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Eric F 02-11-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406726)
I am not sure how in-sync our riding objectives will be, but I will be in Pasadena later this month and hope to get some riding in. I know you and big john are locals. Please feel free to share any tips or suggestions! One of my friends from SanFran plans to come visit us for a day or two and we plan to ride up Mt Baldy.

p.s. We are renting a place in "Bungalow Heaven" which looks pretty close to Altadena.

You picked a nice area to stay, and you will be pretty close to my 'hood. Shoot me a PM when you get in town, and maybe we can figure something out. I'm going to skip the Baldy ride, though ;)

MoAlpha 02-11-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406368)
I figured. My hope is that whatever he has is so indolent that it won't become a significant issue for many years.

I thought about telling him that running is stupid, but I do my best not to editorialize with patients.

Early falling is classically associated with progressive supranuclear palsy and hes the right age, but I guess hes not falling yet.

datlas 02-11-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22406739)
Early falling is classically associated with progressive supranuclear palsy and hes the right age, but I guess hes not falling yet.

I will keep it in mind. He is only falling if he runs. No run, no falls. His gait seems slightly short-paced to my eye, which also suggests early PD, but it's also possible that's baseline for him.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:36 PM

You forgot ass.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406705)
I can't quite make it out, but is that MY Fish Fry place in the background??

#MightyDougs

edit: nevermind, the answer is on the board

Looks like you're runnin' the whole damn block!

#moguldoug

Velo Vol 02-11-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406724)
I think a MTB ride is still out of the question, but it should be okay on the road. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

I recommend this not only this weekend, but every ride thereafter.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:46 PM

It's already bumping into too hot territory. I think my southern snowbird schedule will have to be just Nov 1 - Feb 1.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 03:48 PM

Looks like I missed the local Critical Mass last night. Oh well, I might be too old for that **** anyways

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net...w-2048x921.jpg

Eric F 02-11-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406775)
I recommend this not only this weekend, but every ride thereafter.

Negative.

big john 02-11-22 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406571)
I've never had a full-size pickup, and I don't see myself ever having one. After I'm done with my current Explorer ('17), I might go back to a smaller pickup like a Tacoma or Ranger.

In 1993 I worked at a GMC dealer and bought a new truck for $11.500. It had a V6, 5 speed, and 3.08 differential, so it got better than 20mpg hwy. With a 34 gallon tank it had a range of over 600 miles. When we moved to snow country I traded it in on a Subaru for the wife and I got the old Tercel p.o.s.
Looked like this but dark blue.
https://images1.americanlisted.com/n...d_26270333.jpg

Eric F 02-11-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406809)
In 1993 I worked at a GMC dealer and bought a new truck for $11.500. It had a V6, 5 speed, and 3.08 differential, so it got better than 20mpg hwy. With a 34 gallon tank it had a range of over 600 miles. When we moved to snow country I traded it in on a Subaru for the wife and I got the old Tercel p.o.s.

I drove an '80 Tercel for a short time, and my ex had a slightly newer one for a bit. Not a fan of either. I've had 3 Honda Civics ('75, '84, '95). They were all better than the Tercels.

seedsbelize2 02-11-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22406787)
Looks like I missed the local Critical Mass last night. Oh well, I might be too old for that **** anyways

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net...w-2048x921.jpg

I did that once. In Merida. Once was enough.

seedsbelize2 02-11-22 04:21 PM

17km on the Ironman and 6 more on the mtb. The town bike has a flat.

big john 02-11-22 04:28 PM

There are 2 nice parks close to home. One of them is on the site of the VA hospital which was destroyed in the 1971 earthquake. The feds didn't want to rebuild it so they gave the land to the county and it became a park. Some of the olive trees are still there from back then. This area was once filled with olive and citrus trees.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6bca585da.jpg
It's a beautiful park.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d13f524da5.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e01f239e3.jpg

rjones28 02-11-22 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406564)
Just curious, how much does your fat bike weigh? Do people try to go all weight weenie on them or is it pointless?

I think it weighed about 28 or 30 pounds in that pic, without the mud. ;)

After I'm done installing the current upgrades, it'll probably be a couple of pounds lighter. I'll weigh it at some point.

It'll be about as weight weenie as a fat bike gets, I suppose. I mean, a light fat bike tire is around 1100 grams, so WWism is kind of pointless.

rjones28 02-11-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406607)

And?

big john 02-11-22 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406817)
I drove an '80 Tercel for a short time, and my ex had a slightly newer one for a bit. Not a fan of either. I've had 3 Honda Civics ('75, '84, '95). They were all better than the Tercels.

The redeeming feature was the 4WD. It was the cheapest 4WD to buy and run 30K miles per year. I didn't like working on it, though. It was also noisy and rough on the freeway.

rjones28 02-11-22 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406705)
I can't quite make it out, but is that MY Fish Fry place in the background??

#MightyDougs

edit: nevermind, the answer is on the board

That was our post-race lunch destination. We go there whenever we are in Skaneateles.

big john 02-11-22 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406830)
I think it weighed about 28 or 30 pounds in that pic, without the mud. ;)

After I'm done installing the current upgrades, it'll probably be a couple of pounds lighter. I'll weigh it at some point.

It'll be about as weight weenie as a fat bike gets, I suppose. I mean, a light fat bike tire is around 1100 grams, so WWism is kind of pointless.

Are they 27.5? My mtb is 32 pounds with 27.5 x 2.8 Maxxis Rekon tires which are about 825 grams each.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406830)
It'll be about as weight weenie as a fat bike gets, I suppose. I mean, a light fat bike tire is around 1100 grams, so WWism is kind of pointless.

That's why I run plus tyres on my fatbike. 800gr 3.0" tyres are so nice! :)

rjones28 02-11-22 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406809)
In 1993 I worked at a GMC dealer and bought a new truck for $11.500. It had a V6, 5 speed, and 3.08 differential, so it got better than 20mpg hwy. With a 34 gallon tank it had a range of over 600 miles. When we moved to snow country I traded it in on a Subaru for the wife and I got the old Tercel p.o.s.
Looked like this but dark blue.
https://images1.americanlisted.com/n...d_26270333.jpg

My neighbor has that truck with an automatic. Also, dark blue. The family has had it since new. People are often surprised that it's not all rusted out. Their secret? It over-winters in the barn.

big john 02-11-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22406844)
That's why I run plus tyres on my fatbike. 800gr 3.0" tyres are so nice! :)

Have you taken it in the snow with the 3.0s?

rjones28 02-11-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406842)
Are they 27.5? My mtb is 32 pounds with 27.5 x 2.8 Maxxis Rekon tires which are about 825 grams each.

26" with a 4.6 Specialized Ground Control in that picture. I could fit 27.5", but I'd be limited to 4.0".

big john 02-11-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406851)
26" with a 4.6 Specialized Ground Control in that picture. I could fit 27.5", but I'd be limited to 4.0".

4.6? Whoa.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406850)
Have you taken it in the snow with the 3.0s?

I've ridden a lot of snow on 2.8 and 3.0. Never tried 'em on a groomed fatbike trail though. 3.0 gets me through extended sand pits just fine, way less sketchy than on 2.3"

Most of my snow riding has been in this kinda stuff, couple to 4 inches of fresh over sometimes rutted, lumpy ice/packed snow.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4b8ea5145.jpeg

big john 02-11-22 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406846)
My neighbor has that truck with an automatic. Also, dark blue. The family has had it since new. People are often surprised that it's not all rusted out. Their secret? It over-winters in the barn.

I was pretty happy with it. Nice cloth seat, good a/c, and decent factory radio with cassette. Really comfortable on the highway with soft suspension. Too bad it was no good on any icy mountain road.

rjones28 02-11-22 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406855)
4.6? Whoa.

I have some Maxxis Colossus 4.8s to put on the HED carbon wheelset. I originally planned to pair them with a 4.0 tire (Maxxis Juggernaut or Schwalbe Jumbo Jim), but fat bike tires are hard to come by lately so you take what you can get.

Eric F 02-11-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406834)
And?

Apparently, you and Mr. Vol hang out in the same spot.

big john 02-11-22 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406864)
I have some Maxxis Colossus 4.8s to put on the HED carbon wheelset. I originally planned to pair them with a 4.0 tire (Maxxis Juggernaut or Schwalbe Jumbo Jim), but fat bike tires are hard to come by lately so you take what you can get.

A friend had a Pugsley with 4.0s and I took him to a trail with lots of climbing. There are a few steep switchbacks littered with rocks and sand. He just cruised around those turns like they were easy.

datlas 02-11-22 05:13 PM

Recall I could not get my new Garmin 530 to pair with my Varia? I had some time to futz around and after a factory reset, it seems to work. Will do a real road test tomorrow.


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