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07-27-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By cthenn

The stories are endless, but how about the guy in...

The stories are endless, but how about the guy in Port Costa who killed a rider on McEwen Road several years ago, hid his truck, got away with it for several months, and when was finally caught,...
07-24-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By cthenn

What's even worse is not only is there a bike...

What's even worse is not only is there a bike lane, there's a bike lane AND a shoulder! It's practically 10 feet of buffer, and it still wasn't enough. Looks like based on your description, it's at...
07-22-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By cthenn

JFC. RIP Greg Knapp. edit: And to the...

JFC.

RIP Greg Knapp.

edit: And to the news media, F off it's not a "bike crash" he was run over by a GD car. "Bike crash" or "accident" is offensive.
07-21-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By cthenn

Good find, took me a minute to see it, but yeah,...

Good find, took me a minute to see it, but yeah, it's totally visible from the street, anyone from the area know if this still exists and is useable?
07-21-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By cthenn

I heard on the news this morning when reporting...

I heard on the news this morning when reporting this story that a car had "swerved" into the bike lane and hit him. Unfortunately that can happen anywhere, he was at the wrong place at the wrong...
07-20-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By cthenn

Jeez, there's zero warning there...it's a guard...

Jeez, there's zero warning there...it's a guard rail and what looks like a big drop off then all of a sudden POW! I always think about these kinds of things going down Diablo, coming around a blind...
07-20-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By cthenn

The intersection of Bollinger at Dougherty does...

The intersection of Bollinger at Dougherty does have decent bike lanes. Cars can get some ridiculous speeds through that corridor, but I never found it particularly dicey. All it takes is one dummy...
07-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By cthenn

We should keep a thread like this active all the...

We should keep a thread like this active all the time for Bay Area road work, I live in the East Bay, so often times don't look into other areas, and wouldn't want to go somewhere far only to run...
07-15-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,694
Posted By cthenn

Well of course, yeah I mean the only stop signs I...

Well of course, yeah I mean the only stop signs I really blow through are exactly these...the far side of a T-intx. There's really no reason to stop, especially when there's a dedicated bike lane. ...
07-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By cthenn

The one in Oregon is absolutely monstrous!...

The one in Oregon is absolutely monstrous! Imagine if we get offshore winds, ugh! The marine influence this year has been very impressive, apart from a few (extreme) heatwaves, this summer has been...
07-15-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,694
Posted By cthenn

If they were being real, that would be the reason...

If they were being real, that would be the reason the couple above would use. Most of the time, a cop is not staked out waiting to bust cyclists for stop sign violations, especially on the far side...
07-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By cthenn

Gosh Darn Wahoo!!!

Man how the mighty have fallen. Used to love my Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, but it's just been getting more and more buggy over the years. I have an ongoing list of issues, but the latest one is the sudden...
07-14-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By cthenn

I had to turn around once on Pinehurst this...

I had to turn around once on Pinehurst this winter when a tree fell over the roadway and work crews were clearing it. It was a 15 mile detour at the end of a long hard ride that sucked...
07-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By cthenn

Upcoming road closures, East Bay (major detours!)

I've been made aware of some upcoming road work which will cause major impacts to the cycling community due to road closures. First one will be on Happy Valley Road, just east of Bear Creek Road, for...
07-05-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By cthenn

I never updated it, but yes, I was able to get...

I never updated it, but yes, I was able to get around the closures. The officers were all very polite, and it was definitely a fun run through the area. It was cool and cloudy and very quiet, and it...
07-04-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By cthenn

GP Blvd road closure

I read that GP Blvd is closed to cars today for the 4th, does anyone know if cyclists are allowed through? Last minute post here lol I'm going to leave in about an hour so if anyone knows!?
07-01-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By cthenn

I can still remember the time I was riding up Mt....

I can still remember the time I was riding up Mt. Hamilton and just as a car sped around me, a huge deer jumped out in front of the car and got smashed head on. The deer slides for probably a hundred...
07-01-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By cthenn

Heatmap is your friend! You can link up any...

Heatmap is your friend! You can link up any number of roads into almost any length/climbing ride you want.
07-01-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By cthenn

Thanks for the link. Funny, the Street View of...

Thanks for the link. Funny, the Street View of that water fountain location shows a big garbage can on top of it, assume from Covid times? Good to know it's operable again, thank you!...
07-01-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By cthenn

I just remember hearing about a rider who was...

I just remember hearing about a rider who was killed on Alhambra Valley Road (going down the Pig Farm Hill) when a group of turkeys ran across the road and he ran into them. Also, there are pictures...
07-01-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By cthenn

For the time being, the wind direction has been...

For the time being, the wind direction has been SW, so let's hope it continues. Once we get the offshore flow, all of that smoke will be coming right down on top of us. Those fires up north, even...
06-29-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By cthenn

First of all, great comment, super...

First of all, great comment, super helpful:rolleyes:. I would ask if you have anything useful to contribute to the discussion, but I can see by your location (Illinois) that you probably don't. Never...
06-29-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By cthenn

Since we're on the topic of San Mateo...

Since we're on the topic of San Mateo riding/water, is the spigot still working near the top of Page Mill? A short distance below the Monte Bello open space parking there was a spigot in a random...
06-23-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By cthenn

Need more of em. Too many friggin' deer and...

Need more of em. Too many friggin' deer and turkeys and pigs. They are out of control, esp the turkeys.
06-06-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By cthenn

Sunol to Palomares is ok, it's only sketchy...

Sunol to Palomares is ok, it's only sketchy because of the speeds. Otherwise it's not much different than a number of other country roads with little to no shoulder. The scariest part are the two...
05-16-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By cthenn

The last few times I've been up there (GP area)...

The last few times I've been up there (GP area) I've seen OPD parked in various places off the road. Has anyone else been up there and seen the same thing, or have heard of any new thefts occurring?...
04-15-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By cthenn

I'm sure the city will deem that a hazard and...

I'm sure the city will deem that a hazard and remove it. It just really ticks me off that these roundabouts take zero consideration for cyclists and pedestrians. We live in a car world and the rest...
04-15-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By cthenn

All I know is that I HATE HATE HATE roundabouts. ...

All I know is that I HATE HATE HATE roundabouts. They are deathtraps for cyclists. The one from article I assume is at Olympic and Pleasant Hill Rd, which I go through several times a week. It is...
04-13-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By cthenn

thanks for the additional info. Seems like this...

thanks for the additional info. Seems like this is completely legit. Insane...guess I'm gonna avoid that area for the time being! Almost unbelievable that someone would try something on that road, in...
04-03-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By cthenn

Exactly, I'm having trouble understanding the...

Exactly, I'm having trouble understanding the actual logistics of pulling this off. The article quotes some vaguely scuzzy "primered" and "racy" cars, so how exactly do they take the bike? You get...
04-03-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By cthenn

Guess I'll reply here. This story is a bit...

Guess I'll reply here. This story is a bit troublesome for me. Obviously armed bike thefts are a serious thing, and I'm not calling BS on this, but after reading the article, I only have more...
02-21-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By cthenn

Alameda Diablo has never been a problem for me. ...

Alameda Diablo has never been a problem for me. There is often a police officer at the stop sign where the road forks halfway up AD, but haven't had a problem with the residents. Haven't ridden CA...
02-21-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By cthenn

They have closed off the spigots at the ranger...

They have closed off the spigots at the ranger house just below the NG junction. They also closed off the "quick fill" spigot at the SG kiosk, but the fountain still works. Looks like they are...
02-11-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By cthenn

If you are off the road, you are probably more...

If you are off the road, you are probably more likely to be ok, but you are technically breaking the rules. There are many different rangers who work that park, so there's no way to know which one...
02-11-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By cthenn

Saw a message on FB that the "richard" who lived...

Saw a message on FB that the "richard" who lived on Calle Arroyo has moved. Perhaps the thought of plebian cyclists and HS thugs cycling and running on "his" road was too much and he vacated the...
11-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By cthenn

I was wondering how long it would take for the...

I was wondering how long it would take for the crybabies to show up:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By cthenn

I forget where I got it, but I have one that's a...

I forget where I got it, but I have one that's a perfect size, something like 4'x6' and it's made out of a dense foam/rubber that has some give, but is also grippy. Kind of like a yoga mat, but...
11-12-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By cthenn

Yeah, I'd rather be cold for 15 minutes than...

Yeah, I'd rather be cold for 15 minutes than carry jackets and be overdressed for 3 hours.

OP, if your knee/leg warmers are falling off, then you're doing it wrong :p. There are plenty of makers...
11-01-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,694
Posted By cthenn

All the time. Most riders are pretty good about...

All the time. Most riders are pretty good about doing it, but the greatest joy I've gotten is watching some dooshy e-bike rider blow a stop sign only to be pulled over by a cop. It brought a tear to...
10-01-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

100+ the next 2 days at least with crappy air...

100+ the next 2 days at least with crappy air quality. 2020 is so wack.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,177
Posted By cthenn

Grossly misinformed. :rolleyes:

Grossly misinformed. :rolleyes:
09-15-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

Looks like starting today into Thursday or maybe...

Looks like starting today into Thursday or maybe Friday the skies might finally clear for a bit! Hoping it holds through the weekend, but I'll take what I can get.
09-13-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

I ended up riding outdoors today. AQI was 160's...

I ended up riding outdoors today. AQI was 160's or 120's, depending on the conversion. Visibility was terrible, but the air wasn't choking, actually seemed ok. At this point, I'll bet the majority of...
09-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

I think we as individuals have to do what we're...

I think we as individuals have to do what we're most comfortable with. I know what kind of exposure I can personally take before I feel the short term effects. Even yesterday, I didn't go "outside"...
09-12-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

Another morning with terrible AQI, but it doesn't...

Another morning with terrible AQI, but it doesn't have a choking smoke smell. I think with all the smoke and low clouds we've been blanketed with the past several days has trapped in smog and...
09-11-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

It seems the past few days with ash have been...

It seems the past few days with ash have been worse for me than those days where it just has a smoke smell in the air. The AQI may be "better" lately, but I definitely feel it in my sinuses, throat,...
09-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/492x549/ba_956f193679b11a17694b66f57c937307a0f2fb1d.jpg

I can't even anymore...:troll:
09-10-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 134,928
Posted By cthenn

Beautiful view from the top today, for anyone who...

Beautiful view from the top today, for anyone who wants it...:mad:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/951x539/diablo_e2b19a4c7cfe56efba74aa8f2b61b58351f4e930.jpg
09-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,883
Posted By cthenn

Nicely put. Yesterday, apart from falling ash,...

Nicely put. Yesterday, apart from falling ash, the air wasn't terrible. Today it smells like pollution and soot and smoke, and the numbers reflect it. There's more of a grey cast to the sky, vs...
09-10-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By cthenn

There are reports of golf balls and other objects...

There are reports of golf balls and other objects being thrown at cyclists, from one particular resident, and for several weeks recently there was a security guard posted at the entrance of Calle...
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