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07-11-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
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: 51
Views: 1,097
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: 51
Views: 1,097
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: 17
Views: 458
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: 556
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: 82
Views: 2,057
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....
07-08-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,240
Posted By CAT7RDR

Take a look at amateur racer Tyler Pearce's...

Take a look at amateur racer Tyler Pearce's "Breath" video to get an idea how committed some amateur racers are to the sport.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=I3fM72HEbCA
07-08-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Bonked horribly two weeks ago riding up to...

Bonked horribly two weeks ago riding up to Crystal Lake so I thought I have to fix this and did. Rode from Pioneer Park up to Hwy 39 Lookout....
07-07-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By CAT7RDR

Changed my cleats once for a week in Mammoth...

Changed my cleats once for a week in Mammoth Lakes to a Chinese cheap off brand. Tried to clip-in outside the hotel entrance and guess what? No Go! Luckily I brought spare shoes with worn SPD-SL...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By CAT7RDR

This sounds like a case for:...

This sounds like a case for: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

Play with the calculator to your heart's content and get a better idea with the type riding you do, cadence, speed and the...
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,057
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just an aside: Do you run into some large feral...

Just an aside: Do you run into some large feral hogs at night?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,764
Posted By CAT7RDR

The usual abrasions and three concussions....

The usual abrasions and three concussions. Nothing in the past two years. I try to learn from my mistakes. The last concussion cost me a few IQ points.
07-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

50 miles this morning along the Santiago Cyn...

50 miles this morning along the Santiago Cyn corridor. Hopped on Silverado, Live Oak, Glenn Ranch/Saddleback in an O/B. First time on Glenn/Saddleback, nice combo on a warm day to get the lungs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,163
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have completed Dawson Saddle and the Mt Baldy...

I have completed Dawson Saddle and the Mt Baldy Ski Lifts (both HC) rides but I do not see grinding up a mountain at 5-7 mph as some great accomplishment. Now if I was cruising up at 10-12 mph, that...
07-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just got back from Mt Baldy Village via GMR/GRR....

Just got back from Mt Baldy Village via GMR/GRR. Couldn't be a better day. Overcast lifted early. All the gates are closed including the two where GMR-GRR intersect. I did not have any vehicles or...
07-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,916
Posted By CAT7RDR

A hard tail 29'er is pretty versatile with the...

A hard tail 29'er is pretty versatile with the right tires - urban, road, gravel, dirt, some single track.
07-01-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By CAT7RDR

No, plan on bringing all you need for the approx...

No, plan on bringing all you need for the approx 22 miles to Mt Baldy Village. There is no spring water along the way either.
07-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By CAT7RDR

From Encanto Park all the way to Mt Baldy Village...

From Encanto Park all the way to Mt Baldy Village and the return, it takes me 4.5 hours at a touristy pace. I have done it on a 35 lbs 29'er and it took over 5 hours round trip. ...
07-01-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,439
Posted By CAT7RDR

I always associated aluminum frames with balloon...

I always associated aluminum frames with balloon cartoon bicycles. :D
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c7/42/81/c742817c5f13bc658db6ce9f8255efe9.jpg
07-01-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By CAT7RDR

Great advice. This has been my experience as...

Great advice. This has been my experience as well. Little shards of glass and metal pieces like staples and pushpins get in the tread. Removing the tire and flexing it will eventually find these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By CAT7RDR

After reading the above posts, it just confirms...

After reading the above posts, it just confirms riding solo is the way to go for me. At 57 y/o 205 lbs in fair shape, I am not keeping up with the young'ins and I like to define my own pace, courses,...
06-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,772
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ So what did you purchase that was...

^^^^^ So what did you purchase that was counterfeit? I purchased a Nitto stem w/o any drama on Amazon.
06-29-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By CAT7RDR

Here's the good news: Angeles National Forest:...

Here's the good news:
Angeles National Forest: Glendora Ridge Road, Mt. Baldy Road to Glendora Mountain Road Road Closed Open To Bicyclists, Hikers, And Equestrians 07/02/20 10:00 AM 07/06/20 10:00...
06-28-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Meandered around Carbon Cyn and Chino Hills...

Meandered around Carbon Cyn and Chino Hills before returning via La Habra Heights. Finally ordered some new Giro Berms for my aching feet! Still learning to spin instead of grinding. 70 miles and 6K...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By CAT7RDR

We're going to yell at you! Sorry wrong thread.

We're going to yell at you! Sorry wrong thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,176
Posted By CAT7RDR

At 50 y/o my gf told me I looked pregnant when I...

At 50 y/o my gf told me I looked pregnant when I had my hands on my hips. I was ashamed partly because she is slim and athletic and I once was in good shape. I bought a MTB and just started riding...
06-27-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Since you like venturing north on the SGRT, get...

Since you like venturing north on the SGRT, get off on Dunlop Crossing (turns into Mimes Bl) heading east to Broadway. Make a left to Hadley then right all the way thru Whittier downtown to Painter...
06-26-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,439
Posted By CAT7RDR

I thought my carbon frame bike had some issues...

I thought my carbon frame bike had some issues when riding downhill on a rough concrete surface. Then, I remembered I was use to riding my Reynolds 853 steel frame down the same rough road and none...
06-25-20, 06:19 AM
06-25-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^FIFY Avoid cross chaining - avoid big...

^^^^^^FIFY
Avoid cross chaining - avoid big ring in front, big in back or small ring in front, small cog in back combos. The straighter the chain stays from chain ring to cassette the longer it will...
06-24-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Got out for a midweek ride in the Whittier Hills...

Got out for a midweek ride in the Whittier Hills doing repeats in Turnbull Cyn and up Rideout overlooking Sycamore Cyn. Another Perfect day with a couple dozen riders out. Met Roy again the local...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,163
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^Looks like you needed an ice pick and...

^^^^Looks like you needed an ice pick and crampons for that jaunt. :thumb:
06-24-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,162
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just be careful and announce yourself going thru...

Just be careful and announce yourself going thru the Whittier Blvd tunnel and watch for glass on the San Gabriel Pkwy loop around. I frequently ride from Beverly Blvd north to above the Santa Fe Dam...
06-23-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,016
Posted By CAT7RDR

My first bike after 25 years away from cycling...

My first bike after 25 years away from cycling was a $600 Trek 29'er. I had to upgrade the drive train to Deore level before I found the bike safe and serviceable to ride. For me that boosted the...
06-23-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,457
Posted By CAT7RDR

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme works for me (57...

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme works for me (57 y/o) and is $4.47 for 15oz on Amazon....
06-22-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,016
Posted By CAT7RDR

I would have to sell my wife's $5000 car first...

I would have to sell my wife's $5000 car first then pay for a divorce attorney and lose half my assets so I have to stick with $500. :D It will take a couple years of recyclables but I will make it...
06-22-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,016
Posted By CAT7RDR

For $500, one could find a nice vintage steel...

For $500, one could find a nice vintage steel with upscale components like Ultegra 6600 if one is patient. That would make a nice riding bike for a beginner and maximize that $500. I would not be...
06-22-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By CAT7RDR

I do not ride when fatigued from lack of sleep....

I do not ride when fatigued from lack of sleep. Yesterday I cancelled a long ride due to lack of sleep for two straight days. Too much risk involved when riding while fatigued. Feel is too vague,...
06-21-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By CAT7RDR

I really enjoy the Black Bibs Ultimate at $80. I...

I really enjoy the Black Bibs Ultimate at $80. I have used them for 7 longer 5-7 hour rides/climbs and find them a bargain at $80. I am 6'2" 205 and the XL fit perfectly with the inseam extending to...
06-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By CAT7RDR

Technically, if I have to "mash" I am not...

Technically, if I have to "mash" I am not pedaling correctly. It is more about engaging the glutes out of the saddle and letting gravity work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By CAT7RDR

I heard if you lick the chain it can make muscle...

I heard if you lick the chain it can make muscle spasms stop.
06-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Some days you have it other days you don't but...

Some days you have it other days you don't but soldier on. Rode up to Crystal Lake from Encanto Park this morning. Saw about 40 other cyclists either ascending or descending. Great clear day and...
06-17-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,107
Posted By CAT7RDR

+1 on Camelbaks for novice cyclists. It will also...

+1 on Camelbaks for novice cyclists. It will also encourage you to sip more and stay hydrated better going into summer. Do not worry about what others think. When it gets hot, I use bottles and a...
06-17-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,490
Posted By CAT7RDR

About the only time I see e-bikes is near the...

About the only time I see e-bikes is near the beaches. Up in the hills, I've seen one in the last two years. It was a road bike and the older gent was recovering from an injury and did not want to...
06-16-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By CAT7RDR

Count me in. Ski Lifts or Bust. I will likely...

Count me in. Ski Lifts or Bust. I will likely start at Encanto at 0700 to warm up my bones. :50:
06-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,739
Posted By CAT7RDR

Forgot to mention in the SoCal canyons, hopped up...

Forgot to mention in the SoCal canyons, hopped up weekend sports bikers think they own the world. Too much bravado and not enough skill or common sense. Seems like the meat wagons are picking them up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,780
Posted By CAT7RDR

As long as it is a quality garment that fits,...

As long as it is a quality garment that fits, either would work for shorter rides. For longer rides, bibs just flow better with my body. Less abrasions of the fabric and bibs will last longer in the...
06-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad you are relatively Okay. This GCN...

Glad you are relatively Okay.

This GCN video on checking your bike after a crash could be worthwhile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYdqtKP7Cug
06-15-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,490
Posted By CAT7RDR

The darker side of me wants to force a...

The darker side of me wants to force a "competitive" e-bike rider to drain his battery going up a grade attempting to stay ahead of me and force a battery change or a turnaround because they are out...
06-14-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 41,491
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did another loop around SGV into San Dimas Cyn...

Did another loop around SGV into San Dimas Cyn and also up Wheeler/Stephens Ranch Rd and Marshal Cyn before returning via Puddingstone/San Dimas Ave and Grand. 82 miles and 6K of climb. ...
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