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07-22-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

second rest day recap... dstrong (again, as tdf...

second rest day recap... dstrong (again, as tdf usual) at the top of the leaderboard with one4smoke closely and dangerously drafting without hands on the brakes.
slcbob still on the podium and...
07-22-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By ooga-booga

watch the vuelta then.

watch the vuelta then.
07-22-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By ooga-booga

irvine’s got a really nice intracity (apparently...

irvine’s got a really nice intracity (apparently not a word) dedicated bike paths network. the network turns to bike lanes once outside of irvine city limits. the city itself has the yale loop which...
07-21-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

sorry to hear about the incident, slcbob. hope...

sorry to hear about the incident, slcbob. hope you and the vehicle are okay.

stage fifteen...on the heels of my not prescient stage 14 pick of adam yates, iíll posit de gendt to win stage fifteen.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By ooga-booga

now till thanksgiving...especially if you are...

now till thanksgiving...especially if you are looking for sizes < 56 cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By ooga-booga

you'll be just fine and i doubt you'll really...

you'll be just fine and i doubt you'll really notice much difference between the two. rocking a '28 up front and a '25 in back on
a mid-80's steel bike that doesn't have clearance for the '28 in...
07-20-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage fourteen. yates. adam yates.

stage fourteen. yates. adam yates.
07-19-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

considering the efforts alaphilippe has put forth...

considering the efforts alaphilippe has put forth since the start of the tour, it is a surprise he won by as much as he did. we'll see how far down the yellow brick road he gets
channeling his inner...
07-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

well well well...surprises everywhere....

well well well...surprises everywhere. alaphilippe rides an inspired itt to stay in yellow. thomas finishes second but a minute ahead of his teammate (thatíll come in handy). wout goes whoops and one...
07-19-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By ooga-booga

i had been under the impression that rommelís...

i had been under the impression that rommelís asparagus comprised 2-3 different defenses established for the beach areas of western europe. what i was thinking of and what i actually encountered was...
07-19-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,997
Posted By ooga-booga

if it's over 90 degrees, will stay away from big...

if it's over 90 degrees, will stay away from big climbs (more than 4 miles long and 4%+ grade) and stay away from "boonies" rides unless i know for certain
that there is dependable...
07-19-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By ooga-booga

anyone renew their camp pendleton cyclists pass lately? requirements?

so my "inaugural" camp pendleton cyclists pass just expired and i'd like to renew it/get a new one.
anyone done this renewal yet? don't remember what we had to show to get it the first time...wasn't...
07-19-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By ooga-booga

much yes. don't ride with any clubs and nearly...

much yes. don't ride with any clubs and nearly always ride solo. not holding my breath tho.
i will say i did appreciate the nod to military history with the one eighth-sized rommel's asparagus...
07-19-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage thirteen itt...looks like thomas and wout...

stage thirteen itt...looks like thomas and wout woot are the biggest faves. kung, martin, pinot and porte less so but still up there. gotta go with
thomas ftw to open the gap between he and bernal...
07-18-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

^thereís a story brewing there...

^thereís a story brewing there...
07-18-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

bennett would be a good call for the stage win...

bennett would be a good call for the stage win with both climbing power and tt ability for those last 30 kms along with being 10+ mins down and no threat to the gc.
howevs...i surmised that team jv...
07-18-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage twelve...thinking de gendt, nibbles or ben...

stage twelve...thinking de gendt, nibbles or ben king. letís go with nibbles.
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 11:14 AM
07-17-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

slcbobís pick of ewan was the correct one. nice! ...

slcbobís pick of ewan was the correct one. nice!

my breakaway pick of calmejane held on for a while. oh well. thereís always stage twelve.
07-16-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By ooga-booga

what exactly is the revised ownership formula for...

what exactly is the revised ownership formula for e-bikes in coordination with non-e-bikes?? just n + 1 doesn't really apply anymore. is it (e + 1) + (n+1)?
(e + 1) -n? (e + 1) (n - 1)? the...
07-16-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By ooga-booga

super surprising. was just thinking how few first...

super surprising. was just thinking how few first week crashes there had been...
07-16-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By ooga-booga

i musta had 20-22 teen surfers pass me heading...

i musta had 20-22 teen surfers pass me heading the opposite direction in san clemente, ca today in the span of three miles...all on e-bikes and all with surfboards
and the applicable surfboard bike...
07-16-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage eleven...thinking a breakaway succeeds....

stage eleven...thinking a breakaway succeeds. wellens goes again but calmejane has been bery bery quiet. going with calmejane.
as much as i'd like to pick lampaert from dqs or naesen/gallopin from...
07-16-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

rest day recap... slcbob leading the pack...

rest day recap...

slcbob leading the pack with tim/onefor smoke in second and dstrong poised to potentially leapfrog either/both.

wout woot yet again. jumbo killed the first half of le tour....
07-16-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By ooga-booga

downtown la (via the 4:07am train) towards san...

downtown la (via the 4:07am train) towards san diego-again. camp pendleton closed due to military maneuvers so
hadda backtrack about 9 miles to get in a quality 17
miles on the 5 freeway. nice day....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,691,596
Posted By ooga-booga

a pair of vittoria zaffiro 23's. got 3,100 miles...

a pair of vittoria zaffiro 23's. got 3,100 miles (150 dirt miles) out of the last pair.

a little disturbed about how quickly the exterior of the rear tire disintegrated on a warmish (85+ degrees)...
07-15-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 76,281
Posted By ooga-booga

an easy 38 mile beer and bbq ride around metro...

an easy 38 mile beer and bbq ride around metro sd. mid/high 70's. humidity pretty decent. a little windy.
07-15-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

i def miss the usual format. i seem to remember...

i def miss the usual format. i seem to remember saying somewhere that i'd be happy skipping july and going straight to late august. viva la vuelta!
07-15-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage ten-sagan the hulk.

stage ten-sagan the hulk.
07-14-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

matthews has consistently been in the mix. real...

matthews has consistently been in the mix. real bummer about de marchi today.
07-14-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage nine...thinking barguil or the green...

stage nine...thinking barguil or the green bullet. let's go with barguil.
07-13-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By ooga-booga

have not ridden but it's on the "to-do" list. as...

have not ridden but it's on the "to-do" list. as i understand it, riding this normally (outside of a special event) entails at least a rear blinker light because
of tunnel(s)??

sounds awesome. i...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By ooga-booga

enjoy!!

enjoy!!
07-13-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By ooga-booga

now you know why so many of us *cough* me *cough*...

now you know why so many of us *cough* me *cough* use abbreviations or nicknames for the riders when "discussing" them.
07-13-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

the riders are losing weight during the tdf. if...

the riders are losing weight during the tdf. if you come in already lean...tejay has issues (who doesn't?) but i have a
renewed respect for him after this particular ride. looking for him to slay it...
07-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By ooga-booga

i guess it depends on if youíll be doing a...

i guess it depends on if youíll be doing a healthy mix of road and gravel/dirt or a majority of one or the other. the gravel/dirt will get you away from the cars and crowds but give you an excellent...
07-12-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

and tejay...whoa...riding 200+ kms after that...

and tejay...whoa...riding 200+ kms after that nasty hard crash early on. mega-kudos.
07-12-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

finally got one right. acorn found...now what do...

finally got one right. acorn found...now what do i do with it?
07-12-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage seven-dee gee.

stage seven-dee gee.
07-12-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By ooga-booga

thanks tunavic. your same day oc ride was big as...

thanks tunavic. your same day oc ride was big as well. thought we might have passed each other at some point but i don't remember
seeing a riding posse that large. may have been enjoying a mexican...
07-11-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By ooga-booga

small consolation when we coulda hadda free beer.

small consolation when we coulda hadda free beer.
07-10-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

stage six horrible prediction...helluva stage...

stage six horrible prediction...helluva stage this early in the tour. gonna wreak absolute havoc. lots of wiggles and giggles for the boys
to potentially wipe out on. going with bernal or uran. i'll...
07-10-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

did not see the sagan win coming. thought the...

did not see the sagan win coming. thought the course was too hard for the hard men. wrong again!!
07-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By ooga-booga

a 103 mile tour of orange county with fellow...

a 103 mile tour of orange county with fellow forumite Tycho Brahe dragging me along about 80 miles of it. took the train up from san diego to santa ana. rolled thru old towns of santa ana, orange and...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By ooga-booga

beautiful. thanks for posting. looking to get up...

beautiful. thanks for posting. looking to get up in that area first week of september but will just be skirting valles caldera with the road bike.
07-09-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pink+floyd+sm...

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pink+floyd+small+furry+animals+gathered+together+lyrics&&view=detail&mid=47E4A4007405FCDE0E3547E4A4007405FCDE0E35&&FORM=VDRVRV
07-09-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,391
Posted By ooga-booga

there are about a dozen riders that i fancy their...

there are about a dozen riders that i fancy their chances of taking stage five. it's got that flattish 10 km off of the last climb
which will be an eternity for a solo/small breakaway. some of my...
07-09-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By ooga-booga

we'll see what the coat hanger/mr. snowman has to...

we'll see what the coat hanger/mr. snowman has to say after stage six...
07-09-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By ooga-booga

julian mr. "i'll be there" is one of my fave...

julian mr. "i'll be there" is one of my fave riders. prob woulda been a 18-20 pointer in the usual format. matthews, the green bullet and sagan all shred as well and are comparably
priced usually....
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By ooga-booga

pity. there is a certain satisfaction to riding a...

pity. there is a certain satisfaction to riding a century. obviously, mountain centuries are harder/more demanding but hilly and flattish ones are still worthy.
it's also interesting to see how...
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