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02-02-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 852
Posted By CAT7RDR

On a side note, there is one sensor that makes my...

On a side note, there is one sensor that makes my Cateye Padrone max out at 65 mph.
Next time I'll take a pic and claim my new PR. :D
01-30-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,526
Posted By CAT7RDR

Nah! I cannot see an e-bike in my future. I see...

Nah! I cannot see an e-bike in my future.
I see an 80 y/o gent riding the same canyon hills as me and he takes his time but manages quite well.
Nothing wrong with getting slower as I age.
It truly...
01-27-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

[/b] I did something stupid last week in a...

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I did something stupid last week in a school zone when I became impatient waiting for the line of SUVS and tried to weave through the masses.
Sometime the 25 mph zones are not followed and I...
01-24-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

Those pics brought back some nice memories for...

Those pics brought back some nice memories for me.
My now deceased cousin and I would hike that trail back in the 70's-80's before MTB's were much of a thing there.
Thanks!
01-18-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By CAT7RDR

There is something regal about silver quill stems...

There is something regal about silver quill stems in the above pics.
01-15-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By CAT7RDR

I run a front pulsing white light full-time. I...

I run a front pulsing white light full-time.
I hope it helps with drivers seeing me when they are parked on a curb or pulling out from a driveway.
01-15-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By CAT7RDR

For the most part, my local drivers are courteous...

For the most part, my local drivers are courteous and move over when passing.
Maybe 1 in a 100 will either intentionally or haphazardly make a close pass of less than two feet.
A few in the past...
01-13-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

Got out this morning before the next round of...

Got out this morning before the next round of rain.
Completed some repeats in the Whittier Hills.
Turnbull Canyon is in good shape. Some limestone boulders and rocks along the side of the road but...
01-08-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
Posted By CAT7RDR

Tried Noxzema and Queen Helene and both are Okay,...

Tried Noxzema and Queen Helene and both are Okay, but Bag Balm I have found will last all day in the saddle and I sweat like the dickens too.
I no longer ride on my fluid trainer out of boredom....
01-06-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By CAT7RDR

My Ultegra 6800 rim brakes work great compared to...

My Ultegra 6800 rim brakes work great compared to the Tektros it replaced.
On the other hand, my Deore 4 pistons brakes work great on my 29er.
Both have their purpose.
01-03-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

Rode out for a few hours between showers on New...

Rode out for a few hours between showers on New Year's Day.
Encountered several likeminded riders in the La Habra Hgts area.
Roads were surprisingly mud free.
29 miles 4.7K of climb....
12-29-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By CAT7RDR

Shorter and wider is what I see in the mirror as...

Shorter and wider is what I see in the mirror as I age. :D
12-26-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By CAT7RDR

Have access to a stadium or tall building? ...

Have access to a stadium or tall building?
Run/Hike up stairs. Lots of stairs.
Add a 30 lbs backpack.
Rinse-Repeat.
This solves the time crunch issue....
12-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

Celebrated Winter Solstice with a ride through La...

Celebrated Winter Solstice with a ride through La Habra Hgts-Murphy Ranch corridor.
Started at 60F and ended at 70F. Schools out so took advantage of quiet roads.
38 miles and 6K of climb. ...
12-19-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By CAT7RDR

Gift to myself: more rides, less guilt, zero...

Gift to myself: more rides, less guilt, zero accidents and more climbs.
12-18-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cool crisp morning in the Whittier Hills. Started...

Cool crisp morning in the Whittier Hills. Started at 53F at 1000.
Really liking the weather.
Still getting use to being on a road bike and starting to lift light weights again as PT for my...
12-13-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,816
Posted By CAT7RDR

Learning healthy habits to replace destructive...

Learning healthy habits to replace destructive ones is part of a solid rehabilitation plan in treatment of all addictions.
It is also great for mild/moderate depression/anxiety.
I start getting...
12-10-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
Posted By CAT7RDR

Slogging around my local La Habra Hgts-Whittier...

Slogging around my local La Habra Hgts-Whittier Hills Loop that includes the East-West Rd corridor and Turnbull Cyn.
Nothing spectacular but a brisk day and it was good to get a ride in before the...
11-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 32
Views: 913
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.
11-08-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,106
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...
11-04-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,421
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...
10-21-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 2,471
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...
10-16-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 652
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: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 643
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: 1,554
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: 1,224
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....
10-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
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: 2,292
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: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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....
09-27-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,934
Posted By CAT7RDR

The good ole days: ...

The good ole days:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/63/db/02/63db0228697c01d2c2f1e6175ad70b21.jpg
09-23-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 227
Views: 8,051
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: 1,492
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,492
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: 26
Views: 1,791
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: 2,214
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: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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: 943
Posted By CAT7RDR

A troll detector and avoidance system.

A troll detector and avoidance system.
09-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,855
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: 3,519
Views: 403,487
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: 1,205
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: 13,570
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...
09-11-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,081
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: 2,008
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: 2,129
Views: 228,575
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...
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