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08-03-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,068
Posted By KPREN

II am only responding because you used the word...

II am only responding because you used the word best instead of the word fun. When I got an e bike I could not justify it totally in my mind. e bikes were cheating, e bikes were avoiding good...
08-01-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 192,535
Posted By Troul

I'd float back from the sweet suds concoction!

I'd float back from the sweet suds concoction!
07-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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...
07-27-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By ooga-booga

64-spot encompassing some of metro san diego and...

64-spot encompassing some of metro san diego and the old neighborhood (like north/south park, golden hill, balboa park)
and eastwards (city heights, la mesa, grossmont) environs.
yes...crushed a...
07-25-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,100
Posted By KJ43

If I'm riding a route with a lot of exposure...

If I'm riding a route with a lot of exposure during the main part of the day (most rides) I always wear sun sleeves. I may even use sunscreen underneath to protect myself even more.
07-24-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By jonathanf2

Yesterday I did a quick 14 mile hill climb up to...

Yesterday I did a quick 14 mile hill climb up to the Griffith Observatory. I focused on conserving energy by controlling my cadence (pedaling within 60-70rpm) and sealed off my two lowest gears to...
07-23-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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...
07-20-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,068
Posted By PrettyCurious

I'm 60 and I still work 50 hrs a week. I never...

I'm 60 and I still work 50 hrs a week.
I never gave ebikes a thought until I saw an ad for one. I had planned on getting my bike out this summer. 16 years ago, I married a non rider. He golfs. we...
07-19-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By jonathanf2

I did 27+ miles in the hot 90 degree weather,...

I did 27+ miles in the hot 90 degree weather, both road and trail riding this Sunday after not being on my bike for almost two weeks. I rode from ER, to HLP, to S. Pas, to Pasadena and then up to JPL...
07-19-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By 2seven0

Fri. rode a big loop down to Shady Cyn trail...

Fri. rode a big loop down to Shady Cyn trail (thks TMT for reminding me of it) then cut through UCI to University back to the Peters Cyn trail back up to home. Lucked out and only passed 2 walkers...
07-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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...
07-16-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,178
Posted By Troul

0 tolerance for such crap?

0 tolerance for such crap?
07-13-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By ooga-booga

45-spot rolling from the haus and...

45-spot rolling from the haus and circumnavigating much of metro san diego. from south of sdsu to golden hill, then up to south park/north park,
then west to university heights and south to balboa...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You...

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You simply cannot get them as tight. The material of the skewer stretches twice as much for a given tension. (Modulus of elasticity - the force required...
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Smokinapankake

The plan was simple: take the Denver & Rio...

The plan was simple: take the Denver & Rio Grande Western rail trail from Roy south until I intersected Antelope Drive in Layton. Then West on Antelope Drive until I hit Antelope Island, then from...
07-13-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By ooga-booga

day out and about. multitude of personal and...

day out and about. multitude of personal and professional stuff since april completely interfering with my bike bum lifestyle.
finally conjured up enough energy and drove up to la on two hours...
07-10-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,010
Posted By big john

Probably the silliest thing you have written on...

Probably the silliest thing you have written on this forum. Just because you can antagonize recreational riders into dueling with you doesn't mean all fast riders are going to do it. If you taunt...
07-06-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By ooga-booga

meandering 40-spot incorporating lemon grove, el...

meandering 40-spot incorporating lemon grove, el cajon, santee and la mesa. a few steep hills. another late start. ride morphed into a beer/bbq ride about halfway through. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By Koyote

A QR skewer is not the place to try to save...

A QR skewer is not the place to try to save weight - esp with some cheapie ti parts.

For me, it's Shimano closed-cam skewers: Ultegra for my road bikes, XT for my gravel bikes. I'm willing to...
07-05-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By ooga-booga

26-spot from the haus nearish sdsu out to la...

26-spot from the haus nearish sdsu out to la mesa/grossmont/mt. helix areas and back. beer stop at a new place which had the second best new ipa i’ve had this year (and there’s plenty of “research”)....
07-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By jonathanf2

Did a quick ride this Sunday. Started at Griffith...

Did a quick ride this Sunday. Started at Griffith Park, rode the LA River bike path south to the very end (now fully open from construction), made my way to Historic State Park, then did some hill...
07-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By Eric F

Saturday - Montrose Ride. Not a huge group for...

Saturday - Montrose Ride. Not a huge group for this ride - less than 100, probably - but plenty of firepower. A few sections in the first half were 30+mph, which is some of my favorite riding. I...
07-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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...
07-01-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 702
Posted By SurferRosa

Because people like to work on their bikes...

Because people like to work on their bikes without buying $200 in tools?

Because people like to take classes to find out how to repair their bikes?

​​​​​​Because knowledgeable people like to...
06-29-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By ooga-booga

a 28-spot around the new metro san diego...

a 28-spot around the new metro san diego crashpad. tapped into much of the old neighborhood default ride
since it had been three weeks to the day of the last ride. much too much too long. pavement...
06-29-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By Eric F

Cherry Canyon is becoming my Monday habit. It's...

Cherry Canyon is becoming my Monday habit. It's a challenging ride with some good fun that I can get done in 1.5 hours after work before I need to get my kid to her softball practice.

Here's...
06-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 610,086
Posted By Biker395

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop ...

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop

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06-28-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By 2seven0

Friday my wife & I celebrated my 59th with a nice...

Friday my wife & I celebrated my 59th with a nice Santiago Cyn ride. Sat. did Brea Cyn/Pathfinder/East-West Rds. Clear & sunny both mornings perfect riding weather.
West
06-28-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By Curtis Odom

Turned 63

Well I completed my 100 mile ride for my 63rd birthday. It was heaps of fun and I will do it again....
06-26-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By jonathanf2

I also rode the trails around Cherry Canyon this...

I also rode the trails around Cherry Canyon this week, though I'm not as brave to try it with a single speed! :D
...
06-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
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 >...
06-25-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,972
Posted By Nessism

I can't speak for anyone else but to me bonking...

I can't speak for anyone else but to me bonking is real and clearly different from fatigue. It happens after a sustained high level of effort for more than 2 hours. I'm talking about riding with a...
06-25-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,972
Posted By Nessism

Wow, this is so WRONG. Bonking is when your...

Wow, this is so WRONG.

Bonking is when your glycogen reserves are GONE. The marathon runner guys call this "hitting the wall" and this is a good analogy because when this happens it's close to a...
06-25-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,964
Posted By davester

This is the overriding truth! Exercise and eating...

This is the overriding truth! Exercise and eating healthy (and not too much) are the fountain of youth. Many americans seem to equate old age with being disabled and decrepit. That is a false...
06-23-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By drlogik

I'm not racing anyone so I generally stop for a...

I'm not racing anyone so I generally stop for a moment, take the cap off and take a good swig then keep on truckin'. Never liked squirting in my mouth either. Half the time it goes down the wrong...
06-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,600
Posted By msu2001la

Wouldn't it be easier to just carry a collapsable...

Wouldn't it be easier to just carry a collapsable baton? Or maybe some pepper spray?
06-22-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By jsigone

enjoying the cooler weather and took drop bars to...

enjoying the cooler weather and took drop bars to Black Mt here in San Diego
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06-22-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By Eric F

More singlespeedin' in the dirt. Looking north...

More singlespeedin' in the dirt. Looking north from the top of Cerro Negro, with Cherry Canyon below. The group of buildings on the right side of the frame is JPL. Some excellent singletrack takes...
06-21-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 99,919
Posted By Eric F

Last week... Wednesday (singlespeed MTB) -...

Last week...

Wednesday (singlespeed MTB) - JPL, Flint Canyon Trail, lower Cherry Canyon loop, and back the way I came. Pretty hot out, so I took my time - and a couple of short breaks - on the...
06-21-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By J.Higgins

Beater Bike

My wife and I like to take a long weekend every year, where we pick a city that we can drive to, spend the weekend dining and enjoying the culture and some do some shopping (not so much shopping for...
06-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By 10 Wheels

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in...

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in 1952
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06-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,459
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Bingo ! Kewpie doll awarded. The industry...

Bingo ! Kewpie doll awarded.

The industry is going through a reset right now as manufacturers look to consolidate the brick and mortars. REI keeps getting lots of bikes to sell (Salsa,...
06-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,459
Posted By MrWasabi

I think I fall in the pay the mechanic crowd....

I think I fall in the pay the mechanic crowd. Yeah I can still do the basic stuff, even figure out more but at my age I’ve earned the ability to pay for the convenience and to just enjoy the hobby. I...
06-18-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By caloso

This bike is barely broken in. Ride the heck out...

This bike is barely broken in. Ride the heck out of it.
06-17-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By davester

When I reached 65 I signed up for, and...

When I reached 65 I signed up for, and subsequently rode, the Markleeville Deathride so I'd have to ride double my age (130 miles) and more than double my age in hundreds of feet (16,000 feet). That...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,211
Posted By big john

When have you seen this? When do road riders walk...

When have you seen this? When do road riders walk a hill?
If someone can spin their legs into a "blur" then they have enough left to shift into a higher gear and turn a more reasonable cadence.
I...
06-17-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By fishboat

The 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, on a gravel bike, of course

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It seems our new-to-us "gravel" bikes were in common use in the late 19th...
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