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07-31-21, 08:49 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

The changeover from the stock bars was painless. ...

The changeover from the stock bars was painless. I did have one section of brake cable housing that was a little short but not enough to effect anything but it will need to be address sometime in...
07-31-21, 06:04 PM
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Views: 305,680
Posted By TakingMyTime

Installed some Bontrager Crivitz handlebars. ...

Installed some Bontrager Crivitz handlebars. They're pretty hard to find but I eventually found out Trek still has them in stock so I ordered them through my local dealer. I don't think they were...
07-31-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

New monthly record

Did a slow leisurely 18 mile ride down Ball Rd to Disneyland and back to cap this months total mileage at 600.14 miles. That is a record for me and I'm pretty stoked. Actually, anything over 500...
07-29-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Another quick 25 miles down to the Queen Mary. I...

Another quick 25 miles down to the Queen Mary. I really need to work on my saddle position. After 50 miles yesterday and then hopping back on again today my butt was killing me.
07-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

50 miles on the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the...

50 miles on the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the Santa Fe Damn and back. I am now experiencing my biggest month ever at 556 miles and I think I may be able to cram in another 100 before the end of...
07-23-21, 04:17 PM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Tacked on another 57 miles down to Newport Beach.

Tacked on another 57 miles down to Newport Beach.
07-21-21, 04:20 PM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

57 miles this morning on PCH down to the South...

57 miles this morning on PCH down to the South end of Newport Beach / Crystal Cove. Same ride as the last 3 days. Just working on extending my mileage. I'm also closing in on a biggest month for...
07-21-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By TakingMyTime

We have several of those stands which in a...

We have several of those stands which in a perfect world would have all the accessorial tools still attached i.e. allen keys and screwdrivers. But unfortunately they are usually stripped clean. ...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,287
Posted By TakingMyTime

Several years ago one of the largest encampments...

Several years ago one of the largest encampments here in So Cal (Orange County) was finally broken up. Although everyone was given the opportunity to receive a voucher for 90 days in a hotel,...
07-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

53 miles from El Dorado Park then South on PCH...

53 miles from El Dorado Park then South on PCH and back. I went 1 1/4 miles further than on Friday and still beat Friday's time by 3 minutes. I think the weekend rest helped.
07-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

52 miles today from El Dorado Park in Long Beach...

52 miles today from El Dorado Park in Long Beach to Crystal Cover Newport Beach. Rode PCH most of the way and forgot how much traffic there is when everyone's rushing to work... ouch! It was a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,997
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't ride 12 months a year, so each season it...

I don't ride 12 months a year, so each season it usually takes me a while to build up to 40 mile rides. I pick a comfortable mileage for my first ride and will do that 2 or 3 times. I then start...
07-13-21, 07:47 AM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

My hat's off to you. My Trek 5200 is wearing...

My hat's off to you. My Trek 5200 is wearing some 23mm conti 4000's right now and with all the additional mileage I'm doing they're scaring the heck out of me. Unfortunately, this bike won't take...
07-10-21, 08:15 AM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

This is just a weekly report since I haven't been...

This is just a weekly report since I haven't been posting as much as before. 2 x 60 miles and 1 x 13 miles this week. My friends and I are exploring the bike paths out in the Irvine area. That...
07-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

2 rides of 12 miles each on the 4th. The 08:30...

2 rides of 12 miles each on the 4th. The 08:30 ride down to Seal Beach on the SGRT was packed with bike club riders zipping by. It wasn't as crowded as expected but it was still a lot more crowded...
07-02-21, 07:45 AM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

42 miles on Monday and another 62 yesterday. ...

42 miles on Monday and another 62 yesterday. Mostly just the usual meandering rides along the coast, SART and lots of Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine etc. I'm really feeling good about finally being able...
06-26-21, 06:57 AM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

62 miles yesterday from Huntington Beach and then...

62 miles yesterday from Huntington Beach and then throughout Irvine etc. Mostly bike paths, PCH > SART > then though Santa Ana > Santiago Creek Trail > Jamboree to Portola > Peter's Creek trail >...
Forum: Foo
06-15-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 966
Posted By TakingMyTime

When I was in my early 20's I got a job at a...

When I was in my early 20's I got a job at a local city park. That year was incredible. I was outdoors 99.5% of the time.

I don't get out (camping or off the grid) as much as I should and I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By TakingMyTime

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it...

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it inside and connect it to your charger and top it off. It will then be ready for your next ride, no worries. It's that simple.
06-13-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By TakingMyTime

Garmin Connect will do exactly what you want it...

Garmin Connect will do exactly what you want it to do. Within the online software there is a section named "Reports" which will allow you to pull up about 14 different reports from Avg Speed to Avg...
06-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Friday: 46 miles. From the Wetlands in...

Friday: 46 miles. From the Wetlands in Huntington Beach along the coast to the SART, North on the SART to Edinger and then East on Edinger. That section was a mess. Even though Santa Ana had some...
06-02-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Broke out my carbon road bike for the first time...

Broke out my carbon road bike for the first time this year. What a difference from my aluminum Trek FX Hybrid. It felt like I was riding with a tail wind no matter where I was. 37 miles from...
05-25-21, 04:22 PM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

40 miles on the SGRT today. Rode with a friend...

40 miles on the SGRT today. Rode with a friend and the time and miles really flew by when you're engaged in conversation for the majority of the ride. We got out a little early and we weren't...
05-23-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

This weekend were 2 short rides down to Seal...

This weekend were 2 short rides down to Seal Beach and back. Saturday was to recover from Friday's ride and today my wife wanted to ride and she's just getting back into it again so we took it nice...
05-22-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By TakingMyTime

I checked out their site and that seems to be a...

I checked out their site and that seems to be a nicely featured basic no frills unit. You can't beat those features at that price. Everything you really need.
05-22-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Got a 27 mi ride down to the Queen Mary before...

Got a 27 mi ride down to the Queen Mary before the winds picked up on Friday.
05-20-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By TakingMyTime

My Garmin always reports my speed about 3 mph...

My Garmin always reports my speed about 3 mph (slower) than what I'm actually doing :D
05-18-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

32 miles up and back the SGRT. Got out early...

32 miles up and back the SGRT. Got out early before the wind kicked up. I'm starting to get some respectable mileage in. I still feel tired after 32 miles but that won't last long.
05-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

27 miles with a couple of friends at a nice easy...

27 miles with a couple of friends at a nice easy pace. We left from Vista Point at the Newport Back Bay and then rode around Irvine. This was the first time I've been the the Great Park in Irvine,...
Forum: Foo
05-14-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By TakingMyTime

The masses have been dumbed down to believe these...

The masses have been dumbed down to believe these are quality, high-end components that will complete your listening experience. I'm always surprised when I speak to my grand kids and ask them about...
05-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By TakingMyTime

Just come over to my house. I have all the...

Just come over to my house. I have all the correct wrenches to adjust anything and I've always enjoyed telling people what they're doing wrong. :)
05-10-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Starting over again

Well, I finally got out and did a short 14 miles on the SGRT. I haven't been posting lately because I had re-injured my ribs on April 1st. This time it wasn't on my bike but an injury in the home. ...
Forum: Foo
04-26-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By TakingMyTime

I remember being around 45 years old and a little...

I remember being around 45 years old and a little cutie in the gym walks over to grab some weights that are near me and says.... "Excuse me Sir, are you using these?",. I died a little inside that...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By TakingMyTime

It looks like it's all there, but I could use...

It looks like it's all there, but I could use some more pics. From the pics it looks like more patina than rust... $60 - $75
04-01-21, 06:52 PM
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Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

30 miles from the mouth of the SART and then...

30 miles from the mouth of the SART and then through Newport and a little bit of Irvine. I felt really weak today. I felt as if I hadn't eaten in a day. Had a banana half way through the ride and...
03-30-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By TakingMyTime

I got a response to my email...."The Mark Bixby...

I got a response to my email...."The Mark Bixby memorial bike and pedestrian path is not yet open. Bridge builders are still using it for access for some finalization projects on the bridge’s main...
03-28-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

^^ Glad to hear you're ok. Passing out is not a...

^^ Glad to hear you're ok. Passing out is not a good sign. Sounds like a case of heat exhaustion (rapid pulse etc). Good thing you were able to stop and take care of yourself the best you could....
03-27-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Another generic 27 miles down to the Queen Mary...

Another generic 27 miles down to the Queen Mary and back.

I'm about ready to break out of my rut. The wife and I have been hiking a lot this month and when I got on the bike I couldn't believe...
03-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't speak for everyone here but I not only...

I can't speak for everyone here but I not only look forward to your ride reports, but your comments, route suggestions and knowledge of some obscure roads and areas has been invaluable to me. Just...
03-21-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

I hate wind

I hate wind
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Views: 899
Posted By TakingMyTime

That is a beautiful bike. Although the size is...

That is a beautiful bike. Although the size is going to limit the amount of people looking at it.... you find the right person and I don't see you having too much of a problem getting $1000 for it.
03-18-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Since the last several rides have basically been...

Since the last several rides have basically been a handful of my generic routes I haven't posted much. Not that many miles either so mentioning them sometimes seems a little unnecessary. The...
Forum: Foo
03-16-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By TakingMyTime

Well, I still have to call another number....

Well, I still have to call another number. Although I did get through I was told the department that would handle my request could be only reached at another number... here we go again.


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Forum: Foo
03-08-21, 11:55 AM
03-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,728
Posted By TakingMyTime

I know what you mean. The most I ever really...

I know what you mean. The most I ever really mention to them is something like "You know, I rode my bike 30 miles this morning" or something about my weekly or monthly mileage. I think if I tried...
03-07-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 99,010
Posted By TakingMyTime

Friday: Headed out from Bolsa Chica area to the...

Friday: Headed out from Bolsa Chica area to the SART and then North to the Amtrak station in Anaheim. Although it was 42 mile round trip, up until then my max ride this years has been 30 miles. ...
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,955
Posted By TakingMyTime

One of the biggest things we enjoyed was the...

One of the biggest things we enjoyed was the absence of the commute. Hers was about 40 minutes each way. Also, with her line of work there was no need to video conference. When working from home my...
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,955
Posted By TakingMyTime

I believe one major issue is being able to have a...

I believe one major issue is being able to have a dedicated space in your home or apartment where you can work and not be distracted. Tele-Work will probably have a much better feeling to it once...
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,955
Posted By TakingMyTime

Last February my wife's employer gave her the...

Last February my wife's employer gave her the option to work from home. Unfortunately, they furloughed, and then terminated her 2 months later. She was in their Accounts Payable department and...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,529
Posted By TakingMyTime

Back when I was in my early 20's and drinking...

Back when I was in my early 20's and drinking more than I should I decided one New Years eve that I wouldn't drink for the month of January. Back then that was a huge deal. I continued doing that...
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