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04-01-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By jimincalif

Carbo Loading LX

The world has changed in less than a month. Not sure what April will bring. Here's our monthly thread just the same. Carry on and stay well.
03-31-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By jimincalif

My wife was going to the store this morning, and...

My wife was going to the store this morning, and I realized that I have not driven my car at all in two weeks, so I asked her to take mine, just to keep it from sitting so long. All my excursions...
03-31-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By jimincalif

I use a left over bit of derailleur cable as a...

I use a left over bit of derailleur cable as a dipstick. Remove the inner valve, put the valve stem at 6 o'clock, wait a few moments, then dip. If you do this right after filling a tire the first...
03-27-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By jimincalif

Iím 6í2Ē, I am not particularly long legged, wear...

Iím 6í2Ē, I am not particularly long legged, wear 32Ē inseam. I ride a 58cm Specialized Roubaix and a 59cm Niner RLT RDO. Itís about reach as well as legs. I tried a 56cm Niner before buying the...
03-26-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By jimincalif

Iíve gone to using tubeless tape for both my...

Iíve gone to using tubeless tape for both my tubed and tubeless rims. Tesa tape, I think #4289 is the stuff. I buy it from November Bikes. Was getting recurring punctures even with the good cloth...
03-23-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By jimincalif

We're empty-nesters, so my home office is an...

We're empty-nesters, so my home office is an upstairs bedroom at the front of the house, my wife's office is a downstairs bedroom at the back of the house! So all is well!
03-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,552
Posted By jimincalif

Yes, riding outdoors. Club rides are canceled. ...

Yes, riding outdoors. Club rides are canceled. Rode with just a small group (3 of us) yesterday, so easy to not get too bunched up together. Stayed on streets and off the MUPs, car traffic is way...
03-22-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By jimincalif

I normally work from home too, so no problem on...

I normally work from home too, so no problem on that front - at least until I become unemployed. Sales activity came to a screeching halt last week. Our clientele is diversified over many industries,...
03-22-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By jimincalif

Street traffic is way down in OC from what I can...

Street traffic is way down in OC from what I can tell. I rode Fri, Sat and today, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Beach, and even in Laguna Beach. Lots of people and families out...
03-22-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By jimincalif

I was my clubís ride coordinator for two years....

I was my clubís ride coordinator for two years. We use paper cue sheets, they are in Excel and designed to fit on 1/2 of standard 8-1/2 x 11 paper vertically. Folds up easily to keep clipped to the...
03-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By jimincalif

I hope youíre right, but our constitutional...

I hope youíre right, but our constitutional rights seem to be the last thing on the minds of anyone in government right now.
03-19-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By jimincalif

I'm not a morning person either. A couple of...

I'm not a morning person either. A couple of years ago a tri group started doing Weds evening hill repeat rides near my house at 6:00 pm, so I joined in. This helped me quite a bit, not only with...
03-17-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,301
Posted By jimincalif

Good advice. I read somewhere that there was a...

Good advice. I read somewhere that there was a run on both Twinkies and Ding Dongs. :foo:
03-17-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,301
Posted By jimincalif

Nice. Is the online system something your club...

Nice. Is the online system something your club developed or is it a service/system that can be purchased or subscribed to?
03-17-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,301
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, I would also still ride. But as a former...

Yeah, I would also still ride. But as a former club officer (as well as serving on other boards), I understand organizational decisions are sometimes necessarily different from individual ones.
03-17-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,301
Posted By jimincalif

One local club just canceled all their group...

One local club just canceled all their group rides thru the end of the month. Seems overwrought to me, especlally when there is evidence that being outdoors helps kill viruses:
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03-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,043
Posted By jimincalif

I have rented a new Roubaix with the Future Shock...

I have rented a new Roubaix with the Future Shock a couple of times. It does what it says and I can feel it working when hitting bumps or standing up mashing a big gear on a hill. Another guy in...
03-15-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,043
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, re the Niner, I have the carbon model,...

Yeah, re the Niner, I have the carbon model, 2018, yes internal cables. I have the OEM Stanís wheels fitted with 38mm G-One All Arounds. I also have a set of November RCG 36 carbon wheels with 30mm...
03-13-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By jimincalif

i had a Catalina 380, sold it about 3 years ago,...

i had a Catalina 380, sold it about 3 years ago, my use dropped off quite a bit in 2015, so yeah, no sense letting it just sit unused. I owned it for 15 years, but Iím enjoying not being a boat...
03-12-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By jimincalif

Not quite as far away, but in Irvine there is...

Not quite as far away, but in Irvine there is Trails End Cycling Center on Von Karman, and in Lake Forest, Pure Ride Cycles on Muirlands.

if you want to go all the way to Idaho, Georgeís Cycles...
03-12-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By jimincalif

I met her at the Solvang Century last year, she...

I met her at the Solvang Century last year, she was there with her bike and talking about the whole process. She said that lots of riders could train for the physical challenge, but to go this fast...
03-11-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By jimincalif

I wouldn't call it rage riding for me, but it is...

I wouldn't call it rage riding for me, but it is mind clearing. Works for me with both riding and sailing, I can get my head totally into it, and temporarily let go of all the other stuff that's...
03-09-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By jimincalif

California has had a no phone while driving law...

California has had a no phone while driving law for some years now. If anything it has gotten worse. Riding around, almost everyone is futzing with their devices. Squeezing in a text message at...
03-06-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By jimincalif

I got a small nick in my front rim, first I used...

I got a small nick in my front rim, first I used am emery board between the rim and the brake pad, gentle pressure on the brake and rotated that spot on the rim back and forth to sand it down, then...
03-05-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By jimincalif

The only time I had random racket on some cogs...

The only time I had random racket on some cogs and not others, my lock ring was not fully torqued. But you said you already checked that.

If you put it on one of the noisy cogs and then look...
03-01-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By jimincalif

Carbo Loading LIX

March already? Spring arrives on the 19th or 20th, depending on your longitude. And Daylight Savings Time returns next week for most of us in Canada and the U.S. Yeah!
02-29-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By jimincalif

Breathless Agony. 108 miles, 11,500í. Last did...

Breathless Agony. 108 miles, 11,500í. Last did it in 2017, trying to psych up for it again this year, but dunno if I will.
02-28-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,043
Posted By jimincalif

I use my Niner RLT RDO as both a road and gravel...

I use my Niner RLT RDO as both a road and gravel bike, just swap wheels. If all you ever ride off pavement is nicely packed dirt/gravel, you can easily do so with 32mm tires. However if you...
02-28-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By jimincalif

Way to go!

Way to go!
02-26-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By jimincalif

My max is 49.9 mph on the descent from Onyx...

My max is 49.9 mph on the descent from Onyx Summit toward the Santa Ana River. I wasn't looking at the speedo at the time, saw it on Strava later after uploading. If I'd known I might have pushed...
02-24-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By jimincalif

You have to go to CP, main entrance at Harbor Dr....

You have to go to CP, main entrance at Harbor Dr. and get a pass, good for a year. Need to take a real ID. They have info on their website. Personally I just ride I-5. Itís a bit noisy unless you...
02-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By jimincalif

Are you saying you canít or wonít go thru Camp...

Are you saying you canít or wonít go thru Camp Pendleton either? You could probably find a way out thru Corona down Temescal Cyn Rd, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, and Fallbrook to the 76 and then back...
02-23-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By jimincalif

Garmin v. Strava: Friday afternoon ride -...

Garmin v. Strava:

Friday afternoon ride - 21.55 miles, 14.6 mph average, 1:29 moving time, 1,060 ft of elevation gain, max HR 159 bpm. Garmin 520+ said 15 hours of recovery time. Strava said this...
02-03-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,406
Posted By jimincalif

we had paramedics come to one of our club...

we had paramedics come to one of our club meetings, they made it clear that they are NOT going to be checking phones or calling services like RoadID. They said the most useful info for them is date...
02-02-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By jimincalif

My 520+ gets a GPS fix very quickly. I do always...

My 520+ gets a GPS fix very quickly. I do always have it connected to my phone via Bluetooth, donít know if that makes a difference.
02-01-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,406
Posted By jimincalif

I have the Garmin 520+. I have both LiveTrack...

I have the Garmin 520+. I have both LiveTrack and incident detection enabled. LiveTrack went thru a several month period of being very unreliable after a Garmin Connect update in May 2019. Finally...
02-01-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By jimincalif

Got a puncture on the way home today. Of course...

Got a puncture on the way home today. Of course itís in my new back tire with less than 300 miles on it rather than the front thatís pushing 4,000 miles. Oh well, Orange Seal did its job, I kept...
02-01-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By jimincalif

Carbo Loading LVIII

February already. I can tell the days are getting longer, yes!

Letís pick up the pace here, or might need to make these Carbo threads bimonthly! :)
01-27-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,333
Posted By jimincalif

I'm 61, I have both a road and gravel bike. I...

I'm 61, I have both a road and gravel bike. I have both road wheels/tires and gravel wheels/tires for the gravel bike.

The gravel bike with 38mm tubeless tires works well for what I want to do,...
01-20-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By jimincalif

Started out with my normal SPD-SLs on my gravel...

Started out with my normal SPD-SLs on my gravel bike. But after a few bits of having to walk, I bought SPD pedals and shoes for it. Difficult to walk very far or up a steep slope in the road...
01-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,296
Posted By jimincalif

1 and another on the way!

1 and another on the way!
01-16-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By jimincalif

I got one of those boots to wear when sleeping,...

I got one of those boots to wear when sleeping, to hold the ankle at 90 degrees. Almost immediate relief the next morning. Wore it until the pain was completely gone, then I continued with it for a...
01-15-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By jimincalif

"A few minor knee twinges" may or may not be...

"A few minor knee twinges" may or may not be related to the crank length, but interesting you say this occurs only on the longer cranks? I have read several things in the last few years that suggest...
01-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By jimincalif

Agreed. Spokes on each side have to oppose each...

Agreed. Spokes on each side have to oppose each other to hold the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,573
Posted By jimincalif

Nice, I always like a story with a happy ending!

Nice, I always like a story with a happy ending!
01-09-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,452
Posted By jimincalif

My low gear is 1:1 (34/34), it's a gravel bike,...

My low gear is 1:1 (34/34), it's a gravel bike, not a mountain bike, so doesn't have super low gearing. On a bike with lower gearing, yes I could stay seated on steeper climbs and keep weight on the...
01-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,452
Posted By jimincalif

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel...

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel bike, and I'm running tubeless. My riding on them was probably about 80/20 road/dirt until I got a separate wheelset for road tires.

For your...
01-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,832
Posted By jimincalif

Is the chain worn out?

Is the chain worn out?
01-08-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,616
Posted By jimincalif

My highest year, 2016: Distance 7,029.7 mi ...

My highest year, 2016:

Distance 7,029.7 mi
Time 446h 53m
Elev Gain 318,967 ft
Rides 203

last year:

Distance 6,569.8 mi
01-01-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By jimincalif

ROFL. If you arenít questioning youíre...

ROFL. If you arenít questioning youíre existence, whatís the point of doing the Festive? :)

Well done just the same. Between 12/24 and 12/31 I did all of 20.5 miles in just one ride yesterday. ...
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