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06-16-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By calamarichris

Good work. I've always believed a man without...

Good work. I've always believed a man without scars is a sad, sorry animal.
Just broke my femur a year and a half ago, preparing for BWR. Snapped the ball off the bone right before it joints into...
06-10-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, I DNFed. Wasn't ready for 113 degrees after...

Alas, I DNFed. Wasn't ready for 113 degrees after the chilly Spring we've had. Left hamstring cramped a couple times and felt like a pulled muscle afterward. Spin form was in the toilet and my...
06-10-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By calamarichris

I'm in, but hopefully it won't be 113 like it was...

I'm in, but hopefully it won't be 113 like it was yesterday at l'Etape. I DNFed. :( Was being careful to eat and drink plenty of electrolytes, but hamstring cramped a few times and became a pulled...
06-08-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, life. OBE: Overcome By Events. Might make...

Alas, life. OBE: Overcome By Events. Might make another stab at it before August if the Universe cooperates.

Am all tapered and carb-loaded for tomorrow. Going to be a hot one, so hopefully they...
06-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By calamarichris

Found one of the latter. 8D I was being...

Found one of the latter. 8D

I was being jocular. I don't actually make excuses nor gloat, but it does feel good to finish ahead of younger, thinner riders. Is that not acceptable in your book?
06-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By calamarichris

The start line in Escondido. That was a tough...

The start line in Escondido. That was a tough day. It was scorching hot (over 95) then, and they underestimated Cole Grade Road after Palomar. It's only about a mile, but it's tough. I finished in...
06-06-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By calamarichris

It's a difficult thing to see in pics. I vaguely...

It's a difficult thing to see in pics. I vaguely remember seeing Boonen in 2010 Flanders will his brifters mounted high on the bars, and then watching him struggling as Cancellara rode away from...
06-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,775
Posted By calamarichris

Ugh, not another thread about Captain Epo. Why...

Ugh, not another thread about Captain Epo. Why can't he just go away...? Yay! It's not about him!

At most events (like Etape this Sunday), I take pride in not only being the ~only~ steel bike (and...
06-06-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By calamarichris

Not in the drops at all, but clutching the...

Not in the drops at all, but clutching the brifter hoods, as in the above photo. To be perfectly honest, I don't spend a lot of time down in those drop-ins, as much as the inward curve at the bottom;...
06-06-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By calamarichris

After sleeping on it, I'm beginning to think it's...

After sleeping on it, I'm beginning to think it's most likely the upward/rearward cant of the brifters which crumple my wrists, and subsequently elbows into a less secure position. This pic seems to...
06-05-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks Sal. Yeah, I fiddled with the modern...

Thanks Sal.
Yeah, I fiddled with the modern carbon bars, but the abrupt bend that give us such a comfortable & broad interface in the drops kind of narrows the possible range of brifter mount...
06-05-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By calamarichris

Grazzi. Always fun to be the lone bulldog at the...

Grazzi. Always fun to be the lone bulldog at the greyhound convention at the Baldy finish line. Also almost always the only steel frame in the whole shebang as well.
I'm reasonably certain these...
06-05-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,430
Posted By calamarichris

I love many aspects of nearly every group;...

I love many aspects of nearly every group; Superbe Pro (building up my Look Equipe for Eroica), Sante (got a whole NOS groupset and searching for a perfect frame for it), and I built up my beloved...
06-05-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By calamarichris

Vintage Handlebars Facilitate Standing Climbing Form?

For all who've ridden both vintage aluminum handlebars and the current compact carbon bars: Have you noticed that it is easier to sustain a fluid standing pedal form when climbing with vintage bends...
06-04-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By calamarichris

Sunday, 6/9: l'Etape on GMR & Baldy

Sunday will probably be a great day to ride GMR & Baldy, as l'Etape California will be taking place then.

I certainly don't recommend mooching the aid stations, but as long as there are already...
05-26-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,001
Posted By calamarichris

Sorry I missed the party. Saving my Lemond when...

Sorry I missed the party. Saving my Lemond when we get to L.

Here's my US-made GT Pulse Kinesis track bike. (Don't have a pic of it built up.) Have only had it on the track a dozen times, and am...
05-18-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By calamarichris

Ha, we were in the crowd. We got to the Village...

Ha, we were in the crowd. We got to the Village just before the women zipped by, and then stayed in Baldy Village, just up the hill from the restaurant.
Lots and lots of cyclists and fans. Fun day....
05-16-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By calamarichris

Terah and I will be at ATOC (not sure where yet)...

Terah and I will be at ATOC (not sure where yet) riding two-up on my white BMW motorcycle, and we'll both be there for the Lobster ride too in my usual Lemondrian shirt.)

I'm taking it easy the...
05-07-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By calamarichris

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I'm still very much interested in this ride and...
05-02-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By calamarichris

I thought you Teutonic ubermensch were supposed...

I thought you Teutonic ubermensch were supposed to be taller?
I wish you were taller Andrea, because alas all my bikes are 60+cm.
I have no bike for you, but if you make it to North San Diego...
04-21-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks for sharing your memories of the good ol'...

Thanks for sharing your memories of the good ol' days. Whenever I get discouraged about how we're doing now, it helps to take a look back at how much worse we were doing back then.
That and seeing...
04-21-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By calamarichris

Next time, I recommending riding down to San...

Next time, I recommending riding down to San Diego, then take the train back to F'ton, so you can ride on the west/ocean side of PCH (better views & upwind of the auto exhaust), and you'll most...
04-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By calamarichris

Another vote for the train: Amtrak, Coaster,...

Another vote for the train: Amtrak, Coaster, Metrolink, Sprinter, and all of the trams have been utterly awesome. I'm training my bike up to either Paso or SLO next week and riding back down. It's...
04-21-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By calamarichris

Been repaired twice: once back in '89 when I was...

Been repaired twice: once back in '89 when I was living in NL and found Cyclart's ad in the back of Winning Magazine and had just broken a drop-out on a cobbled ride, somewhere north of Liege.

And...
04-19-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By calamarichris

Even a beauty pageant winner has a spot that has...

Even a beauty pageant winner has a spot that has to be wiped after going poo. If there is a pleasant (or even slightly less unpleasant) route from the Korean Friendship Bell to the Queen Mary, I...
04-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By calamarichris

We can all nod back and forth to each other in...

We can all nod back and forth to each other in this cyclist's forum until our heads fall off, but Orangutan County and similar cultures will never change. Even though it's outlawed in California and...
04-19-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By calamarichris

Paso to Cbad: Credit Card Touring 4/23-?

Am taking my beloved credit-card touring Schwinn on the train next week to Paso Robles and riding back down to Home-Sweet-Carlsbad (https://goo.gl/maps/chAbBVAf6oAMtaLL6) and requesting route...
04-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By calamarichris

Thank you for this thread! Am taking my bike on...

Thank you for this thread!
Am taking my bike on the train to Paso Robles next week and riding back down and this thread is golden.
Will start a separate thread, but THANK YOU for the great info!
04-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,759
Posted By calamarichris

Alexi Grewal ain't doing so well the last time I...

Alexi Grewal ain't doing so well the last time I looked him up either. Found Jesus and was working construction.

Steve Hegg is doing well enough; he's my neighbor. :) And I regularly see Nelson...
04-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,759
Posted By calamarichris

She sure made enough money for Trek, Pro-Tec, and...

She sure made enough money for Trek, Pro-Tec, and for the cycling magazines. :(

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SoAWYftleBU/VPOorJ-nqVI/AAAAAAAAFRw/s7K9AZNZlZU/s1600/Scan%2B6.jpeg...
03-26-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By calamarichris

Not as pretty as that '74, but here's my '84....

Not as pretty as that '74, but here's my '84. I've owned it since 1988, it was my racer and primary transport during my 3 years in the South of Holland, and it's been to Cyclart twice in it's...
03-26-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,286
Posted By calamarichris

Back in the 70s, we were on a pick-up truck road...

Back in the 70s, we were on a pick-up truck road trip from California to visit North Dakota relatives. Mom asleep, sis asleep in the back of the truck with me, Dad bored & staring ahead at the empty,...
03-25-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,974
Posted By calamarichris

On the other hand, what some might call...

On the other hand, what some might call "obnoxious" is actually just contrasting "vibrating"colors against each other, which aids in visibility and safety.
"Clashing" colors works for advertisers,...
03-25-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,974
Posted By calamarichris

Hey, at least your overstated logo isn't in comic...

Hey, at least your overstated logo isn't in comic sans. :(

http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/170120-masi05.jpg
03-23-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,688
Posted By calamarichris

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but...

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but haven't built it up yet. I fear it might be stiff as hell, as the seatstays are brazed both to the seat tube down low and at the top tube forward of the...
03-23-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,688
Posted By calamarichris

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but...

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but haven't built it up yet. I fear it might be stiff as hell, as the seatstays are brazed both to the seat tube down low and at the top tube forward of the...
03-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By calamarichris

I agree. The Wacky Waving Inflatable Flailing...

I agree. The Wacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arms Tube Man Ride rolls more lyrically off the tongue.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/31/04/3a/31043a8f3686c83acaee585148c8d200.jpg

Here's the...
03-19-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 11,211
Posted By calamarichris

I was perfectly happy riding my 50T chainring,...

I was perfectly happy riding my 50T chainring, but will now be wearing my underwear when showering at the gym. Thanks guys. :(
03-18-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By calamarichris

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03-18-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,019
Posted By calamarichris

Haha--I've tried and failed twice to build up a...

Haha--I've tried and failed twice to build up a "usable" bike I could ride in the rain and not be so prissy about and just enjoy. Closest I ever got was buying a full suspended Specialized...
03-18-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By calamarichris

Mmmm... garlic butterrrr.... Alright I'm a maybe....

Mmmm... garlic butterrrr.... Alright I'm a maybe.
What's the latest post-Winter condition report on the road up to Crystal Lake?
If I make it, I'll be the wannabe-Lemondrian on the white Schwinn...
03-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By calamarichris

+1 Bellissima! I really envy you chocolate...

+1 Bellissima!
I really envy you chocolate factory employees; all the best bikes show up on Ebay and Craigslist in your sizes.
03-16-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By calamarichris

Never any guff about my Peloton, unless it was...

Never any guff about my Peloton, unless it was too far enough behind me to hear it. :thumb:
I live in an affluent area and therefore still see plenty of them, but never on bicycles any more. Not an...
03-16-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By calamarichris

Schwinn: the ultimate sleeper. My first "real"...

Schwinn: the ultimate sleeper. My first "real" race bike was this 86 Schwinn Peloton. I was a sophomore in highschool, bagging groceries at Albertsons market (wretched job that was good preparation...
03-16-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By calamarichris

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3068/3129307969_dcd...

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I've been looking for a Stuttgart Merckx for at least 5 years now. Closest I've seen was a 62cm track bike, which is about 1 cm too...
03-15-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,314
Posted By calamarichris

I don't care if it's considered classic or...

I don't care if it's considered classic or vintage, I love my '96 Lemond so hard. (Seriously, Buffalo-Bill hard.) I try to save it for low-humidity days and clean it carefully after every ride. I...
03-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,135
Posted By calamarichris

That's easy. ...

That's easy.

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02-25-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By calamarichris

I'm pretty patriotic about our beautiful state,...

I'm pretty patriotic about our beautiful state, and doing that ride always make me feel this way.
I've had pretty good luck with Caltrans and the responsiveness of the roads department down here in...
02-25-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,615
Posted By calamarichris

I like the feel of a nice lightweight bike, but...

I like the feel of a nice lightweight bike, but the only time my bike's heavier weight is important is during those hateful times when someone on a modern carbon is able to stay with me up a hill.
...
02-23-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,661
Posted By calamarichris

Glad you got a good fit, Youcoming! I must...

Glad you got a good fit, Youcoming! I must respectfully (but strenuously) disagree with everyone in this thread who recommends against it.

Assume you go for a 2-hour bike ride: 120 minutes x 80...
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