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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Last night's "Happy Hour" ride in warm temps paid...

Last night's "Happy Hour" ride in warm temps paid off with the clearest views we've had in So Cal in a while. The buildings of downtown LA can be seen in the distance, and the twin peaks of Santa...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Our GSD is pretty lean, but softer than a...

Our GSD is pretty lean, but softer than a Greyhound, for sure. Her presence on the bed at night is directly related to the room temperature. On warmer nights, she prefers the carpeted floor of our...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Your bed must be enormous. My bed is barely big...

Your bed must be enormous. My bed is barely big enough for me, my wife, and a German Shepherd.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

This ^^^. The longer wheelbase adds stability,...

This ^^^. The longer wheelbase adds stability, and having your COG a little further behind the front wheel is beneficial going downhill.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Something was in the air about Baldy. I know...

Something was in the air about Baldy. I know multiple people, in different groups, who rode to BV or the ski lifts yesterday. This is unusual among the bike folks I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Iím not a smart man, but I know not to ask about...

Iím not a smart man, but I know not to ask about another manís kilt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

If thatís what spins your helmet, go for it. I...

If thatís what spins your helmet, go for it. I know a guy who rides in a kilt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Iíve never wished for less room (wanted a bigger...

Iíve never wished for less room (wanted a bigger frame). Iíve always appreciated more room to move around (smaller frame).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Gravel bikes tend to have a taller stack and...

Gravel bikes tend to have a taller stack and longer TT than the same size-labeled road bike. The Checkpoint may likely have a lower BB, which is part of the equation.

My road bike uses a 120mm -8...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Itís not normal, in my own experience and...

Itís not normal, in my own experience and observations of what other people are riding compared with their other bikes. If it feels too big, itís too big.

FWIW, TT dimension is the most critical...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

When things get technical, Iíve never wished I...

When things get technical, Iíve never wished I had less room to move around on/over the bike. My guess is that you will be happier one size smaller.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Iíve found that the larger circumference of...

Iíve found that the larger circumference of gravel tires makes a bike feel a little bit bigger compared with a road bike, and if youíre on a borderline between sizes, I would pick the smaller one and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Pre-ride morning vibesÖ ...

Pre-ride morning vibesÖ
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Pre-ride inspectionÖ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Sweet! Let the Spirit of Gravel enlighten you. ...

Sweet! Let the Spirit of Gravel enlighten you. After all, lighter means faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Murder. Mass murder.

Murder. Mass murder.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

My 'hood has Coopers Hawks and owls, among the...

My 'hood has Coopers Hawks and owls, among the dozen (or so) other avian species. I agree that the owls are calming. The parrots, not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I'm very new to watching Sail GP racing, and...

I'm very new to watching Sail GP racing, and really enjoying what I've watched so far (Day 1 @ St. Tropez). This, however, seems a tiny bit problematic......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Take carful measurements so you know for sure. I...

Take carful measurements so you know for sure. I hope that is never fails, but if it does, I hope you have a soft landing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Red Delis are okay, but - as Trsnrtr said - Honey...

Red Delis are okay, but - as Trsnrtr said - Honey Crisp are where it's at. That said, I haven't tried Cosmic Crisp. I have been known to enjoy a Granny Smith from time to time, especially when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

"Junior"?? Wow. That lack of creativity goes...

"Junior"?? Wow. That lack of creativity goes multiple generations.

I knew a guy named Jimmy James, many years ago. I thought being names James James was bad enough. Ellis Ellis Jr. wins.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Keeping it rubber-side down on a road bike seems...

Keeping it rubber-side down on a road bike seems to have been an issue for bam. A MTB might not be a better choice. Sure, speeds are less in the dirt, but so is traction. To be fair, however,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Thanks! I love this bike. 21.5lbs of hardtail...

Thanks! I love this bike. 21.5lbs of hardtail goodness.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

This ^^^. Possibly both.

This ^^^. Possibly both.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I did my short "Happy Hour" MTB ride up to Brown...

I did my short "Happy Hour" MTB ride up to Brown Saddle yesterday, It was at least 20degF cooler than last Tuesday. The grey was very welcome....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Interesting. Why? The car was stopped when I...

Interesting. Why? The car was stopped when I passed it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. How I handle intersections varies...

Agreed.

How I handle intersections varies quite a bit depending on the situation. This was a T-intersection with no road to make a right turn onto, and only 1 lane in my direction. In normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

IMO, 7900 is worse.

IMO, 7900 is worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I didn't notice if car #2 came to a complete...

I didn't notice if car #2 came to a complete stop, only that the timing of their movement through the intersection was useful for me. I guess I'm selfish like that.

I've had people do dumb stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

So this was fun (not)... Rolling along on a...

So this was fun (not)...

Rolling along on a slightly-twisty 2-lane road, approaching a stop sign with 2 cars going my direction, I went past car #1 on the right side, and proceeded though the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

What did you do to get banished from the garage?

What did you do to get banished from the garage?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I've watched both seasons. I agree that some of...

I've watched both seasons. I agree that some of the scenes were stress/anxiety-inducing. I thought it was excellent - realistic, gritty, well-acted, good story. I hope there's more to come.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Good luck. My experience has been mixed with...

Good luck. My experience has been mixed with UPS, but they tend to be more consistent than Fed Ex or USPS.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I learned recently that one of the largest truck...

I learned recently that one of the largest truck shipping companies in the country - YRC (a conglomeration of Yellow Freight and Roadway) - has shut its doors. Pretty much everything that I buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I hope they aren't being shipped Fed Ex. My...

I hope they aren't being shipped Fed Ex. My current list of frustrations with Fed Ex domestic shipping would take longer to type than I have the time or patience for. Meanwhile, an order that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I learned today that big john is a fan of Pink. ...

I learned today that big john is a fan of Pink. More so than I would have guessed. NTTAWWT.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Not from where I'm standing.

Not from where I'm standing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I've been trying to get a Tuesday evening "Happy...

I've been trying to get a Tuesday evening "Happy Hour" (1 hour-ish long ride) MTB group ride started, but coming up pretty empty. Last week, I had a family health issue that got in the way. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

H a w t !!!

H a w t !!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I don't remember today's word. 3/5.

I don't remember today's word. 3/5.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Lorgun is your friend...unless you need it today.

Lorgun is your friend...unless you need it today.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Likewise.

Likewise.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

I don't know if there is any difference between...

I don't know if there is any difference between current P-Zeros and the ones I tried a little while back (2 years ago, maybe), but I was not impressed with the ride quality compared with GP5000TL...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Our friend, Will Z, and I spent a while chatting...

Our friend, Will Z, and I spent a while chatting with Zap before the Belgian Waffle Ride in April. Apparently, Zap and Will know each other a bit. Zap was only there to report, not ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

What does it say on the other side?

What does it say on the other side?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Hmmm...Of the 5 people I know that drive a...

Hmmm...Of the 5 people I know that drive a current Tesla, zero of them are in that demo. One used to be, but it was the original Tesla Roadster. He drives a current model now, but is in an older...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

That's sweet!! I have thoughts about making one...

That's sweet!! I have thoughts about making one of my old race bikes into a hot hybrid like that, but the reality is that there's nowhere I would ride it at this point. Maybe in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Hi, Barbie!

Hi, Barbie!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

If they're that thick, then yeah. Snacks might...

If they're that thick, then yeah. Snacks might be an issue. Pre-tear/cut and use your teeth to finish the job, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 163,230
Posted By Eric F

Padding is in the palms. Snack opening happens...

Padding is in the palms. Snack opening happens with the fingertips. Conclusion: No.
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