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09-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Ogsarg

If you've ever been to crowded European cities,...

If you've ever been to crowded European cities, you may think differently. Thousands of scooters, weaving in and out of heavy traffic in virtually any weather. As someone who owns a scooter (with...
09-16-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ogsarg

Yes. I have looked at it and if you are really...

Yes. I have looked at it and if you are really directly looking at it, it is quite bright and for daytime use, that is what I want. As you get off angle, it is much less bright and I have a hard time...
09-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 932
Posted By Ogsarg

I use Neutrogena SPF 70 and have been out for 7+...

I use Neutrogena SPF 70 and have been out for 7+ hours without getting burned or even notice any darkening. It says re-apply after 180 minutes but it seems to last much longer.

I also use a Pace...
09-16-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure if that was a compliment or a warning

Rode my bike down hwy 25 to Pinnacles National Park and back yesterday. The park is approximately 25 miles from civilization and the road has very light traffic. On my way back, I was passed slowly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Ogsarg

62 miles down to Pinnacles NP and back. I gave...

62 miles down to Pinnacles NP and back. I gave blood on Friday so wasn’t feeling super energetic. Stuff head wind coming back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 65,845
Posted By Ogsarg

I'll never understand why some companies feel...

I'll never understand why some companies feel like they need to put their name on every possible part of the bike. You would think the large "Kestrel" on the down tube would be sufficient. Just looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,733
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't generally listen to music when I ride but...

I don't generally listen to music when I ride but if I did, I'd just shuffle the few thousand songs stored in my phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Ogsarg

Torque spec for cleats?

I've got specialized SPD-SL shoes and have struggled to keep the cleats from moving. I've got good allen wrenches and have tightened about as much as I dare without risking stripping the threads or...
09-02-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,318
Views: 419,495
Posted By Ogsarg

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La Selva beach panorama
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Ogsarg

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76 mile Labor Day ride over to La Selva beach and...
08-31-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,561
Posted By Ogsarg

I have some Pactimo tights without chamois that I...

I have some Pactimo tights without chamois that I wear over bib shorts. In this area we can have wild temp swings . Leave home in low to mid 50's and get home in mid 70's or worse. The tights roll up...
08-30-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,500
Posted By Ogsarg

Where I live September and October can be the...

Where I live September and October can be the hottest months of the year. In addition, the 6 months or so of no rain makes it the ugliest time of year; vegetation is brown and stressed, sky's hazy....
08-30-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,953
Posted By Ogsarg

Is reading this thread a huge waste of time?

Is reading this thread a huge waste of time?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,695
Posted By Ogsarg

In all seriousness, I would guess it's strictly...

In all seriousness, I would guess it's strictly based on what Specialized thinks they can get based on supply and demand. They may have a lot more Tarmacs than they have Roubaixs and therefore need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Ogsarg

Unless you've looked it over thoroughly, I'd...

Unless you've looked it over thoroughly, I'd assume that it needs more than just a chain and tires. If sitting for a long time probably needs wheel bearings cleaned and repacked, perhaps new cables,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By Ogsarg

3 days a week I go for a short ride (14.3 miles)...

3 days a week I go for a short ride (14.3 miles) at 4 in the morning and take my old rigid mtb that weighs 35+ pounds. On this bike I don't have to pump up the tires every morning and they are less...
08-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,318
Views: 419,495
Posted By Ogsarg

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08-26-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Ogsarg

Don't recognize the logo but it looks like a dry...

Don't recognize the logo but it looks like a dry bag. Ortleib probably has something like that. You could also ask in the touring forum where someone may recognize the logo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 641,069
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo is having their end of summer sale with...

Pactimo is having their end of summer sale with some great prices. Hurry if you're interested cause stuff sells out fast, especially medium and large sizes.
08-22-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,913
Posted By Ogsarg

Yes. Absolutely. I should have been more specific.

Yes. Absolutely. I should have been more specific.
08-22-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,913
Posted By Ogsarg

Seriously? You're really racking your brain...

Seriously? You're really racking your brain worrying about what other people spend on a bicycle? I would worry more about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ogsarg

Is that what they said would change cycling...

Is that what they said would change cycling forever? No wait. That was the helmet.

Maybe it should have been the bar tape.....
08-21-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By Ogsarg

Only you can decide where your money is best...

Only you can decide where your money is best spent but if your use of the bike involves putting it at risk of theft, I would not be spending big bucks on it as it will increase the desire to steal it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 320,513
Posted By Ogsarg

I've heard locals refer to it as the Mighty 190....

I've heard locals refer to it as the Mighty 190. It is a total blast on a quick moto or good handling sports car. Never experienced it on a bicycle.
08-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,318
Views: 419,495
Posted By Ogsarg

A few pics from Historic races at Laguna Seca on...

A few pics from Historic races at Laguna Seca on Saturday.

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Entering the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Ogsarg

No weekend ride for me as I was at the Historic...

No weekend ride for me as I was at the Historic races at Laguna Seca getting a years worth of oil and gas fumes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Ogsarg

Any Orbea Avant owners?

A semi local shop has some good sales on some of these and wondering if anyone has any inputs on how it would compare to other endurance road bikes, e.g. defy, roubaix, synapse, etc.

Also...
08-13-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,795
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a small pancake compressor but find myself...

I have a small pancake compressor but find myself usually using a floor pump for my bike tires. I find it easier to get to the desired pressure. Plus, I don't have to wait for it to build up pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 288,959
Posted By Ogsarg

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Elkhorn Slough. Moss Landing, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Ogsarg

Just under 75 miles yesterday. Lots of rolling...

Just under 75 miles yesterday. Lots of rolling hills. Excellent weather except for a few miles of fog. Averaged 15.6MPH.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Ogsarg

Just a quick 40 mile (1600ft of climbing) ride...

Just a quick 40 mile (1600ft of climbing) ride Sunday morning before meeting with family for lunch. Did average 15.6MPH, which is good for me on that specific route.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ogsarg

Nobody is going to notice if you're tags are...

Nobody is going to notice if you're tags are there or not. Cut em or don't. It's not something you need group approval for.
07-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ogsarg

Of course the front brake provides better braking...

Of course the front brake provides better braking but I sure would not want to have only the front even strictly for riding pavement. There is always going to be places with dirt, sand, debris, or...
07-25-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Ogsarg

I only have one Jersey that has it on the right.

I only have one Jersey that has it on the right.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18,827
Views: 3,775,997
Posted By Ogsarg

Thanks. I ordered some along with some cleat...

Thanks. I ordered some along with some cleat covers for 3 bucks. Never used Aliexpress before and couldn't get the payment done using Firefox. Switched to MS browser and no problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,924
Posted By Ogsarg

Interesting color choice. Without seeing a name,...

Interesting color choice. Without seeing a name, I'd think it was a KTM.
07-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ogsarg

I also have tinnitus and am sensitive to wind...

I also have tinnitus and am sensitive to wind noise. When I was motorcycling, I wore ear plugs 100% of the time but don't want to block out that much sound on a bike.

I have some cat ears and they...
07-22-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ogsarg

no rear derailleur? Don't quite see how that...

no rear derailleur? Don't quite see how that would work from the video. I see the smaller cogs fitting into the larger ones but you still need something to move the chain unless the chain is...
07-22-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By Ogsarg

I also use the Pace skull cap. White naturally....

I also use the Pace skull cap. White naturally. No issues with sunburn on my follically challenged noggin, no sweat in my eyes, and on real hot days you can soak it in cool water and get some a/c...
07-22-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,105
Posted By Ogsarg

I got some prescription Oakleys about a year ago....

I got some prescription Oakleys about a year ago. Very nice but dang expensive. No way would I have bought them if I didn't have double VSP benefits. Even at half off, I considered the purchase an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Ogsarg

I had planned to ride down to the Pinnacles and...

I had planned to ride down to the Pinnacles and back but 13 miles from home got a flat; my 3rd in about a month after not having one for about a year and a half. Spare tube fixed it but didn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 641,069
Posted By Ogsarg

5-11, 160 . 34 waist. They do take returns at no...

5-11, 160 . 34 waist. They do take returns at no charge if things don't fit but you have to pay shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 641,069
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't have any Rapha kit but do have some...

I don't have any Rapha kit but do have some Castelli bibs. I would say Pactimo and Castelli are sized about the same. I'm a medium or large depending on the brand/fit but always a large with Pactimo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 641,069
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo is having a sale on their Ascent Jerseys...

Pactimo is having a sale on their Ascent Jerseys and Bibs. Good stuff.

https://www.pactimo.com/collections/cycling-clothing-sale-men-women?gf_44441=375807303
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ogsarg

67 miles with approx 1200 ft climbing. Haven't...

67 miles with approx 1200 ft climbing. Haven't been riding much for the last few weeks due to other commitments so felt it pretty good when I got home. Nice to get in a decent length ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ogsarg

At least they didn't say they would change...

At least they didn't say they would change cycling forever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Ogsarg

Helmet comfort has to do primarily with the shape...

Helmet comfort has to do primarily with the shape of your head and not so much the size. What works for someone else, isn't necessarily going to work for you.

A helmet is one thing I'll never buy...
06-26-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,196
Posted By Ogsarg

The people at my LBS (only one in town) are very...

The people at my LBS (only one in town) are very knowledgeable but it's the owner and his son and they are both avid cyclists and bike technicians, which I suspect is not typical. If they have any...
06-26-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,400
Posted By Ogsarg

For me that would be riding to the coast and...

For me that would be riding to the coast and back. I'm at about 400ft elevation but there are rolling hills in between so going over and back on a 50-60 mile loop is about 800-900 ft. of climbing. I...
06-26-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By Ogsarg

I've never felt the need to put them on my bikes,...

I've never felt the need to put them on my bikes, but when my kids were young and riding goathead infested fields and trails, I put them on their bikes pretty quick. Didn't eliminate flats but...
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