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Just picked up some road tires for my 29er mountain bike so that I can just hop on and ride when my wife gets home from work.

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Alright... a little over a week left, any of you SoCal peeps doing Cool Breeze?
@TrojanHorse - so are you riding CB? I found a roomie so am keeping my room in Ventura Fri night. Have couple Unlikely Cyclist friends and husbands plus a few AIDS/Lifecycle ladies I know doing ride. Should be fun tho Iím nervous. I havenít ridden CB since 2016 with PJ keeping me company. Hope to maybe see ya
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@TrojanHorse - so are you riding CB? I found a roomie so am keeping my room in Ventura Fri night. Have couple Unlikely Cyclist friends and husbands plus a few AIDS/Lifecycle ladies I know doing ride. Should be fun tho Iím nervous. I havenít ridden CB since 2016 with PJ keeping me company. Hope to maybe see ya
Yep, all registered. I think I'll drive up early Friday (like noonish) to beat the traffic
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Yep, all registered. I think I'll drive up early Friday (like noonish) to beat the traffic
Thatís my plan as well as I took day off
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Got the wheels on my mountain bike bomb proofed. Puncture resistant liners between the tire and tube, heavy duty tubes, and slime in the tubes. Put on a set of Maxxis "Grifter" road tires on my mountain bike.

Went for 2.25 miles tonight in my street clothes on my mountain bike, and it felt good.
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Drove into town this morning to drop the dog off at the groomers and get my tires rotated. Stopped at the florist as it is my wife and my 11th wedding anniversary; then I rode the Raleigh "Talus" 29er down to the car wash and cleaned all the cobwebs, dust, and dirt off from it hanging.

I am really liking the Maxxis "Grifter" tires I put on (road tread) as they are a nice smooth ride.

And yesterday I replaced the SMP Pro (143mm wide) saddle with an SMP Evolution (129mm wide) saddle on my road bike.
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Got out on the mountain bike again for a couple miles to go to the local burger joint to get donuts.

nice ride, and I am really loving my new tires for the 29er.
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Was nice to see @TrojanHorse and @tunavic at Cool Breeze. Glad Garmin saved ride at lunch and didn’t lose it. I had that happen on Day 3 of AIDS/Lifecycle in 2018.

One of my friends was riding her first Century. Her furthest ride previously was 62 miles. She has dietary restrictions so had to bring her own stuff to fuel her body.

I brought my own Infinit custom blend for endurance in watermelon flavor.


This was 3rd time using Domane with 28 climbing gear. It was my best avg speed of the rides with Domane. The rides I did on Madone I was thinner and in better shape.

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So for the first time (I think) I can say that I'm glad some internet posts got inside my head. I kept reading how people were changing shift/brake cables and housings with alarming frequency-- once a year, every 2k or 3k miles, etc. So I went back and checked the sheet for my Ritchey... the housings are original from when I built up the bike, but I did change the inner cable when I put the HRD levers on. Sooooo uh.... 15,800 on the housing, 6,400 on the cable.

I just changed it out with a Shimano Optislick cable and housing, and... wow. It's like butter. I'm probably going to be overshifting for the next few weeks. In related news, 7,900 miles on the Jagwire Elite Link on my Cervelo. Sigh.
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I can't remember which edition of shimano shifters had the issue, but the shift cables would snap at the shifter, which makes it super fun to fix. I think it was probably the first few versions that had under-the-bartape shift cables, new stuff is probably fine, but you should change those more frequently.
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My 105 shifters (5600?) are apparently the last ones before under-the-bar-tape. Good news, less friction, but the RD shift cable eventually breaks in the shifter. With a bright light, reading glasses, a pick, fine needle nosed pliers and 4 hands I can get the nub out. 7,000 miles seems to be the magic number. Iím probably getting close to that now, need to check it again.
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So this happened on Cool Breeze in AM. I didn't know how close I came to being taken out by another cyclist. My friend who was riding behind me told me later how this guy nearly hit my rear wheel.
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If he hits your rear wheel, you don't go down, he does. My brother-in-law was in the public crit at the RBC two years ago. Swerved to miss two bikes that had tangled up, and his front wheel clipped the back wheel of the bike in front of him. The bike he hit didn't even break stride, my bro-in-law ended up with a helmet cracked in half and a ride in an ambulance. Managed to wreck both of his wheels, too.

If he had hit you, the only way you would have known is if he fell on top of you.
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Guess he never heard of passing on the left? Why did he stuff himself into that position in the first place? Sheesh. As the doc says, unlikely you'd go down though. We had that happen on a club ride last year, the rider in back went down, the front one did not.

Last week at our club meeting, we had a coach speaking. One of the things he brought up is bike handling he teaches, including wheel bumping drills (performed while riding on grass). Says that you can recover from it, but if you're not trained and practiced in how to react, you go down. Interesting idea.
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I had a comment on Facebook from an ALC rider that this wouldn’t have occurred if everyone had stopped at sign. Maybe but he tried to pass on my right well after stop sign and turn onto road.

While I understand the principle of stopping at stop signs, especially on AIDS/Lifecycle...on rides like this where nobody behind you is expecting you to stop completely at an intersection like this with OBVIOUSLY no cars coming in either direction, it would have caused a problem with the huge number of cyclists behind me if I had chosen to stop. Sure all of us should have stopped but his is not ALC and there is no way those other cyclists would have stopped or been expecting me to.

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Quite right, and the way that guy was riding do you think HE would have stopped at a stop sign?
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Quite right, and the way that guy was riding do you think HE would have stopped at a stop sign?
Kind of my thinking. I would have caused a huge pileup if I had come to a complete ALC stop. Have to know your environment. This wasn't an ALC ride and most riders are not aware of ALC safety rules and requirements. On ALC sanctioned rides, where everyone knows to stop fully and put foot down...I stop. But here? Nope.
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So this happened on Cool Breeze in AM. I didn't know how close I came to being taken out by another cyclist. My friend who was riding behind me told me later how this guy nearly hit my rear wheel.
Wow, what an ass-hat. I don't think you could have been any further to the right either!

I got whacked from behind at the last TdPS I did... he went down pretty hard, I did not.
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Wow, what an ass-hat. I don't think you could have been any further to the right either!

I got whacked from behind at the last TdPS I did... he went down pretty hard, I did not.
No idea what was going on in his mind. I was as far to right as reasonable and holding a steady line. 🤷🏼*♀️
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7.3 miles on the mountain bike tonight (on chip sealed roads) https://www.relive.cc/view/gh39503330220 I really am loving the road tires I put on the mountain bike.
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in honor of me not riding me bike anymore, I'd bought a Kickr Core. I'll be one of those summertime zwifters doing air conditioned rides
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Oh no! You and @TrojanHorse!

Maybe put the fixie on it for punishment.
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Oh no! You and @TrojanHorse!

Maybe put the fixie on it for punishment.
Thank god it doesnít take track wheel spacing otherwise something stupid may happen HAHA
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The only way you're getting me back on any kind of trainer is to come over here and break one of my bones.

So please do not do that. I'll ride laps around the neighborhood in the pouring rain before I clamp my bike back into that thing.
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