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04-12-21, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Ogsarg

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Distant barn, Cienega valley
04-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Ogsarg

If you have an iphone, you can share your...

If you have an iphone, you can share your location with your spouse. Set them up as a contact, open the contact and near the bottom there is a "share location" button. You can share for an hour, till...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,473
Posted By Ogsarg

If the only carbon fiber bike you can afford is a...

If the only carbon fiber bike you can afford is a no-name chinese frame, I would go aluminum or steel from a known manufacturer.

You said you aren't racing and riding for fitness so a little...
04-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,322
Posted By Ogsarg

Why get worked up about it? Basically a troll...

Why get worked up about it? Basically a troll looking for reaction. It doesn't deserve viewing or comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By Ogsarg

For every front flat I've had at least 5 rear...

For every front flat I've had at least 5 rear flats so the less durable tire would go in front for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Anzar Rd. near San Juan Bautista, CA.
04-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
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A dead end road near Tres Pinos, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Ogsarg

Bare minimum for me: stuff to fix a flat...

Bare minimum for me:

stuff to fix a flat and inflate
water/hydration. 2 full bottles for anything more than a short ride.
Take a look mirror
Lights. I think daytime visibility is critical...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By Ogsarg

Topeak Race Rocket HP has worked well for me and...

Topeak Race Rocket HP has worked well for me and I get more than my share of flats. Very compact and light but it does take a lot of pumping. For 25c tires, about 150 strokes to get enough to ride...
03-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
Posted By Ogsarg

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Freshly planted Raspberries. Watsonville, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Vega Rd. Santa Cruz Cty, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,558
Posted By Ogsarg

The picture of the tire tread pattern and...

The picture of the tire tread pattern and packaging look identical to what I purchased as a Pro one Evo. I certainly agree about the confusion in regards to product names. you get various names on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Ogsarg

Ditto the above. Silly to spend the money unless...

Ditto the above. Silly to spend the money unless and until you find something lacking in what you have.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Hwy 25 San Benito Cty, CA...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,534
Views: 367,240
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Ogsarg

I recently sold an early 80's bmx style bike that...

I recently sold an early 80's bmx style bike that had been hanging from my garage ceiling since around 1990. I fully disclosed that it had been there forever and would need tires and tubes but when I...
03-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
Posted By Ogsarg

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Along Elkhorn road, Elkhorn, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Ogsarg

Go see your doctor. That is the only advice here...

Go see your doctor. That is the only advice here that you should listen to.
03-02-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Cienega Rd. San Benito Cty, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Ogsarg

If you have enough time to activate your horn,...

If you have enough time to activate your horn, you have more than enough time to avoid whatever danger is posed by whoever you are honking at. If you're counting on someone hearing you to be safe,...
02-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,484
Posted By Ogsarg

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride...

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride accordingly. Never do anything based on what you expect someone to do.

Being in the right after getting hit does no good.

Obstruct traffic as little...
02-22-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
Posted By Ogsarg

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Artichokes as far as the eye can see. Castroville, CA...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Part of the Pacific Coast Bike Trail near Watsonville, CA
02-17-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By Ogsarg

Having to go back and edit the ride to change...

Having to go back and edit the ride to change bikes is a major flaw for a dedicated cycling computer in my opinion. There are 87 other settings for an activity, why not the bike/gear? Doesn't seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By Ogsarg

If the bikes are used, you definitely want to...

If the bikes are used, you definitely want to check them both over in regards to condition but many bikes get bought and hardly ridden so something a few years old should not stop you at all. My...
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,332
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be...

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be that people (including pros) prefer the feel/performance of discs that caused their popularity. No, it must be the evil marketing people that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,476
Posted By Ogsarg

My LBS quoted $25/wheel after buying tires and...

My LBS quoted $25/wheel after buying tires and everything else from them. Seemed high to me so decided to do it myself. Even with never doing it before it didn't warrant spending that much and it'll...
02-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,460
Posted By Ogsarg

I live on the central coast and there are plenty...

I live on the central coast and there are plenty of roads to take. I like the use of Reservation road off 1 to get over near the 101 corridor. Most of it has a good shoulder and not much traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ogsarg

The one thing I insist on trying on before buying...

The one thing I insist on trying on before buying is a helmet. Besides the size, the shape is also important for comfort. It is worth spending some time driving around and trying different helmets in...
02-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,445
Posted By Ogsarg

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and...

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and I will definitely write him. I don't have a problem with incentivizing activities that improve the environment, etc. but I believe the benefit of...
02-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,438
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure what you consider a steep hill but in my...

Not sure what you consider a steep hill but in my case, there is no way I could get up some of the hills I ride on a 50T front ring even out of the saddle. Even if I could, why go through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,993
Posted By Ogsarg

I guess if I was riding where I needed to be on...

I guess if I was riding where I needed to be on the brakes constantly for 5-10 minutes at a time and having the rotors warp, I wouldn't be happy with them either. On the other hand, what happens to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Road to Sunset Beach
02-07-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
Posted By Ogsarg

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Sunset Beach near Watsonville, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ogsarg

The future shock is designed to absorb jarring...

The future shock is designed to absorb jarring kinds of bumps and you should not have it activating from sprinting, etc. The reason for using the heavy spring on the bumpiest roads is to keep it from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ogsarg

Is it possible to provide any less information?...

Is it possible to provide any less information? They have been making the Synapse a pretty long time in aluminum and carbon and with lots of different levels of components. $1,000.00 could be a...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,541
Posted By Ogsarg

If a huge gear range is what you want, go for it...

If a huge gear range is what you want, go for it but it's pretty easy to see why it's not something that is offered by mainstream companies. I mean really, not many people expect to haul their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Ogsarg

Just curious but why is the height from the...

Just curious but why is the height from the ground important?
01-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ogsarg

I think its natural to be apprehensive about...

I think its natural to be apprehensive about getting back out there but everyone is different. For me, the most important thing is trying to learn from the incident. What might have prevented you...
01-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By Ogsarg

Man, it's just bar tape. The only experience that...

Man, it's just bar tape. The only experience that matters is yours. Pick one and give it a go.
01-11-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
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Road to Bear Gulch. Pinnacles National Park.
01-04-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
Posted By Ogsarg

Have not had that problem but you could try...

Have not had that problem but you could try adding an enzyme cleaner like oxi-clean. It's supposed to help with odors. I use regular detergent on the most delicate cycle and hang dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
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Browns Valley Rd. Near the East end....
01-02-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 570,922
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Browns Valley Rd.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,284
Posted By Ogsarg

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Cienega Rd. San Benito Cty, CA.
12-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ogsarg

To paraphrase: I don't own any of these things...

To paraphrase: I don't own any of these things and have never attempted to do any maintenance or repair on any of them but I read on the internet they are unreliable and maintenance is difficult...
12-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Ogsarg

A motorcycle is different from a bicycle. On a...

A motorcycle is different from a bicycle. On a motorcycle, you accelerate in the curve and you lean way off the bike to counter the effect of the acceleration, which wants to straighten the bike up....
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