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11-18-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Biker395

I really, really dislike irresponsible dog...

I really, really dislike irresponsible dog owners. :mad:

My one serious crash (blown tire on a descent) had me with several broken ribs, a minor pneumothorax, and a clavicle broken in two places....
11-18-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 592
Posted By Biker395

What a depressing thought. :-( I don't...

What a depressing thought. :-(

I don't Strava or keep track of my speed, so I am probably getting slower every year and am blissfully unaware of it (which is the way I like it). I'm not so...
11-13-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

Interesting, isn't it? Like our old pastor used...

Interesting, isn't it? Like our old pastor used to say (after a birthday party for his small child):

"Chuck E. Cheese is living proof that one person's heaven can be another person's hell. " :p
11-13-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

:roflmao2: I think this is all a matter of...

:roflmao2:

I think this is all a matter of context. There are "group rides" like the local "Doctor's Ride," in which the unstated goal is to drop everyone you can and be the first to the top (not...
11-12-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

Yea, me too. I don't think it's so much ego as...

Yea, me too. I don't think it's so much ego as it is that people ride at a pace that they are most comfortable with ... dictated by the combination of their ability and desire to ride hard.

We...
11-10-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

^ One of my favorite ascents and descents. Yea...

^ One of my favorite ascents and descents. Yea baby. :love:

On the newly paved Little Sycamore in the Santa Monica Mountains ... chasing them down.
...
11-08-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By Biker395

Nah. Back in 1999, the world was black and white....

Nah. Back in 1999, the world was black and white.

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11-06-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By Biker395

Mornings, it's been in the mid 40s to low 50s. ...

Mornings, it's been in the mid 40s to low 50s. Definitely a chill in the air.

But it's not so much the chill that does it to me ... its that time change and riding home in the dark. I'd soooo...
11-05-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

My doc's eyebrows raised when I told him about my...

My doc's eyebrows raised when I told him about my older brother's mini-strokes he got when he was 58 or so.

I told him my brother was morbidly obese, diabetic, ate terribly and got zero exercise,...
11-04-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

East Fork?

East Fork?
10-30-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

Nah ... aging isn't linear. We all know it...

Nah ... aging isn't linear. We all know it accelerates every year. I'm nearing the cliff myself. lol
10-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd...

"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

Mickey Mantle
10-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

That is my theory too. I have read some of the...

That is my theory too. I have read some of the medical articles about afib among endurance athletes, and the data is frustrating, as no one can seem to agree on what an "endurance athlete" is, but...
10-25-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

That's some funny gallows humor there. :roflmao2:...

That's some funny gallows humor there. :roflmao2:



I know people who's blood work was normal or better, who ended up having significant arteriosclerosis. And also those who had horrible...
10-25-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

Aw geez ... it was a popular internet meme some...

Aw geez ... it was a popular internet meme some time ago. Supposedly a quote from a doctor.
10-24-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,960
Posted By Biker395

I know what you mean. I definitely think about...

I know what you mean. I definitely think about it sometimes. But:

1. I don't really push it that hard ... even in endurance races. I pace myself.

2. I've had a lot of tests. I recommend...
10-24-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

The descent from Mt. Hamilton ...

The descent from Mt. Hamilton

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10-22-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

This is it. ...

This is it.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31352525

It is in the the same area where we did that ride to the campground at Jalama and back. Beautiful area to ride!
...
10-22-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... that is interesting. I prefer...

Whoa ... that is interesting. I prefer zero-offset seatposts, and my CF bike has that Thomson seat post. Ooof.
10-22-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Yea ... I was just telling someone that I think I...

Yea ... I was just telling someone that I think I would like to retire (or semi-retire) to the Central Coast. It truly is California the way it used to be. I'm thinking San Luis Obispo or Morro Bay...
10-21-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

The aptly named Happy Canyon Road ... ...

The aptly named Happy Canyon Road ...

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10-21-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Gotta hate the crappy evenings we get this time...

Gotta hate the crappy evenings we get this time of year ...
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10-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By Biker395

I have a carbon seat post on an Al bike with...

I have a carbon seat post on an Al bike with carbon seat and chainstays.

Zero difference with the carbon seat post.
10-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,845
Posted By Biker395

I've uttered the words: "Well, it seemed...

I've uttered the words:

"Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time."

More than once. Don't kick yourself too hard for exercising bad judgment. It's part and parcel of being human. The...
10-10-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,302
Posted By Biker395

That is EXACTLY the kind of person I'm hoping to...

That is EXACTLY the kind of person I'm hoping to meet in the local watering holes. Awesome.
10-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... that drop off is a little steeper than I...

Whoa ... that drop off is a little steeper than I would have expected. I know I'll eat my words at some point, and who knows what the future holds, but as for me, I plan to be doing centuries over...
10-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

The scars from this years' fires are already...

The scars from this years' fires are already starting to heal. Almost all of the oak trees survived, and even the scrub is coming back to life, with new growth from the roots of the old.
...
10-07-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Beautiful family!

Beautiful family!
10-07-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,302
Posted By Biker395

Hmmm. Interesting. I haven't toured in quite...

Hmmm. Interesting. I haven't toured in quite some time, but when I used to, I made sure to hit the local saloons and chat people up. It's one of the perks of touring, and I love doing it.

I...
10-02-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By Biker395

I've been at it for 30 years and 20 of those...

I've been at it for 30 years and 20 of those pretty much non-stop ... and I agree completely.

I might drop dead tomorrow or get creamed by someone on the way home tonight, but all I can say is...
09-27-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,209
Posted By Biker395

Lol ... not really. Ordinary winds, you just put...

Lol ... not really. Ordinary winds, you just put your head down, get on the drops, and resign yourself to the fact that it's going to be a slog.

But I have been out there in some ridiculously...
09-25-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Just got back from a vacation in Slovenia. I...

Just got back from a vacation in Slovenia. I got in a short bike ride to go to from Lake Bled to a nearby gorge. It was on a cheap department-store level bike that was really claptrappy, but oy,...
09-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,759
Posted By Biker395

Jeez ... scary that someone with your background...

Jeez ... scary that someone with your background would develop COPD. I had grew up with asthma, and had pneumonia at 17. So far so good.
09-16-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Biker395

This is where being a non-Stravaite has its...

This is where being a non-Stravaite has its advantages. I have no idea whether how much slower I am than before. I ride to a level of effort and call it good.

Scary you would return from a...
09-12-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,759
Posted By Biker395

That sucks! It makes sense to get yourself...

That sucks! It makes sense to get yourself checked out before there is a problem. Frankly, I think my doc OVER tests me.

Example: I am scheduled for an ultrasound of my carotid artery to see...
09-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,759
Posted By Biker395

Yea, that is why I mentioned it. My sister in...

Yea, that is why I mentioned it. My sister in law was getting winded and tired when she ordinarily should not have been. This went on for a couple of years, with her doc (a GP) postulating all...
09-11-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,759
Posted By Biker395

Have you always had the problem, or is it a...

Have you always had the problem, or is it a fairly recent development? I'd get yourself checked out by a doc to make sure everything is OK.

Assuming you do, and you're fit enough for it, you...
09-11-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Biker395

Omigosh. I've done CO several times, and...

Omigosh. I've done CO several times, and although I'm sure I was on a different route, I cycled over many of the same places. I remember going through Rainbow and over MacKenzie Pass. It was...
09-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

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Descending Sagehen Pass in the Eastern Sierra
09-05-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,948
Posted By Biker395

Hmmmm. Maybe it's my overactive imagination, but...

Hmmmm. Maybe it's my overactive imagination, but in a lot of ways, isn't that a good thing?
09-03-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Ah, OK ... I've always wanted to do that double.

Ah, OK ... I've always wanted to do that double.
09-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... I was there for the HooDoo500. Were you...

Whoa ... I was there for the HooDoo500. Were you racing or crewing someone?
09-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Rode a cruiser for the first time in years last...

Rode a cruiser for the first time in years last weekend. OMG are they bizarre handling ... but perfect for just hanging at the beach.
...
08-30-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Biker395

2019 HooDoo 500 Stage Race

Finall more or less recovered from doing the HooDoo 500 ... a race in Southern Utah

There are a lot of categories ... I did the 500 mile 3 day stage race. That means you go about 170 miles each...
08-15-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Seen on the bike path this morning. This woman...

Seen on the bike path this morning. This woman is amazing.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_5519_befdd0942034e044675ed15b99f5ec293900e2f0.jpg
08-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,265
Posted By Biker395

Damn ... huge difference! Losing that kind of...

Damn ... huge difference! Losing that kind of weight is rare and not at all easy. Congrats to you and your family!
08-09-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

The HooDoo 500 is coming up. ...

The HooDoo 500 is coming up.
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08-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,656
Posted By Biker395

We have something to aspire to!

We have something to aspire to!
08-05-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,381
Views: 438,787
Posted By Biker395

Descending Latigo Canyon Road ...

Descending Latigo Canyon Road

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