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07-16-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 867
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am a grinder at 6'2", 220# up long 4% to 8%...

I am a grinder at 6'2", 220# up long 4% to 8% grades. I hangout in the 34-23, 25, 28 combos on a 17# road bike and my cadence is in the 70's uphill.

This week my Kestrel RT-1000 is being modified...
07-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 19,135
Posted By CAT7RDR

This past week I had an opportunity to exchange...

This past week I had an opportunity to exchange pleasantries with a 70 something y/o gentleman riding up GMR-GRR in Angeles National Forest on an e-bike. He suffered an achilles tendon rupture a year...
07-12-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,185
Posted By CAT7RDR

Gran Fondo type rides once intrigued me. Now I...

Gran Fondo type rides once intrigued me. Now I ride the routes on my own time and enjoy the solitude and near empty roads on weekdays. I looked into a gran fondo recently and the fee was $130. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By CAT7RDR

Chafffing is when you are rubbbed raw. Thats...

Chafffing is when you are rubbbed raw. Thats whenn I use my Shammmy Buttter.
07-08-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 19,135
Posted By CAT7RDR

As in many debates in life, I found this so...

As in many debates in life, I found this so appropriate for this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hURbqFzgMR0
07-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By CAT7RDR

You would be surprised by the amount of heat...

You would be surprised by the amount of heat generated by a trainer.

Aim a small fan directly at the contact point between the tire and roller.
07-07-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,472
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am going through this right now helping my...

I am going through this right now helping my octogenarian mother go through holiday decorations that have been in boxes unused for 20 years. She won't part with them. Too many happy memories for her.
07-04-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 19,135
Posted By CAT7RDR

At 55 y/o I am not ready for an assist with an...

At 55 y/o I am not ready for an assist with an electric motor. I have done my research and my next modification after wearing out my 6800 50/34, 11-28 gearing is to have a more climbing friendly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,650
Posted By CAT7RDR

Reading this thread I realize I need to be more...

Reading this thread I realize I need to be more of a conservationist and repair punctured tubes.

From a safety standpoint, I never felt secure knowing I am riding on a patched tube. I only kept a...
07-02-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By CAT7RDR

I use a 50/34, 11-28 on my road bike and at 220#...

I use a 50/34, 11-28 on my road bike and at 220# I am able to grind my way up w/o too much strain. For me I just had to find the right balance in the 34-25 combo to keep a steady pace without burning...
07-01-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode up to the Village from the Equestrian Center...

Rode up to the Village from the Equestrian Center on the 29er this past Thursday morning. Very little traffic.

Felt was doing a promo shoot with several cyclists up on GRR.

Perfect day. Next...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,158
Posted By CAT7RDR

My most recent doggie chase was by a Rottweiler...

My most recent doggie chase was by a Rottweiler with ill intentions. I was riding up a one mile 6% grade at about the halfway point. No way I was going to outrun him. I unclipped and dismounted and...
06-22-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whenever these threads arise, I always wonder if...

Whenever these threads arise, I always wonder if the OP is afraid of his/her cycling bibs/shorts ripping and being fully exposed?

It is an honest question.

I frequently wear 2XU 3/4...
06-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,890
Posted By CAT7RDR

ATP Adenosine triphosphate in supplement form or...

ATP Adenosine triphosphate in supplement form or through my diet heavy in beets, kale, spinach and other cruciferous veggies.
06-13-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By CAT7RDR

The ABA merged with the NBA in 1976.

The ABA merged with the NBA in 1976.
06-13-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,296
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only thing I can add is I assume no one sees...

The only thing I can add is I assume no one sees me, or is distracted by their cell phone texting. I frequently yell out, "Bike, bike, bike" if I believe a motorist will merge into me or is driving...
06-12-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By CAT7RDR

At the south end of the lodge is a vending...

At the south end of the lodge is a vending machine that carries sports drinks and water. Take some single $.
06-11-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By CAT7RDR

AFAIK this is only a planned road closure. ...

AFAIK this is only a planned road closure.

This linky will confirm the closure.

https://dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/

Just remember that no cars does not mean no traffic.

When I rode a...
06-10-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By CAT7RDR

This will be my first on July 4. Had to get in...

This will be my first on July 4. Had to get in shape first, but have rode from the Equestrian Center to Mt Baldy Village thrice in May while the road was still closed.

I can see why riders fall in...
06-07-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,819
Posted By CAT7RDR

At least you don't ride Salmon style while...

At least you don't ride Salmon style while running red lights and stop signs.

Then, you would be a normal SoCal commuter bicyclist.
06-05-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,270
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sorry, did not see a group jersey but they likely...

Sorry, did not see a group jersey but they likely started in Whittier. I saw them once descending Turnbull on the Hacienda Heights side and again descending West Rd at Le Flore Drive. I did not find...
06-04-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,270
Posted By CAT7RDR

No plans just started riding in them thar local...

No plans just started riding in them thar local hills of Whittier-La Habra Heights on the 29er. Ran into a local women's group once on Turnbull Canyon and again on West Rd. Little traffic and some...
06-03-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,550
Posted By CAT7RDR

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has anti-bacterial...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has anti-bacterial properties and is good for diverticulitis and chain lube,

Who knew?

All my best info comes from bikeforums.net.
06-03-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sticks and stones. Throw that dog a bone. This...

Sticks and stones. Throw that dog a bone. This old man is riding home.
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By CAT7RDR

The ride up Hwy 395 to California State Route 158...

The ride up Hwy 395 to California State Route 158 (June Lake Loop) is a scenic ride. Hwy 395 has wide shoulders on this portion with rumble strips but you will encounter high speed truck traffic. The...
06-02-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By CAT7RDR

Unless you are riding in the mountains or wet...

Unless you are riding in the mountains or wet weather I do not see disc brakes as being a must have component.

Last year my brother purchased a slightly used 2017 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro with Ultegra...
05-30-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,088
Posted By CAT7RDR

Complacency sent me head over bars at a railroad...

Complacency sent me head over bars at a railroad crossing.

With me, complacency and fatigue leading to accidents are perfectly correlated.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,111
Posted By CAT7RDR

Let's see him change a Gatorskin on the rear rim....

Let's see him change a Gatorskin on the rear rim.

Not so easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,262
Posted By CAT7RDR

Experiment with what works for you. I just...

Experiment with what works for you. I just purchased a $20 long sleeve hi-vis jersey off Amazon. For $20 the fit, zipper, pockets and sleeve length all work for me.

I'm a twice a week rec rider, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,496
Posted By CAT7RDR

Honestly, I think Fuji got it right. Nice looking...

Honestly, I think Fuji got it right. Nice looking bike!

Maybe a Kit that pops will change her mind?

Accessorize.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

I owned two Le Tours a 1986 and 1987. I rode them...

I owned two Le Tours a 1986 and 1987. I rode them for about five years each. Both were 12-speeds with 52/42 crank sets. Just a basic somewhat heavy steel bike I abused on city streets.

To be...
05-18-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,498
Posted By CAT7RDR

If one has the presumption that MUPs were paved...

If one has the presumption that MUPs were paved for cyclists, there is no help available to cope with the cognitive dissonance. :crash:
05-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,539
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have had good results with Better than Blue...

I have had good results with Better than Blue sold by Swanson's for muscle soreness and arthritis.
...
05-16-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,621
Posted By CAT7RDR

My big ride prep includes a bedtime dose of...

My big ride prep includes a bedtime dose of magnesium, calcium, potassium, Move Free, Benadryl, melatonin and Ibuprofen with yogurt and a quart of water. This all helps with restorative sleep and...
05-15-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,010
Posted By CAT7RDR

The more I get into road cycling the less I will...

The more I get into road cycling the less I will be willing to pay for a bike.

My next bike will be used, under $1,000, steel and I will be happy with Tiagra/Deore level components.
05-12-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By CAT7RDR

I did this on a skateboard with my Irish Setter...

I did this on a skateboard with my Irish Setter as a kid. What a blast!

Trust me. Try it on a skateboard.
05-12-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,939
Posted By CAT7RDR

Only I advice I can offer is staying mindful to...

Only I advice I can offer is staying mindful to unclip when you are exhausted at the end of a ride.

I learned that lesson.
05-10-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CAT7RDR

"A bike ride a day keeps the doctor away." ...

"A bike ride a day keeps the doctor away."

Who knew? :thumb:
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By CAT7RDR

So how many "End of the Road" tours do you think...

So how many "End of the Road" tours do you think KISS will have?

I remember The Who in 1983 doing the same thing. How did that work out?

Like the shirt. Keep it mint. It will be a joke shirt...
05-06-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,939
Posted By CAT7RDR

Not too crazy about all the soy in Clif Bars. ...

Not too crazy about all the soy in Clif Bars.

Prefer the Nature's Bakery Blueberry Fig Bars easy energy and they are a bargain.

Picky Bars are expensive but a special treat.
05-05-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,162
Posted By CAT7RDR

I got back into road cycling about four years ago...

I got back into road cycling about four years ago after a 25 year absence and noticed just how damned competitive recreational cyclists can be.

I referred to them as CAT6 racers and decided I...
04-30-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,578
Posted By CAT7RDR

No self-respecting serious road cyclist would be...

No self-respecting serious road cyclist would be caught dead on an urban MUP. :popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By CAT7RDR

https://www.tourofcalifornia.org/

https://www.tourofcalifornia.org/
04-27-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,019
Posted By CAT7RDR

After a few concussions I have no desire to tempt...

After a few concussions I have no desire to tempt fate. I keep my max speed to under 40 mph and mostly 35 mph.
04-23-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,153
Posted By CAT7RDR

Here are my $.02.. First, 100 miles is...

Here are my $.02..

First, 100 miles is certainly a worthy goal and one that once attained you will gain a sense of self-satisfaction and a healthy pride of confidence in reaching this achievement....
03-27-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,506
Posted By CAT7RDR

Last resort of course. In Cally one is required...

Last resort of course. In Cally one is required to escape the situation if one can. However, if assault is imminent, I am justified to protect myself in public. Pepper gel really is a good deterrent...
03-27-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By CAT7RDR

My red-green color blindness has not presented...

My red-green color blindness has not presented any issues with road cycling. Red and green blend with each other when objects are close together. It kept me out of potential law enforcement and...
03-27-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,506
Posted By CAT7RDR

"Sticks and Stones." I keep a small canister...

"Sticks and Stones."

I keep a small canister of pepper gel handy in a jersey pocket just in case it turns into more than words.
02-17-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By CAT7RDR

I would like to get my Clyde Azz up GMR-GRR to Mt...

I would like to get my Clyde Azz up GMR-GRR to Mt Baldy Village this spring.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By CAT7RDR

Nothing quite like a face full of pigeon under a...

Nothing quite like a face full of pigeon under a freeway bridge. Feathers flew. Now I duck!
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