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09-22-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Wait, are the rest of you devoting your energy...

Wait, are the rest of you devoting your energy and free time to cycling for reasons other than mountain lion avoidance? I heard a bunch of dudes in France just spent three weeks fleeing desperately...
09-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,533
Posted By sanmateoclimber

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Crab solidarity DiabloScott . These are interesting times...
09-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Ugh, thanks for sharing this. I hate it. My...

Ugh, thanks for sharing this. I hate it.

My single-car garage is probably better sealed than what you're describing of yours, but it's not the same as an enclosed room by a long shot. I don't...
09-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Yeah I'm going to start looking into air...

Yeah I'm going to start looking into air purifiers today. Even if this current issue resolves soon (and that's a big "if,") I'm sure I'll be glad to have it the next time we get hit by wildfire...
09-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,533
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I talked myself into a smart trainer (refurbed...

I talked myself into a smart trainer (refurbed kickr core) and Zwift last year to help keep up my momentum through the winter, which it did fairly well. At the time I didn't consider that it was...
09-01-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Kings Mountain is definitely open. I rode it last...

Kings Mountain is definitely open. I rode it last Thursday while there was a break in the smoke, and there were other folks out there. The current road closures still listed for San Mateo County are...
09-01-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I'm basically playing it the same way you are,...

I'm basically playing it the same way you are, genejockey . I watch purple air (set to LRAPA and excluding indoor sensors,) and if the route looks like it will be generally green or in the low...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,344
Posted By sanmateoclimber

This phrase is perfect.

This phrase is perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,323
Posted By sanmateoclimber

The entire point of my anecdote was that the move...

The entire point of my anecdote was that the move was very abrupt and I had no way to anticipate it. The entire point of my post was that because of situations like this, I'm done using the MUP. Your...
08-20-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,533
Posted By sanmateoclimber

For what it's worth, here in San Mateo the skies...

For what it's worth, here in San Mateo the skies cleared up yesterday just as abruptly as they'd gone to hell the day before, and the AQI has been quite favorable so far today. I think we'll probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,323
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I have a great local MUP along a reservoir that I...

I have a great local MUP along a reservoir that I used to incorporate into my rides all the time pre-COVID. The pandemic situation forced me to break the habit, and I don't think I'll be going back....
08-19-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,533
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Ugh, yeah. I tried to wait out the heat yesterday...

Ugh, yeah. I tried to wait out the heat yesterday and went for a ride at six... only to find that it had quickly become crazy smoky. Probably shoulda just stayed home and smoked half a pack of...
08-05-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I guess your question is about water sources...

I guess your question is about water sources after Pescadero, but just in case this is helpful: there's a tap at the bakery on the main drag (Stage Rd) in Pescadero. It's hiding low to the wall along...
07-25-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Bike Hut Classic

Just figured I'd post this here for any Bay Area folks looking for a vaguely social experience on two wheels. Good climb, good cause, cool shirt.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By sanmateoclimber

This story is rad and inspiring, but I just don't...

This story is rad and inspiring, but I just don't think OP and I are ever going to see eye-to-eye if his cheat food is a potato. Is the baked potato... seated at the center of a pepperoni pizza? Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Don't believe these were pinch flats, though I...

Don't believe these were pinch flats, though I sure don't know what I'm talking about on the matter. I'm about 163 lbs on 25s at 110 psi. I've experimented a bit with lower pressures (here we go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By sanmateoclimber

This is obviously a sensible compromise. I had...

This is obviously a sensible compromise. I had one bad experience with a cheap patch and kind of wrote them off, but they are an easy way to safeguard against a calamity like this without having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By sanmateoclimber

The Double Flat Blues

The other day I was cruising along minding my own business when, suddenly: BUMP-BUMP-hiss-hiss. I have no idea how I didn't see the rock sitting right in the middle of the shoulder, or how I managed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,654
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Holy cow thank you. I felt like I was taking...

Holy cow thank you. I felt like I was taking crazy pills.

No segment should ever cross a stop sign? Cliffy here and I are the only people on this thread who have ever come across a stop sign that...
06-02-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Yeah, I saw they were up and running when I rode...

Yeah, I saw they were up and running when I rode through (masks required, only letting a restricted number of people in at a time.) Seems like a good spot to catch a break and hydrate/fuel up.
05-26-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I'm sure that's true-- that place rocks and I'm...

I'm sure that's true-- that place rocks and I'm very grateful for what they do for the cycling community! Definitely not trying to knock them in any way because the jugs happened to be empty the...
05-26-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Apologies for continuing a one man conversation...

Apologies for continuing a one man conversation with myself here, but this update could be relevant information to someone: I wouldn't recommend relying on the bike hut right now. There were water...
05-21-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Ah, they have a facebook page:...

Ah, they have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBikeHut

They have the hut closed up but water available in a picnic table. Hats off to the people who keep this going, seriously!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,598
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Ugh, probably. Haha thanks man.

Ugh, probably. Haha thanks man.
05-21-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Bike hut?

If you like to cruise the peninsula coast, you probably have a fondness in your heart for the Bike Hut on Tunitas Creek Rd. Anybody know if it's "open for business?" I don't know why I'm using quotes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,148
Posted By sanmateoclimber

This is not a one-size fits all conclusion,...

This is not a one-size fits all conclusion, obviously. I'm not as hardcore as a lot of the seasoned guys on this forum (but hey, I'm working on it,) and it definitely doesn't work this way for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,598
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Oh for Christ's sake, it literally gives me a...

Oh for Christ's sake, it literally gives me a numerical score? I'm addicted already.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,598
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Last night I got home from my ride, and for the...

Last night I got home from my ride, and for the first time couldn't get the full leaderboard information to see how my new PRs stacked up. Approximately ninety seconds later, I was a Strava premium...
05-15-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,248
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Heads up for people following this thread but not...

Heads up for people following this thread but not the other one: the 10-mile radius leash has now been removed for San Mateo County....
05-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Nice, thanks for the tip! Maybe I'll celebrate...

Nice, thanks for the tip! Maybe I'll celebrate with a proper ride up and over to the coast tomorrow....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,453
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I had the same question when I first got into...

I had the same question when I first got into road biking, and kept using my camelbak for the first year or so. It was highly convenient for storage and all the hydration I could ever want to carry,...
04-29-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,248
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Cool, I hadn't heard about the easing of the...

Cool, I hadn't heard about the easing of the restriction from 5 to 10 miles. Here's the revised orders confirming that if anyone is interested:...
04-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Thanks! So seems like the enforcement is...

Thanks! So seems like the enforcement is generally focused on people driving out to the coast to hang out at beaches. Makes sense that the traffic display I saw was set up for traffic heading west...
04-21-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Chateau is for maniacal downhill bombing ONLY,...

Chateau is for maniacal downhill bombing ONLY, and I would support full enforcement of any new ordinance to that effect. Although last week, in a burst of uncreativity, I did climb Ralston three...
04-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Yeah, thanks, my buddy has pretty much come to...

Yeah, thanks, my buddy has pretty much come to the same conclusions after a few more rides. It would be helpful to know if anyone ends up having a different experience, but it doesn't seem like...
04-16-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By sanmateoclimber

San Mateo restrictions

Hey all,

Yesterday they had a traffic display up along rt 92, just after the intersection with (lower) Skyline. I'm paraphrasing, but it was something to the effect of "Are you more than 5 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Okay yeah, good call. Took off all the bells and...

Okay yeah, good call. Took off all the bells and whistles (except I guess pedals and bottle cages,) clocked in at 21.8. Not as dramatic as I was thinking. Thanks for the tips, I'll check out those...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I guess with my saddle bag on it and everything...

I guess with my saddle bag on it and everything (a few LEDs, a phone holder?) Hopped on a scale with and without it; might not be super accurate, but shouldn't be far off.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Thinking about my second road bike

I was thinking about piggy-backing off the recent "new road bike" thread because I'm in a similar situation to that OP and would welcome any similar advice-- but hey, we're all a bit different, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Addressing the REAL question on the table, thanks!

Addressing the REAL question on the table, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Duh, thanks, that makes perfect sense. I like how...

Duh, thanks, that makes perfect sense. I like how it never struck me as odd that the targets are always nice round numbers. Fog of war, I guess!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Thanks, yeah, should have specified that the...

Thanks, yeah, should have specified that the wattage reading in question is coming from the trainer. I don't have any other power meter involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Smart trainer ERG wattage question

This winter, I've been playing with a Kickr Core and Zwift for weekday riding. As part of that, I'm pretty much in the habit of doing two tough ERG "workout mode" rides each week, and it seems to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,689
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I have suddenly let out a really weird, disgusted...

I have suddenly let out a really weird, disgusted "ugh!" just as some poor confused guy was overtaking me on the steepest Old La Honda hairpin yesterday. I had no idea you were back there, and I was...
12-31-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Thanks DiabloScott , that's a fine segment...

Thanks DiabloScott , that's a fine segment indeed, and a fine mountain you've got yourself there. I assume that segment starts like after the one small downhill pitch a few minutes past Athenian?
...
12-30-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Thanks all, I had a successful and really...

Thanks all, I had a successful and really enjoyable first ride up the Diablo, and I'm already thinking about when I might head back for more. The weather was... basically completely perfect. Upper...
12-29-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Mt Diablo first timer

Hey gang,

I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the almost-decent forecast and tackling my first Mount Diablo climb tomorrow. I know there's been ongoing quibbling about what neighborhoods...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By sanmateoclimber

This post is enormously helpful, thanks so much!...

This post is enormously helpful, thanks so much! I'm definitely going to work on SST in various contexts (ERG rides, hill climbs, group training) and see if I can get a good bump on my FTP this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Right thanks, I saw that video a few weeks ago. I...

Right thanks, I saw that video a few weeks ago. I think it's important to be clear though, that he's specifically bashing the oh-so-colorful premade interval programs that you can select from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Based on a few responses here, I set up and...

Based on a few responses here, I set up and completed a workout tonight that felt pretty solid. 2x20min at 245W, with 2x1min at 310W for an extra push at the end. A few follow-up questions if...
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