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02-26-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
Posted By CAT7RDR

E-bikes. Last one I encountered was going up an...

E-bikes. Last one I encountered was going up an 8% grade at about 25 mph while I guess he was soft pedaling at about 40 rpm. Yeah, what a great workout he must have had. To me more power to you if...
02-26-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

Stayed local just in case the dreaded winds...

Stayed local just in case the dreaded winds kicked up. Was rewarded with clear skies and low 70's. Mucked around the Turnbull Cyn area and also threw in Edgeridge, Hadley/Hill and Rideout to the tune...
02-23-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,406
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am a "cyclist" not a biker like those...

I am a "cyclist" not a biker like those Neanderthal mountain bikers wearing their Fox jerseys. :D
Therefore, I can continue cycling since I do not engage in biking. Where is my $1B?
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By CAT7RDR

If in SoCal, an easy flattish century ride is to...

If in SoCal, an easy flattish century ride is to use SART-PCH-Laguna Cyn Rd-El Toro Rd-Aliso Creek Bikeway-Santiago Cyn Rd. You could include the Huntington Beach bike path along the beach to avoid...
02-23-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,742
Posted By CAT7RDR

Target fixation can happen to cyclists too and is...

Target fixation can happen to cyclists too and is not limited to motorcyclists. One reason I do not like MUPS. Too many e-bikes going 30 mph.
02-22-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^Yeah, about three miles before the Crystal...

^^^^^^Yeah, about three miles before the Crystal Lake Rd turnoff. Drank from it about four times without problems. Will probably bring a filter straw just in case a black bear has a sense of humor...
02-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,373
Posted By CAT7RDR

Not much true gravel in my area. Mostly SCE/Fire...

Not much true gravel in my area. Mostly SCE/Fire roads of packed dirt/clay and lots of hikers and dogs. Not really worth the bother in my view. Much better prospects of paved roads that are less...
02-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

A lot of scenic avenues in La Verne, Claremont...

A lot of scenic avenues in La Verne, Claremont and Upland foothills that gain a lot of elevation (not GMR or Mt Baldy Rd)
I have yet to include in a loop.
I'll get there eventually. :thumb:​​​​​​​
02-22-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,676
Posted By CAT7RDR

California is $54B+ in debt. I ponder where the...

California is $54B+ in debt. I ponder where the money is coming from for these type of major construction projects?
02-21-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

Picked the right day to ride, not that there is...

Picked the right day to ride, not that there is truly a bad day. Mid 70's, gentle breezes, clear skies, cyclists taking advantage of the day.
Did a loop from Hacienda Hgts, over Turnbull Cyn, north...
02-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 950
Posted By CAT7RDR

Running is now impossible for me due to a torn...

Running is now impossible for me due to a torn left hip labrum and left knee arthritis. I can still hike uphill at a 3.5 mph pace.
Road cycling is not painful and much more enjoyable.
02-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By CAT7RDR

How about the Mammoth Brewing Company? At least...

How about the Mammoth Brewing Company? At least in the summer, that is a roadies and mtn bikers delight. Before the Wuhan Virus, my last trip up after coming back from the June Lake Loop, place was...
02-19-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By CAT7RDR

Crystal Lake Cafe comes to mind as a destination...

Crystal Lake Cafe comes to mind as a destination place in the San Gabriel Mtns.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/crystal-lake-cafe-azusa
02-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By CAT7RDR

The more I ride and know what works for me, the...

The more I ride and know what works for me, the less I care about "upgrades" but what will enhance "my" cycling experience.

For example, I switched to a GRX crankset on a 1999 crit bike to help...
02-17-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By CAT7RDR

Pfft! I had coaches in high school and college...

Pfft! I had coaches in high school and college that would have been fired and prosecuted compared to that non-sense parody.
The world has gone soft.
Now get off my lawn.
02-17-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,305
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have a B-17 w/ copper rivets still in the box...

I have a B-17 w/ copper rivets still in the box after two years. Think I'll need some vintage steel to give it a home.
02-17-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

Forced myself over to Turnbull Cyn for some...

Forced myself over to Turnbull Cyn for some repeats. Nice partly cloudy day in the 60's. Saw a couple dozen riders today and a few I passed a few times as they were into repeats.
Rear tire tread is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By CAT7RDR

One can easily attach a rechargeable LED blinker...

One can easily attach a rechargeable LED blinker to one's helmet for $20.
I ponder what this new gizmo will be $elling for?
02-16-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just make sure no kid or Karen sees you. Then,...

Just make sure no kid or Karen sees you. Then, before you know it, you are a registered sex offender. This does happen in CA. No BS.
02-15-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,503
Posted By CAT7RDR

Before I bought a proper road bike I rode a HT...

Before I bought a proper road bike I rode a HT 29er exclusively on the local MUPS to cut my teeth. As I got in better shape I would pass riders on road bikes. Some would get offended they were passed...
02-15-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By CAT7RDR

I can only vouch for the roads in Chino Hills and...

I can only vouch for the roads in Chino Hills and Diamond Bar which are bike friendly with bike lanes and decent roads. I am sure someone can route you a quicker route but what major cross-streets in...
02-15-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By CAT7RDR

Pro Tip: Have the wind at your back.

Pro Tip: Have the wind at your back.
Forum: Southwest
02-14-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By CAT7RDR

Those storms form fast and caught me by surprise....

Those storms form fast and caught me by surprise. You might want to look also on hiking and backpacking websites for ideas on coping with this possibility.
02-14-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

Thems are fighting words Mister! :D

Thems are fighting words Mister! :D
Forum: Southwest
02-13-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By CAT7RDR

It is more than just snow. In the Eastern Sierra...

It is more than just snow. In the Eastern Sierra I was caught in a monsoonal thunderstorm at 8,000 feet where the air temp went from 80F to 50F in about 30 minutes when the storm funneled into the...
02-12-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,638
Posted By CAT7RDR

Good to know. I would be less inclined unless I...

Good to know. I would be less inclined unless I knew the owner(s) and the bike's Hx. Steel framed bikes, I would have less of a concern.
02-12-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,638
Posted By CAT7RDR

Twenty years from now, will cyclists be searching...

Twenty years from now, will cyclists be searching for 20+ year old carbon framed bikes on ebay, craigslist, etc...?
02-11-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 798
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cytomax, Propel, H2O, diluted maple syrup....

Cytomax, Propel, H2O, diluted maple syrup. Occasional Rockstar Hydrate or Dr Pepper if dragging and need a boost.
02-11-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By CAT7RDR

Somehow, I pictured an irate man on the side of...

Somehow, I pictured an irate man on the side of MUPS ready to clothsline racer types. :D
02-09-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,638
Posted By CAT7RDR

I purposely looked for a Reynolds 853 framed bike...

I purposely looked for a Reynolds 853 framed bike and found one on ebay last year in the form of a Schwinn Peloton. Could not be more pleased with a 20 year-old bike with a better ride quality then...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By CAT7RDR

MUPS=E-bikes Hills=0 E-bikes

MUPS=E-bikes
Hills=0 E-bikes
02-07-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,641
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most physical pain I experienced was from a...

Most physical pain I experienced was from a fractured L2 playing football at age 15. Played 6 quarters before I was having trouble walking and had to pull myself out of the game. The mind can do...
02-07-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

Puttered around the local hills of Whittier,...

Puttered around the local hills of Whittier, Hacienda Hgts and La Habra Hgts. I was able to try the Red-White Endurance Bibs for the first time. Good compression and the chamois lived up to its...
02-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By CAT7RDR

I had rough shifting in on the 27, 30 and 34 cogs...

I had rough shifting in on the 27, 30 and 34 cogs of my 11-34 mated with a 50/34 Ultegra 6800 compact. After having a GS rdr/chain change and some fine tuning while riding, I no longer have rough...
02-05-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

After a bad crash, I'd say you are doing...

After a bad crash, I'd say you are doing remarkably well and can take stock in that alone. No small accomplishment.
02-03-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,132
Posted By CAT7RDR

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/mai...

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/main_width/public/hairy-nude-cycling-jersey-front-bicycle-booth-png.PNG
I did not try hard to find the shorts for obvious reasons.
02-03-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,132
Posted By CAT7RDR

What? No potbelly, tatts, scars or protruding...

What? No potbelly, tatts, scars or protruding hernia. I want my $ back.
02-03-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By CAT7RDR

What gets in the way for me in riding centuries...

What gets in the way for me in riding centuries is not only time but comfort.
Can you ride a century now in comfort on your current setup with regards to your points of contact? Saddle/Chamois/,...
02-02-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By CAT7RDR

Civility is the lubricant of society.

Civility is the lubricant of society.
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By CAT7RDR

2018 at a cost of $54M. ...

2018 at a cost of $54M.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jul/23/california-highway-1-west-coast-reopens-big-sur
02-02-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,610
Posted By CAT7RDR

At stop signs I always follow the rules of the...

At stop signs I always follow the rules of the road. I have seen accidents with vehicles after the death wave. No bueno!
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By CAT7RDR

I wonder when the civil engineers will come to...

I wonder when the civil engineers will come to the conclusion it is no longer repairable and look to re-route inland?
02-01-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,180
Posted By CAT7RDR

When the going gets tough, the tough get on a...

When the going gets tough, the tough get on a trainer. :winter:
01-31-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 155,632
Posted By CAT7RDR

62 miles 3K feet/climb. Pushed hard but forever...

62 miles 3K feet/climb. Pushed hard but forever slow. :D
01-31-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By CAT7RDR

Call the CHP. I have a similar light and just...

Call the CHP. I have a similar light and just keep it on flashing red on the rear. I figure LASD or CHP would confiscate and ticket me so why give LEO the opportunity to get into my bank account?
...
01-29-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,570
Posted By CAT7RDR

My three bikes are clipless and I do not have...

My three bikes are clipless and I do not have spare platform pedals in the parts bin. I also wear size 13 US shoes. So unless they have their own SPD or SPD-SL shoes, it is a non-starter. I would...
01-27-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rare Weds ride for me before the storm. Stayed in...

Rare Weds ride for me before the storm. Stayed in the local Whittier-Puente Hills.
Short but no too sweet. 27 miles and 3500 ft climbed.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35090775
01-27-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 71,342
Posted By CAT7RDR

[/b][/i] There are two bypasses to use to...

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There are two bypasses to use to avoid the flat and heavy traffic of Colima and Fullerton Rd that offer a little more climbing and enjoyment.

First, if you have a gravel, cross, MTB or...
01-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth...

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface. :D
01-25-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,261
Posted By CAT7RDR

Last cold ride was last year at about 30F in the...

Last cold ride was last year at about 30F in the shade along the Glendora Ridge in CA. Spent most of the ride dodging ice patches. Only down side were my feet/toes were getting numb. I will wear...
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