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09-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,988
Posted By Biker395

Jeez ... scary that someone with your background...

Jeez ... scary that someone with your background would develop COPD. I had grew up with asthma, and had pneumonia at 17. So far so good.
09-16-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Biker395

This is where being a non-Stravaite has its...

This is where being a non-Stravaite has its advantages. I have no idea whether how much slower I am than before. I ride to a level of effort and call it good.

Scary you would return from a...
09-12-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,988
Posted By Biker395

That sucks! It makes sense to get yourself...

That sucks! It makes sense to get yourself checked out before there is a problem. Frankly, I think my doc OVER tests me.

Example: I am scheduled for an ultrasound of my carotid artery to see...
09-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,988
Posted By Biker395

Yea, that is why I mentioned it. My sister in...

Yea, that is why I mentioned it. My sister in law was getting winded and tired when she ordinarily should not have been. This went on for a couple of years, with her doc (a GP) postulating all...
09-11-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,988
Posted By Biker395

Have you always had the problem, or is it a...

Have you always had the problem, or is it a fairly recent development? I'd get yourself checked out by a doc to make sure everything is OK.

Assuming you do, and you're fit enough for it, you...
09-11-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Biker395

Omigosh. I've done CO several times, and...

Omigosh. I've done CO several times, and although I'm sure I was on a different route, I cycled over many of the same places. I remember going through Rainbow and over MacKenzie Pass. It was...
09-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

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09-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

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Descending Sagehen Pass in the Eastern Sierra
09-05-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By Biker395

Hmmmm. Maybe it's my overactive imagination, but...

Hmmmm. Maybe it's my overactive imagination, but in a lot of ways, isn't that a good thing?
09-03-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

Ah, OK ... I've always wanted to do that double.

Ah, OK ... I've always wanted to do that double.
09-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... I was there for the HooDoo500. Were you...

Whoa ... I was there for the HooDoo500. Were you racing or crewing someone?
09-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

Rode a cruiser for the first time in years last...

Rode a cruiser for the first time in years last weekend. OMG are they bizarre handling ... but perfect for just hanging at the beach.
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08-30-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Biker395

2019 HooDoo 500 Stage Race

Finall more or less recovered from doing the HooDoo 500 ... a race in Southern Utah

There are a lot of categories ... I did the 500 mile 3 day stage race. That means you go about 170 miles each...
08-15-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

Seen on the bike path this morning. This woman...

Seen on the bike path this morning. This woman is amazing.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_5519_befdd0942034e044675ed15b99f5ec293900e2f0.jpg
08-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,060
Posted By Biker395

Damn ... huge difference! Losing that kind of...

Damn ... huge difference! Losing that kind of weight is rare and not at all easy. Congrats to you and your family!
08-09-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

The HooDoo 500 is coming up. ...

The HooDoo 500 is coming up.
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08-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,385
Posted By Biker395

We have something to aspire to!

We have something to aspire to!
08-05-19, 09:24 AM
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Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

Descending Latigo Canyon Road ...

Descending Latigo Canyon Road

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08-01-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Biker395

Pretty nice here too. My commuting bike has...

Pretty nice here too. My commuting bike has some desperately needed maintenance and repair, so I'm taking my backup road bike instead ... something I don't usually do, because riding on the beach...
07-31-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,548
Posted By Biker395

I commute to work most days. It's a relatively...

I commute to work most days. It's a relatively flat 17 miles or so each way. I'm lucky enough to live where I can do it all year long. Since I can do it all year long, once I am in shape, I can do...
07-29-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,361
Posted By Biker395

Glad you got the PFO taken care of. I'm no doc,...

Glad you got the PFO taken care of. I'm no doc, but I can't help thinking that was part of the problem and will be part of the solution.

The "getting monitored" stuff is good stuff. That means...
07-29-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,255
Posted By Biker395

At our age, we're excited to see anything. lol

At our age, we're excited to see anything. lol
07-29-19, 08:51 AM
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Views: 419,807
Posted By Biker395

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07-26-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,889
Posted By Biker395

Ah, one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. You...

Ah, one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. You can't beat a good manhattan ... and the key is the bitters. I have no idea why.

Some time ago, after the Solvang DC, three of us went to the...
07-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,889
Posted By Biker395

Sanctimony is strong with this one. ...

Sanctimony is strong with this one.

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People cycle for different reasons and different combinations of reasons. I read somewhere...
07-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By Biker395

I think they identified him a long time ago, so...

I think they identified him a long time ago, so it was just a matter of time before they caught up with him. I hope they throw the book at his sorry arse.
07-23-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Biker395

"Back to the butcher shop" ... great thread...

"Back to the butcher shop" ... great thread title. :lol:
07-17-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

But it DOES. In my example, someone piloting a...

But it DOES. In my example, someone piloting a vehicle must pull over if there are more than 5 vehicles behind them and those vehicles are unable to pass. The law does not require a bicycle to do...
07-16-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The...

I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

The CVC is a statute. Its words are not semantics ... they define what the rule of law is when riding on the road.
07-16-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

C'mon now. This is law we are talking about ......

C'mon now. This is law we are talking about ... words count.

I didn't say bicycles are not subject to the vehicle code. They are. They are just not "vehicles" under the CVC and that IS...
07-16-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

Yep. As I indicated, we have all the rights and...

Yep. As I indicated, we have all the rights and responsibilities. But a bicycle is not a vehicle under the CVC. It is important, as there are laws in the CVC that do not apply to bicycles to...
07-16-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

That is not true. Bicycles are not only not...

That is not true. Bicycles are not only not considered to be motor vehicles, they are not even considered to be vehicles.

Bicycles are exclusively human powered:...
07-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

I think the notion is that bicycles are...

I think the notion is that bicycles are inherently self regulating. Because it is human powered, there is a limited amount of tomfoolery you can do with it, and to get to the level where tomfoolery...
07-16-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

Yer welcome! Here is where you can find the...

Yer welcome!

Here is where you can find the motor vehicle use maps for NFs in California.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd614063.html
07-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

I kinda ran into this when the Forest Service saw...

I kinda ran into this when the Forest Service saw fit to require organized bicycle rides to get a permit to go through National Forests, even though they were on State roads not on National Forest...
07-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Frankly, I don't understand why...

Yep.

Frankly, I don't understand why anyone would want an ebike on lift served terrain anyway. It sounds like selling ice cubes to Eskimos to me.
07-15-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,381
Posted By Biker395

Good times, eh? :lol: Yours sounds even...

Good times, eh? :lol:

Yours sounds even worse than mine. I never felt nauseous ... just weak as a kitten. You really have to dig deep when you feel like that ... I can't imagine going all the way...
07-15-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

You mean Mammoth Mountain? That's lift served...

You mean Mammoth Mountain? That's lift served terrain and with all that goes on there with trail maintenance and the like, it's pretty ripped up.

I'm there often, and got to thinking a few weeks...
07-15-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,381
Posted By Biker395

That was me last weekend. A true...

That was me last weekend. A true heat/sufferfest. Over 100 degrees for most of the ride, and a good section of it into a hot headwind. I had to stop twice on one climb, and three times on the...
07-12-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Biker395

The simple answer is to add the difference...

The simple answer is to add the difference between the bike weights to what you enter for your weight.

But that assumes a lot of stuff. For example, we don't know what sort of bike the algorithm...
07-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,245
Posted By Biker395

:lol: I hear that! My grandmother on...

:lol:

I hear that!

My grandmother on the Sicilian side lived to 100. She certainly ate a lot of carbohydrates ... pasta and bread.

But the primary factors that probably do more to help the...
07-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,915
Posted By Biker395

To each his/her own I guess. No gel seat,...

To each his/her own I guess.

No gel seat, but all of my bike shorts have padding. Some are thin, some relatively thick. They all seem to work about the same.

Bike jerseys work well for me. ...
07-10-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,626
Posted By Biker395

Have you ever crashed in the vmobile? My guess...

Have you ever crashed in the vmobile? My guess is that the consequences aren't nearly as bad. Less road rash and not so far of a distance to the ground.
07-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,381
Posted By Biker395

A good ride is one you enjoy and return...

A good ride is one you enjoy and return uninjured.

Distance depends on your experience and perspective. I started just riding to work and back every day (at the time, a one way distance of only...
07-10-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,626
Posted By Biker395

A friend of mine told me (only jokingly), that...

A friend of mine told me (only jokingly), that this is the way of things:

You break your hip, you get pneumonia, then you die. lol

I think that study skirts confusing causation with...
07-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,333
Posted By Biker395

Same boat here. I wonder if it is good...

Same boat here.

I wonder if it is good for me or not. Articles like this makes me think so, but then there are those articles that indicate a high afib risk with that level of activity.

I...
07-09-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,626
Posted By Biker395

I get scared for sure. My only serious crash...

I get scared for sure.

My only serious crash was because of a tire failure, and that was at only 24 MPH. The laws of physics being what they are, it gets a LOT worse from there as speeds go up. ...
07-08-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

I can hear my old physics professors turning in...

I can hear my old physics professors turning in their graves. I'm done.

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07-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

Me too. It looks like I might get a chance to do...

Me too. It looks like I might get a chance to do some riding in Europe this year, and by the wonder of e-bikes, my SO might actually go along and ride with me. :thumb:

But the analogies offered...
07-07-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,513
Posted By Biker395

C'mon now. That is utter nonsense. As has been...

C'mon now. That is utter nonsense. As has been pointed out multiple times before, that isn't true.

Physics 101: It takes the same amount of work to climb a hill regardless of gearing. The...
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