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07-25-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,214
Posted By CAT7RDR

I use the mapping feature on route planner on...

I use the mapping feature on route planner on ridewithgps and find it consistent over Garman Connect which IMO overinflates elevation gained on my Vivoactive watch.

Remove the outliers and take a...
07-21-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 98,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^^^^Smash it! PR's are meant to be broken....

^^^^^^^^Smash it!
PR's are meant to be broken. :thumb:
07-21-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By CAT7RDR

I like bibs. My only complaint is finding a pair...

I like bibs. My only complaint is finding a pair with multiple firm compression panels, long 11" inseam, straps that have enough give so my shoulders are not sore, and rugged resilient material for...
07-19-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 98,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

One mile on road bike I crashed on last month....

One mile on road bike I crashed on last month. Shoulders could not tolerate weight bearing in drops at this point due to reaggravated rotator cuff injuries. Should be able to start rehab soon.
...
07-18-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,790
Posted By CAT7RDR

Pavement Pounder describes my last road bike...

Pavement Pounder describes my last road bike ride.
Front tire pinch flat on a sharp curve and bam!
Pounded the pavement with my left hip and shoulder.

One month later and I am riding my 29er...
07-16-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,461
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but horns...

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but horns will never hurt me.
07-16-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,106
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm afraid "We're going to yell at you" if I have...

I'm afraid "We're going to yell at you" if I have to stop for a #2 on a group ride. The ride leader set me straight that #2 must be #1 on my list of things to do pre-ride.
07-14-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By CAT7RDR

Here is something to consider: ...

Here is something to consider:

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=69226

Said bike was only $425 new in 1997.
Tourney components are the lowest in the Shimano lineup.
...
07-11-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,896
Posted By CAT7RDR

The MUPS by the beaches in SoCal are loaded with...

The MUPS by the beaches in SoCal are loaded with e-bikes.
I tend to ride in the hills and rarely see e-bikes.
07-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,314
Posted By CAT7RDR

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1476x1500/image_c93be9c69430df77eb9ae22b28061cd8751dbcb1.png
07-06-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By CAT7RDR

The Cookie Monster would be proud of you. :thumb:

The Cookie Monster would be proud of you. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,882
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm deeply concerned with my own cycling...

I'm deeply concerned with my own cycling greetings. Is a gentle nod or pinky wave enough or do I need to go full stadium baseball game wave while standing on the pedals and bowing with arms extended?...
07-06-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,324
Posted By CAT7RDR

With geo-political unrest, I imagine all rubber...

With geo-political unrest, I imagine all rubber and metal consumables would come at a premium or not be immediately available if a Pacific war occurs.
07-04-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 951
Posted By CAT7RDR

With your profession, I would entertain private...

With your profession, I would entertain private disability insurance or get on Zwift.

We all crash eventually.
07-04-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 98,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

First ride in two weeks after my crash. Followed...

First ride in two weeks after my crash. Followed the first rule and kept the rubber side down.
Rode on familiar quiet roads in La Habra Hgts on the 29er and made a loop out of it incorporating...
07-02-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,896
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am off my bikes for a couple weeks because hips...

I am off my bikes for a couple weeks because hips and shoulders were not designed to be slammed into the asphalt at 20 mph.
Although I do not desire or see a motorized bicycle in my future at 57...
07-02-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,918
Posted By CAT7RDR

Science says wash the pizza down with a honey ale...

Science says wash the pizza down with a honey ale to add some carbs with those cheezy fats and proteins.
07-02-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,918
Posted By CAT7RDR

All I know is either bonking, extreme fatigue or...

All I know is either bonking, extreme fatigue or heat exhaustion, or combinations of the three, are recipes for disaster.
Most of my accidents, besides equipment failing, were as a result of one or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By CAT7RDR

90% of my ride nothing but a Cateye measuring...

90% of my ride nothing but a Cateye measuring mph, miles and time.

10% Garmin Connect. If the ride incorporates a lot of ascent, I will map it using ridewithgps to get an accurate idea of...
06-28-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,683
Posted By CAT7RDR

That has not been my issue. The wind and gravity...

That has not been my issue. The wind and gravity dissipate the sweat. I do not even have to wash the helmet or padding.
06-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,683
Posted By CAT7RDR

Life is too short to deal with damp stanky...

Life is too short to deal with damp stanky helmets.

No association:
https://www.headsweats.com/collections/cycling-styles
06-26-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,045
Posted By CAT7RDR

The slower bike obviously has parasitic gremlins....

The slower bike obviously has parasitic gremlins. :rolleyes:
06-23-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you are concerned about the technical nature...

If you are concerned about the technical nature with speed involved, reverse course and climb on Monroe and descend on GMR.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By CAT7RDR

Plan a cooling break under a tree canopy with...

Plan a cooling break under a tree canopy with cool water accessible.
Do not be bashful about dunking a couple of bottles of water on your head/neck.

I use a neck gaiter and wet it down a few...
06-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By CAT7RDR

Any animal with an 82% successful hunting...

Any animal with an 82% successful hunting efficiency has my respect.
06-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By CAT7RDR

I would keep the Surly LHT in case it is the EOW...

I would keep the Surly LHT in case it is the EOW as we know it and you have to flee with a few belongings.

That's just me thinking ahead.
06-20-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 98,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Too many learning experiences lately. Think...

^^^^^Too many learning experiences lately. Think I'll take up Bocce Ball or Croquet.
Thought of rowing, but rotator cuffs are shot. :D
06-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 98,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

Only 28 miles and 3500 ft of climb and one crash...

Only 28 miles and 3500 ft of climb and one crash on Turnbull Cyn Rd. Hard to understand what happened. One moment I'm leaning into a hard left curve, front tire flats and I am landing on my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,140
Posted By CAT7RDR

I just accept gaps and momentary completion of...

I just accept gaps and momentary completion of shifts into the 34-30 and 34-34 on the 11-34 Ultegra 6800 is unique and really NBD because I am climbing steeper grades and not too concerned about...
06-19-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,903
Posted By CAT7RDR

Pyrite or Fool's Gold. Pyritic the adjective...

Pyrite or Fool's Gold.
Pyritic the adjective for Pyrite aka Fool's Gold.

In my context, the analogy is motorized equipment gave a false idea of fitness.
Thus, when I quit the gym and started...
06-18-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,903
Posted By CAT7RDR

Have not belonged to a gym for a decade. came to...

Have not belonged to a gym for a decade. came to the realization that outdoors was the way to go even in rain and heat. Treadmills and other motorized cardio equipment is pyritic. Thought I was in...
06-18-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,810
Posted By CAT7RDR

The meaning of Rapha: One of the names of God is...

The meaning of Rapha: One of the names of God is Jehovah Rapha, meaning “the God Who Heals,” with the Hebrew word “rapha” translating to “to completely make whole, to thoroughly mend and repair.”
...
06-18-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By CAT7RDR

To avoid traffic I live near a no commercial zone...

To avoid traffic I live near a no commercial zone town that I ride a lot in. Thought I would give it a try an hour before dawn last summer. Had all my lights and at first great experience. Then, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,140
Posted By CAT7RDR

All I can add as a 6'2" 200+ lbs recreational...

All I can add as a 6'2" 200+ lbs recreational cyclist is lower gearing for climbing makes for a more enjoyable ride, less trepidation about hills/mtns, less fatigue when climbing and less sore knees....
06-17-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^D@@n you for exposing all the sales and...

^^^^^D@@n you for exposing all the sales and marketing gimmicks to drive one to purchase a bike they might not need. :thumb:

My first gravel bike was a Schwinn Pea Picker with a banana saddle and...
06-16-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,402
Posted By CAT7RDR

I see a lot of cyclists not wearing helmets...

I see a lot of cyclists not wearing helmets lately but they do wear sunglasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,712
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you ride on crappy roads with debris fields...

If you ride on crappy roads with debris fields that are hard to avoid, Skins make sense.
I have rotator cuff injuries and arthritis. I'd rather not deal with flats on the side of the road.
I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By CAT7RDR

Lemmings on two wheels. The group pressure to...

Lemmings on two wheels. The group pressure to stay with the lead group leads to poor judgment.
06-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,040
Posted By CAT7RDR

I sense you are reductionist in your views. It...

I sense you are reductionist in your views. It may come as a surprise but some of us view ourselves as beings being in nature and are not just an organism composed of biological processes.
06-14-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,040
Posted By CAT7RDR

At 57 y/o I don't move like I used to. Runner's...

At 57 y/o I don't move like I used to. Runner's High? In the zone? Peak Experiences? Euphoria? Call them what you want. I do know that once on a fairly short 25 mile ride around the June Lake Loop in...
06-14-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,039
Posted By CAT7RDR

On hottish hikes and rides I give into wearing a...

On hottish hikes and rides I give into wearing a Camelbak Hydration backpack so I can constantly sip cold water. I place the backpack in the freezer full of water for 2 hours prior to the hike or...
06-13-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,040
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cold showers to reduce core body temp always...

Cold showers to reduce core body temp always leave me in a better mood.
Also helps with inflammation. An ice bath would be better.
06-13-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By CAT7RDR

Pump issues?

Pump issues?
06-13-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 98,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

Stayed in the local Puente Hills through Turnbull...

Stayed in the local Puente Hills through Turnbull Cyn and the Fullerton Rd, Cypress Ave and East-West Rd corridor.
55 miles and 5800 ft of climb and back before the afternoon heat kicked in.

No...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By CAT7RDR

De Soto Sports makes trishorts with less padding....

De Soto Sports makes trishorts with less padding.

https://www.desotosport.com/collections/mens-shorts-bibs
06-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By CAT7RDR

Reminds me of organized religion and orthodoxy. I...

Reminds me of organized religion and orthodoxy. I have a difficult personality in the first place. I can see where a group or organized ride would take all the joy out of cycling for me.
06-11-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,749
Posted By CAT7RDR

Wanted to upgrade my brakes on my MTB and was...

Wanted to upgrade my brakes on my MTB and was told by the owner he would not be getting any new Shimano parts for awhile and to look online. Felt bad because I want to do business with this LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you are well off enough to afford a new wheel...

If you are well off enough to afford a new wheel why let this gnaw on the back of your mind when you fly down a mountain at 50 mph?

You can put a price on confidence with your equipment. What is...
06-09-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,849
Views: 189,839
Posted By CAT7RDR

40 miles and 5200 ft of climb in local hills....

40 miles and 5200 ft of climb in local hills. Kept the rubber side down this time.
06-07-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,020
Posted By CAT7RDR

I outdid myself yesterday morning. I struggled...

I outdid myself yesterday morning. I struggled and finally believed I securely attached a new Cobb saddle on my 29er. Went over a mild bump while seated and my saddle assembly fell off. Try to unclip...
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