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07-04-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By raceboy

Those guys rolling up GMR this morning must have...

Those guys rolling up GMR this morning must have really been moving.
06-24-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,671
Posted By raceboy

You must not live near the beach in CA. Two...

You must not live near the beach in CA. Two unrelated instances but I’ve been pulled over and warned once and also received a ticket for rolling a stop sign—even after slowing down.
06-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,761
Posted By raceboy

I guess you have three hearts...

I guess you have three hearts...
06-22-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,062
Posted By raceboy

Hence the name, Dick’s!

Hence the name, Dick’s!
05-31-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,112
Posted By raceboy

Bikerowave is a cool place to hang out. I...

Bikerowave is a cool place to hang out. I volunteered there for a while and loved the vibe. I would have done a lot more but it was a long drive there after working all day at my paying job.
05-21-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,473
Posted By raceboy

When I’m on my bike, I try to treat pedestrians...

When I’m on my bike, I try to treat pedestrians the way I would want a car to treat me.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By raceboy

I used as an opportunity to try and get a friend...

I used as an opportunity to try and get a friend to try bike commuting by riding with me to work. His job is in the building across the way from mine. No dice.
05-11-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,575
Posted By raceboy

Diamond frame would be my guess...

Diamond frame would be my guess...
05-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By raceboy

Juan Foote—sounds like you need to find a better...

Juan Foote—sounds like you need to find a better class of friend.
04-17-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,811
Posted By raceboy

When I went on my weeklong bike tour down Hwy 1...

When I went on my weeklong bike tour down Hwy 1 in CA, I strapped my properfoot pump to my rear rack. A little portable pump never gets my tires inflated to the proper pressure and I was riding...
03-24-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,213
Posted By raceboy

Follow the money. You say you live close to...

Follow the money. You say you live close to Canyon hq. Does Canyon sponsor your club in any way or employ club members? Maybe that is why they are trying to talk you off the Roubaix. Just a thought...
Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,031
Posted By raceboy

This is why I live in Southern California.

This is why I live in Southern California.
03-02-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,416
Posted By raceboy

If you want real gains, you’ve got to go with...

If you want real gains, you’ve got to go with HIIT socks. Pedal easy for about 5 minutes with white socks. Stop the bike, get off, and change to black socks. Hop back on and pedal at max effort for...
Forum: Touring
02-15-19, 10:24 PM
Forum: Touring
02-15-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,585
Posted By raceboy

I rode solo from Santa Cruz to Redondo Beach in 6...

I rode solo from Santa Cruz to Redondo Beach in 6 days. It was awesome! Monterey through Big Sur was almost 100 miles. I did it in a day because I didn’t want to camp. Totally doable but a long day...
01-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By raceboy

Please try physical therapy BEFORE you go through...

Please try physical therapy BEFORE you go through the risk of surgery. It has worked great for relieving the numbness in my right arm from cervical spine injury.
12-22-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,380
Posted By raceboy

I’ve had riding goals for the last 5 years. It’s...

I’ve had riding goals for the last 5 years. It’s a double edged sword. Making the commitment definitely pushes me to get my arse out there and once that happens, I’m usually glad to be on the bike....
12-22-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,077
Posted By raceboy

My first century was on a Novara Forza hybrid...

My first century was on a Novara Forza hybrid with 700x35 tires ‘cause it was the bike I had. The bike worked great and I also did several metrics with it. The rest of my official century and my one...
12-17-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By raceboy

Congrats! I admire your method of racking up the...

Congrats! I admire your method of racking up the miles. I’ve also got about 5000 for the year but I did it the other way—by chipping away at my goal with 20-40 mile work commute rides 3-4 days a...
12-02-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By raceboy

53/39 and a 12/25 cassette would be very manly...

53/39 and a 12/25 cassette would be very manly gearing in my neck of the woods with climbing.
11-18-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By raceboy

“Even then, Most people simply could not repair a...

“Even then, Most people simply could not repair a car. Sure, I could change the plugs or the starter without an engine hoist, but how many people could tune a carburetor? How many people had a timing...
11-18-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,040
Posted By raceboy

Just ask them. Your friend’s perception might...

Just ask them. Your friend’s perception might that you left the group when you stopped riding a bicycle and got a motorbike. Your perception is that you bought an ebike to feel like more a part of...
11-09-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,398
Posted By raceboy

“You don’t even pay taxes...”

“You don’t even pay taxes...”
11-06-18, 11:50 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,032
Posted By raceboy

E-bikes have nothing whatsoever to do with...

E-bikes have nothing whatsoever to do with cycling, notwithstanding all the special pleading that goes on here on Bike Forums. E-bikes are just another form of motorized transportation.

^This^
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Forum: Foo
11-02-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By raceboy

Yes, Sugar?

Yes, Sugar?
10-24-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,681
Posted By raceboy

The drivers are mostly pretty aware by me. But...

The drivers are mostly pretty aware by me. But I’d say pickups and SUVs are neck and neck. Not far behind, in my experience, are Prius drivers!
10-24-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By raceboy

There’s a shop in Arroyo Grande that looks like...

There’s a shop in Arroyo Grande that looks like they specialize in vintage bikes. Ira’s Bike Shop on Bridge Street in the Village.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,718
Posted By raceboy

Kudos to the driver of the pace car/dragster....

Kudos to the driver of the pace car/dragster. Precision driving by both to preserve the tight tolerances needed to keep the bike inside the envelope behind the dragster. The cyclist was essentially...
09-23-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By raceboy

The gf teaches a yoga class that has a pretty...

The gf teaches a yoga class that has a pretty solid 6 minute core workout at the end. The music gets pumped up and we shift from yoga zen to an ab aerobic class! That, plus 1.5minutes of plank 3x a...
09-06-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By raceboy

Visiting Glacier NP today. Cyclists are riding...

Visiting Glacier NP today. Cyclists are riding the east side from St Mary to Logan Pass. I wasn’t one of them, unfortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,607
Posted By raceboy

Down with the duck walk. SPDs and MTB shoes all...

Down with the duck walk. SPDs and MTB shoes all the way!
09-02-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,615
Posted By raceboy

@maelochs: If you can’t feel the fun, I can’t...

@maelochs: If you can’t feel the fun, I can’t help you.��
09-02-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,615
Posted By raceboy

SInce I ride for fun and fitness, I use the fun...

SInce I ride for fun and fitness, I use the fun formula. If bike A is twice as much as bike B, will I have twice as much fun riding it? If so, bike A is worth it. If not, I pocket the extra dough...
08-26-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By raceboy

I’m no doctor but I used to be a respiratory...

I’m no doctor but I used to be a respiratory the******. Do what you can for as long as you can. There are bronchodilators and rehab exercises that can help relieve symptoms. When I was an RT,...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By raceboy

Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re...

Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re thr bug. But mostly you’re the windshield. Commute more!
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By raceboy

Any updates? We are headed to GNP area in about...

Any updates? We are headed to GNP area in about 10 days. I read Lake McDonald Lodge is closed for the remainder of the year. How is the smoke in the area?

Thanks!
08-23-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,117
Posted By raceboy

For the peeps that like the idea of a scratched...

For the peeps that like the idea of a scratched bike, you would love my Marin road bike. On my second ride, I somehow took a spill, Erased my memory for 30 minutes or so (with no recollection of...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
Posted By raceboy

This thread needs more cowbell.

This thread needs more cowbell.
08-20-18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By raceboy

Thanks for the responses. I am going to try more...

Thanks for the responses. I am going to try more variety in my rides and see if that feels better. I could also probably take a day and cruise more. I’m no crit racer but I do roll at a pretty good...
08-19-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,122
Posted By raceboy

Wheelspin! I’ve got mad torque in my mighty...

Wheelspin! I’ve got mad torque in my mighty legs.:fred:
08-19-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By raceboy

What tires you out more?

Hi all,

I am currently riding 100-125 miles a week and lately find myself feeling more worn out. My rides are mostly 20-30 mile work commutes, depending on the route I take.

What wears you out...
08-18-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By raceboy

Do you still do the PT exercises? I’ve had great...

Do you still do the PT exercises? I’ve had great results with PT no matter what the reason. Busted knee, arthritic knee, compressed cervical nerve.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By raceboy

Doing a yoga class once a week that includes a 6...

Doing a yoga class once a week that includes a 6 minute plank/core workout along with 3ish midweek 1minute plank with 30pushups each. Seems to be keeping my strength steady at 62. Should do more to...
08-10-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,668
Posted By raceboy

Really? Socialized healthcare but you have to pay...

Really? Socialized healthcare but you have to pay to pee or take a dump? That don’t seem right.

This has never been my experience while bike touring in Europe. Belgium, Greece, Czech Republic....
08-08-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 770
Posted By raceboy

I would have loved this class! The beauty is that...

I would have loved this class! The beauty is that you can teach a repair or mechanical theory like levers and pulleys in the classroom/theory section. Then you can test them practically with take...
08-04-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 54,637
Posted By raceboy

It looks like R is making great success! Peace...

It looks like R is making great success! Peace and joy to you both.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-18, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By raceboy

I have 2 Novaras in the stable—a Safari and a...

I have 2 Novaras in the stable—a Safari and a Forza. They each have 6000-7000 miles and are going strong.
07-25-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By raceboy

Great success! Congrats on your new adventure....

Great success! Congrats on your new adventure. Keep on pedalin’!
07-10-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,708
Posted By raceboy

The 105 feels really nice on my newish road bike....

The 105 feels really nice on my newish road bike. Is it the actual shifting or the 11 speeds that makes it feel smoother? I couldn’t tell you. I wanted to get nicer components for this particular...
06-28-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,503
Posted By raceboy

CliffordK’s idea is awesome! It gives...

CliffordK’s idea is awesome! It gives participants the option to fundraise for a free or discounted ride, or just put your money down and ride. For me personally, I would plunk down $160 to ride for...
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