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04-13-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
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: 48
Views: 906
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: 1,035
Views: 78,537
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...
04-08-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,421
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most of my rides are in twisty hills. Winds are...

Most of my rides are in twisty hills. Winds are less of an issue as the direction constantly changes and will not make much of a difference ascending or descending unless I get a stiff crosswind of...
04-07-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
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: 1,035
Views: 78,537
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: 323
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: 463
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: 111
Views: 2,996
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: 11
Views: 499
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: 320
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: 320
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: 1,035
Views: 78,537
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: 424
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: 426
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: 64
Views: 2,084
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: 408
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: 2,188
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: 1,468
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: 656
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: 1,518
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: 3,954
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: 3,954
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: 230
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: 3,474
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: 702
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: 371
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: 1,109
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: 2,089
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: 1,035
Views: 78,537
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:
03-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,468
Posted By CAT7RDR

Your other option is a steel touring bike with 36...

Your other option is a steel touring bike with 36 spoke wheelsets. Fuji, Surly and Trek are examples of manufacturers that have produced steel LHT bikes for decades and would have gearing to carry...
03-29-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,537
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Thanks for the collective advice. Feel good...

^^^^^ Thanks for the collective advice. Feel good today after rehydration and refueling. I think I will invest in a proper cycling computer with biometrics built in and a HRM. I need to reconsider...
03-28-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,445
Posted By CAT7RDR

"Sticks and Stones. . ." At one time I was a...

"Sticks and Stones. . ." At one time I was a yeller and let loose hoping for a confrontation. I went as far as switching to SPD on one bike so I could square off.
Intentional close passes and the...
03-28-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,537
Posted By CAT7RDR

So the question is when to shut it down when you...

So the question is when to shut it down when you are starting to fade versus pushing yourself to improve one's fitness?
So I did another local metric century with 7.3K of climb....
03-25-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By CAT7RDR

I just try to avoid e-bikes. Staying in the...

I just try to avoid e-bikes. Staying in the hills, I rarely see them.
03-25-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By CAT7RDR

I was reminded last ride that good fortune does...

I was reminded last ride that good fortune does not equal good judgment.

I timed a red light turning green on a moderately busy intersection and figured I was safe being on the right of a car...
03-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,367
Posted By CAT7RDR

The worst part of extreme heat is wind does not...

The worst part of extreme heat is wind does not do a damn thing for evaporative cooling. Add the Central Valley's humidity and air pollution and I would not last 10 miles before aborting the ride....
03-24-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cheez, is that Ovaltine on the table? Great...

Cheez, is that Ovaltine on the table? Great content. Keep it coming. Good stuff!
03-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,699
Posted By CAT7RDR

I thought State Bicycle has that vibe? Basic...

I thought State Bicycle has that vibe? Basic steel single speeds for not a lot of $.
03-23-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By CAT7RDR

Okay, I admit I have looked for about 20 minutes...

Okay, I admit I have looked for about 20 minutes for blue camo bar tape that matches that Colnago w/o success.
What gives? Lizard Skin has a blue camo for bats that comes close.
03-22-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,691
Posted By CAT7RDR

Do you have a younger brother you can blame it...

Do you have a younger brother you can blame it on?
Just kidding, man up and be honest about what happened.
Hopefully it is just the fork and the bike can be salvaged.
Do NOT allow your father...
03-22-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By CAT7RDR

According to the Ridge Route Preservation website...

According to the Ridge Route Preservation website it is open to cyclists, hikers and horseback riders but there is no date stamp on the website.
Current Roadway Conditions and Status ? Ridge Route...
03-22-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By CAT7RDR

Good youtube videos from this guy will give you a...

Good youtube videos from this guy will give you a lot of options in SoCal:
https://gravelbikecalifornia.com/

Also do a search on the Old Ridge Route on the SoCal sub-forum.
03-21-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,537
Posted By CAT7RDR

Correct me if I am wrong but I think I read every...

Correct me if I am wrong but I think I read every 4 mph of headwind is like a 1% grade?
03-21-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,213
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm in the market for a high end steel crit bike....

I'm in the market for a high end steel crit bike. I am sure Trek, Giant or Specialized can satisfy that need?
03-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,537
Posted By CAT7RDR

One of the better days to ride in SoCal that I...

One of the better days to ride in SoCal that I can remember. Clear to partly cloudy skies with a light breeze in the low 60's. Stayed local as is my MO. Managed a metric and 7.2K of climb. Think I...
03-19-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,537
Posted By CAT7RDR

Got out on a sunny morning in the local Puente...

Got out on a sunny morning in the local Puente Hills. Enjoyed Turnbull and Powder Canyons and worked my way through Murphy Ranch.
52 miles and 6K of climb.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35443404
03-19-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,160
Posted By CAT7RDR

A couple of years ago I was side-swiped on a...

A couple of years ago I was side-swiped on a canyon road with no shoulder. I managed to stay upright and only had a bruise on my hip and no bike damage. Long story short, I no longer ride on that...
03-18-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,880
Posted By CAT7RDR

Error on the side of safety/caution. This has...

Error on the side of safety/caution. This has served me well doing risk assessments.
03-18-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,448
Posted By CAT7RDR

PSA: Always cross RxR tracks at a perpendicular...

PSA: Always cross RxR tracks at a perpendicular angle.
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