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03-04-24, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Caliwild

Bye bye 1x, hello 2x

OK, so I was never really jiving with the 1x setup on my gravel bike (I love it on my mountain bike though), and kept wishing I had a 2x. When I found a brand new GRX silver groupset for sale at a...
03-01-24, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Eric F

Really?? Riding with someone who did that would...

Really?? Riding with someone who did that would get irritating really quickly.
02-29-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Just a short 14.3 mile loop through the gravel...

Just a short 14.3 mile loop through the gravel side segments of two local bike trails (Peters Canyon Trail and Hicks Canyon Trail) to test ride my XT pedals and SPD cleats. I would have gone longer...
02-29-24, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By cweb99

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02-26-24, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Gravel ride with a few friends. Up...

Saturday...Gravel ride with a few friends. Up Cherry Canyon - down Glendale Sports Complex - up Beaudry North - down Skyline - up Stough Canyon - down Whiting Woods. As many times as I've ridden in...
02-25-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By malcala622

Headed down south to Long Beach to meet up with...

Headed down south to Long Beach to meet up with family at the Museum of Latin American Art. Good headwind put me to work this morning.
...
02-24-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Parsival

OC Ride

I put my gravel wheelset on and did a 45 miler of mixed surface, though mostly road in Huntington and Newport Beach. Smiles for miles... ...
02-23-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By cweb99

25iah miler up Hwy 39 encanto park to the OHV...

25iah miler up Hwy 39 encanto park to the OHV parking and back. Stopped at the quarry rest stop for this pic

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02-23-24, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By diphthong

30-miler from solana beach north to carlsbad and...

30-miler from solana beach north to carlsbad and back. brisk, 3/4 headwind up to carlsbad that was not a factor heading south. plenty of cyclists out with approx 40-50% being e-bikers. not surprising...
02-20-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By firebird854

I made a map that shows all of the paved/gravel roads!

Hello,

I'm part of the team of three roommates who've been developing a completely free alternative cycling routing service, similar to Strava's route builder/Kommot/RideWithGPS over the past...
02-18-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By CAT7RDR

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but...

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but why when I can have the Whittier Hills to mostly myself?
Started mostly cloudy and ended in partly sunny in the 60's. Building back up for a 60 mile...
02-18-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By malcala622

Did a few trips home after work this week and got...

Did a few trips home after work this week and got to sport my new Bianchi jersey. SGRT is still lightly flooded near Whittier Blvd with puddles and dirt mounds. Rain coming this week will make it...
02-17-24, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Parsival

Rode Newport to Irvine and back today. Nice loop...

Rode Newport to Irvine and back today. Nice loop and scenery with minimal cars. Of course had the obligatory coffee afterwards. ...
02-16-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Happy Hour ride to Brown Saddle on the MTB (9mi,...

Happy Hour ride to Brown Saddle on the MTB (9mi, 1400'). Chasing the sunset, and hurrying to get home before dark. It was beautiful on the hill....
02-15-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,187
Posted By Eric F

Here's my current tractor... ...

Here's my current tractor...
https://i.imgur.com/t50prVg.jpg

Here's my old tractor that I won a bunch of races on...
https://i.imgur.com/vh7TxLR.jpg

I've ridden lightweight tubulars, heavy...
02-15-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,187
Posted By Dave Mayer

Lighter wheels are the most transformative change...

Lighter wheels are the most transformative change one can make to a bike. I think a lot of the naysayers here are used to riding on cargo bikes with farm tractor wheels, and have never experienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Camilo

It enhances the experience of all 5 senses: ...

It enhances the experience of all 5 senses: Looks better, smells better, sounds better, feels better, and if you dare, tastes better. Even enhances the 6th sense because it just is better.
02-12-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

It might have been more than 30%. It was insanely...

It might have been more than 30%. It was insanely steep, and footing was sketchy with loose rocks. I think it took me almost 10 minutes to climb that thing. It was past halfway up before I realized...
02-12-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Friday...10 mile gravel ride around east...

Friday...10 mile gravel ride around east Bakersfield, as a pre-Rock Cobbler spin. Social pace. Lots of folks....
02-11-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Parsival

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Huntington Harbour - Sunset Park
Did an easy 20 miler around Huntington Beach...
02-11-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By CAT7RDR

Still getting back into the groove of riding on a...

Still getting back into the groove of riding on a sunny brisk morning.
22 miles and 2.9K of climb in Turnbull Canyon.
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/146610417...
02-11-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By cweb99

30 miles. Home to rose Bowl to Sierra Madre had...

30 miles. Home to rose Bowl to Sierra Madre had a slice of pizza from the Village Pizzeria then back home. Wanted to do a 50 but my legs didnít agree.

maybe I can do 58 today for SB 58
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,105
Posted By jadmt

freshly waxed chain notice how it is straight out...

freshly waxed chain notice how it is straight out :)
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02-06-24, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,499
Posted By Caliwild

Stigmata

Posted here before, but here she is with new rubber and contact points...

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01-29-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Saturday - 32mi/3800' gravel ride. Over Cherry...

Saturday - 32mi/3800' gravel ride. Over Cherry Canyon, down Glendale Sports Complex (short route), up La Tuna Canyon dirt, down Beaudry North. Steady sub-threshold tempo, simulating the effort I...
01-29-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By jsigone

finally got to enjoy some sun and not have to...

finally got to enjoy some sun and not have to wear layers. My buddy got a new gold crux expert, he added the quarq PM, swapped the 38C tires to 45c maxxis and s-work 3d saddle. He didn't crash on...
01-28-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By CAT7RDR

First ride of any consequence since COVID over...

First ride of any consequence since COVID over Christmas.
The loss of conditioning, flexibility, core strength and comfort on a proper road bike was quite evident, but as long as I keep the rubber...
01-27-24, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By cweb99

Weather was amazing today. Only did a 20 mile...

Weather was amazing today. Only did a 20 mile up around Sierra Madre. Planning on a 50 tomorrow
01-27-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Parsival

Did a 30 miler through Newport Back Bay and...

Did a 30 miler through Newport Back Bay and Irvine. The weather was amazing today. ...
01-24-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Parsival

I did a 30 miler this weekend in HB and Newport. ...

I did a 30 miler this weekend in HB and Newport.
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Sirrus 6.0 OC riding
01-24-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

I'm late to report in... Saturday - Gravel...

I'm late to report in...

Saturday - Gravel bike ride (25mi, 3500'), including Cherry Canyon, Glendale Sports Complex, and Brown Saddle. Legs felt a bit sluggish, but power felt steady and didn't...
01-21-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,773
Posted By Ryan_M

Agree. The watt savings mean nothing to me. The...

Agree. The watt savings mean nothing to me. The greater longevity is a bonus but not high on my priority list. The drivetrain is smoother and more quiet. Once setup its faster and much easier to do...
01-20-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By SoSmellyAir

About a mile up the road, all the while...

About a mile up the road, all the while wondering: why is my bike handling so lively this morning? Then I looked down and saw that I had forgotten my bottles. Turned around, went home, checked the...
01-16-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By cweb99

20 miles today up and around Sierra Madre. ...

20 miles today up and around Sierra Madre. Headed to Maryís Market Cafe and took a wrong turn. Had to take a 14% climb 🤦‍♂️ But my New Roubaix ate it up. Had a cup of coffee and enjoyed the...
01-16-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By jsigone

Lake Hodges on the Diverge, mounted some new...

Lake Hodges on the Diverge, mounted some new speshy pathfinder pro in 47c. So nice and fast too! 35psi front, 40 rear for the first test. I can go lower but would be good paved mixed pressure. Did...
01-15-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Saturday - Montrose Ride (8:00, short - 45mi). ...

Saturday - Montrose Ride (8:00, short - 45mi). Chilly temps lead to a fairly moderate pace on Huntington and Arrow, and I didn't need to put in a lot of effort at any point before the long/short...
01-15-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

I've experienced the same thing. I'm very...

I've experienced the same thing.

I'm very much not a fan of the number of e-bike riders who blast music while their out on the trails (it always e-bikers, IME). If you want music when you ride,...
01-14-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By 2seven0

Saturday had a crisp & clear ride out Santa Ana...

Saturday had a crisp & clear ride out Santa Ana Cyn over Gypsum, SAG at Brush Cyn Park. Then back up YL Blvd to a nice little climb up San Antonio until the "T" at Fairmont. Down to Bastanchury to...
01-14-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By CAT7RDR

First ride back from COVID since Christmas Day....

First ride back from COVID since Christmas Day. Much milder sx's than the previous variant in 2021.
Big plans to regain some fitness but my FD rapidfire shifter failed 6 miles out. I was able to...
01-13-24, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By cweb99

31 miles today. Temple City to Descano Gardens...

31 miles today. Temple City to Descano Gardens and back. My new Roubaix eats up all the road chatter in the Rose Bowl. Love it

...
01-11-24, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By diphthong

nomskis!

nomskis!
01-09-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By folmonty

Dog Park - San Clemente

Down in YT's back yard there's this cool network of trails called "Dog Park" in San Clemente. It's right next to Camp Pendleton marine base. Being from Nor Cal this was a fun diversion.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,845
Posted By genejockey

One segment of my usual route is a long, mostly...

One segment of my usual route is a long, mostly straight, fairly flat road, and I've seen flashing bike lights - either head or tail - from at least half a mile away, at dusk. Of course, everything...
01-08-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Montrose Ride (8:00, short). Pace was...

Saturday...Montrose Ride (8:00, short). Pace was a little dialed down from usual, but still pretty quick, and enough to demand a few good efforts to close gaps. Power on the Winston climb felt...
01-07-24, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By jsigone

we did half of the SDBC club ride plus added...

we did half of the SDBC club ride plus added double peaks in San Marcos. Stopped by the new specialized store off La Costa in Carlsbad. My friend now wants to get the Crux expert as his gravel rig...
01-06-24, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Happy new year, my fellow SoCal BF'ers. ...

Happy new year, my fellow SoCal BF'ers.

Earlier this afternoon I went for my first ride in 2024 after hibernation / extended food coma over the winter break.
01-05-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By joesch

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Its been a great holiday season for riding in SoCal and I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,105
Posted By TMonk

why bother breaking the chain after the wax? ...

why bother breaking the chain after the wax? that's what the first few pedal strokes are for
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,049
Posted By cat0020

I've had my cheap Chinese carbon framesets builds...

I've had my cheap Chinese carbon framesets builds since 2017.
The first one I received was the incorrect size, long story short,
I got the frameset (include frame, fork, headset & seatpost) for...
01-02-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Afternoon gravel ride after the...

Saturday...Afternoon gravel ride after the morning rain (Cherry Canyon - Glendale Sports Complex - Brown Saddle, 22 miles). I'm always impressed by how well the dirt in the hills around Pasadena...
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