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07-18-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,702
Posted By genejockey

On today's ride, I saw a group of 3 riders,...

On today's ride, I saw a group of 3 riders, pulled over by a motorcycle cop on Portola just beyond the junction with Sand Hill. I imagine the blew the stop sign for the right turn off of Portola...
07-13-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,702
Posted By 2cam16

They were out there this morning. I was at the...

They were out there this morning. I was at the "T" of Greer and Kings Mt about to make my left from Greer down Kings. This couple were flying down then right behind them with sirens blaring, cop. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 813,530
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Tanaka pump head for $24.99 at Soma. ...

Tanaka pump head for $24.99 at Soma. (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/36521-tanaka-pump-head-v-2-3482?category=953)...
07-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,201
Posted By Hermes

I would take a week off and decompress.

I would take a week off and decompress.
07-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By BobbyG

Google "bed prism glasses". They're glasses that...

Google "bed prism glasses". They're glasses that bend your vision 90-degrees. They're made so people can lie in bed with their head facing up and read a book propped up on their chest. You'd have...
07-01-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By terrymorse

45x28 is a big climbing gear by today's...

45x28 is a big climbing gear by today's standards. It must have required some very low cadences and standing over the Sierra passes....
07-01-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By cthenn

I just remember hearing about a rider who was...

I just remember hearing about a rider who was killed on Alhambra Valley Road (going down the Pig Farm Hill) when a group of turkeys ran across the road and he ran into them. Also, there are pictures...
06-30-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By terrymorse

It’s the deer that are the menace to cycling....

It’s the deer that are the menace to cycling. I’ve had too many close calls where a deer darts into the road, right in my path. Autumn is the worst, when the bucks are on the move.

This video,...
06-29-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,755
Posted By MattTheHat

These types of posts crack me up. Does *anyone*...

These types of posts crack me up. Does *anyone* actually *need* a bike? No. Walking or running work fine. We *could* all be riding single speed beach cruisers! I think the average consumer is pretty...
06-28-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By DaveSSS

I go up a 10-12% grade regularly and use the...

I go up a 10-12% grade regularly and use the lowest gear ratio that's readily available for my sram force axs 12 speed drivetrain. With all sram parts, they offer a 43/30 crank and 10-36 cassette. A...
06-27-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By genejockey

Water Tap At Roberts SHUT OFF!

The last 25 years I've been depending on being able to refill my bottles at the tap outside Roberts Market in Woodside. Today, I arrived there, out of water for the last maybe 8-10 miles, only to...
06-25-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By genejockey

You'd mess with the kill of an apex predator...

You'd mess with the kill of an apex predator known for killing the occasional human? You DO like to live dangerously, don't you?

You should check out the trail. It's fenced on both sides, for...
06-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,308
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, it's a little more complex than that. Anyone...

Yes, it's a little more complex than that. Anyone who does endurance sport, for example, sees that exercise reduces weight over time.

However, people who ride a bike moderately, several times a...
06-25-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,308
Posted By himespau

But most people who are exercising more are...

But most people who are exercising more are consuming more calories to replace what they've used (our body wants us to do that), so many studies have showing that increases in exercise are not tied...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,195
Posted By genejockey

I'm sure there is some snobby elitism going on,...

I'm sure there is some snobby elitism going on, because it involves people, and that's what people do. But maybe a lot of what outsiders interpret as snobby elitism is self preservation based on...
06-24-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By mschwett

yeah i’m thinking 1:1 is a must. mullet! and...

yeah i’m thinking 1:1 is a must. mullet!

and i really loved the aethos. i know it’s not what people here think is hot, but damn if it didn’t ride like it wasn’t even there, without any fitting....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,195
Posted By genejockey

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to...

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to keep up. Group riding is a set of skills, and experience shows that randos who show up intentionally dressed NOT to fit in are very unlikely to have...
06-22-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can look up the specs for your parts here: ...

You can look up the specs for your parts here:
si.shimano.com

For example- your RD7700:
https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/si/5TJ1G/SI-5TJ1G-000-00-ENG.pdf
It says the largest...
06-20-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By terrymorse

We’ve had mountain lions roaming the residential...

We’ve had mountain lions roaming the residential streets of Palo Alto before. They probably follow the creeks into town.

Mountain Lions in Palo Alto...
06-19-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By 2cam16

That's just up the hill from my house. There have...

That's just up the hill from my house. There have been spottings of mountain lions lower than that area too. Some caught on the Ring cameras.
06-19-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By genejockey

I have read that wherever there are deer, there...

I have read that wherever there are deer, there are mountain lions, so in a way it's not surprising there's a lion near the Sawyer Camp Trail. After all, there was one just up the street from me,...
06-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By genejockey

I can kind of understand why Mountain Lions are...

I can kind of understand why Mountain Lions are getting so brazen. How many generations of lions have been born and grown up since humans were last a threat, here on the Peninsula?
06-16-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,407
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Socks are traditionally worn inside one’s shoes,...

Socks are traditionally worn inside one’s shoes, cycling shorts are traditionally worn with the chamois on the inside, and helmet straps are routed under the bows of a real cyclist’s eyewear. But,...
06-08-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,786
Posted By JohnDThompson

I suspect you'll find that any shoe with a sole...

I suspect you'll find that any shoe with a sole stiff enough to be comfortable for several hours of cycling will be too stiff to be comfortable for walking any distance.
06-07-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,842
Posted By canklecat

Pearl Izumi...

Pearl Izumi (https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/shop/men/shorts-bibs/shorts/mountain/c/men-short-mtb), Zoic (https://zoic.com/mens/bottoms-men/shorts-with-liners-men) and others make mountain biking...
06-07-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By veganbikes

Learning how to work on bikes can be quite fun...

Learning how to work on bikes can be quite fun and Park Tool is great at instruction. Not a terrible idea if you are interested in wrenching. However be prepared to buy tools (which is not a bad...
06-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,225
Posted By Eric F

You're nit-picking semantics for no gain. Even...

You're nit-picking semantics for no gain. Even if he's only 99% right, the point is still valid. CF has PROVEN itself to be a reliable, durable, high-performance material for frames and forks (and...
06-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 852
Posted By WhyFi

If maintained properly, they can eliminate the...

If maintained properly, they can eliminate the vast majority of routine flats. If you don't maintain them or if you're not subject to routine flats, there's not much reason to run tubeless, IMO.
06-04-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,225
Posted By GlennR

I have a "pro" lever carbon bike and have put...

I have a "pro" lever carbon bike and have put 26,000 miles on it. I ride some MUPs but mostly road. The roads on Long Island are far from pristine with plenty of potholes, patched section and uneven...
05-30-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By canklecat

Bike computers that use barometric pressure...

Bike computers that use barometric pressure sensors are always a bit of a guesstimation and vary with weather and regional barometric pressure.

My XOSS G+ has one and while it's semi-okay, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,591
Posted By PeteHski

Yes, that looks quite nice, although not keen on...

Yes, that looks quite nice, although not keen on the graphics. Interesting that many modern Ti bikes have carbon forks. Seems a bit odd if Ti is supposed to be the ultimate frame material.
05-29-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,981
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, this is true. Giant have always been a top...

Yep, this is true. Giant have always been a top value brand for several reasons, mainly their scale as the World's largest bike manufacturer. They manufacture a lot of frames for other smaller...
05-29-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By Toadmeister

[/size] Your not wrong on the paint scratch...

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Your not wrong on the paint scratch thing, but trucks are made to be used and abused. I always laugh at those “Bro” guys with shiny trucks and Big fuel guzzling engines that only use them...
05-25-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By cxwrench

I would not have bought that particular bike....

I would not have bought that particular bike. It's probably not a big deal but it's not supposed to be there.
05-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By genejockey

Ideally.

Ideally.
05-19-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,127
Posted By DiabloScott

There are a few kinds of people that really like...

There are a few kinds of people that really like tubeless:
1. They otherwise get a lot of flats from small punctures like goatheads and staples.
2. They like riding lower pressure than tubed tires...
05-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Climb14er

She was admired big time here in Denver, very...

She was admired big time here in Denver, very nice woman, such a great rider. The killer has a long rap sheet, drunk driving, drugs, a basically worthless low life loser.
05-19-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,905
Posted By terrymorse

As someone who has ridden with injuries, my...

As someone who has ridden with injuries, my personal rules are:

if it hurts, stop doing it
moving is better than not moving
be mindful of how you're stressing the injured part(s)
if it...
05-19-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,905
Posted By urbanknight

As mentioned above, medical advice on the forum...

As mentioned above, medical advice on the forum is always suspect, but I will say:

1) Doctors don’t realize what “take it easy” means to an enthusiast and what they’re thinking is probably easier...
05-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By johnnyace

Sorry, bad generalization on my part, but you MAY...

Sorry, bad generalization on my part, but you MAY be the exception to the rule, haha. In all fairness, the Ford F-350 guy seems to be common, as well. And I like Ford trucks. :D
...
05-12-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By PRainC

Kings Mountain Road - Harassment by man driving black RAM truck

Me and my friend riding up Kings Mountain Road in Woodside on Sat May 8, 2021 in the morning around 9AM. There were construction on the side of the road so we rode a little more in the lane. This guy...
05-10-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By veganbikes

I would just ride the bike you have and save up...

I would just ride the bike you have and save up for a nicer road bike. These days it is tough to get a decent road bike for that low and if you already have an entry level hybrid it is always nice to...
05-09-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By genejockey

I descended 92 from Skyline to Canada once. ...

I descended 92 from Skyline to Canada once.

Once.
05-07-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,857
Posted By MikeEckhaus

If you have a car with two tow hook provisions on...

If you have a car with two tow hook provisions on the back (they look like little squares in the bumper that can be removed to allow for a tow truck to screw in a tow hook), you can easily get some...
05-06-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By indyfabz

Should not be a problem just like with cars as...

Should not be a problem just like with cars as long as the other store is an authorized dealer. But again, the first step is reading the warranty.
05-06-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,681
Posted By Iride01

They just like doing something in a manner that...

They just like doing something in a manner that you don't. Not much different than anything else. Are we all supposed to act the same and do the same as each other?

Not that I don't understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 257,718
Posted By terrymorse

Looks like we're neighbors. ...

Looks like we're neighbors.


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Terry's cycling heat...
05-04-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,920
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I worked for some bike shops when I was young,...

I worked for some bike shops when I was young, some did well some did not. I was working in one of these when the sheriff’s deputies came in with a court order to take all the cash from the registers...
05-03-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,857
Posted By phughes

I absolutely detest those racks. As someone who...

I absolutely detest those racks. As someone who worked in a glass shop, there is no way I would put a rack on the back glass. Such a bad idea.
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