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04-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By Joearch

Good Samaritan

Out for a ride this morning and 5 miles into the ride my rear tire went flat. Pulled off to the side of the Ballona Channel bike path and got started on the repair. I had the rear wheel off and had...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Joearch

I tested positive Dec 25. Did not ride for 10...

I tested positive Dec 25. Did not ride for 10 days. Did easy 10 mile rides and steadily increased. 3 months later I am back to pre positive level of riding and have been for at least a month. I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 369,314
Posted By Joearch

I enjoy riding along the ocean in the south bay...

I enjoy riding along the ocean in the south bay or up towards Malibu. The winter morning rides are so fresh. Thx on the bike comment. A real pleasure to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,539
Views: 369,314
Posted By Joearch

Manhattan Beach Pier....... SoCal ...

Manhattan Beach Pier....... SoCal


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03-09-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,416
Posted By Joearch

Living in SoCal close to the ocean makes it easy...

Living in SoCal close to the ocean makes it easy as it never get to cold or hot. I find that a range of kits is helpful. Thermal tights with a jacket and a few under layers for 40-50. Light tights a...
02-05-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By Joearch

you can find a large hook made for this. Extra...

you can find a large hook made for this. Extra bit of weight will not harm the joist in any way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By Joearch

Check PM

I sent you a PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By Joearch

I purchased a Infinito CV Disc in July. I had a...

I purchased a Infinito CV Disc in July. I had a hard time finding one in my size. Ended up finding one about 50 miles away. Love the bike. The dealer has them in stock or can get your size...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,799
Posted By Joearch

I was at the LBS today and the mechanic was...

I was at the LBS today and the mechanic was recommending the GP 4000 all weather. He said they roll similar to the GP 5000. He said the 5000 is a race day tire and the 4000 all weather has an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Joearch

Great looking bike, nice countryside to enjoy!

Great looking bike, nice countryside to enjoy!
01-08-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Joearch

Exact same thing happened to me. Six of us came...

Exact same thing happened to me. Six of us came down w C19. I tested positive Christmas Day. Rest of family within a few days. Today was my first day on the bike and it felt nice to be back in the...
01-08-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,928
Posted By Joearch

I gave up on my Alfa Romeo Guilia that was...

I gave up on my Alfa Romeo Guilia that was beautiful and much fun to drive. Like a sexy Italian women....high maintenance and unpredictable. After 30 months of ownership I parked it and got another...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,078
Posted By Joearch

Covid got me back on the bike.

Covid got me back on the bike.
12-31-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,074
Posted By Joearch

Right into the trash for me. Why take the risk...

Right into the trash for me. Why take the risk for $10?
12-30-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,167
Posted By Joearch

Both to be on the safe side. I have toppled over...

Both to be on the safe side. I have toppled over on the unclipped side before. Arghhh.
12-30-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,701
Posted By Joearch

Keep one or two 21 oz water bottles in a carbon...

Keep one or two 21 oz water bottles in a carbon holder and grab as needed. Never really considered another option as my max time on the bike is 2.5 hrs.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Joearch

Like Shimano SPD-SL w Shimano 6 degree cleats

Like Shimano SPD-SL w Shimano 6 degree cleats
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,693
Posted By Joearch

Great looking bike. Hope you enjoy the ride.

Great looking bike. Hope you enjoy the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By Joearch

Also own a 2020 Infinito CV Disc. Super ride....

Also own a 2020 Infinito CV Disc. Super ride. Solid, fast and nimble.. I do 20-30 mile rides 4-5 days a week and find the CV to be a very comfortable bike. I must say it is a beautiful ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Joearch

Very cool to have the jazz band there. Rode by...

Very cool to have the jazz band there. Rode by yesterday around noon. I live in Ladera Heights and go Centinela thru Playa Vista and jump on bike path at Lincoln. During the week I go south to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Joearch

OP great post. I live in WLA and do the Ballona...

OP great post. I live in WLA and do the Ballona Channel path daily. It can be a bit jittery, especially between Lincoln and Fiji Way turn off. I recently upgraded to a Bianchi Infinito CV and the way...
11-26-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,489
Posted By Joearch

Real world scenario for me. Mid March: I...

Real world scenario for me.

Mid March: I cant go to the gym due to C19. So I decided to start riding again after a few year hiatus. Get me KHS off the garage wall to start riding it. Needs a tune...
11-24-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,398
Posted By Joearch

Bianchi Infinito CV road bike flats and hills...

Bianchi Infinito CV road bike
flats and hills in Los Angeles
50/34, big ring 98% of the time
11-34, bike came 11-28 and had the shop switch to 11-34
mostly in 14-18 gear range
cadence north of 80
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,693
Posted By Joearch

I was also in love with Celeste and wanted an...

I was also in love with Celeste and wanted an endurance bike. I am pleased with the Inifinito CV as it is a pleasure to ride.
...
11-17-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By Joearch

I have always used my rear brake 80% of the time....

I have always used my rear brake 80% of the time. I guess over concern aboit going over the front wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By Joearch

Just bought Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Full Finger...

Just bought Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Full Finger Gloves and wore them this morning for the first time. Comfortable with a small amount of padding and the fore finger and thumb work on a touch screen....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,406
Posted By Joearch

Learned how to ride a bike around 5-6 years old....

Learned how to ride a bike around 5-6 years old. Epic memories with my Dad making me take it on as a I was slow learn. But after that always used my bike. Had a 30 year down time and picked it up 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,044
Posted By Joearch

Amazing Post. This is consistent with what I hear...

Amazing Post. This is consistent with what I hear from the LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,402
Posted By Joearch

New bike. Subtle improvements to frame geometry...

New bike. Subtle improvements to frame geometry and materials. 100% new components. Sense of satisfaction is a big positive. Back up bike is nice to have.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Joearch

Got out of town and rode from Big Bear Lake to...

Got out of town and rode from Big Bear Lake to Lake Baldwin which is a dry bed now. Beautiful ride at 6750 elevation. Did some version of the ride on 3 days. Just shy of 30 mi each day with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,280
Posted By Joearch

Excellent post. For the most part amazing ideas....

Excellent post. For the most part amazing ideas. Fun to read.
09-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,637
Posted By Joearch

Nice post. The feel good impact keeps me going....

Nice post. The feel good impact keeps me going. Not as much time for morning rides with later sunrise, but still keep going out. Have not done indoor riding other than a bit in the gym which I did...
09-24-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By Joearch

Love flopping around like angle hair pasta

Love flopping around like angle hair pasta
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,352,356
Posted By Joearch

Two new tubes and a few pairs of Louis Garneau...

Two new tubes and a few pairs of Louis Garneau Optimum 2 tights for early morning cool weather rides.
09-23-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By Joearch

On the first flat last week I rode thru some...

On the first flat last week I rode thru some roadside debris and thought I should be avoiding that. 2 minutes later I had a flat.
09-23-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By Joearch

Hey folks all great input. I have had the...

Hey folks all great input.

I have had the Bianchi since beginning of August and have 800 - 900 mles on the tires so not worn out yet.

I have been noting the location of the pin holes in the...
09-23-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By Joearch

Flats + tubes

2 flats in the last 2 weeks after 6 months of no issues. Have been back on the road on 25-30 mile rides and had my first full flat 10 mikes from home. Have my little gear box in a water bottle holder...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,065
Posted By Joearch

We all have to be extra prudent while driving a...

We all have to be extra prudent while driving a car or riding a bike. I was hit by a car as a pedestrian while in a crosswalk in broad daylight resulting in serious injuries. “I never saw you”. Made...
09-21-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,585
Posted By Joearch

Power Beats connected to iphone on spotify or...

Power Beats connected to iphone on spotify or SirusXM down low if on a road or up a bit if on a bike path w no cars. Map my ride is also connected for periodic updates on ride info
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,136
Posted By Joearch

In 1994 I lived in Beijing for three months. I...

In 1994 I lived in Beijing for three months. I bought a few of the basic bikes everyone rode around so I could tour the city on weekends. Beyond bad but was fun to be riding in the pack as there were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,802
Posted By Joearch

Take a look at the Bianchi Infinito CV disc....

Take a look at the Bianchi Infinito CV disc. Endurance with decent group set and fairly light. I am please with mine.
09-07-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,737
Posted By Joearch

I recently got a new bike that has disc brakes....

I recently got a new bike that has disc brakes. First time for me using discs. I have found them to be very smooth and faster acting than rim brakes. I like the discs a lot. Never feel like I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Joearch

Had a slow leak in a rear tire a few days ago....

Had a slow leak in a rear tire a few days ago. Noticed in on a turn at moderate speed the rear wheel slid out on the turn. Started to pay attention to the rear tire and realized tire was fairly low....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Joearch

Recently posted about changing cassette to 11-34...

Recently posted about changing cassette to 11-34 from 11-30 on a new Bianchi from LBS. Required cassette, chain and RDR to ne replaced. Did it for $199 and gave me the parts with the bike when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By Joearch

yesterday I was riding solo and a group of 10 or...

yesterday I was riding solo and a group of 10 or so pulls up at a signal with me. We all move on together around same pace. I really don’t want to slow down so we continue on for a few miles. A few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,555
Posted By Joearch

For me cycling is the blend of sport, technology...

For me cycling is the blend of sport, technology and aesthetics. I am a design professional so love the object. I paid more for my Bianchi than a comparable equipped Specialized because of design and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,121
Posted By Joearch

i have been very happy with the switch. Like the...

i have been very happy with the switch. Like the lowest bear when needed and feel good with the range in high hears so far. Can switch back in the future if I no longer need the 34.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Joearch

Thx. Much agreed

Thx. Much agreed
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Joearch

Bike fits real nice into the back of the S5 with...

Bike fits real nice into the back of the S5 with the seats down. Super easy. Just need to find the spots to ride and away I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Joearch

Yep, mostly morning rides for me. Usually between...

Yep, mostly morning rides for me. Usually between 6:30 and 9:30 am.
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