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10-24-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,376
Posted By CAT7RDR

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when...

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when absolutely necessary. Kind of like your last resort. I carry $60-$80 for a taxi/Uber if need be. On my main ride I also use SPD pedals so I can walk...
10-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,376
Posted By CAT7RDR

What is your trepidation about changing a tube? I...

What is your trepidation about changing a tube? I am slow as molasses but get through it in 20 minutes. Had a flat yesterday 15 miles from home; that would have been a helluva walk instead of just...
10-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

48 slow miles and 2800 ft of climb into an off...

48 slow miles and 2800 ft of climb into an off shore breeze on the north SGRT with a slow leak flat from a staple in my rear tire. Man I'm dragging today. Whoops the rear tire is getting squishy....
10-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,098
Posted By CAT7RDR

OP: Of course. Why do you ask? What is your story?

OP: Of course. Why do you ask? What is your story?
10-20-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,439
Posted By CAT7RDR

My first bike in 25 years was a 37 lbs hardtail...

My first bike in 25 years was a 37 lbs hardtail 29'er I use as a comfort bike. As long as you have enough gears, battle tanks are fun.
10-20-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By CAT7RDR

I was thinking of investing in a space helmet for...

I was thinking of investing in a space helmet for my longer rides. :D
https://partycity.scene7.com/is/image/PartyCity/290233
10-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By CAT7RDR

OP: So what does the hockey helmet offer...

OP: So what does the hockey helmet offer protection wise that is better than say a MIPS bike helmet?
10-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Meandered my way around Whittier Hills, Diamond...

Meandered my way around Whittier Hills, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills and La Habra Heights to the tune of 60+ miles and 6500 ft of climb. Started foggy and ended up sunny. Turnbull Cyn is busy but few...
10-17-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By CAT7RDR

I was stung once on the upper gum by a bee....

I was stung once on the upper gum by a bee. Learned my lesson about free protein while riding. ;)
10-13-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have my eyes and legs aimed for an Encanto Park...

I have my eyes and legs aimed for an Encanto Park to Wrightwood out and back for awhile.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34408622

I could actually see Dawson Saddle this morning so the air is...
10-11-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just trying to get a little stronger in the...

Just trying to get a little stronger in the Whittier-Puente Hills, 50 miles and 6400 feet of climb according to ridewithgps. Garmin likes to give me more but I think 8.8K+ is inflated. Typical Sunday...
10-10-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,436
Posted By CAT7RDR

Bring your brain on every ride. That is, be...

Bring your brain on every ride. That is, be mindful of potential hazards and assume you are not seen by others. Also bring your voice and do not be afraid to yell at cars that might be distracted on...
10-09-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,197
Posted By CAT7RDR

Upon my 98th mile of a planned 108 mile century,...

Upon my 98th mile of a planned 108 mile century, I was being careless and did not intersect a RxR crossing at a right angle. I was stopped in my tracks from about 15 mph (punny) and flew over my bike...
10-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,636
Posted By CAT7RDR

If I am on the road early, the sunrises over the...

If I am on the road early, the sunrises over the San Gabriel Mtns can be epic!
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10-04-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Over Turnbull Cyn, down SGRT, PCH South to SART...

Over Turnbull Cyn, down SGRT, PCH South to SART north and found my way back through La Habra Heights and home. 85 miles and 3700 ft of climb. This ride lacked scenery and next time I'll make the trip...
10-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,662
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only thing I noticed on the SGRT this morning...

The only thing I noticed on the SGRT this morning south of Dunlop Crossing to the beach is a lot more traffic and unsteady newer riders that slow to almost a stop going up the under bridge ramps....
09-29-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By CAT7RDR

I try to not be a total tool when passing. A...

I try to not be a total tool when passing. A "good morning" or a compliment about their bikes goes a long way. I'm not racing anyone so sometimes I will ask about their route or where else they ride?...
09-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,012
Posted By CAT7RDR

True. Then, there are the naysayers in the family...

True. Then, there are the naysayers in the family that do not exercise, get fat, take meds, die early and pontificate on all the bad aspects about cyclists. This just makes me want to get away from...
09-27-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,201
Posted By CAT7RDR

I was a fat ugly mess and needed to eat less and...

I was a fat ugly mess and needed to eat less and do something for my health.
09-27-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rolled out the door to ride the Whittier Hills...

Rolled out the door to ride the Whittier Hills and La Habra Heights Loop. Heavy traffic of roadies and MTB'ers on Turnbull Cyn, makes sense since Hwy 39 and I think GMR/GRR are closed to all. Sought...
09-23-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,427
Posted By CAT7RDR

Because the bike manufacturers supply the bikes...

Because the bike manufacturers supply the bikes to the pro teams as part of their marketing strategy? If Trek or Specialized wanted to bring back steel bikes to the masses, they could R+D awesome...
09-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By CAT7RDR

I admit to using a 24-34 combo riding up to the...

I admit to using a 24-34 combo riding up to the Ski Lifts on Mt Baldy Rd on my MTB. So yes, 15% grades makes a triple come in handy.
09-22-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,992
Posted By CAT7RDR

To the OP: Funny, I was going on more hilly hikes...

To the OP: Funny, I was going on more hilly hikes and dog walks due to extreme heat and smoke. Rode 38 miles and climbed 5K ft for my first ride in two weeks and it was a damn struggle. I now realize...
09-20-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

First time on a bike in two weeks and I sure was...

First time on a bike in two weeks and I sure was sluggish. Good air quality and dozens of mtn bikers and road cyclists out and about in Turnbull Cyn. Managed a slow 38 miles and 5K of climb....
09-13-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,089
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have yet to gravel ride specifically but I can...

I have yet to gravel ride specifically but I can see the allure. Some of the pics posted on BF are nothing short of epic! The scenery alone is worth consideration. I do not see myself buying another...
09-12-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,006
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 240 this morning. Has gone up 40+ points in...

AQI 240 this morning. Has gone up 40+ points in 24 hours. I am going for a power walk with a N95 industrial mask and see if I can manage not to fog up my glasses or have eye irritation. A bike ride...
09-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,006
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 208 this morning and smokey. Walked the dog...

AQI 208 this morning and smokey. Walked the dog one mile and eyes started to tear up. Can't fathom a long bike ride would not cause a lot of sinus-lung irritation.
09-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,921
Posted By CAT7RDR

Guys like that usually have a long history of...

Guys like that usually have a long history of anger related crimes. Doubt it is limited to MUPS.
09-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,308
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just remember to tuck your jersey in your tighty...

Just remember to tuck your jersey in your tighty whities like the pros do. ;)
09-07-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By CAT7RDR

Giro Berm $75 on Amazon and Giro website.

Giro Berm $75 on Amazon and Giro website.
09-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,127
Posted By CAT7RDR

I did not plan on it but had a whim to do hill...

I did not plan on it but had a whim to do hill repeats on a local canyon road and climbed 9,156 ft in 55 miles. If I had planned my liquids and nutrition better, I think 10K will be possible when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,199
Posted By CAT7RDR

Okay, you convinced me. I will give Michelin a...

Okay, you convinced me. I will give Michelin a try next time on my Peloton. I had a set of Michelin Sport Radials on my sports coupe and they lasted 80K miles and still had some mileage left on them....
09-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did 7 repeats east/west on and around Turnbull...

Did 7 repeats east/west on and around Turnbull Cyn. Just one mulie deer today but perfect morning before the heat comes back for the weekend. 111F forecasted for Sat/Sun. About two dozen riders out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,199
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm not racing anyone so why do I give two cents...

I'm not racing anyone so why do I give two cents what tire you choose to go faster? So what I lose some watts. I'm in it for my health and with arthritic hands, the last thing I want to do is be...
08-31-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,540
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^ The Lazer helmet was toast after I dropped...

^^^^^^ The Lazer helmet was toast after I dropped a chain and went over a curb and landed upside down on the side of my head, neck and back. My Camelbak still had water in it and also took some of...
08-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Was off the bike for two weeks due to inflamed...

Was off the bike for two weeks due to inflamed metatarsal pads and an arthritic left knee. Glad to be back on the bike after some rehab and getting a pair of insoles with a proper arch and metatarsal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,072
Posted By CAT7RDR

Exactly! Some of us are older, heavier and damn...

Exactly! Some of us are older, heavier and damn glad just to complete a hard climb. The mountains keep on giving back the more I ascend.

Do you find yourself getting lost in the beauty of a...
08-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sounds to me like you need to buy a new wheel...

Sounds to me like you need to buy a new wheel set/cassette to go with those new tires just to make it simple and not have to go through the bother of changing tires. :thumb:
08-21-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By CAT7RDR

I think the air quality is really poor right now...

I think the air quality is really poor right now in the San Gabriels due to the Ranch2 Fire.
08-21-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

The heat and smoke has really put a hitch into...

The heat and smoke has really put a hitch into cycling in much of So Cal lately except for that coastal strand between Oceanside and Cabrillo. Looks rather enticing and I have not been down there to...
08-17-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By CAT7RDR

My body mass is 2.78 and I average over 100 ft of...

My body mass is 2.78 and I average over 100 ft of climb per mile. I hated and avoided hills/mountains when I first started riding in 2015 and now I go out of my way to find hills. I alternate between...
08-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Headed out from home at 0500 to checkout my...

Headed out from home at 0500 to checkout my lighting system and beat the heat. Caught the sunrise in Turnbull Canyon but no deer today just a dead coyote that was not wily nor Wile E.

Looped back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By CAT7RDR

The Great American Ape is no fairy tale. Glad you...

The Great American Ape is no fairy tale. Glad you made it back to your car. :D
08-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,688
Posted By CAT7RDR

I finally realized a use for a third tire lever...

I finally realized a use for a third tire lever with Gatorskins.
08-14-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ +1 on the freeway access points. I find too...

^^^^^ +1 on the freeway access points. I find too many fatalities nationwide in these conditions. Sometimes they are difficult to avoid without going several miles out of your way. Case in point...
08-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Kind of par for the course in SoCal? Glad...

^^^^^ Kind of par for the course in SoCal? Glad it was nothing more. Drivers who intentionally create close passes are sadistic. I ponder that some of the hit and runs were flat out intentional....
08-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,309
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whatever gets you out on the road. Truth be told,...

Whatever gets you out on the road. Truth be told, you could get two amazing vintage steel bikes for that amount of coin if you knew bikes. Since you likely do not, overpay for that shiny carbon piece...
08-08-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,718
Posted By CAT7RDR

I look to the sky. If I see Turkey Vultures...

I look to the sky. If I see Turkey Vultures circling, I get the hint.
08-06-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 53,460
Posted By CAT7RDR

Took a loopy spin from home up to GMR. Takes me...

Took a loopy spin from home up to GMR. Takes me 32 miles to get to the south base of GMR. More of a challenge for me with some miles on my legs. Oh well, 80 miles and 6.7K ft of climb on a glorious...
08-04-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,103
Posted By CAT7RDR

I just take my Terrier for a 2 mile walk if I am...

I just take my Terrier for a 2 mile walk if I am at 60 miles and call it my metric brick.
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