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08-21-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By ooga-booga

i was gonna call you late for the vuelta but...

i was gonna call you late for the vuelta but you've emerged from the swirling and nebulous mists of the interwebz just in the nick of time to fall off the podium.
08-21-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

^the sequoia np and thereabouts rides/pics you’ve...

^the sequoia np and thereabouts rides/pics you’ve posted in this thread and the “empty road ahead” road cycling thread are inspiration for a little visit in the near future.
08-20-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

not when it comes to bending an elbow or...

not when it comes to bending an elbow or descending like a misshapen melon rolling off a produce truck down a country hill..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 314,577
Posted By ooga-booga

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1695/722c7742_c055_489c_b125_ab3bec320cd7_7cf937c96401a8cc70be9f30c5c191a2a9ae5380.jpeg

descending camp 9 spur road climb back to little...
08-20-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By ooga-booga

^ surely you mean hasta, not hasty...¿?

^ surely you mean hasta, not hasty...¿?
08-20-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

took the train up to union station/dtown la and...

took the train up to union station/dtown la and started the first of three smallish rides. one was about 5 miles from union station to silverlake. hitched a ride with fellow forumite Tycho Brahe and...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9,467
Views: 1,951,230
Posted By ooga-booga

^in hono(u)r of that: cars-candy-o 1979 ...

^in hono(u)r of that:


cars-candy-o 1979


brian eno-taking tiger mountain by strategy 1974


gary numan-telekon 1980
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 942
Posted By ooga-booga

oh those old c & w songs...now i want some...

oh those old c & w songs...now i want some captain crunch.
08-19-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,443
Posted By ooga-booga

yuup. crazy bad intersections too like they wanna...

yuup. crazy bad intersections too like they wanna play frogger for giggles. can honestly say i've never seen a woman do it-only bros. shocked. shocked!
08-19-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By ooga-booga

only two i can think of are the boulevard race...

only two i can think of are the boulevard race out in east county and barrio logan just se of dtown san diego. zero idear about "upgrade points" tho.
08-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By ooga-booga

too many riders i wanted and a handful i had...

too many riders i wanted and a handful i had totally forgotten about that were must-haves. that plus more riders added today = paralysis by analysis
08-19-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By ooga-booga

going for the gt dubblefest...giro/vuelta. not as...

going for the gt dubblefest...giro/vuelta. not as optimistic as i was a month ago...there's a rider or two that i couldn't coax onto the roster
no matter how i tried to game the system. grrr...
08-19-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,443
Posted By ooga-booga

stop signs at the bottom of hills are my least...

stop signs at the bottom of hills are my least favorite but most frequent nemesis.
08-18-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

solana beach to encinitas and back along pch for...

solana beach to encinitas and back along pch for a grand total of just under ten miles. riding partner's very newish chain broke and it was too early
to wait around for any of the nearby bike shops...
08-18-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By ooga-booga

oops! used the league code from the rogue tdf...

oops! used the league code from the rogue tdf site (another great midlife moment) vs this usual site. of course it wouldn't work.
try league code 113691711 instead. it worked for the giro and the...
08-17-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By ooga-booga

Fantasy Vuelta + general Vuelta Discussion!

¡venga! ¡venga! ¡venga! it's heeerrre. vuelta season! fave gt of the year for a couple of reasons, most of which i have forgotten
but will quickly be reminded of by stage 2 or 3. we are, thankfully,...
08-16-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,774
Posted By ooga-booga

compared to rsm or laguna niguel, corona del mar...

compared to rsm or laguna niguel, corona del mar or laguna beach, yah. sjc, dana point, san clemente, mission viejo not cheap chickens either,
some (relative) value in parts of tustin, santa ana,...
08-16-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 206,062
Posted By ooga-booga

pretty close to perfection the first take. will...

pretty close to perfection the first take. will still try to catch the new release on the big screen because i think all cinema dorks/fans should and let the chips fall where they may. certain movies...
08-16-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 206,062
Posted By ooga-booga

i don't feel that it's more of a preference/this...

i don't feel that it's more of a preference/this one is best/worst situation. when you're dealing with a great film w/multiple versions, more is not always better than less but a different...
08-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By ooga-booga

the less you're on hwy 76 between the 15 fwy and...

the less you're on hwy 76 between the 15 fwy and harrah's rincon casino, the better. road carries a lot of traffic these days and shoulders are...what shoulders?
rice canyon and couser canyon...
08-14-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By ooga-booga

looks good. just make sure you’ve got enough...

looks good. just make sure you’ve got enough water/supplies to get you through the last 20 miles (nearly all your climbing) from temecula to valley center. i don’t think there’s any convenience...
08-13-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,774
Posted By ooga-booga

that comparable square footage in irvine sounds...

that comparable square footage in irvine sounds like $925k+
08-13-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

^yah, 30th (recently) and 28th (forever) streets...

^yah, 30th (recently) and 28th (forever) streets pretty beat up and definitely in need of repaving. it's just over a mile to ascend the 15 fwy bike path.
08-13-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,774
Posted By ooga-booga

probably. the cold in socal (despite my...

probably. the cold in socal (despite my protestations) isn't that bad. upper 50's/low 60's in winter from 10am-3pm is acceptable even tho i'll complain
until it's in the low 70's. traffic is what...
08-13-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

40+ metro san diego miles on monday and 50+ metro...

40+ metro san diego miles on monday and 50+ metro san diego miles on tuesday. not exactly a week of adventure.
08-13-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,614
Posted By ooga-booga

truth.

truth.
08-13-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,614
Posted By ooga-booga

local san diego brew. fall brewing 86’d ...

local san diego brew. fall brewing 86’d
pre-prohibition lager.
08-13-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By ooga-booga

i guess it depends exactly where in san diego you...

i guess it depends exactly where in san diego you live. between the ocean’s edge and the foothills (escondido, poway, lakeside, lemon grove, eastern chula vista) and south of camp pendleton to the...
08-13-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,774
Posted By ooga-booga

at least we can pump our own gasoline.

at least we can pump our own gasoline.
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By ooga-booga

looks like all the campgrounds in carson natl...

looks like all the campgrounds in carson natl forest are closed on the tuesday after labor day for the season. the ones in santa fe natl forest and some nearby state parks like hyde are open tho....
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By ooga-booga

in ballarat or the ballarat area-no. at least not...

in ballarat or the ballarat area-no. at least not that i saw and i was looking last time i drove thru there on trona wildrose/panamint valley rd 3 years ago for a potential cycling trip thru the...
08-10-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

believe it or not, harbor is actually better now...

believe it or not, harbor is actually better now than it used to be. still has a long ways to go before it can be categorized as "nice."


the bike path paralleling the 15 fwy from mission valley...
08-09-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

there is a more circuitous way heading north on...

there is a more circuitous way heading north on pacific hwy just after heading underneath the 5 fwy. take the flat frontage rd that forks right vs climbing up the ramp to the left. it takes you to...
08-08-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By ooga-booga

somehow survived a 6am-8am noodling and toodling...

somehow survived a 6am-8am noodling and toodling along with breakfast at norm’s in santa ana a month ago along with a ride-through a week later.
guess i just like to live dangerously. bring out your...
08-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

took the 7:48am coaster train from old town-san...

took the 7:48am coaster train from old town-san diego to oceanside. had ambitions of heading east and doing couser canyon, lilac rd and maybe del dios or questhaven/harmony grove
but as soon as i...
08-05-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By ooga-booga

a little 50-miler after dropping off the car in...

a little 50-miler after dropping off the car in mission valley for servicing. hit la mesa, bonita, chula vista, coronado and took the ferry
to dtown san diego, then rolled through balboa park and...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By ooga-booga

Any recommended roads and campsites in the Santa Fe/Taos area?

howdy! looking to hit the santa fe and taos areas first week of september. would ideally like to camp one or two nights and look to do 3-4 shortish, < 40 mile scenic (can be any mix of/or exclusively...
08-05-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By ooga-booga

still trying to figure out how chris horner won...

still trying to figure out how chris horner won it a
few years back. granted, a helluva rider but don’t remember him exactly having top-notch support. anything can happen and usually does in the...
08-05-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By ooga-booga

Another reminder pro cycling is a dangerous sport...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bjorg-lambrecht-dies-at-age-22/

r. i. p. bjorg.
Forum: Foo
08-05-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9,467
Views: 1,951,230
Posted By ooga-booga

santigold-santigold 2008 chicano...

santigold-santigold 2008

chicano batman-freedom is free 2017

saint etienne-boxette 2008

lucius-wildewoman 2013

black keys-el camino 2011
08-04-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By ooga-booga

all the jerseys will be total battles. the...

all the jerseys will be total battles. the intrateam battles with dqs, ineos, bora, jv, ef, astana and movistar should be interesting...
08-04-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By ooga-booga

vuelta is going to slay it, as usual. you thought...

vuelta is going to slay it, as usual. you thought the giro and the tour rocked? you ain’t seen nothing yet.
08-04-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By ooga-booga

Best three rides in Lake Tahoe area < 40 miles in length?

hay there. heading up to south lake tahoe late august and will have three mornings to go riding. time constraints will keep the road rides to under 3 hours/40 miles but not opposed to shortish 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,408
Posted By ooga-booga

no shame to be riding with the "b" group. they...

no shame to be riding with the "b" group. they are possibly having more fun and reaffirming their love for cycling. the "a" group maybe got more exercise, killed it and maximized their time/effort....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,408
Posted By ooga-booga

anything that gets people out of cars should be...

anything that gets people out of cars should be celebrated vs damned. personally not a fan of e-bikes but comparing them to non-motorized bicycles is silly.
we don't expect all cyclists to ride the...
08-03-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By ooga-booga

just dropped $70.02 on two (two!) matching selle...

just dropped $70.02 on two (two!) matching selle italia saddles with this particular model being very comfy (up to 141 miles) in the recent past.
not feeling particularly flush with two weeks of...
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By ooga-booga

go for it and kudos. sounds like your biggest...

go for it and kudos. sounds like your biggest issue besides the energy expenditure will be remembering exactly where you locked up the bike.
your impressions are the same as mine regarding boonies...
08-02-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,328
Posted By ooga-booga

guessing it's not the veggie supreme with a...

guessing it's not the veggie supreme with a gluten-free crust...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 314,577
Posted By ooga-booga

good to hear. usually, they're the worst in the...

good to hear. usually, they're the worst in the shade, near a body of water of any combo of the two. really would have
potentially only been a problem up by the store/waterfall/road's end on whitney...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,961
Posted By ooga-booga

nice to see this thread expectedly pop up again....

nice to see this thread expectedly pop up again. still swear by any of the rapha lightweight/flyweight jerseys along with their merino wool underliner.
durability is pretty good. hand-washing and...
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