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08-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
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: 7
Views: 139
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: 404
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: 404
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: 404
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: 404
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: 1,212
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: 434
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: 355
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: 355
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: 1,641
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: 1,641
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: 7
Views: 403
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: 7
Views: 403
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: 7
Views: 403
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: 1,641
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: 1,641
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: 1,641
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: 324
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: 1,641
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: 274
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: 1,641
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: 858
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: 858
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: 858
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: 858
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: 858
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....
05-18-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Howard70

Hello Bikeme: I just received a set of SRM...

Hello Bikeme:

I just received a set of SRM X-Power pedals specifically designed for mountain bikes. I literally only have one short ride with them, but so far I really like the design and...
05-17-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Canker

Read up on the Powerpod on DC's site. That is...

Read up on the Powerpod on DC's site. That is about the only option that is easy to swap and cheap but last time I looked into it it wasn't great for MTBing.
...
05-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Most people consider power meters a road only...

Most people consider power meters a road only thing. Even though part of the way you train with one means using a PM to capture the stress from all the riding you do.

I bought a pedal based power...
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good...

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good option for this. There have been a couple of attempts to build power meters into shoes in the past, but those didn't really go anywhere. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Sy Reene

Marketing would say the Power Competition.....

Marketing would say the Power Competition.. faster but less robust (easier to flat). I'd choose the Power Endurance -- about the same speed and protection as the older Service Course.
05-09-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By SilverRubicon

If the sealant is leaking out of the spoke holes...

If the sealant is leaking out of the spoke holes then the tape has not been installed properly or is not adhering as it should. While many rims are tubeless ready, few come set up with tubeless...
05-08-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Steve B.

My experience was painful as yours. What I...

My experience was painful as yours. What I finally noticed is tubeless rims (at least my 3 pair) have a ledge, I.E. a raised platform on the floor of the rim, next to the rim sidewall that’s used to...
04-20-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By TakingMyTime

I understand where the OP is "coming from". The...

I understand where the OP is "coming from". The other day I decided on a short 14 mile ride East on Ball Road rather than jump on the SGRT down to PCH. I only passed 1 rider during the 14 miles,...
04-20-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you do not mind the additional miles and more...

If you do not mind the additional miles and more hills, since you are already in YL/AH area why not ride the Weir Cyn-Serrano-Katella-Santiago Cyn-El Toro-Laguna Cyn route that will dump you onto...
04-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list

Ignore list
04-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By skidder

Trestles is part of the San Onofre State Beach,...

Trestles is part of the San Onofre State Beach, so its closed. Even the surf area near the creek's outlet is closed (usually a walk-in from the end of El Camino Real in San Clemente). If you want...
04-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode SART last Sunday late morning for the first...

Rode SART last Sunday late morning for the first time in a year. After about a mile inland from PCH, it was wide open and little traffic all the way to Tustin Ave. No idiots blocking the path or...
04-19-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By beach_cycle

Newland is the best considering road condition,...

Newland is the best considering road condition, bike lanes/wide shoulder. It ends at Garden Grove, but coming via Jamboree is OK!

I avoid Beach; I've gone out as far as Buena Park and found Beach...
04-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By TakingMyTime

If you can find your way to Bushard that is my...

If you can find your way to Bushard that is my preferred way. I'm not quite sure but I believe due to bridge work over the 22 fwy (maybe 405?) you'll have to detour when you get to that point and...
04-13-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,755
Posted By BIKEREX

Very helpful...thanks! Your response and others...

Very helpful...thanks! Your response and others I've received have been informative, motivational, and very much appreciated.
04-12-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,755
Posted By jppe

I’m 67. The max HR I recorded under controlled...

I’m 67. The max HR I recorded under controlled conditions on a trainer was 194. But that was a few years ago. My average HR over 60-100 mile rides was typically 140 bpm. During 10 mile time trials...
03-01-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Bill in VA

Bravo! But wait, this is BF, you have to argue...

Bravo! But wait, this is BF, you have to argue and resist....:bang:
02-29-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you are concerned about the thickness of your...

If you are concerned about the thickness of your blood and stroke why not just see your MD and get tested? Baby aspirin is not without potential side effects....
02-25-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,158
Posted By TakingMyTime

Every year. Back when I rode it there was only...

Every year. Back when I rode it there was only the 100 miler. They probably turn away 3000 wannabe entrants. I haven't pulled up the website so I'm not sure how current or accurate I am but......
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By unionmade

I had a fair bit of foot numbness when I started...

I had a fair bit of foot numbness when I started riding, and got great help from a professional fitting on my bike. The fitter noticed that I was pointing my feet down while I pedaled, he likened it...
02-23-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,158
Posted By Manny66

Organizing a huge Bike Event is alot more then...

Organizing a huge Bike Event is alot more then just water and bananas being handed out.

Insurance cost, Cost of hiring Police Personnel to marshall the roads, and City Permit Expenses for all the...
02-20-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By canklecat

I use a rubber band or zip tie, whichever is...

I use a rubber band or zip tie, whichever is easier to find amid the clutter.
02-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By MNebiker

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the...

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the desired thickness - and stick it to the rim with a strip of masking tape. Both hands free to make adjustments . . . .
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