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09-03-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By robertc3

The Crater Lake rim ride is great. It isn't one...

The Crater Lake rim ride is great. It isn't one climb, but it has lots of climbing. You absolutely can't beat the views

The ride up 542 to Mt. Baker is a serious climb and not that much traffic...
09-03-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By robertc3

We have a trainer and he may want to hook up his...

We have a trainer and he may want to hook up his bike. Right now it is also soccer season and while he can't play games yet, he can practice, so that is helping with the cardio. I know it won't be...
09-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By robertc3

Well, the first training ride was last Sunday. It...

Well, the first training ride was last Sunday. It went great. My son was keeping up with the fastest kids, riding cleanly, and hitting the biggest jumps and drops. Jumps and drops are not really part...
07-21-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By robertc3

Probably way too late, but it is all about...

Probably way too late, but it is all about timing. You have to pop at the right time and you are just not consistent yet. That is why it feels like luck. You got it every once in a while, but were...
07-21-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By robertc3

Thank you Eric. We will pick out a route or two...

Thank you Eric. We will pick out a route or two at our local park and get the timing dialed. Strava will be great for that. I use it, but he hasn't before. He is really competitive, so the segments...
07-21-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By robertc3

Son Getting into MTB Racing

My 13 year old son is looking to get into youth mountain bike racing. I spoke with the coach of the local team and they start practicing in late winter with racing starting in April. He has been...
06-03-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By robertc3

That is just what we needed. Thank you Leinster.

That is just what we needed. Thank you Leinster.
06-02-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By robertc3

Detailed TdF Stage Route Maps

My family and I will be travelling to France this summer to see a couple of stages of the TdF. The general route maps on Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 (http://www.letour.com) don't have enough detail...
08-12-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By robertc3

Look into the Tour de Whidbey the last weekend in...

Look into the Tour de Whidbey the last weekend in September. They have 30, 40, 50, 80, 90 & 100 mile routes. Riding on Whidbey is really nice and the event is great. We have done it the last two...
08-12-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By robertc3

Whether you base yourself on Orcas or San Juan I...

Whether you base yourself on Orcas or San Juan I am sure you will have a great week of cycling. I am partial to Orcas because that it where I grew up, but all of the islands are beautiful. I would...
06-07-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By robertc3

Summits of Bothell

The Summits of Bothell route is harder in my opinion. http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/bike-ride-map/washington/bothell/799922 If you wanted you could combine the toughest parts of the two...
Replies: 18
Views: 4,908
Posted By robertc3

I don't know if there are any benefits, but I...

I don't know if there are any benefits, but I love jerky and have eaten it without any negative effects and the positive effect of sodium and pleasure. Bought some at about mile 55 of 105 and felt...
09-07-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By robertc3

I say let him ride the new bike. If you don't...

I say let him ride the new bike. If you don't have someone to whom he needs to pass it along it will be in reasonable shape until he grows out of it. I have a 19 year old Specialized Rock Hopper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,880
Posted By robertc3

I think 100 vertical feet per mile is a bit too...

I think 100 vertical feet per mile is a bit too high of standard for a hilly ride. Finding a ride that gets to 100'/mile is really quite hard unless you are just doing hill repeats. I have a hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By robertc3

If you were to fly from sea level to 6000' and...

If you were to fly from sea level to 6000' and then hop right on your bike you would be slower due to lack of oxygen. If you stayed at 6000' for a month your body would acclimatize to 6000' and then...
08-19-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By robertc3

I think you will be fine. We have ridden...

I think you will be fine. We have ridden moderate mountain bike single track with our Burley and it has been just fine. Watch the turns and don't go too fast. You and the little one will be fine. ...
08-16-10, 09:34 AM
08-12-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,846
Posted By robertc3

On a Friday morning you should have no trouble...

On a Friday morning you should have no trouble parking at the terminal. It does cost quite a bit in the summer. Given that you are on a bike you have much more flexibility to pursue options like...
08-06-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By robertc3

I really like Bothell Ski and Bike. They are my...

I really like Bothell Ski and Bike. They are my LBS. Both of the owners are super nice guys and have been very helpful. They have always treated me well whether it was fixing a broken spoke and...
07-26-10, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By robertc3

On Orcas they had a brief experiment where they...

On Orcas they had a brief experiment where they mixed bits of recycled glass into the gravel for the resurfacing with the obvious effect. They seem to have discontinued that now. It was interesting...
07-26-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By robertc3

Tour de Whidbey is great. The volunteers and...

Tour de Whidbey is great. The volunteers and riders are super nice and friendly. Very scenic riding.
07-26-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By robertc3

The Good: The other riders. I am sure that...

The Good:
The other riders. I am sure that eventually the joy of riding with 9,999 other people with the same goal would get old, but it sure was fun the first time.
The cheering crowds. ...
07-26-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By robertc3

I rode the STP in one day with a friend I met...

I rode the STP in one day with a friend I met here on BF. Maintained the average speed I had hoped for, but spent more time at the rest stops in doing so. I have some knee pain that took a bit of...
07-15-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By robertc3

Bradley, If you see rider #2537 wearing a UW...

Bradley,

If you see rider #2537 wearing a UW jersey that will be I. I am a one day rider. I don't know if I can roll off a better than 18 mph average, but I am happy to trade pulls with you for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,670
Posted By robertc3

On stage 3 over the cobbles there were quite a...

On stage 3 over the cobbles there were quite a few including the one ridden by Cancellara.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,104
Posted By robertc3

I would expect the 2010 is the better value, but...

I would expect the 2010 is the better value, but I would ask the bike shop to explain the upgrades to justify the $119. If the two bikes are side by side you should be able to tell if there have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,104
Posted By robertc3

I just got a 2011 Secteur. I didn't like the...

I just got a 2011 Secteur. I didn't like the twitchy steering of the race geometry bikes and the ride of the Secteur was quite comfortable. I am someone who likes the bars well below the saddle, so...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By robertc3

I would definitely give some of the performance...

I would definitely give some of the performance energy gels or drinks a try. I have been using Perpetuem which has been treating me well. There are plenty of others. I would buy half a dozen...
06-24-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,929
Posted By robertc3

Without question. I was on a bike with a granny...

Without question. I was on a bike with a granny gear of 28x30 and I used it a couple of times.
06-22-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,929
Posted By robertc3

Go Ride Orcas Island

I grew up on Orcas Island, but I didn’t get into cycling until after I left for college. I had never brought my bike with me when I went back to visit until this weekend. I wanted to get a good...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By robertc3

I am not a sage LD rider, but play on on the...

I am not a sage LD rider, but play on on the interweb. One day I hope to be one. I have done a good amount of climbing and I feel that generally I do well when the road pitches up. I have found...
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By robertc3

Thanks guys. I will continue with my hill work. ...

Thanks guys. I will continue with my hill work. I will also try to get more consistent with my midweek hill ride. I should probably up the intensity of that ride. Fortunately, I live in a hilly...
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By robertc3

Hard efforts in endurance rides

I am training for a double century in a little over four weeks (one day STP). I have been doing a mix of hilly and less hilly endurance rides. The STP is quite flat with only about 2000 feet of...
06-04-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By robertc3

We put our daughter on a trail-a-bike at age 4. ...

We put our daughter on a trail-a-bike at age 4. It worked pretty well. I took her and my wife pulled our 1 year old in a trailer. The 4 year old did lean to the side occasionally and sometimes the...
06-01-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By robertc3

That is where I got my flat. I thought that was...

That is where I got my flat. I thought that was such a cruel place for a flat. Glad you buddy is in one piece. I was happy that I didn't see any crashes. I thought they might be pretty common...
06-01-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By robertc3

That sounds a lot like my afternoon. I was...

That sounds a lot like my afternoon. I was supposed to go riding with my wife, kids, brother and sister-in-law after the ride, but that was cancelled while I was at the last food stop. The weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By robertc3

For training just ride. I don't know how long...

For training just ride. I don't know how long you expect the big ride will take you, but you will want to work up to training rides of about 3/4 of that time and distance. If this is your first...
05-27-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,412
Posted By robertc3

Nice work Kamala. That route has it all, the...

Nice work Kamala. That route has it all, the food, hills, the bike shops. I am certain that doing the route was more important than what ever you were putting off to do it.
05-26-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,412
Posted By robertc3

That route in mapmyride is not this year's route....

That route in mapmyride is not this year's route. It starts at the Kingdome and ends somewhere other than the current finish line. Here is the link to the Cascade packet map. STP 2010 Route...
05-26-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By robertc3

I think the trailer is safer and easier to use. ...

I think the trailer is safer and easier to use. My biggest fear about a bike seat is that if I crash I can bail off the bike and break my fall with my hands and by rolling. If my child is buckled...
Replies: 36
Views: 7,433
Posted By robertc3

I have used the Badger sunscreens and they work...

I have used the Badger sunscreens and they work great. They have kept me burn free on long sunny climbs in the snow which are pretty much the worst sun burn conditions. You have to put it on...
05-24-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By robertc3

7 Hills of Kirkland Roll Call

Is anyone else out there riding the 7 Hills of Kirkland? I am riding the metric century route. I will be the guy wearing the UW jersey riding the beaten down Specialized Rockhopper.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,161
Posted By robertc3

Being relatively new to BF I don't like...

Being relatively new to BF I don't like contradicting other posters, I know I should get over it, but there are three ways of dealing with meniscus tears. One is to cut out the damaged portion, this...
05-19-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By robertc3

I have ridden 101 from Astoria to Manzanita and I...

I have ridden 101 from Astoria to Manzanita and I have to say I thought it was great. The section from Seaside to Manzanita was probably the most beautiful I have ever ridden. There is some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By robertc3

I converted my old Specialized Rockhopper to a...

I converted my old Specialized Rockhopper to a quazi road bike with 1 1/8" tires and clipless road pedals. When I put the seat up as high as I needed it for the road my bars were about 10cm below...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By robertc3

I have found mine to be pretty inconsistent. The...

I have found mine to be pretty inconsistent. The manual said it worked best if your feet were damp. Damp is a pretty subjective term and I found that the wetter they were the lower the fat...
05-11-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,272
Posted By robertc3

I think you might run into some geometric issues....

I think you might run into some geometric issues. The seat post on the tagalong is going to be much lower than the seat post on your adult bike. The second tagalong might be riding with a downward...
03-17-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,108
Posted By robertc3

Craigslist can't be beaten for cheap bikes. If...

Craigslist can't be beaten for cheap bikes. If you want quality you may not find it there, but you will likely find scores of bikes for less than $50. Some are decent. Post your old bikes and you...
03-10-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,997
Posted By robertc3

I have started using ridewithgps.com after...

I have started using ridewithgps.com after reading this thread and I have to say it is really nice. So much better than mapmyride. Keep up the good work Cullen.
03-10-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By robertc3

Glad it worked out for you.

Glad it worked out for you.
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