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indyfabz 11-05-21 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22296813)
Iím going to see him at SPAC next summer.

I saw him maybe 5-6 years ago in Philly. I would have preferred a smaller venue, but it was a good show.

indyfabz 11-05-21 10:09 AM

I've started sketching a tour of Vermont for June. An indirect route from Brattleboro to St. Albans. That way I could take Amtrak both ways. Plan is to stay at state parks to extent possible. May stray into New Hampshire and even PQ (if possible).

datlas 11-05-21 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22296956)
In February, it could be beautiful, sunny, and mild temps. It could also be dumping rain and snowing at higher elevations. Baldy would definitely be a "higher elevation". As a guy who has lived in Pasadena and adjacent cities his whole life, I know a little about the area. Feel free to reach out for local knowledge.

I know the weather can be variable. Luckily it's not purely a cycling trip. I will poke you when it gets closer to reality for suggested routes/tips.

noodle soup 11-05-21 11:15 AM

Something you don’t see everyday

[img]blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/42b2f7a9-fc21-40cf-b933-f7bfba6af997[/img]

genejockey 11-05-21 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 22297067)
Something you donít see everyday

[img]blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/42b2f7a9-fc21-40cf-b933-f7bfba6af997[/img]

Or even now, apparently.

datlas 11-05-21 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 22297067)
Something you don’t see everyday

[img]blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/42b2f7a9-fc21-40cf-b933-f7bfba6af997[/img]

I feel like Mr Pitt and the "Magic Eye," I don't see it.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...59943117a8.jpg

Eric F 11-05-21 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 22297067)
Something you donít see everyday

[img]blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/42b2f7a9-fc21-40cf-b933-f7bfba6af997[/img]

Linky no worky

big john 11-05-21 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22296909)
Hey SoCal/LA people! Mrs datlas and I are plotting another trip to LA area to visit daughter and get in some cycling. Tentative dates are late February. Instead of staying in LA proper, we are thinking of staying in/near Pasadena for easy access to natural wonders towards the East and also for hillclimbs up Mt Baldy etc., any tips/suggestions? I am guessing it will be pretty chilly at the tops of the mountains, but still passable by bike??

You know you can reach out anytime. Like Eric said, the weather varies, of course, but it never gets really cold at the lower elevations. The Santa Monica mountains never get snow or even ice. Baldy Village is only about 4K feet but it can snow there and there has been ice on the road when I've been up there.

Highway 39 goes up to Angeles Crest @ about 7K feet but it's a great ride if the roads aren't icy. I also know some loops you can do from Pasadena that can get you 80 ish miles with 8K feet of gain. Or more, if you're into that sort of thing. Sometimes in winter certain roads are closed to cars which makes the ride nicer.
Angeles Crest:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...07d6596c1e.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cdce8179ce.jpg
Highway 39:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8f31b2658d.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c1c0c7ca29.jpg

BillyD 11-05-21 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22296819)
Sometimes, it's worth paying the price of being good for a few days.

My birthday is at the end of the month so I have to be cautious, but I usually allow myself a once-monthly decadent cheesecake reward.

BillyD 11-05-21 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22296891)
Indeed. My Grandfather the doctor drank like a fish . . . .

You said that like it's a bad thing.

genejockey 11-05-21 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22297179)
You said that like it's a bad thing.

As we say in the family, Doc died young (69), but he had to work at it.

Also, "Why do men die before their wives? Because they want to."

big john 11-05-21 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22297002)
I know the weather can be variable. Luckily it's not purely a cycling trip. I will poke you when it gets closer to reality for suggested routes/tips.

You could even just go to the summit of Mount Wilson if it's not iced over. Not a long ride from Pasadena and I think it summits at 5500 feet. The last 5 miles is out and back only. There is a small cafe at the top which will probably be closed in February. There is the 100 inch telescope and a bunch of other neat stuff, including a lot of radio and tv towers.
It's at the end of this road:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f558474e7.jpg
When riding Angeles Crest it's always nice to see these gates.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e7bf41cdfb.jpg
No cars.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a881ee7d55.jpg

datlas 11-05-21 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22297184)
You could even just go to the summit of Mount Wilson if it's not iced over. Not a long ride from Pasadena and I think it summits at 5500 feet. The last 5 miles is out and back only. There is a small cafe at the top which will probably be closed in February. There is the 100 inch telescope and a bunch of other neat stuff, including a lot of radio and tv towers.
It's at the end of this road:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f558474e7.jpg
When riding Angeles Crest it's always nice to see these gates.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e7bf41cdfb.jpg
No cars.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a881ee7d55.jpg

Looks like fun. My hope is roads will be ok for multiple expeditions while out there, but I will accept what is safe and skip what is unsafe.

BillyD 11-05-21 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22296892)
Aren't you the guy who was wondering how to increase your caloric intake?

Funny you should mention that. Do you remember that hero sammich I had for lunch yesterday, damn near 1200 calories including the mayo? Well, combining that plus the 1200 cal cheesecake plus the other two normal meals during the day, I finally met and exceeded my target daily goal of 2600 calories for the first time. Blew it away.

Math works. :lol:

datlas 11-05-21 01:11 PM

Tomorrow's ride has a 29F start. One of my friends has already bailed based on the temperature. He needs to HTFU but it's his choice.

BillyD 11-05-21 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22296904)
At one of my first office jobs, there was a table at the back of our department that was always full of homemade sweets.

Damn, I worked at the wrong company.

genejockey 11-05-21 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22297188)
Funny you should mention that. Do you remember that hero sammich I had for lunch yesterday, damn near 1200 calories including the mayo? Well, combining that plus the 1200 cal cheesecake plus the other two normal meals during the day, I finally met and exceeded my target daily goal of 2600 calories for the first time. Blew it away.

Math works. :lol:

Now, do that every day for a month, and get back to us on the weight change.

BillyD 11-05-21 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22296903)
it's ASTONISHINGLY easier to regain any weight you lost . . . .


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22296920)
It goes back on so easy.

https://i.imgur.com/cIrkCdp.gif

So why can't I gain weight?

WhyFi 11-05-21 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22297175)
My birthday is at the end of the month so I have to be cautious, but I usually allow myself a once-monthly decadent cheesecake reward.

Each of the last few years, my wife has gotten a thicc boi Key Lime Pie, from a local bakery, for my birthday. Each of the last few years, my wife has had one slice and the kids have turned their noses up at it, leaving me to eat 92% of the thing by myself within a week... or to feel horrible for letting it go to waste. While I LOVE this particular KLP, it's just way, way too much.

This year, I wised up, got ahead of it and convinced her to only get two slices. Whew.

BillyD 11-05-21 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22296973)
La la la! I can't hear you over the sound of eating this donut. :innocent:

Yeah, those rainbow sprinkles make so much noise crunching against the chocolate icing. #annoying

genejockey 11-05-21 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22297201)
https://i.imgur.com/cIrkCdp.gif

So why can't I gain weight?

Because you cut your footlongs in 3s, instead of eating the whole thing as god intended.

genejockey 11-05-21 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22297203)
Each of the last few years, my wife has gotten a thicc boi Key Lime Pie, from a local bakery, for my birthday. Each of the last few years, my wife has had one slice and the kids have turned their noses up at it, leaving me to eat 92% of the thing by myself within a week... or to feel horrible for letting it go to waste. While I LOVE this particular KLP, it's just way, way too much.

This year, I wised up, got ahead of it and convinced her to only get two slices. Whew.

I'm disappointed. No guts, no glory, dude.

;)

BillyD 11-05-21 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22296975)
I saw him maybe 5-6 years ago in Philly. I would have preferred a smaller venue, but it was a good show.

That couldn't have been that famous show where he insulted Philadelphia for 30 minutes straight in response to some booing, right?

No sense in me providing the link, it's super NSFW. :lol:

Mojo31 11-05-21 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22297203)
Each of the last few years, my wife has gotten a thicc boi Key Lime Pie, from a local bakery, for my birthday. Each of the last few years, my wife has had one slice and the kids have turned their noses up at it, leaving me to eat 92% of the thing by myself within a week... or to feel horrible for letting it go to waste. While I LOVE this particular KLP, it's just way, way too much.

This year, I wised up, got ahead of it and convinced her to only get two slices. Whew.

My wife makes a really good pound cake for birthdays. Takes her nearly a half-day to make it. After having a slice, and maybe two, we realize that we just cannot keep it around until it's gone. Fortunately, we can usually send most of it home with the kids. When we can't, we usually look at each other with sad eyes and begrudgingly throw it in the trash.

BillyD 11-05-21 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22297203)
Each of the last few years, my wife has gotten a thicc boi Key Lime Pie, from a local bakery, for my birthday. Each of the last few years, my wife has had one slice and the kids have turned their noses up at it, leaving me to eat 92% of the thing by myself within a week... or to feel horrible for letting it go to waste. While I LOVE this particular KLP, it's just way, way too much.

This year, I wised up, got ahead of it and convinced her to only get two slices. Whew.

My wife makes a huge cheesecake once or twice a year. When I'm disciplined I will freeze half of it for the future (cheesecake takes freezing well). When I'm not disciplined I just methodically consume that bad boy over the course of a couple weeks. :o It usually adds a few unhealthy pounds.


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