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09-28-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 2,047,247
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: 263
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: 1,981
Views: 208,113
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

On the Domane, yes. That was one of the bigger...

On the Domane, yes. That was one of the bigger changes to the model.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months...

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months ago. And that was because I was able to visit their Carlsbad showroom and take one for a test ride. There is no way I'm walking into my local Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

The same this is happening with Canyon. I'm on...

The same this is happening with Canyon. I'm on their mailing list and it was just a day or two ago that they announced their new Ultimate model. Too bad you can't buy it. I mean... it's ridiculous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

Available or unavailable they're laying out their...

Available or unavailable they're laying out their new bikes for viewing. I thought that would be of interest to many members here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

Really? ...

Really?

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/c/B200/
09-08-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By TakingMyTime

Find some good 32mm tires and slap them on. ...

Find some good 32mm tires and slap them on. They're still wide enough to handle a small amount of "dirt" while giving you a huge boost on the road compared to the 33mm that you're running. You will...
09-08-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By TakingMyTime

That model is listed as $1819 brand new on Trek's...

That model is listed as $1819 brand new on Trek's website. So that means after tax and a couple of accessories out the door the guy probably spent $2100 and thinks that's what it's worth. The...
09-06-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,088
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'd have to totally agree with CAT's statement. ...

I'd have to totally agree with CAT's statement. Also, rationing hydration because of the fear of having to pee does not sound like a very good strategy.
09-04-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe it should just be a reminder but... be...

Maybe it should just be a reminder but... be extra cautious this weekend. A lot of holiday drunks, people who only drive on holidays, they're hot and bothered and just want to get where they want...
09-02-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By TakingMyTime

I may be stating the obvious but cameras are only...

I may be stating the obvious but cameras are only going to record the crime. It would be best to harden your security. Always, and I mean always, keep everything closed and locked. You neighbor...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't want to brag but... i placed 2nd in the...

I don't want to brag but... i placed 2nd in the very first "annual" bike races held in and by my city. The race has turned into a kind of big thing (over the past 50 years). I wish I would have...
08-26-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By TakingMyTime

Exactly. I don't think you can find the same...

Exactly. I don't think you can find the same bang for the buck anywhere. And, on top of actually finding someone who has a model, size and color in stock that appeals to you is a feat in itself.
08-26-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By TakingMyTime

Trust me, it definitely sucked a lot of that new...

Trust me, it definitely sucked a lot of that new bike excitement out of the room really fast. I was not happy about getting my new bike after months and months of agonizing over which bike to get...
08-26-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By TakingMyTime

^^ I did read that thread and I will say that...

^^ I did read that thread and I will say that making a purchase like this (direct to consumer) had me concerned ^^

All I can tell you is what I experienced and how I was treated. As far as the...
08-25-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

Mostly all around Newport and Irvine. Up and...

Mostly all around Newport and Irvine. Up and down PCH to get their from Seal Beach. One thing I have noticed is that traffic seems very light.

Sunday - 44 miles
Tuesday - 60 miles
Thursday -...
08-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,766
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't do enough hill training to get better at...

I don't do enough hill training to get better at it. And I'm in no rush to get better at it. A 6% grade is almost tolerable but once it turns to 8% I'm hoping that the top of the hill is around...
08-17-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

It's way too hot to be riding inland at all. ...

It's way too hot to be riding inland at all. I've been doing nothing but going up and down PCH. This Friday I think we're going to try a little Irvine/Great Park/Newport (but we're starting at...
08-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe a top cap mount?

Maybe a top cap mount?
08-13-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

Did my first "real" ride on my new Canyon...

Did my first "real" ride on my new Canyon Endurace. 27 miles down to the Queen Mary.

The bike had some problems out of the box and Canyon customer service had to order a few parts, then I had to...
07-31-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

Another 50 miler down PCH to Crystal Cove. Early...

Another 50 miler down PCH to Crystal Cove. Early morning PCH was a breeze. Going through Newport on an early weekend morning is a lot different that doing in rush hour traffic! Just as a warning,...
07-29-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,301
Posted By TakingMyTime

I noticed it has a "business' tag. I may only be...

I noticed it has a "business' tag. I may only be for qualified agents.
07-28-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

30 miles around Irvine. Started at Vista Point...

30 miles around Irvine. Started at Vista Point at Newport Back Bay, then found our way to Portola and to the Great Park for lunch. Then Shady Canyon Trail to UCI and took a tour of the campus (sort...
07-25-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By TakingMyTime

During closer inspection I noticed that mineral...

During closer inspection I noticed that mineral oil was weeping from the intake nipple of the disc caliper. The bleed screw was torqued properly but when squeezing the brake lever a drop would begin...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By TakingMyTime

I was reading a thread in another forum and...

I was reading a thread in another forum and someone mentioned the same thing happening to them. Not the exact power meter but it was substantial. Others talked about Canyon throwing free t-shirts...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By TakingMyTime

NBD - Canyon Endurace

Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Di2 (what a mouthful) in Stealth Grey, size Medium

Only about 10 miles on it so I can't really speak to many of the features and ride quality other than it fits great and...
07-21-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

51 miles down PCH to Crystal Cove by myself. I...

51 miles down PCH to Crystal Cove by myself. I left a little early and forgot how crazy those drivers on PCH are when trying to get to work.
07-18-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have a Garmin 530 and use it to track my...

I have a Garmin 530 and use it to track my fitness. I have never turned on Insights, but did after your post. I'm not necessarily concerned with my performance as compared to others, but I would...
07-16-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,113
Posted By TakingMyTime

46 miles down to the Wedge on PCH and beach bike...

46 miles down to the Wedge on PCH and beach bike paths.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By TakingMyTime

I haven't bought or sold anything on Ebay for at...

I haven't bought or sold anything on Ebay for at least 12 years and would only use it as a buyer if there was something I could not find anywhere else. Ebay has done nothing but get progressively...
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By TakingMyTime

If somebody offers you $50.... take it.

If somebody offers you $50.... take it.
07-01-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,536
Posted By TakingMyTime

Heck, I'd be delighted if I could just find the...

Heck, I'd be delighted if I could just find the bike I wanted in stock somewhere. I'd probably be willing to pay a premium.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,114
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have never ridden a Di2 equipped bike, but one...

I have never ridden a Di2 equipped bike, but one is definitely in my future. I can't wait to see how it integrates with my Garmin. I also look forward to installing a power meter on the new bike. ...
06-25-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,950
Posted By TakingMyTime

From my personal standpoint I'd be happy doing 40...

From my personal standpoint I'd be happy doing 40 miles 3 or 4 times a week.
06-24-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have 3 rides under my belt with my seat lowered...

I have 3 rides under my belt with my seat lowered and it is significantly better. I'm just hoping my knee problem doesn't come back. About 4 years ago I was trying to reduce a very small twinge in...
06-20-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By TakingMyTime

I appreciate the input. I will rethink my...

I appreciate the input. I will rethink my position on the bike and see what I can do.
06-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,517
Posted By TakingMyTime

The funny thing is... it doesn't take any...

The funny thing is... it doesn't take any additional energy to be considerate of others. I would say it's more of a overall problem than just with bicyclists.
05-30-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By TakingMyTime

I feel safe if I meet and greet them out on the...

I feel safe if I meet and greet them out on the driveway and I've seen them drive up. Like said above, unless they went to the trouble of stealing a car just to get a $170 bike (in my case) I feel...
05-23-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,271
Posted By TakingMyTime

I guess it was more implied than said. Several...

I guess it was more implied than said. Several very close friends of mine rode from Los Angeles / Portland / New York back in 1974. One of them maintained his love of cycling and has put on more...
05-22-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,178
Posted By TakingMyTime

Quite a timely post. I had my first surgery done...

Quite a timely post. I had my first surgery done (left eye) last Tuesday and I go in again in 3 days to have my other eye done.



Same thing for me but mine had slowly been degrading for the...
05-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By TakingMyTime

Lock-on Grips for big hands

I've been using LIzard Skins North Shore grips for several years. It's getting to the point where a new pair would be nice. I do have XL hands and although the Lizard Skins worked well I was...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can only assume that the spare parts you have...

I can only assume that the spare parts you have are in the same condition as the bike. I realize it's a "531" bike but even then... I would be hard pressed to give you more than $125 for...
04-26-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,084
Posted By TakingMyTime

Regardless of any legal issues, environmental or...

Regardless of any legal issues, environmental or criminal... The act just shows how immature the driver is. Yes, when I was 15 years old I might have thought it was funny without any prescience of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By TakingMyTime

Turn your WiFi off. If not it continues to...

Turn your WiFi off. If not it continues to search for a signal. Lower the brightness of your screen.
04-24-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,395
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think one of the things that you have to be...

I think one of the things that you have to be willing to accept and understand is that any change is going to take time. Don't expect to go from your current state into one of retirement bliss...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

you are correct on all points.

you are correct on all points.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By TakingMyTime

I too was impressed with the new Synapse but the...

I too was impressed with the new Synapse but the addition of the lights really turned me off from the purchase. I guess I see those electronics as something that should be left to an individual's...
03-13-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,256
Posted By TakingMyTime

I just got another email from them about a week...

I just got another email from them about a week ago but unfortunately I cannot seem to find it. I don't remember the exact words but there was not too much hope that it will be completed this year. ...
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