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02-15-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By ooga-booga

i can vouch for a few of the roads around/near...

i can vouch for a few of the roads around/near lake mathews just east/southeast of corona. a little less traffic and a bit more rural. enjoyed riding some of cajalco rd. (decent amount of traffic but...
02-15-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By CAT7RDR

I can only vouch for the roads in Chino Hills and...

I can only vouch for the roads in Chino Hills and Diamond Bar which are bike friendly with bike lanes and decent roads. I am sure someone can route you a quicker route but what major cross-streets in...
01-29-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Eggman84

Not sure what happened to the map but the link is...

Not sure what happened to the map but the link is broken. So here is just a view.
...
01-29-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Eggman84

Two ways I use. First is what I call the...

Two ways I use.


First is what I call the northern route to Redondo Beech pier, then you can head south around the peninsula. From the blue line station at Wardlow Rd head west on Wardlow Rd,...
01-26-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By blt

In December 2015, I rode from Costa Mesa down the...

In December 2015, I rode from Costa Mesa down the SART, along the coast to the LA River, up the river to Anaheim, over to PV and a counterclockwise loop around PV. I wanted to go to the Korean Bell,...
01-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By skidder

"Lovely" area in the LA/LB harbor, isn't it? ...

"Lovely" area in the LA/LB harbor, isn't it? I've gone there a few times doing coastal tours and I just try to hammer through the 4 miles along Anaheim St. between PV and the L.A. River bike path...
01-21-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By ooga-booga

since it sounds like you turned off the wide part...

since it sounds like you turned off the wide part of anaheim st. before the street narrows significantly (and you're understandably turned off with the other shenanigans),
it's probably best to...
01-21-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By BkSaGo

I’ve used Wardlow / 223rd. Seems to have less...

I’ve used Wardlow / 223rd. Seems to have less traffic, especially on weekends.
Between Wilmington and Western, Watson Center / 228th is an option although I recall it has lots of stop signs.
01-16-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By aggiegrads

Part II - Ball-Ends OK, so I spent some more...

Part II - Ball-Ends

OK, so I spent some more time looking at ball ends. I did see some interesting things when I looked close up. One thing that it important to know if that the contact area in a...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
01-04-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By Papa Ado

KMC here. Thanks for the tag. Unfortunately there...

KMC here. Thanks for the tag. Unfortunately there are Chinese-made counterfeit KMC chains out there, but we are doing all we can to track them down and put an end to it at the source. You could PM me...
12-17-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By jorell

Pretty much everything that's been said above is...

Pretty much everything that's been said above is spot on. I live a stone's throw from a nice section of the trail - it's just so convenient. You can squeeze in an hour-long ride fairly easily. There...
12-13-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By cpach

Your experience is not normal; Deore brakes work...

Your experience is not normal; Deore brakes work very well. Did they use the same rotors? The new pads may have a different composition than the old, which will have bedded in some pad material onto...
12-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally, toss them and move on, there's a...

Personally, toss them and move on, there's a reason they aren't still regularly seen on new bikes, they didn't really accomplish all that much. If you're trying to keep things looking factory then go...
12-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By TGT1

Masks are about as useful as a chain link fence...

Masks are about as useful as a chain link fence is in stopping mosquitos.

Have there been massive fatal outbreaks in cycling clubs, or do you just want to get your Karen on?
11-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Bill Kapaun

See how much extra chain you have in BIG:BIG...

See how much extra chain you have in BIG:BIG using this method.
You want at least 1" and less then 2"....
10-30-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By Ymerej

The new owners of the ranch formerly Ben browns...

The new owners of the ranch formerly Ben browns and the city of laguna were working on getting public access so you could connect to coast hwy. However do to red tape, money, politics, etc etc it’s...
10-28-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By CombustorCans

Going to abandon bother trying to upgrade this...

Going to abandon bother trying to upgrade this thing.

Gonna look into get something up to date.
10-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By 031

i just did a ride to mt baldy today(10/27) via...

i just did a ride to mt baldy today(10/27) via gmr/grr.

plenty of branches and some small rocks on gmr but the roads were mostly clear. no problems during the climb but maybe a different story...
10-27-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By DrIsotope

LA County has it closed just until tomorrow...

LA County has it closed just until tomorrow (10/28) due to Red Flag conditions.

The Lodge is open at 9am on weekends and noon on weekdays, so getting food/water there shouldn't be a problem.
10-26-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By ooga-booga

orange county foothills fire

ugh. fire broke out along the santiago canyon rd corridor and is south of it for the most part-so far. most of the nearby potential fuel
is on the north side of scr. arguably, the most scenic roads...
10-22-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By MudPie

I've had a couple of Ultegra briifters...

I've had a couple of Ultegra briifters malfunction, almost as you describe. The pawls were not all engaging and presumed they suffered from dried out grease syndrome. Sometimes they would catch,...
10-22-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kapusta

Folks, ride whatver you like. No need to justify...

Folks, ride whatver you like. No need to justify it. I enjoy full suspension, hard tails, and rigid bikes.

But this notion that FS bikes are sluggish and are like driving a dump truck is based...
08-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By pdlamb

You might want to check the derailer hanger isn't...

You might want to check the derailer hanger isn't bent.
08-13-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By trailangel

Read the directions for adjusting Shimano Rear DR...

Read the directions for adjusting Shimano Rear DR from Shimano.
Take note... adjust high limit screw so top pulley is just outside of smallest sprocket.
Attach the cable correctly to the DR......
08-03-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By CAT7RDR

A box left turn from the cross-walk is likely the...

A box left turn from the cross-walk is likely the safest. A distracted driver not expecting cyclists 200 yards from a left turn lane sounds higher risk.
08-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By skidder

Similar to what mackgoo mentions. In 200-300...

Similar to what mackgoo mentions. In 200-300 yards the traffic should have passed by me and I'd have a pretty clear shot into the next left turn situation.

However, it would depend on how the...
08-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By mackgoo

200-300 yards? I'd take the outside lane and...

200-300 yards? I'd take the outside lane and merge over a 100 yards 50 yards to go. I guess traffic would also come into play.
08-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Elvo

I'd take the left most turn lane and the far left...

I'd take the left most turn lane and the far left lane but do it as fast as possible.
07-23-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,698
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, ask. I used to take baby aspirin, but...

Yeah, ask. I used to take baby aspirin, but dropped it when the new studies came out last year.
07-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By billridesbikes

Um, calipers? If you don’t have calipers...

Um, calipers?

If you don’t have calipers measure around the tube with a tape measure and divide by 3.14, that is also the diameter.
07-23-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By CAT7RDR

One less desirable place to ride if you love your...

One less desirable place to ride if you love your bikes.
https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a21074245/why-chip-seal-is-absolute-worst-surface-for-road-riding/
07-21-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By Elvo

Chip Seal on Mt Baldy Road past Ice House until 8/28/2020

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07-04-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By JimmyNH

So did you guys do it? The crowd was smaller than...

So did you guys do it? The crowd was smaller than in previous years, but the quality of the riders was better. I'm an average climber (about 1 hour to the shack, a tad over 2 hours to the village)...
07-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just got back from Mt Baldy Village via GMR/GRR....

Just got back from Mt Baldy Village via GMR/GRR. Couldn't be a better day. Overcast lifted early. All the gates are closed including the two where GMR-GRR intersect. I did not have any vehicles or...
07-02-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,679
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike...

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike in the door.
07-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,679
Posted By Steve B.

Never. 2 things to help prevent getting...

Never.

2 things to help prevent getting stolen. 1) Remove your helmet and loop the straps thru the front wheel and frame and buckle it together. A thief has to remove the helmet for the bike...
07-02-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,679
Posted By ooga-booga

usually. i've got the medium-sized ottolock and...

usually. i've got the medium-sized ottolock and frequently run that around the frame + the helmet through the spokes of either tire simultaneously
even if i think i'm not going to use the...
07-01-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By CAT7RDR

No, plan on bringing all you need for the approx...

No, plan on bringing all you need for the approx 22 miles to Mt Baldy Village. There is no spring water along the way either.
07-01-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By TrojanHorse

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the...

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the Covid related shenanigans
07-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By CAT7RDR

From Encanto Park all the way to Mt Baldy Village...

From Encanto Park all the way to Mt Baldy Village and the return, it takes me 4.5 hours at a touristy pace. I have done it on a 35 lbs 29'er and it took over 5 hours round trip. ...
07-01-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By ooga-booga

haven't ridden it recently but if you haven't...

haven't ridden it recently but if you haven't ridden intersecting and neighboring east camino cielo, that would be one of my highest recommendations in all of socal.
i know you've done gmr/grr but...
07-01-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By ooga-booga

it will be busy there on the 4th but some will...

it will be busy there on the 4th but some will defray and do it on the 3rd or the 5th. some people stage from encanto park. some from pioneer park. some from the high school.
some from the very...
06-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By ooga-booga

you’ll be fine then. just make sure you’ve got...

you’ll be fine then. just make sure you’ve got enough water.
06-29-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By CAT7RDR

Here's the good news: Angeles National Forest:...

Here's the good news:
Angeles National Forest: Glendora Ridge Road, Mt. Baldy Road to Glendora Mountain Road Road Closed Open To Bicyclists, Hikers, And Equestrians 07/02/20 10:00 AM 07/06/20 10:00...
05-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm...

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm blanket in case things get ugly. If you don't need it, you don't have to use it. One of my bikes has a compact 34 up front and 11-32 in back and that's...
05-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By DeathCurse7

I love the ski lift portion of that ride it's...

I love the ski lift portion of that ride it's alot of fun and time flies also I would recommend getting the easiest gears you can since spinning is more efficient than grinding at like 60 rpm
05-23-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode up GMR-GRR to Mt Baldy Village yesterday...

Rode up GMR-GRR to Mt Baldy Village yesterday with a 34-27. Thought about the Ski Lifts but remembered doing it with a triple on my MTB last year and sucking major gas then going into stitches the...
05-22-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By ooga-booga

if you can squeeze an 11-32 cassette onto your...

if you can squeeze an 11-32 cassette onto your steed(s)...dü it. gmr/grr to baldy is 22+ miles so a longish climb. baldy grades ridiculous. gmr/grr not too bad
but a few miles before cow saddle...
05-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By calamarichris

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a...

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a mountainbike with a triple.

About 10 years ago, (in the middle of my powermeter honeymoon) I couldn't believe how easily I was FLYING up GMR/GRR....
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