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08-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,158
Posted By calamarichris

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and...

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and Greg: the scenic route from Carlsbad to downtown SD, then took the train back. My first ride on the new Stuttgart Merckx (stiff SLX frame + 36-spoke...
07-16-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 43,951
Posted By calamarichris

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07-14-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,739
Posted By calamarichris

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and...

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and drive them home, if that's an option. Either that, or encourage them (while they're sober) to take an uber or other option. With Uber and Lyft, there's...
07-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By calamarichris

My 96(?) Bilato Lemond. Just love riding this...

My 96(?) Bilato Lemond. Just love riding this bike, although I DNFed l'Etape last time I rode it in June.

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07-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,043
Posted By calamarichris

Some pics from my DNF-day. (Gack--just looking at...

Some pics from my DNF-day. (Gack--just looking at these make me feel queasy.)

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07-14-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,276
Posted By calamarichris

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on...

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on the mountain. Pity there weren't more riders out to enjoy the cool weather and voluptuous road.
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07-03-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,276
Posted By calamarichris

Glendora High School Parking Lot has nice...

Glendora High School Parking Lot has nice solar-panel shades where we'll be parking. Shooting for 7:30 arrival, and an 8:00 embarkation.
Ski lifts or bust!
07-01-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,276
Posted By calamarichris

Si Paisano! And so relieved we've got a cooler...

Si Paisano! And so relieved we've got a cooler forecast! Terah, Greg and I will be there at the school parking lot, but alas, Terah says no on the dog. I'll be in touch via text about meeting up.
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06-16-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,174
Posted By calamarichris

Good work. I've always believed a man without...

Good work. I've always believed a man without scars is a sad, sorry animal.
Just broke my femur a year and a half ago, preparing for BWR. Snapped the ball off the bone right before it joints into...
06-10-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,043
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, I DNFed. Wasn't ready for 113 degrees after...

Alas, I DNFed. Wasn't ready for 113 degrees after the chilly Spring we've had. Left hamstring cramped a couple times and felt like a pulled muscle afterward. Spin form was in the toilet and my...
06-10-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,276
Posted By calamarichris

I'm in, but hopefully it won't be 113 like it was...

I'm in, but hopefully it won't be 113 like it was yesterday at l'Etape. I DNFed. :( Was being careful to eat and drink plenty of electrolytes, but hamstring cramped a few times and became a pulled...
06-08-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,043
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, life. OBE: Overcome By Events. Might make...

Alas, life. OBE: Overcome By Events. Might make another stab at it before August if the Universe cooperates.

Am all tapered and carb-loaded for tomorrow. Going to be a hot one, so hopefully they...
06-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,481
Posted By calamarichris

Found one of the latter. 8D I was being...

Found one of the latter. 8D

I was being jocular. I don't actually make excuses nor gloat, but it does feel good to finish ahead of younger, thinner riders. Is that not acceptable in your book?
06-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,481
Posted By calamarichris

The start line in Escondido. That was a tough...

The start line in Escondido. That was a tough day. It was scorching hot (over 95) then, and they underestimated Cole Grade Road after Palomar. It's only about a mile, but it's tough. I finished in...
06-06-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By calamarichris

It's a difficult thing to see in pics. I vaguely...

It's a difficult thing to see in pics. I vaguely remember seeing Boonen in 2010 Flanders will his brifters mounted high on the bars, and then watching him struggling as Cancellara rode away from...
06-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,481
Posted By calamarichris

Ugh, not another thread about Captain Epo. Why...

Ugh, not another thread about Captain Epo. Why can't he just go away...? Yay! It's not about him!

At most events (like Etape this Sunday), I take pride in not only being the ~only~ steel bike (and...
06-06-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By calamarichris

Not in the drops at all, but clutching the...

Not in the drops at all, but clutching the brifter hoods, as in the above photo. To be perfectly honest, I don't spend a lot of time down in those drop-ins, as much as the inward curve at the bottom;...
06-06-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By calamarichris

After sleeping on it, I'm beginning to think it's...

After sleeping on it, I'm beginning to think it's most likely the upward/rearward cant of the brifters which crumple my wrists, and subsequently elbows into a less secure position. This pic seems to...
06-05-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks Sal. Yeah, I fiddled with the modern...

Thanks Sal.
Yeah, I fiddled with the modern carbon bars, but the abrupt bend that give us such a comfortable & broad interface in the drops kind of narrows the possible range of brifter mount...
06-05-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By calamarichris

Grazzi. Always fun to be the lone bulldog at the...

Grazzi. Always fun to be the lone bulldog at the greyhound convention at the Baldy finish line. Also almost always the only steel frame in the whole shebang as well.
I'm reasonably certain these...
06-05-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,640
Posted By calamarichris

I love many aspects of nearly every group;...

I love many aspects of nearly every group; Superbe Pro (building up my Look Equipe for Eroica), Sante (got a whole NOS groupset and searching for a perfect frame for it), and I built up my beloved...
06-05-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By calamarichris

Vintage Handlebars Facilitate Standing Climbing Form?

For all who've ridden both vintage aluminum handlebars and the current compact carbon bars: Have you noticed that it is easier to sustain a fluid standing pedal form when climbing with vintage bends...
06-04-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,043
Posted By calamarichris

Sunday, 6/9: l'Etape on GMR & Baldy

Sunday will probably be a great day to ride GMR & Baldy, as l'Etape California will be taking place then.

I certainly don't recommend mooching the aid stations, but as long as there are already...
05-26-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,361
Posted By calamarichris

Sorry I missed the party. Saving my Lemond when...

Sorry I missed the party. Saving my Lemond when we get to L.

Here's my US-made GT Pulse Kinesis track bike. (Don't have a pic of it built up.) Have only had it on the track a dozen times, and am...
05-18-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By calamarichris

Ha, we were in the crowd. We got to the Village...

Ha, we were in the crowd. We got to the Village just before the women zipped by, and then stayed in Baldy Village, just up the hill from the restaurant.
Lots and lots of cyclists and fans. Fun day....
05-16-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,540
Posted By calamarichris

Terah and I will be at ATOC (not sure where yet)...

Terah and I will be at ATOC (not sure where yet) riding two-up on my white BMW motorcycle, and we'll both be there for the Lobster ride too in my usual Lemondrian shirt.)

I'm taking it easy the...
05-07-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,540
Posted By calamarichris

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I'm still very much interested in this ride and...
05-02-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By calamarichris

I thought you Teutonic ubermensch were supposed...

I thought you Teutonic ubermensch were supposed to be taller?
I wish you were taller Andrea, because alas all my bikes are 60+cm.
I have no bike for you, but if you make it to North San Diego...
04-21-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks for sharing your memories of the good ol'...

Thanks for sharing your memories of the good ol' days. Whenever I get discouraged about how we're doing now, it helps to take a look back at how much worse we were doing back then.
That and seeing...
04-21-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By calamarichris

Next time, I recommending riding down to San...

Next time, I recommending riding down to San Diego, then take the train back to F'ton, so you can ride on the west/ocean side of PCH (better views & upwind of the auto exhaust), and you'll most...
04-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By calamarichris

Another vote for the train: Amtrak, Coaster,...

Another vote for the train: Amtrak, Coaster, Metrolink, Sprinter, and all of the trams have been utterly awesome. I'm training my bike up to either Paso or SLO next week and riding back down. It's...
04-21-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By calamarichris

Been repaired twice: once back in '89 when I was...

Been repaired twice: once back in '89 when I was living in NL and found Cyclart's ad in the back of Winning Magazine and had just broken a drop-out on a cobbled ride, somewhere north of Liege.

And...
04-19-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By calamarichris

Even a beauty pageant winner has a spot that has...

Even a beauty pageant winner has a spot that has to be wiped after going poo. If there is a pleasant (or even slightly less unpleasant) route from the Korean Friendship Bell to the Queen Mary, I...
04-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By calamarichris

We can all nod back and forth to each other in...

We can all nod back and forth to each other in this cyclist's forum until our heads fall off, but Orangutan County and similar cultures will never change. Even though it's outlawed in California and...
04-19-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By calamarichris

Paso to Cbad: Credit Card Touring 4/23-?

Am taking my beloved credit-card touring Schwinn on the train next week to Paso Robles and riding back down to Home-Sweet-Carlsbad (https://goo.gl/maps/chAbBVAf6oAMtaLL6) and requesting route...
04-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By calamarichris

Thank you for this thread! Am taking my bike on...

Thank you for this thread!
Am taking my bike on the train to Paso Robles next week and riding back down and this thread is golden.
Will start a separate thread, but THANK YOU for the great info!
04-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,091
Posted By calamarichris

Alexi Grewal ain't doing so well the last time I...

Alexi Grewal ain't doing so well the last time I looked him up either. Found Jesus and was working construction.

Steve Hegg is doing well enough; he's my neighbor. :) And I regularly see Nelson...
04-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,091
Posted By calamarichris

She sure made enough money for Trek, Pro-Tec, and...

She sure made enough money for Trek, Pro-Tec, and for the cycling magazines. :(

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03-26-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,796
Posted By calamarichris

Not as pretty as that '74, but here's my '84....

Not as pretty as that '74, but here's my '84. I've owned it since 1988, it was my racer and primary transport during my 3 years in the South of Holland, and it's been to Cyclart twice in it's...
03-26-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,228
Posted By calamarichris

Back in the 70s, we were on a pick-up truck road...

Back in the 70s, we were on a pick-up truck road trip from California to visit North Dakota relatives. Mom asleep, sis asleep in the back of the truck with me, Dad bored & staring ahead at the empty,...
03-25-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,324
Posted By calamarichris

On the other hand, what some might call...

On the other hand, what some might call "obnoxious" is actually just contrasting "vibrating"colors against each other, which aids in visibility and safety.
"Clashing" colors works for advertisers,...
03-25-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,324
Posted By calamarichris

Hey, at least your overstated logo isn't in comic...

Hey, at least your overstated logo isn't in comic sans. :(

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03-23-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,759
Posted By calamarichris

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but...

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but haven't built it up yet. I fear it might be stiff as hell, as the seatstays are brazed both to the seat tube down low and at the top tube forward of the...
03-23-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,759
Posted By calamarichris

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but...

Got this '87 Shogun Ninja a few years ago, but haven't built it up yet. I fear it might be stiff as hell, as the seatstays are brazed both to the seat tube down low and at the top tube forward of the...
03-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,540
Posted By calamarichris

I agree. The Wacky Waving Inflatable Flailing...

I agree. The Wacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arms Tube Man Ride rolls more lyrically off the tongue.

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Here's the...
03-19-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 13,416
Posted By calamarichris

I was perfectly happy riding my 50T chainring,...

I was perfectly happy riding my 50T chainring, but will now be wearing my underwear when showering at the gym. Thanks guys. :(
03-18-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,540
Posted By calamarichris

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03-18-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,743
Posted By calamarichris

Haha--I've tried and failed twice to build up a...

Haha--I've tried and failed twice to build up a "usable" bike I could ride in the rain and not be so prissy about and just enjoy. Closest I ever got was buying a full suspended Specialized...
03-18-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,540
Posted By calamarichris

Mmmm... garlic butterrrr.... Alright I'm a maybe....

Mmmm... garlic butterrrr.... Alright I'm a maybe.
What's the latest post-Winter condition report on the road up to Crystal Lake?
If I make it, I'll be the wannabe-Lemondrian on the white Schwinn...
03-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By calamarichris

+1 Bellissima! I really envy you chocolate...

+1 Bellissima!
I really envy you chocolate factory employees; all the best bikes show up on Ebay and Craigslist in your sizes.
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