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03-01-24, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Got a ride in before the storms tonight. ...

Got a ride in before the storms tonight.

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02-28-24, 01:50 PM
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Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

On Benton Crossing Road very near to Watterson...

On Benton Crossing Road very near to Watterson Divide. If you've done the Mammoth Gran Fondo, it's the hill just before you descend down into the Long Valley and back to Mammoth. It's probably my...
02-27-24, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Spent some time in the Eastern Sierra this...

Spent some time in the Eastern Sierra this weekend ... always interesting when there is a near full moon.
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02-24-24, 06:51 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Biker395

Beats me how any reasonable person would conclude...

Beats me how any reasonable person would conclude that someone wearing a team inspired jersey or kit is doing so to try to fool people into thinking theyre fast. I mean when youre riding, whether...
02-24-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Biker395

Im not fond of them either for the same reasons....

Im not fond of them either for the same reasons. I also have a longish torso, and they cramp the boys too much.
02-22-24, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Biker395

That looks like such a great climb.

That looks like such a great climb.
02-22-24, 01:03 PM
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Views: 579
Posted By Biker395

When I look at the measly amount of power Im...

When I look at the measly amount of power Im putting out on my typical ride and compare it to the horsepower of a typical e-bike, Im not surprised.

Like about everyone else in this group, Im...
02-15-24, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Mt. Humphreys and Center Basin ...

Mt. Humphreys and Center Basin

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02-12-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

West Fork of San Gabriel Canyon. Amazing...

West Fork of San Gabriel Canyon.

Amazing what a little snow courtesy of the atmospheric river can do to our local mountains. Mt. Baldy (San Antonio Peak) is just off to the left. Check out the San...
02-08-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,257
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Posted By Biker395

Spent the weekend up in Mammoth. I've been...

Spent the weekend up in Mammoth.

I've been looking to find some good core exercise.

Good news: Shoveling your car out of the snow is good core exercise.
Bad news: Shoveling snow sux.
...
02-01-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Biker395

That is hilarious. I WISH I weighed as...

That is hilarious.

I WISH I weighed as little as you. I'll bet you don't look all that bad in that jersey.

I've got my skinny jerseys and my fat jerseys. Lately, my fat jerseys are turning...
01-26-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27,063
Views: 3,082,350
Posted By Biker395

Did my usual 20 miles today. It’s been rainy...

Did my usual 20 miles today. It’s been rainy earlier this week, but temps in the 70Fs are predicted for the weekend. There is even a swell in ... I really should get back to surfing. I miss it.
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01-26-24, 04:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,107
Posted By Biker395

Don't count on it. Check out the link below. ...

Don't count on it. Check out the link below.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7588538/

Honestly, I don't rely on information from anywhere else except studies like this one. I've...
01-25-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Saw one of these today. Supposedly, they...

Saw one of these today.

Supposedly, they have lots of orders and are backlogged. As for me, I see a modern Edsel.
...
01-23-24, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Thanks! They're about an hour away by car,...

Thanks!

They're about an hour away by car, and I'm mostly retired, so I'll be visiting as much as they let me. Yea, baby.

Funny thing. Right now, the baby is pretty much a sack of protoplasm....
01-23-24, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Classic view!

Classic view!
01-20-24, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Dreaming of Patagonia again ... ...

Dreaming of Patagonia again ...


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01-18-24, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-11-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,351
Posted By Biker395

My experience is the opposite. My SO and I joke...

My experience is the opposite. My SO and I joke about how every time the boys get together, the subject always gets to aches and pains ... and how we all have our health issues. But when she gets...
01-10-24, 01:04 PM
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Sticky Pub 51
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Posted By Biker395

Gotta brag somewhere. lol I'm a first time...

Gotta brag somewhere. lol

I'm a first time grandpa!
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01-08-24, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,376
Posted By Biker395

Some time ago, I did a deep dive on sunscreens...

Some time ago, I did a deep dive on sunscreens and how much they really prevented skin damage and skin cancer. That dive had me concluding that when I choose to use sunscreen, I should avoid...
01-08-24, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,351
Posted By Biker395

My SO isn't in to cycling at all. She had done a...

My SO isn't in to cycling at all. She had done a few short tours and rides with me, but the more I got into it, the less she did.

But she knows a good portion of my cycling buddies, and has come...
01-07-24, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Riding Latigo Canyon Road ...

Riding Latigo Canyon Road
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01-03-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,107
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Lots of reasons to buy travel insurance. ...

Yep. Lots of reasons to buy travel insurance. When your parents are frail, you never know when you'll need to cancel a trip and stay home. And another reason ... Medicare (as well as many health...
01-02-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Riding "The Wiggles" Up to Mt. Baldy ...

Riding "The Wiggles" Up to Mt. Baldy

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12-29-23, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Zion today. :love: ...

Zion today. :love:

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12-26-23, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Biker395

SoCal is beautiful after the rain. ❤️ ...

SoCal is beautiful after the rain. ❤️

Location: Glendora Ridge Road - Mt. Baldy in the background.
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12-21-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,671
Posted By Biker395

That is a great pix. And I want in on that...

That is a great pix. And I want in on that beerfest. 5X solo cross country is amazing.

I think you can go at it until a fairly high age before you see serious decline in your ability. What...
12-20-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,706
Posted By Biker395

For me, it depends on the ride. If I am doing...

For me, it depends on the ride. If I am doing 20-30 miles, I typically pack a Clif Bar in case I get hungry, but otherwise ride fine without eating anything for breakfast.

For longer weekend...
12-19-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Oops ... sorry. That is in Palos Verdes Estates,...

Oops ... sorry. That is in Palos Verdes Estates, near Los Angeles. That little casita is part of La Venta ... a 1920s vintage building built on the hillside to sell real estate in the area. It...
12-19-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5,257
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Posted By Biker395

Check out this little bride's casita. I could...

Check out this little bride's casita. I could live here.

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12-12-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,034
Posted By Biker395

I think with 60+ miles of distance, that would be...

I think with 60+ miles of distance, that would be taking GMR/GRR to Baldy Village and back, so the traffic shouldn't be too bad, and no tunnels.

I was in the same boat recently, but had a few...
12-10-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Biker395

Thats me. I dont follow pro cycling at all. I...

Thats me. I dont follow pro cycling at all. I have no idea who I am supposedly masquerading as or how well the team is doing.

Ill buy a jersey if I like the color/pattern and it fits well. ...
12-08-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,883
Posted By Biker395

Well . You guys had me looking up FTP. To me,...

Well . You guys had me looking up FTP. To me, thats always meant file transfer protocol.
12-07-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,138
Posted By Biker395

On our mountain roads, they used to use 6x6...

On our mountain roads, they used to use 6x6 compressed wood beams to hold the guard railing. Lately, they have begun using steel I-beams of about the same size. And without caps ... nothing but...
12-06-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Biker395

I buy jerseys because I like the color or print,...

I buy jerseys because I like the color or print, or because theyre earned jerseys ones you have to complete a ride in order to purchase the jersey.

One of those that fall into the pretty...
12-03-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,325
Posted By Biker395

Probably where I should go too. I think any...

Probably where I should go too. I think any system can fail, be it a pump or CO2, and having one of each is best. CO2 for the primary, small mini pump as a backup.
11-30-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Thats what Im talking about!

Thats what Im talking about!
11-29-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

I did something for the first time recently ......

I did something for the first time recently ... rode my age (miles and years ... I'm a Yank). The special treat was that much of the ride was along my old commute route along the beach. It was...
11-29-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,145
Posted By Biker395

I commuted for 20+ years every day, so a lot of...

I commuted for 20+ years every day, so a lot of my riding was alone. Weekends, I rode in casual groups. Not generally a bike club, just like minded people who wanted to ride in the mountains .......
11-28-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By Biker395

Dude next time plan to be up in the Valley, Im...

Dude next time plan to be up in the Valley, Im gonna give you a shout out for a ride.

we can stop for a dose of Geritol first. lol
11-28-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By Biker395

That happens with a lot of activities. Youre...

That happens with a lot of activities. Youre just rolling along, doing your thing and seemingly, all of a sudden, you notice:

Jeez Im the oldest MFer here. What happened to everyone?
...
11-27-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,891
Posted By Biker395

Cmon down if you're in the area! I feel...

Cmon down if you're in the area!

I feel pretty fortunate to live where I do. Like everywhere, it has it's downsides, but the weather and terrain are hard to beat.
11-27-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,958
Posted By Biker395

Decent year, but definitely a step down from...

Decent year, but definitely a step down from previous years ... again due to health issues which are hopefully now resolved.

No doubles, no tours, and no endurance races in 2023, but I did...
11-27-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Late afternoon ride ... ...

Late afternoon ride ...

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11-24-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Biker395

I have had both a green light laser prostatectomy...

I have had both a green light laser prostatectomy and a robot assisted non-radical prostatectomy. Both were aimed not so much at BPH, but at getting to some calcifications that were suspected to be...
11-21-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,302
Posted By Biker395

Honestly, I don't think there is a year per se. ...

Honestly, I don't think there is a year per se. I have friends in their 70s who are still doing DCs regularly.

Endurance cycling appeals to a lot of over 50 folks. I think I did my first DC in...
11-21-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Only about 5-6 days. Not at all long enough. ...

Only about 5-6 days. Not at all long enough.

If it's ever been on your bucket list ... go!
11-21-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Biker395

Gaucho ...

Gaucho

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11-20-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,567
Posted By Biker395

My plan: 1. Use it or lose it. 2. All...

My plan:

1. Use it or lose it.
2. All things in reasonable moderation.
3. Ignore charlatans with a profit motive and pay attention to clinical trials or other peer reviewed information....
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