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06-28-22, 10:02 AM
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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: 4,476
Views: 702,723
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: 426
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
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: 235
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: 235
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
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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!

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06-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By Biker395

Congrats on a great thread title. lol

Congrats on a great thread title. lol
06-08-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,081
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...
06-07-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 702,723
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
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Posted By Biker395

Riding the Eastern Sierra Double ...

Riding the Eastern Sierra Double


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06-03-22, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Seems appropriate ... ...

Seems appropriate ...

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06-01-22, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Eastern Sierra Double this weekend. It rolls...

Eastern Sierra Double this weekend. It rolls right through here ... the June Lake Loop. If you look closely you can see the road angling up on the left side of Silver Lake out there ...
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05-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,710
Posted By Biker395

No worries, man. I know how printed media...

No worries, man. I know how printed media doesn't always make it plain that something is a genuine question. I found the info quite interesting, frankly. I'm going to look more into it. :thumb:
05-23-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Biker395

Davis Double Ride Report

Davis Double Ride Report

Iíve done quite a few doubles in California, but for some reason, never did the most popular of them all. The Davis Double. I had heard the route and support were great...
05-19-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,710
Posted By Biker395

Honestly, I am skeptical of any claims like this...

Honestly, I am skeptical of any claims like this without double blind clinical trials to back it up (anecdotes are nice, but not evidence, IMHO).

Have you got links to those studies?
05-17-22, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the...

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the highlights of the Eastern Sierra Double. ...
05-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By Biker395

This seems appropriate. ...

This seems appropriate.

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05-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Biker395

Thanks, everyone! Next weekend is my...

Thanks, everyone!



Next weekend is my first double century in quite a while. It's one of the "easier" ones ... only about 8000 feet of climbing. Ordinarily, not big deal, but we'll see. I...
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
05-10-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Biker395

Nice. There is a blind corner near my Mom's old...

Nice. There is a blind corner near my Mom's old house that found me t-boning my brother on his bike, doing a superman for about 10 feet, then snapping my left forearm. The look on my Mom's face...
05-10-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

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Black Divide
05-06-22, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Biker395

RAT Beach this morning. ...

RAT Beach this morning.

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05-04-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,338
Posted By Biker395

Thanks for the comments. I feel better knowing...

Thanks for the comments. I feel better knowing that others similarly inclined have HRs in the same range.



This is pretty much it. I had someone caution me about exceeding a percentage of my...
05-03-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Biker395

I wish I had seen this earlier. I had acute...

I wish I had seen this earlier. I had acute prostatitis a little over 2 years ago that developed into chronic bacterial prostatitis. MOST forms of prostatitis are thought to be non-bacterial and...
05-03-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,338
Posted By Biker395

Heart Rate and Training Zones for Old Farts

Do any of you have a HR monitor? What is your HR and how does it vary on a typical ride?

I recently received an Apple Watch from my kids ... the primary reason was for the "I've fallen and I...
05-02-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

Riding the twisties on a beautiful spring day. ...

Riding the twisties on a beautiful spring day.

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04-29-22, 05:52 PM
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Views: 1,679
Posted By Biker395

Thanks guys! The funny thing is that I...

Thanks guys!

The funny thing is that I know so many people who do DCs (it is a confederacy of some really great people), I really consider all of it pretty normal. I've met people doing their...
04-27-22, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Spent a few days in Kauai recently. I have to...

Spent a few days in Kauai recently. I have to get back in touch with my aquatic side ...

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04-19-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. A friend of mine hit a pothole a...

Yikes.

A friend of mine hit a pothole a little over a week ago. It was in a shadow under a freeway overpass, and she didn't see it.

She broke a lot of bones, and got herself a very serious...
04-15-22, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Biker395

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Sierra Sunset
04-14-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,509
Posted By Biker395

Afraid to overtighten the cleat bolts, I...

Afraid to overtighten the cleat bolts, I tightened them as I thought appropriate and went for a ride.

I encountered a stop sign at the top of short steep hill, and tried to clip out. Not a...
04-14-22, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Biker395

lol ... Yea, I took it. Thanks! My SO...

lol ... Yea, I took it. Thanks!

My SO contracted COVID a couple of weeks ago, and I skedaddled to the vacation home to avoid catching it myself. I took that one (believe it or not, with my...
04-07-22, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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Convict Lake
03-29-22, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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03-15-22, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Biker395

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03-11-22, 07:42 AM
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Views: 9,612
Posted By Biker395

Good advice. People are all different, and...

Good advice.

People are all different, and different things motivate them. Try to find where your motivation and your fun intersect, and do it.

This isn't advice regarding how to get as...
03-09-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 824,923
Posted By Biker395

I just built this out. My old Scott CR1 served...

I just built this out. My old Scott CR1 served me VERY well, but with a suspected crack in the frame, it was time to say bye-bye.

So I found a used frame in excellent condition, and pretty much...
03-07-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

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Smuggler's Cove
02-23-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,936
Posted By Biker395

Wow. I wonder how I fit into this. I've had...

Wow. I wonder how I fit into this. I've had three serious crashes, and none of them involved a motorist. The first was when I missed a transition from a paved path to sand (night time, with...
02-11-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,082
Posted By Biker395

Those guys were a hoot!

Those guys were a hoot!
02-10-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,082
Posted By Biker395

They were really awesome. NPRs most popular show...

They were really awesome. NPRs most popular show and for good reason.

This was from one of their great episodes:

https://www.cartalk.com/radio/letter/andy-letter

You can get a new (old)...
02-06-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

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02-04-22, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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02-01-22, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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01-18-22, 03:53 PM
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Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

We've had some pretty outrageous sunrises and...

We've had some pretty outrageous sunrises and sunsets as of late.

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01-12-22, 05:00 PM
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Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

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12-15-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,225
Posted By Biker395

I alternate sitting an standing. Standing is a...

I alternate sitting an standing. Standing is a good way to rest the lungs and the back, and if done properly, is not all that stressful.

The key is to find a gear that allows you to go a...
12-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,670
Posted By Biker395

I say if you want to ride your age, then by all...

I say if you want to ride your age, then by all means do it. Until recently, I used to ride insanely long distances and thought nothing of it. Riding "my age" was no challenge because I rode 2/3...
10-22-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 702,723
Posted By Biker395

Yep ... a decent cellphone. I need to pull down...

Yep ... a decent cellphone. I need to pull down the original and clean it up a bit. We get some awesome sunsets this time of year.
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