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04-19-24, 03:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By diphthong

aite. won't matter but all in for l-b-l. damn the...

aite. won't matter but all in for l-b-l. damn the transfers. full speed ahead.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-24, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By diphthong

sorry, saw this too late to possibly help out. ...

sorry, saw this too late to possibly help out.
ca hwy 74 from the bighorn country club at the extreme southern edge of palm desert is very winding and narrow for the first 5 miles or so. only a few...
04-11-24, 01:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By diphthong

bring on the last wave(s) of transfers! the giro...

bring on the last wave(s) of transfers! the giro can't come quickly enough.
04-10-24, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

40-spot. 80 degrees.

40-spot. 80 degrees.
04-09-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

40-miler in the la habra heights and whittier...

40-miler in the la habra heights and whittier heights areas. late start so got a little toasty and me with (not the best conscious decision) no water bottles.
low traffic. only came across 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 09:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,020
Posted By diphthong

11 flattish miles.

11 flattish miles.
Forum: Touring
04-08-24, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By diphthong

two words-weekday mornings.

two words-weekday mornings.
04-07-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By diphthong

oh tarling…

oh tarling…
04-05-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,568
Posted By diphthong

"the known evil is best." - plautus

"the known evil is best." - plautus
04-02-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

25-spot. upper 70's temps.

25-spot. upper 70's temps.
04-02-24, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

made it out to borrego springs (roughly a two...

made it out to borrego springs (roughly a two hour drive from metro san diego) and enjoyed the upper 70's temps. 8-10 mph winds from the east (salton sea).
was planning on toodling for 40-60 miles...
04-01-24, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By diphthong

a lot of people park at the intersection of...

a lot of people park at the intersection of sierra madre and gmr or north of the stop light (by the equestrian center) on gmr where there is a huge turnout before the lowest gate. some people...
03-27-24, 10:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,568
Posted By diphthong

congrats to mj! and another big-time performance...

congrats to mj! and another big-time performance from abrahamsen…taking over for kristoff?
03-26-24, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

another low-60's day with mixed clouds/sun and...

another low-60's day with mixed clouds/sun and plenty of wind in metro san diego. hadda stop at the ole bike shop to get the front wheel trued. it was banging against the new brake pads even with the...
03-26-24, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

15-spot that included a stop at the ole lbb to...

15-spot that included a stop at the ole lbb to true the front wheel and hit a new burger place. will hit (both) again at some point.
03-25-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,568
Posted By diphthong

will go with philpsen for ddv.

will go with philpsen for ddv.
03-25-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

21-spot. 62 degrees.

21-spot. 62 degrees.
03-25-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

quick, 21-miler past sdsu, around some of lake...

quick, 21-miler past sdsu, around some of lake murray, through mission trails regional park and back. mostly cloudy and in the low 60's with some breezes.
happy to be out and tackled a few climbs...
03-18-24, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

40-spot. 71 degrees.

40-spot. 71 degrees.
03-18-24, 07:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By diphthong

hoping the group makes it back to socal next...

hoping the group makes it back to socal next year. recommended bailout gear a 34x27 for a few, recommended rides in the santa monica mountains, palos verdes peninsula, julian/east county san diego,...
03-18-24, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

40-miler from sdsu area through mission valley...

40-miler from sdsu area through mission valley and around mission bay, through balboa park, up park blvd and down the adams avenue corridor back home.
03-18-24, 01:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By diphthong

oopsiedoodles...

oopsiedoodles...
03-12-24, 11:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,909
Posted By diphthong

it was a great looking jersey on the brian baylis...

it was a great looking jersey on the brian baylis ride sunday. again, a pleasure to meet and ride with y'all.
03-12-24, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

hell, if i was able to make it up to dawson...

hell, if i was able to make it up to dawson summit, y'all could hit crystal lake. 34-27 (easiest gear) most of the way up once past east fork.
...
03-11-24, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

CAT7RDR area ain't no joke. No massive, 2+ mile...

CAT7RDR area ain't no joke. No massive, 2+ mile climbs but oodles of short and steep combined with uphill stretches seemingly, custom-designed, to make you uncomfortable.
people sleep on it because...
03-11-24, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

brian baylis vintage ride around san diego bay....

brian baylis vintage ride around san diego bay. great turnout of 30 or so. beautiful bikes. good people.

https://www.strava.com/activities/10932657826
03-10-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By diphthong

did the baylis ride today. yes, it’s coastal as...

did the baylis ride today. yes, it’s coastal as it goes around san diego bay. great turnout of roughly 30 riders. beautiful day out. did have to bounce out with time constraints once the gang stopped...
03-10-24, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

30-miler being towed by five, infamous visitors....

30-miler being towed by five, infamous visitors. beautiful day in the san diego area.

https://www.strava.com/activities/10925922182
03-10-24, 03:33 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By diphthong

just managed to survive 62.37% of a ride with...

just managed to survive 62.37% of a ride with these maniacs before having to excuse myself under dubious circumstances and a full belly (thank you for lunch, Doc!).
...
03-09-24, 12:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,210
Posted By diphthong

c ya there. 2nd time riding it.

c ya there. 2nd time riding it.
03-05-24, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,947
Posted By diphthong

ayuso...@!@! who foresaw that? things getting...

ayuso...@!@! who foresaw that? things getting steamy and definitely picking up.
02-23-24, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

30-spot up the coast from solana beach to...

30-spot up the coast from solana beach to carlsbad and back. a few decent efforts on the ole ‘85 pinarello trying to keep up/stay ahead of the e-bikes. twas a struggle into a 3/4 headwind heading...
02-23-24, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

30-miler from solana beach north to carlsbad and...

30-miler from solana beach north to carlsbad and back. brisk, 3/4 headwind up to carlsbad that was not a factor heading south. plenty of cyclists out with approx 40-50% being e-bikers. not surprising...
02-13-24, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

45-miler metro san diego-including dtown,...

45-miler metro san diego-including dtown, embarcadero, liberty station, point loma, ocean beach, mission bay and mission valley. nice to be out.
...
02-13-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

finally out and about in 61-62 degree weather in...

finally out and about in 61-62 degree weather in sunny san diego. trying to recommit to riding as all too many life/work things have minimized the
riding time and drained the battery in the last 12...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-24, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 636,975
Posted By diphthong

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1739/9d51a332_faae_4a49_8105_8402f639adaa_1_201_a_3af803c83a6bf5464f029de9ba727fac73a6cbb9.jpeg

heading up az hwy 386-kitt peak.
01-28-24, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By diphthong

not aware of any dedicated bike parking at the...

not aware of any dedicated bike parking at the convention center. yes, there are plenty of places to lock up a bike in plain view. seem to remember there being a bike valet option at comicon in july...
01-28-24, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

stuck in a zone 2 rut the last decade. works when...

stuck in a zone 2 rut the last decade. works when you're doing 400-500 miles (or more) a month. when you're doing less...not so much.
01-28-24, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By diphthong

feds/amtrak will eventually need to route the...

feds/amtrak will eventually need to route the train tracks above/below/alongside the 5 freeway from the peñasquitos lagoon/torrey pines area all the way to the doheny beach area in dana point where...
01-15-24, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,947
Posted By diphthong

2024 fantasy cycling nonsense...tdu!!

hay'all...tour down under is upon us. bike forums code from last year not working. started a new league for 2024, much to the dismay of all thirteen point five peoples...

league name: bike forums...
01-11-24, 12:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,336
Posted By diphthong

almost time for "the gauntlet." should probably...

almost time for "the gauntlet." should probably have all my bloodwork done before the end of february and make any last-minute changes to the will/estate/trust. looks to be a dynamite year ahead.
...
01-11-24, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

nomskis!

nomskis!
Forum: Introductions
01-11-24, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By diphthong

howdy!

howdy!
Forum: Introductions
01-11-24, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By diphthong

howdy!

howdy!
01-05-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

have ridden the pretty flattish century in the...

have ridden the pretty flattish century in the past. support was good on my one visit. haven’t heard any griping about the event other than goatheads one year and too windy at the start another year.
01-04-24, 01:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,155
Posted By diphthong

simple matter to hook up the 90% bike paths ride...

simple matter to hook up the 90% bike paths ride mixing in the la river trail to the long beach trail. a quick roll through southern long beach and seal beach (and a roll along the sgrt as far as you...
01-04-24, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

21-spot in palm springs from 7am-9am on january...

21-spot in palm springs from 7am-9am on january 1st. not the warmest for this wimp. minimal traffic. turned into my version of a really nice day
once back to the start point/reality. twas in the...
01-02-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,292
Posted By diphthong

a little 20+ mile toodle in palm springs to start...

a little 20+ mile toodle in palm springs to start off the new year. really nice day after 9am…just as i was finishing the ride. a bit chilly for this geezer’s liking at the 7am start but if there was...
12-30-23, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,739
Posted By diphthong

happy new year, everyone! may your 2024 be longer...

happy new year, everyone! may your 2024 be longer and stronger than 2023!
12-27-23, 02:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,336
Posted By diphthong

heard. my halcyon daze of waking up at 3:30am (on...

heard. my halcyon daze of waking up at 3:30am (on the west coast) to watch big mountain stages of the grand tours and the occasional classic are over. def follow the live text of procycling.com and...
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