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09-11-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By DreamRider85

Advice on riding to Santa Cruz and back

Some time ago I did a ride from Pescadero to Santa Cruz and back. It was really nice. Probably the most gorgeous ride I've ever done. And most of it had good shoulder room, which was good. I get the...
09-01-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By DreamRider85

Do you need a heavy bike lock if youíre in and out?

I have a pair of Z locks. Do you think thatís okay if youíre just in and out of the grocery store for a few minutes in a good neighborhood? Or do I need the heavy kind? Iím not talking about leaving...
09-01-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,091
Posted By DreamRider85

Safe to bike during Flu Season?

It seems safe to bike during the coronavirus. But are you worried about the weather and flu season? Experts suggest a twin-Demic.

I assume that covid is transmitted person to person but the flu...
08-10-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By DreamRider85

Any recommendations for the Truckee area?

It looks like Iím gonna be there for a week. Iíve never biked there other than the river trail. I was looking at some routes on Strava and River Rd doesnít appear to have a bike lane.

Do people...
08-09-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

I did the southern part of this ride today...

I did the southern part of this ride today starting Home Mountain Rd. Got lost a couple times by turning the wrong direction but then found my way. I should have it memorized by next time. That was a...
08-08-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

I wish that wasn't the case. Is there any safe...

I wish that wasn't the case. Is there any safe way to get to San Francisco biking? I've never really rode in San Francisco, just the suburbs.
08-08-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,041
Posted By DreamRider85

I don't know what to say to this. There aren't...

I don't know what to say to this. There aren't solutions for emergencies?
08-08-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,041
Posted By DreamRider85

If you're too hurt to ride, that means you're too...

If you're too hurt to ride, that means you're too hurt to walk. We're talking an emergency here.
08-08-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

Iím interested

Iím interested
08-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

when I click the link I donít see the route. Oh...

when I click the link I donít see the route. Oh now I do in my safari.
08-08-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By DreamRider85

Question about Bike Mirrors

I have been using the rear mirror on my helmet. It's pretty useful but I have a question. Are you supposed to turn your head to see what's behind you? Or should you be able to see everything as is?...
08-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,041
Posted By DreamRider85

What do you do if you get injured and canít ride?...

What do you do if you get injured and canít ride? Thereís no app?
08-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,041
Posted By DreamRider85

Like for instance what you gonna do if you were...

Like for instance what you gonna do if you were hit by a car and canít ride? Donít you need a phone?
08-02-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,041
Posted By DreamRider85

What is your solution for riding in a spot with low reception?

A lot of lot rides are in country rodes and often times thereís no cell phone service. What is your plan?
08-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

Wow that sounds like a good route. I'm looking...

Wow that sounds like a good route. I'm looking into this. What's your opinion on 84 though? I've heard others say it's not very safe. Is this part of it bad or is it okay?
07-31-20, 02:38 AM
07-31-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for sharing this.
07-31-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

Yea. 16 miles on Canada Rd. There is a 55 mile...

Yea. 16 miles on Canada Rd. There is a 55 mile route or so in that area. Start from Northern part of San Andreas Trail, then Skyline to Crystal Springs Trail, then Skyline to Canada Rd. Then Home...
07-31-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By DreamRider85

Any places to stop for water from Pescadaro to Santa Cruz?

I know there is the Bike Hut on Tunitas Creek Road, but once you get past Half Moon Bay and Pescadaro, are there any places to stop for water from Pescadaro to Santa Cruz? That's a good 35 miles,...
07-31-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By DreamRider85

Okay thanks for the suggestion. Some blog post...

Okay thanks for the suggestion. Some blog post suggested that the Z lock was the best value.
07-30-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By DreamRider85

Best place to lock bike?

Iím new to bike locks. Just got a Z lock. I stopped at a market and didnít see any bike racks. I found this small piece stapled to to a pillar and locked it but generally speaking I donít know where...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By DreamRider85

Do you need gloves for co2 inflator?

I saw a video and co2 gets you cold. Do you use gloves?
07-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By DreamRider85

Do you recharge your lights?

For so long I never used rear lights but I didnít know that it was state law. Anyways do you recharge every ride or do you have batteries? For my Vont front light it has AA batteries. So I donít need...
07-26-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By DreamRider85

Any flat Century rides in the Bay Area?

I have been doing half century rides regularly lately. Mostly in the Peninsula. Canada Rd, Portola Rd, Crystal Springs, etc.. I am wondering if the South Bay has any century rides that are relatively...
07-26-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By DreamRider85

No, I'm going by what someone posted on Strava....

No, I'm going by what someone posted on Strava. What are the other routes that you see?
07-25-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By DreamRider85

Do you need a GoPro?

I tried recording some of my bike with my iPhone 11 max pro and it wasnít really good. It was really shaky but my mount wasnít sturdy. My iPhone is big too.

Do you think itís worth it to record?...
07-25-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By DreamRider85

Awesome. Where is your mirror located? Right now...

Awesome. Where is your mirror located? Right now I have a bell and headlights in the front so not much room for anything else.
07-25-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By DreamRider85

Question about roads with small, intermittent shoulders

Iím not sure if youíve been down Sharp Park Rd. But anyways Iíve been studying certain road patterns. We typically ride in the bike lanes but some roads will either have intermittent bike lanes that...
07-23-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By DreamRider85

That's true. I guess I was making this post about...

That's true. I guess I was making this post about both a century and a tour. If I'm gonna be gone for a week, I would think that just pumping it up with a CO2 won't be enough.
07-23-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By DreamRider85

but what Iím thinking is getting a flat on one...

but what Iím thinking is getting a flat on one ride and returning home later is different than being on a tour. Because you donít have a regular pump. With co2 itís a one time deal and you have to...
07-23-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By DreamRider85

Some questions about doing a long bike trip or century rides

Iím not quite ready but I would like to go on one, one day. I saw a video of 2 people going from SF to San Diego.

If you get a flat and repair it, do you go to a bike shop later on to get the full...
07-22-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By DreamRider85

Well tomorrow I have several of things to do, I...

Well tomorrow I have several of things to do, I guess I'll just take it easy. Maybe go for a walk. My mind thinks I can do it, but my body wasn't letting me go hard today. Yesterday I felt...
07-22-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By DreamRider85

Why do we have to recover after training much harder than usual?

Iím a little discouraged because yesterday I felt amazing. Went really hard and my training has been improving. Today I couldnít go. When I woke up I felt fine but once I got on my bike I didnít feel...
07-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By DreamRider85

The last time was maybe before quarantine but I...

The last time was maybe before quarantine but I was about 20 pounds heavier then. I just stopped lifting cuz no gym and took a break from push ups. I can do more than 6, but wow they donít feel easy...
07-20-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By DreamRider85

How did I get weaker all of a sudden?

Usually when I start training consistently Iím able to do more pushups. Around 50. Iíve been training and doing hills more often. 40-50 mile rides. My clothes is much looser. So I thought that push...
07-18-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,602
Posted By DreamRider85

Thanks for the info. Tell me about bug spray. I...

Thanks for the info. Tell me about bug spray. I was going to ask about that too. I've been getting bugs on me lately. Do you just spray it on your face on arms, the same as you would with sun screen?...
07-18-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,602
Posted By DreamRider85

That's true. But I was just wondering if it would...

That's true. But I was just wondering if it would be safe to do that, when pumping it up doesn't get you as much air as going back home and using the real pump.
07-18-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,602
Posted By DreamRider85

How does fixing a flat tire affect your rides?

I'm a little bummed because I was gonna go on a long bike ride today. I got 2 flats in my front tire in the last month in the same spot and just before that I had went a whole year and a half without...
06-20-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By DreamRider85

Too tight the Alan wrench isnn no t working

Too tight the Alan wrench isnn no t working
06-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By DreamRider85

My 5-6 mm wrenches donít work to unscrew bike saddle

Iím trying to put in a new saddle but the Alan wrench doesnít take it off.
06-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,408
Posted By DreamRider85

Is a spare bike necessary?

I have a road bike and mountain bike. I think Iím good. But what if you were to go on a bike trip and the day before your bike gets messed up. Would it be good to have a spare or is it not necessary?
06-07-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,316
Posted By DreamRider85

Do you need an expensive bike saddle for long rides?

I miss my old Trek narrow saddle. Iím a big guy but it was comfortable. The last year Iíve been riding a wide saddle and I got to say I donít really like it. Itís hard for me to get used to it. I...
06-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By DreamRider85

Best type of cycling goggles?

I was out cycling today in Half Moon Bay and I realized that in a shaded area, sunglasses make it too dark.

Also, when I wear my glasses, the scenery isnít quite as nice. But I do need to wear...
05-26-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By DreamRider85

I would be riding in the Half Moon Bay Area on...

I would be riding in the Half Moon Bay Area on Tunitas Creek Rd. Itís a country road and not a lot of people but who knows, maybe thereís more now cuz of the corona.
05-25-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By DreamRider85

Using Face Shield on a Bike Ride

I ordered some on Ebay and I also saw you can make your own with soda bottles. Covers your eyes, nose and mouth.

I wanna get back to some cycling. If I ride in country road areas where thereís few...
05-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By DreamRider85

I saw these air masks specifically made for cyclists

I saw them on FB.You probably have seen the ads. They are black masks with air filters and the claim is that they reduce the pollution you take in and give you more air.

I would feel better...
05-22-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,932
Posted By DreamRider85

I have the video but donít know how to post it on...

I have the video but donít know how to post it on here. Don Lemon was asking him about exercise.
05-22-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,932
Posted By DreamRider85

Well if someone is riding and coughs near me,...

Well if someone is riding and coughs near me, will my mask provide some blockage?
05-18-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,932
Posted By DreamRider85

An expert on CNN says youíre not likely to contract a virus biking

Is this good news? Is it true? An expert says unless youíre with a big group, the amount of virus a cyclist can give you just going past you is very small. He says when youíre in a group for periods...
05-04-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By DreamRider85

What Go Pro do you recommend?

I know things are weird right now. Anyways my fb friends have said that like looking at my pics but would like videos so they feel theyíre doing the ride with me. I would like to know what a good go...
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