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05-19-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By CAT7RDR

I started a small veggie garden and grew beets...

I started a small veggie garden and grew beets for a couple seasons.
Anecdotally? Good energy source; liked the taste cooked with a little bit of salted butter.
No GI issues.

Tried beet juice...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,194
Posted By CAT7RDR

Big dogs are like people, they need rest days,...

Big dogs are like people, they need rest days, good nutrition and will need vet care along the way.
Hope you plan to have pet insurance for your canines working their asses off for you?
05-16-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you are looking to get off 395 for a spell and...

If you are looking to get off 395 for a spell and make it to Mammoth Lakes, consider going further south on 395 and make a right onto Lake Crowley Road and take that south to Tom's Place then right...
05-16-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By CAT7RDR

If Xi decides to attack/invade Taiwan. there is...

If Xi decides to attack/invade Taiwan. there is no telling how much bikes/parts supply will be diminished and scarcity with demand will further inflate prices.
Maybe now is a good time to stock up...
05-15-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 299,468
Posted By CAT7RDR

One mile vertical. ...

One mile vertical.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39438481
Some day will work up to two vertical.
05-08-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

Messed around the Whittier Hills again on a...

Messed around the Whittier Hills again on a cloudy cool morning.
Really digging Edgeridge Dr and the views. The third time up, not so much. :D
48 miles and 6300 feet of climb....
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,512
Posted By CAT7RDR

That makes sense to me. I have an unused B17...

That makes sense to me. I have an unused B17 honey brown with copper rivets and after two years I think I will use it to replace a Cobb saddle on my MTB that is slowly being converted to a touring...
05-03-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

That explains a lot. Did a little checking and...

That explains a lot.
Did a little checking and found it is a popular jeep trail.
So OHV and street legal vehicles use it for recreation and both are legal.
05-03-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^I've had some close calls on Hwy 39 too and...

^^^^^I've had some close calls on Hwy 39 too and will not ride it anymore on the weekends or later in the day on week days.
I was actually brushed once from behind by a leather clad racer going up...
05-02-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

Read he was hit by a BMW Convertible head-on. I...

Read he was hit by a BMW Convertible head-on. I am not familiar with this truck trail.
Are there residences on this road? Just seems odd to find a sporty car on a dirt road.
Sad indeed.
05-01-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

Made a loop out of San Dimas Canyon. Nice...

Made a loop out of San Dimas Canyon. Nice tranquil getaway if you want to avoid the racers on GMR on the weekend.
LARIO Park is still closed along the north SGRT. Enjoyed the view on Puddingstone...
04-28-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,194
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only problem I have with Virginia Tech is...

The only problem I have with Virginia Tech is their mascot is a castrated turkey. :D
04-27-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

Did my Wednesday La Habra Hgts Loop. Saw three...

Did my Wednesday La Habra Hgts Loop. Saw three other cyclists taking advantage of the quiet roads and sunshine.
44 miles and 6200 feet of climb.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/8718461853
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,344
Posted By CAT7RDR

I unwittingly thought it was a good idea to feed...

I unwittingly thought it was a good idea to feed Steller Jays peanuts in the shell at my campsite in the Eastern Sierra. Before I knew it, the word got around the Steller community and I had about a...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,194
Posted By CAT7RDR

Yours is a unique quest. Just a quick look on...

Yours is a unique quest.
Just a quick look on the web and I see wolves can trot at 5 mph up to 30 miles in one day on a hunt.
They are not pulling weight of course.

The bike touring videos I...
04-20-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 299,468
Posted By CAT7RDR

40 miles in the local hills with 4400 feet of...

40 miles in the local hills with 4400 feet of ascent.
Started cloudy ended sunny and 70F.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39141935
04-17-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

Enjoyed the Turnbull Canyon area this morning and...

Enjoyed the Turnbull Canyon area this morning and found the energy to sample Edgeridge and Oak Canyon/Descending for a change.
As far as local climbs go, Belle River, Punta del Este, Vantage Pointe...
04-11-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Why don't you take a position and give some...

Why don't you take a position and give some personal experience you have that would enlighten us? It is more authentic.
Examples matter. Socratic dialogue is great if you are a philosophy professor.
04-11-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

So in our banditry example, I find it pretty cut...

So in our banditry example, I find it pretty cut and dry. Posters want to add more info or justify a position to make it "no big deal"
for various reasons.

I, on the other hand, stated even when...
04-11-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

You're not breaking anything new. I pre-suppose...

You're not breaking anything new.
I pre-suppose that there are moral absolutes based on my conscience or if you will natural law.

Both cannot be right as A does not equal non-A.
The pluralists...
04-11-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By CAT7RDR

I can share from experience, DO NOT trust air...

I can share from experience, DO NOT trust air pressure calculators you find on the interwebs.
Better to be too firm and upright vs a pinch flat and being slammed into the tarmac on a twisty descent.
04-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Reminds me of the time I was on the SGRT MUP...

Reminds me of the time I was on the SGRT MUP circa 2016?
The Tour of California racers were coming down Hwy 39 to loop back to the Mt Baldy Ski Lift finish.
It did not occur to me to jump on the...
04-11-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

A Moral Relativist can justify anything given...

A Moral Relativist can justify anything given enough time and space.
04-11-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 299,468
Posted By CAT7RDR

Keeping the grades reasonable for this 210 lbs...

Keeping the grades reasonable for this 210 lbs rider is essential if I want to do more miles without tendonitis developing in my knees.
There are several grades in the area that reach 15-20+% ramps...
04-10-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 299,468
Posted By CAT7RDR

60 miles and 6900 feet of climb with partly...

60 miles and 6900 feet of climb with partly cloudy and slight breeze perfection for SoCal.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39032672
04-09-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,090
Posted By CAT7RDR

Only happened once when riding up Hwy 39 in the...

Only happened once when riding up Hwy 39 in the San Gabriel Mtns I passed a large spread out group of riders doing a diabetes charity ride.
Made some small talk with a few and was invited to stop at...
04-09-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^Good point! Clinchers, wire tires, tubed on...

^^^^Good point! Clinchers, wire tires, tubed on hooked rims.
04-09-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By CAT7RDR

I recently purchased a pair of Schwalbe Marathon...

I recently purchased a pair of Schwalbe Marathon GreenGuard for my 29er.
On the Schwalbe website, the Marathon are advertised as E-bike Ready for 50 KPH.
I need them to be good for 70 KPH...
04-09-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,950
Posted By CAT7RDR

Some mountain roads in SoCal you better be...

Some mountain roads in SoCal you better be entirely self-sufficient and have bailout plans that do not include phone service.
I have gone as far as bringing two spare tubes, patch kits, pump and...
04-07-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

Funny, I was looking forward to doing out of area...

Funny, I was looking forward to doing out of area rides then my sister thought it was a good idea to gift me a rescue Terrier from the High Desert.
Cannot find a dog sitter and he will fight me to...
04-04-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,535
Posted By CAT7RDR

Last chase I had was from two small Terriers. ...

Last chase I had was from two small Terriers.
Terriers are old world dogs with strong hunting/chase instincts.
I got off my bike faced them and scolded them (2) to go home.
They barked a bit more...
04-04-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By CAT7RDR

It will be approaching 100F in SoCal later this...

It will be approaching 100F in SoCal later this week.
Yikes! I was enjoying the 65F-75F temps this past month.
Maybe night/early morning rides is the cure?
04-03-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

You saw right through it. Bravo!

You saw right through it.
Bravo!
04-03-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

In the above linky Taiwan makes house brand...

In the above linky Taiwan makes house brand helmets for Performance if one cares to look further into it.
I too, would prefer to purchase from countries that are constitutional republics that are...
04-01-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By CAT7RDR

Highway 39 from the West Fork Parking Lot to the...

Highway 39 from the West Fork Parking Lot to the Crystal Lake Cafe is 4100 feet of climb and only 20 feet of descent over 12.8 miles.
Go on a weekday and traffic is minimal. So you can Everest in...
03-31-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,104
Posted By CAT7RDR

What I learned from this thread is I have to...

What I learned from this thread is I have to "Shut-up and man-up" when my arthritis and rotator cuffs are barking at me.
03-31-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Sometimes you just follow your passion and...

^^^^^Sometimes you just follow your passion and get the desired result.
Anyone can just buy a nice bike but an individual custom job brings other rewards.
03-30-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,056
Posted By CAT7RDR

Keep track of miles on my Cateye. I map and...

Keep track of miles on my Cateye. I map and figure out the elevation gained after the ride.
That's it for me.
03-30-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 299,468
Posted By CAT7RDR

33 miles and 4300 ft of climb in the Whittier...

33 miles and 4300 ft of climb in the Whittier Hills.
Sunny and 70F.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38922842
03-28-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,088
Posted By CAT7RDR

In any small business I have the potential to do...

In any small business I have the potential to do business with over years, I would get to know the owner and be on a first name basis.
Works well in business if the line staff knows you are familiar...
03-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 174,269
Posted By CAT7RDR

48 miles and 4550 feet of climb into Carbon...

48 miles and 4550 feet of climb into Carbon Canyon and Chino Hills.
Legs were dead after a hike the day before and a couple days of landscaping but good conditioning nonetheless.

Traversed Carbon...
03-27-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,083
Posted By CAT7RDR

Been using WD-40 Dry Lube for about a year now. ...

Been using WD-40 Dry Lube for about a year now.
The drivetrains seem to stay cleaner longer and the shifting smoother.
Hope it prolongs my cassettes and chainrings.
03-27-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 826
Posted By CAT7RDR

First Aide kit if it is a group start.

First Aide kit if it is a group start.
03-25-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By CAT7RDR

Larry, do you mind if I take out a life insurance...

Larry, do you mind if I take out a life insurance policy out on you?
I feel lucky.
03-25-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 853
Posted By CAT7RDR

Assuming this is a roundtrip? Gaining 4100 feet...

Assuming this is a roundtrip? Gaining 4100 feet over 13 miles is a monster of a climb(s).
This would be a Category 1 climb if not a HC (Beyond Category)....
03-24-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,041
Posted By CAT7RDR

I get it. I find myself devolving into a proud...

I get it. I find myself devolving into a proud Fred too.
Does not matter what I wear as long as I finish the ride.
03-24-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By CAT7RDR

The fall colors in the Eastern Sierra are...

The fall colors in the Eastern Sierra are memorable. Much less traffic too after Labor Day.
Much cooler nights below freezing though at elevation to consider in the fall season.
03-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,319
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^ And that would be the key at least to me,...

^^^^^^ And that would be the key at least to me, can I enjoy the experience?
I would need some scheduled rest days in between not just for physical recovery but mental recovery.
Otherwise, it just...
03-22-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,319
Posted By CAT7RDR

Treat it like an experiment. Try a century and...

Treat it like an experiment.
Try a century and see if this is really what you want to invest your time and effort in.
Maybe it is? Maybe it isn't?

If you have the conditioning, it would be...
03-21-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By CAT7RDR

I ride my rigid 29er more now with 2.2" urban...

I ride my rigid 29er more now with 2.2" urban treads and stopped caring about crappy roads so much.
It's liberating.

I checked out some local group rides where I ride. To be frank, they kind of...
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