

6 months ago