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12-20-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 993,390
Posted By cj3209

Most fun all year...

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Canyon Grail-On with Lauf fork (required some customization...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27,078
Views: 17,869,739
Posted By cj3209

That Trek logo size still makes me chuckle every...

That Trek logo size still makes me chuckle every time I see it. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 958,014
Posted By cj3209

Yes, I bought the LS Ultimate Gravel because it's...

Yes, I bought the LS Ultimate Gravel because it's made in the US and I didn't want to support Taiwan which is where all of my carbon bike frames are made (Pinarello, Canyon, and Lauf). Plus the fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 958,014
Posted By cj3209

That's a 20-year old bike? It looks great and...

That's a 20-year old bike? It looks great and very 'modern.'

I spec'ed the Ultimate Gravel with Di2 GRX, Spinergy alloy wheels (it was lighter than the carbon model), top tube storage mount, and...
09-02-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By cj3209

Try it. You might like it. I used to make fun...

Try it. You might like it. I used to make fun of yoga thinking it was just glorified stretching but after my first hot session, I was hooked.

:lol:
08-19-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,533
Posted By cj3209

Nice looking bike. Waiting for my Lauf True Grit...

Nice looking bike. Waiting for my Lauf True Grit with SRAM eTap Force AXS (XPLR - whatever that means). Will post pics.
08-18-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By cj3209

that.

that.
08-18-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By cj3209

Love the stickers! I've changed as a cyclist; I...

Love the stickers! I've changed as a cyclist; I am not riding competitively so I see no need to boost my ego by trying to outpace everyone. I ride for fitness and fun, hence my foray into gravel...
08-16-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By cj3209

With the current supply chain shortage, most LBS'...

With the current supply chain shortage, most LBS' in my town have little to no stock with waiting lists that begin in spring 2022. I would take another look at Canyon (I've ordered two bikes from...
08-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By cj3209

The need for speed...?

I'm re-thinking my attitude on why I have to go fast on my bikes. For instance, my local peleton always wants to go fast (relatively) on the flats (20-22 MPH on average) and then go slow as snails...
07-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,343
Posted By cj3209

I'm not sure if it's 'men.' LOL...I mean, I'm a...

I'm not sure if it's 'men.' LOL...I mean, I'm a small guy (5' 6") and I ride size 46.5 Pinarello and XS Canyon. And even then, the top tube clearance is pretty...well, let's just say I like to live...
07-20-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,533
Posted By cj3209

I use the Ekar build on my gravel bike which I...

I use the Ekar build on my gravel bike which I use as a road endurance bike (for comfort). It works really well and I don't miss a front chainring. The range (9x42) is perfect for me and I'm...
06-22-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,683
Posted By cj3209

That is a long seat post...jeez-louise... :lol:

That is a long seat post...jeez-louise...
:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,386
Posted By cj3209

LOL, my 42 / 9-42 gives me 467% range. I guess I...

LOL, my 42 / 9-42 gives me 467% range. I guess I don't have the steep hills that you do!

In any case, 13-speed 1X works for me but may not work for everyone.

Cheers!
:giver:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27,078
Views: 17,869,739
Posted By cj3209

It's a pretty bike. Do you find the Vittoria...

It's a pretty bike. Do you find the Vittoria Corsa tires to be soft? Mine are getting cut up and although I'm riding it tubeless, I fear that the numerous nicks and cuts will give me a flat...
05-23-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,547
Posted By cj3209

I don't know if driver's are more distracted or...

I don't know if driver's are more distracted or because they haven't driven too much in 2020 but there are A LOT of drivers that come awfully close to me while I'm on the roads. Here in Los Angeles,...
05-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By cj3209

36 miles this afternoon with some good hills...

36 miles this afternoon with some good hills (1,447 ft.) for training. Things seem pretty much back to normal which is really good to see.
05-17-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,890
Posted By cj3209

"I'm going to do this 'til I get planted.' ! ...

"I'm going to do this 'til I get planted.' !

Awesome!

:lol:
05-13-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,354
Posted By cj3209

Awesome pics! Thx for sharing!

Awesome pics! Thx for sharing!
05-13-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,894
Posted By cj3209

Wow. I'm a size 'club cut.' Somehow that is not...

Wow. I'm a size 'club cut.' Somehow that is not sexy...

:mad:
05-13-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,894
Posted By cj3209

Has Cycling Clothing Sizing Gone Bonkers?

I've purchased a lot of cycling gear including shorts, bibs, jerseys, etc. and have noticed an opposite trend in that the sizing seems to be more for skinny 7th graders than 'normal' people.

I'm...
05-09-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,354
Posted By cj3209

48 degrees is fairly cold in SoCal - lol... Love...

48 degrees is fairly cold in SoCal - lol... Love my Karoo 2, BTW...

Nice ride, though...

:giver:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27,078
Views: 17,869,739
Posted By cj3209

My trusty steed: Pina F12 BOB: ...

My trusty steed: Pina F12 BOB:

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05-07-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,878,354
Posted By cj3209

Which Bianchi bike model is that? I have always...

Which Bianchi bike model is that? I have always loved that celeste color - gorgeous...
05-05-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By cj3209

What great companies you and your wife worked...

What great companies you and your wife worked for! My city actually pays me $10 a month to ride my bike to work. I hope the money is still there after Covid because I'm doing it and I only live 8...
05-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By cj3209

If government, instead of giving away money for...

If government, instead of giving away money for doing nothing, gave out incentives for getting fit via walking or biking or something similar, you would see MASSIVE decreases in healthcare costs. ...
05-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By cj3209

I guess I was hoping that more people would...

I guess I was hoping that more people would realize that, hey, maybe I can just walk or bike to that place instead of driving there. Thankfully, I live in an area that is trying to add more...
05-05-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By cj3209

Yes, that was one of the few good things about...

Yes, that was one of the few good things about the pandemic: fewer vehicles on the roads. Now, the roads are more crowded than ever...I guess people didn't learn from 2020...just my opinion...
05-01-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,336
Posted By cj3209

That color really pops...

That color really pops...
05-01-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,336
Posted By cj3209

LOL...I guess so. Here's mine...this bike is...

LOL...I guess so.

Here's mine...this bike is the most fun I've had in years...seriously......
04-25-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By cj3209

Awesome! I want to do a similar ride as I live...

Awesome! I want to do a similar ride as I live nearby.

Thx for the suggestion!

CJ
04-21-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By cj3209

I hear you. Also lost a beloved son a few years...

I hear you. Also lost a beloved son a few years back - stupid accident. But I am grateful for everything I have and have experienced. I have no complaints other than a wife who doesn't ride...
...
04-21-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By cj3209

Don't do what I did and get your dream bike...

Don't do what I did and get your dream bike early...it messes you up...
...
04-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By cj3209

I like her bike...yours is nice too. :lol:

I like her bike...yours is nice too.
:lol:
04-19-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,289
Posted By cj3209

1. How old are you? - 52 2. Fitness level on...

1. How old are you?
- 52
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
- 8.0
3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- 7.5
4. Typical riding conditions?
- mostly tarmac bike trails, smooth beach trails, and smooth...
04-16-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,173
Posted By cj3209

A local bike shop can be really nice to have,...

A local bike shop can be really nice to have, close by. I am very lucky to have multiple ones around where I live. They helped me with seating a stubborn tubeless tire, adjusting my hydraulic...
04-13-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,147
Posted By cj3209

"Yup. Starvation should only be attempted under...

"Yup. Starvation should only be attempted under close medical supervision or for political purposes."

Agreed. Although Intermittent Fasting does work and is relatively safe as you are basically...
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