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12-10-19, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Biker395

I know that spot! For someone ascending ... I...

I know that spot! For someone ascending ... I think that is right after the first hairpin on the bottom of GMR?

What a great climb/descent. Sooo much fun coming down. :love:
12-10-19, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Beautiful morning. ...

Beautiful morning.

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12-06-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By Biker395

Toss the Garmin and take up photography. :D

Toss the Garmin and take up photography. :D
12-05-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 409
Posted By Biker395

Get to where you can ride 35 miles in reasonable...

Get to where you can ride 35 miles in reasonable comfort. Then, just go out and ride it.
12-04-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Biker395

This x10

This x10
12-02-19, 10:55 AM
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Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

California Dreaming ... surf's up and no one out....

California Dreaming ... surf's up and no one out.

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11-30-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Coastal switchbacks ... ...

Coastal switchbacks ...

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11-26-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,048
Posted By Biker395

This subject came up last night. We were...

This subject came up last night. We were celebrating (or bemoaning) an upcoming birthday.

Riding my age isn't really a problem for me (at this point, anyway), so someone suggested I should make...
11-26-19, 09:35 AM
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Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

I had to leave work early, so I caught a little...

I had to leave work early, so I caught a little bit of a sunset last night. Flippin beautiful.
...
11-25-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... I've never experienced this. Maybe...

Whoa ... I've never experienced this. Maybe fatigued legs at the end of a very hard ride, but not sore ... as in painful. I did have the experience years ago of going on a hike and working so...
11-25-19, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Biker395

The morning commute ... ...

The morning commute ...

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11-25-19, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Biker395

And some size reduction! Thanks!

And some size reduction! Thanks!
11-24-19, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Riding in the mountains ... ...

Riding in the mountains ...

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11-21-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

Thank you! Yea, that's me ... looking younger...

Thank you! Yea, that's me ... looking younger than I am through the wonders of Photoshop. lol

My GP is very thorough. My risk factors are significant, but all have caveats:

Family History:...
11-21-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

My cardiologist told me that stress tests only...

My cardiologist told me that stress tests only really identify blockages when they are pretty significant ... in the order of 90% or more. So it wouldn't surprise me that you'd pass one, then have...
11-20-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Biker395

Mine was the base Fastback Comp. I think the only...

Mine was the base Fastback Comp. I think the only difference was the color (mine was a sweet red), and that it had 105 components. GREAT bike. I spent something like $800 for it, and it was well...
11-19-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Biker395

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I just saw...

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I just saw this!

I got a hold of the frame for $80 from Nashbar and built it out with some components I had on hand.

It's my backup, and actually a very nice...
11-19-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By Biker395

That is my nightmare. Not really going that fast,...

That is my nightmare. Not really going that fast, no involvement with an auto ... just odd circumstances that has you getting a terrible injury. OMG.

That you escaped without permanent injury is...
11-18-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By Biker395

I really, really dislike irresponsible dog...

I really, really dislike irresponsible dog owners. :mad:

My one serious crash (blown tire on a descent) had me with several broken ribs, a minor pneumothorax, and a clavicle broken in two places....
11-18-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,048
Posted By Biker395

What a depressing thought. :-( I don't...

What a depressing thought. :-(

I don't Strava or keep track of my speed, so I am probably getting slower every year and am blissfully unaware of it (which is the way I like it). I'm not so...
11-13-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

Interesting, isn't it? Like our old pastor used...

Interesting, isn't it? Like our old pastor used to say (after a birthday party for his small child):

"Chuck E. Cheese is living proof that one person's heaven can be another person's hell. " :p
11-13-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

:roflmao2: I think this is all a matter of...

:roflmao2:

I think this is all a matter of context. There are "group rides" like the local "Doctor's Ride," in which the unstated goal is to drop everyone you can and be the first to the top (not...
11-12-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

Yea, me too. I don't think it's so much ego as...

Yea, me too. I don't think it's so much ego as it is that people ride at a pace that they are most comfortable with ... dictated by the combination of their ability and desire to ride hard.

We...
11-10-19, 01:45 PM
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Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

^ One of my favorite ascents and descents. Yea...

^ One of my favorite ascents and descents. Yea baby. :love:

On the newly paved Little Sycamore in the Santa Monica Mountains ... chasing them down.
...
11-08-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By Biker395

Nah. Back in 1999, the world was black and white....

Nah. Back in 1999, the world was black and white.

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11-06-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By Biker395

Mornings, it's been in the mid 40s to low 50s. ...

Mornings, it's been in the mid 40s to low 50s. Definitely a chill in the air.

But it's not so much the chill that does it to me ... its that time change and riding home in the dark. I'd soooo...
11-05-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

My doc's eyebrows raised when I told him about my...

My doc's eyebrows raised when I told him about my older brother's mini-strokes he got when he was 58 or so.

I told him my brother was morbidly obese, diabetic, ate terribly and got zero exercise,...
11-04-19, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Biker395

East Fork?

East Fork?
10-30-19, 06:58 PM
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Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

Nah ... aging isn't linear. We all know it...

Nah ... aging isn't linear. We all know it accelerates every year. I'm nearing the cliff myself. lol
10-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd...

"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

Mickey Mantle
10-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

That is my theory too. I have read some of the...

That is my theory too. I have read some of the medical articles about afib among endurance athletes, and the data is frustrating, as no one can seem to agree on what an "endurance athlete" is, but...
10-25-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

That's some funny gallows humor there. :roflmao2:...

That's some funny gallows humor there. :roflmao2:



I know people who's blood work was normal or better, who ended up having significant arteriosclerosis. And also those who had horrible...
10-25-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

Aw geez ... it was a popular internet meme some...

Aw geez ... it was a popular internet meme some time ago. Supposedly a quote from a doctor.
10-24-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,554
Posted By Biker395

I know what you mean. I definitely think about...

I know what you mean. I definitely think about it sometimes. But:

1. I don't really push it that hard ... even in endurance races. I pace myself.

2. I've had a lot of tests. I recommend...
10-24-19, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Biker395

The descent from Mt. Hamilton ...

The descent from Mt. Hamilton

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10-22-19, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Biker395

This is it. ...

This is it.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31352525

It is in the the same area where we did that ride to the campground at Jalama and back. Beautiful area to ride!
...
10-22-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,092
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... that is interesting. I prefer...

Whoa ... that is interesting. I prefer zero-offset seatposts, and my CF bike has that Thomson seat post. Ooof.
10-22-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

Yea ... I was just telling someone that I think I...

Yea ... I was just telling someone that I think I would like to retire (or semi-retire) to the Central Coast. It truly is California the way it used to be. I'm thinking San Luis Obispo or Morro Bay...
10-21-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Biker395

The aptly named Happy Canyon Road ... ...

The aptly named Happy Canyon Road ...

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10-21-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

Gotta hate the crappy evenings we get this time...

Gotta hate the crappy evenings we get this time of year ...
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10-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,092
Posted By Biker395

I have a carbon seat post on an Al bike with...

I have a carbon seat post on an Al bike with carbon seat and chainstays.

Zero difference with the carbon seat post.
10-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,727
Posted By Biker395

I've uttered the words: "Well, it seemed...

I've uttered the words:

"Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time."

More than once. Don't kick yourself too hard for exercising bad judgment. It's part and parcel of being human. The...
10-10-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By Biker395

That is EXACTLY the kind of person I'm hoping to...

That is EXACTLY the kind of person I'm hoping to meet in the local watering holes. Awesome.
10-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... that drop off is a little steeper than I...

Whoa ... that drop off is a little steeper than I would have expected. I know I'll eat my words at some point, and who knows what the future holds, but as for me, I plan to be doing centuries over...
10-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

The scars from this years' fires are already...

The scars from this years' fires are already starting to heal. Almost all of the oak trees survived, and even the scrub is coming back to life, with new growth from the roots of the old.
...
10-07-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

Beautiful family!

Beautiful family!
10-07-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By Biker395

Hmmm. Interesting. I haven't toured in quite...

Hmmm. Interesting. I haven't toured in quite some time, but when I used to, I made sure to hit the local saloons and chat people up. It's one of the perks of touring, and I love doing it.

I...
10-02-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By Biker395

I've been at it for 30 years and 20 of those...

I've been at it for 30 years and 20 of those pretty much non-stop ... and I agree completely.

I might drop dead tomorrow or get creamed by someone on the way home tonight, but all I can say is...
09-27-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,439
Posted By Biker395

Lol ... not really. Ordinary winds, you just put...

Lol ... not really. Ordinary winds, you just put your head down, get on the drops, and resign yourself to the fact that it's going to be a slog.

But I have been out there in some ridiculously...
09-25-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 445,827
Posted By Biker395

Just got back from a vacation in Slovenia. I...

Just got back from a vacation in Slovenia. I got in a short bike ride to go to from Lake Bled to a nearby gorge. It was on a cheap department-store level bike that was really claptrappy, but oy,...
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