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03-26-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By DiabloScott

now it says MDSP is closed to vehicular traffic. ...

now it says MDSP is closed to vehicular traffic. Probably means motor vehicles.
​​​​​https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355
03-25-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By DiabloScott

Not only are the parking lots closed - they took...

Not only are the parking lots closed - they took away the bike rack!
Also the bench in front of the ranger entrance door, although the one next to the stairs is still there.
...
03-24-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By DiabloScott

The good news is the streets are practically...

The good news is the streets are practically EMPTY and you can ride on all the roads you usually don't dare to.
...
03-23-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By DiabloScott

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355 ...

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

State Parks have an update page for virus closings. It says closed to vehicular traffic, still promoting hikes and bikes.
03-18-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By DiabloScott

Mount Diablo is open. The campgrounds and...

Mount Diablo is open. The campgrounds and visitor centers are closed. Riding is a little creepy but it's better than staying inside.
Better to ride to The Gate, but there's plenty of parking if you...
03-17-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,094
Posted By DiabloScott

Emerald Green! ...

Emerald Green!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,126
Posted By DiabloScott

I’m left forward. I’ve tried to train myself to...

I’m left forward. I’ve tried to train myself to do right forward as well but it feels incredibly awkward.
03-15-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,172
Posted By DiabloScott

I say do it. Especially if you’re going to have...

I say do it. Especially if you’re going to have a nice respray. Fixed gears are fun and those bits WILL annoy you.
03-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use?...

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use? (separate post)
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,920
Posted By DiabloScott

If you have the good fortune of being killed by...

If you have the good fortune of being killed by someone with insurance - why wouldn't your family make the claim?
These things almost always get settled before lawsuits.
Lawsuits almost always get...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By DiabloScott

If you don't have toe clips or cleats, you can...

If you don't have toe clips or cleats, you can still do this.
Practice popping your front wheel up first, before you try it on a curb. It's all about speed and timing and weight shifts
Then when...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By DiabloScott

I think you're right, but to be clear, pointing...

I think you're right, but to be clear, pointing in the direction of wheel rotation, which is the direction of travel when you're looking at the top of the wheel.

And the OP's tires have straight...
Forum: Foo
03-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,701
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm not so concerned for myself (age 60) - as...

I'm not so concerned for myself (age 60) - as much as for the problems with hospitals being overwhelmed and such and all the civilization problems that go along with the epidemic.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,920
Posted By DiabloScott

I record my road rides because I have a blog!...

I record my road rides because I have a blog! Mostly I grab screenshots. Once in a while I'll capture some video that might be of interest to the cops or insurance:

https://youtu.be/zkADBfsCh7Q
...
Forum: Foo
03-09-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By DiabloScott

I heard about the donut chicken burger on Wait...

I heard about the donut chicken burger on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. I figured it was a real thing.
03-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 127,672
Posted By DiabloScott

There's this new fence on Summit Road that serves...

There's this new fence on Summit Road that serves no purpose. There's nowhere for off-road vehicles or MTBs to go by there, there's no evidence that anyone was using this as an access to anything,...
03-06-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,670
Posted By DiabloScott

And the cognoscenti all got it. LOL,...

And the cognoscenti all got it.



LOL, the tyro troll exposes his naivete again in comic manner.
The question wasn't about SEW-UPS, it was about your ability to engage in conversation about...
03-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By DiabloScott

yes, your bike was designed for 700c rear, you...

yes, your bike was designed for 700c rear, you should stick with that. You will not regret 36°.
03-06-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By DiabloScott

ok, so maybe he's ok with mismatched diameters -...

ok, so maybe he's ok with mismatched diameters - 36 ° will be fine
And rhe rim he wants doesn't come in 650/36.
03-06-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By DiabloScott

I think you would regret different sized wheels,...

I think you would regret different sized wheels, regardless of spoke count. You want a 650 rear, so you need a different rear hub.
03-05-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,670
Posted By DiabloScott

The answer to your question is "No - I didn't...

The answer to your question is "No - I didn't mean tubeless". and by the way, your ability to troll us will improve when you can talk the talk.


FNG...
03-05-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,670
Posted By DiabloScott

You're new to this sport, aren't you?

You're new to this sport, aren't you?
03-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,670
Posted By DiabloScott

You are absolutely right - the advantage is...

You are absolutely right - the advantage is debatable.
But they exist because tubular tires don't come with Shrader valves, and tubular tires are far superior to clinchers.
Clincher wheels come...
03-05-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By DiabloScott

Well, they were designed as time trial bikes, no...

Well, they were designed as time trial bikes, no doubt influenced by Moser's hour bike in 1984; but they were marketed to new triathletes.
There was a consumer demand for triathlon bikes in 1985,...
03-05-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By DiabloScott

I jest not! To my memory, I have never seen...

I jest not!
To my memory, I have never seen one of these things in person.
I also don't hang out around thrift shops - maybe they're all there.
I've seen Softride beam bikes, hammock saddle...
Forum: Foo
03-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By DiabloScott

Managing time schedules and appointments across...

Managing time schedules and appointments across 200+ countries and dozens of time zones will always be complicated - adding DST changes to that situation is a trivial modification; maybe you need...
03-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By DiabloScott

A few scans from my collection, including...

A few scans from my collection, including distributor info.
I don't remember seeing many of these - and I've never seen any of those triathlete editions anywhere from any brand, even though lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,006
Posted By DiabloScott

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Sl0vUDAhfdI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Sl0vUDAhfdI/AAAAAAAAHow/4oCV_fzYSdE/s1600/P7110088a.JPG

I can confirm there is fine mechanical support at all the rest stops.

I did the one-day ride......
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By DiabloScott

When you're done rolling on the floor: ...

When you're done rolling on the floor:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a18011/in-defense-of-daylight-saving-time/

Conclusion: Anti-DST fascisti are a bunch of grumps who...
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By DiabloScott

DST clock adjustments always bring out the...

DST clock adjustments always bring out the grumps.

Changing clocks and adjusting to time differences is no different than taking an airplane ride between time zones.

DST is a triumph of man...
02-28-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By DiabloScott

That was my first helmet too - about 1984. This...

That was my first helmet too - about 1984. This VETTA was my second. And the Stanford guy has a V1 Pro!
...
02-26-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,308
Posted By DiabloScott

I cannot find this now, but there was one on...

I cannot find this now, but there was one on Vimeo about an old French guy who tours the countryside on his old bike and vintage gear and sleeps in barns and offers to milk cows in exchange for...
02-26-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By DiabloScott

Correct... but there will perpetually be someone...

Correct... but there will perpetually be someone who is "The NEXT Eddy Merckx"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 21,937
Posted By DiabloScott

Serious question - do they work so well that you...

Serious question - do they work so well that you don't even think about their being wet? With rim brakes in the rain I just adjust my thinking and technique to accommodate for what I know will be...
02-25-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By DiabloScott

I wondered about that too - but I ordered my rims...

I wondered about that too - but I ordered my rims directly from HED and there was no way to specify a front and rear so I didn't sweat it.
And they did say "Spoke drilling is down the centerline of...
02-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By DiabloScott

My folks moved to Palm Desert for a while - they...

My folks moved to Palm Desert for a while - they THOUGHT they were prepared for the heat. But the temperatures and the haboobs and the lack of social activities (other than going to malls) made them...
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By DiabloScott

Can confirm the numbing stuff they have now is...

Can confirm the numbing stuff they have now is amazing. I had a gum graft and the doctor was literally sewing thread underneath the roots of my teeth. One assistant was just holding my head still...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 21,937
Posted By DiabloScott

I *AM* fortunate, can't see myself living...

I *AM* fortunate, can't see myself living anywhere else. And yeah, come on out, everybody is welcome.
...
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10,534
Views: 2,176,775
Posted By DiabloScott

Me too! ...

Me too!

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G18741yqoFE/WnZF28j_FHI/AAAAAAAAe7I/oZb7fMtSoIgWn2TJgiBgpmA4Tcmn1hrBgCKgBGAs/s640/B%2BPage%2B012.jpg

And while Australian possums are NOT opossums, they...
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10,534
Views: 2,176,775
Posted By DiabloScott

Aus doesn't have opossums, they have possums......

Aus doesn't have opossums, they have possums... and they make shoes out of them!

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/yellow-bellied-glider.jpg
02-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By DiabloScott

This is exactly what it says in the instructions:...

This is exactly what it says in the instructions:



There is zero chance that relying on proper use of this tool will result in over-stretched chains and cassette/chainring damage. The worst...
02-23-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By DiabloScott

I figured they were just working together to...

I figured they were just working together to stretch a tubular before mounting and the suit guy is a dentist that buys expensive bike stuff he doesn't know how to work on.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 21,937
Posted By DiabloScott

My regular road ride includes a 30 minute descent...

My regular road ride includes a 30 minute descent
...
02-20-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By DiabloScott

Could’ve hit him on ”to vs too” and “Alle vs...

Could’ve hit him on ”to vs too” and “Alle vs Aelle” if you were feeling pedantic.
Forum: Foo
02-20-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By DiabloScott

What brings you to this four year old thread Eve?

What brings you to this four year old thread Eve?
Forum: Foo
02-20-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10,534
Views: 2,176,775
Posted By DiabloScott

Especially helpful if you're a deer:...

Especially helpful if you're a deer:...
02-20-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By DiabloScott

South Gate Road has a lot more shade than North -...

South Gate Road has a lot more shade than North - Summit Road has a few longer shady sections like in the Blue Oak area. I advise North Gate repeats in the late afternoons.
And when it's hot, it's...
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By DiabloScott

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Sfz8IPvPxCI...

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Sfz8IPvPxCI/AAAAAAAAGAA/amhybHL1O3o/s1600/P5020001.JPG

This is the longest I've ever owned a vehicle - 2004 model purchased in 2006.

Plain old 2-door...
02-17-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By DiabloScott

It's worth it if you really like your hubs but...

It's worth it if you really like your hubs but need new rims. It's easier if you have conventional hubs rather than straight pull or paired spoke design. It's convenient when you're replacing with...
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By DiabloScott

My Valentine (Diablo Wife) is sick - almost two...

My Valentine (Diablo Wife) is sick - almost two weeks with influenza... she gets mean and irritable when she's sick. I gave her some candy but I'm keeping my distance.
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