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07-05-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,000
Posted By TakingMyTime

Very timely info for me. I was going to be...

Very timely info for me. I was going to be riding that section this Tuesday with a couple of Friends. We'll have to plan for the detour.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By TakingMyTime

All good advice. Does your budget include...

All good advice.

Does your budget include any of the "essentials" like a helmet, spare tube and repair kit, maybe a water bottle and cage, a pump? Those alone could add $100 to your "out the...
07-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've...

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've done it twice from El Toro all the way up and it nearly killed me.
07-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By TakingMyTime

No, I'm never really in a situation where my bike...

No, I'm never really in a situation where my bike is left alone. My rides are pretty structured and the chance of me not being more than 10 feet away from it let alone out of site.... just really...
07-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are...

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are driving around we're always on the lookout for riders. All of a sudden she say "Look, it looks like a bike path down there with a rider on it".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By TakingMyTime

Your hubs use loose bearings in a cup and cone...

Your hubs use loose bearings in a cup and cone configuration. They do no contain or accept "cartridge" bearings. You can disassemble them, clean the cup, cone and bearings, and at that point you...
06-30-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport...

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport Back Bay Routes. The Back Bay road was closed to walkers and bikers about 1/2 way through. Anyway, about 35 miles with a couple of old friends. I...
06-30-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By TakingMyTime

Lady screaming in Trader Joe's

On the news they were showing some lady that was coming unhinged due to the fact that the employees were telling her about the mask requirement in the store and asking her to leave. As she was being...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By TakingMyTime

If you mean cartridges... no.

If you mean cartridges... no.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and all that were close to him are able to stay strong.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,386
Posted By TakingMyTime

I would have to agree with you on that. I did...

I would have to agree with you on that. I did have a couple of hiccups in the past (35 years ago) where a business partner left me hanging for $13k in taxes and once when I was given a small chunk of...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,386
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yep, it's really not as hard as everyone seems to...

Yep, it's really not as hard as everyone seems to imagine it to be. Make a few good decisions and you can live a good life. Maybe even retire early. I always like the saying "Life is hard, but...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,386
Posted By TakingMyTime

Virus or not, the important thing is to.......

Virus or not, the important thing is to.... always, spend less than you make. When younger people ask me for investing advice I always tell them "No matter what, save money. You need to treat saving...
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By TakingMyTime

We're bombarded with news of not only actual...

We're bombarded with news of not only actual newsworthy issues, but so many others. People will forget or just move on to the next thing they're fed. Remember the Parkland HS shootings?, How about...
06-27-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

CAT7RDR, Thank you. I know you're an expert...

CAT7RDR,

Thank you. I know you're an expert in that area and I had been thinking of PM'ing you regarding different rides that I could access off of the SGRT. Every so often on the SGRT I'll see...
06-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

ob, As always, thanks for the suggestions...

ob,

As always, thanks for the suggestions and encouragement. One thing I will agree with you is getting the earliest start possible during these summer months. I am a very early riser by nature,...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think I can blame it for my Tinnitus.

I think I can blame it for my Tinnitus.
06-26-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,764
Posted By TakingMyTime

Good thing we don't have anything like that here...

Good thing we don't have anything like that here in So Cal. If we did I'd be in a world of trouble. I'd probably be wearing a tool belt and pulling spares off of just about anything...
06-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

Did the SGRT to the bottom of the dam. 50 mile...

Did the SGRT to the bottom of the dam. 50 mile round trip. Monthly total 430 miles. I feel like 50 miles is becoming my long ride right now but I expect it to be the "mid" mileage ride soon. My...
06-25-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By TakingMyTime

Just in case anyone's holding their breath.... I...

Just in case anyone's holding their breath.... I won't be going.
06-25-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By TakingMyTime

I really don't want to push this thread in...

I really don't want to push this thread in another direction, but...

Every business has it's limitations. You can't make all the people happy all the time. But you can sure make a heck of an...
06-24-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,197
Posted By TakingMyTime

The one thing about the SGRT is when you start to...

The one thing about the SGRT is when you start to get north of the 5 fwy is that it's very dirty. I can't believe how dirty my bike got on just 1 ride.
06-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the...

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the dam. 54 miles in all. Left early and didn't run into too much heat on the ride back. That's my farthest 1 ride mileage since I've been keeping...
06-24-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,197
Posted By TakingMyTime

I wrote my question as I was sitting here this...

I wrote my question as I was sitting here this morning trying to decide where to ride. I finally decided there's no better way to find out than to do it yourself, so I rode from El Dorado Park to...
06-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,197
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm curious what it looks like from about the 5...

I'm curious what it looks like from about the 5 fwy north to the Santa Fe Dam? I'd be leaving around the El Dorado Park area and I'm familiar with the the path up to about the 5 fwy. After that, I...
06-24-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

I remember mentioning to the wife that there were...

I remember mentioning to the wife that there were some people there doing repeats up and down the grade. I pointed out that some of the people we saw going up the grade when we got there were doing...
06-23-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

^^^ That hill up from the tide pools would be a...

^^^ That hill up from the tide pools would be a gut. The wife and I were there about a year ago and our car had a hard time going up that hill.
06-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By TakingMyTime

I am considering this option. For right now I...

I am considering this option. For right now I think by raising the clamp a little bit I have made it usable and safe, although not perfect. I got this bike for free and I'm trying to only invest...
06-22-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By TakingMyTime

It is a small women's frame. After lowering the...

It is a small women's frame. After lowering the seat to a height which is comfortable for my wife there really isn't going to be a lot of post showing.

I did loosent the seatpost clamp and raised...
06-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By TakingMyTime

Setting up Center Pull Brakes

I've been doing a light restore on an old '72 Super Sport with Center Pull brakes. But I've reached a point where I need to seek some advice. I've looked at Schwinn manuals and a hundred photos of...
06-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By TakingMyTime

'72 Schwinn Super Sport - Before/After

Pretty close to done so I thought I'd post it up. Just need to cable it up and throw a chain on it (and put the brakes back on it). The wheels are the biggest problem, a couple of loose spokes and I...
06-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By TakingMyTime

Dual compound Salmon/Black. Don't take it as i...

Dual compound Salmon/Black. Don't take it as i consider Kool-Stop to be the best there is, it's just that personally I think they're much better than Shimano pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 733,170
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've never purchased from these guys before, but...

I've never purchased from these guys before, but they do seem to have been mentioned on this forum in the past as being reliable.

Continental Grand Prix 4-season $32.99
...
06-20-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By TakingMyTime

Personally I have never thought that Shimano pads...

Personally I have never thought that Shimano pads were that exceptional. I know it sounds like a lot of hype here on the forum, but ever since using Kool-Stop pads I would never go back to Shimano...
06-19-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did the Santiago Canyon Road course I did last...

I did the Santiago Canyon Road course I did last week, but this time with a friend. Although I'm still struggling up some of the hills in my lowest bailout gear... I'm not getting off the bike and...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By TakingMyTime

Exactly. Although it still has a place as a...

Exactly. Although it still has a place as a source for unusual and hard to find items, it's nothing like it was 15 - 20 years ago. Back then if you spent the time and did your due diligence there...
Forum: Foo
06-17-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 516
Posted By TakingMyTime

Popsicles in any form do not last long in our...

Popsicles in any form do not last long in our house and there's only 2 of us. I'm talking about hours, not days.
Forum: Foo
06-16-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By TakingMyTime

I closed my account at least 10 years ago. Back...

I closed my account at least 10 years ago. Back in their heyday it was really fun to search and find all sorts of unusual things. Now it has become just another online marketplace. Selling has...
06-15-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By TakingMyTime

There are several things that are going to push...

There are several things that are going to push the cost in one direction or the other for an entry level hybrid. Probably one of the biggest is whether the brakes are hydraulic or mechanical. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By TakingMyTime

I wouldn't even be asking this question. I would...

I wouldn't even be asking this question. I would have been asking for a return address label from them the second I opened the box. That's unacceptable no matter what the price.
06-15-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By TakingMyTime

I wouldn't sweat not having disc brakes. You can...

I wouldn't sweat not having disc brakes. You can probably fit 38c tires on that thing. It probably has 28c tires so even as size up to 32c would probably put you in the right direction. You can...
06-15-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By TakingMyTime

Unless you really need the front suspension,...

Unless you really need the front suspension, which I'm not sure you do, I would not be looking at the Trek DS2. You're currently looking at bikes in the $750 - $900 range and that will allow you to...
06-15-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 808
Posted By TakingMyTime

Always a good idea. I can't tell you how many...

Always a good idea. I can't tell you how many times I've picked out a particular hotel because of an advertised spa, sauna or whirlpool only to find that it was "closed" for maintenance when I got...
06-14-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By TakingMyTime

Try looking at some wider tires. You should most...

Try looking at some wider tires. You should most likely be able to fit 700x32c or larger tires on that thing. . The later year models are running 40c wide tires.
06-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By TakingMyTime

If your current chain does not have some sort of...

If your current chain does not have some sort of quick link you'll need your chain tool to pop a rivet on the old chain in order to take it off. When you size the new chain you may need that tool...
06-14-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

Once I get a few more West to East trips under my...

Once I get a few more West to East trips under my belt I may start to try and mix it up. Still, that's a little way off and will require a fair amount of training on my part first. I'm really...
06-13-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

35 miles through Irvine. Started near the 5 fwy...

35 miles through Irvine. Started near the 5 fwy and Jeffrey Rd. Worked my way up to Santiago Canyon Road to El Toro Road and a few others until I got on Barranca and then headed back to Jeffrey Road....
06-12-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

Stopping at the Shake Shack on PCH and enjoying...

Stopping at the Shake Shack on PCH and enjoying the view before we turned around. It sure is a nice area.
06-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,804
Posted By TakingMyTime

From Huntington Beach to Crystal cove. 35 miles....

From Huntington Beach to Crystal cove. 35 miles. It was killing me today. I left without any breakfast and on top of that I did not sleep well the night before. If I hadn't been riding with 2...
Forum: Foo
06-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By TakingMyTime

An ounce of prevention? Pilot light? ...

An ounce of prevention? Pilot light? Malfunction? Gas leak?
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