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09-21-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 511
Posted By bargo68

Got my directions futzed up. I meant north of...

Got my directions futzed up. I meant north of SFD.

https://goo.gl/maps/9eq5CT76j5Pe5D1GA

I drive that road quite often to get to Novato from Fairfax and I've seen some very hairy close calls...
09-21-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 511
Posted By bargo68

I ride that bridge twice a day four times a week....

I ride that bridge twice a day four times a week. It's smack dab in the middle of my commute and when the wind kicks up, it can be a stone b*tch.
09-20-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 511
Posted By bargo68

I'm wishing you good luck. Be extra on-point,...

I'm wishing you good luck. Be extra on-point, drivers are fast and crazy on that stretch.
09-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 511
Posted By bargo68

Feeling lucky, punk? Seriously: that and...

Feeling lucky, punk?

Seriously: that and Nicasio road east of Sir Francis Drake are basically suicide.
09-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,270
Posted By bargo68

Huffy 'Judge 5' ...

Huffy 'Judge 5'


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and she'd park it here:

...
09-14-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,491
Posted By bargo68

NOPE! ...

NOPE!


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Forum: Commuting
09-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,469
Posted By bargo68

Road bike to commute? Yes please!! I do 150-200...

Road bike to commute? Yes please!!
I do 150-200 a week on 32mm tires at 75 psi front, 80 psi back. This week with the air quality getting worse on the west coast, I might be taking the car on days...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,678
Posted By bargo68

My commute is just under 25 miles each way. It...

My commute is just under 25 miles each way. It will take me between 1 hour 20 to about 1 hour 50 depending on which bike I take and how I feel that day. I do generally push myself and a slower ride...
09-04-20, 05:58 PM
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By bargo68

No science, just casual observation: yes, drivers...

No science, just casual observation: yes, drivers are more erratic, aggressive and dangerous. There is a lot of ambient stress and anxiety on the planet right now and many people take their tortured...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,522
Posted By bargo68

52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.

52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By bargo68

Niceholes will BUST UP YOUR FLOW!!!!! :mad:

Niceholes will BUST UP YOUR FLOW!!!!! :mad:
08-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By bargo68

I only run when I am chased by something.

I only run when I am chased by something.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 10:39 AM
08-19-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,792
Posted By bargo68

https://hbr.org/2011/02/arguing-is-pointless.html

https://hbr.org/2011/02/arguing-is-pointless.html
08-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,518
Posted By bargo68

Not mentioned yet are abdominal exercises like...

Not mentioned yet are abdominal exercises like sit-ups, crunches, etc.... While it has not been scientifically proven that these exercises specifically target waistline/belly fat, they are great for...
08-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By bargo68

Hi kermisking- Thanks for the info! I actually...

Hi kermisking-
Thanks for the info! I actually reached out to Eddy Martens and here is his response via email:

Beste ,
het frame is van 1996 , gemaakt in columbus buis sl .
De vork is...
08-15-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,545
Posted By bargo68

A bit low-brow, but Panaracer Pasela tour guard...

A bit low-brow, but Panaracer Pasela tour guard 700c on a Sun CR18 rim. For just a moment a thought I had accidentally bought a 27" wheelset.
08-15-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By bargo68

No prob. I realize 23mm tires are a bit passe...

No prob. I realize 23mm tires are a bit passe now, but I have a couple frames that won't go larger than 25 and these seem like a cheap, fun experiment in suppleness.
We'll see...
08-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By bargo68

Soma Supple Vitesse 23mm tires $14.28

Soma Fab shop blowing these out.
https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/soma-tire-supple-vitesse-sl-700c-kv-2597
Got myself a couple pair for projects.
08-13-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,481
Posted By bargo68

My daily commute is 2 x 25 mi. and I'm out of the...

My daily commute is 2 x 25 mi. and I'm out of the house by 8:30. It has been getting hotter here in Nor Cal, but not too bad yet here by the coast. Every day I ride I also make a smoothie: 1 banana,...
08-06-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,789
Posted By bargo68

Hey! You look like George Thorogood! ...

Hey! You look like George Thorogood!

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You don't look very happy in the...
08-01-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,789
Posted By bargo68

Yup! And who doesn't love TITS!!! TITS = Time...

Yup! And who doesn't love TITS!!!
TITS = Time In The Saddle.
TITS and LSD, didn't Frank Zappa write a song like that? :foo:
Maybe not....
07-31-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By bargo68

Well it came out looking very nice! :thumb:

Well it came out looking very nice! :thumb:
07-31-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By bargo68

Indeed-I should have added that Simple Green is...

Indeed-I should have added that Simple Green is sold as a concentrate and needs to be watered down substantially. Different ratios for different applications.
07-31-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By bargo68

Simple Green.

Simple Green.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,624
Posted By bargo68

No improvement because except for padded liners...

No improvement because except for padded liners under cutoff jeans, I don't wear cycling kit. I wear strictly merino wool up top, either a T or long sleeve base layer, so no real difference. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,624
Posted By bargo68

I have a family history with several types of...

I have a family history with several types of cancer in it, skin being one of them. This summer I have started wearing a very thin, form fitting 100% merino base layer with a quarter zip and the...
07-30-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By bargo68

Thanks! Yup, that's the brown. The honey was too...

Thanks! Yup, that's the brown. The honey was too light for my battered Brooks.
07-29-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By bargo68

I love my Acorn bags! Handlebar bag and tool roll...

I love my Acorn bags! Handlebar bag and tool roll on my Cannondale.

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...
07-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,789
Posted By bargo68

But apparently Ray's cool with LSD......

But apparently Ray's cool with LSD......
07-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By bargo68

Another affordable and comfortable (for me)...

Another affordable and comfortable (for me) option, the Charge Spoon:
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07-25-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By bargo68

Down tube is an easier grab for me. Also, a frame...

Down tube is an easier grab for me. Also, a frame pump runs up the seat tube on a couple of my bikes.
07-22-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,192
Posted By bargo68

The daily driver. I have a matching Acorn...

The daily driver. I have a matching Acorn handlebar bag in front that carries wallet, phone, wind jacket, Covid mask, snacks and Lezyne mini pump.
The tool roll:

...
07-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By bargo68

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
07-15-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By bargo68

Limited work hours for me (3 days a week), so I...

Limited work hours for me (3 days a week), so I dedicated the full distance of my daily commute to the bike. I'm now averaging about 150-200 miles a week, up from 50. I've lost 10 pounds and gotten...
07-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19,623
Views: 3,211,225
Posted By bargo68

Hey y'all, watch this!!!

Hey y'all, watch this!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By bargo68

There was a dead fish on my route. Fresh, but...

There was a dead fish on my route. Fresh, but dead. This was about a month ago. It's moved about 30 yards up the path, is completely desiccated and the head has come off, but is still near the body. ...
07-10-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,316
Posted By bargo68

I could never trust a bike with something like...

I could never trust a bike with something like that. I would never feel comfortable riding hard or taking a fast descent. It might be absolutely nothing, but I would never have peace of mind. ...
07-09-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,494
Posted By bargo68

I have a Cannondale st-1000 with 32mm Panaracer...

I have a Cannondale st-1000 with 32mm Panaracer tires at about 60 to 65 psi and it rides great! It's fast and nimble for how long the wheel base is, and the frame is stiff enough to slightly...
07-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,749
Posted By bargo68

Don't be a p*ssy!!! ...

Don't be a p*ssy!!!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,095
Posted By bargo68

Yes, I carry one but do not wear one when I ride.

Yes, I carry one but do not wear one when I ride.
07-05-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,713
Posted By bargo68

We appreciate your candor.

We appreciate your candor.
07-03-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,084
Posted By bargo68

This last bit about meeting away from your home...

This last bit about meeting away from your home is now standard practice for me. I've dealt with a few spooky characters lately and I'm REALLY glad they don't know where I live!
07-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,040
Posted By bargo68

English: Veloshaming. German:...

English: Veloshaming.

German: Fahrradweltscherezmachen.
07-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,892
Posted By bargo68

I was going to say that you cannot properly call...

I was going to say that you cannot properly call it a "grail bike" if it does not fit you, but Wildwood beat me to it.



I work at a musical instrument store and we have a term for guys (yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By bargo68

The Cross Check is a great "do-all" bike. I have...

The Cross Check is a great "do-all" bike. I have mine set up with fenders, front and rear racks and a sub-compact cranket (46/30) and wide range cassette (11/34) in back so it will pretty much go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By bargo68

For me, getting 2 flats in a month is frequent....

For me, getting 2 flats in a month is frequent. For reference, I usually ride about 150-200 miles a week, using several different bikes. As far as the Gator Skins are concerned, I had 700 x 28 Gator...
06-30-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58,180
Views: 8,498,645
Posted By bargo68

Thanks for that! Just got 2 myself.

Thanks for that! Just got 2 myself.
06-28-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By bargo68

I think so. My evening commute is made or broken...

I think so. My evening commute is made or broken by it. Or lack thereof....
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