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01-04-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By carl7

I was waiting for it to grow into a 8.0

I was waiting for it to grow into a 8.0
12-20-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By carl7

Perhaps this will help you out. ...

Perhaps this will help you out.
https://ridewithgps.com/events/20128-aids-lifecycle-2017-entire-route#routes/6264906/preview
12-12-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By carl7

SF Mayor Ed Lee Dead at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65 - SFGate (http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/San-Francisco-Mayor-Ed-Lee-dead-at-65-12423708.php)
12-01-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,169
Posted By carl7

What scares me most about close passes is the...

What scares me most about close passes is the inability or poor judgment of some drivers. Some of those close passes you experience may not have been intended to be that close but because of poor...
11-13-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By carl7

delete post

not able to post a link, how to delete whole post?
11-13-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By carl7

OT but will wake you up

Amazing how quick that truck stopped.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/930147581103046656
11-07-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,939
Posted By carl7

Probably best to just say nothing and move on. In...

Probably best to just say nothing and move on. In this climate these days, you can't tell who will pull a gun and make it not worth it for you. But you have to judge each individual situation, but I...
11-06-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,515
Posted By carl7

A lot depends on how much your going to spend....

A lot depends on how much your going to spend. They can run $295 to well over $3000, find that out first. And, how serious are you about it? Without the right mental stimulation, your going to get...
10-27-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By carl7

Article on the Marin four cyclists hit #2

They raised his bail, so at least it's going in the right direction.

Bay Area bicycling advocates swarm arraignment of Marin hit-and-run suspect ? East Bay Times...
10-26-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By carl7

A day in jail is far too easy, that's why there's...

A day in jail is far too easy, that's why there's more of these incidents, too politically corrected, lax laws. You have to hit them in the pocket book and hard. With a slap on the hand, next time...
10-22-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,889
Posted By carl7

Yep, call me a Fred but I never ride anymore on...

Yep, call me a Fred but I never ride anymore on narrow fast roads like that, like I did in my youth, these days always find a alternative through residential areas and even the MUP thanks to Google...
10-20-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By carl7

There's a commonly available coating in the green...

There's a commonly available coating in the green spray can called LPS-3. Apply a HEAVY coat inside and out. Seal it in heavy plastic bag and put away.
10-17-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,755
Posted By carl7

And the air quality is back up into Red...

And the air quality is back up into Red unhealthy. Ordered a box of N95 masks to have around just in case.
10-13-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By carl7

Article on the Marin four cyclists hit

Violent crash in Marin highlights severity of road-rage penalties - by Christopher_B_Dolan - October 12, 2017 - The San Francisco Examiner...
10-12-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By carl7

I tested the N95 on a longer ride today and it...

I tested the N95 on a longer ride today and it was better than I thought. I have a plain N95 and the one with a exhaust valve which has a lot less air restriction. Was able to ride fairly hard with...
10-12-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By carl7

Yesterday I test rode with a N95 mask and it was...

Yesterday I test rode with a N95 mask and it was doable, not for high level rides but moderate. So, will try a longer ride today. Even a hardcore road rider I know who goes out no matter what is not...
10-12-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By carl7

Levi Leipheimer's House, Gone

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/10/santa-rosa-fire-destroys-leipheimers-home-bmc-service-course-safe-now/
10-11-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,755
Posted By carl7

It's hard to imagine what so many are going...

It's hard to imagine what so many are going through. One day they have their homes and comfortable, next they have nothing. I don't know what I'd do at my age, perhaps sell the land, get a cargo van...
10-11-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By carl7

Yeah, unfortunately, they say the air quality is...

Yeah, unfortunately, they say the air quality is going to get even worse. I'm going to try riding wearing a N95 particulate mask today, perhaps if I keep the effort low, will be able to take in...
10-10-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,288
Posted By carl7

Probably more important Rachel because it'll come...

Probably more important Rachel because it'll come totally unexpected and if you get catapulted forward, you'll never know who hit you in a hit and run in the few seconds you take to recover. (if you...
10-10-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,755
Posted By carl7

It'll be the trainer for me til the air clears....

It'll be the trainer for me til the air clears. Don't want any more particulates in the lungs.
10-10-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By carl7

Are you still riding?

In the NorCal areas affected, visible ash is falling. Do you still ride?
10-09-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,784
Posted By carl7

And having a camera visible might make a errant...

And having a camera visible might make a errant driver think twice before doing something rash.
10-09-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,784
Posted By carl7

Me too. And there are a lot of hit and runs these...

Me too. And there are a lot of hit and runs these days, both bikes and peds. Without any kind of visual proof, the cops will probably believe and go on it was the cyclists fault as usual letting a...
10-09-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,469
Posted By carl7

Yeah, I first started hearing about this when Jim...

Yeah, I first started hearing about this when Jim fixx the runner died of a heart attack in 1984.
One thing I do cringe at is these old guys in their 80's trying to complete a marathon and finish...
10-08-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By carl7

Now they have to make him pay the rest of his...

Now they have to make him pay the rest of his life. Hopefully the four injured lawsuits will do that.
10-07-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,288
Posted By carl7

There you go. Even though I check the mirror, I...

There you go. Even though I check the mirror, I always look back to make sure before I veer over. In certain situations like a row of fast cars coming without a break, the mirror will allow you to...
10-07-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,288
Posted By carl7

EXACTLY. You also have to consider for some...

EXACTLY. You also have to consider for some reason a rider may not have the neck flexibility as they age or some other condition. There's only one way to find out, try a helmet mount mirror, heck...
10-05-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,381
Posted By carl7

Too much Body weight and poor leg tone/strength....

Too much Body weight and poor leg tone/strength. How much do you weigh compared to when you were younger? also, core fitness plays a role.
09-26-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,492
Posted By carl7

I would consult a personal injury lawyer to see...

I would consult a personal injury lawyer to see if they can make a claim for injury to your health etc. maybe a longshot, but in this enviro climate, who knows? consultations are free I understand.
09-25-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By carl7

I saw a frame once where rust followed the grain...

I saw a frame once where rust followed the grain of the metal under the paint in very fine streaks invisibly. All the way from BB along the chain stay to the dropout and up the seat tube. I'd get the...
09-24-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,728
Posted By carl7

Ran across this today from a UK site. ...

Ran across this today from a UK site.

https://roadcyclinguk.com/how-to/technique/essential-guide-road-cycling-hand-signals-calls.html#UWvC0d9mOPv81bqi.97
09-24-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,722
Posted By carl7

I pretty much believe this. I use the Park CM-5...

I pretty much believe this. I use the Park CM-5 cleaner regularly, relube with syn motor oil. On the Park cleaner making a mess slinging the solvent all over the place, it depends on the condition...
09-23-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By carl7

You could have had the lever too tight and not...

You could have had the lever too tight and not beyond the point where it locks down securely.
09-21-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,728
Posted By carl7

Yeah, the bell makes life much easier, and...

Yeah, the bell makes life much easier, and they'll hear a good bell 30' back, gives them lots of time to react. I always carry a bell.
09-21-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,009
Posted By carl7

And work out any pain problems you may have, sore...

And work out any pain problems you may have, sore shoulders, hand, arms, whatever. Also start off on the ride slow, don't get caught up in the moment and start hammering from the beginning.
09-19-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,413
Posted By carl7

Exactly, you've just awakened old memories, I...

Exactly, you've just awakened old memories, I think the sewups I had were Criterium Setas and still have the Silca pumps. Oh and a banana in the back pocket. Think the year was the early 1970's.
09-18-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,413
Posted By carl7

Thanks all, I think in the post I saw it was the...

Thanks all, I think in the post I saw it was the cool factor, something like a rear view mirror I guess or video camera on top of helmet. I suppose that commenter would have also complained about a...
09-18-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,413
Posted By carl7

Ditch the bag!

This kind of irked me today, what do you think? Looking at some pro riders Facebook pages, came across a photo of a pro rider out on a road ride alone carrying a saddle bag. A few comments said...
09-08-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,520
Posted By carl7

Yeah, I do that as a matter of habit. Wave them...

Yeah, I do that as a matter of habit. Wave them go at stop signs etc. Especially stop light right turns, I make room, motion them to go around me and make the right. Most of them wave a thanks.
09-08-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By carl7

It's a non-question cpper, I've not used Sunrace...

It's a non-question cpper, I've not used Sunrace but SRAM and Shimano are the tops, you need not ask about quality, it's a given.
09-06-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,501
Posted By carl7

Oh no! don't look at it like that, it's for...

Oh no! don't look at it like that, it's for everyone to use. If they want to go faster, they can go around. Now if your weaving side to side, that's another story.
09-06-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By carl7

I don't know, if it's going to be for daily or...

I don't know, if it's going to be for daily or frequent use for a length of time, I'd spend the bucks and get a decent one. Me, I'd get a quality stationary one suitable for spin class use. Also...
09-06-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,649
Posted By carl7

That's about what you have to do in most...

That's about what you have to do in most everything cycling etw, it's a highly personal thing. Every butt is a bit different.
09-05-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By carl7

Might get more responses in the Norcal forum.

Might get more responses in the Norcal forum.
09-05-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,090
Posted By carl7

The least of things you have to worry about. Put...

The least of things you have to worry about. Put it out of mind. Just leave it where you stopped riding for the day.
09-05-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By carl7

Shorten it one more.

Shorten it one more.
09-04-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By carl7

If you keep up the maintenance, keep it well...

If you keep up the maintenance, keep it well adjusted, keep it clean, get it just how you like, it gathers patina. Not a question of losing any kind of new feeling but gets older and better. A "NEW"...
09-04-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By carl7

Don't buy anything yet, much too early. Get out...

Don't buy anything yet, much too early. Get out and ride regularly like 4-5 times a week at least. You don't have any time on the bike, you need months of riding to know what you begin to need. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,361
Posted By carl7

Fulcrum has the 7 series for $150 as mentioned...

Fulcrum has the 7 series for $150 as mentioned above. Can't get much less than that for quality.
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