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11-22-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,111
Posted By TakingMyTime

I had some pretty lofty goals that were looking...

I had some pretty lofty goals that were looking good but I was having problems with a new Canyon which I eventually sent back to them. I wasn't able to replace it for 5 months so all I had was my...
11-15-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Did 31 miles from Newport Back Bay, Portola Road,...

Did 31 miles from Newport Back Bay, Portola Road, Great Park, Shady Canyon (I'd like to once ride that grade when it's not over 85 degrees outside), then through UCI Campus and back to the cars. We...
11-12-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

44 mile loop Started at El Dorado Park and rode...

44 mile loop
Started at El Dorado Park and rode South on the SGRT to PCH. PCH to the SART North and got off at Taft/Ball road. Then Ball road West to El Dorado Park. The last 45 minutes were the...
11-11-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

33 miles from the main lifeguard station at Bolsa...

33 miles from the main lifeguard station at Bolsa Chica to the Shake Shack south of Crystal Cove. I finally got my NDS crankarm back from it's power meter repair and was able to ride the Canyon...
11-05-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,578
Posted By TakingMyTime

moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
10-31-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

27 miles down to the new bridge in Long Beach. ...

27 miles down to the new bridge in Long Beach. The wind, dust and everything else really tore up my lungs. When we got to the top of the bridge I couldn't stop coughing for 20 minutes. I'm taking...
10-15-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By TakingMyTime

I lose my endurance stamina if I'm not doing...

I lose my endurance stamina if I'm not doing longer rides at least twice a week. Lately my rides have been averaging between 27 and 37 miles. Last week I decided to go a bit further and do a 50...
10-12-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

The story of my life.

The story of my life.
10-11-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

50 miles. El Dorado Park up the SGRT to the...

50 miles. El Dorado Park up the SGRT to the Santa Fe Dam and back. That's about 13 miles more than I'm use to and boy am I tired. I was hoping to maybe catch a Santa Ana wind on the way home but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By TakingMyTime

Putting together is a breeze. They have a couple...

Putting together is a breeze. They have a couple of videos on their website on how to assemble the Endurace. They even throw in a set of flat pedals. And yes... Canyon is an incredible bang for...
10-04-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,998
Posted By TakingMyTime

My last BIG crash sent me over the handlebars and...

My last BIG crash sent me over the handlebars and landing flat on my back. If my phone was in my jersey pocket it would have been destroyed (not to mention my ribs). I've always kept mine in my...
10-03-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've just begun a somewhat structured workout...

I've just begun a somewhat structured workout plan. I am not expert by any stretch of the imagination. But I have found that extended Zone 2 rides and Interval training really seem to compliment...
10-03-23, 07:01 AM
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Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Great picture!

Great picture!
09-24-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

30 semi-fast miles (for me) from Eldorado Park up...

30 semi-fast miles (for me) from Eldorado Park up to the Pico Rivera golf course and back. Nothing special, just trying to do some training to increase strength and speed.
09-21-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Did 35 miles this morning from El Dorado Park...

Did 35 miles this morning from El Dorado Park down the SGRT to PCH and then on PCH to SART and then back the same way.
09-17-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

23 miles down PCH but was cut short since they...

23 miles down PCH but was cut short since they had PCH closed off at Warner for the HB Marathon. I was bummed that they did this so I turned around and headed home a little short of my daily goal...
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think it's maybe just a little high but still a...

I think it's maybe just a little high but still a good value. You may want to mention to them that the tires are 8 years old and will need replacing ($60-$120). You may be able to get the price...
09-14-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yesterday I did a very quick (for me, LOL) run up...

Yesterday I did a very quick (for me, LOL) run up and down PCH for about 27 miles. I'm trying to integrate some interval (HIIT) training into my usually sluggish rides. I've been stuck on the same...
09-12-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,703
Posted By TakingMyTime

Every interaction on the road is different. ...

Every interaction on the road is different. Unfortunately, sometimes the stars align and we lose it. It's inevitable. I try to ride my ride and take a deep breath when confronted with a...
09-11-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By TakingMyTime

I am not worthy. Beautiful

I am not worthy.

Beautiful
09-09-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,612
Posted By TakingMyTime

I rode from Eldorado Park up to where the...

I rode from Eldorado Park up to where the concrete ends and the dirt begins (the flood control portion of it) on the SGRT and I have never seen it this empty of homeless.
09-09-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

A slow 18 mile round trip heading north on the...

A slow 18 mile round trip heading north on the SGRT from El Dorado Park. I stopped at the park since they were having the last races of the season there this morning. I stayed for about 45 minutes...
09-04-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

You ride that area so often I think they should...

You ride that area so often I think they should name a street after you!
09-04-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

The best 7.5 miles in a long time. A couple of...

The best 7.5 miles in a long time. A couple of years ago my wife was hit by a car (very slow moving accident / she's fine) and it really put the fear of God in her. This is only the 2nd time in...
09-02-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,612
Posted By TakingMyTime

If you're coming up the coast from San Diego keep...

If you're coming up the coast from San Diego keep in mind you'll be on the 5 fwy through the Camp Pendleton area. You might want to start a separate thread regarding your route through So Cal and we...
09-02-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,612
Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't even give it a 2nd thought. You're good the...

Don't even give it a 2nd thought. You're good the whole way. If you're planning on doing it in the Winter some of the access gates will be closed.

Heck, message me here at the forum when you know...
08-27-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,867
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked...

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked by a doctor to either do this or that to exhibit strength or flexibility and after the first request all I hear from them is "Ok, that's good enough". ...
08-06-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,980
Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't get me started. The total disregard so...

Don't get me started. The total disregard so many drivers have for the stop signs in my neighbor hood is incredible. I have been stopped, in my car only to have someone approach from another...
07-30-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,001
Posted By TakingMyTime

I finally got my wife to start riding with me...

I finally got my wife to start riding with me about 8 years ago. Not much, but she would accompany me on the weekends. She got up to doing about 25 miles per ride, it was great having her along. ...
07-19-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yep. The 2 guys I regularly ride are old friends...

Yep. The 2 guys I regularly ride are old friends and we enjoy stopping and chewing the fat. On a 3 hour ride probably only 2 hours are actually spent riding. Best day ever.
07-18-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

31 miles. El Dorado Park to PCH and then down to...

31 miles. El Dorado Park to PCH and then down to Magnolia. I rode on the bike path as much as I could. I took all the time in the world. Just enjoying the cool ocean breeze. I rode so slow that...
07-12-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

27 easy miles by myself down to Huntington Beach...

27 easy miles by myself down to Huntington Beach to visit with my riding buddy who was stuck at home watching the plumbers tear up his front yard. I ended up getting back home around 11am (on...
06-30-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think the smoke from the fires would be my...

I think the smoke from the fires would be my reason to drop out. We had the same thing her in California back in 2019 and although it may not seem that bad while you're just going about your daily...
06-28-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By TakingMyTime

The Pro's Closet had one and it shows as a 2015. ...

The Pro's Closet had one and it shows as a 2015. They do quote geometry at the bottom of the page.

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/2015-cannondale-supersix-evo-l-6
06-28-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By TakingMyTime

The best part of riding for me here in So Cal is...

The best part of riding for me here in So Cal is the early morning sunlight. Nothing like heading out at 05:30 - 06:00, avoiding the wind and being home by 09:30. I feel great after the ride and...
06-10-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By TakingMyTime

What are some of your "maintenance" rides?

We all have a few. Sometimes it can feel like a rut, but you know you're getting your miles in for that day.

My universal starting point is El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Ride 6 miles south and...
06-09-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

From the north end of Bolsa Chica to the Wedge in...

From the north end of Bolsa Chica to the Wedge in Newport and back. I'd like to say it was a quick 28 miles but the wind on the way back just killed me. I'm really having a hard time finding the...
06-02-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

From the El Dorado Park area to Downtown Long...

From the El Dorado Park area to Downtown Long Beach and then my first ride up to the apex of the new bridge in Downtown. It's actually a bit of a climb, i don't see many casual or recreational riders...
05-21-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Not really a "ride"... the wife and I went...

Not really a "ride"... the wife and I went hiking in Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach yesterday. These trails are bike friendly. What stood out was how many electric mountain bike there...
05-16-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,051
Posted By TakingMyTime

The official opening of the bike path is this...

The official opening of the bike path is this Saturday the 20th.

https://www.presstelegram.com/2023/05/16/mark-bixby-bike-path-on-international-gateway-bridge-to-open-at-last/
05-03-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By TakingMyTime

Shouldn't this be moved to the Group Buy forum?

Shouldn't this be moved to the Group Buy forum?
04-28-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By TakingMyTime

For all of those of you who were wondering.... ...

For all of those of you who were wondering....

On 3/9/2023 the guy was convicted. 2 counts of attempted murder and several others like discharging a firearm etc. He got 29 years.
04-16-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've never noticed any aggravation due to...

I've never noticed any aggravation due to exercise, I ride and weight lift regularly. I am approximately 15 lbs overwieght right now but when that comes off the GERD goes down. My acid reflux is...
04-15-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By TakingMyTime

You should ask one of the Mods to move this to a...

You should ask one of the Mods to move this to a more appropriate forum where you'll get more responses.
03-26-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Holy Carp! I had to re-read this post. At first...

Holy Carp! I had to re-read this post. At first I thought you road from Mission Bay to Seal Beach and then did all that other stuff in 1 day. I'm sitting here telling myself this guy is a freakin'...
03-22-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,967
Posted By TakingMyTime

It feels like there is a bulge to it. I'm not...

It feels like there is a bulge to it. I'm not taking any chances. I have a new tire that is arriving here tomorrow. I will say that this is the last time I buy Continental tires. I've enjoyed the...
10-31-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did a quick search and that trail is in the...

I did a quick search and that trail is in the Angeles National Forest. I'd say you're going to have to call the Feds. Unfortunately unless they catch them in the act of riding around there's not...
09-28-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 2,059,321
Posted By TakingMyTime

If I was just here for a week that would not be...

If I was just here for a week that would not be on the list of places I'd pick to ride on. Heck, I live here permanently and I don't every ride on it.
09-21-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks to everyone who has contributed. Just...

Thanks to everyone who has contributed.

Just to that you know I'm not taking any of these metrics as if they're written in stone and I am not obsessed with getting or relying on them being 100%...
09-17-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 308,278
Posted By TakingMyTime

Nothing to brag about this week. Just 3 rides up...

Nothing to brag about this week. Just 3 rides up and down PCH to various point. Maybe 100 miles total.
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