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06-20-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Rode to Griffith Observatory from Encanto park...

Rode to Griffith Observatory from Encanto park with some friends. It's been a long time since going to Griffith and forgot how scenic the views are.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7330623030...
06-06-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Went out to do a one armed lobster with the guys...

Went out to do a one armed lobster with the guys on Saturday. Definitely a fun ride but I've got to a do a better job with the nutrition. This was the first time I bonked in a long time. Otherwise...
05-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it...

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it easy and enjoy the scenery.

We started from Encanto Park and came through Hwy 39. You can park at start at the OHV or campground nearby if you want...
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Explored Cogswell Dam from Hwy 39 with the usual...

Explored Cogswell Dam from Hwy 39 with the usual buddies.

The area was closed from the Bobcat Fire but is now open on the weekends to hikers and cyclists. FYI there is another construction gate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,479
Posted By oris

The Pro Team Training jerseys are really nice. ...

The Pro Team Training jerseys are really nice.

The Core are a really good deal. My only caution is on the some colors of the Pro Team Training and Core Lightweight can be quite sheer and black...
05-03-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

I'm not totally sure. I haven't ridden that area...

I'm not totally sure. I haven't ridden that area and am just going off the bits and pieces. It looks paved at some parts of the forest road.
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05-02-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Sunday ride with the boys to Crystal Lake; I'd...

Sunday ride with the boys to Crystal Lake; I'd never been there before. We were all pretty cautious with all the motorcycle traffic and got worried when we lost contact with one of the guys in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 995
Posted By oris

Not really for rotation but really for vanity. I...

Not really for rotation but really for vanity. I have a pair of black and a pair of white shoes that I will choose based on the kit for the day.
04-25-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By oris

I would try the Power Arc saddle instead. The...

I would try the Power Arc saddle instead. The wings (sit bone area) curve down more than the standard Power saddle. The effect is that the Power Arc feels narrower whereas a standard Power saddle...
04-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Rode up to Mt. Baldy with the usual buddies for...

Rode up to Mt. Baldy with the usual buddies for breakfast at the Lodge and back. The intent was to ride with another group but they changed to a later start time, so we just rolled out as originally...
03-08-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Went out with the boys on Sunday to do the GMR...

Went out with the boys on Sunday to do the GMR loop; haven't been up in the area in a while. It was definitely chilly to start but felt warmer once you got into the sun.

Coordinating with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,479
Posted By oris

Not exactly a steal or deal but I've come to...

Not exactly a steal or deal but I've come to appreciate this torque wrench set from PRO. It has all the common sockets and is especially handy for those who frequently work on their bikes.
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02-22-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

:roflmao: That was a nice little surprise,...

:roflmao:

That was a nice little surprise, wasn't it! You should try Belle River Rd. in Hacienda Heights.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27,164
Views: 17,703,481
Posted By oris

2012 - 2015 model;. I had that same color way...

2012 - 2015 model;. I had that same color way when it came out, sold it as I phased out of cycling a few years later and honestly missed that bike. Coming back into the sport 2 years ago, I built up...
02-17-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,958
Posted By oris

I feel like there wasn't a direct response to the...

I feel like there wasn't a direct response to the OP's question.

Unless your gear requires hand washing or specific instructions, it can all be washed with regular clothes. Just make sure to...
02-15-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

Ah ok! Edgeridge is nice, you should explore...

Ah ok! Edgeridge is nice, you should explore Aethel and Descending, in that order. Aethel has a nice 17% grade in the middle.

My riding buddies live off Workman Mill and tell me, in order of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,631
Posted By oris

This thread blew my mind a bit and ran into this...

This thread blew my mind a bit and ran into this article from Trainer Road while Googling it more. It explains a bit more in depth from MinnMan's response.
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02-07-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

A couple of the local favorites are the south...

A couple of the local favorites are the south entrance to Chino Hills State Park, Chino Hills Parkway north of Grand Ave and Carbon Canyon. Most of the areas I'm about to share are inside...
01-31-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 183,934
Posted By oris

I live in the area at Eastvale. Most routes will...

I live in the area at Eastvale. Most routes will connect to the Norco/Corona area through CA-83 Euclid and Green River Rd via SART. There isn't much scenery if you take the main streets through...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27,164
Views: 17,703,481
Posted By oris

I built this Allez Sprint up over the weekend ...

I built this Allez Sprint up over the weekend


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,479
Posted By oris

Zipp 303s Shimano/SRAM wheelset at PBK for...

Zipp 303s Shimano/SRAM wheelset at PBK for $995.99!
I paid full price from another retailer during the summer :crash:
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By oris

Good point. Prior season finds will get you in...

Good point. Prior season finds will get you in range of the budget. Don't forget to look at your LBS; you might stumble on some good finds.

As far as quality, I'd define it as warm, durable...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By oris

It's going to be tough to find great quality bib...

It's going to be tough to find great quality bib tights for $100. I'd suggest bumping the budget up a bit and getting Castelli Tutto Nano bib tights.

You usually can find them on sale for about...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,743
Posted By oris

There's other advantages but carbon wheels aren't...

There's other advantages but carbon wheels aren't always stiffer in general. The main reason I would look at them is gaining an aero advantage and weight overall.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,743
Posted By oris

Anecdotally, this is what you should expect to...

Anecdotally, this is what you should expect to experience.

Having a lighter wheel and tire set up in general will make the bike feel a bit more lively. However you should consider the weight of...
11-16-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By oris

Wahoo SYSTM has good interval sessions and is...

Wahoo SYSTM has good interval sessions and is more entertaining. I used to follow plans on The Sufferfest and would mix it up with Zwift for more fun. Zwift pairs well with either SYSTM or...
10-15-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,215
Posted By oris

I personally use the Thule Insta Gator on my...

I personally use the Thule Insta Gator on my F150; picked one up cheap from JensonUSA that had the box damaged in shipping.

Another option is to make your own PVC pipe rack for the bed and use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,432
Posted By oris

^This Just ask or at least say hi to...

^This

Just ask or at least say hi to announce yourself but if you're going to draft, at least be prepared to share the work in the front as well.
09-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
Posted By oris

I carry a tube, plug kit, CO2, multitool and a...

I carry a tube, plug kit, CO2, multitool and a lever. If you don't need a tube, someone else probably will. I went out for a short mountain ride with a buddy this weekend and he left his spare bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,030
Posted By oris

Same set up and weight here! I've got 28c S...

Same set up and weight here!

I've got 28c S Works Turbo's on a pair of Zipp 303s and run those at 60/65. Riding those on the Roubaix makes cracks in the road disappear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By oris

The Zipp Service Course and SRAM tape work well...

The Zipp Service Course and SRAM tape work well too; more similar to the Supacaz in texture and thickness. I've had the CX version that has been discussed and that works great. It does feel a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 519,711
Posted By oris

2020 Specialized Roubaix. I built this up a few...

2020 Specialized Roubaix. I built this up a few months ago from a frameset found on eBay to find a plusher ride for sportive's and fondo's. It delivers on this characteristic but lacks the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,831
Posted By oris

Same revelation here from a SuperSix to the...

Same revelation here from a SuperSix to the Roubaix. The Roubaix carries speed well and leaves you noticeably fresher at the end of a long ride. However the extra heft does drag on the climbs, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,791
Posted By oris

I've had two pairs of the eBay chinese wheels;...

I've had two pairs of the eBay chinese wheels; one 38MM and the other 50MM in rim brake. Here's my anecdotal review.

For ~$350, they're a decent deal and are really what's expected for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,793
Posted By oris

You could look for a long sleeve summer weight...

You could look for a long sleeve summer weight jersey like the Castelli Prologo and Le Col Sport long sleeve jerseys. They both are very lightweight and breath well. For me, they're great for early...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,785
Posted By oris

Might not be exactly what you're looking for as...

Might not be exactly what you're looking for as in feed back but I've purchased a frameset from them and had a good experience.

It's the Cannondale Super Six Hi Mod that I'm riding now, however I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By oris

I'd take a look at the Zipp Service Course SL 70...

I'd take a look at the Zipp Service Course SL 70 or 80 Ergo if you like the flat tops.
03-04-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,856
Posted By oris

You're looking for the Canyon Hoverbar ...

You're looking for the Canyon Hoverbar

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/so-whats-the-deal-with-canyons-unique-new-hover-bar/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,479
Posted By oris

FWIW, Bike Closet is a bike shop in Vacaville. ...

FWIW, Bike Closet is a bike shop in Vacaville. They ship quickly and honestly have good deals; I shop the site for bib shorts and jerseys often. I personally go to my LBS for most things but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,946
Posted By oris

I went down the same rabbit hole earlier in the...

I went down the same rabbit hole earlier in the year.

There is some wattage savings but honestly, an aero helmet provides marginal gains. Learning to ride in the drops or the aero position more...
10-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,678
Posted By oris

I'm a former heavy duty truck tech so I use a...

I'm a former heavy duty truck tech so I use a majority of Snap-On hand tools. You can get away with a lot cheaper hand tools for house work.

I'd spend the money on specialty bike tools but would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27,164
Views: 17,703,481
Posted By oris

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod I had the...

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod
I had the standard model several years ago and sold it as I fell out of cycling for a while. Got the chance to purchase this frameset a few months back and build it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,624
Posted By oris

New is better in this case. 2012 is quite a...

New is better in this case.

2012 is quite a while back and you'd be missing out on things like wider tire clearances and disc brakes which makes riding more enjoyable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By oris

I'd take a look on the inside of the tire but...

I'd take a look on the inside of the tire but otherwise would superglue it and run it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,709
Posted By oris

I keep Rip Van Wafels on a monthly subscription. ...

I keep Rip Van Wafels on a monthly subscription.

I like the taste and has low sugar but still has a decent amount carbs to keep be going. I usually carry one of these along with a Gu Energy Chew...
08-21-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,643
Posted By oris

You should honestly ride each bike to see what...

You should honestly ride each bike to see what you like.

Like another poster noted, most bikes come with quite a few spacers underneath the stem to dial in fit. Generally endurance frames have...
08-18-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,105
Posted By oris

I would say this is a must! I also ride...

I would say this is a must!

I also ride motorcycles and despite loving the wind in my face, it doesn't take much to ruin your vision. Like everyone says, you'll definitely rethink using...
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By oris

I personally haven't had much luck finding tube...

I personally haven't had much luck finding tube online but weirdly enough, I stopped at a few local bike shops and was able to find tubes. I'd suggest checking out a few if you have a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By oris

I can't tell you much about the Avant but like...

I can't tell you much about the Avant but like Germanrazor, can speak to an Orbea Orca.

The current bike in the stable is a 2020 Orbea Orca M30 and I love it. Previously I've had Cannondales,...
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