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09-20-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

First time on a bike in two weeks and I sure was...

First time on a bike in two weeks and I sure was sluggish. Good air quality and dozens of mtn bikers and road cyclists out and about in Turnbull Cyn. Managed a slow 38 miles and 5K of climb....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,830
Posted By CAT7RDR

ATP and my Mitochondria at peak levels.

ATP and my Mitochondria at peak levels.
09-16-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

Two mile walk with AQI at 290. Sinuses are...

Two mile walk with AQI at 290. Sinuses are inflamed. Waiting for four filter carbon mask to arrive then will try a bike ride. All of SoCal has poor AQ.

Mammoth Lakes, my go to summer recreation...
09-15-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI down to 315 today from 340. Read that the...

AQI down to 315 today from 340. Read that the Bobcat fire in the San Gabriel Mtns will not be contained until October 30. Ordered a four filter mask online for industrial use that I will give a try....
09-14-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 320 right now in the East SGV. Stuck between...

AQI 320 right now in the East SGV. Stuck between the Puente Hills/San Jose Hills and surrounded by the San Gabriel Mtns. Have not seen it this bad since I choked on the 1970's LA smog. Need a strong...
09-13-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

No ride today but did a local moderate 10K hike...

No ride today but did a local moderate 10K hike in the Puente Hills with AQI of 231 and smokey. No breathing issues but did develop a mild headache immediately after finishing. I Imagine a longer...
09-13-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,300
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have yet to gravel ride specifically but I can...

I have yet to gravel ride specifically but I can see the allure. Some of the pics posted on BF are nothing short of epic! The scenery alone is worth consideration. I do not see myself buying another...
09-12-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 240 this morning. Has gone up 40+ points in...

AQI 240 this morning. Has gone up 40+ points in 24 hours. I am going for a power walk with a N95 industrial mask and see if I can manage not to fog up my glasses or have eye irritation. A bike ride...
09-12-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By CAT7RDR

No locks for me. Ever since I had my Schwinn...

No locks for me. Ever since I had my Schwinn Varsity stolen circa 1980, my bikes go in the restroom with me. Otherwise, I do not stop anywhere unless in a group for outdoor dining like the Grizley...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By CAT7RDR

+1 Find a medium arch insole with a metatarsal...

+1 Find a medium arch insole with a metatarsal pad built into it. Worked wonders for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Sole-Performance-Medium-Insole-Womens/dp/B0741GJFHD?ref_=ast_sto_dp
09-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

AQI 208 this morning and smokey. Walked the dog...

AQI 208 this morning and smokey. Walked the dog one mile and eyes started to tear up. Can't fathom a long bike ride would not cause a lot of sinus-lung irritation.
09-10-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By CAT7RDR

Bike Therapy is a helluva a lot better for you...

Bike Therapy is a helluva a lot better for you than Big Pharma for existential depression. I am not including Major Depression where people would be so gravely disabled they would not be able to ride...
09-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,596
Posted By CAT7RDR

Guys like that usually have a long history of...

Guys like that usually have a long history of anger related crimes. Doubt it is limited to MUPS.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,325
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only mistake is buying a higher end bike then...

The only mistake is buying a higher end bike then Not riding it.
09-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

The Bobcat Fire has left a floating cloud of...

The Bobcat Fire has left a floating cloud of brown over me with falling ash. I go on shorter walks but really do not want to breath in wildfire residue. AQI today is 175. Ash particles and other...
09-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By CAT7RDR

Found this perusing the interwebs. Looks...

Found this perusing the interwebs.

Looks like a fun and interesting ride of 60-70 miles.

https://www.kensbikeski.com/articles/route-25-clear-around-clear-lake-pg639.htm
...
09-08-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By CAT7RDR

For the 50F's I will wear a L/S thermal jersey...

For the 50F's I will wear a L/S thermal jersey with a full zipper or a 180 degree wind jacket. Any more than that and I heat up too much, get wet with sweat, and will get too cold on descents. Of...
09-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,251
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just remember to tuck your jersey in your tighty...

Just remember to tuck your jersey in your tighty whities like the pros do. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By CAT7RDR

Woolite Delicate? No experience with it but it is...

Woolite Delicate? No experience with it but it is wool after all.
09-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just an FYI: Angeles National Forest is being...

Just an FYI: Angeles National Forest is being shutdown completely beginning today until Sept 14 per USFS. In So Cal the San Bernardino Natl Forest and Cleveland Natl Forest are also closed until Sept...
09-07-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By CAT7RDR

Giro Berm $75 on Amazon and Giro website.

Giro Berm $75 on Amazon and Giro website.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By CAT7RDR

Claims 100% Vermont. Just ordered a second...

Claims 100% Vermont. Just ordered a second bottle. A lot cheaper then gels. 32 oz for $15.
FYI: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00248E7ZK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By CAT7RDR

Vermont. Goes down easy, gives a nice quick kick...

Vermont. Goes down easy, gives a nice quick kick in energy and some electrolytes too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By CAT7RDR

Organic Dark Maple Syrup in a flask.

Organic Dark Maple Syrup in a flask.
09-07-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^ Only forecasted to be 95F today but smoke...

^^^^ Only forecasted to be 95F today but smoke clouds overhead and ash on the cars. This royally sucks a$$. Walked my dog only one mile and my eyes started to itch then burn. Oh well, guess some core...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,063
Posted By CAT7RDR

Listen here Sonny! :50: Uh, I forgot what I was...

Listen here Sonny! :50: Uh, I forgot what I was going to say next. Mother, where are my bifocals? Oh crud, I'm still wearing them? I've been using Gatorbacks on my IROC since the 80's.
09-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Negative on the bibs/shorts. I am still...

^^^^^ Negative on the bibs/shorts. I am still looking for affordable ($100 range) non-thermal bib knickers with similar compression as 2XU.
09-05-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have thermal long sleeve compression tops and...

I have thermal long sleeve compression tops and thermal tights. These are for cold mornings under 40F and you will heat up quick so they are better for cold morning hikes. I have 2XU singlets and...
09-05-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,426
Posted By CAT7RDR

It is the finest piece of work I have ever seen...

It is the finest piece of work I have ever seen in a bike cycling garment! Ever! GOAT!!! The Rapha Elitists must invite you too their clubhouse immediately to share your backstory.

On the other...
09-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 977
Posted By CAT7RDR

I did not plan on it but had a whim to do hill...

I did not plan on it but had a whim to do hill repeats on a local canyon road and climbed 9,156 ft in 55 miles. If I had planned my liquids and nutrition better, I think 10K will be possible when it...
09-05-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have started taking organic maple syrup in a...

I have started taking organic maple syrup in a flask with me recently for the sucrose and electrolytes. It is easy for me to digest, easy to carry, and provides a nice bump in energy. You can always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,063
Posted By CAT7RDR

Okay, you convinced me. I will give Michelin a...

Okay, you convinced me. I will give Michelin a try next time on my Peloton. I had a set of Michelin Sport Radials on my sports coupe and they lasted 80K miles and still had some mileage left on them....
09-04-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,323
Posted By CAT7RDR

So what is the problem that you are attempting to...

So what is the problem that you are attempting to solve? Are you planning heavy haul touring? Climbing the Himalayas? Inquiring minds wants to know. :thumb:
09-04-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,875
Posted By CAT7RDR

I thought Simple Green was not that great a...

I thought Simple Green was not that great a cleaner, TBH. I found Pine-Sol worked great when I used it after using Simple Green and now continue to use it as my degreaser and deep cleaner.

Any...
09-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did 7 repeats east/west on and around Turnbull...

Did 7 repeats east/west on and around Turnbull Cyn. Just one mulie deer today but perfect morning before the heat comes back for the weekend. 111F forecasted for Sat/Sun. About two dozen riders out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,063
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm not racing anyone so why do I give two cents...

I'm not racing anyone so why do I give two cents what tire you choose to go faster? So what I lose some watts. I'm in it for my health and with arthritic hands, the last thing I want to do is be...
09-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad you are fine. I use a front blinker...

Glad you are fine.

I use a front blinker light and I yell "Bike" when in these type of encounters. Really is amazing how impaired people are or they just do not give a damn about cyclists. Last...
08-31-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,011
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^ The Lazer helmet was toast after I dropped...

^^^^^^ The Lazer helmet was toast after I dropped a chain and went over a curb and landed upside down on the side of my head, neck and back. My Camelbak still had water in it and also took some of...
08-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

Was off the bike for two weeks due to inflamed...

Was off the bike for two weeks due to inflamed metatarsal pads and an arthritic left knee. Glad to be back on the bike after some rehab and getting a pair of insoles with a proper arch and metatarsal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,838
Posted By CAT7RDR

Exactly! Some of us are older, heavier and damn...

Exactly! Some of us are older, heavier and damn glad just to complete a hard climb. The mountains keep on giving back the more I ascend.

Do you find yourself getting lost in the beauty of a...
08-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sounds to me like you need to buy a new wheel...

Sounds to me like you need to buy a new wheel set/cassette to go with those new tires just to make it simple and not have to go through the bother of changing tires. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,056
Posted By CAT7RDR

I solved the mystery of the white shorts cyclist:...

I solved the mystery of the white shorts cyclist:

https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/10/peter-sagan-world-champ-2015.jpg
His 28 mph was a slow recovery...
08-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,011
Posted By CAT7RDR

Have not crashed yet with this one for $60: ...

Have not crashed yet with this one for $60:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71nbGAd8YFL._AC_SL1500_.jpg...
08-22-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By CAT7RDR

You will need to be prepared for multiple flats...

You will need to be prepared for multiple flats from wires separating from truck tire retreads. I would bring four tubes, patch repair kit, tire boots and a spare tire to be on the safe side. The 60...
08-21-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have been to the Lone Pine <---> Mammoth Lakes...

I have been to the Lone Pine <---> Mammoth Lakes Region dozens of times for fishing, hiking, camping, sightseeing and road cycling. You must really love the high desert to consider the ride from the...
08-21-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By CAT7RDR

I think the air quality is really poor right now...

I think the air quality is really poor right now in the San Gabriels due to the Ranch2 Fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,410
Posted By CAT7RDR

As times goes on I have come to realize I am at...

As times goes on I have come to realize I am at best a Tiagra level recreational cyclist and do Not deserve better in my cycling life. :50:

Black Bibs with any jersey with blue in it will do.
08-21-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,443
Posted By CAT7RDR

The heat and smoke has really put a hitch into...

The heat and smoke has really put a hitch into cycling in much of So Cal lately except for that coastal strand between Oceanside and Cabrillo. Looks rather enticing and I have not been down there to...
08-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,814
Posted By CAT7RDR

I miss my old coaster brakes on my Schwinn Pea...

I miss my old coaster brakes on my Schwinn Pea Picker. Longest skid marks in town.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0ZYAAOSw3SdeLgeb/s-l1600.jpg
08-18-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,427
Posted By CAT7RDR

What I noticed is their are some really beautiful...

What I noticed is their are some really beautiful women out there of all ages that ride bikes. When I see all these "no motivation" threads which this one reminds me of, I just think of all the fine...
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