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09-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Biker395

We used to make a run to his shop every 6 months...

We used to make a run to his shop every 6 months or so. Great spot, especially if youíre into wool.
09-23-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Biker395

Give them a try. Personally, Iím not...

Give them a try.

Personally, Iím not generally fond of them, as I have a longish torso, and the tension in the straps cramps the boys. Theyíre also a hassle at bathroom stops. But they do tend...
09-21-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,808
Posted By Biker395

Update: I just received this tonight. My...

Update: I just received this tonight. My bike tour was back at the end of July.

Good to know all that technology is really helping getting information out to people on a timely basis. :p
...
09-21-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By Biker395

Best pie I ever had was on the way to Bryce...

Best pie I ever had was on the way to Bryce Canyon. I swiped this photo off of the internet, but it is legit. This is what their banana blueberry pie looks like. OMG.
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09-21-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,808
Posted By Biker395

That's not what I have been observing as of late....

That's not what I have been observing as of late. Pretty much everyone is that is wearing a mask (a very small minority) is wearing a surgical mas or an N95/KN95 mask.

I pretty much wore KN95s...
09-17-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 717,865
Posted By Biker395

This is Petra ... ancient city in Jordan. ...

This is Petra ... ancient city in Jordan. Amazing place!
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09-14-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,808
Posted By Biker395

Iíve been traveling a lot as of late Ö Iím abroad...

Iíve been traveling a lot as of late Ö Iím abroad as I write this.

I can say this. Perhaps 1/500 - 1/2000 people I see are wearing masks, and no one is checking temperatures or vax cards. That...
08-30-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,422
Posted By Biker395

Oy, these comments are interesting. I had a...

Oy, these comments are interesting. I had a cardiac workup lately, because of some funny metrics (EKG, blood pressure, etc.) I went through all this about 10 years ago and the cardiologists...
08-30-22, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Abalone Cove. ...

Abalone Cove.

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08-26-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,339
Posted By Biker395

Back when I bought my Scott in 2006, I told the...

Back when I bought my Scott in 2006, I told the salesperson I wanted a triple, so it would need to be modified (it came in a compact double).

He spent the next half an hour trying to convince me I...
08-25-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,629
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Posted By Biker395

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots. ...

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots.

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08-25-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Biker395

I've done 50 DCs, but I started in my 40s. ...

I've done 50 DCs, but I started in my 40s.

DCs are a matter of starting early and pacing yourself. Have fun!
08-23-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,808
Posted By Biker395

Please provide evidence for the claim that one...

Please provide evidence for the claim that one cannot recover from a COVID infection.
08-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Biker395

I live within a mile of the ocean, and I can tell...

I live within a mile of the ocean, and I can tell ya that riding any bike near the beach will result in significant corrosion. That old chromoly bike is probably perfect. Rinse it off with fresh...
08-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 717,865
Posted By Biker395

Love that! I think the old Alta Alpina...

Love that! I think the old Alta Alpina Challenge went up to the Blue Lakes.

Hanging at the Wayfarer's Chapel ... architect was Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
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08-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,808
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: 53
Views: 1,808
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: 53
Views: 1,808
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: 4,629
Views: 717,865
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: 166
Views: 22,689
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: 321
Views: 15,264
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: 4,629
Views: 717,865
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: 321
Views: 15,264
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: 4,629
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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
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Posted By Biker395

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Riding across America
07-27-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,090
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
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Posted By Biker395

My first rails to trails. ...

My first rails to trails.
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07-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,264
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
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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: 4,629
Views: 717,865
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: 4,629
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Posted By Biker395

A little more Quebec suckage ... ...

A little more Quebec suckage ...
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07-19-22, 11:32 AM
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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: 4,629
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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: 825
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: 1,053
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: 1,053
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: 4,629
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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.
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06-20-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 717,865
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: 643
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: 580
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: 580
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: 580
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.
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06-15-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
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: 4,629
Views: 717,865
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: 73
Views: 3,019
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: 1,769
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: 3,813
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
Replies: 4,629
Views: 717,865
Posted By Biker395

That looks great! Gawd, I love touring.

That looks great! Gawd, I love touring.
06-07-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 717,865
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: 4,629
Views: 717,865
Posted By Biker395

Riding the Eastern Sierra Double ...

Riding the Eastern Sierra Double


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