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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 596
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Anyone shift from cycling to running?

I know that is pretty much the opposite: people switching to cycling as a low-impact sport.

Got tired of riding solo for too many years. Too many hours in the saddle, sometimes in great scenery,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Elevation gain without total distance is not a...

Elevation gain without total distance is not a complete metric.

I maintained my average of over 100ft gained per mile. All road cycling, no gravel/mountain bike. Overall stats lower this year...
10-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Point Dume is one of my preferred spots as well....

Point Dume is one of my preferred spots as well. Even on a hot summer weekend day, I have no issues finding parking if getting there before 9am. I like the spot because the bathroom has a changing...
04-03-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil Gaimon first broke the everesting record on...

Phil Gaimon first broke the everesting record on Mountain Gate Rd off of Sepulvada: https://www.strava.com/activities/3437284857

He tried to get it back on Trancas Canyon:...
02-15-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I've been living off of Franklin for years now....

I've been living off of Franklin for years now. The lane is not big, the traffic can be bad (but slow), but I have never seen aggressive drivers or a single person honk. Even I avoid Los Feliz Blvd....
02-11-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It should be a hot one tomorrow. I only road...

It should be a hot one tomorrow. I only road bike, so cannot comment on mountain bike trails. They tend to be exposed and hot, but you should be fine for only two hours in the morning.

I also...
01-15-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Yup, LA Tourist Race. It's an insane event, lots...

Yup, LA Tourist Race. It's an insane event, lots of mileage and climbing. Route is not given to participants ahead of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,989
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as...

Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist (same store as mstateglfr pointed out) is not reputable? Perhaps the biggest retailer in the US. Bike Closet is also well known and legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a...

I guess the bigger question is how can I rent a bike for multiple days and convince the girlfriend that she has to vacation without me while I do the West Maui Loop? :foo::winter:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,048
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you...

If you need to draft a stronger rider, then you need to HTFU. Drafting will not help you get stronger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Tycho Brahe

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:

And here I am wearing sunsleeves. :innocent:
08-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By Tycho Brahe

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park...

As with everyone else, I tend to avoid it. I park at Point Dume and hit the PCH north of Malibu. Will very likely do it this weekend to beat the heat.

I prefer the road heading north, from SM to...
05-18-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Tycho Brahe

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only...

That is not quite correct. The vaccine only affects higher 5G frequencies (in the GHz) and not GPS frequencies (lower range in Mhz).
05-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,528
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that...

Also interested. Went to one place years ago that closed.

Was looking at these suggestions https://www.******.com/r/BikeLA/search?q=fitter&restrict_sr=1 (the site is r-e-d-d-i-t)
05-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because...

Not sure how I have avoided it (probably because it is gated), but I finally went up to Mt. Disappointment (near Mt Wilson) on Sunday.

Was expecting a rough paved climb similar to Camp 9 or Mt...
04-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live...

I did that climb this past weekend. When you live in SoCal, you sometimes forget how cold it can get once the sun goes away. I was sweating on the initial ascent, but by the time I got to the top, it...
03-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City...

Cycling is not permitted on any trail in LA City Parks, especially Griffith Park.
03-08-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty...

Was curious, so I looked up my time. I am pretty much dead even with you (just under 48m). :thumb:
03-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

TL;DR...

TL;DR https://www.strava.com/activities/4902848689

Thank you CAT7RDR for the inspiration for trying new routes. I have never been to that part of the world and I am getting tired of all my weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this...

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this thread.
02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Phil Gaimon's Video Guide on Secret Water Stops in Malibu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatK-W0MOso

Favorite comment: I just watched a 16 min video about where water fountains are in California. I live in Wales.

I knew the non-sneaky ones already,...
02-08-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I saw your ride on my Strava FlyBy. Nice ride. ...

I saw your ride on my Strava FlyBy. Nice ride.

Never heard of Kagel Canyon, but I wanted to do a longer ride and not just Camp 9, and I thought it looked nice. Was not expecting that. Wow.
02-02-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Been kinda waiting for a Canyon, but now you make...

Been kinda waiting for a Canyon, but now you make me want a Trek Emonda SL. Trek stores are showing availability, but not dealers. Do not believe it since bikes are so hard to come by.
02-01-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It was a weekend, but a non-hot Saturday. Surfers...

It was a weekend, but a non-hot Saturday. Surfers were out, but far fewer beach tourists. That stretch is far worse on nice days. Amazed we did not run into more double-parked cars. Plus, we did it...
02-01-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Technically, after the "easy" part of Nichols, we...

Technically, after the "easy" part of Nichols, we went on Woodrow Wilson (which runs parallel to Mulholland) and then merged into Mulholland. We skipped the Nichols wall and the bad part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,093
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did some amazing solo rides in parts of South...

I did some amazing solo rides in parts of South Africa where I should probably not have gone. Closed roads, which meant that no one should be there but also that there would be no one there to help....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,183
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Then why is Garmin so popular? ;)

Then why is Garmin so popular? ;)
01-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Once my but gets back into the car, riding is...

Once my but gets back into the car, riding is done. And you did it three times?

Nice PR on Deer Creek. After doing Decker this past weekend after Deer Creek and Corral, I no longer consider it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,423
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Where is the nothing option?

Where is the nothing option?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,086
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Did not know you even had Fondriests in the US. I...

Did not know you even had Fondriests in the US. I used to live one town over from him. I rent bikes from his shop when I am in the area. Last one I rented was an amazing TF2.
12-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Really need a gravel bike :crash:

Really need a gravel bike :crash:
12-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I was wondering why your ride was a tad tame. You...

I was wondering why your ride was a tad tame. You love the Sammos and thought you would really explore.
12-04-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,068
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Golf was the very last thing the city closed down...

Golf was the very last thing the city closed down in the spring and the very first thing they re-opened. Screw Garcetti.
11-23-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,841
Posted By Tycho Brahe

All dirt paths in Griffith Park are closed to...

All dirt paths in Griffith Park are closed to cyclists.
11-17-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tycho Brahe

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my...

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my longer weekend ride to the Malibu area. Tried to go up every road that was not private, hoping to get a glimpse of the view. The best I can figure out...
10-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks everyone. I am a worker drone, so I will...

Thanks everyone. I am a worker drone, so I will attempt it on the weekend, very likely on Saturday.

Did not think to see if the Lodge is open. They have a website, easy as pie! Speaking of pie, I...
10-20-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,161
Posted By Tycho Brahe

My post was missing a smiley face. I hope you got...

My post was missing a smiley face. I hope you got my intent! I did a shortened Argus one year (fires), but was able to do the closed bits later. At least I got to ride on a closed highway on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tycho Brahe

BTW, have I ever shown you my birthmark? It is...

BTW, have I ever shown you my birthmark? It is shaped exactly like Corsica. It is destiny that I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,928
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I lived very close to your starting point, just...

I lived very close to your starting point, just on the other side of the Mendel Pass. That pass is not too difficult in either direction (if you are used to climbing), but a lot more difficult from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,928
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I meant to say Las Flores, not Tuna. Tuna going...

I meant to say Las Flores, not Tuna. Tuna going down is scary! Both brakes all the way.

I actually went up Gibraltar two weeks ago. I was pushing it since I wanted to beat my time, which I did....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,928
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Meh. I did Onyx peak very hungover. Luckily for...

Meh. I did Onyx peak very hungover. Luckily for me, my riding partner that day was also my drinking partner the night before, so he was hurting as well. I really do need to try to summit it a bit...
06-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I have done the ski lifts three times. Once in...

I have done the ski lifts three times. Once in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

First time was with a mid compact (52/36) and an 11/28 cassette
Second time 50/34 and 11/28
Third time 50/34 and 11/30

IT...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,089
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It would be nice if they fixed the Starred...

It would be nice if they fixed the Starred Segment view. Sort by date added, elevation gain, distance, etc....
Create groups around these segments. I have some that I train on, some that I want to...
05-11-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 227,547
Posted By Tycho Brahe

The descent on Bin Pines with the view of...

The descent on Bin Pines with the view of Antelope Valley was really nice. Could not appreciate it during the ascent with the view to our backs. Some nice switchbacks to make it interesting.
04-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,708
Posted By Tycho Brahe

This one:...

This one: https://www.strava.com/activities/2461171894

Was looking at various rides in the area and found this one that does a loop, descending on the 18:...
04-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,708
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Thanks again to everyone that responded almost a...

Thanks again to everyone that responded almost a year ago. In addition to the ride I did last May, I eventually spent a few days in Big Bear last September and rode around the area.

Considering...
04-04-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,653
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Did the 39->East Fork->GMR loop today with some...

Did the 39->East Fork->GMR loop today with some added climbs on the 39 and GRR. 39/East Foirk was completely open with few cyclist. GMR/GRR had more. A few groups of 2-3 cyclists, so people are not...
04-03-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,460
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Is GMR really that bad? With the closed road...

Is GMR really that bad? With the closed road (still?) I was thinking it would be better than the Santa Monica mountains.

I haven't been out to those parts since last fall, but want to start...
03-30-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,473
Posted By Tycho Brahe

It is 3 weeks and you are still crying. Read the...

It is 3 weeks and you are still crying. Read the posts above, no one likes you.

Here are some excerpts from the organizer's personal Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/randolph.ice). Shocker,...
02-28-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,473
Posted By Tycho Brahe

If I went, I would be so far ahead of you that...

If I went, I would be so far ahead of you that you would not see me anyways.
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