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genejockey 02-21-22 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22416927)
But why?

I don't know. There are lots of things I'd like to believe but am unable to convince myself of. But if I could, I'd be lousy at my job. So, there's that.

indyfabz 02-21-22 03:48 PM

13.4 miles today. Woot! Woot!

A train was blocking a path exit. Had to take a pedestrian overpass with great views of a very popular dog park. So much fun to watch. While hanging out I saw a woman who had been in my group for an overnight bike/camping trip a few years ago.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1e93f77ef.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...852950f48.jpeg

big john 02-21-22 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22416868)
Hey Eric F and/or big john we are coming to Pasadena in a couple days. Before I take on Mt Wilson or Mt Baldy etc., I may need to warm up with an easier ride.

The Pasadena TrekBikes wesbite has several routes suggested and this one looks easy but it's urban so I wonder about traffic. Comments??

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32007712

There is supposed to be mountain snow tomorrow night into Wednesday and as low as 3500 feet. The smaller roads to Baldy will probably not get plowed if there is any snow. Angeles Crest will get plowed but Mount Wilson road will probably not. In any case, if there is enough snow to stick and then the sun comes out those roads will be a wet mess.
You can still do a climbing ride one way or another.
btw, I would ride that urban route you posted. It's busy, no doubt, but it's not the worst around here.

LesterOfPuppets 02-21-22 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22416775)
And stay away from that cholla!

It's been a while, I'm probably due for a cholla encounter.

BillyD 02-21-22 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22416698)
I think this is the first picture of me. Even so, they had to include my nearest older sister. God only knows what she was doing to me.

Apparently even then you were hard to take.

Eric F 02-21-22 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22416949)
There is supposed to be mountain snow tomorrow night into Wednesday and as low as 3500 feet. The smaller roads to Baldy will probably not get plowed if there is any snow. Angeles Crest will get plowed but Mount Wilson road will probably not. In any case, if there is enough snow to stick and then the sun comes out those roads will be a wet mess.
You can still do a climbing ride one way or another.
btw, I would ride that urban route you posted. It's busy, no doubt, but it's not the worst around here.

Not the worst, but definitely some options I would not take. I sent datlas an alternate, but similar, route that is a little more bike friendly.

big john 02-21-22 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22416957)
It's been a while, I'm probably due for a cholla encounter.

I learned about them the hard way during my dirt bike days. If you get a clump stuck to you, resist the urge to pull it off with your hand.
https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/om...qlt=80&pid=3.1

datlas 02-21-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22416949)
There is supposed to be mountain snow tomorrow night into Wednesday and as low as 3500 feet. The smaller roads to Baldy will probably not get plowed if there is any snow. Angeles Crest will get plowed but Mount Wilson road will probably not. In any case, if there is enough snow to stick and then the sun comes out those roads will be a wet mess.
You can still do a climbing ride one way or another.
btw, I would ride that urban route you posted. It's busy, no doubt, but it's not the worst around here.

Yeah I know there is a cold blast coming midweek, but I am hopeful we can still do some decent rides. Will catch up in a couple days.

BillyD 02-21-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22416942)
13.4 miles today. Woot! Woot!

A train was blocking a path exit. Had to take a pedestrian overpass with great views of a very popular dog park. So much fun to watch. While hanging out I saw a woman who had been in my group for an overnight bike/camping trip a few years ago.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1e93f77ef.jpeg

Gawd. I can just see Karens jumping out of the woodwork. :lol:

DougRNS 02-21-22 05:14 PM

My shifters don't need batteries. They are host powered. Of course I'm on the PUP* list going on 14 months.

*Physically unable to perform

big john 02-21-22 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22417015)
Yeah I know there is a cold blast coming midweek, but I am hopeful we can still do some decent rides. Will catch up in a couple days.

It never snows in the Santa Monica mountains and rarely snows enough to stop any rides that I do. And it never gets cold by your standards unless you go up high.
Will you have the use of a car?

bampilot06 02-21-22 05:52 PM

Did my first bit of 30/30 todays. 3 sets of 10 with 5 mins between each set.

Was actually a lot of fun, and wasnít as hard as I thought it would be which means I prolly didnít go as hard as I could have. Some key points that I learned.
LAJ warned me not to have a bunch of data showing, I ignored him, and chose to have 3 sec power, lap power, lap average speed, heart rate, and cadence. Well LAJ was right. I didnít need all that data it was distracting and told me nothing relevant. Also 3 sec power caused me to over shoot each time I started.
I forgot to ask my Coach what to do the 30 ďoff secondsĒ. So I just down shifted and spun up and focused on catching my breath. I made no attempt to maintain a power during the 30 seconds off. I was also on a 3 mile road so I would have to turn around every now and then.

The creaking got worse on the madone, so I took both bikes to the shop. Madone BB is done but should hear more about it tomorrow. Mechanic got my brakes on the cervelo to stop rubbing but once I got home the front brake started rubbing again. The bolts that hold the caliper on are really stiff, and hard to gauge if they are tight enough. I think when I use the brake it causes it pull to a side and then it starts to rub. Solution, remove the front brake.

Ordered a pair of GP5000 28mm for the MadOne, those should come in tomorrow, and I had the mechanic re wrap my bars on the Cervelo.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d3889a65d.jpeg



Went and watched the Todd Stadium Crit yesterday, Looks a lot like a lot of fun, but I have to admit I think I would like a road course more than a Crit.

Velo Vol 02-21-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22417038)
*Physically unable to perform

Sad.

datlas 02-21-22 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22417073)
It never snows in the Santa Monica mountains and rarely snows enough to stop any rides that I do. And it never gets cold by your standards unless you go up high.
Will you have the use of a car?

Yes we will have a car so we can drive to ride start if needed.

indyfabz 02-21-22 06:41 PM

Once again got the final Jeopardy! question after seeing only the category, which was Famous European Families.

datlas 02-21-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22417115)
Once again got the final Jeopardy! question after seeing only the category, which was Famous European Families.

Hapsburg? Hohenzollern? Medici??

seedsbelize2 02-21-22 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22416926)
Don't listen to him, Seeds; that's barely girlie coffee. :D

Well I'll likely start with espresso beans. I have a french press; can't say I much like the method. I much prefer the Turkish coffee thing, or stove top espresso. But I don't have one of those machines anymore. I have never liked filtered coffee. And, to top it off, my hotplate is the new-fangled induction type, so I can't use aluminum. Have to find a steel one if I decide to go that route.

Jack Tone 02-21-22 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22417079)
Did my first bit of 30/30 todays. 3 sets of 10 with 5 mins between each set.

Was actually a lot of fun, and wasnít as hard as I thought it would be which means I prolly didnít go as hard as I could have. Some key points that I learned.
LAJ warned me not to have a bunch of data showing, I ignored him, and chose to have 3 sec power, lap power, lap average speed, heart rate, and cadence. Well LAJ was right. I didnít need all that data it was distracting and told me nothing relevant. Also 3 sec power caused me to over shoot each time I started.
I forgot to ask my Coach what to do the 30 ďoff secondsĒ. So I just down shifted and spun up and focused on catching my breath. I made no attempt to maintain a power during the 30 seconds off. I was also on a 3 mile road so I would have to turn around every now and then.

The creaking got worse on the madone, so I took both bikes to the shop. Madone BB is done but should hear more about it tomorrow. Mechanic got my brakes on the cervelo to stop rubbing but once I got home the front brake started rubbing again. The bolts that hold the caliper on are really stiff, and hard to gauge if they are tight enough. I think when I use the brake it causes it pull to a side and then it starts to rub. Solution, remove the front brake.

Ordered a pair of GP5000 28mm for the MadOne, those should come in tomorrow, and I had the mechanic re wrap my bars on the Cervelo.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d3889a65d.jpeg



Went and watched the Todd Stadium Crit yesterday, Looks a lot like a lot of fun, but I have to admit I think I would like a road course more than a Crit.

I don't have a bike with through axles, but is it tightened enough? and does the wheel have any play when tight?

indyfabz 02-21-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22417018)
Gawd. I can just see Karens jumping out of the woodwork. :lol:

Itís far enough away from residences. When its warm out they have kiddie pools for the dogs to splash in. Fun to watch.

seedsbelize2 02-21-22 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22417038)
My shifters don't need batteries. They are host powered. Of course I'm on the PUP* list going on 14 months.

*Physically unable to perform

I'm barely off that list. The 17 miler I did today was a good 7 miles too long. We have been so caught up in not catching the virus that we have zero information on the recovery process. It is long and drawn out. Patience is required, if you are an active person.

bampilot06 02-21-22 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22417121)
I don't have a bike with through axles, but is it tightened enough? and does the wheel have any play when tight?


Yea the wheel is tight, when he was working on it I could watch the caliper move when he pulled the brake. I was riding around my neighbor hood and brakes really hard, wasnít really thinking about it, and it instantly started rubbing again. It makes a decent about of noise this time around but itís not really slowing the wheel down so Iím throwing in the towel and will just ride it as is. If the MadOne gets fixed then when I go pick it up Iíll bring the Cervelo back.

DougRNS 02-21-22 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22417091)
Sad.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a3f593e5e2.jpg
the game against Cincinnati might be a test for the mighty Owls. Get your tickets now.

phrantic09 02-21-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22416930)
I'm not familiar. My Red eTap batteries are rechargeable though the brain uses a coin cell which I have never replaced in 11,000 miles. I keep thinking about it but never have.

He has something like 35,000 on the bike- the coin cells in the brain are what died.

Velo Vol 02-21-22 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22417136)
the game against Cincinnati might be a test for the mighty Owls. Get your tickets now.

As the Owls are being offered as a sacrificial lamb to the people of Cincinnati, our Volunteers will be winning one for King Johnny in the Steele City.


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big john 02-21-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22417117)
Medici??

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/38/eb...2cee5866c0.jpg


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