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02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,021
Posted By Biker395

Stay off arterials. Use a mirror and have an...

Stay off arterials.
Use a mirror and have an escape route.
Do not pass anyone or anything on the right (left for you Brits et al)
Don't run stop signs.
Give pedestrians a wide birth and expect...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre...

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre stuff Iíve never seen before. Turns out it was Muskís Starlight satellite constellation.

...
02-11-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,702
Posted By Biker395

Ah ... this is a better pix of what snow...

Ah ... this is a better pix of what snow shoveling can be for me. Ugh. Good luck with that ...
...
02-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ... ...

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ...

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02-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,817
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed...

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed system, and am completely happy with it. I am not feeling the siren call of disc brakes or eshifting.

But it sounds as if both are attractive and...
02-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,159
Posted By Biker395

Mine are all rafter hooks in the garage or...

Mine are all rafter hooks in the garage or sitting in the family room to be admired.

At some point, I'll be in the same boat, so I'm interested in the answers too. :thumb:
02-02-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,034
Posted By Biker395

I was just telling a friend that I have had 11...

I was just telling a friend that I have had 11 broken bones in my life, and that is counting 4 broken ribs as a single break.

LOTS of broken bones. But no hardware.
02-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

View from the trail ... ...

View from the trail ...
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02-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

Riding near Santa Barbara ...

Riding near Santa Barbara

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01-29-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By Biker395

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to...

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to go down to 3 days a week. We share overhead expenses equally, so if I'm working 3 days a week, we have to come to another arrangement. Maybe pay 3/5...
01-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By Biker395

Sooo conflicted over retirement. We can...

Sooo conflicted over retirement.

We can afford it now. But what would I do with myself ... especially in the middle of a pandemic? I've been working since I was 12 years old, even through two...
01-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,540
Posted By Biker395

Haven't been able to use smartphone without...

Haven't been able to use smartphone without reading glasses for a while, but I don't think that has anything to do with not using sunglasses. It's old age, lots of reading, and lenses that are less...
01-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Biker395

Totally doable. Get to the point where you can do...

Totally doable. Get to the point where you can do 100 in reasonable comfort, then go for it.

Start early (bring lights), eat and drink often, and have fun.
01-25-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Biker395

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely...

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely possible to do your first DC at over 60. How doable?

It depends on the DC. Some are quite a challenge ... lots of climbing and an aggressive time...
01-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,654
Posted By Biker395

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her...

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her fiancť, the other. Good excuse for N+1. :thumb:
01-25-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,593
Posted By Biker395

:lol: I'm only laughing because I am not far...

:lol:

I'm only laughing because I am not far behind you. I get it!
01-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,593
Posted By Biker395

Truth is ... I'll probably reach the point where...

Truth is ... I'll probably reach the point where I should go for an ebike before I actually will. I was telling a non-cycling friend about the odd mentality involved last weekend driving around in...
01-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,593
Posted By Biker395

No ebike for me yet either, but that day may come...

No ebike for me yet either, but that day may come if I don't kill myself first.

On the issue of training, you would be surprised ... I was. I know a guy who could barely finish double centuries...
01-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel...

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel Mountains. It isn't often you can ride at near 8000 feet without snow and with only a windbreaker ... so we took advantage.

...
01-19-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,758
Posted By Biker395

It depends on the temps. If it was particularly...

It depends on the temps. If it was particularly hot, a beer tastes good. If it was particularly cold, hot coffee or an irish coffee sounds good. Otherwise make mine a Mt. Dew.
01-17-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,890
Posted By Biker395

I run 52-42-30 triple with an 11-28. I stay...

I run 52-42-30 triple with an 11-28.

I stay in the middle ring on modest or short climbs and reserve the big ring for descents. For long climbs, I go right down to the 30t granny gear and keep it...
01-17-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,227
Posted By Biker395

Howdy, Liberty. :thumb:

Howdy, Liberty. :thumb:
01-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,702
Posted By Biker395

^ lol I live in SoCal, and we don't get much...

^ lol

I live in SoCal, and we don't get much snow. But in more snowy years, I find myself having to shovel my car out of 3+ feet of snow up in the Sierra.

Yea, I see why people have heart...
01-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,367
Posted By Biker395

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time...

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time to respond. So even if I had the reflexes of a cat (and I surely don't), I'm not so sure a crash strategy would have helped.

BTW: There is...
01-12-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Biker395

Starting at a very young age, I had travelust. ...

Starting at a very young age, I had travelust. Since I was waaay too young to even consider driving, I pined and dreamed about riding bikes long distances. I think I watched Easy Rider too many...
01-11-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

Beautiful warm day yesterday. ...

Beautiful warm day yesterday.

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01-11-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

Yes! No more COVID-related closures, and...

Yes!

No more COVID-related closures, and Iím now feeling good enough, so Iím going for it. Doing a couple of days a week first, then Iíll bump it up more. :thumb:
01-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,670
Posted By Biker395

5-6

5-6
01-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

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01-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,860
Posted By Biker395

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel...

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel much older.
01-08-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By Biker395

You are using paraphrases to put words in my...

You are using paraphrases to put words in my mouth. I didn't say that people who are "concerned" are the most dangerous virus. I said that people who promulgate misinformation are. There is a...
01-08-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By Biker395

I must say ... this is disturbing. Sometimes, I...

I must say ... this is disturbing. Sometimes, I think misinformation and those that disseminate it are the most dangerous virus. :-(
...
01-07-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By Biker395

Or, maybe the virus does what viruses do (and...

Or, maybe the virus does what viruses do (and what people have been saying all along that they might do ... and what flu viruses do as well) and has, in fact, mutated?

No ... so much easier to...
01-04-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Biker395

I guess there are Chinese as gullible as some...

I guess there are Chinese as gullible as some Americans. Peachy.
01-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By Biker395

What do you miss from the before times? ...

What do you miss from the before times?

Personal contact with the public. Going out to dinner. Travel.

What's better now?

1. More folks can work from home.
2. Iím walking more in the...
12-30-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Biker395

Self-righteous schadenfreude.

Self-righteous schadenfreude.
12-30-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,332
Posted By Biker395

Being more cautious, and considering: 1. ...

Being more cautious, and considering:

1. Avoiding riding.
2. Wearing a mask everywhere ... even in situations where it wasn't previously required (because of the more contagious variant now in...
12-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Biker395

That truly sucks. If you've ever seen...

That truly sucks. If you've ever seen interviews of her, she comes across as charmingly honest and human (besides being crazy beautiful). RIP.
12-28-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By Biker395

I think the reasons for the waxing and waning of...

I think the reasons for the waxing and waning of COVID infections is something epidemiologists will be studying for some time. I was watching a documentary on the Spanish Flu last night, and they...
12-27-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By Biker395

Nonsense. January is going to be cruel, but...

Nonsense.

January is going to be cruel, but there is every reason to believe it will improve from that point forward.
12-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

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12-25-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Biker395

Unfortunately lockdowns are like locks ... they...

Unfortunately lockdowns are like locks ... they only work for people inclined to comply. 😥
12-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,659
Posted By Biker395

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12-24-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,357
Posted By Biker395

I used to do about 10,000 miles a year. About...

I used to do about 10,000 miles a year. About 1/2 of that in my commute, and the other half on pleasure rides.

This year? Hard to say (Iím not crazy about keeping track) but Iíd estimate maybe...
12-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Biker395

IMHO, it all depends on vaccine availability,...

IMHO, it all depends on vaccine availability, implementation and effectiveness. Best case, I can see things returning to normal by mid summer 2021. Worse case (virus mutation, unexpected serious...
12-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. That is scary. Itís my...

Yikes. That is scary.

Itís my understanding that it may take as long as 2 weeks for symptoms to appear. Weíre you essentially isolated the week before as well?
12-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By Biker395

Iím walking a lot more nowadays. Itís a nice...

Iím walking a lot more nowadays. Itís a nice change of pace.
...
12-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Biker395

I dunno why anyone is surprised with this. I...

I dunno why anyone is surprised with this. I read of the predicted ďdouble whammyĒ of COVID and flu, and wondered ... wouldnít all the COVID protocols keep flu infections lower this season than...
12-18-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By Biker395

I posted that as an example that they are in fact...

I posted that as an example that they are in fact apparently doing contact tracing, and quite a bit of it. Here is the LA County dashboard:

Contact Tracing Dashboard - LA County Department of...
12-18-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By Biker395

You KNEW that was going to happen! Time for a...

You KNEW that was going to happen! Time for a hot toddy instead of a bike ride.
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