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08-03-22, 04:39 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Recovery

Monday's metric century on a fixed gear along SGRT was in preparation for a full century, but I have decided to add a freewheel for that. Gonna have to do some mods to the bike. I would have to add a...
08-03-22, 04:32 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Nothing blocking this trail. I did see a closure...

Nothing blocking this trail. I did see a closure on SGRT in Bellflower a couple of weeks ago. That will be going on for months. I talked to one of the construction workers. They're burying a...
08-02-22, 07:42 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Rode a metric century on a fixed gear bike-no...

Rode a metric century on a fixed gear bike-no free wheel, though I was wishing for one toward the end. Mostly flat Santa Ana River Trail is just about sixty two miles end to end and back. I actually...
08-02-22, 07:26 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Metric Century on a Fixie.

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End of the line. Too much hill.
Due to circumstances beyond my control...
07-26-22, 02:18 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

I do believe you are a troll

I do believe you are a troll
07-26-22, 10:12 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

My situation is either commuting to work, or...

My situation is either commuting to work, or riding for fitness. I like to get where I am going as fast as I can go. I am competing against myself, and so far I'm winning. I do not want to have no...
07-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

7/1- 17.0mi 7/3- 39.5mi 7-4- 37.0mi. 7-7-...

7/1- 17.0mi
7/3- 39.5mi
7-4- 37.0mi.
7-7- 27.5mi
7-10- 20.0mi
7-13- 22.5mi
7-15- 66.0mi
7-18- 16.0mi
7-20- 17.5mi
7-21- 25.0mi
07-22-22, 01:12 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

I had a conversation with a PR flak with LA MTA...

I had a conversation with a PR flak with LA MTA over some dustup I had with bikes on transit. She looked me in the face and said she rode too. I asked her how often and how many miles a week and she...
07-19-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,319
Posted By igorgroks

Joggers (yes I know it "runners" but I also like...

Joggers (yes I know it "runners" but I also like the tweak the Trekkers by calling them Trekkies.) often run in the bike lanes because there is a common myth that asphalt is softer than concrete, and...
07-18-22, 08:52 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Las Olas in SC is da bomb. One of my favorites...

Las Olas in SC is da bomb. One of my favorites southbound.
07-17-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 143
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Posted By igorgroks

I regularly ride a fixed gear on a flattish...

I regularly ride a fixed gear on a flattish riverside trail. My speed varies quite a bit and there are a couple of segments where I sometimes do TT's all out. Both are about a mile long. Strava tells...
07-17-22, 07:39 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

On a Happier Note.

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Warner Ave, Huntington Beach CA. Pacific Ocean about a mile in the...
07-17-22, 07:31 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

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San Gabriel River, Pico Rivera CA, just south of L.A....
07-17-22, 07:24 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Looking at photos of that "great" Dutch bike...

Looking at photos of that "great" Dutch bike infrastructure it would seem it is intended to slow bikes down so much helmets are less necessary. I like going faster than possible when you are mixed...
07-17-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

Don't know if he is a troll, but miles do matter....

Don't know if he is a troll, but miles do matter. If you do a hundred miles at fifteen mph you will have done it in less time than if you had at twelve, but would have been burning calories at a...
07-17-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,217
Posted By igorgroks

Santa Fe Springs CA.

Industrial area on the south side of L.A.
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Bloomfield just north of...
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07-17-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By igorgroks

Steve Buscemi is killed in more films than any...

Steve Buscemi is killed in more films than any other actor.

If Voyager 1 (the faster of the two) were aimed at the nearest star to the sun (it isn't) it would arrive in about seventy thousand...
07-16-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,319
Posted By igorgroks

In California all bikes are by law vehicles....

In California all bikes are by law vehicles. E-bikes have motors. QED.
07-16-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By igorgroks

I pump to 5 psi over the rated max because bike...

I pump to 5 psi over the rated max because bike tires seem to lose pressure over time and I will finish the day at max pressure, and not have to pump for several days. When I do pump, about once a...
07-16-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By igorgroks

I will chime in that what truly alarms me, even...

I will chime in that what truly alarms me, even more than intoxicated drivers is that fact that law enforcement focuses on drunk drivers and zero on distracted/texting drivers. I see these all the...
07-16-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By igorgroks

That's the Metrolink, not the Amtrak. Last time I...

That's the Metrolink, not the Amtrak. Last time I took Amtrak they put the bike in the baggage car.
07-16-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By igorgroks

They had a gate closed and marked trail closed...

They had a gate closed and marked trail closed about a mile north of the actual construction. Someone before me had forced it open so why not? I went through and rode right up to where the...
07-16-22, 07:42 AM
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Views: 278
Posted By igorgroks

That wasn't an option. That side was not bike...

That wasn't an option. That side was not bike trail at that spot, and the trenching is going under the channel perpendicular to it.
07-15-22, 10:07 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Accidentally did a metric century on a fixie.

First of all, I should have checked this forum before taking the Metrolink up to LA. Got off at Norwalk/SantaFe Springs to check out a route to the SGRT I have been scouting by satellite. I took...
07-15-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

7/1- 17.21mi 7/3- 39.40mi 7-4- 37.00mi. ...

7/1- 17.21mi
7/3- 39.40mi
7-4- 37.00mi.
7-7- 27.70mi
7-10- 20.06mi
7-13- 22.48mi
7-15- planned 40, circumstances pushed it to 66.

230 mi
07-14-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

Been away since 7/4

7/1- 17.21mi
7/3- 39.40mi
7-4- 37.00mi.
7-7- 27.70mi
7-10- 20.06mi
7-13- 22.48mi

164 mi

Heading to SART tomorrow for 40.
07-04-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

Pogerse.

7/1- 17.21mi
7/3- 39.40mi
7-4- 37.00mi.

93.6 total.
07-04-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

Nailed a squirrel two days ago. Saw a scurry by...

Nailed a squirrel two days ago. Saw a scurry by the side of the path then a pronounced thump at my rear wheel. Looked behind to see it run into the bushes across the path. Would have stopped to...
07-03-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

Pogerse Rpt.

7/1- 17.21mi*
7/3- 39.40mi

*official distance. Started recording a mile or two late.

56.6 total.
07-01-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,385
Posted By igorgroks

Dunno. I found a flat spot.

Dunno. I found a flat spot.
07-01-22, 09:20 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

100 by the 15th. Right now only have a fixed gear...

100 by the 15th. Right now only have a fixed gear bike-long story. Planning a century on the SART with it by the end of the year....
06-27-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,217
Posted By igorgroks

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Fully fixed. Rarely ridden on streets. Right now it is my only bike and...
06-25-22, 03:44 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Very recently my view on the subject has shifted...

Very recently my view on the subject has shifted slightly. First of all one thing that has not changed is my view that much anti-helmet sentiment is a form of science denialism.

It's physics.
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06-21-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,275
Posted By igorgroks

Started without a goal. Only back on the bike a...

Started without a goal. Only back on the bike a couple of months since bad crash last year. 214 so far.
06-21-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Saturday I watched a few teams depart, then...

Saturday I watched a few teams depart, then "crashed" the ride to where I was parked at the Santa Fe Avenue end of the SLR trail. Tried to grab a pull on two of the teams that passed me. Managed to...
06-21-22, 07:49 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

I rode with clipless pedals for years. It isn't...

I rode with clipless pedals for years. It isn't just about positioning you feet on the pedals, though that is important. They allow you, with a little practice, to use your legs to spin the crank...
06-20-22, 07:17 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

I fell off my bike a time or two. Would have been...

I fell off my bike a time or two. Would have been nice to have SS to back me up that one time.
06-19-22, 11:29 AM
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Views: 194,710
Posted By igorgroks

Crashed the start of RAAM.

Saw about half dozen teams depart then hit the trail. Got dropped hard by the three teams that came from behind me. Got a pull off one of them for about a mile....
06-19-22, 08:10 AM
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Views: 711,115
Posted By igorgroks

Was in Tucson last year. Those AZ Roadrunners...

Was in Tucson last year. Those AZ Roadrunners don't fear people at all.
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06-17-22, 07:14 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Hey! I was there too. ...

Hey! I was there too.
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06-17-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By igorgroks

When I have too I do the helmet through the...

When I have too I do the helmet through the spokes. I often ride a fixed gear and am tempted to see someone try to ride off on the thing not knowing how, and falling on their ass. Just my luck I...
06-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By igorgroks

I often refill bottles at public park fountains....

I often refill bottles at public park fountains. I don't often carry a lock so don't like going in stores if I don't absolutely have too.
06-17-22, 07:32 AM
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Views: 194,710
Posted By igorgroks

I commuted past those hangars for years. Got off...

I commuted past those hangars for years. Got off the Metrolink Bike Car at Tustin and rode five miles to were Alton ended at the 55. The ride back was sometimes longer. If I left exactly when I got...
06-15-22, 06:02 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Away from the forums as I passed 65. Now almost...

Away from the forums as I passed 65. Now almost 67. Can still do twenty for a mile, so it's still good.
06-15-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,984
Posted By igorgroks

Considering doing one tomorrow. Small group of...

Considering doing one tomorrow. Small group of newbs will be going slow. I may not be the only SS, but am pretty sure I would be to only fixed. I wouldn't do it with a bunch of fast roadies, but...
06-15-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,084
Posted By igorgroks

Crashed my road bike and now have just a fixed...

Crashed my road bike and now have just a fixed that I ride on flattish river trails and adjacent neighborhoods. I try to stay off the brake, so avoid hills. It's fun. Training up now for a solo...
06-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By igorgroks

I ride with a hydrapak. Being older fishing for a...

I ride with a hydrapak. Being older fishing for a frame mounted bottle is getting iffy. I don't use additives. You may need them. I don't.
06-15-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By igorgroks

I'd take the coaster to Solana Beach and walk. It...

I'd take the coaster to Solana Beach and walk. It may be safe, but I wouldn't chance it.
06-15-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 395,051
Posted By igorgroks

April 2021 I was descending a hill I had ridden...

April 2021 I was descending a hill I had ridden hundreds of times. Got cocky and thought I could take the right angle curve where it Tee'd at the bottom of the hill at speed, (38mph per Strava) Last...
06-15-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 40,289
Posted By igorgroks

Igor because I am a Stravinsky fan. Groks because...

Igor because I am a Stravinsky fan. Groks because it is something I strive to do.
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