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09-26-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 867
Posted By CAT7RDR

No pics of the cookies? Were these packaged...

No pics of the cookies?
Were these packaged cookies or gourmet cookies the size of pancakes?
Details man, details...
09-23-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

Putting around the Hacienda Hills. Four climbs...

Putting around the Hacienda Hills. Four climbs adding to 3.2K in 25 miles.
Finished at 88F in the shade. Heat is on for the weekend.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41021947
...
09-22-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,526
Posted By CAT7RDR

Learned the hard way in the mid 1980's how fast...

Learned the hard way in the mid 1980's how fast thunderstorms can funnel into the Eastern Sierra passes.

We were fishing Rush Creek along the June Lake Loop when my brother had fallen into the...
09-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,123
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only other thing I can add upon personal...

The only other thing I can add upon personal reflection to the OP is stay hydrated and fueled as you progress in your hill climbing prowess.

At the base of a 2 mile 4-8% climb I ride frequently, I...
09-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,884
Posted By CAT7RDR

Some things you do not forget. I made eye contact...

Some things you do not forget. I made eye contact with this guy in his mid 1960's Chevy. This was long before cell phones. What choices do you have?
By the way, intentional homicides by a driver are...
09-19-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,123
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hike in the hills. Climb stairs. Jump rope. ...

Hike in the hills. Climb stairs. Jump rope.

On the bike? Embrace the challenge and understand the more time you devote to something the better you become at it.
Think in terms of years and not...
09-19-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By CAT7RDR

I can personally attest to the New Yorker article...

I can personally attest to the New Yorker article about how fast thunderstorms along the San Gabriel Mtns can wreak havoc.
I worked for a hardware supplier near Irwindale in the 1980's - early...
09-18-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,884
Posted By CAT7RDR

3-4% of the general population has Antisocial...

3-4% of the general population has Antisocial Personality Disorder.
No small wonder you had this experience.
It is very sadistic to swerve into or drive straight at a cyclist.

I stayed off bikes...
09-17-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

203mm with Deore dual pistons. Stops on a...

203mm with Deore dual pistons.
Stops on a dime. Too many close calls with coyotes and deer.
09-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are...

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are being repaved so I had to get out of the Puente Hills and ride up to the Santa Fe Dam and the end of the SGRT.
Great day for a ride on the SGRT. Only...
09-16-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By CAT7RDR

A troll detector and avoidance system.

A troll detector and avoidance system.
09-16-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By CAT7RDR

Besides the increased traffic, my concern is SCR...

Besides the increased traffic, my concern is SCR will have added lanes and the wide bike lanes will be cut in half or worse.
All in the name of progress. :notamused:
09-14-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By CAT7RDR

Glad you can come on here and share. It's...

Glad you can come on here and share.
It's getting to the point that any minor mishaps I can keep secret I do just so I do not have to hear how dangerous cycling is.
09-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,162
Posted By CAT7RDR

Your ride(s), your rules. Only you can prevent...

Your ride(s), your rules.
Only you can prevent needless thread fires....
09-14-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,571
Posted By CAT7RDR

I use moleskin tape to replace worn-out pads and...

I use moleskin tape to replace worn-out pads and also to make the helmet fit better to my noggin.
09-13-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By CAT7RDR

Ride at your own risk if dogs are near. I know...

Ride at your own risk if dogs are near.
I know my Terrier is a chaser.
He is always leashed on walks. no exceptions.
09-12-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,655
Posted By CAT7RDR

I treat e-bikes like motorcycles. I prefer to...

I treat e-bikes like motorcycles. I prefer to ride routes where I have little contact with either.
IMHO, they are noisy little beasts and I find both equally annoying. Only once have I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,263
Posted By CAT7RDR

To the OP: if you are afraid of crashing with SPD...

To the OP: if you are afraid of crashing with SPD pedals because you cannot clip out, you might want to consider the Shimano PD-ED500 SPD.
The tension required to clip out is minimal but they are...
09-11-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By CAT7RDR

After every ride. Is that so wrong? What am I...

After every ride.
Is that so wrong?
What am I missing?
Gloves smell pretty funky on a humid day during the ride.
Guess I have some pretty strong olfactory sense.
09-08-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,299
Posted By CAT7RDR

The 2022 Tour de France was 2068 miles in 23...

The 2022 Tour de France was 2068 miles in 23 days.
Maybe the OP is a Tour Pro wanting to get into bikepacking and wants the collective wisdom of BF?
09-07-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

The good thing is I do not have to cave-in to...

The good thing is I do not have to cave-in to apple fritters at 0 dark hundred because La Habra Hgts does not have any commercial zones.
Less traffic and less temptations when I'm already dodging...
09-06-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

Quick pre-dawn 0530 start from home on familiar...

Quick pre-dawn 0530 start from home on familiar roads in the La Habra Hgts-Whittier Hills area. First 8 miles I was averaging a coyote per mile until sunrise. 108F yesterday so early starts will be...
09-06-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,031
Posted By CAT7RDR

Error on the side of proper hydration. I have...

Error on the side of proper hydration.
I have had two episodes of heat exhaustion. One required an ER visit when I collapsed after three hours of outdoor basketball in the summer heat. Required a...
09-05-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,072
Posted By CAT7RDR

At least the OP does not have to wear a helmet if...

At least the OP does not have to wear a helmet if he rides his bike with a cracked headtube "hard." :rolleyes:
09-04-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,109
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most frustrating? Extreme heat and not being...

Most frustrating?
Extreme heat and not being able to ride longer routes.
09-03-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,072
Posted By CAT7RDR

Let's see, o-rings and foam tiles can take down...

Let's see, o-rings and foam tiles can take down spacecraft.
Do you have good dental benefits?
09-02-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By CAT7RDR

Overuse tendonitis injury.

Overuse tendonitis injury.
09-02-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

Only 25 miles and 2.4 K of climb along the La...

Only 25 miles and 2.4 K of climb along the La Habra Hgts-Whittier Hills corridor of East-West Rds and Turnbull Cyn. Already 90F at 1000 on my shaded patio.
Looking at about 104F today. Sumthin iz...
08-31-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 826
Posted By CAT7RDR

1972 Schwinn Pea Picker 1976 Schwinn varsity ...

1972 Schwinn Pea Picker
1976 Schwinn varsity
1986 Schwinn Le Tour
1987 Schwinn Le Tour
1999 Schwinn Peloton
2014 Trek Marlin 6
2016 Kestrel RT-1000
08-31-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,658
Posted By CAT7RDR

Mods: This thread needs to be transferred to the...

Mods: This thread needs to be transferred to the erotica sub-forum.
08-31-22, 03:14 PM
08-30-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,065
Posted By CAT7RDR

The close passes even when not blocking vehicle...

The close passes even when not blocking vehicle traffic is just plain bullying.
What's the point if you are a driver? I have the power to maim or kill you?
Incivility? No, sociopathy is more...
08-30-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,380
Posted By CAT7RDR

The problem I've had with Amazon jerseys is they...

The problem I've had with Amazon jerseys is they are just too long in the torso.
Once I put some snacks or whatnots in my back pockets, the jersey is hanging too low often below the saddle.
I like...
08-29-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 943
Posted By CAT7RDR

Best time is pre-dawn on a Sunday morning. ...

Best time is pre-dawn on a Sunday morning.
Everything else is second best.
08-28-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

More hill intervals in the Whittier Hills. Good...

More hill intervals in the Whittier Hills. Good sweaty workout with a cloudy start and ending in full sunshine.
41 miles and 5.2K of climb.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40751400...
08-27-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By CAT7RDR

SUVS and trucks may break my bones but horns will...

SUVS and trucks may break my bones but horns will never hurt me.

Whereabouts?
08-27-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,380
Posted By CAT7RDR

I cannot fathom dropping $100+ for a gran fondo...

I cannot fathom dropping $100+ for a gran fondo when i can ride the same route without the crowds for free.
08-27-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,480
Posted By CAT7RDR

Goal #1: Keep the rubber side down. Goal #2:...

Goal #1: Keep the rubber side down.
Goal #2: Improve my fitness to the point that climbs I once avoided are now routine.
Goal #3: Have as many "peak moments" as possible.
08-23-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,448
Posted By CAT7RDR

40+ years ago a HS football teammate of mine...

40+ years ago a HS football teammate of mine observed a man walk into his neighbor's garage and steal (ride off) with his neighbor's bike.
My friend sprinted after him and tackled the thief onto the...
08-22-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only time I was hit. actually side swiped,...

The only time I was hit. actually side swiped, was on Brea Canyon Rd on the no shoulder portion near the creek.
Stayed upright and only had a bruise on my hip.
I will only ride it early on Sundays...
08-21-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,159
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you really do not want to be dealing with tube...

If you really do not want to be dealing with tube changes or patches, get a good set of touring tires with extra flat protection.
I find the Marathon Green Guards a bargain and I like the way they...
08-18-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 206,977
Posted By CAT7RDR

Left the house at 0730, back before 1100 and it...

Left the house at 0730, back before 1100 and it was 90F on the shaded patio.
35 miles and 3.7K of climb in the Whittier Hills along the East-West Rd corridors and Turnbull Cyn....
08-16-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By CAT7RDR

Sounds like a project for the Six Sigma experts...

Sounds like a project for the Six Sigma experts to develop a DMAIC for road, touring, gravel and MTB maintenance schedules.
08-15-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hard to be everything for everybody. You will...

Hard to be everything for everybody.
You will have to do a needs assessment of what is needed/wanted in your area.
Getting out and casually chatting it up at local cafes or rest stops that cyclists...
08-12-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,600
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have similar goals and equipment as you do. ...

I have similar goals and equipment as you do.
My now primary bike is a 2014 Trek Marlin 6 that is now set up with a mostly Deore group set, a Salsa Cromoto steel fork, ES500 SPD pedals, Ergon bar...
08-10-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,751
Posted By CAT7RDR

I feel cheated. 52/42 and only a 12-21 6 speed on...

I feel cheated. 52/42 and only a 12-21 6 speed on my Schwinn Le Tour.
08-10-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,651
Posted By CAT7RDR

You are keeping it from the scrap heap which I...

You are keeping it from the scrap heap which I commend.
I had a 1995 Whirlpool Refrigerator that was still working great in 2020 without ever being serviced or repaired before I gave it to a friend...
08-09-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,751
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have a one mile climb just outside my living...

I have a one mile climb just outside my living space that maxes out at 22% but if I want to get in the dirt it rises to about 30% to a fire lookout for North Orange County, CA.
Never been on the...
08-08-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By CAT7RDR

That was me in 1987 wearing my New Balance High...

That was me in 1987 wearing my New Balance High Tops with my eggbeater Schwinn pedals on a 52/42 crankset with a 11-21 six speed thinking I was hawt $#!t. :D
No wonder I quit cycling for 25 years....
08-07-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,370
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only animal to almost take me out was a...

The only animal to almost take me out was a Pigeon under a freeway bridge on a MUP.
It was a glancing blow. Just glad it wasn't a goose. They take down airliners. :bike2:
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