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02-22-24, 08:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,202
Posted By CAT7RDR

"On your left." I cannot fix societal...

"On your left."

I cannot fix societal problems that women need to be highly cautious (fearful) of men in general.
02-20-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By CAT7RDR

So going by the Slime website for a 2"x29" tire I...

So going by the Slime website for a 2"x29" tire I would need about 7-8 ounces per tire.
Perhaps that 7-8 ounces per tire would be better suited for a more robust tire?
02-18-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but...

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but why when I can have the Whittier Hills to mostly myself?
Started mostly cloudy and ended in partly sunny in the 60's. Building back up for a 60 mile...
02-17-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By CAT7RDR

I was waiting for "you crash it, you bought it"...

I was waiting for "you crash it, you bought it" phrase.
02-15-24, 08:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,579
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have a 2014 Trek Marlin 6 for ten years and...

I have a 2014 Trek Marlin 6 for ten years and beside wearing out brakes and drivetrain parts it has 30K on the clock without a hiccup.
Built like a tank.
02-11-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Still getting back into the groove of riding on a...

Still getting back into the groove of riding on a sunny brisk morning.
22 miles and 2.9K of climb in Turnbull Canyon.
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/146610417...
02-09-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,176
Posted By CAT7RDR

That's why I'm only Cat 7. I cannot keep up...

That's why I'm only Cat 7.
I cannot keep up with the Cat 6 commuter crowd.
02-07-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,707
Posted By CAT7RDR

it wasn't your time to go. I ride solo 99% of...

it wasn't your time to go.
I ride solo 99% of the time but realize at 60 y/o, having a riding buddy or group would be wise.

Edit: I was involved in an accident from a dropped chain and flipping...
02-05-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have had a Glen of Imaal Terrier for the past 5...

I have had a Glen of Imaal Terrier for the past 5 years.
He has bitten me 7 times and the last time, two years ago, included an urgent care visit for me.
He was a shelter rescue from the High...
02-04-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By CAT7RDR

Early on, arriving at my car after a long ride on...

Early on, arriving at my car after a long ride on a MUP, I forgot to clip out of my pedals.
Did the ole timber onto the asphalt.

Did it one other time after climbing a tough hill and while...
01-28-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

First ride of any consequence since COVID over...

First ride of any consequence since COVID over Christmas.
The loss of conditioning, flexibility, core strength and comfort on a proper road bike was quite evident, but as long as I keep the rubber...
01-25-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,054
Posted By CAT7RDR

I'm waiting for a definitive answer from Larry. ...

I'm waiting for a definitive answer from Larry.
Then, the thread will have credence. :D
01-22-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,089
Posted By CAT7RDR

Two full blown dune buggies blasting past me at...

Two full blown dune buggies blasting past me at 40 mph kicking up pebbles, dust and a fume cloud.
Just another day on a SoCal MUP. :rolleyes:
01-18-24, 09:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,518
Posted By CAT7RDR

Make your own calorie dense GORP (trail mix).

Make your own calorie dense GORP (trail mix).
01-14-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

First ride back from COVID since Christmas Day....

First ride back from COVID since Christmas Day. Much milder sx's than the previous variant in 2021.
Big plans to regain some fitness but my FD rapidfire shifter failed 6 miles out. I was able to...
01-13-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,346
Posted By CAT7RDR

It is the "Golden Rule" of cycling to help others...

It is the "Golden Rule" of cycling to help others if welcomed.
I had my butt saved once by a roadie who took pity on me when I managed to damage the valves of my two spare tubes with a faulty pump....
01-05-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,482
Posted By CAT7RDR

My brother died of a massive HA at 46 y/o. I...

My brother died of a massive HA at 46 y/o.
I had been hiking for years but burned out on that and needed something else. At 50 y/o I re-started cycling after a 25 year hiatus.
Fear of an early...
01-04-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

My first coaster brakes on my Stingray. There.

My first coaster brakes on my Stingray.
There.
01-01-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,250
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just a recreational rider that enjoys climbs. ...

Just a recreational rider that enjoys climbs.
If I can tune out and forget I'm climbing, I'm content with my effort.
Almost 60 y/o now, and fighting COVID this week, so there will be some mental...
12-30-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By CAT7RDR

You might look at aerotech designs bibs/shorts...

You might look at aerotech designs bibs/shorts sizing for plus size women.
https://aerotechdesigns.com/plusbikeshorts.html/
12-23-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,750
Posted By CAT7RDR

Never have toured but I have camped and used the...

Never have toured but I have camped and used the campground as a hub for several rides in the Eastern Sierra.
This is something to consider if money is tight or could better be used elsewhere?...
12-22-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By CAT7RDR

My favorite are the catalytic converter thieves...

My favorite are the catalytic converter thieves that are crushed by the vehicle when their jacks fail.
If the recycling companies worked with law enforcement, these types of targeted thefts would...
12-21-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,271
Posted By CAT7RDR

Similarly, I'm always watchful of $60,000...

Similarly, I'm always watchful of $60,000 vehicles that do not have turn signals when they start pulling away from a curb.
12-20-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,534
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Pepperbelly, congratulations on your weight...

^^^^^ Pepperbelly, congratulations on your weight loss and better fitness.
I have plateaued at about 210 lbs at 6'2" with a high of about 260 lbs.
For me, to get down to 190 lbs, I will have to...
12-20-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,534
Posted By CAT7RDR

Mix it up. Add days of hiking around the lake. ...

Mix it up. Add days of hiking around the lake.
A 10K will activate other muscles and improve your endurance.

What is your goal?
Overweight can mean different things to different people.
I would...
12-19-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

My backyard. I've hiked those trails hundreds of...

My backyard. I've hiked those trails hundreds of times long before it was Otterbein Park and the Puente Hills Habitat going back to the 1970's.
It was ranchland at that time and barbwire fencing...
Forum: Northeast
12-18-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By CAT7RDR

You might want to checkout Traveling Thru's...

You might want to checkout Traveling Thru's youtube channel for some ideas:
He has recently toured the Lake Champlain area and the Vermont Trail.
12-15-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,214
Posted By CAT7RDR

Varies due to responsibilities at home with aged...

Varies due to responsibilities at home with aged parents and a home remodel.
Best year about 10K a few years ago.
Now? Maybe 3K this year.
I do not keep a record of actual miles until the past 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,620
Posted By CAT7RDR

The earth moves at 492,126 miles per hour through...

The earth moves at 492,126 miles per hour through the Milky Way Galaxy.
We are all tied for first!!!
12-07-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 17,440
Posted By CAT7RDR

I just like the look of the retro La Vie Claire...

I just like the look of the retro La Vie Claire Mondrian and Toshiba jerseys.
The fact that LeMond represented them is icing on the cake.
I get compliments on the retro look.
11-28-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,926
Posted By CAT7RDR

The local group rides for me would be about a...

The local group rides for me would be about a 10-12 mile ride to get to the start point. There's a couple hours spent. It is far easier to just ride from home, at my pace, with a great selection of...
11-25-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Spent the morning in Turnbull Canyon. And, why...

Spent the morning in Turnbull Canyon. And, why not? Perfect postcard day, low traffic and a lot of clubs out today.
Had planned on an easy stroll up to Santa Fe Dam area but the tight jersey...
11-22-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,715
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most of the streets I ride do not have bike...

Most of the streets I ride do not have bike lanes.
Bike lanes in my area are linked with high speed traffic, truck traffic and often are debris fields.
I'll gladly let e-bikes take over bike...
11-16-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By CAT7RDR

Multi-purpose urban-touring tire.

Multi-purpose urban-touring tire.
11-14-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,345
Posted By CAT7RDR

Carry two tubes and a patch kit. Since swapping...

Carry two tubes and a patch kit.
Since swapping over to more robust tires, I have not had a flat going on 2+ years.
Prefer to swap tubes before patches.
Do not see a need for tubeless at this...
11-07-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

I am a firm believer in that as well. Only issue...

I am a firm believer in that as well. Only issue is I have a 20-25 mile ride just to get to the foot of the San Gabriel Mtns and a 2K-3K worth of climb. It makes for a challenging and long day to do...
11-05-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Nice clear day with low humidity and mild breezes...

Nice clear day with low humidity and mild breezes made for an O/B down to Seal Beach via Turnbull Cyn into Whittier and down the SGRT. Several clubs out today and only two motorcycles. Took Coyote...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By CAT7RDR

If going fast is not your concern and getting fit...

If going fast is not your concern and getting fit is, consider a touring bike as an option.
Most are made of mid grade steel and have wide gear ranges. You will be more upright and the wheelsets...
10-29-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By CAT7RDR

I converted my MTB to a rigid hybrid and run...

I converted my MTB to a rigid hybrid and run Schwalbe Marathons 1.75 and will be going down to Supremes 40 mm width next tire change.
10-22-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,008
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have been saving my last few Chocolate-Cherry...

I have been saving my last few Chocolate-Cherry with the 100mg of Crack added.
Might donate them to The Smithsonian in due time.
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,587
Posted By CAT7RDR

Never have toured but would like to next year. It...

Never have toured but would like to next year. It does appeal to me to try at least a few times.
Looking at SoCal mountain routes starting from home that I could make a mostly road 4-5 day loop out...
10-10-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,606
Posted By CAT7RDR

I credit cycling with a renaissance in the...

I credit cycling with a renaissance in the bedroom.
No, I do not mean better and more sleep. :D
10-09-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

It's pretty crazy on the MUPS these days. The...

It's pretty crazy on the MUPS these days. The Sunday morning before last while on the SGRT heading north, I was rudely passed at about 40 mph by two full on gas Dune Buggies. They exited an open gate...
10-05-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,553
Posted By CAT7RDR

After never liking the feel or fear of having my...

After never liking the feel or fear of having my phone/DL/CC/cash accidently coming out of my rear center jersey pocket, I switched to a stem bag that can hold spare lights, gels, phone, cash/cards...
10-01-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,400
Posted By CAT7RDR

What is important to me is the company's...

What is important to me is the company's integrity and my trust in the company producing cranksets or any components that could potentially fail and lead to catastrophic accidents.

I've seen first...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,067
Posted By CAT7RDR

My average loop ride outside my door is about...

My average loop ride outside my door is about 120' per mile.
If I feel up to it and include the steeper grades, that can kick up to 150' per mile....
09-28-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,400
Posted By CAT7RDR

Legit question. now that it's been inspected, are...

Legit question. now that it's been inspected, are you confident It won't fail in the future? Or, will it be in the back of your mind on every ride?

For me, this would nag at me and I am...
09-23-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you want fast, descend Mt Baldy Rd. If you...

If you want fast, descend Mt Baldy Rd.
If you want one of the most scenic, fun and worthwhile descents, try Glendora Ridge Rd and GMR.
You will still climb about 1,000 feet via GRR.
Take your...
09-22-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,603
Posted By CAT7RDR

Balaclava. Wide selection of varying materials...

Balaclava. Wide selection of varying materials and weights.
Great for those mountain rides when you want to cover your neck, ears, head and up to your nose.
Not endorsing any brand....
09-17-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 338,928
Posted By CAT7RDR

Late start this morning thinking the fog and...

Late start this morning thinking the fog and clouds would clear for some afternoon sunshine - never happened.
Dreary is the word. Did seven repeats along Turnbull Canyon Rd. Lower back started...
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