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06-20-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to...

40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to Woodside, up King's Mountain Road and then up Skyline to Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. I di the Whittemore Gulch Trail down which is some of...
06-19-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,518
Posted By KJ43

4iiii Precision Pro dual sided power meter for...

4iiii Precision Pro dual sided power meter for the GRX crankset on my Stigmata. It was a factory install where I shipped them the crankset, they do the install and then send it back. The process was...
06-18-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

66 miles, 1,585 feet of elevation. Long gravel...

66 miles, 1,585 feet of elevation. Long gravel loop around the bay over mixed surfaces. Almost constant headwinds over on the east side of the Bay....just for a bit more character building.

Gravel...
06-18-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By KJ43

Same. I clean my new chains pretty soon since the...

Same. I clean my new chains pretty soon since the factory lube gets dirty fast. I use Green Oil which lasts a long time and doesn't attract a lot of dirt.
06-15-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By KJ43

It's not totally clear I guess what the numbers I...

It's not totally clear I guess what the numbers I posted meant, but the number in the () is how much higher the XC200's are over the XT or XTR pedals..at least as far as I could find the correct...
06-10-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By KJ43

Garmin Rally XC200 thoughts

I have had these pedals now for a few months and have the following observations comparing them to Shimano's SPD pedals.

They seem to be constructed well. They are solid and robust feeling but...
06-09-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

40 miles, 3,100 feet of climbing. All road today....

40 miles, 3,100 feet of climbing. All road today. Temps were warm...my Garmin reported 90 degree F avg with a max of 100. Definitely enjoyed the ice cold Gatorade from the fridge when I got home.
...
06-07-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

32 miles, 3,000 feet of elevation. Up Old La...

32 miles, 3,000 feet of elevation. Up Old La Honda Road, back down through Windy Hill Preserve and then rode over to Arastradero Preserve and did a loop on each side of the road to get more dirt on...
06-05-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By KJ43

I'm not trying to overstate it and lots is...

I'm not trying to overstate it and lots is probably hyperbole, but I was mountain biking for over 30 years and its has popped up on a few of the bikes I've owned over the years. Tires and cleat...
06-05-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By KJ43

Lots of mountain bikes have had toe overlap as...

Lots of mountain bikes have had toe overlap as well over the years. We can agree to disagree on this one. It's not a design flaw...it's a technique issue.

If you keep having issues I'd work on...
06-04-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

Flat day, but hammered most of the ride. 56...

Flat day, but hammered most of the ride. 56 miles, only 800 feet of elevation. 20 plus miles were gravel, the rest road miles around the South Bay Area.

South Bay Gravel Loop...
06-04-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By KJ43

I ride mountain bike trails with switchbacks all...

I ride mountain bike trails with switchbacks all the time on my gravel bike which has toe overlap. Not an issue with good technique.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By KJ43

I second Bob Ross 's recommendation for...

I second Bob Ross 's recommendation for Specialized S-Works shoes. I have the Recon's for a few years now. It's a shame you have to buy the body geometry insoles separately when you spend that much...
05-31-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By KJ43

Maybe so but there are already takers.

Maybe so but there are already takers.
05-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By KJ43

I do remember living in Palo Alto one year that...

I do remember living in Palo Alto one year that we had snow and it was probably in the 70's. It was super thin and didn't last but yes, I remember that one time when I was a kid in Palo Alto and got...
05-26-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By KJ43

It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA....

It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA. Not an area that sees snowfall.
05-22-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,553
Posted By KJ43

Find the Pyramid of Humanity and place in on your...

Find the Pyramid of Humanity and place in on your wall in a prominent location. Interactions with other humans will be in accordance with their status in within this chart.
05-22-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

64 miles - 25 miles of which was dirt or gravel...

64 miles - 25 miles of which was dirt or gravel around the South Bay Area with a little time at the end at Coyote Hills before coming back over the Dumbarton Bridge. Pretty flat route with only 1,100...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By KJ43

It depends on the shop you go to. The shop I...

It depends on the shop you go to. The shop I bring my bike to for work and service does that for the bikes they sell. Unfortunately they don't have the bikes I have my eye on so I had to get my bikes...
05-21-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,464
Posted By KJ43

I'm confused now. Are people using kayaks boaters...

I'm confused now. Are people using kayaks boaters or are they kayakers?

Also, how much do you frequent the forums of boaters and kayakers to know that they don't ask about the clothing choices of...
05-21-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,082
Posted By KJ43

I have the PRS-22.2 and I also have the PRS-25....

I have the PRS-22.2 and I also have the PRS-25. The PRS-22.2 is great, but I personally use the PRS-25 much more often because it's just easier to clamp the seat post and start working on my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By KJ43

Nice pick and post what you think of them after...

Nice pick and post what you think of them after getting some rides in.

I just set up some clincher 28mm GP5000s with latex tubes on my 28mm wide LightBicycle carbon wheels today and went out for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By KJ43

The newer Shimano groupsets are so good at...

The newer Shimano groupsets are so good at keeping the chain on I haven't even considered needing one for a long time.
05-19-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By KJ43

Exactly. Anyone that does any work with carbon...

Exactly. Anyone that does any work with carbon parts should have carbon paste on hand. At the very least it allows you to use the lowest possible torque setting to clamp your carbon components.
05-18-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By KJ43

This. 10% is not really that steep and...

This.

10% is not really that steep and pretty much any tire with knobs on it will give you the grip you need. It's the technique of keeping your rear tire planted while still keeping enough weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By KJ43

They are, but they have the metal tip that helps...

They are, but they have the metal tip that helps hold them in the tire better than just a bacon strip.

I have been successful with bacon strips getting them to hold long enough on my road bike...
05-17-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

41 miles, 4,000 feet of elevation. Big road climb...

41 miles, 4,000 feet of elevation. Big road climb and some dirt up on top of, and over, Black Mountain. Lot's of people out including a member of the forums that I never met irl out on Stevens Canyon...
05-16-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By KJ43

I have the Prevail II (non vent) and it already...

I have the Prevail II (non vent) and it already has great venting and airflow. Very comfortable to wear also. I highly recommend it as a helmet.
05-16-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KJ43

As long as the winds die down to a reasonable...

As long as the winds die down to a reasonable level I'm good!

Maybe it's just the routes and time of day (afternoons usually) I was riding but there was a stretch there where it seemed like every...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,255
Posted By KJ43

Yup. I like the idea of the Dart, but in practice...

Yup. I like the idea of the Dart, but in practice I haven't found it to really...work. The one time I got a fairly large puncture on my road tire I figured the dart would be perfect. I tried twice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By KJ43

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,561
Posted By KJ43

I use 60ml (2 oz.) in road tires - Specialized...

I use 60ml (2 oz.) in road tires - Specialized Roubaix 2bliss in a 32mm size.
05-08-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,223
Posted By KJ43

I have a few favorite jerseys and kit. Here is...

I have a few favorite jerseys and kit. Here is one of my new favs from Pedal Mafia out on a ride.
...
05-07-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

Yup, there is a bike lane. It's always got a...

Yup, there is a bike lane. It's always got a bunch of debris including nails, screws, car parts, etc. When it's windy it's a grind but there is a concrete barrier between the cars and bike lane.

A...
05-07-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,417
Posted By KJ43

55 miles but only around 990 feet of elevation....

55 miles but only around 990 feet of elevation. Rode counter-clockwise around the South Bay Area from Palo Alto around and back across the Dumbarton Bridge. Super windy but tons of great gravel...
05-06-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,201
Posted By KJ43

Well the OP made his post about 3 years ago and...

Well the OP made his post about 3 years ago and hasn't posted on these forums since June of 2019 so you might need to hunt them down.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By KJ43

I currently have the Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready...

I currently have the Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix-pro-2bliss-ready/p/155483?searchText=00016-2162&color=229786-155483) on my road bike. They call it 30/32 and...
04-24-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By KJ43

Yes. There is one and the good news is it is...

Yes. There is one and the good news is it is worldwide but there are other things that require consideration before making the arrangements.

The acronym for the program is SOS which stands for...
04-23-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,681
Posted By KJ43

I have the Superlogic Link Seatpost...

I have the Superlogic Link Seatpost (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/superlogic-link-seatpost) and it's great. Super light and just a hint of compliance to it. Pricey, but worth it. It has a 15mm...
04-14-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By KJ43

Like I said above, I use the Pathfinder Pros...

Like I said above, I use the Pathfinder Pros tubeless and find them to be very sturdy. I've ridden mine on long rocky trailrides, gone through rock gardens, etc. with no flats. I had them on my bike...
04-10-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By KJ43

They look too far forward. Personally I prefer...

They look too far forward. Personally I prefer the hoods to be level with the bar tops. I'd also rotate your bars further forward.
04-06-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,581
Posted By KJ43

Not sure of the context here - are you really...

Not sure of the context here - are you really here just to troll?

Great riding and while I don't agree that it is ever ok to touch a car unless it is in self defense, it is an older vid of his...
04-06-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By KJ43

I actually find them to be a pretty sturdy tire...

I actually find them to be a pretty sturdy tire and have had zero flats except for one that was my fault where I sliced the sidewall. The Griptron compound they use is great on the dirt or tarmac.
...
04-05-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By KJ43

Considering what a range of riding types and...

Considering what a range of riding types and surfaces gravel biking encompasses, that's not totally true. It depends.
04-05-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,760
Posted By KJ43

Around Woodside and Portola Valley where I'm...

Around Woodside and Portola Valley where I'm riding you see horses fairly often. I've seen them on trails and on the street. If I need to pass anywhere close I always call out a greeting and ask if...
04-05-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,581
Posted By KJ43

I've watched a lot of Safa's videos including his...

I've watched a lot of Safa's videos including his mountain biking and gravel vids. I've never seen him ever bully others or bomb at full speed on singletrack at top speed past hikers. Which of his...
04-05-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,744
Posted By KJ43

It's not dogpiling on you just to bully you. It's...

It's not dogpiling on you just to bully you. It's your unreasonable approach to the situation and the fact you won't take ownership of it. Take the criticism or don't.
04-05-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By KJ43

Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm. Slick center...

Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm. Slick center ridge for road riding and tread on the sides for dirt. I've ridden these on everything from 82 mile road rides to semi-technical singletrack, gravel...
04-03-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,581
Posted By KJ43

My good buddy of 30 years is a biker, is as...

My good buddy of 30 years is a biker, is as hardcore as they come and works in the industry. My uncle is a biker also and I've been hanging around with bikers my whole life and no one uses that term...
04-03-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,581
Posted By KJ43

You do know how dumb it sounds when you call...

You do know how dumb it sounds when you call drivers cagers...right? It's not like people that ride seriously don't also drive.

You are trying WAY too hard.
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