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08-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Biker395

Eh? For sure, being vaccinated does not...

Eh?

For sure, being vaccinated does not prevent infection ... at least not with the variants today. How is that relevant to whether someone infected only a few weeks ago and since recovered is...
08-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Biker395

Not so fast. The post described a situation where...

Not so fast. The post described a situation where people were infected with the COVID virus and presumably the predominant virus not more than 5 weeks before my arrival. The studies I've read make it...
08-18-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Biker395

Not good news, considering that when itís all...

Not good news, considering that when itís all said and done, virtually everyone will be infected. Itís outrageously contagious.

That bike tour I was on for 2 weeks? COVID ripped through the...
08-17-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

OMG Ö just seeing this! So glad to finally meet...

OMG Ö just seeing this! So glad to finally meet you in person!
08-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 21,198
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... this is an old thread. An update. ...

Whoa ... this is an old thread. An update.

I am now a mostly retired stiff, and riding fewer miles a day ... in the order of 20 miles a day. But the 37 miles a day I used to ride was essentially...
08-11-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,375
Posted By Biker395

I would agree that it does not have to be. But...

I would agree that it does not have to be. But I think market forces will direct it that way.

Before ebikes, the improvement in bicycle technology was very hard fought, and truthfully, the...
08-10-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Yep. I wanted to ride all of the remaining...

Yep. I wanted to ride all of the remaining sections (5-9), but could only manage to get away for two of them. We rode from Northfeild MN to Niagara, Ontario in a couple of weeks.

It was nice...
08-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,375
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I have to agree. And there is a part of me...

Yea, I have to agree. And there is a part of me that doesn't much like that.

I love bicycles. They are elegant devices that are designed to be as efficient as possible with human motive energy,...
08-07-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Finished up stages 6 and 7 of my ride across the...

Finished up stages 6 and 7 of my ride across the US by riding from Northfield MN, through Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario, and down to Niagara Falls for a look see. Thanks to a local cyclist who...
08-06-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

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Riding across America
07-27-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,784
Posted By Biker395

I would have been much happier with the opening...

I would have been much happier with the opening act, but I love the blues. My current hero is Gary Clark Jr.

Maybe the worst pairing ever was having Prince opening for The Rolling Stones. Prince...
07-25-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

My first rails to trails. ...

My first rails to trails.
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07-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,375
Posted By Biker395

Not for me Ö at least not yet. But when the time...

Not for me Ö at least not yet. But when the time comes, Iím glad the option is there.
07-21-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

It was really great! They must have upgraded it...

It was really great! They must have upgraded it because our room was quite nice. I should have taken a pix of the inside for posterity before we messed it up. lol

Quebec is way cool. If it...
07-19-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

They're quite cool! I want one. lol I...

They're quite cool! I want one. lol

I should have taken this pix from a lower perspective ... you should have seen the propellers!
...
07-19-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

A little more Quebec suckage ... ...

A little more Quebec suckage ...
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07-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Spent a few days in Quebec recently ......

Spent a few days in Quebec recently ... obviously, the place sucks. I learned something new from this sucky view too. When there is a double rainbow, the colors in the outer rainbow are in...
07-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

You don't see many Aquacars about anymore. So...

You don't see many Aquacars about anymore. So cool.
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07-06-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Biker395

For me, climbing and downhill ... not a lot of...

For me, climbing and downhill ... not a lot of flat.

Personally, I prefer wheels that are reasonably light, non aero, and if they have bladed spokes, only lightly bladed. Reasonably light for...
07-01-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By Biker395

I've ridden them and they're fine. I just...

I've ridden them and they're fine. I just really prefer triples.

1. Less shifting of the chainrings for the most part. You can do almost anything in the middle ring except the steep stuff and...
06-30-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By Biker395

Iím still riding bikes with 10 speeds, triple...

Iím still riding bikes with 10 speeds, triple cranks, and rim brakes. I do all my own wrenching, and for me, any improvement offered by hydraulic discs, electronic shifting, or some of the...
06-28-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Sure nice to be near the coast when the heat is...

Sure nice to be near the coast when the heat is on. This is taken from the Wayfarer's Chapel (the Glass Church) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
...
06-20-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Sweet! We were down Saturday to see the RAAM...

Sweet! We were down Saturday to see the RAAM teams off. There are some seriously fast riders in there ... OMG.

The highlight was this team. Most of them are from the UK, and all are disabled...
06-15-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Biker395

For me, it depends on how hard I rode the day...

For me, it depends on how hard I rode the day before. I've done 200 miles and hopped on the bike to do another the next day. After the first few miles, you'd be surprised how quickly you recover....
06-15-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Biker395

The Eastern Sierra Double has a great route,...

The Eastern Sierra Double has a great route, great support, and great scenery, but there is also a final treat. A dinner at Holy Smokes BBQ is included. I got a tri tip sandwich, and it was truly...
06-15-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Biker395

After lunch, we have one last really serious...

After lunch, we have one last really serious climb ... Sagehen. Sagehen is a longish climb. It’s terraced ... with shortish sections that are relatively steep and other that are only a few...
06-15-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Biker395

After a short stint on US395, we turn at Tomís...

After a short stint on US395, we turn at Tomís place (a 100 year old restaurant), and head down old 395 towards Mammoth Lakes.
...
06-15-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Biker395

Eastern Sierra Double Report

Well, I did it. I managed to complete my 50th double century. I had done the Davis Double (great DC, BTW), so that the Eastern Sierra Double would be my 50th. Itís appropriate, as the Eastern Sierra...
06-14-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Went down to Oceanside to see off the RAAM solos...

Went down to Oceanside to see off the RAAM solos and the RAW solos and teams. Great weather, and so much fun!

...
06-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,090
Posted By Biker395

Congrats on a great thread title. lol

Congrats on a great thread title. lol
06-09-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,675
Posted By Biker395

I try to do a 20 mile ride every morning before I...

I try to do a 20 mile ride every morning before I start working. It's not enough to tire me out ... as a matter of fact, I find that the ride invigorates me and wakes me up. Maybe I need to ride...
06-08-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,546
Posted By Biker395

I honestly thing that frame geometry and fork...

I honestly thing that frame geometry and fork rake have as much to do or more than frame material in the ride quality and certainly the handling.

But whatever the reasons, I really do like the...
06-08-22, 12:15 PM
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Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

That looks great! Gawd, I love touring.

That looks great! Gawd, I love touring.
06-07-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Another one from the Eastern Sierra Double. ...

Another one from the Eastern Sierra Double. I'll get off my arse and write a trip report soon.

Some years, we get lucky and get a tailwind for the 30+ miles back to Bishop. This was one of...
06-06-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Riding the Eastern Sierra Double ...

Riding the Eastern Sierra Double


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06-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Seems appropriate ... ...

Seems appropriate ...

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06-01-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By Biker395

So I'm curious ... what advice would you give to...

So I'm curious ... what advice would you give to someone else in the same position you were in? I know everyone is different and there is no magic bullet ... just wondering what you think.
06-01-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Eastern Sierra Double this weekend. It rolls...

Eastern Sierra Double this weekend. It rolls right through here ... the June Lake Loop. If you look closely you can see the road angling up on the left side of Silver Lake out there ...
...
05-26-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Biker395

Lol ... funny you would mention that! I DID...

Lol ... funny you would mention that!

I DID wear the watch, but it inexplicably didn't start up again after lunch and then pooped out after about 160 miles. That makes for a funny looking route!...
05-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Biker395

My guess is that it was not really secure when it...

My guess is that it was not really secure when it was installed. There is a 4 mile section of gravel that probably rattled the end nut loose, and the rest was inevitable. She happened to discover...
05-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By Biker395

No worries, man. I know how printed media...

No worries, man. I know how printed media doesn't always make it plain that something is a genuine question. I found the info quite interesting, frankly. I'm going to look more into it. :thumb:
05-23-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Biker395

Davis Double Ride Report

Davis Double Ride Report

Iíve done quite a few doubles in California, but for some reason, never did the most popular of them all. The Davis Double. I had heard the route and support were great...
05-20-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By Biker395

Interesting! Thanks!

Interesting! Thanks!
05-19-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By Biker395

Honestly, I am skeptical of any claims like this...

Honestly, I am skeptical of any claims like this without double blind clinical trials to back it up (anecdotes are nice, but not evidence, IMHO).

Have you got links to those studies?
05-17-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,571
Posted By Biker395

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the...

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the highlights of the Eastern Sierra Double. ...
05-17-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Biker395

Thanks! I'm actually kinda excited for it. And...

Thanks! I'm actually kinda excited for it. And they just announced that the Eastern Sierra Double is going to happen, if nothing else, using leap frog support, which should be awesome. Hope I...
05-17-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,054
Posted By Biker395

I had the green light laser TURP to try to remedy...

I had the green light laser TURP to try to remedy prostatitis. I recovered from the surgery in a couple of weeks, and probably would have started riding after 3-4 weeks, but I had a relapse of the...
05-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,757
Posted By Biker395

This seems appropriate. ...

This seems appropriate.

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05-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Biker395

Thanks, everyone! Next weekend is my...

Thanks, everyone!



Next weekend is my first double century in quite a while. It's one of the "easier" ones ... only about 8000 feet of climbing. Ordinarily, not big deal, but we'll see. I...
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
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