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06-28-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 40,440
Posted By TGT1

The worst combination is a south facing long...

The worst combination is a south facing long steep slope with a 3-5 mph tailwind so you get absolutely no cooling. BT DT! on the way to Crystal Lake.

40 mi loop around the east SGV with 3000' of...
06-12-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 40,440
Posted By TGT1

Went up San Dimas Canyon road to the gate today...

Went up San Dimas Canyon road to the gate today as part of a 30mi loop, Too bad you can't continue on to GMR. I'd put the fat tires back on just for that! Two supposedly "endangered" yellow leg...
05-28-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,925
Posted By TGT1

Rode down a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday...

Rode down a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday from above Whittier Narrows. The bum count was way lower than normal, but there was one with his tent pitched under the 60, half way into the path. It...
05-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,607
Posted By TGT1

I checked some SRAM 10Sp links (labeled non...

I checked some SRAM 10Sp links (labeled non reusable) against a KMC reusable one once with a machinists loupe with scale and could find nothing that would not indicate that they are identical in all...
05-06-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,925
Posted By TGT1

Yeah, but it's a pain if you are using the trail...

Yeah, but it's a pain if you are using the trail for access to 39 from out in the flats. It's also a pain that all the park restrooms are closed. Complicates long route selections.
05-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,925
Posted By TGT1

There was a bum passed out in his tent, on the...

There was a bum passed out in his tent, on the bike path under the 60 freeway last weekend.. Higher than normal traffic between the golf course and Santa Fe Dam. Probably because the park is...
03-26-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By TGT1

Keep in mind that it is illegal for a bike to go...

Keep in mind that it is illegal for a bike to go anywhere in the park that a car can't legally go. They enforce it vigorously so stick to the roads.
03-25-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By TGT1

We've left a car at the vacant lot behind Coyote...

We've left a car at the vacant lot behind Coyote Corner for years to car pool into the park to rock climb with no incidents.

That will add a few miles and a few hundred feet to get to the park,...
03-22-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By TGT1

West entrance to Keys view and back would be epic...

West entrance to Keys view and back would be epic with no cars.
01-01-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By TGT1

Multitool has a spoke wrench and I do carry a...

Multitool has a spoke wrench and I do carry a minipump.

The pump works best for the original inflation and finding the source of a puncture. The CO2 means you wont be there all afternoon.
01-01-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By TGT1

I'll second that opinion. I've driven that...

I'll second that opinion.

I've driven that road hundreds of times and have no desire to do it either way on a bike.

GRR/GMR also puts me closer to home without the boring flat run back...
12-30-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By TGT1

Almost all of my rides are solo and long so...

Almost all of my rides are solo and long so there's really nothing extra I take up GMR. Minipump, Multitool with chain breaker, Tire levers, Spare tube, Patch kit, money, small pocket knife, CO2,...
10-16-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,981
Posted By TGT1

"https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/118448709...

"https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1184487099929681920"

Welcome to the reaction to the "cancel culture"
09-07-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 64,431
Posted By TGT1

The overwhelming majority of those choosing to...

The overwhelming majority of those choosing to live this lifestyle are addicts.

The end effect of decriminalizing addiction is that you can't force someone into treatment. Another "liberal"...
08-20-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,925
Posted By TGT1

The trail isn't dangerous, there are only a half...

The trail isn't dangerous, there are only a half dozen blind spots in the entire length. Those blind spots for some reason are where every large group calls a halt?

The clubs that use it as their...
06-27-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,533
Posted By TGT1

Uranium in the water isn't unheard of. We've had...

Uranium in the water isn't unheard of. We've had several requests for uranium removal systems over the years, mostly in San Diego county Indian reservations.

Arsenic is a ubiquitous contaminant...
06-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,358
Posted By TGT1

Well, Looks like you've cured any titanium...

Well, Looks like you've cured any titanium deficiency!
06-13-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,925
Posted By TGT1

Last Sunday there were county removal notices at...

Last Sunday there were county removal notices at the camp under the 10 freeway and the Valley Blvd bunch seems to have been evicted.

There was also a crazy sitting cross legged staring at his...
06-06-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,925
Posted By TGT1

Two weeks ago Sunday about noon there was a...

Two weeks ago Sunday about noon there was a madman (probably a paranoid schizophrenic off his meds) yelling at everyone at the shady spot across from the dam.

Aliens were out to get him, ...
05-23-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 40,440
Posted By TGT1

That seems to be the typical wind pattern there,...

That seems to be the typical wind pattern there, but the real pain in the butt are the expansion joints every fifteen feet or so.
01-12-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,933
Posted By TGT1

Hoya now owns the AO safety line. Lots of...

Hoya now owns the AO safety line. Lots of choices there $165 flat rate

Hoya Safety Rx (http://www.hoyavision.com.ar/safetyrx/)
01-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By TGT1

Sore muscles =good sore joints =bad Mix...

Sore muscles =good

sore joints =bad

Mix it up on "rest" days. Active rest!

go for a walk, hike etc,
01-01-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By TGT1

Just proved my point! Pedal faster, go...

Just proved my point!

Pedal faster, go faster.

Concentrating on pedaling circles will lead you to pedaling faster.
01-01-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,068
Posted By TGT1

Yep! File the protruding end flat and center...

Yep!

File the protruding end flat and center punch first.

For small fasteners easy-outs usually make a bigger mess than you had before. That's especially true with no previous experience.
01-01-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By TGT1

Try it and see what happens!!!

Try it and see what happens!!!
12-31-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By TGT1

There's some metabolic or psychological weirdness...

There's some metabolic or psychological weirdness here. That's not normal at all. Have you had your blood sugar checked out?

One thing that no one has mentioned is how efficient is your pedal...
12-24-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,650
Posted By TGT1

Who stole the trash can? Should be in the right...

Who stole the trash can? Should be in the right side of the frame

that's why I wasn't 100% sure although I've leaned my bike on that rock plenty of times.
12-24-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,650
Posted By TGT1

GMR The Shack? 251 for the month 101...

GMR The Shack?

251 for the month
101 yesterday, SGRT, Rio Hondo, LA River, LB Belmont Shore, SGRT, loop.

Foggy and wet all morning
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By TGT1

Played with that idea when I was about 12 ...

Played with that idea when I was about 12

Damn near yanked me off the bike when it deployed.

Next attempt damn near yanked the bike from underneath me.
10-09-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By TGT1

My brother was across the valley at a friends...

My brother was across the valley at a friends house and videoed the lightening during that storm.

I asked him how he got his phone to do time lapse?

It wasn't!

Must have been several strikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,025
Posted By TGT1

Cyclemeter has a function that if you stop for...

Cyclemeter has a function that if you stop for more than a preset time it will send an email to whoever you designate.
10-07-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By TGT1

Only chain I've ever had break was a SRAM. Had...

Only chain I've ever had break was a SRAM. Had less than 200 miles on it and had multiple cracks in the links.

( I doubt SRAM manufactures their own chains)
10-07-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By TGT1

The Velo Orange seat tube is ovaled on the inside...

The Velo Orange seat tube is ovaled on the inside to reduce weight.

You would be asking for a catastrophic failure if you took 0.8mm off of the OD!
10-02-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By TGT1

Golf is a game, not a sport! Not the same...

Golf is a game, not a sport! Not the same category at all!

If you adhere to the Hemingway definition.
10-01-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By TGT1

I took up cycling seriously when all my climbing...

I took up cycling seriously when all my climbing and mountaineering partners aged out and took up golf or also cycling.

We had our own definition of an epic:
To qualify as an epic we had to run...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,528
Posted By TGT1

I've got one entry point to the SGRT 12 miles...

I've got one entry point to the SGRT 12 miles from home and another 6 miles from home and 2 miles from work. The only time I ever drive to the start is if I'm meeting someone at Whittier Narrows on a...
09-28-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By TGT1

I tend to ride solo and early so while the...

I tend to ride solo and early so while the medicare ride was epic the most memorable ones have involved the fauna.

One ride I came around a corner uphill and slow to momma bobcat and her two cubs...
09-28-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By TGT1

I was planning on making an attempt Friday on my...

I was planning on making an attempt Friday on my 65th at the Baldy Ski Lifts.

There was a wind advisory with predicted gusts to 30 mph and I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.

I got a 5:30 am...
09-27-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By TGT1

I use this ...

I use this

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-117.70628361962733&lat=34.22228364191926#.W60TF0-WzL8

You can move the 1km square around on the map.

The forecasts seem to correct...
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,756
Posted By TGT1

I used an earlier version of the OR Advanced bivy...

I used an earlier version of the OR Advanced bivy for ten years or so until the urethane lining on the floor started to fail. they replaced it with the current military model for free. The two...
09-23-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,202
Posted By TGT1

Once camped near Black Velvet Canyon when it was...

Once camped near Black Velvet Canyon when it was legal, I was awakened by warm, moist breath on my face. A burro had it's muzzle about a foot from my face. When my eyes opened, he brayed!



...
09-23-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By TGT1

Home made pesto from fresh picked Basil with...

Home made pesto from fresh picked Basil with roasted walnuts or pecans replacing the traditional pine nuts, slathered over linguini and Brie.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,884
Posted By TGT1

This guy should be in line for bragging rights! ...

This guy should be in line for bragging rights!

California Fourteeners - Human Powered (bicycle, run, hike, climb) - Fastest Known Time ? Ryan Tetz - Writing, Photo, Athlete, Guide, Nurse,...
09-16-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By TGT1

https://us.hoyasafety.com/ca/order/Documents/catal...

https://us.hoyasafety.com/ca/order/Documents/catalogue.pdf
09-11-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By TGT1

If you go for Crystal Lake or Dawson Saddle don't...

If you go for Crystal Lake or Dawson Saddle don't depend on the spring above Coldbrook campground. Some years it dries up in the fall or reduces to a trickle you might not want to drink Someone...
09-11-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By TGT1

The Irwindale Gold Line station is only about a...

The Irwindale Gold Line station is only about a mile from the Lario Park entrance to the San Gabriel River Trail that will take you right to the mouth of the canyon and 39. You can also cut out at...
08-26-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,047
Posted By TGT1

just gotta make sure that equipment is properly...

just gotta make sure that equipment is properly grounded!
...
08-22-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,191
Posted By TGT1

If you wax, push the wax out of the hole on both...

If you wax, push the wax out of the hole on both ends first then scrape off the sides with an old credit card etc. no problems.

Shimano probably had to wait for the KMC patent to expire. That...
08-09-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,258
Posted By TGT1

I met a guy once that was a law professor and...

I met a guy once that was a law professor and would flame forums so his buddy in the sociology dept. could study the reactions.
If you were in on the joke it was really amusing to watch especially...
08-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By TGT1

Lots of BS here, a 34/48 will work just fine! ...

Lots of BS here, a 34/48 will work just fine!

The 48 is hard to find. A couple of years ago when I found some on Ebay I bought all of them they had (4). The upgrade to a yaw front is worth the...
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