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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 397
Posted By CAT7RDR

Protect your hands at all costs. Hard to work...

Protect your hands at all costs. Hard to work with injured hands.
Viewer discretion advised:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmoxOdWdZck
04-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 429
Posted By CAT7RDR

A recumbent trike might work if balance is an...

A recumbent trike might work if balance is an issue.

https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-07-2011/recumbent-trikes.html
04-21-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 412
Posted By CAT7RDR

Do it for the party atmosphere and to get a...

Do it for the party atmosphere and to get a baseline for next year when you have proper preparation and equipment to smoke the youngsters!
04-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 429
Posted By CAT7RDR

Get your husband/wife bike riding. Start simple...

Get your husband/wife bike riding. Start simple and short and let it grow on him/her.
04-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By CAT7RDR

[QUOTE=jaxgtr;22023957] I'm 6'2" 210 lbs and...

[QUOTE=jaxgtr;22023957]
I'm 6'2" 210 lbs and the XL Ultimate perfect. Pad is thicker but works for me on 100K+ rides.
04-20-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^ So I looked up Thunder Mountain and it...

^^^^^^ So I looked up Thunder Mountain and it gains 2100+Feet over 7 miles O/B. So that is after riding up to Baldy Village, up to the Ski Lifts and up to the notch. That is beyond brutal!
04-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,071
Posted By CAT7RDR

Wait. I've seen this before. ...

Wait. I've seen this before.
https://i.imgflip.com/4vh367.jpg
04-19-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

The highest I have been on a bike is 10K+ on Rock...

The highest I have been on a bike is 10K+ on Rock Creek Rd Mosquito Flats. I had to learn how to do the pursed lip breathing with full exhales when SOB set in and I started getting side stitches.
04-17-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By CAT7RDR

Wow, that is amazing. Glad he was not seriously...

Wow, that is amazing. Glad he was not seriously injured too.
04-17-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,440
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hmmm... Changing flats in the dark. Makes me...

Hmmm... Changing flats in the dark. Makes me think I need to bring an extra light JIC. Some of the roads I ride have no street lights. I would still want a light on the bike so any driver can see me...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By CAT7RDR

Humbled by hills or maybe humbled by age and...

Humbled by hills or maybe humbled by age and recovery?
If I (57 y/o) make a big climbing effort ride, it may take me 3-4 days to fully recover for a next climbing ride.
04-16-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,033
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have severe red-green color blindness so I...

I have severe red-green color blindness so I prefer blue or black bikes. I would not appreciate red or green hues on bikes.
Just glad signal lights are top to bottom and not a single light that...
04-16-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Thanks for the intel. I carry four bottles...

^^^^^Thanks for the intel. I carry four bottles when out on long rides/climbs. I take my time but sometimes push my limits. Bonked hard going up to Crystal Lake a while back. That's another thing...
04-16-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ If the body is willing, I would like to...

^^^^^ If the body is willing, I would like to ride into BB from Bryant/Hwy 38 to get a feel for Onyx. Never been out that way.

Lots of hills to climb in CA and my time is ticking away. Mt Palomar...
04-16-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

GMR-GRR brings a different challenge with pacing...

GMR-GRR brings a different challenge with pacing and cadence. I will probably ride GMR-GRR to Icehouse on Sunday from Encanto Park. I have home obligations that truncate my days and it is hard to...
04-16-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

Friday workout in the Whittier Hills w/o...

Friday workout in the Whittier Hills w/o destroying myself for Sunday. 35 miles and 4400 feet of climb. Perfect SoCal spring day.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35725825
04-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,440
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm converting my 29er to fully rigid to ride at...

I'm converting my 29er to fully rigid to ride at night. Figure the 2.2" wide treads will hold up better at night to roll over rough pavement and deflect small nocturnal creatures. :eek: Last time I...
04-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad Cheez has his priorities in order. I was...

Glad Cheez has his priorities in order. I was beginning to worry. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sample of 2 speaks volumes?

Sample of 2 speaks volumes?
04-14-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,494
Posted By CAT7RDR

Congratulations on your noble achievement!

Congratulations on your noble achievement!
04-14-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,483
Posted By CAT7RDR

Never had one but I can see where small...

Never had one but I can see where small alterations can make a difference in comfort on longer rides. I have played with stem length, seat height, cleat positioning and now I am going to try a Herse...
04-13-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,645
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am still in the process of losing another 10-15...

I am still in the process of losing another 10-15 lbs after losing 50lbs+ over a five year period from 260lbs.
Half the battle is re-learning healthy eating habits that a kale-sprouts salad with...
04-12-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,591
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cheez, sounds like you are ready for some serious...

Cheez, sounds like you are ready for some serious Cat 6 racing.
How about some racing videos to liven up this thread?
04-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rut, rut, rut... 53 miles and 6150 feet of climb...

Rut, rut, rut... 53 miles and 6150 feet of climb in the Turnbull Cyn, Powder Cyn, Cypress-Skyline climb and Murphy Ranch areas. Need to hit the San Gabs this week for a welcomed change and longer...
04-07-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By CAT7RDR

What are your plans with the bike and budget? 853...

What are your plans with the bike and budget? 853 Reynolds steel frames are nice riding bikes. I would be inclined to upgrade to a modern Tiagra 10 speed with compact crankset if your frame is in...
04-07-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

61 miles and 3K of climb over Turnbull Cyn and up...

61 miles and 3K of climb over Turnbull Cyn and up the SGRT to the Azusa Cyn entrance O/B. Trail was clean and no homeless blocking the trail w/ stuff. Nice to get out midweek for a change and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By CAT7RDR

If your plan is to enter more demanding...

If your plan is to enter more demanding sportives, a compact crankset will be your friend when you approach climbs later in the ride.
04-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By CAT7RDR

Age and injuries now limit me to #1 road cycling...

Age and injuries now limit me to #1 road cycling and #2 hiking. Basketball, weight training and trail running were once in the mix but I have significant shoulder, hip and knee issues that make those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,970
Posted By CAT7RDR

My mom will not let me go past 40 mph. She...

My mom will not let me go past 40 mph.
She checks Strava and I am on bike restriction if over 40 mph. ;)
04-03-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^There were similar stories a few months back...

^^^^^There were similar stories a few months back on another forum about armed bandits stopping groups of riders on the Rio Hondo River Trail accosting riders for their bikes, cell phones and...
04-03-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By CAT7RDR

In all seriousness, there are Adam Henry's in all...

In all seriousness, there are Adam Henry's in all walks of life. My experiences have been mostly positive but I can see where some roadies are arrogant but most I have crossed paths with when on my...
04-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By CAT7RDR

On behalf of all Roadies in Colorado, the United...

On behalf of all Roadies in Colorado, the United States, Planet Earth and any possible alien civilizations that invented BSO's, I deeply regret the exchange you had today and you can bet I will...
04-03-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

Went back to the scene of my collapse last week...

Went back to the scene of my collapse last week and managed 8 repeats on Turnbull Cyn for 49 miles and 6.4K of climb. Only topped out at 80F so 10 degrees cooler. Kept close tabs on hydration,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By CAT7RDR

I had a 46/30 GRX crankset swapped for a 50/34...

I had a 46/30 GRX crankset swapped for a 50/34 compact with a 12-27 10-speed Ultegra grupo and I am glad I did. No big jumps and I still have a 30-27 low gear for the steeps. My Ultegra FD was...
04-03-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By CAT7RDR

Arm wrestling? Your prepaid debit card sounds...

Arm wrestling?
Your prepaid debit card sounds like a good idea because that insures the funds are available and eliminates awkwardness in paying.
04-02-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,649
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'll take ATP pre-ride occasionally for a boost...

I'll take ATP pre-ride occasionally for a boost but I do not consider it euphoric.
04-02-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By CAT7RDR

Casual bike shorts with padding? Never worked for...

Casual bike shorts with padding? Never worked for me.
I need compression and a form fitting chamois that moves with me. YMMV
04-02-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,477
Posted By CAT7RDR

When approaching parked cars and the lane is...

When approaching parked cars and the lane is clear, I first stick out my left hand horizontally in case I missed something or a vehicle like a Prius is coming fast. Then I look again to double check...
04-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,590
Posted By CAT7RDR

Unless the forks are newish, you will need to...

Unless the forks are newish, you will need to factor in $125-$150 to replace with a rigid steel fork like a Surly. Keep looking.
04-02-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By CAT7RDR

Yep, no argument from me there. Hit and runs on...

Yep, no argument from me there. Hit and runs on cyclists in SoCal are weekly occurrences.
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03-31-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,592
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you are going to convince yourself you can buy...

If you are going to convince yourself you can buy speed, go for it. The first few times on that carbon climber, you will be faster because psychologically, you will give a bigger effort to confirm...
03-31-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,194
Posted By CAT7RDR

Me too! They wanted me to shave my legs. Told 'em...

Me too! They wanted me to shave my legs. Told 'em that was for cyclists.
03-31-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,194
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have to admit it is pretty bad on SoCal MUPS....

I have to admit it is pretty bad on SoCal MUPS. Some cyclists are so damn lazy. If you are a larger cyclist and have decent speed, you will have these lampreys latching onto you. One was actually...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-31-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By CAT7RDR

Never been to Ohio but I found this: ...

Never been to Ohio but I found this:
https://www.centurycycles.com/about/bike-paths-pg1693.htm
03-30-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,805
Posted By CAT7RDR

Depends is more than a name for adult diapers.

Depends is more than a name for adult diapers.
03-30-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 770
Posted By CAT7RDR

Looks like it could hold a 6-pack and ice.

Looks like it could hold a 6-pack and ice.
03-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By CAT7RDR

Ice cold Dr Pepper at the Mt Baldy Lodge after a...

Ice cold Dr Pepper at the Mt Baldy Lodge after a hard earned climb.
Then enjoying a six mile downhill (GRR) and a 8 mile descent (GMR) after that Dr Pepper. :D
03-30-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By CAT7RDR

On my last ride I came to a stop on a summit and...

On my last ride I came to a stop on a summit and passed out from heat exhaustion. A passing motorist stopped and offered me an energy drink and a ride home. Said he was also a cyclist and had a...
03-30-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,185
Posted By CAT7RDR

And to think I first thought this thread was...

And to think I first thought this thread was about the % of BF members that had college degrees? :foo:
03-29-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,941
Posted By CAT7RDR

That's what woke me up right away. Brings new...

That's what woke me up right away. Brings new meaning to HTFU. No wasted time even when passed out. :thumb:
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