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11-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

Off the bike for a couple weeks recovering from...

Off the bike for a couple weeks recovering from RSV and caring for sick elderly parents.
Kept it short and wanted a good sweat and to get conditioned to drop bars again. Shoulders did not ache so...
11-17-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 554
Posted By CAT7RDR

Defeet Woolie Boolie are my only pair when riding...

Defeet Woolie Boolie are my only pair when riding in the mountains in winter.
They are thick wool so you might try one pair before ordering a bunch for shoe fitment.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By CAT7RDR

Yeh, cycling is a bit of an enigma because it is...

Yeh, cycling is a bit of an enigma because it is more of an endurance aerobic sport.
I should have clarified.
Fast twitch anaerobic sports like basketball and football that rely on explosveness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By CAT7RDR

I feel for the OP. I did not hit the genetic...

I feel for the OP.
I did not hit the genetic lottery either.
Acceptance is brutal in middle age.
At about 35 y/o, its been all downhill.
11-10-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By CAT7RDR

My favorite bike ATM is a 32 lbs Al 29er with a...

My favorite bike ATM is a 32 lbs Al 29er with a chromoly fork.
This has more to do with it being a flatbar upright and very comfortable since my last crash that aggravated rotator cuff injuries.
...
11-08-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,929
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm beginning to see that short 1-2 hour rides...

I'm beginning to see that short 1-2 hour rides are the answer to escaping from the usual responsibilities of life.
Not every ride needs to be the epic type. Riding harder for a shorter duration will...
11-07-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By CAT7RDR

Real (World Champion) men don't wear tights or...

Real (World Champion) men don't wear tights or shave their legs.
https://cyclingtips.com/2016/03/peter-sagan-kicking-in-some-holy-houses-by-not-shaving-his-legs-does-the-peloton-care/...
11-04-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,130
Posted By CAT7RDR

I wear MTB shorts nylon/Lycra for the durable...

I wear MTB shorts nylon/Lycra for the durable material, stretch, comfort, dog walks, hikes, extra pockets, large cell phone zipper pocket and overall utility.
MTB pants could serve the same...
10-24-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,696
Posted By CAT7RDR

I wouldn't be able to ride with myself if I ever...

I wouldn't be able to ride with myself if I ever walked up a hill.
:D
10-21-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

Went for a spin in my local haunt of Whittier...

Went for a spin in my local haunt of Whittier Hills.
Swerved hard to avoid a Tarantula crossing Turnbull Cyn.
30 miles and 4.9K of climb according to Garmin but I know better. ...
10-19-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,302
Posted By CAT7RDR

If I am going to be on closed roads and rescues...

If I am going to be on closed roads and rescues will be impossible and phone reception is null, I will carry a spare tire and use SPD pedals/cleats.
There are some mountain roads in SoCal where you...
10-18-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,332
Posted By CAT7RDR

Never really liked 3/4 knickers as I thought they...

Never really liked 3/4 knickers as I thought they were too restrictive.
I'm in SoCal and unless I head up into the mountains, high 30's will be about the coldest I will encounter.
I will try...
10-16-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

After a non-planned rain ride on Friday, I was...

After a non-planned rain ride on Friday, I was hoping for some sun today but it remained cloudy the entire ride.
Due to caregiver responsibilities, I have to ride close to home. Stayed in the...
10-15-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By CAT7RDR

Instead of a tireliner, just buy tires with...

Instead of a tireliner, just buy tires with better flat protection.
There are dozens on the market.
I've been impressed with Schwalbe so far.
https://www.schwalbe.com/en/start
10-14-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

Very Cool! Fun fact: The Black Bears in the San...

Very Cool! Fun fact: The Black Bears in the San Gabriels are the descendents of 11 Yosemite problem black bears that were transplanted back in 1933 to the San Gabriels to replace the Grizzlys that...
10-13-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By CAT7RDR

4 In-N-Out Double-Doubles 2 fries 1 Choc...

4 In-N-Out Double-Doubles
2 fries
1 Choc Shake
16 y/o so I did not know better. :D
10-12-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,409
Posted By CAT7RDR

I live in the Puente Hills of CA and there are...

I live in the Puente Hills of CA and there are several 10%-20% punchy grades (1 mile at most) within five miles from home as a crow flies.
When I first re-started cycling again about 2014 I avoided...
10-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,138
Posted By CAT7RDR

Haven't you heard? You are supposed to rollup...

Haven't you heard?
You are supposed to rollup one short leg and hold your pack of Camels in it....
10-11-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,594
Posted By CAT7RDR

Looks familiar? Mammoth Lakes? Looks like the...

Looks familiar? Mammoth Lakes? Looks like the Minarets in the background.
10-10-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By CAT7RDR

I first started riding the SART and SGRT around...

I first started riding the SART and SGRT around 1986.
I do not recall the homeless being much of a problem in the SART in the 1980's.
I do recall the homeless bathing in the Northern SGRT about...
10-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By CAT7RDR

Heat Index might be a useful data set to have...

Heat Index might be a useful data set to have relative to effort and hydration.
10-09-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,116
Posted By CAT7RDR

I managed to hold my composure when a well...

I managed to hold my composure when a well meaning motorist gave me three quick beeps then passed me this morning on a canyon road.
I refrained from flipping him the bird, yelling "Adam Henry!" at...
10-02-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

Puttering around the La Habra Hgts - Murphy Ranch...

Puttering around the La Habra Hgts - Murphy Ranch area of Whittier. Started in heavy overcast and finished in sunshine. More coyotes out today than riders.
40 miles and 4.8K of climb....
09-29-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,258
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just as an aside. I take Benadryl at night and...

Just as an aside.
I take Benadryl at night and a Claritin in the AM and this keeps me dry and discharge free.
YMMV
09-28-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,413
Posted By CAT7RDR

Ave 10-15 mph on a 32 lbs rigid MTB with all...

Ave 10-15 mph on a 32 lbs rigid MTB with all rides averaging between 50-130 feet of ascent per mile.
On my 17 lbs road bike that goes up 2-3 mph on average.
58 y/o.
09-27-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,832
Posted By CAT7RDR

The good ole days: ...

The good ole days:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/63/db/02/63db0228697c01d2c2f1e6175ad70b21.jpg
09-27-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By CAT7RDR

Worn cassette? Just put on a new chain and it...

Worn cassette?
Just put on a new chain and it was fine before?
If you use your larger cogs a lot climbing they may have more wear that was not noticed before a new chain.
09-27-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,832
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most recent purchases of tires, a 12-27 10 speed...

Most recent purchases of tires, a 12-27 10 speed cassette and pedals were off ebay without a hitch.
09-26-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,549
Posted By CAT7RDR

No pics of the cookies? Were these packaged...

No pics of the cookies?
Were these packaged cookies or gourmet cookies the size of pancakes?
Details man, details...
09-23-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

Putting around the Hacienda Hills. Four climbs...

Putting around the Hacienda Hills. Four climbs adding to 3.2K in 25 miles.
Finished at 88F in the shade. Heat is on for the weekend.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41021947
...
09-22-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,293
Posted By CAT7RDR

Learned the hard way in the mid 1980's how fast...

Learned the hard way in the mid 1980's how fast thunderstorms can funnel into the Eastern Sierra passes.

We were fishing Rush Creek along the June Lake Loop when my brother had fallen into the...
09-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,386
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only other thing I can add upon personal...

The only other thing I can add upon personal reflection to the OP is stay hydrated and fueled as you progress in your hill climbing prowess.

At the base of a 2 mile 4-8% climb I ride frequently, I...
09-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,160
Posted By CAT7RDR

Some things you do not forget. I made eye contact...

Some things you do not forget. I made eye contact with this guy in his mid 1960's Chevy. This was long before cell phones. What choices do you have?
By the way, intentional homicides by a driver are...
09-19-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,386
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hike in the hills. Climb stairs. Jump rope. ...

Hike in the hills. Climb stairs. Jump rope.

On the bike? Embrace the challenge and understand the more time you devote to something the better you become at it.
Think in terms of years and not...
09-19-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By CAT7RDR

I can personally attest to the New Yorker article...

I can personally attest to the New Yorker article about how fast thunderstorms along the San Gabriel Mtns can wreak havoc.
I worked for a hardware supplier near Irwindale in the 1980's - early...
09-18-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,160
Posted By CAT7RDR

3-4% of the general population has Antisocial...

3-4% of the general population has Antisocial Personality Disorder.
No small wonder you had this experience.
It is very sadistic to swerve into or drive straight at a cyclist.

I stayed off bikes...
09-17-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

203mm with Deore dual pistons. Stops on a...

203mm with Deore dual pistons.
Stops on a dime. Too many close calls with coyotes and deer.
09-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are...

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are being repaved so I had to get out of the Puente Hills and ride up to the Santa Fe Dam and the end of the SGRT.
Great day for a ride on the SGRT. Only...
09-16-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By CAT7RDR

A troll detector and avoidance system.

A troll detector and avoidance system.
09-16-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By CAT7RDR

Besides the increased traffic, my concern is SCR...

Besides the increased traffic, my concern is SCR will have added lanes and the wide bike lanes will be cut in half or worse.
All in the name of progress. :notamused:
09-14-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad you can come on here and share. It's...

Glad you can come on here and share.
It's getting to the point that any minor mishaps I can keep secret I do just so I do not have to hear how dangerous cycling is.
09-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,446
Posted By CAT7RDR

Your ride(s), your rules. Only you can prevent...

Your ride(s), your rules.
Only you can prevent needless thread fires....
09-14-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 400,273
Posted By CAT7RDR

I use moleskin tape to replace worn-out pads and...

I use moleskin tape to replace worn-out pads and also to make the helmet fit better to my noggin.
09-13-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By CAT7RDR

Ride at your own risk if dogs are near. I know...

Ride at your own risk if dogs are near.
I know my Terrier is a chaser.
He is always leashed on walks. no exceptions.
09-12-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,641
Posted By CAT7RDR

I treat e-bikes like motorcycles. I prefer to...

I treat e-bikes like motorcycles. I prefer to ride routes where I have little contact with either.
IMHO, they are noisy little beasts and I find both equally annoying. Only once have I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,938
Posted By CAT7RDR

To the OP: if you are afraid of crashing with SPD...

To the OP: if you are afraid of crashing with SPD pedals because you cannot clip out, you might want to consider the Shimano PD-ED500 SPD.
The tension required to clip out is minimal but they are...
09-11-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 984
Posted By CAT7RDR

After every ride. Is that so wrong? What am I...

After every ride.
Is that so wrong?
What am I missing?
Gloves smell pretty funky on a humid day during the ride.
Guess I have some pretty strong olfactory sense.
09-08-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By CAT7RDR

The 2022 Tour de France was 2068 miles in 23...

The 2022 Tour de France was 2068 miles in 23 days.
Maybe the OP is a Tour Pro wanting to get into bikepacking and wants the collective wisdom of BF?
09-07-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

The good thing is I do not have to cave-in to...

The good thing is I do not have to cave-in to apple fritters at 0 dark hundred because La Habra Hgts does not have any commercial zones.
Less traffic and less temptations when I'm already dodging...
09-06-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,538
Posted By CAT7RDR

Quick pre-dawn 0530 start from home on familiar...

Quick pre-dawn 0530 start from home on familiar roads in the La Habra Hgts-Whittier Hills area. First 8 miles I was averaging a coyote per mile until sunrise. 108F yesterday so early starts will be...
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