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Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 372
Posted By TakingMyTime

I buy my cars outright (new or used) and drive...

I buy my cars outright (new or used) and drive them until they don't drive any more. Probably 1/2 of the cars I've owned had to be towed from my house and were either given away or scrapped for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By TakingMyTime

I do like several of the Defy Advanced models...

I do like several of the Defy Advanced models they're offering. But... pictures are one thing, being able to test ride one in a store is another.
07-23-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

Tacked on another 57 miles down to Newport Beach.

Tacked on another 57 miles down to Newport Beach.
07-21-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for the input. I was worried that the...

Thanks for the input. I was worried that the homeless may have left Anaheim and moved further north. Normal bike path idiots I can handle.
07-21-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've had a few friends coming down with colds and...

I've had a few friends coming down with colds and verified it was not Covid. There seems to be something going around. Hope you're able to get back on your bike soon.
07-21-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

I just realized this I WILL because I thought...

I just realized this I WILL because I thought that this weekend was the end of the month and I've got 1 more week to go !!!!
07-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for the info. YL Park looks like it might...

Thanks for the info. YL Park looks like it might be a nice turn-a-round point coming up from the beach. The park looks to be about 8 miles North of Anaheim Stadium. What's the "safety" factor for...
07-21-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

57 miles this morning on PCH down to the South...

57 miles this morning on PCH down to the South end of Newport Beach / Crystal Cove. Same ride as the last 3 days. Just working on extending my mileage. I'm also closing in on a biggest month for...
07-21-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By TakingMyTime

Question about the Northern part of the SART

Since I've never ridden the SART north of Ball/Taft I was hoping someone here could give me the rundown on what is in store for me if I venture further up towards Green River (or even further). My...
07-21-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By TakingMyTime

We have several of those stands which in a...

We have several of those stands which in a perfect world would have all the accessorial tools still attached i.e. allen keys and screwdrivers. But unfortunately they are usually stripped clean. ...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 915
Posted By TakingMyTime

Several years ago one of the largest encampments...

Several years ago one of the largest encampments here in So Cal (Orange County) was finally broken up. Although everyone was given the opportunity to receive a voucher for 90 days in a hotel,...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 637
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have never labored under the assumption that...

I have never labored under the assumption that anything that is sent by me either via email or SMS is secure. But with FB you're not making them work for it. Also, on FB I think most people are...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 637
Posted By TakingMyTime

Trust me, you don't need FB. All they are doing...

Trust me, you don't need FB. All they are doing is harvesting your info and selling it to anyone who wants it. There are a million other ways of communicating with your friends and family that...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By TakingMyTime

Same here. I was wondering why it seems like...

Same here. I was wondering why it seems like Ralphs is the only place experiencing this shortage.
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By TakingMyTime

Change (dimes, quarters etc) shortages near you?

I was in our local Ralphs (big chain supermarket) and for the last 2 weeks they are not able to make chainge and if you don't have exact change they ask if they can put it on your Ralphs card. ...
07-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

53 miles from El Dorado Park then South on PCH...

53 miles from El Dorado Park then South on PCH and back. I went 1 1/4 miles further than on Friday and still beat Friday's time by 3 minutes. I think the weekend rest helped.
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,016
Posted By TakingMyTime

Trust me, if I wasn't married we'd have about...

Trust me, if I wasn't married we'd have about 1/5th the stuff we have in our house and garage now.

Back on subject: Most things that I've found that interest me and have turned into what one might...
07-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

52 miles today from El Dorado Park in Long Beach...

52 miles today from El Dorado Park in Long Beach to Crystal Cover Newport Beach. Rode PCH most of the way and forgot how much traffic there is when everyone's rushing to work... ouch! It was a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,887
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't ride 12 months a year, so each season it...

I don't ride 12 months a year, so each season it usually takes me a while to build up to 40 mile rides. I pick a comfortable mileage for my first ride and will do that 2 or 3 times. I then start...
07-13-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

My hat's off to you. My Trek 5200 is wearing...

My hat's off to you. My Trek 5200 is wearing some 23mm conti 4000's right now and with all the additional mileage I'm doing they're scaring the heck out of me. Unfortunately, this bike won't take...
07-10-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

This is just a weekly report since I haven't been...

This is just a weekly report since I haven't been posting as much as before. 2 x 60 miles and 1 x 13 miles this week. My friends and I are exploring the bike paths out in the Irvine area. That...
07-06-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 304,991
Posted By TakingMyTime

I installed a new chain and boy is it making a...

I installed a new chain and boy is it making a heck of a difference. This think is as quiet as it gets. I waited way too long.
07-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

2 rides of 12 miles each on the 4th. The 08:30...

2 rides of 12 miles each on the 4th. The 08:30 ride down to Seal Beach on the SGRT was packed with bike club riders zipping by. It wasn't as crowded as expected but it was still a lot more crowded...
07-03-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By TakingMyTime

I appreciate the tips. For some reason I thought...

I appreciate the tips. For some reason I thought these were going to be something REALLY hard to find so I just started here. Next time I know...
07-03-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By TakingMyTime

Plastic caps as alternate to water bottle cage bolts.

I'm not sure the subject line fully explains what I'm looking for so let me try and explain a little better.

My Trek FX originally came with little black plastic caps that covered the bolt holes...
07-02-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

42 miles on Monday and another 62 yesterday. ...

42 miles on Monday and another 62 yesterday. Mostly just the usual meandering rides along the coast, SART and lots of Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine etc. I'm really feeling good about finally being able...
06-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

62 miles yesterday from Huntington Beach and then...

62 miles yesterday from Huntington Beach and then throughout Irvine etc. Mostly bike paths, PCH > SART > then though Santa Ana > Santiago Creek Trail > Jamboree to Portola > Peter's Creek trail >...
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yes, I realize prices always go up. It's...

Yes, I realize prices always go up.

It's just that lately it seems to have increased quite rapidly. As I said in my original post... the wife and I like to hit up a couple of restaurants a week...
Forum: Foo
06-25-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By TakingMyTime

Are prices going up near you?

I'm not going to get into a huge discussion about inflation and the politics and forces behind it. But, all I know is that things are starting to get a lot more expensive around here. Groceries are...
06-20-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

Glad to hear you're ok. Hope you heal soon.

Glad to hear you're ok. Hope you heal soon.
06-20-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By TakingMyTime

We can probably take this to another level so... ...

We can probably take this to another level so... When you say "slipping", is it really slipping or jumping to another cog on your cassette (not freewheel)? When does this happen? Are there any...
06-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm sorry, either I'm reading this wrong or...

I'm sorry, either I'm reading this wrong or something.... but I'm finding it really hard to believe you got 22620 miles out of a new stock tire even under the best of circumstances. To further...
Forum: Foo
06-19-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 784
Posted By TakingMyTime

If you're using Chrome you can disable its use of...

If you're using Chrome you can disable its use of 3rd party cookies in the settings section. This won't necessarily eliminate the sites you're trying to avoid but it will knock down a lot of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By TakingMyTime

Just make sure you set aside some time to do it...

Just make sure you set aside some time to do it properly. I would suggest tearing the bike down completely to the frame and then do each grit for a couple of days. Once you start to hand sand down...
06-18-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did find out they named it... ‘Long Beach...

I did find out they named it... ‘Long Beach International Gateway Bridge’

I found this article but it doesn't say anything about the bike path....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have a 2002 Trek 5200. It was in pretty bad...

I have a 2002 Trek 5200. It was in pretty bad shape when I got it. All the decals were torn and there were several minor nicks in the carbon frame but noth8ing severe enough to warrant any kind of...
Forum: Foo
06-15-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By TakingMyTime

When I was in my early 20's I got a job at a...

When I was in my early 20's I got a job at a local city park. That year was incredible. I was outdoors 99.5% of the time.

I don't get out (camping or off the grid) as much as I should and I do...
06-14-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

I haven't been posting several of my rides lately...

I haven't been posting several of my rides lately since they are mostly just what I would call boring and uneventful. Today I rode straight down Ball Road from my house to Disneyland. So many of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By TakingMyTime

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it...

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it inside and connect it to your charger and top it off. It will then be ready for your next ride, no worries. It's that simple.
06-13-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By TakingMyTime

Garmin Connect will do exactly what you want it...

Garmin Connect will do exactly what you want it to do. Within the online software there is a section named "Reports" which will allow you to pull up about 14 different reports from Avg Speed to Avg...
06-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By TakingMyTime

That's the thing, anywhere you go is probably...

That's the thing, anywhere you go is probably going to be pretty slim pickins'.

Have your tried Jax Bikes? If you go to their website you can drill down so that you can see what they actually...
06-07-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely scope out...

Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely scope out that route.. My buddies and I have been experimenting with the different paths and roads in that area lately. This Wednesday we're going to exit the SD...
06-07-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By TakingMyTime

As ooga-booga said... I'm not sure any shops...

As ooga-booga said... I'm not sure any shops will let you try them on. My last helmet was bought online and even the online selection was pretty slim.
06-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

Friday: 46 miles. From the Wetlands in...

Friday: 46 miles. From the Wetlands in Huntington Beach along the coast to the SART, North on the SART to Edinger and then East on Edinger. That section was a mess. Even though Santa Ana had some...
06-02-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

Broke out my carbon road bike for the first time...

Broke out my carbon road bike for the first time this year. What a difference from my aluminum Trek FX Hybrid. It felt like I was riding with a tail wind no matter where I was. 37 miles from...
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 973
Posted By TakingMyTime

Just hanging our at home. Staying off the bike...

Just hanging our at home. Staying off the bike for the most part of the weekend. Around here the local beaches fill up with rookies riding on the bike paths and turning them into virtual mine...
05-25-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

40 miles on the SGRT today. Rode with a friend...

40 miles on the SGRT today. Rode with a friend and the time and miles really flew by when you're engaged in conversation for the majority of the ride. We got out a little early and we weren't...
05-23-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

Getting from Culver City to SB would not be much...

Getting from Culver City to SB would not be much fun. If you're looking for some smooth miles you might want to drive to the Santa Fe Dam which is at the North end of the San Gabriel River Trail...
05-23-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By TakingMyTime

I met an interesting guy in Seal Beach

Saturday morning I was taking a break at the end of the SGRT in Seal Beach. This guy comes flying up, stops and starts checking his computer, watch etc. The funny thing was that he was 74 (I...
05-23-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 97,762
Posted By TakingMyTime

This weekend were 2 short rides down to Seal...

This weekend were 2 short rides down to Seal Beach and back. Saturday was to recover from Friday's ride and today my wife wanted to ride and she's just getting back into it again so we took it nice...
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