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10-22-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

I wasn't there, but that's the video clip I had...

I wasn't there, but that's the video clip I had in mind when I mentioned Mr. Wobbly. Thanks!
10-21-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By jimincalif

I started back at it six years ago at age 55. ...

I started back at it six years ago at age 55. Similar to you, my first 5 mile (road) ride, I thought I was going to die! 2 months in 25-30 miles was doable, I did a metric at six months and a full...
10-21-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,145
Posted By jimincalif

How old are you? Did I miss that? As others...

How old are you? Did I miss that?

As others said, 220-age is just a rough starting point to estimate max HR. I use a Garmin chest strap. Most of the time it is pretty accurate, but it...
10-21-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

I didn't think about that, but yeah, I can just...

I didn't think about that, but yeah, I can just imagine. Probably makes Mr. Wobbly look like Froome in comparison.
10-21-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By jimincalif

I bought November RCG36 wheels last year. I read...

I bought November RCG36 wheels last year. I read November's blog and exchanged a couple emails with Dave as well. He seems like a good guy and a straight shooter.

I suspect his suggestion is due...
10-20-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

Well I saw your rides and pictures on Strava,...

Well I saw your rides and pictures on Strava, looks like you survived. Good event?
10-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 55,104
Posted By jimincalif

I saw a coyote trotting along the San Diego creek...

I saw a coyote trotting along the San Diego creek trail in Irvine, between Valley Oak and Sand Canyon.
10-11-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

Always good to try different things. Good luck,...

Always good to try different things. Good luck, hope you do well!
10-10-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, what bbbean said. 105 sounds pretty high...

Yeah, what bbbean said. 105 sounds pretty high for tubeless. I weigh about 197#, I run about 78 rear and 64 front on 30mm tires.
10-10-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By jimincalif

Yes, quite right.

Yes, quite right.
10-08-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By jimincalif

That looks pretty cool. I carry a Dynaplug and...

That looks pretty cool. I carry a Dynaplug and have used it once, it is still in my tire holding fine. It has a similar insertion tool and tip (although brass I think), but no barbs. Reacting with...
10-08-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

Was 55 this morning when I started out. Yeah arm...

Was 55 this morning when I started out. Yeah arm "warmers" again. Technically they are "arm-coolers", thin white lightweight wicking fabric, but they work well against a slight chill, and easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By jimincalif

Those donít look unusual. Are they continuing to...

Those donít look unusual. Are they continuing to weep or are they sealing up? Does it hold pressure normally? How old is the sealant? Have you added any? Seems to me like they should seal and...
10-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By jimincalif

I got the shot on a Monday, I already had a...

I got the shot on a Monday, I already had a slight cold/sniffles. Tuesday and Weds afternoons/evenings I felt a bit off, clammy skin, slight fever sort of thing. Was fine by Thursday. Not sure...
10-03-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

Tuesday morning I wore a light vest and...

Tuesday morning I wore a light vest and lightweight arm covers for a morning ride, that was enough. Late afternoon hill repeats yesterday, no layers needed. Was starting to get a bit cool as I rode...
10-01-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, I wore a vest and sleeves for the first...

Yeah, I wore a vest and sleeves for the first part of my ride this morning. Probably been 4-5 months.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By jimincalif

I've had a few weeps where I wondered if the...

I've had a few weeps where I wondered if the sealant would be sufficient. So far all but one completely sealed up. That one did seal initially but then started leaking again on a subsequent ride. ...
10-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

No, you're not. I thought of that too when I...

No, you're not. I thought of that too when I started the thread, especially since my wife's bike is a Liv!

So - calling all Giant/Liv riders - this is your month to post in Carbo Loading!
10-01-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,565
Posted By jimincalif

Carbo Loading LIV

October already? Thereís been a chill in the air the last few morning here in SoCal. Post your random thoughts here!
09-27-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,054
Posted By jimincalif

Quite right. But as I think you know, in any...

Quite right. But as I think you know, in any media story about a boating accident, there will be a sentence that states whether or not the victim(s) were wearing life jackets. Doesn't matter if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,844
Posted By jimincalif

Iíll also go with the pacing and conditioning...

Iíll also go with the pacing and conditioning causes, not fuel. Iím about the same size as you, I also have oatmeal and a banana before most rides. Thatís usually enough for about 60 miles and 3000...
09-23-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By jimincalif

I got my second dose today - 3 days short of the...

I got my second dose today - 3 days short of the six month window from the last one, from my doctor's office. They are not managing this very well, my wife goes to another doctor in the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By jimincalif

I've never done Gibralter, have friends who have....

I've never done Gibralter, have friends who have. Looking at it on Strava, 6.5 miles, average 7.75%. That's a tough one!
09-22-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By jimincalif

Iíve probably got about 10 punctures in the 4...

Iíve probably got about 10 punctures in the 4 tubeless tires currently on my 2 tubeless wheel sets. Iíve plugged just one of them, with a dynaplug, when it started leaking again after it sealed...
09-21-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By jimincalif

Iíll be outta town on business this next week so...

Iíll be outta town on business this next week so not sure if anyone will be riding up and down Portola. Maybe the following week, October 2.

You can see the ride we did last Wednesday here:
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09-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

BCI ride, circles around Irvine and Tustin areas...

BCI ride, circles around Irvine and Tustin areas I think, how Ďbout you? Still pushing that same cruiser around?

Richie? Not hardly. I said ďstingrayĒ since pretty much everyone knows the...
09-20-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

Maybe I did, Iím old enough to be pre-cut...

Maybe I did, Iím old enough to be pre-cut sidewalks AND pre-BMX. We had Stingrays, but I got my first ď10-speedĒ (Schwinn Varsity) in 1970. I think BMX became a thing a few years later.

I do...
09-20-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By jimincalif

Seems like actual time served is usually less...

Seems like actual time served is usually less than the nominal sentence. I just hope it's long enough that he never gets out. Not a lot of satisfaction for the victims, friends and family in this,...
09-19-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

I've never understood how cities allocate road...

I've never understood how cities allocate road maintenance dollars. Some streets are maintained regularly, some are never touched, others are torn up immediately after being completely repaved. ...
09-18-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By jimincalif

FYI I think 4 of us are meeting tonight to do...

FYI I think 4 of us are meeting tonight to do hill repeats on Portola, Tomato Springs and Whispering Hill. We roll from the intersection of Silverado and Portola at 5:15 (moved up due to shorter...
09-17-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By jimincalif

I found this. They roll at 6:15 tonight. If you...

I found this. They roll at 6:15 tonight. If you go, bring lights, I think sunset is about 7:00 now.

https://www.facebook.com/events/749155015513220/
09-17-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By jimincalif

Donít have any good advice on overcoming the...

Donít have any good advice on overcoming the mental anxiety. I know riders in our club whoíve gotten back on their bikes, and a couple others who never did. Have you tried going out for a ride...
09-17-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By jimincalif

OCW has a Weds night ride starting at Petsmart in...

OCW has a Weds night ride starting at Petsmart in Tustin. There is something called the Red Monkey ride that starts at rock n Road in Woodbury, I think Tues and Thurs. Strive Omni, a tri group was...
09-16-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,265
Posted By jimincalif

Indeed. We got CalTrans to replace a...

Indeed. We got CalTrans to replace a wheel-eating grate ASAP when we sent them this picture. Fortunately it was a rear wheel so the rider was not seriously hurt!
...
09-16-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By jimincalif

From everything Iíve read and my own experience,...

From everything Iíve read and my own experience, standing is less efficient than smooth seated pedaling, so what youíre experiencing isnít unusual. I stand to give other muscles or my butt a break,...
09-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimincalif

I bought November Bicycles RCG36 wheels (carbon)...

I bought November Bicycles RCG36 wheels (carbon) as my second set for my gravel bike. I use the OEM Stanís wheels for off road and the RCGs on road, but I could go the other way if I chose.

Both...
09-15-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By jimincalif

I have a 6700 short cage with a 12-30 cassette...

I have a 6700 short cage with a 12-30 cassette and 50/34 in front.

Not a big stretch. Per Shimano max cog is 28, max total difference is 33. So Iím 2 over on the cog and 1 over on the total. ...
09-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

Holy crap, that one heckuva name. Do they have...

Holy crap, that one heckuva name. Do they have that entire paragraph printed on the saddle? That alone would add a few grams!
09-13-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 55,104
Posted By jimincalif

About a month ago we rode from MacArthur to...

About a month ago we rode from MacArthur to Imperial. The entire way was clear. There may still be the odd homeless person or a few tucked up under some of the overpasses, but thatís it.

The...
09-12-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

Apparently they are, since itís not something I...

Apparently they are, since itís not something I ever practiced, just happened. A bit of snarkís ok as long as itís all in good fun here in the Carbo Loading threads! 🙂

Yeah I havenít looked into...
09-12-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

I'm trying. Posted about my bunny hop, no one...

I'm trying. Posted about my bunny hop, no one replied, not even any snarky insults!

Last week I used a DynaPlug on one of my tubeless Schwalbe Pro Ones. I got a puncture on a ride, sealant...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,333
Posted By jimincalif

Unless you're descending Ballard Canyon Road at...

Unless you're descending Ballard Canyon Road at speed near the end of the Solvang Century. Lost a bottle from my AL cage along there, and this was on my gravel bike. I've not ever lost a bottle...
09-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,530
Posted By jimincalif

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an...

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an opportunity to improve fitness, you need to train and build up, hills are a great way to do this. There are lots of different approaches to...
09-11-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,484
Posted By jimincalif

Back when I was first road riding, circa 1971 and...

Back when I was first road riding, circa 1971 and 13 years old, I hung out a lot at the LBS. IIRC the ownersí names were Jerry and Duane, they were absolute saints for putting up with me. At least...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By jimincalif

I had that happen on a HED Belgium rim. I bought...

I had that happen on a HED Belgium rim. I bought the wheels from a local builder and never touched the spoke tension myself. HED would not warranty the rim, said I probably hit something. But as...
09-09-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By jimincalif

I put 75 miles on my tire with the Dynaplug over...

I put 75 miles on my tire with the Dynaplug over the weekend. No leaks.
09-08-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

I bunny-hopped my bike today. Descending Dump...

I bunny-hopped my bike today. Descending Dump Hill on Santiago Canyon Road westbound there is a nasty bump where heaved asphalt meets concrete at one of the toll road intersections. Having just...
09-08-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

Stunning scenery. Glad you had a good ride. We...

Stunning scenery. Glad you had a good ride. We should round up a group to do this one. So many rides, so little time!
09-05-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By jimincalif

I have the 2018 RLT RDO 4-star. The excelsports...

I have the 2018 RLT RDO 4-star. The excelsports price is a really good deal for this bike. Sounds like the re-design is nice too. I don't need the bigger tire clearance, but I do think the 12mm...
09-05-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,134
Posted By jimincalif

Fire in Murrieta, very near my cousinís home....

Fire in Murrieta, very near my cousinís home. Could see the smoke from OC. Got the hill repeats done tonight, no rain. Itís 11:05 pm and my AC just kicked on again. May have to leave the windows...
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