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09-16-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,198
Posted By marquhar

PSA: small sink hole, northbound trailside, north...

PSA: small sink hole, northbound trailside, north of 405 overpass.

In the last couple of months this hole has grown enough to hurt a rider. As of yesterday it is 18" diameter and 6" deep. Its only...
09-02-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By marquhar

TMT, I started using Bushard, accessed via...

TMT,

I started using Bushard, accessed via PCH(s)/Seapoint/Garfield, to skip over the Main Street HB area, especially during the Surfing Contest. I would usually turn around at the Medusa Salon or...
05-31-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,332
Posted By marquhar

On your way back, stop in Oceanside at Frazier...

On your way back, stop in Oceanside at Frazier Farms market. I've never seen such fresh produce. They have an amazing deli too.

The store is very close to the freeway exit.
05-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By marquhar

ToLB lost rider

Very lost rider in Tour of Long Beach:

I'm out on a solo run, not riding.
Yesterday, around 11:30 out on CCRT near Willow, I'm asked for directions by a solo female rider. I'm running north but...
04-29-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By marquhar

AFAIK, this is an open event, requiring no...

AFAIK, this is an open event, requiring no qualifying marathon time to enter.

This means you will have a huge fraction of runners with >5 hour finish times. No self respecting athlete will ever...
04-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By marquhar

TMT, I've never tried the bus, but Metrolink...

TMT,

I've never tried the bus, but Metrolink is very cycling friendly.

I caught the 8XX train from Orange station and exited at Oceanside. From there, start many rides inland or simply come...
01-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By marquhar

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x1024/pch_near_sb_blvd_north_18e59dfe14c5575899145a52e8e0e55b64c8529b.png
this is from maps.google.com streetview, just past the Weapons...
11-06-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By marquhar

Alicia Parkway has a wide open bike lane and is...

Alicia Parkway has a wide open bike lane and is normally a safe ride.
My contacts in MV report heavy fog over the weekend.

The main trouble with this ride are the vast, huge intersections.
The...
10-24-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By marquhar

Got a private airshow from the perimeter of the...

Got a private airshow from the perimeter of the National Guard air base.
Heard a commotion monday morning at JFTB, where the Thunderbirds parked after the airshow.
Went out on my patio and saw 5 of...
06-04-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,087
Posted By marquhar

Even with 3-4" drop, and a 59 cm frame, I've been...

Even with 3-4" drop, and a 59 cm frame, I've been doing this:
stand the bike vertical with the front tire above the rear, where the tip of the saddle will clear at least 7" lower than saddle height...
05-05-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,366
Posted By marquhar

E-Bikes on SGRT riding up to El Dorado from...

E-Bikes on SGRT

riding up to El Dorado from College_Park_Ave_Bridge/Edison_Park/Nursery/Seal_Beach I saw a fat tire bike 1/4 mile ahead.
Thinking that I should easily catch him at my usual pace,...
03-23-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By marquhar

TmT, you will see several A level riders...

TmT,

you will see several A level riders from Lightning Velo and Velo Allegro doing Cat 4-5 or Masters.

The day I tried the Cat 4-5 there were some college competitive team riders (maybe...
02-27-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By marquhar

riding in those conditions you will memorize the...

riding in those conditions you will memorize the color of the LaCo Helio Medivac and at County USC they will know your first name as you come in.
02-20-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By marquhar

As TH mentions, there is the occasional modified...

As TH mentions, there is the occasional modified Civic (S2k) racing in the area. In general, use your ears wisely and avoid headphones. If you hear an engine at high RPM, consider yielding the whole...
02-03-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 54,894
Posted By marquhar

T-m-T, to get back to El Dorado Park area,...

T-m-T,

to get back to El Dorado Park area, take North (of underpass) side exit for GG Blvd, and go west.

At Lewis, go right, then over the GG/22 Freeway. At bottom of the hill, go left on...
02-03-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By marquhar

If you're lucky and the wire has broken close to...

If you're lucky and the wire has broken close to the bottom knot, repair is possible. I did it.

The buckle works as long as the wire is intact above it. My wire broke about 5/8" from the bottom.
...
01-26-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By marquhar

self-reply: the replacement part has a pin...

self-reply:

the replacement part has a pin in the red cover, when removed there is then an upper and lower part. They go above and below the white base layer, which is part of the shoe.

I still...
01-26-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By marquhar

Repair Sidi Ergo2 Techno2 wire buckle

Sidi Tecno 2 Replacement Buckle Red/Black | Bikewagon.com (http://www.bikewagon.com/sidi-tecno-2-replacement-buckle-red-black?CAWELAID=400006350000371964)

I have an 8 years old pair of sidi Ergo2...
01-11-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 777
Posted By marquhar

unkink your ride on bloomfield

unkink your ride on bloomfield

https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2018/01/10/norwalk-drivers-the-5-freeway-is-no-longer-in-your-way-on-bloomfield-avenue/

anyone happen to ride this or see it in...
11-25-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,366
Posted By marquhar

What about Colima and Turnbull?

guys,

Looking for ride reports.

anyone have any nice things to say about Whittier-La_habra_heights hill country? Is Colima anything more than a flat-puncture festival lately?

Since they...
09-15-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By marquhar

Is ghost month over yet? You know that wheel...

Is ghost month over yet? You know that wheel could have been an offering for the ancestors that are let out of the graveyard during this period.

One major warning is "never disturb any offering...
09-14-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By marquhar

any folding spare tires in your kit? I've been...

any folding spare tires in your kit? I've been stranded by screws and razor blades in very nice neighborhoods. Any ride over 40 miles I bring a spare folding tire.
09-08-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By marquhar

Going west to the SGRT from Chapman University: ...

Going west to the SGRT from Chapman University:

Starting on Walnut, go west. This turns into Orangewood as you go into Anaheim, but continue with it.

You will pass under 2 freeways, the 57 and...
08-24-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By marquhar

Is this just experimental or is it permanent? ...

Is this just experimental or is it permanent?

They have already done one round of repairs, removing about 40 buoys, taking them in to fix, then bringing them back and reinstalling. It seems they...
08-24-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By marquhar

I rode Stubdebaker Wednesday and there was some...

I rode Stubdebaker Wednesday and there was some glass and heavy twigs in the southbound protected bike lane. Most likely this will be cleaned by Friday, something I couldn't say 6 months ago.

I've...
08-23-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By marquhar

Good news about riding in East Long Beach

Improvements on Studebaker
Since this is parallel to the SGRT, I ride this often. You may have noticed last spring they were not sweeping inside the green bike buoys. No more as sweeping is done...
07-17-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By marquhar

Hey Boss, Nice Mystical Date: ...

Hey Boss, Nice Mystical Date:
http://bikinginla.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Coyote-Creek-Grand-Re-Opening.jpg

this re-opening ceremony is tonight. Notice they want you to park at the Middle...
05-30-17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By marquhar

Lets use numerology to predict the finish date...

Lets use numerology to predict the finish date for CCRT repave

The fliers stapled to the trail gates said that construction would last one month or more. Since they started around 5-20-17 (50 day...
05-22-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By marquhar

This was tweeted out on Mar 28, 2017, <deleted...

This was tweeted out on Mar 28, 2017,
<deleted BikeLongBeach tweet>
https://twitter.com/BikeLongBeach/status/847529920280502272

It was supposed to start on Mar 28 and last for a month, but April...
05-04-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By marquhar

You might checkout using the metro train from...

You might checkout using the metro train from Irvine to Glendale if you plan a same-day roundtrip.

Or catch the LB Blueline that will allow you to skip the District/Downtown part and exit at...
04-21-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By marquhar

Progress report on CCRT Repave in LosAl I've...

Progress report on CCRT Repave in LosAl
I've been out there getting a look while running, on the bike, and in the car and nothing has been done. The construction window is almost over, ending on Apr...
04-09-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By marquhar

Why not try Coach BikeFo? Here is a...

Why not try Coach BikeFo?
Here is a challenging circuit, suitable to repeat, with some moderate climbs:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2593821

Ride it 2 times (medium intensity) at first,...
04-05-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By marquhar

News about bike projects in LB: 2016...

News about bike projects in LB:
2016 Infrastructure-In-Review | Bike Long Beach (http://www.bikelongbeach.org/2016-infrastructure-in-review/)

Bike Commuting to LB State via SGRT
There is...
03-25-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By marquhar

Construction notice on CCRT Here we are 2.5...

Construction notice on CCRT

Here we are 2.5 years later and the OCTA promise to pave the OC section of the CCRT is still not realized.

But wait, there is a notice attached to the trail entrance...
02-28-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,143
Posted By marquhar

NoF - neck of femur I had 3 titanium screws to...

NoF - neck of femur
I had 3 titanium screws to repair a fx left NoF. Not really the same as you, but I was warned that necrosis could set in within 2-3 years if circulation around the NoF failed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,224
Posted By marquhar

Should I say something in the following case? ...

Should I say something in the following case?

When riding on or near MUPS, I've started to notice riders paused as if they are
waiting for someone. So it appears they are in fact waiting for me...
11-14-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,198
Posted By marquhar

Possible alternative approach: SC=Santiago...

Possible alternative approach:

SC=Santiago Canyon

You live in Lake Forest? if so, think about this.

Get up to the SCR, pass the SC College, then back into Villa Park, now go north towards...
11-05-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By marquhar

In this area you will encounter Bike Clubs like...

In this area you will encounter Bike Clubs like Canyon Velo, or even Viet Velo (guys are fast). Too bad they have to ride the SART, but going N-S there isn't much choice for streets.

I don't think...
10-22-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,708
Posted By marquhar

Similar thing happened in Irvine in 2007 on the...

Similar thing happened in Irvine in 2007 on the San Diego Creek trail behind Bethel Church:
Woman dies after being hit by bicycle - The Orange County Register...
10-03-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,671
Posted By marquhar

The Honda guy is borderline harassment, with the...

The Honda guy is borderline harassment, with the door open in center of lane. Maybe a pretty good ticket/fine.
Did he make an aggressive pass to get ahead of you before stopping to get the photo?
...
10-02-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,671
Posted By marquhar

@lyrictenor1...

@lyrictenor1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=350541)

the guy in the Honda is getting the photo as you are moving away? (since you are on left side of road).

Descending Turnbull into...
10-01-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By marquhar

Ah yes, I know it well. You have 3 choices in...

Ah yes, I know it well. You have 3 choices in your case:
1) ride Jamboree (west bound is not bad, excepting the intersections)
2) ride Eastbluff, usually my choice, but the intersections are...
10-01-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By marquhar

Mountains to the Sea in the OC? Can you give some...

Mountains to the Sea in the OC? Can you give some location? I did a location with a Google_Maps link, below.

Free Right Turn...
08-21-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By marquhar

About 4 years ago they installed something...

About 4 years ago they installed something similar to those on Wardlow, the `54`. They initially had some thinner yellow flexible posts. Before too long they removed the posts and left things like...
08-20-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By marquhar

Google maps went through this area again in the...

Google maps went through this area again in the last week of June. So this is a monthly report, now the 3rd installment.

You can start to see what the final look will be. This is not simply a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By marquhar

Was this 'just' the lobe that sticks out for your...

Was this 'just' the lobe that sticks out for your hip?

that would be the Iliac Crest
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By marquhar

I do the rear freewheel about once a year. ...

I do the rear freewheel about once a year.

You only mention bearings, but cleaning the inner rubber seal, the plastic bushing, the 2 ratcheting pawls (yeah, only 2), then relubing with a light...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 49,113
Posted By marquhar

ORIF - open reduction with internal fixation it...

ORIF - open reduction with internal fixation
it means the fractures were pretty serious and they couldn't reduce the gap to less than 2mm without opening the wound.

CRIF - is when the reduction...
06-20-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By marquhar

StanS Good idea but I caution others that try...

StanS Good idea but I caution others that try this..

I knew I should quote the exact heights.
When both wheels are grounded, the saddle height (SH) is 41-5/8 in.
When the front axle is raised...
06-18-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By marquhar

Isn't the difference that now there are 4 of you...

Isn't the difference that now there are 4 of you riding? That is you and your 3 titanium friends.

When I broke my hip and gained the cannulated screws supporting my left NoF, it took a while find...
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