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08-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,395
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whatever gets you out on the road. Truth be told,...

Whatever gets you out on the road. Truth be told, you could get two amazing vintage steel bikes for that amount of coin if you knew bikes. Since you likely do not, overpay for that shiny carbon piece...
08-10-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By CAT7RDR

I was driving into my work parking lot in the...

I was driving into my work parking lot in the City of Industry when the 1994 Northridge 6.7 quake hit. At first I thought I had flat tires until I looked at the SCE towers and saw the flashing,...
08-08-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,236
Posted By CAT7RDR

I look to the sky. If I see Turkey Vultures...

I look to the sky. If I see Turkey Vultures circling, I get the hint.
08-06-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 45,294
Posted By CAT7RDR

Took a loopy spin from home up to GMR. Takes me...

Took a loopy spin from home up to GMR. Takes me 32 miles to get to the south base of GMR. More of a challenge for me with some miles on my legs. Oh well, 80 miles and 6.7K ft of climb on a glorious...
08-06-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,853
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^At 6:00 AM I imagine the victim was riding to...

^^^^At 6:00 AM I imagine the victim was riding to work? Rode through there two weeks ago around noon and there was an unmarked SAPD Patrol Unit on SART and a marked unit right off the path further...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,067
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just get out your torque wrench and go through...

Just get out your torque wrench and go through the entire bike with proper torque specs. Found the source of my clicking because my crank arm was not torqued correctly. Also my right brifter was...
08-04-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By CAT7RDR

I just take my Terrier for a 2 mile walk if I am...

I just take my Terrier for a 2 mile walk if I am at 60 miles and call it my metric brick.
08-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By CAT7RDR

Good idea! Trying to make this cost effective.

Good idea! Trying to make this cost effective.
08-04-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By CAT7RDR

Anyone ever try bulk real maple syrup? How did...

Anyone ever try bulk real maple syrup? How did you package it for riding?
08-03-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By CAT7RDR

A box left turn from the cross-walk is likely the...

A box left turn from the cross-walk is likely the safest. A distracted driver not expecting cyclists 200 yards from a left turn lane sounds higher risk.
08-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,180
Posted By CAT7RDR

There is one thing that scares me more than...

There is one thing that scares me more than sustained triple digit heat; it is the electric bill from running the AC that goes with it.

So after your 100*+ rides, how do you cool off?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By CAT7RDR

Looks like a true grinder. Please share a ride...

Looks like a true grinder. Please share a ride report after you conquer it.

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/62.Guardsmans-Pass-Cycling
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,750
Posted By CAT7RDR

I hate raccoons! Little bast@@@@ hiss and even...

I hate raccoons! Little bast@@@@ hiss and even swipe at me from a wood fence I frequently walk by. Hope you get well soon and get back at it.
07-31-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By CAT7RDR

They were once where you are at and empathize...

They were once where you are at and empathize with you. They also see your potential and realize you are not that far off their pace. Stick with it. Without new members joining, group slowly die....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By CAT7RDR

None. Interesting scenery and destinations would...

None. Interesting scenery and destinations would keep me going longer than my usual 4 to 6 hour rides. I have recently sorted out other physical issues that would get me off the bike sooner.
07-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By CAT7RDR

See a Doc. It is NOT always cause and effect and...

See a Doc. It is NOT always cause and effect and might be something entirely different than you think. My first thought was to R/O a sports hernia.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,698
Posted By CAT7RDR

Maybe it just a brand issue, I find my bibs are...

Maybe it just a brand issue, I find my bibs are more generous with the inseam material length than any shorts I have ever owned. I prefer a longer inseam.
07-28-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,207
Posted By CAT7RDR

Lysol wipes work well. In your case I would...

Lysol wipes work well.

In your case I would take it to a self-service handsprayer carwash.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have worn my Black Bibs Ultimate about 15 times...

I have worn my Black Bibs Ultimate about 15 times now and I have nothing bad to say about them. Will order a third pair soon. When something works and is $ reasonable, why change?
07-26-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you find yourself in the OC, it is worth...

If you find yourself in the OC, it is worth trekking the 1984 Olympic Road Course in Mission Viejo and you can easily connect with El Toro Rd-Santiago Cyn Rd, Live Oak Cyn-Trabuco Cyn,...
07-26-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By CAT7RDR

I once used a Pro-form treadmill for about 10...

I once used a Pro-form treadmill for about 10 years. Thought I was in pretty good shape until I took up hiking in the hills/mountains. Treadmills give you the illusion of fitness IMHO. Hiking and...
07-24-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 45,294
Posted By CAT7RDR

Needed some saddle time so rode my beach loop...

Needed some saddle time so rode my beach loop using the SGRT and SART. Sun came out as I stopped for a cookie break at doggy beach. What's with the e-fatbikes with 5+" treads buzzing the MUPS at 25...
07-24-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,388
Posted By CAT7RDR

+1 on wider tires. Just going to 28 mm from 25 mm...

+1 on wider tires. Just going to 28 mm from 25 mm made a significant difference with road vibration and cornering. My 29er with 2.2 treads is a blast on roady downhills.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,698
Posted By CAT7RDR

All things being equal in the quality department,...

All things being equal in the quality department, I concur. A good pair of bibs are superior in every way except cost.
07-23-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,014
Posted By CAT7RDR

Empathy is a beautiful thing too. Bike therapy...

Empathy is a beautiful thing too. Bike therapy definitely has led millions away from a life of self-destruction including my own.
07-23-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By CAT7RDR

One less desirable place to ride if you love your...

One less desirable place to ride if you love your bikes.
https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a21074245/why-chip-seal-is-absolute-worst-surface-for-road-riding/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By CAT7RDR

Once worked for a Mercedes dealer and found out...

Once worked for a Mercedes dealer and found out informally that the markup from manufacturing cost to MSRP was 100%. I carry that thought with me when shopping for cycling attire. I imagine the...
07-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By CAT7RDR

Good to ride with friends and fortunate to be...

Good to ride with friends and fortunate to be close to a great ER. Glad you will be able to bounce back and have a sense of humor about it. I frequently use yellow tinted safety glasses in the...
07-21-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By CAT7RDR

Own a nice pair of Oakley Black Iridiums, but...

Own a nice pair of Oakley Black Iridiums, but prefer plain yellow or brown tint safety glasses with 2.0 bifocals. Many bugs have met their end on my safety glasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,208
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ As I understand the OP, he desires to get...

^^^^^ As I understand the OP, he desires to get in better shape and ride more challenging climbs in the near future. I have had an 11-34 on my road bike for the past year and I do not miss the old...
07-20-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,140
Posted By CAT7RDR

You stopped for that? Tandem bunny hop that bump.

You stopped for that? Tandem bunny hop that bump.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,870
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hmm... The Unwritten Rules of Drafting. Just what...

Hmm... The Unwritten Rules of Drafting. Just what I want to do is follow closely behind a complete stranger and trust he has good eye sight, good reflexes, knows how to communicate road hazards, and...
07-19-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am 57 y/o and ride on average three times per...

I am 57 y/o and ride on average three times per week with my rides ranging from 40-85 miles and 100 feet of ascent per mile. After trial and error I adopted the following routines after my rides. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By CAT7RDR

I got one from Garmin, "You are a legend in your...

I got one from Garmin, "You are a legend in your own mind." :D
07-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 45,294
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hit the road at 0500 from home and headed on over...

Hit the road at 0500 from home and headed on over to catch sunrise over Tonner Canyon riding on Grand into Chino Hills. Looped around Chino Hills climbing Chino Hills Pkwy and Eucalyptus before...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,208
Posted By CAT7RDR

Since the OP is 64 y/o, I imagine he wants to...

Since the OP is 64 y/o, I imagine he wants to prevent knee tendonitis, a 34:34 or lower ratio will help him to keep his cadence up and the knee stress manageable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,231
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm glad that is settled. No need to go anywhere...

I'm glad that is settled. No need to go anywhere else but Wally' World for my next bike! :trainwreck:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,208
Posted By CAT7RDR

Unless you are 150 lbs and already a solid...

Unless you are 150 lbs and already a solid climber, in the SoCal area, it is always a benefit to have a 34:34 possibility when you hit extended grades of 8+% for several miles. $200 is a bargain to...
07-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,835
Posted By CAT7RDR

Fresh legs always make my bikes better climbers.

Fresh legs always make my bikes better climbers.
07-15-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 45,294
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode up to the Hwy 39 Lookout again past the...

Rode up to the Hwy 39 Lookout again past the Crystal Lake Rd turn. I could hear some heavy equipment off in the distance further up Hwy 39. Refilled my water bottles at the spring on the descent....
07-13-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sorry, for your flats to be statistically...

Sorry, for your flats to be statistically significant we will need a multiple regress analysis to show correlations. :D
07-13-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,126
Posted By CAT7RDR

Fit, feel, comfort, support, endurance and look...

Fit, feel, comfort, support, endurance and look are superior to shorts alone. Moreover, because the garment seat is held in place better, my bibs chafe less and last longer since there is less...
07-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,891
Posted By CAT7RDR

I spend a lot of time on ridewithgps creating my...

I spend a lot of time on ridewithgps creating my own routes from home. I have created a few dozen routes with variance to keep me from getting burned out. As mentioned, sometimes I just have to leave...
07-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
Posted By CAT7RDR

Whenever someone mentions chest pain, I would...

Whenever someone mentions chest pain, I would encourage him to seek medical attention. When dehydrated my pulse will increase, but I have no chest pain.
07-11-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 45,294
Posted By CAT7RDR

Left at 0500 to beat the heat. Did a tour of La...

Left at 0500 to beat the heat. Did a tour of La Habra Hgts -Whittier Hills. Pic is from the top of Ardsheal Dr and Skyline looking towards the coast....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,535
Posted By CAT7RDR

I did just fine living in Flagstaff. Lived in the...

I did just fine living in Flagstaff. Lived in the Inland Empire for 10 years. Hottest day was 119F. No thanks. You can have it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,535
Posted By CAT7RDR

30F without ice to 90'ish. The sweat burning your...

30F without ice to 90'ish. The sweat burning your eyes going up hills is no fun.
07-10-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,411
Posted By CAT7RDR

I ordered and received a second pair of their...

I ordered and received a second pair of their Black Bib Ultimate. I'm 6'2" 210 lbs and the XL was perfect. I will order a third pair. Really a good buy for $80. No complaints after wearing them for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By CAT7RDR

I always thought she was holding back on some of...

I always thought she was holding back on some of the GCN group rides so she would not embarrass the guys. Now I am certain she was being polite.
07-10-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,180
Posted By CAT7RDR

I've been using my Halo headcover in 85F+ heat...

I've been using my Halo headcover in 85F+ heat with good results. Wet it down as needed and you have an effective sun shield for your neck, forehead, ears and jawline....
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