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09-16-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By pbass

I have ridden Dirt Mullholland a couple times on...

I have ridden Dirt Mullholland a couple times on my gravel bike. Lotsa climbing, some killer views for sure.
09-10-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By pbass

Congrats! Those look awesome. That and the BMC...

Congrats! Those look awesome. That and the BMC are a nice pair!
09-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By pbass

That's why I stopped fighting my CC and just...

That's why I stopped fighting my CC and just decided to use it for what it is. Even with all the experimenting like you did--bars, stems, heck as I say, I even tried a different size frame--and even...
09-09-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,690
Posted By pbass

Well, he ain't an old fart but he listens to the...

Well, he ain't an old fart but he listens to the music - my 16 year old son plays a steady rotation of Led Zep, Queen, Yes, The Who, Genesis(only w Peter Gabriel mind you;)) Chicago, Beatles, The...
09-02-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By pbass

[QUOTE=Eric F;22212138]Not riding from my house -...

[QUOTE=Eric F;22212138]Not riding from my house - too much road to get to the dirt. My 32x19 SS gearing makes flat-ish road riding painfully slow. I'm pretty spun out above 13mph. Besides, I find the...
08-25-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By pbass

Yep, here, the best bet is to bring your bike...

Yep, here, the best bet is to bring your bike into the store or restaurant, which not every shop owner is fond of!
08-24-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,829
Posted By pbass

I use a foam roller, and do a couple simple yoga...

I use a foam roller, and do a couple simple yoga stretches (happy baby for the hips/lower back, and child's pose just to open up everything else). That's it. I don't do any other stretching...
08-18-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By pbass

I ride amongst rattlers and all kinds of critters...

I ride amongst rattlers and all kinds of critters here in SoCal, but man, I have a totally irrational, heightened fear of ticks! Going through that east coast brush freaks me out!
08-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,496
Posted By pbass

This is my turf as well. I live in Glendale on...

This is my turf as well. I live in Glendale on Chevy Chase. I agree, it's pretty great for a gravel bike--you can really tie together a route of mostly dirt if you want, with all the fire roads, etc....
08-11-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,006
Posted By pbass

I'm 61, and have only been cycling with any kind...

I'm 61, and have only been cycling with any kind of seriousness for about 15 years. Mostly mtb for the first few years and then "gravel" riding ever since. I'd say my endurance is as good if not...
08-09-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,368
Posted By pbass

I had what I thought was a heart "event" riding...

I had what I thought was a heart "event" riding several years ago (I'm 61 now). I took myself to the ER. After checking me out, and the next day taking a stress test on the treadmill which I passed...
07-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,232
Posted By pbass

61, and I ride 1x11 and singlespeed gravel rigs...

61, and I ride 1x11 and singlespeed gravel rigs with knobby, beefy rubber. I get passed by roadies all the time--of all ages! I just blame it on the bike:)
07-22-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By pbass

I have some really nice bags from Revelate, and...

I have some really nice bags from Revelate, and funny enough, the humble 'lil Jandd is my "daily driver". I got mine on sale for $14. For my shorter rides, it holds just enough. My Revelate Egress...
07-16-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,349
Posted By pbass

Since I live in a very steep area, my ss (running...

Since I live in a very steep area, my ss (running tubes) is generally for my shorter "fun" rides, while the geared (tubeless) bike gets the long hauls. So on the ss I rarely take anything other than...
07-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By pbass

Torque---yes indeed. I never really put it...

Torque---yes indeed. I never really put it together, but for sure, when I "unweight" my hands, I'm applying more pressure to the pedals to create that torque in my bent-over body (along with engaging...
06-30-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,854
Posted By pbass

It's crazy how well this chintzy little thing...

It's crazy how well this chintzy little thing works. YMMV of course, but for $12, hard to beat!
06-30-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,854
Posted By pbass

I've luckily never had a run-in with a dog while...

I've luckily never had a run-in with a dog while riding (maybe because I mostly ride off-road), save for one time a nasty little fluffy white yapper tried to bite my ankle at a stop light as it was...
06-29-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,963
Posted By pbass

Yep, I'm the same. I don't even wear spandex...

Yep, I'm the same. I don't even wear spandex anymore, I wear new-fangled "gravel" shorts (sleeker MTB shorts basically). But I'm more hirsute than I would prefer, so why not? Every couple months I...
06-25-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By pbass

My main ride is a 2019 Rove ST, which is a...

My main ride is a 2019 Rove ST, which is a previous incarnation of the DL. I can't rave about this bike enough. It has that "thing" in the ride quality that I look for in a steel bike. I know some...
06-25-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,286
Posted By pbass

Flint Canyon is a really fun, surprisingly...

Flint Canyon is a really fun, surprisingly underused trail IMO. I use it as a connector like you, but I also hit it just for fun. It's great on my singlespeed gravel bike. I mean, why ride on the...
06-22-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By pbass

Gonna swap the Ergon out for my older WTB Volt...

Gonna swap the Ergon out for my older WTB Volt and see how that goes. The only reason I got the Ergon is I thought it'd be good to have the deep cutout.
06-18-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,876
Posted By pbass

I actually just got a helmet-mounted light so I...

I actually just got a helmet-mounted light so I can hit my fire roads and singletrack more safely in the dark!
06-16-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By pbass

Man, interesting to read this. I too had a mild...

Man, interesting to read this. I too had a mild case of Covid back in Feb 2020. I also was poisoned by one single does of Cipro about 5 mos. prior (please, people, never allow a doctor to give you...
06-10-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By pbass

OK, good stuff here folks. I wanna try this....

OK, good stuff here folks. I wanna try this. Thanks for the insights.
06-09-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,626
Posted By pbass

What about the good 'ol Cross Check? If you're...

What about the good 'ol Cross Check? If you're cool with rim brakes, (and that geo), pretty hard to beat for a versatile, affordable steel rig.
But yeah, Black Mountain MCD...on my list too...
05-18-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By pbass

Yep, I hear ya! I'm climbing right out of my...

Yep, I hear ya! I'm climbing right out of my front door, at least to get anywhere good. I will head over to JPL and ride the lower Arroyo part out to the dam--that's a fun flowy bit, great on the...
05-11-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By pbass

Would love to have sat in on the focus group...

Would love to have sat in on the focus group coming up with that name.:lol:
05-11-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,867
Posted By pbass

Here's my flat bar Surly Cross Check. Currently...

Here's my flat bar Surly Cross Check. Currently singlespeed, running Nanos. Used to be drop bar and geared but I have another bike that covers that, so this is now set up as my "fun" ss shredder:)
...
05-08-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,905
Posted By pbass

One of the reasons I got my 2013 Outback was...

One of the reasons I got my 2013 Outback was this. I have a hitch rack, but it's nice to know that in a pinch, I can put bikes inside the car. Tinted windows and they're very well-concealed...
05-03-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,817
Posted By pbass

You sound like me. I come mostly from mountain...

You sound like me. I come mostly from mountain biking, but never was into downhill, or anything super sendy. I gravitated towards rigid steel MTB's, including singlespeeds, and just preferred long...
04-29-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By pbass

HIIT Training = Single speeding!

Just a little aside that dawned on me the other day when riding my SS: every cycling and fitness website these days has loads of articles raving about HIIT training. As I was riding one of my regular...
04-21-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,050
Views: 3,560,650
Posted By pbass

Something about the Rove ST - they really got it...

Something about the Rove ST - they really got it right. Comfy as heck for long days, and a total shredder. I don't know how the new one is--they changed a few things I think, but this one's a keeper...
04-19-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5,050
Views: 3,560,650
Posted By pbass

Here's my geared gravel rig (have a ss as well)....

Here's my geared gravel rig (have a ss as well). This is it's latest set-up......
04-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By pbass

There's always the trusty Surly Cross Check. If...

There's always the trusty Surly Cross Check. If you like the geo they're pretty hard to beat for versatility. Also check out Black Mountain Cycles:...
04-09-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 738,089
Posted By pbass

61 this year - here's my current #1 and #2 rigs. ...

61 this year - here's my current #1 and #2 rigs.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1715x1483/img_4404_2_80c39b9e3850ea5586ebca61ffa36a18dd3c3bf8.jpg...
04-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,440
Posted By pbass

Yep. 61 this year, right behind ya. There's a...

Yep. 61 this year, right behind ya. There's a coupla guys in my area who look like Gandalf - gotta be 70-something - who shred the singletrack I regularly ride like beasts. And their rigs are also...
04-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By pbass

Good stuff, everybody. I do think for starters...

Good stuff, everybody. I do think for starters volunteering somehow as Koyote suggests to at least get involved more with the rest of the cycling community is a great start.
04-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,920
Posted By pbass

Just put WTB Senderos on the Rove ST. Lots of fun...

Just put WTB Senderos on the Rove ST. Lots of fun - hooks up great in all the loose, dry rocky stuff around here. Had Ventures before which were quite good, never really lacked for traction very...
04-05-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By pbass

Literally just went today. Wish I had had my...

Literally just went today. Wish I had had my geared bike but it wasn't that bad - I'm geared pretty low around 55 GI on the ss but I did have to walk a bit going up. But once up there, man, it is...
03-31-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By pbass

From Jonathan: "I live in LA, right in the middle...

From Jonathan: "I live in LA, right in the middle of hills and mountain ranges. For me to have the best off-roading, I have to ride the uphill fire roads. Great views, but going up is always a...
03-28-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By pbass

I'm quite certain my guys at the LBS were very...

I'm quite certain my guys at the LBS were very glad I hadn't put the sealant in yet!
03-27-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By pbass

Well, I don't feel so lame now. My LBS mechs...

Well, I don't feel so lame now. My LBS mechs couldn't get them seated either. Even w putting a tube in and getting one side seated, the other side would not seat. Seems that after being folded...
03-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By pbass

Well I for one am glad I skipped it since I...

Well I for one am glad I skipped it since I couldn't get these suckers to seat! I did manage to make a pretty good mess with some of the old tires' sealant though...:cry:
03-23-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 633,044
Posted By pbass

Yeah there are adjuster screws for the CC (I just...

Yeah there are adjuster screws for the CC (I just have mine out currently) but this is more about a) extra security from your wheel pulling forward out of the dropout, and b) a real fine-tuning...
03-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,767
Posted By pbass

Awesome--thanks. I found this in that thread too...

Awesome--thanks. I found this in that thread too - looks convenient, but it's almost $50.
https://www.amazon.com/ACS-151265-FW-Remover/dp/B004IFP986

Cheaper to go with the FR-6 and the...
03-03-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By pbass

Nice. Like I say, I love mine (all 3!). I think...

Nice. Like I say, I love mine (all 3!). I think you'll find the clamp mech to be very easy to dial in just right. Nice and light, worth the $$ IMHO.
03-03-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By pbass

It sucks but we do have to ratchet some things...

It sucks but we do have to ratchet some things down as we get older. We're lucky when the reminders are minor incidents. I'm 60, and typically ride gravel bikes off-road (I hate riding in traffic -...
03-02-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By pbass

Big fan of the Thomson Elite--the weight(much...

Big fan of the Thomson Elite--the weight(much lighter than any stock posts that came on my bikes), the look, how well the clamp works. I now have 3 bikes all with these on 'em. New they're out of...
02-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,485
Posted By pbass

Ah, understood. Yeah, I never quite got on with...

Ah, understood. Yeah, I never quite got on with it (mine was a 1x). Have watched some videos of riders shifting away effortlessly with these, but I couldn't seem to make the shifts without scooting...
02-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,311
Posted By pbass

I agree--had BB7s on a rigid 29'r and I thought...

I agree--had BB7s on a rigid 29'r and I thought they were pretty great at the time, but the Spyres are at a different level.
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