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08-05-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By bikeme

PV from South Bay?

I've never ridden there but put together this loop: https://www.strava.com/routes/2990731129692545352

Any thoughts of my street choices? I added in a few side diversions off Palos Verde Drive to...
08-04-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By bikeme

Thanks! All gates were open when we went. I could...

Thanks! All gates were open when we went. I could tell some work had been done at several points along the route but didn't think much of it.
07-25-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By bikeme

Hi all, thanks for the info on Mt. Baldy Road. I...

Hi all, thanks for the info on Mt. Baldy Road. I ended up climbing and descending via GMR/GRR (which I had done on my one and only ride to baldy 2 years ago) and it was fabulous. Traffic was...
07-05-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By bikeme

This is exactly how to do it on tough rims/tires!...

This is exactly how to do it on tough rims/tires! I have a Santa Cruz Reserve wheel that is offset on one side. Combine that with a floppy sidewalled tire and it is a pain to get the bead to seat. My...
03-10-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By bikeme

OC-SD Amtrak/Metrolink closure

Hi all, I got this in my email from Metrolink but it affects Amtrak as well. If you are planning a oneway ride to SD or OC, you might have to alter plans...

"...on Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,767
Posted By bikeme

I have an old Zurich--I think it's 2000--yellow...

I have an old Zurich--I think it's 2000--yellow and blue with Ultegra 9 (now has Ultegra 11 and Dura-Ace wheels).
03-06-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By bikeme

I guess we're going to suck it up and pay to stay...

I guess we're going to suck it up and pay to stay at Inn at Ragged Point. A lot of $$$ for a couple bikers to stay for one night but it'll be well deserved after that first leg. Probably be very...
02-14-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By bikeme

Hi al! I was at the Hilton Universal Studios and...

Hi al! I was at the Hilton Universal Studios and rode north on Lankershim to Riverside through Griffith Park and then up Vermont to the Observatory. I saw several group rides of 4 to 20 cyclists...
02-11-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By bikeme

34 x 10-52. I know, sounds brutal but I never...

34 x 10-52. I know, sounds brutal but I never have to dismiss for not having enough gears. Disclaimer: I'm a Cat 1 XC racer.
12-13-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By bikeme

Check out Kyle and April's skills videos on...

Check out Kyle and April's skills videos on YouTube. He does a great job of breaking down how learn a skill. He's really gifted as a teacher--blows away most other youtube how-to people.
10-28-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By bikeme

That's a lot to change--and a lot of money to do...

That's a lot to change--and a lot of money to do so--if you can even get things to fit. Most new components aren't compatible with that old of bike (you'd need disc brake bosses; bolt-on ones are...
10-21-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,080
Posted By bikeme

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus...

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus ago. I used to hit anaerobic on interval training sessions but now only get to high tempo or mid-threshold. My Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is...
05-01-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By bikeme

I posted this on another thread but thought it...

I posted this on another thread but thought it might be helpful here:

A friend who lives in SC did some recon the other day (roughly 4/29) and said the trestles path is closed to all traffic....
05-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,842
Posted By bikeme

A friend who lives in SC did some recon the other...

A friend who lives in SC did some recon the other day (roughly 4/29) and said the trestles path is closed to all traffic. San-O Bluffs Campground is also closed for camping and all traffic. I was...
04-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By bikeme

I thought I had that defined as must travel far,...

I thought I had that defined as must travel far, must be long, lots of elevation, fast pace, PRs, etc. I had that view turned upside down a couple months back on local roads when I ran into a friend...
03-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By bikeme

If you're open to other brands, I really like...

If you're open to other brands, I really like Kenda's BoosterPro. They come in 26, 27.5, and 29 with widths from 2.2 to 2.6. There are two versions: a super light race day (TR) model and an everyday...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By bikeme

I like the same size front and rear for the grip...

I like the same size front and rear for the grip and comfort. I run 25mm Michelin Pro4s front and back; they caliper out to 28mm on Dura Ace C24 wheels. I had 23mm Pro4s before and I I'm going as...
02-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By bikeme

Great response by Happy Feet . Another thing to...

Great response by Happy Feet . Another thing to consider is that if the replacement bike is not new, you may have to spend some money on parts and labor due to wear, abuse, etc.
02-07-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,770
Posted By bikeme

Both are good for XC, depends on the geo designed...

Both are good for XC, depends on the geo designed into the bike. Many newer XC bikes have 120mm but the geo is adjusted to keep the climbing nice. 120mm might allow one to jump off slightly higher...
02-07-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,770
Posted By bikeme

No, just 20mm :lol: Adding 20mm more will...

No, just 20mm :lol: Adding 20mm more will rake-out the geo some and slow the steering of the bike somewhat. Also puts the rider in a more upright position. 20mm might help a tad when landing mild air...
02-05-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,879
Posted By bikeme

Happy Birthday!!! I reach that this June.

Happy Birthday!!! I reach that this June.
02-05-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By bikeme

My crit-racing days went away by '92, yet I rode...

My crit-racing days went away by '92, yet I rode that racing fit for many years, even transferring the numbers to a new bike. I first went to Dave in 2001-ish and he set up my bike for "touring" (by...
01-21-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By bikeme

I now wear heavy work gloves after a knuckle...

I now wear heavy work gloves after a knuckle buster when doing pedals.
01-20-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,909
Posted By bikeme

Glad you found something. FYI, I never run a tire...

Glad you found something. FYI, I never run a tire on the back with more grip and/or tread than the front. Doing so may allow the front tire to break free first, sending you to the ground. Either run...
01-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,909
Posted By bikeme

Whatever brand you get, I see you're in NorCal....

Whatever brand you get, I see you're in NorCal. I'd look for a tighter-patterned, small block tread like a Kenda Small Block 8, or a Slant 6. Or in Maxxis brand, a Crossmark, or a Ikon. Bontrager...
01-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,437
Posted By bikeme

One benefit--I get to move up to the next race...

One benefit--I get to move up to the next race age category--60+. I'll be the young guy. However, there are some 65+ guys in there who absolutely hammer.
01-02-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,437
Posted By bikeme

Headed towards my 60th!

I'm excited about 2020--I turn 60. My fitness is better that ever and I'm knocking off PRs back from 2013-2016! What did I change over the last couple years? I cut my sugar intake, added a long Zone...
12-23-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,003
Posted By bikeme

Cut that shifter cable and put a crimp on it....

Cut that shifter cable and put a crimp on it. I've never seen that done with a tag end before.
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,713
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
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